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The Hardware Societe

120 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
+61 3 9078 5992
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Ranked #12 of 4,075 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Spanish
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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192 reviews 192 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

My wife and I came here for breakfast on Saturday. We were lucky and didn't have to wait for a table. They have great table management and will pair persons up at tables so you don't have wasted chairs and people waiting long. Very unique menu which made it extremely difficult to choose. My wife had the scrambled eggs with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Had a delicious breakfast and great coffee. Thank you tripadvisor folks for putting me onto this place. Baked eggs deux. Mmm.

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The food was delicious. Worth every second we spent outside q-ing. As we were a big grp, we had to wait for some time before we could get a table even though we were there before 10. After our meal at around 11 plus, the q was insane, so do reach earlier. I enjoyed the pork belly with eggs. The... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

We had to wait for 20 minutes before finding ourselves olace to sit. This place is always full of people. So dont worry. Your food wont be compromised by that. Server is very attentive. There coffee is must try....

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SIngapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

There was a long queue when we reached there. But the staff seeing we had really young children with us, ushered us to a cozy corner in the cafe to wait for our turn. The concept, presentation of the food and taste was fantastic. A place to feast with your senses.

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I'd heard about the fact that there could be a wait to get a seat as the food was so good, so I made sure we got there about 8.30am on Sunday morning - the place was already very busy. I loved everything about this cafe' - from the December Calendar written on the tiled wall, to the quirky decorations,... More 

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Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We had the most wonderful experience here for breakfast, so much so that we went back two days later! The service was faultless, waiters are extremely friendly and helpful and our orders came really quickly. The breakfast menu is varied and inventive, and every meal we saw was just perfect. Highly recommended! Make sure you get there early.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The food is very intense and flavoursome. a little goes a long way! I think the tasting plate would have been a more sensible option, or perhaps even ordering half of what you feel like eating, then more if you are still hungry after that.

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Adelaide, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Visited here for breakfast. There were 4 adults and my 3 month old son in a pram. The place was quite crowded but they managed to find us a suitable table quite quickly. Doesn't seem a place to linger given the queue outside. Food was awesome. Very yummy baked eggs, burger and pork belly. Unfortunately coffee was a little weak... More 

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New Zealand
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80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We came here just after 8 on a Saturday morning after reading about the queues. None this morning even at 8.45 when we left, maybe 3/4 full. Service was swift. I thoroughly enjoyed the fried brioche special with mango and pannacotta although it was a bit sweet, I think sprinkled with powdered sugar unnecessarily. My partner ordered the mushrooms. They... More 

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Additional Information about The Hardware Societe

Address: 120 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9078 5992
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Melbourne CBD
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisine: French, Spanish

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