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The Hardware Societe

€€ - €€€Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
120 Hardware St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9078 5992
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
120 Hardware St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is incredible! Setting is perfect, outside or inside, on a side street. Very urban setting. Staff super nice. When you start reading menu you want to order one of everything. The "UN" baked eggs are awesome. Baked eggs are their specialty.

Thank Mitchell M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This little restaurant on Hardware Lane was packed despite being a weekday. The food was not just delicious, it was beautifully presented .

Thank sweepengchan2016
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was very impressed with the menu here, it’s not your standard breakfast/brunch menu. The food was excellent (I had the baked egg) and very well presented, as a result it is very popular, I was there around 8:30am on a Sunday morning and it...More

Thank Irish_Kiwi77
Reviewed 6 days ago

We lined up this morning for about 30 minutes. We'd been before and loved it. I ordered the special which was fennel sausages with polenta mash and poached eggs. My wife had the scrambled eggs with salmon. It looked so good we took pics before...More

Thank S1_Hunter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a tasty brunch after 5 minute queue. Hot chocolate best ever tasted. Enjoyed egg dishes. Breads excellent. Shared a table but able to converse easily.

Thank TJH0828
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I seriously can not fault anything. This cafe really is amazing. The food is so tasty and unreal ! Would definitely be coming here again .

Thank Maja L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Concierge told us to come here.......he was sooooo correct!!!! Be prepared to wait but it is worth it. I had the baked egg chorizo which came in a hot ceramic pot bubbling with goodness. It was one of the best brunch dishes I've ever had!!!...More

Thank EdofMaineSoCarolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The breakfast i enjoyed was unbelievably delicious. The decor was inspiring and even the 15 minute wait for a table only created anticipation. Loved it.

Thank Marilyn H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very peasant and efficient service. The food obviously with a French twist makes a great change from most other cafes. Baked eggs with scallops, pouched eggs with chili kale, asparagus and preserved lemon both delicious.

1  Thank 1Cameron1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend from Melbourne told me if I was to eat anywhere in the city, to make sure I came here. Apparently it’s a Melbourne institution. His words not mine! Food is good but as there is always a queue, which is a good sign,...More

Thank naveen_lal_pillay
Central Business District
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city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
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corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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5 August 2017|
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Response from hellodi | Property representative |
No I'm sorry we don't take any form of bookings Thanks for your enquiry Di
7 January 2015|
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Response from Dayeian | Reviewed this property |
Hunter valley is in NSW, 1.5hrs North of Sydney.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Hardware St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9078 5992
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