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Affogato Espresso Bar

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Cafe, Australian
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29 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9642 5593
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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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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Thank awkwardmax
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Thank MsCapybara
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank katieandbron
Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Returned today for a second visit after meeting friends here yesterday. Their soy chai latte is perfect, no added sugar; just the way I love it. Followed that with a goats cheese and avocado toast, gluten free bread of exceptional quality. Friends had some of the gluten free muffins and could not tell the difference, except it tasted delicious. Today... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent coffee and service with a smile. Easy walk from our hotel on William St. Perfectly poached eggs!😛

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Staying in Melbourne for a weekend and not impressed with our hotel accomodation's buffet breakfast coffee from their Nescafé machines, we decided to go out and try find a decent coffee. Searched on line and found a place, but walked straight passed it - poorly branded shop front, but we did stumble on the Affogato Espresso in Hardware Lane a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Popped in for some Sunday Brunch, and I was not disappointed. Had a couple of strong coffees which were good. To eat had the Eggs Benedict and a Croissant - all very tasty. Reasonably priced and friendly staff - unlike the pushy ones down the other end of Hardware Lane. Would defo come again.

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Thank Paul M
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The staff were delightful at Affogato, and their menu had a lot of GF options. The chef made me French Toast on GF bread even though it wasn't listed as an option too! The coffee had some great body, there was no art to it's pour, but it tasted so good that we had two! I would head back here... More 

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Thank Ronni68
Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This café is so cute and the staff are really friendly! There is a lot to choose from for Breakfast, so much more than the other cafes in the area. What I liked about this place is that they don't hassle you to come and eat, unlike some places a couple of doors down. I had the Healthy Hit which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The staff is really welcoming with a fast service!! I had I Blt sandwich which was something great!! The coffee was even better then Italy !!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Australian
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 16:00
Monday
07:00 - 15:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:30
Thursday
07:00 - 15:30
Friday
07:00 - 15:30
Saturday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • 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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