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The Hardware Societe

120 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
+61 3 9078 5992
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Ranked #7 of 3,887 restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: French, Spanish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I had the deux baked eggs dish with chorizo, potato, cheese, almonds, and parsley. It was very good. The mocha was made with very good chocolate, coffee, and steamed milk. The bread pudding I took away for lunch was also superb. I would definitely come back and sit at the bar with a view of the kitchen again. It was... More

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Belmont, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The presentation at this restaurant is excellent and the food is very good. My wife and I went for lunch and were enticed by looking at the food being delivered to the patrons. Although an outstanding presentation the food did not live up to the "look'. It is good- just not great. It was fairly pricey.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Marvellous. Worst part is food envy as every meal in the place looks fantastic. Can't wait to go again.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Great food, friendly service, prompt but never rushed. Be warned however that this place is so popular that you might have to wait awhile to get a table

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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Since hotel room not yet ready, I went to hardware societe for a breakfast after a long flight. Tried their signature chorizo baked eggs, it was yum! Portion was big, couldn't finished. I like their latte, it was good. Overallwas good but little bit overprice than other breakfast place.

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Sydney
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I went to The Hardware Societe on 30 Jan 2014. But there was a empty shop. I have heard so many people has good comments but ..... Where is the cafe? Is any one can let me know where exactly or when are they re open again?

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Cool location down a side street, with a great set up outside and in. Heard so much about it so I had to try it. PROS - Service was friendly and speedy - Presentation of food is amazing, love the little pots - Coffee is pretty good - Decor is really cute and welcoming CONS - The line up and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I was surprised to see reviews of this place dated December though the restaurant was closed since mid-November. The restaurant did not bother to place a notification on TripAdvisor or Urban Spoon sites where most people get information about this place. Or record a message on the phone. But the service was often the only complain about it though not... More

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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

tried the mushroom and asparagus which was surprisingly good as I never had this combination for breakfast before. the portion is good and free water is provided if you are still feeling thirsty after a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. the cafe is cozy and I will definitely go back to try other things on the menu if i'm... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The customer service isn't great but the food is amazing and the coffee is quite good. It gets VERY busy so try and avoid the peak times. An amazing place for breakfast. Worth a visit.

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