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The Hardware Societe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
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
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120 Hardware St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went on a Friday morning and were lucky to get a seat without reservation and queue. The food was very delicious and so was the coffee. Also, the desserts are a joy! However, 80+ bucks for a breakfast is a bit much. Also, I...More

Thank S W
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Hardware Societe is my go to breakfast hangout when i'm in Melbourne. Sure there are many times when you have to wait for a table, but the food is exceptional, the service impeccable and the coffee is just perfect...so I'm always happy to wait....More

Thank buddah_in_blue_jeans
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little cafe- had actually tried their sister cafe in Paris and loved it. The Melbourne cafe didn’t disappointed either. Great staff, great food, great coffee, small wine list with an adequate selection. So many delicious sounding meals to try - have to go back.

Thank Ross H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cafe societe hardware lane has another place over the street walked in at 2.30 should of been told they were closing because was a complete waste of time and money, specifically asked for a strong flat white what do l get a weak flat white,...More

Thank Ricky D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived and queued for 10 minutes on Saturday morning. As a group of four we joined a larger table. Could have been fun but our table guests were translating everything on their phones and struggled with english. We ordered eggs benedict with lobster, baked...More

Thank glennnewark
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is hands down the best breakfast i've had in melbourne. I had the mushrooms and poached eggs. My partner had the baked eggs and chorizo. Both fantastic. As was the coffee. This place should be a must for anyone visiting melbourne.

Thank tess m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just rocked up here one Sunday morning at 11 and there was a line of about 6/8 waiting to be seated but we were seated in less than 5 minutes. Our seats were right In front on the kitchen on a high stool and...More

Thank Dallas69r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for a morning brekky or brunch! We had wonderful cappuccinos and fresh squeezed orange juice. My husband ordered the Roasted Mushrooms, and I had the special of the day which was a raspberry jam filled French toast (pictured). We sat at the bar...More

Thank Jacq2319
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had a really nice breakfast here. Service was warm and friendly. dishes were huge so you might want to share. great coffee.

Thank Bob T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I haven’t been here in ages and had a tasty breakfast but I did find the menu quite odd. There wasn’t much in the way of more health conscious options but the food was delicious.

1  Thank Anthony K
Central Business District
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city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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