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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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“brunch” (256 reviews)
“croque madame” (32 reviews)
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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 yesterday via mobile

Gastronomically orgasmic! Well worth the wait. The reviews were very helpful in choosing to dine here.

Thank pjpetersen12
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hardware Societe features on many of the lists of top cafes in Melbourne, and you have to be here to understand why. The staff here are attentive, and get to you quite quickly. It’s impressive. They obviously pay no less attention to their food as...More

Thank Weida T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Delicious gluten free and vegetarian options! Great atmosphere and friendly staff! The best mocha I have ever had! Worth the time waiting for a table.

Thank Marcella L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There are endless places for breakfast in Melbourne and many of them are excellent so why queue outside in the rain to eat at Societe? Almost opposite is another place with an excellent reputation, so again why? The answer is the imaginative menu that is...More

Thank BgLon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When the establishment is more interested in its chef than its patrons don’t expect any personalised service. Big NO’s to any deviation from the menu - even when that request is a dietary requirement. It’s just arrogant and irritating and in a city with so...More

Thank Xplorz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there as my friend swears by this place! The service was top notch... We really appreciated the service staff there. Went there on a thursday at about 9.30am and hardly had to wait. We had all their highly recommended dishes e.g. eggs benedict with...More

Thank Geetha_05
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Salmon millfeuille, Belgian hot chocolate, baked eggs. I don’t need to say any more. Best food under $40 in Melbourne by far. Always lines even after 7 years.

Thank Lachlan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have great options for brunch. Food is authentic, coffee is nice; and love their effort on dish setting.

Thank ychen2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Brunch was amazing and worth waiting for! Highly recommend it! We had coffee across the way while waiting and the time just flew by.

Thank Beate A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast here on our last day in Melbourne. I found it white difficult to choose an item on the menu, there were very little options for vegetarians. I had the Bircher muesli and it was quite nice but very rich in flavor. My...More

Thank ElizasTravels
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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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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