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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” (226 reviews)
“croque madame” (33 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 yesterday via mobile

Simply wonderful! Good service. Packed...and I was there at 7:45am! And there was a queue when I left.

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Tried here after many good reviews. Only had a wait of about 15-20 minutes, which wasn't a problem for us. Usually a wait indicates a great place. I wasn't disappointed. I had Eggs Benedict on beef cheeks and my wife had the baked eggs with...More

Thank mandp141
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Get in early to avoid the queue. The choices are all good here and the coffee is on point. Gets really busy, especially on weekends but worth a wait. Breakfast set you back $20+, but they are big meals, beautifully plated and full of pleasant...More

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First I would say this is a French style rather than an Australian cafe, visited twice was not enough during my one week stay in Melbourne. The beef cheek benedict highly recommended. The food itself is already impeccable but what surprised me is the brown...More

Thank Kelvin L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have tried to visit a few times on previous trips but always busy. So this time I was glad to finally try it out. Coffee was nice service attentive enough. I had the baked eggs which were very tasty. Would go again.

Thank Flowerdog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Straight from the airport to Hardware Societe! Never disappointed with the delightful staff, fabulous ambiance & a menu that has so many choices. We couldn’t resist the Roasted Mushrooms - absolutely delicious! Have to go back tomorrow for breakfast just don’t know if I can...More

Thank theladyj2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We waited for many many weeks to get a seat at this place for Brunch. Finally on a weekday, the waiting time was less than 10 mins so we grabbed the opportunity. We got a seat in the outdoor area which is warmed by the...More

Thank Devdarshini
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Congrats to the team at The Hardware Society. It had been three years since I last had breakfast there and quality was still high. Enjoyed a burrata and egg b'fast - very tasty! Coffee by Padre was equally fine

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was great. Our waiter showed us personal photos of the dishes to help with our selection. The duck was incredible. The self constructed mocha was delicious and I was very impressed that the concoction stayed warm.

Thank uncok8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere and really cosy. They had one big table for everyone to sit at and the chefs cooked behind you. Really cool concept. Food was fantastic too.

Thank Anshula D
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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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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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