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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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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
120 Hardware St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nicely smoked tuna millefeuille served with two poach eggs 5/5 priced at AUD26, and Baked egg acceptably good at 4/5 priced at AUD20. This restaurant can easily be found near the end of hardware street where many are queuing outside the little restaurant waiting to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mamaktang
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We waited for exactly 15 minutes to get a table in this cute cafe that was buzzing with crowd. There was this long wait and we weren't sure if it would be worth it.... Called for Hot Chocolates, Chai Latte, Baked Egg with Chorizo, Lobster...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Ozzy-Kunnu
Reviewed 1 week ago

A colleague recommended this place - and it didn’t disappoint. Very busy (always a good sign) but was definitely worth the wait.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 2bshaw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have heard great things about this iconic Melbourne establishment and it didn't disappoint. Quickly directed to an outside table, able to watch the world go by. Menu is exciting and creative, coffee good. I had the fior de berrata, a creative vegetarian dish that was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 972antonyb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy French cafe where the food is delicious and different. Food was served very hot and was delicious with good portion size. Would recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 868lizj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small little place, DELISH breakfast. I had the poached eggs and smoothie and it was really amazing. Strongly suggest you try!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kennysullivan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place never disappoints ! I’ve bought friends here and recommended friends to come here and they all fall in love ! It’s beautiful food and breakfast not like anywhere else ! Friendly wait staff and definitely worth the wait in the queue

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lkamphuis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came on a Sunday morning, had to queue for a bit but being on my own I was seated pretty quickly at a shared table. Very good coffee, I asked the waiter for recommendations as I was wavering between the lobster benedict and the tuna,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank StineBL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly impressed with the food. I ordered Lobster Benedict served with poached eggs on a black bun which was absolutely delicious and very reasonably priced ($26) considering the there was a good amount of lobster served with the dish. I dined solo and sat at...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Damian S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Monday morning and were lucky enough to get a table straight away. Our mouths were watering as we looked over the menu and we placed our orders quite quickly. The coffees we ordered arrived promptly but it would have been better...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sophia G
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
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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Questions & Answers
28 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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 14:00
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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