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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 #20 of 4,001 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French, Spanish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Kuala Lumpur
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Long queue at this restaurant. Had baked eggs with Chorizo sausage with a Cappuccino and it was amazing. Service was excellent. Visit during less peak hours. The downside of the place is that the space is cramp and it opens until 3pm only.

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Delicious french breakfast! Full but not overflowing, we were there on a weekday morning. I was a bit wary of the prices on the menu, but you definitely get a full plate with lots of fancy touches. Very friendly and efficient staff made the morning very pleasant.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Came here on a weekday at around 11am and found the restaurant totally cute, local and adorable. We were in a group of 5 and they seated us in around 30 mins. The food was very good - we ordered the baked eggs (a signature dish), coddled eggs, pork belly with eggs, duck confit. The food was served quickly (within... More

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Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The place is actually in hardware street...across from.hardware lane...and its tucked behind the fascade so you need to walk right into the alley to find it Once there, its a busy place for breakfast but staff were very nice and friendly and accomodative to our breakfast requirements. The food is good though but a bit pricey even for australian standards.... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We ate here on a weekend trip to Melbourne. Located in one of Melbourne's great little laneways, we knew it was probably going to be good, by the crowds waiting to get in. There was about a 30 minute wait for a table which we spent getting a wake up coffee nearby. Lots of great menu choices catering for a... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We like everything about this place, the location, setup, service, presentation and of course the food.

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The food here was very nice but be prepared to wait in line for a table and still wait further again for your food to arrive. We did go on Fathers Day however which might have explained it, but I have heard a lot of stories before about it being busy generally. Still, once you're in, the food really is... More

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Canberra, Australia
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This place seems to be a favourite for food bloggers and of other TA reviewers but I thought it was no better than quite a few other breakfast places in Melbourne and not as good as the best. Two of us queued for about 10 minutes and sat on a communal table which was no problem. I don't eat eggs... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

Perfect place to stop for breakfast! What a find! Amazing coffee and really efficient and friendly service.

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Manila, Philippines
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Got here for breakfast on a busy weekday and the experience is pleasant. People coming are half for to-go and half for dine-in thus we didn't find it long to have a table. First, I had Hot Chocolate. It was deconstructed with chocolate paste in the cup and chocolate liquid for pouring. The best hot chocolate I ever had. Perfect... More

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Address: 120 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9078 5992
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Melbourne CBD
Cuisine: French, Spanish

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