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417 Sturt St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5333 1789
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (14 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 5 days ago via mobile

Went here for breakfast at 7am on business. Called in due to the great reviews, but unfortunately not great for me or my associate. Had to check the place was open as it was dark with basically no lighting. Then sat on a table best...More

Thank Rodney M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hadn't been to L'Espresso for 20 years, which made me feel a bit old, but my grain salad lunch made everything ok. Three generations of family represented at our table and we all had very happy tastebuds and tummies.

Thank Jen K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As avid coffee drinkers, there is nothing worse than a badly made coffee. This has never been the case at L'espresso. Quite frankly, it has been great every, single time (which has been for the last 7 days in a row that we have been...More

Thank thebat2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast this morning was terrific, home made baked beans with poached eggs and thick toast, virgin Mary and great coffee. Highly recommended.

Thank James Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I were going out for breakfast so I got onto Trip Adviser to find somewhere. L'Espresso came out near the top so we went there after reading some of the glowing reports. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed. Our eggs benedict and eggs...More

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an early coffee passing through Ballarat. It was so good we made sure to get there in time to have one on the way home. Almond croissant and pear & ginger cake were the best we have eaten. Good service and ambience as well....More

Thank Robyn O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great coffee, easy place to park your bike, good friendly service! Perfect place to enjoy Ballarat in Autumn

Thank 575kat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So, opted to head up to Ballarat for the day from Melbourne, started early and thought I'd grab a bite once there. Glad I did. Headed up Sturt and noticed L'Espresso, all the locals appeared to be sitting out the front or inside in the...More

Thank jjllrr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A quaint and busy little cafe. Fantastic Vittoria latte and flat white made promptly by a cheerful and happy barista. Morning caffeine fix - tick! Highly recommended.

Thank SarahGkiwi
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Whilst not a favourite with my kids for some reason, I always enjoy a coffee and either breakfast, brunch, lunch or cake at L'Espresso. Much of the charm of this place is in the Melbourne-like atmosphere. The food and coffee are great (especially when they...More

Thank Fie_Rie
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Tricia O
Do you have a menu
9 August 2016|
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Response from Jason M | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. Check out their Facebook page.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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
  • E-mail