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The Hardware Societe

120 Hardware St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9078 5992
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (202 reviews)
“croque madame” (29 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
120 Hardware St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
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Reviewed today via mobile

Wow..... just wow!! Pretty much the best brekky my wife and I have ever eaten. The comination of seafood with a French influence was something i was uncertain about but that was quickly fixed. The flavours were nothing short of spectacular. I was left completely...More

Thank Sutto07
Reviewed today via mobile

A French brunch to remember. I had the duck confit with eggs and it was superb. The coffee is great, the service is good and the food selection is amazing. What a great place. I'll definitely be back.

Thank iAiver
Reviewed today via mobile

Omg what can I say. The best breakfast/brunch I've ever had!!!! We had to wait 40mins to even get in - the line was so long but so so worth it! The mocha is too die for and the baked eggs are delicious! We also...More

Thank mirnakhoshaba
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My Wife and I went on Sunday and joined the long queue outside, however only waited only 10 minutes as there was only 2 of us. The service was polite and prompt and the specials of the day was the duck and polenta at $25...More

Thank alan542
Reviewed 2 days ago

Worth queuing up for - though as I was on my own, I didn't have to wait for long, they found me a single seat at the bar within about 5 minutes. I had the roasted (field) mushrooms with parsnip puree and poached eggs. They...More

Thank BVBV
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you're sick of avo smash and eggs bene- this is your place !!! The menu was awesome with unique and distinctive dishes I had the pork belly and eggs which I loved He had the duck confit and it was fabulous !! It was...More

Thank lkamphuis
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I read this in a previous review when choosing a special place to have breakfast for our wedding anniversary and I thought " what rubbish" However -I was wrong . This crowd really get it! Despite the 20min wait it was amazing - the food...More

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 4 days ago

While it's true that Melbournians have a fondness of lining up for things, there's usually a very good reason for doing so. Hardware Société was one such place. Walking into the cafe, the first observation was the number of people dining and lining up. After...More

Thank howsta
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great little cafe with delicious food and atmosphere. Baked eggs with chorizo was amazing! Cute shared table idea as well as normal seating. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Melbourne.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We are visiting Melbourne for a few days and found this cafe for breakfast via trip advisor. The coffee and food were excellent, as was the service. One of us had the mushrooms and the other had the porridge. Both dishes were delicious with good,...More

Thank Odette M
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
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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hi do you have wine tours to hunter valley? If there is, do they pick up guests from the hotel? Thank you
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
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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