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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” (240 reviews)
“croque madame” (33 reviews)
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7:30 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
120 Hardware St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had breakfast on a week end. busy place, make sure to get there early or you could have to wait to get a table. Menu is pretty interesting and few dishes actually sound good. We tried a chocolate croffin, the lobster & poached eggs, and...More

Thank streetfoodlover2014
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were surprised to turn up and see a line of people to get in. Whilst we didn't wait long, it was certainly worth the wait. The food was amazing, and everything that came out of the kitchen looked so good. The service was also...More

Thank Trishheagney
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very popular so be prepared to wait if busy. Nice venue but highly likely you will have to sit at a shared table if you a couple. I'm not bothered by that at all. Lovely coffee and fast friendly service. The food was excellent a...More

Thank Rachel A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If any restaurant captures what Melbourne’s food is about its Hardware Societe. Our youngest daughter had recommend we eat there after they had visited when they were last in Melbourne. I wasn’t overly impressed having to wait in line for a seat regardless of why...More

Thank jennyaspot
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fabulous! We waiting in line for around 15 mins. They indicated the wait would be 30 so we were delighted that it was quicker. The food was amazing. A different take on breakfast options. We all enjoyed our meal and the coffee.

Thank GuyNLouise
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great staff. Great location. Food was lovely. Really pleased we found this place. Highly recommended.

Thank drtgfnz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on a Saturday at 8am and got last inside table. The bar by the kitchen is great to sit at if you want to see the kitchen in action. I had baked eggs and scallop-amazing. Took friends back the next morning and had...More

1  Thank JHTyler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The queues can be off putting, when one walks past during the day. So we decided to come really early during the week- no queue :) Great coffee, super nice tea wonderful breakfast as per usual. The baked eggs are divine. Fried Brioche decadent &...More

Thank doz y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small and busy place featuring an open kitchen. Friendly and helpful service. We went for breakfast and tried the baked eggs which were very good. We also tried the muesli and the fried brioche which were good. Overall, al nice place to go to for...More

Thank DrHabib
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for breakfast this morning Got seating straight away Food was very rich but good. My wife asked for another coffee which never arrived We mentioned it when we went to pay and were told it was never ordered. Enough said Queue down the...More

Thank Gaigin
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
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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
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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