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Willow Espresso, Balmoral, AU-QLD

Willow Espresso

4.6
4.6
26 Reviews
$40 and under
Café

At Willow we’re passionate about wholesome food that warms our hearts and creates lasting memories. Inspired by the bright and carefree energy of Noosa, we invite you to imagine that you have stepped off the beach, soaked up the salt & sun and wandered down to see us at Willow. We’ve made a conscious decision to slow things down. Escaping for some “me” time or to gather with one or many friends to celebrate the good things in life…food, drink and the people you love.

Tempt your tastebuds with Willow’s specialty coffee, tantalising breakfast, brunch and lunch and a range of cocktails and wines.

Come and stay awhile.

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Booked 7 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Café

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 7:00 am–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    0493 223 629

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Matt Roman

  • Area

    Hawthorne

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Bus - Riding Rd at Victoria Street, stop 32/44, Bus Numbers 230, 232, P231

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 26 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Brisbane

    Brunch

  • Brisbane

    Lunch

  • Brisbane

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Inner Suburbs

    Best Overall

  • Inner Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Inner Suburbs

    Brunch

  • Inner Suburbs

    Lunch

  • Inner Suburbs

    Neighbourhood Gem

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  1. JO

    JONW

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    This is a great addition to a fairly crowded cafe market in the Bulimba region. Refreshingly different food with excellent, friendly service and fresh, airy decor.

  2. EC

    ElizabethC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Had a very nice time, the menu was exciting to look through, so many delicious sounding choices. Service was exceptional, particularly the person who took our orders, she was incredible.

  3. GW

    GabrielleW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had a delightful breakfast at Willow. The staff were lovely, the food sensational & the coffee next level! Highly recommend.

  4. K

    Katie

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    My first time at Willow. Staff were very friendly and extremely accomodating to my gluten free requirements. Great food and fabulous coffee. We will be back

  5. CJ

    CarlJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Wonderful food and great service, a must place to add to your list!

  6. G

    Gavin

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great time with friends at Willow. Friendly staff, great coffee and great food.

  7. PR

    PatRicia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Jordy was such a great host! Loved it, will be back for sure.

  8. JP

    JudithP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very pleasant staff and the food was great. We sat on the deck so it wasn’t too noisy, but this is the biggest problem anywhere - trying to have a conversation over the noise and sometimes even music added into the mix..

  9. LF

    LauraF

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great cafe with beautiful staff! We flew from Melbourne looking for a place to catch up for breaky with the family before heading to the Sunshine Coast. What a winner! Adam and his staff were accommodating and most importantly make great food and coffee. Next time we are in Brisbane, we will be back.

  10. ST

    SusieT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I met with 2 friends for brunch and we stayed for hours. The time slipped by without us realising, it was so relaxing & friendly and the staff were very accommodating. Definitely recommend.

  11. M

    Mimosa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A beautiful and quiet cafe with fancy food options. The drink packages are well worth the money.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We are regulars at Willow, we LOVE it!

  13. JL

    JenniferL

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Their breakfast food is delicious! I’ll definitely be coming back to try the lunch menu.

  14. RA

    RobA

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tried Willow for the first time on the weekend. Was not disappointed. Coffee great (and I am fussy on this one). Beware portion sizes are huge!

  15. JB

    JenniferB

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best breakfast waffles ever! Enjoyed every single bite (except the spicy sausage, I can't handle that much heat) but other than that, AMAZING! And of course all the staff were lovely as always. Will be coming back soon!

  16. FW

    FranceneW

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great venue and the food was lovely. Should think about opening on an evening more often.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’ve dined here three times now- I had to bring my friends! The food is delicious and there are some special items on the menu, plus the old favourites. The coffee is excellent and so is the atmosphere. Will definitely keep coming back 👏🏼

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    First visit for Sunday brekky. Great varied menu, partner order the ham & cheese omelette, well enjoyed. I ordered the American Waffles with bacon, egg, sausage pattie. All delicious, only negative feedback was the sausage pattie was overcooked & dry, overly seasoned with fennel seed (or similar?) which tended to overpower the flavour. Such a lovely menu, we look forward to returning & trying the other dishes. Service was good, staff were all pleasant & friendly. Recommend you give it a try.

  19. F

    Fee64

    Sunshine Coast

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely menu and beautiful decor. Service was good and food was lovely.

  20. T

    Tomowe

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    round tables on deck could be bigger but food and service very good

  21. MT

    MonicaT

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We really enjoyed our lunch at Willow. We had travelled from Oxley, Kenmore, Mitchelton, Forestdale, Eight Mile Plains and Murrarie. Why, because Monica saw a review in the paper and it was 'out of the valley' so appealed. We were not disappointed.

  22. JC

    JudyC

    Brisbane

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2022

    overall2food4service5ambience5

    We were disappointed that we were not asked for proof of vaccine. Especially in the current situation we like to feel safe when dining out.

  23. BF

    BrekkyFan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Eggs had runny whites, service took a fairly long time for breakfast (to order and then for food to come out), was a bit loud to hear each other. Overall a nice vibe but recommend to go on a quieter day/time.

  24. M

    Melissa

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food, coffee, service and fit-out.

  25. JU

    JulieU

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful food and a light filled room - perfect for breakfast

  26. LR

    LeahR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, staff, atmosphere 15/10 It is why i keep going back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Willow Espresso offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0493 223 629.

Willow Espresso is rated 4.6 stars by 26 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Willow Espresso

216 Riding Rd Shop 1 Balmoral, AU-QLD 4171

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Hawthorne

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 7:00 am–2:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Café

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Bus - Riding Rd at Victoria Street, stop 32/44, Bus Numbers 230, 232, P231

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Matt Roman

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    0493 223 629

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