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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” (230 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
120 Hardware St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had an amazing brunch. The Tuna Millefuille was so delicious. Coffee was fantastic and service friendly. Great atmosphere and definite must do in Melbourne!

Thank Love-Laugh-BeHappy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful coffee. The Lobster Benedict was outstanding. My husband had the roast mushrooms and the portion size was exceedingly generous.Highly recommend for a wonderful breakfast

Thank Jodie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and atmosphere at The Hardware Societe cafe is amazing. The location, ambience and people are fantastic - reminds me of Paris, and is a must go to when in Melbourne. The food also is very filling, so you always feel satisfied when you...More

Thank 246Mel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The walls of this pretty little cafe were ornate with butterflies of all shapes and sizes. I enjoyed 2 tasty coffees because they were just that good. The staff were very friendly. Take the time to visit this little gem!

Thank Beth B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After 30 mins of waiting we were placed at the crowded shared table without being asked our preference. We would've happily waited a little longer to have a small table for ourselves to have a cosy brunch with our daughters.(2 mothers and two daughters) However...More

Thank Cristy F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t forget the amazing taste that follows as you take the first bite! The waitress is also very friendly

Thank Michelle Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived quite early and got a table very quickly. We all had different breakfasts which included: pork belly and eggs; avocado smash with breakfast mushrooms on sourdough; asparagus with cheese and poached eggs; brioche with roasted pineapple and a ginger cheesecake mousse. I had...More

1  Thank Millie5R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 915am and it was crowded with customers. Queues were long and we were told to wait for 25-30min. To our surprise, we were seated in less than 15min after waiting. Service was great. We ordered scramble eggs, pork belly with egg and...More

Thank net4fun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had to queue but fortunately not too long! As we know in Melbourne a popular address must be earned .... but it was worth the waiting! Love the sharing tables atmosphere, food nice and tasty.

Thank Manon R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hardware Societe was recommended to me by a number of foodie friends as the one place you must not miss in Melbourne, and they weren't wrong. This place is fab! The decor and service is excellent and the food on another level. This isn't...More

Thank emilyeats2017
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Central Business District
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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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chrisbish1953
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
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momSydney
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
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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