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417 Sturt St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5333 1789
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (20 reviews)
“pea fritters” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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417 Sturt St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was in Ballarat in looking for some lunch and had been informed that the L'expresso was the place to go unfortunately apart from really good coffee the menu and the ambience just didn't fit with me, just not my style of food.

Thank GH2210
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose L'Espresso based on it's Google review score and weren't disappointed. With many other cafes closed for the Easter weekend period L'Espresso was already buzzing by the time we rocked up for brunch. The flat whites and long blacks were on point and the...More

Thank Sup3rk1w1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only ever seem to go to L'Espresso for coffee and breakfast on our very occasional visits to Ballarat but that's because whenever we look up recommendations for coffee it's always at the top of the list. The coffee is indeed very good as is...More

Thank IamKP
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Great coffee if your a Melbourne coffee snob. Funky popular little café. Suitable for eats too. Pretty compact space not conducive for prams or wheelchair/walkers. Out front seating also available. Friendly staff

Thank frompador
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

While not a local, my uncle is, so we met him at this cafe, his haunt and were most impressed. The coffee is excellent, the service fantastic and the food terrific. Love it. If I lived in Ballarat this would be my haunt.

Thank Rosemary F
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Over the decades this place has always been in the top places to go in Ballarat. Great food, great atmosphere and beautiful coffees.

Thank Wrighty1970
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We only had coffee here and were happy to sit outside away from the noise inside. Our coffee was fabulous however, I've rarely encountered a large cappuccino served in a glass tumbler. Unfortunately, I had to go inside to get a serviette to hold the...More

Thank Les T
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Our experience was not a positive experience and we didn't even get to eat. You know when friends come to visit and you also know you're going to have a big night and have a wee hangover the next morning well that was our experience...More

Thank Basill_Mo
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

I have been been to L’Espresso numerous times while passing through Ballarat throughout the years and it has always been good. I don’t know what happened this visit but it wasn’t just bad it was truly awful. The pea fritter was wet and uncooked in...More

Thank Cass8372
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Have been going to L’espresso for many years from Melbourne, now living up here. It is one of the best and most popular cafes in Ballarat. The coffee is great the food reasonably priced and great cakes made on the premises. It is not very...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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