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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

AMAZING food, service and atmosphere today at Hardware Societe. We were placed on a lovely big shared table with lots of room and great naturally lighting. Immediately we were wowed by the Bon Mamon jams available on the tables (and available to buy!), along with...More

Thank itscecils
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place was amazing this morning. The friendly service, atmosphere and delectable menu will make this my new go to place for brunch. Le continental for the ones that need a bit of everything, the baked eggs and lobster gave me food envie and I...More

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love my food and like to think I can cook a mean brekkie, but this place was something else. Even though it was a cold Melbourne morning there was still a queue to get in but it was worth the wait. I had the...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great breakfast - filling had the Deux Baked eggs and the Brioch French Toast - had the best coffee ever- well worth the visit

Thank David R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The coffee and food here is lovely. We got the pot eggs and also the french toast. Yummy. The food is amazing though, however the staff are could be a bit friendlier. Credits to the chefs.

Thank Hannah T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunday morning breakfast at the HS - yes we had to queue for 15 mins, yes we where on a shared table but it was worth it. The quality of the ingredients was top notch - Service was great - from the guy outside managing...More

Thank travellersd2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there based on a recommendation here and loved the place. Worth the wait but they seat you fast. We seated near the kitchen and saw all dishes coming out. Everything looks delicious. Recommend the baked eggs or the “burgers”.

Thank eBrandel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overnight dripped coffee: Smooth and balanced coffee. Salmon Millefeuille: Nice medium rare salmon with crispy skin, perfect poached eggs, lovely salmon tarta with avocado. Service was also very good, staff very attentive, the only thing is you don't mind sharing tables as this place is...More

Thank LittletTree
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with my husband to have brunch, it was nice, the service amazing and the food ok, I think in general it’s ok but overvalue.

Thank CarolinaUH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was lucky to get into this beaming little spot. As nearly all day long there is a constant line. The service was sharp and the food came out express. Great service overall.

1  Thank JoeroyJohnson
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Questions & Answers
28 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from hellodi | Property representative |
Yes the brioche is cooled in a seperate clean pan
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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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