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The Hardware Societe

) #15 of 3,427 Restaurants in Melbourne $$ - $$$ Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
120 Hardware St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9078 5992
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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 yesterday via mobile

Just a short review as it's all been said before. This was my second visit to Hardware Societe; the first being in March 2016. My brother and I waited on a Friday morning for about five minutes before we were seated at the bar in...More

Thank Lucious26
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely setting, friendly service, with a concise and intriguing menu. Worth the 50m line up, but get in at 10am on a Monday and you're sure to get a seat - sans the crazy queue.

Thank ClairePelser
Reviewed 3 days ago

I bet you always have your regular ham and cheese, smoked salmon egg benedicts. This cafe will wow you with their LOBSTER egg benedict. Yes, you hear me right. LOBSTER! One of the best egg benedicts I had in my life. Go try it out...More

Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A wonderful place to enjoy a beautiful coffee and a whole range of delightful food. Great bread and butter pudding. Will return for another course another day.

Thank BeeH65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was quite good, the pork belly was delicious and we had a pretty positive experience overall. Potentially long wait due to how popular it was

Thank Michael X
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was good friendly wait staff. Coffee was lovely. Food was well.... weird and better suited to a dinner restaurant. Was nice but just not your usual fare. Not that that is a bad thing but if you were looking for a hearty breakfast to...More

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great cafe and the staff are lovely too.My wife loves the fried brioche and the mocha was great.Very busy and but the have a cafe across the road which accommodates for the overflow.

Thank Murali R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very impressed with customer service and service recovery. A tourist broke a cup during breakfast. Due to sitting close proximity, they replace my Latte and Breakfast. Check out the Lobster with poached egg. You'll love it. Traditional scramble eggs. Very balanced.

Thank Steven G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited several times and was happy to visit before. And also this time with my friend from abroad This week saturday around 1 o'clock There is was long line up and i totally understand and could be wait,but i didnt The staff 'young lady'...More

Thank Naeun K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Prepare for a bit of a wait as this place is popular but it's well worth it! Staff were very attentive, took our names for a table and we were seated within 20 minutes. Great service and the food did not disappoint. Would highly recommend...More

Thank Hope V
Central Business District
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tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
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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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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
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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