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The Hardware Societe

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” (237 reviews)
“croque madame” (35 reviews)
Open Now
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 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is hands down the best breakfast i've had in melbourne. I had the mushrooms and poached eggs. My partner had the baked eggs and chorizo. Both fantastic. As was the coffee. This place should be a must for anyone visiting melbourne.

Thank tess m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just rocked up here one Sunday morning at 11 and there was a line of about 6/8 waiting to be seated but we were seated in less than 5 minutes. Our seats were right In front on the kitchen on a high stool and...More

Thank Dallas69r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for a morning brekky or brunch! We had wonderful cappuccinos and fresh squeezed orange juice. My husband ordered the Roasted Mushrooms, and I had the special of the day which was a raspberry jam filled French toast (pictured). We sat at the bar...More

Thank Jacq2319
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had a really nice breakfast here. Service was warm and friendly. dishes were huge so you might want to share. great coffee.

Thank Bob T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I haven’t been here in ages and had a tasty breakfast but I did find the menu quite odd. There wasn’t much in the way of more health conscious options but the food was delicious.

1  Thank Anthony K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we came here as it was the top rated café in Melbourne on trip advisor, you might have to queue but it is worth the wait, we shared our table with a lovely couple from Townsville and it was interesting comparing what we were eating...More

Thank Riwai G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have had brunch here twice and enjoyed it both times. On weekend mornings you will likely have to queue, but in my opinion it is worth it. The staff are lovely, and the food and drinks are great. The first time I had a...More

Thank Jen R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were seated quickly, staff were helpful and efficient. The menu was interesting, portions were a good size and the food delicious.

Thank helen219689
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I am in Melbourne, I will not go home until I have my fill at Hardware societe. My favourite dishes are the tuna, the lobster, duck confit and pork belly. Baked egg with scallops look nice but I have yet to try as...More

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After hearing about this place I decided to brave the queue and give it a go. It was well worth the wait... which turned out to be not too bad. 20 minutes and we were seated. The service was swift, the food devine and the...More

Thank Lisa E
Central Business District
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tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
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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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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