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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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“croque madame” (32 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 15:00 Hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
120 Hardware St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

My partner and I went to Hardware Societe on th erecommendaiton of our hotel and were not disappointed. We didn't have to wait too long and enjoyed being on the community table. Lovely staff and really delicious food. Everything was presented so well and full...More

Thank chloé A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely service at this cafe but I had lukewarm coffee and a very average breakfast. I ordered the chorizo baked eggs and the eggs were fully cooked, very bland and dry. I think the others enjoyed their breakfast, but definitely not worth the wait or...More

Thank LeeParr2727
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We waited for exactly 15 minutes to get a table in this cute cafe that was buzzing with crowd. There was this long wait and we weren't sure if it would be worth it.... Called for Hot Chocolates, Chai Latte, Baked Egg with Chorizo, Lobster...More

Thank Ozzy-Kunnu
Reviewed 4 days ago

Tried their popular lobster benedict. Quality was good, portion too small for the price. You are really paying for the novelty of a fancy lobster breakfast. If you have lots of cash to waste, check it out otherwise go elsewhere.

Thank Gogo P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Due to the positive recommendations I gave this Café a try for breakfast. Being “Down Under” for only 3 weeks it was hard to choose from the rich variety of highly rated cafes. But this one got on my list. Their coffee was really good...More

Thank Fidrildi2707
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little gem! Get in early to avoid lineups. I really loved the seared tuna! with the lobster only thing I would of done differently (I’m just being picky) perhaps ask to leave the the top bun out of the dish. The one bun would...More

Thank Kadu M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Neat wee place with lovely atmosphere, good coffee and locally made baked goods. Came for breakfast early morning, was seated in a shared table which I really love, had a lovely breakfast, good coffee, and service with a smile. Good value for money as well.

Thank ZikitV
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by a family member while visiting melbourne, and no disappointment at all having french cuisine for lunch here. Once arrived, there had been a long line waiting. One of the staffs put my name on the list and mentioned the waiting time is around...More

Thank Cindy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We order lobster benedict , coffee is good as expected. Better going during the early morning otherwises have to wait for the table.

Thank Karan G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love a good breakfast and when I saw the beef cheeks with parsnips on the menu I thought what the hell and gave them a shot. I added a couple of poached eggs and was blown away......the texture and flavour were amazing. Not usually...More

Thank jimmyhendriks
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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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