Johnny Alloo

4.7
162 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 162 people are saying
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Callebelle
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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CathyL
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!!!

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KathyN
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and lovely food.
Lovely and cosy

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TrevorM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best coffee in town..................................

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NatashaB
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A regular for me, love this place!
Amazing everything! The hot cakes, divine!

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LizZ
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnny Alloo is my go to place for fantastic food, delicious coffee and an overall great experience. The staff at Johnny Alloo are helpful and very friendly. Our waiter, Sam, was brilliant; ready for a chat and to make us feel welcome and comfortable.
Love the seasonal menu too. Always something new to try.
Liz

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What amazing breakfast catch up with my adult kids.
Service was excellent,
Food amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and coffee. Tunisia chicken was chefs kiss

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NatashaB
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional everything!
The ambiance, the team, the food and drinks are A1.
Love this place, our fave.
This place is top of the game!

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WillA
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is consistently excellent. Always feel looked after. Consistently make the best coffee in Ballarat. Good food with decent varied menu (enough stuff for a vegetarian too).

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JanetD
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great coffee, excellent food from a tantalising list of options.

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EllyPelly
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Disappointed not to be able to book for one person online.

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BronwynI
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always amazing

JB
JamieB
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Once again, I was not disappointed with the level of service and the quality of the food offered at this local cafe.

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Callebelle
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant!

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JohnMeaney
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, friendly staff, and great food! Highly recommend

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LynJ
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Menu selection was good, service excellent
and such a lovely building. Great feel!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great drinks. Couldn’t be happier.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great cozy venue, open fire..
Meal was superb.. Chi late was probably best I've ever had, came in a pot individually brewed for me to pour through sieve into my cup..

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DianaC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect table by the fire on a cold wet afternoon. Excellent food, service and coffee as always. Thank you 😊

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NaomiM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly relaxed service, food was delicious and prepared fresh.

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LynneR
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely old building, food delicious despite restrictions a nice ambience. Small menu due to numbers allowed but good variety. Enjoyed an excellent glass of prosecco and very good coffee.

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, excellent value for money, awesome coffee and great service.

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WhitneyOrren
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Johnny’s! Each experience we have there is consistently enjoyable! Great food, service and ambiance! We will keep coming back to support this wonderful local cafe & it’s owners!

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Joanne
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was absolutely divine and melt in your mouth! Great wine selection also. Definitely will be back and highly recommend

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Pammie
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I ordered the Reuben sandwich which was delicious. On the plate were potato chips like bought potato chips so very ordinary. I didn’t think they added anything to the dish. They came with a hot dipping sauce. The cost $20 which I felt too expensive. Coffee superb. Ambience wonderful & we loved the photo exhibition on the walls.

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KellyG
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnny's never disappoints! My go to breakfast booking ❤

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SallyM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue for dining in, great staff and excellent seasonal menu.

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LM32
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I had poached eggs with avocado and goats cheese and it was amazing! The caramelised biscuit milkshake is also to die for

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NatalieR
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place to eat - food is delicious and service with a smile. The ambience is lovely too.

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TessaA
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food and service in Ballarat. Recommend to everybody

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KaitlinT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always! Food is best in town by far!!!!!!

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DoreenS
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must, fantastic service, food was fresh and tasteful!

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PaulaT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, beautiful building, food great ... a winner all round

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Smashed Avo was a fresh zesty treat; a consistent favourite every time we visit Johnny's.

The Pumpkin Gnocchi was divine: perfectly caramelised, lovely combination of textures and colours, the epitome of umami goodness.

Wait staff were friendly and quietly attentive. Ambiance was warm and relaxed.

Expect to wait a little while when it's busy; this is no punishment, everything is well worth the wait!

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Kellie
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute cafe with the BEST breakfast menu! Delicious.

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MaryB
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

A very inviting space. An eating area which reflects vibrant inner Melbourne.
The food presentation reflected on this ‘groovy’ vibe. Plates/glasses/platters dramatic - we loved the ice cubes in the lemonade...
Whilst the food was well presented it could have been better. Prices a little too high. My son had 2 poached eggs on sourdough around $14, extras around$5. The pumpkin soup was ok, though nothing special and again the cost for soup and the ‘basic’ bread was not enough to merit its $15 value.
Whilst the ambience is a draw card, and inviting the menu and its cost needs to reflect what’s on offer.

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TessaA
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were taken from our bill as they took longer than usual. This was very kind. We asked for the meals to be added back onto our bills as we wanted to support

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great food.

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Gigi
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue with a cosy, warm, buzzing vibe. Food and coffee were delicious and best of all is the open fire!!

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 162 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.