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Affogato Espresso Bar

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Central Business District
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29 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9642 5593
07:00 - 15:30
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Mon 07:00 - 15:30
Wed - Fri 07:00 - 15:30
Sat - Sun 07:30 - 16:00
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks 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 or smashed avocado on sourdough toast. Presentation was very relaxed the French toast that I... More 

Thank Leo661
Nelson, New Zealand
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 are also excellent, and the staff are always friendly and helpful.

Thank Mara B
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204 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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
Adelaide, Australia
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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. They have a good selection of food so you shouldn't go wrong enjoy...

Thank Rickjlm
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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1,771 reviews
1,009 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 897 helpful votes
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 all convinced by the 'hollandaise sauce'), and the coffee was rather too bitter for my... More 

Thank GrumpsDC
Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 of had a warning in the menu. My eggs were poached perfectly, I had them... More 

Thank Misstraveller1993
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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. My "Affogato" breakfast (poached eggs with smashed avacardo) was amazing. Do try this place -... More 

Thank MsCapybara
Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
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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 along the Hardware Lane. The coffee was simply fantastic and the two poached eggs &... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
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!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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