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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” (249 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 2 days ago via mobile

This place is excellent. Great coffee, cute decor, amazing food. We had the fried brioche and the eggs, croquets, and pork belly, which was to die for. Generous portions and fantastic flavours. It's no wonder that it's such a popular spot! I would highly recommend...More

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Hardware Societe serves good breakfast menu with hearty portion. The food was authentically delicious and the ambience was great. One of the must visit Breakfast/Brunch spot in Melbourne.

Thank Kangtao
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is my favourite pit stop for breakfast each time I visit Melbourne. French flair with creative twists such as scallops & cauliflower purée baked eggs. And the presentation of the dishes is always impeccable.

Thank Andrei B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent breakfast, although note the portions are large - non Americans will not need lunch after breakfasting here! The Beef Benedict was particularly good. Thanks

1  Thank James H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me friend and I dined at The Hardware Societe and were not disappointed. She lives nearby and has never managed to visit because of the long queues but yesterday we were lucky! The pork belly was delicious and it was all cooked to perfection. We...More

Thank leanneonline
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was amazing and I’ll definitely be back when I go to Melbourne again! It was a different take on classic dishes

Thank Jeremy L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best breakfast in town - delicious!! Can't wait for our next visit... will definitely be recommending to friends

Thank loucampbell707
Reviewed 1 week ago

the baked eggs were amazing! worth the wait in line. would happily eat this for every meal - breakfast lunch and dinner

Thank joanna45494
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at about 8am on a Tuesday and the tables inside were full but plenty of seats outside. We decided to wait for a table indoors; took about 5 mins only. Started with Beef Cheek Benedict. The apple, water chestnut and shallot salad was...More

1  Thank PerthBlueSky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must place to have in breakfast when in Melbourne. The food is fantastic. I just had to go back one more time before I went home. I am counting the weeks before I go to Melbourne to visit my daughter and for...More

Thank Teresa T
Central Business District
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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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Questions & Answers
29 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from hellodi | Property representative |
Yes the brioche is cooled in a seperate clean pan
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, Kids, Child-friendly
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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