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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 #19 of 4,030 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
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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

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

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
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 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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Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This place is bang on the money. Very nice décor, friendly/helpful staff an awesome menu and great prices. The place was buzzing, lots of people but luckily for me (this time round) I was dining alone on a business trip so I managed to skip the queue. I was spoilt for choice with the menu but went for the lunch... More

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Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Ambience setting is cosy but I will say the price vs quality of food is towards the high side. Will give a miss if you have other better plan

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Breakfast is tricky for my wife and I. She's a Coeliac and I don't eat eggs!!!! The friendly waiter made us feel at ease and talked us through some good options. Coffee was hot and tasty. Our breakfast came in good time and was excellent. Would recommend.

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Darwin, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Enjoyed a very delicious breakfast here with work colleagues while in Melbourne for a conference. Amazing food and atmosphere. Staff friendly and only a short wait for a table. I loved this place and will definitely be back when in Melbourne. Also great value for money....

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