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The Hardware Societe

) #13 of 3,366 Restaurants in Melbourne €€ - €€€ Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
120 Hardware St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9078 5992
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (207 reviews)
“croque madame” (32 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 15:00All hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
120 Hardware St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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1 - 10 of 1,261 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Overpriced food, overcrowded place. The food is just okay, the famous matcha latte is also just okay. We waited about 20mins to get a table because of the crowd. The location is a bit secluded

Thank denishakika
Reviewed 4 days ago

This Melbourne icon offers a delicious brunch if you don't mind a wait. We visited on a Sunday morning and of course it was packed! My lovely friend arrived early so luckily I only had to wait about 5 minutes, but in total I would...More

1  Thank Suzie S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hardware Societe serves one of the best cafe food that I've eaten. Top notch quality for every dish that you order. Been here on two occasions and the food never disappoints! Please order their baked eggs as it is their speciality. Coffee is not too...More

Thank Yong Sheng P
Reviewed 5 days ago

I've been here a couple of times, I usually go as soon as it open so there would be no queue. I did go once when it was packed and managed to sit close to the kitchen. The place was extremely busy but to be...More

Thank Anne T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in Melbourne for a night travelling on business so looked to trip advisor for a breakfast spot. Arrived at 08.30 on a Sunday and the place was already packed. As I was on my own managed to get a seat at a long...More

Thank PaulBraydon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice, quirky little cafe with bilingual French-English menus. Had the scrambled eggs with salmon, which was great. The line outside just kept getting longer, so do arrive early.

Thank Grace B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the Lobster Benedict which I wasn't a fan of. Quite overrated. Coffee, service and ambience of the cafe however was good

1  Thank Danielle K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You knew you're in the right place when there were a queue of people outside this restaurant on Sunday morning. Baked eggs in 3 different French ways - Yum! Service was fast and coffee was nicely brewed.

Thank Pleayo T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten at this restaurant on numerous occasions however today was awful. Initially the hostess was nowhere to be seen, but we were reassured by waitstaff she would get to us eventually (10 to 15 minutes just to find out what the wait period...More

1  Thank Ilikepavlova
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing great reviews on here, we decided we would rock up for a late breakfast. It seemed like everyone else had the same idea as there were queues of least 10 people in front of us. But where there's queues for food, it must...More

Thank robtaylor20
Central Business District
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tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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hi do you have wine tours to hunter valley? If there is, do they pick up guests from the hotel? Thank you
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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