Johnny Alloo

4.7
177 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 177 people are saying
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vipAlissaH
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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!

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ShannonT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 :)

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SueB
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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GemmaB
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

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JohnH
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Relaxed, stylish, attentive service, good wine list.

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SueL
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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MeliElli
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.

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Nicholas
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipAlissaH
14 reviews
Dined on December 27, 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 😄

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MiffyM
1 review
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,,,,

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DonnaM
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, sophisticated, and modern. Highly recommend.

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NatashaB
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KathT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
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

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MarleneS
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.

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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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vipNatashaB
4 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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vipNatashaB
4 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

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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
2 reviews
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

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 177 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.