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417 Sturt St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5333 1789
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“prawn pasta” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
417 Sturt St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely little funky place. Friendly staff, good prompt service. Beautiful brekkie-Pea fritter was yummy. Nicely presented usual egg favs etc. Won't disappoint!

Thank jacbski
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been coming to this lovely cafe for many years and have always loved it. The atmosphere, interaction with staff and patrons, the music and the food is fabulous. There should be more like this little gem in Melbourne. The coffee and tea is...More

Thank Deborah M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went searching for a hot chocolate powder that didn't have dairy in it and found L'espresso. Fantastic to find a little cafe which uses bonsoy, has hot chocolate powder suitable for most dietary requirements and also had some vegan treats to snack on. Place was...More

Thank BellaBell6
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Menu reads better than most city restaurants and food exceeds all expectations. Enjoyed a delicious brunch and would go for dinner next time. Such confident assured cooking and I am sure it will be delicious! Fabulous service too. Must visit in Ballarat.

Thank familyfuninsun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love it. Great coffee, great vibe, so good to be surrounded by vinyl records and have high-quality recordings playing while you have a coffee or a meal

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Multiple good coffees, plus two lunches in L'Espresso in a three-quarter-full cafe on a Saturday. The meals were well prepared, tasty and matched the description on menus. We only became aware of the daily specials when we heard a waitress advise nearby customers of the...More

Thank ArkBright
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

L'Espresso was the only place in Ballarat you could get a properly brewed coffee twenty five years ago. It was thus, and still is, a favourite hang out among many locals. It often plays wonderful and unusual contemporary music and has a respected CD collection....More

Thank Lynden N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is amazing! Although we had to wait abit for seats, the place is nice and cozy, waitresses were friendly and professional. The coffee is really nice here. The food is awesome! Scrambled eggs were perfect, sausages were tasty, pasta is great! Would definitely...More

Thank Glenn056
Reviewed 15 August 2017

L'Espresso was recommended by a friend and did not disappoint. If you are looking for great coffee then this is the place for you! I wasn't hungry but, wish I was because the breakfast's looked delicious. Thank You L'Espresso

Thank thegoldcoasters
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were on a road trip across the state from South Australia and were looking for a place that does a late lunch. We noticed the tables and chairs outside and went on in. We both had open foccacias. My husband had...More

Thank mackenziefs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 Sturt St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5333 1789
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