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Affogato Espresso Bar

29 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9642 5593
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“affogato” (45 reviews)
“poached eggs” (13 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
29 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Dropped in for breakfast. Nice people, friendly service. Coffee great, food fresh and well cooked, portions a bit small for the price but tasty. Eggs were magnificent. Please try.

Thank Craig G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

May I say average at best, I visit Hardware Lane quite often generally for breakfast meetings I had a breakfast meeting with 10 business people today and a mix of choice from the menu ranging from poached eggs on sourdough to French toast with bacon...More

Thank Leo661
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Affogato is becoming our regular brunch spot on the weekends after stumbling upon it one cool and overcast day. Brunch menu is extensive (3 pages) and do an excellent meal. Do believe brunch is all day on the weekends, not sure about week days. Coffees...More

Thank Mara B
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Popped in for Sunday Brunch, and was not disappointed - the grub and coffee were great, and the staff friendly :-)

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This place is a must for anyone wanting to try something a little bit different, the food is amazing, the coffee brilliant and the staff always friendly we go there every trip to Melbourne and never had a problem reasonable price excellent food and service....More

Thank Rickjlm
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We sought this place out (which involved us in quite a walk from our hotel) for our last breakfast in Melbourne based on the positive reviews on TA. The food was OK but no more (we both opted for Affogato eggs but were not at...More

Thank GrumpsDC
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We stopped in for breakfast, not a lot of tables but we managed to get a table for 7. They were shorted staffed a waitress that day but service was still nice. Everyone loved their meals, although one had a salsa that the spice could...More

Thank Misstraveller1993
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a take away coffee and croissant. The coffee was ok, not the best. But the croissant was lovely. The staff were also very friendly

Thank awkwardmax
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We had a delicious breakfast and superb flat white coffees at this little street cafe located in Hardware Lane (at the Bourke Street end). With friendly staff, great food and the delightful ambience of sitting outside I would definitely return next time I'm in Melbourne....More

Thank MsCapybara
Reviewed 11 December 2016

With a late sleep in at our hotel, my wife & I went looking for an all-day breakfast cafe in the Melbourne CBD, we tried Hardware Societe on a recommendation however there was a 45-60 min wait and found this little gem of a place...More

Thank katieandbron
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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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
07:30 - 16:00
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9642 5593
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Affogato Espresso Bar is a quirky little Cafe situated in iconic Hardware Lane with alfresco dining. The cafe has a delicious modern Australian menu, welcoming atmosphere, friendly service and this makes it the perfect choice for breakfast, brunch or lunch with many Gluten Free and Vegetarian options available. If you're in for a sweet treat, why not try our delicious Waffles and Pancakes or our popular Gluten Free Muffins, Brownies & Cakes all made on the premises!!