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€€ - €€€, Italian, Gluten Free Options
29 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9642 5593
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“poached eggs” (15 reviews)
“fritters” (7 reviews)
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Australian, Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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29 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Slightly off the main breakfast area, this place turned out to be our favorite breakfast in Melbourne. I really enjoyed the avocado toast. If you are making a dish with only 3 ingredients, all of them had better be of good quality, they were. Good...More

Thank BostonTravelynn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Set in trendy Hardware Lane this small cafe delivers a reasonably range of burgers and panini. Was surprise to wait forty minutes for ours to arrive, given it was not busy? Overall good service and atmosphere

Thank Zambuck2037
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe is a real gem, hidden away from the main street! We had breakfast and both the food & service was wonderful, so friendly & quick. They have plenty of gluten free options as well, a lovely place to go.

Thank Narelle C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious cheese and bacon toastey with a lashing of sweet hot Kasundi. Certainly lived up to the Melbourne street side eating reputation.

Thank jas0nc75
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

We visited Affogato for breakfast during a recent visit to Melbourne. The staff are very welcoming, there is a great varied menu with a lot of gluten free options. The gluten free bread was delicious! The coffee was great with different milk options.

Thank Julie K
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Visited here for breakfast and was extremely satisfied with the meal, coffee and service. Despite it being a busy weekday, the service was considerably quick. Will definitely return.

Thank Paula C
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited for a late breakfast (approx 11:15). The menu is good and reasonably priced, after ordering our drinks came out pretty quickly. However we had to wait almost an hour for the food to come out despite there not being too...More

Thank NTheo102
Fabeanna, Owner at Affogato, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

We're really sorry you had to wait so long which is not normally the case at our restaurant, but being one of the few cafes open this time of year it is extra, extra busy. I spoke to the chef and he did advise me...More

Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Staff were lovely and inviting without being over the top. There were many things to pick from the menu (savoury and pancake menus). The meals were full of flavour and portion sizes were generous.

Thank Chris_Deborah
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Quirky little cafe. Awesome Coffee! Large breakfast menu. Fresh tasty food. Very professional & friendly staff.

Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

One of the highlights of a visit to Melbourne is the discovery of new places to eat. This little gem provided is with a yummy Brunch and friendly service. A couple of slices of yummy, thick fruit bread followed by a granola trifle and a...More

Thank Vanessa D
Central Business District
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city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:00
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9642 5593
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Affogato is a quirky little Cafe situated in iconic Hardware Lane with alfresco dining. The cafe has a delicious modern Australian menu, welcoming atmosphere, friendly service and this makes it the perfect choice for breakfast, brunch or lunch with many Gluten Free and Vegetarian options available. If you're in for a sweet treat, why not try our delicious Waffles and Pancakes or our popular Gluten Free Muffins, Brownies & Cakes all made on the premises!!
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