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Johnny Alloo, Ballarat, AU-VIC

Johnny Alloo

4.7
4.7
202 Reviews
$41 to $100
Dining Bar

Cafe by day, modern Italian diner by night. Speciality coffee, a thoughtful wine list, hearty, yet refined food & an exciting cocktail menu are on show amidst an iconic 1870's building that pays homage to a 60's design aesthetic.

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Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Dining Bar, Breakfast, Modern Australian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–4:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0409 639 191

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Andy Gale

  • Neighborhood

    Ballarat

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 202 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Great for Brunch

  • Ballarat

    Best Overall

  • Ballarat

    Best Food

  • Ballarat

    Best Service

  • Ballarat

    Best Ambiance

  • Ballarat

    Fit for Foodies

  • Ballarat

    Great for Lunch

  • Ballarat

    Most Booked

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  1. KF

    KerrynF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    First time here & will be back! Great food, ambience & friendly staff that are very helpful.

  2. M

    Mason

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food in a beautiful building! Fireplace was great!

  3. RH

    RosanneH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had heard good things about this cafe and was concerned that it might not live up to the hype. Happy to say it was at least as good as I expected! Thank you for helping us have a lovely Mothers Day!

  4. J

    Julian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding cafe! Food and coffee are up there with the best. Great service, food came out quickly even though they were busy with Mothers Day brunch. Highly recommend.

  5. BJ

    BeauJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best food in Ballarat. Our new favourite by a country mile

  6. D

    Disappointed

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    I brought my mother to your business for breakfast on Mother’s Day. The first piece of information we were given as we arrived and were seated at our table, was that we only had the table for one hour. To be honest I thought I had heard wrong. One hour to order food, have it cooked, given to us and to eat it, as well as try to enjoy some conversation, is a rushed experience. We felt rushed from the very start and it was not a relaxed and enjoyable Mother’s Day breakfast, which was disappointing because I wanted my mother to feel spoilt on her Mother’s Day. I hope that you might give this some thought for the next celebratory meal that you open for.

  7. CB

    CB20

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and customer service. Look forward to head back again!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good as usual

  9. AH

    AlissaH

    Victoria

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoying the seasonality of the menu and impeccable service and coffee, as always!!

  10. C

    Chin

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bit pricey bcoz food is made from scratch and fresh.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good as usual

  12. BA

    BAL1

    Victoria

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great all around. Highly recommend.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Definitely in our Opinion the best coffee place in town , staff are super friendly always very welcoming and food is excellent

  14. CL

    CarLT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food is nice, however the prices have increased too much for you what you receive. $27 for smoked salmon on one piece of sourdough with cream fraiche, thinly sliced cucumber and garnish. Is it a cafe or a resturant?

  15. JE

    JayneE

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious good, efficient pleasant service 😀. Will Definitely go back

  16. GD

    GedD

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome food, great service and great tunes

  17. JS

    JohnS

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Johnny Allo is by far the best cafe in Ballarat. The coffee is fabulous

  18. AH

    AlissaH

    Victoria

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The mozzarella on toast was just delicious! Thanks for a great brunch, you never disappoint.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, great coffee and sitting by a toasty open fireplace, what more can you want. We've been back twice and will continue to whenever in Ballarat!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Really great food set in a really cool venue.

  21. PG

    PeterG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great team who are very responsive. Nice ambience although the music was a tad loud.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff always friendly and accommodating, best coffee in town .Well dine

  23. SM

    ShermanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Have been there a few times now. It has always been good.

  24. AH

    AlissaH

    Victoria

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked for Saturday lunch with our little niece and nephew. I love that I always know it's not just the food and coffee that'll be impeccable, but that JA really are great at accommodating little kids. We ordered a baby cino as an afterthought to keep our niece occupied and it came out so super dooper fast. Thanks again for a brilliant lunch!

  25. ST

    ShannonT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it - great food - great atmosphere and really lovely staff who cave us some complimentary pastries as we left at closing time! How lovely :)

  26. SB

    SueB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely relaxing vibe, pleasant attentive staff, delicious food and coffee.

  27. GB

    GemmaB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere and vibe in the cafe. Staff were attentive and pleasant and the food was great! Would return for sure

  28. JH

    JohnH

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Relaxed, stylish, attentive service, good wine list.

  29. SL

    SueL

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Good food, great atmosphere and super friendly and efficient staff. Definitely be coming back.

  30. ME

    MeliElli

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous lunch at Johnny Alloo - a must visit when in Ballarat. The Moroccan, harissa chicken and couscous with chargrilled asparagus was tasty, light and fresh. The service was friendly and attentive. Great internal design and being opposite the hospital brings in frequent trade. Will definitely revisit when back in Ballarat.

  31. N

    Nicholas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant place! Best coffee in town. Would highly recommend!

  32. AH

    AlissaH

    Victoria

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food, service and ambience. I need to stop trumpeting about how rad you guys are, because it's becoming very hard to rock up without a booking 😄

  33. MM

    MiffyM

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food consistently at a high level of value, aesthetics ( food always taste better when it looks good) and price. Consistently changing and emerging against the general Ballarat “Parma and chips/calamari/pizza” that is offered in Ballarat’s bigger venues. Local and researched produce, happy to challenge tastebuds,,,,

  34. DM

    DonnaM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious, sophisticated, and modern. Highly recommend.

  35. NB

    NatashaB

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional food and service. Everything is always above and beyond. Our regular and we love it.

  36. KT

    KathT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great food & service. Fabulous coffee and chai too.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    Staff not wearing mask correctly Snippy/snide waitress (older then the teenagers) Scrambled eggs cooked in meat fat small size

  38. MS

    MarleneS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2021

    overall3food1service5ambience4

    Chickpea salad was tasteless and I love chickpeas. My friend couldn’t cut the crusts on the bread so had to leave it.

  39. C

    Callebelle

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Really enjoy every meal I have at Johnny's - well done and thank you :)

  40. CL

    CathyL

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    We had a lovely lunch but the staff service was questionable. The new girl learning was brilliant but the head waitress seemed more focused on other things than checking if we had water, had ordered or had enough water or needed extra drinks. In times like the these where most of Vic has been on lock down, customer service is key. A friendly 30 second chat is all that’s needed. Food wash perfect!!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Johnny Alloo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0409 639 191.

Johnny Alloo is rated 4.7 stars by 202 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Johnny Alloo

32 Drummond Street Ballarat, AU-VIC 3350

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Ballarat

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–4:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 8:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Dining Bar, Breakfast, Modern Australian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andy Gale

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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