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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)
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 6 July 2018

I love visiting this cafe for breakfast as it is my local. I am always greeted by smiling faces and my breakfast is always delicious. I recccomend you try the Salmon milllefuille

Thank Pam65888
Reviewed 4 July 2018

There are better Croissants to be had along this street I went here as I wanted Bonne mama Jam, that part was great but the Noisette Croissant was not at all fresh, it had that rubbery microwaved concept of warmed that leaches out the buttery...More

Thank Sarefelic
Reviewed 1 July 2018

One of the better cafes for bunch on this street, different menu and large portions, coffee wasn't special

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Went with overseas family to this trendy tasty place. Service pleasant and food great. Would describe as indulgent as especially the eggs benedict and real rich hot chocolate.Definite thumbs up. all dishes presented well.

Thank ShirlCheung
Reviewed 27 June 2018

This place is heaven. Coffee is superb. And the lobster eggs benny to die for. I try and visit it every time I am in town. Yummy.

Thank 1974AAUU
Reviewed 24 June 2018

This place is an absolute must when visiting Melbourne - the food is AMAZING! Highly recommend trying to sit up at the bar where you can watch the chefs plate everything - this also helps for some inspiration on what to order because everything on...More

Thank Alannajgreen
Reviewed 23 June 2018

We went on a weekday after 9:00AM and didn't have to queue that long...the wait was worth it. Although we had to share a large table, the baked eggs with scallops and beef cheek were marvellous. Service was good and staff are friendly. They don't...More

Thank Denise G
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

This was an amazing place for brunch, from the ambience to the setting to the location! The service was top notch! I really loved the service staff there. We really enjoyed talking to them and getting to know more about the place and what dishes...More

Thank Melanie W
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Seated at the bar, directly in front of the kitchen plating area. Wow, totally amazing to watch the chefs at work. We ordered shortly after sitting down, then found ourselves with food envy, watching the amazing breakfasts being put together. Apple juice was lovely, coffee...More

Thank Andinjon
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

We were told we could not visit Melbourne without having breakfast at the hardware societe. We did and were a bit disappointed. The croissant was probably a few days old. The Bircher “muesli” was a bit disgusting. French food is kinda revisited the bad way.

Thank Lud D
Central Business District
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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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