Johnny Alloo

4.8
148 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 148 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
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JamieB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant!

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JohnMeaney
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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LynJ
1 review
Dined on 16 October 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 16 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 October 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 15 October 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 11 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly relaxed service, food was delicious and prepared fresh.

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LynneR
1 review
Dined on 8 October 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 3 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

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WhitneyOrren
1 review
Dined on 2 October 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 1 October 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 28 September 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 26 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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SallyM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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LM32
1 review
Dined on 23 September 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 15 September 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 13 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best food and service in Ballarat. Recommend to everybody

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KaitlinT
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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DoreenS
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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PaulaT
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on 1 August 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 1 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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MaryB
1 review
Dined on 30 July 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 28 July 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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Gigi
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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FionaF
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Totally DELICIOUS! It lived up to everything we had read about it and can't wait to come again

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BenG
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and drink, great atmosphere and value for money. Really enjoyed it and highly recommend. Will be going back again very soon.

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NatashaW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was terrific and the venue was lovely.

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Without a doubt the top cafe in Ballarat. The coffee is wonderful as is the food. Their smashed avocado is without equal. The service is impeccable.

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MBEE
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous cosy venue and delicious menu. Can’t wait to to come back.

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Dunkcity
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing good quiet comfy atmosphere. A nice escape from the cold weather

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SiRy
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great cafe-restaurant in a beautiful space. Nice decor and atmosphere, service very punctual and friendly. Steak frites + pumpkin gnocchi were delicious and reasonably priced.

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SueH
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The 2 extra hot coffees we ordered with breakfast were both luke warm. We know barista’s like to serve coffee at 62 degrees but this was definately disappointing as affects the overall experience .

Also the tables are very very close together and having a private conversation is very difficult.

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SamM
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dined for breakfast and were in a hurry before our next appointment. The food was amazing, as was the service and price. We were so happy with the speed the food was delivered and grateful to be able to make our appointment in plenty of time.

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KarenD
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

this was a really lovely lunch, we will be back.

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HappywithaC
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Johnny’s is where to go where you know the food and coffee is always great and one is served with a smile. The open fire is certainly inviting on a Ballarat winters day.

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Will
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

cosy atmosphere with lovely wood fire and friendly staff

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Alex
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great coffee, food was lovely, and staff were extremely responsive. As a small venue with lots of seating, noise was moderate but completely tolerable - even with one of our party having complications with their hearing. Would definitely recommend to others.

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LisaV
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A lovely space. Great food. Good Wine. The Staff are helpful and polite.

FAQs

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

Johnny Alloo is rated 4.8 stars by 148 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.