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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” (259 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 30 September 2018 via mobile

Today is a sad day...This reputable brunch place has just lost a loyal customer. Firstly, we waited in line for over 20 minutes (which is to be expected), secondly, we waited 15-20 minutes to simply order our meal/drinks...but the worst part of our experience was;...More

Thank ohkaye2018
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

OK I’m calling the start of the end. Been many times for years. The ONLY place i have ever lined up 4. This time: cold flavourless dishes, arrogant service & the ‘manager’ STOOD ON my wife’s chair!! Never ever have I seen...

1  Thank Glenn C
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Came here following the advice of a food blog and I was not disappointed! we had to queue a bit (but it was bearable). The brunch selection was wide and covered all kind of tastes (salty, sweet, healthy). Quirky decor inside.

Thank Federica T
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

The line of waiting customers tells the tale. There were five of us and not one of the meals was a disappointment. There was a new twist to nearly every dish that made it not only different, but better and the service was very good....More

Thank 804warrend
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

AMAZING food, service and atmosphere today at Hardware Societe. We were placed on a lovely big shared table with lots of room and great naturally lighting. Immediately we were wowed by the Bon Mamon jams available on the tables (and available to buy!), along with...More

Thank itscecils
Reviewed 18 September 2018

This place was amazing this morning. The friendly service, atmosphere and delectable menu will make this my new go to place for brunch. Le continental for the ones that need a bit of everything, the baked eggs and lobster gave me food envie and I...More

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

I love my food and like to think I can cook a mean brekkie, but this place was something else. Even though it was a cold Melbourne morning there was still a queue to get in but it was worth the wait. I had the...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Great breakfast - filling had the Deux Baked eggs and the Brioch French Toast - had the best coffee ever- well worth the visit

Thank David R
Reviewed 12 September 2018

The coffee and food here is lovely. We got the pot eggs and also the french toast. Yummy. The food is amazing though, however the staff are could be a bit friendlier. Credits to the chefs.

Thank Hannah T
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Sunday morning breakfast at the HS - yes we had to queue for 15 mins, yes we where on a shared table but it was worth it. The quality of the ingredients was top notch - Service was great - from the guy outside managing...More

Thank travellersd2016
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Questions & Answers
28 March 2018|
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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, 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
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