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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” (231 reviews)
“croque madame” (35 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 16 December 2017

Extensive menu filled with delights to suit all tastes with a French and Spanish twist. The pork belly was perfectly cooked and served with a zesty apple chutney and light leek and potato fritters. Friendly and attentive staff who did not wane from the volume...More

Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

It is recommended by bloggers and several websites. The food and coffee is at average (tasty w/ small portion) with the price they are charging. It was very crowded with long line up, it is normal to wait up to 20 mins easily I guess....More

Thank JaseChuang
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Total unique level of exquisite detail to perfection in mastering the kitchen followed by the perfect balance of friendly service and barista made coffee. Other cafes in Melbourne are simply years behind.

Thank srdele
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Our first stop for brunch. Awesome cafe cuisines! Our whole family enjoy it. Nice friendly staffs too!

Thank Traveller_ChrisS
Reviewed 13 December 2017

This out of the way place is well worth seeking out. Very friendly helpful staff with an unusual selection of food. All fresh produce and most locally sought. Coffee was well made and hot chocolate divine.

Thank Lee B
Reviewed 13 December 2017

couldnt get any better.Great selection as always and some nice variety and combinations on the menu. Have been hear for breakfast and lunch and it is always buzzing. cannot go wrong with the food here. Well done again, i will be back

Thank mark d
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Loved this place and had a great time! Grace was super friendly and we adored real chocolate in our mocha and hot chocolate. Food was faultless too! Can't wait to return next time we are in Melbourne

Thank Ange H
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Yrscore: F4.5/E4/R4 F: Interesting choices in the food menu. I went for the steam egg with scallop which was well made. The sweetness of the scallop was nicely infused with the egg. Macha latte and latte were well crafted. E: The interior is well decorated....More

Thank Wen Y
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Best food I had in Melbourne!!! Very vegetarian friendly + plus amazing coffee. Service was also super fast. Only downside was that we have to share tables - but a nice way to meet people.

Thank liamo176
Reviewed 6 December 2017

The staff were friendly and it was a very pleasant experience. Nice breakfast menu and most of all the food was quality. I ordered the mushroom and poached egg and the taste was wonderful. Would recommend.

Thank Funnybones0002
Central Business District
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city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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
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