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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 #16 of 4,130 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Katoomba, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

While the wait of 45 minutes wasn't entirely worth it, it was pretty damn good. Serving sizes are generous- the cakes are huge, prices are fairly reasonable and the coffee was excellent- the flat white was insanely smooth. The waitresses/waiters were also really nice- we had a good laugh with a few. It is perhaps overhyped a bit- it's not... More 

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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I love this place and visit it every time I'm in Melbourne. We arrived 9am on Sunday and there was already a large queue starting to form. We were seated with 5min of arrival as we were only a party of 2 and lucked it with the timing :) we both ordered the baked chorizo eggs - yum yum yum.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The coffee here is excellent, I recommend to buy some beans from them. The breakfast here is phenomenal, probably the best I've ever had, it was really busy in the morning, so good to get in early. We were lucky to have other people stand in line for us, and then we joined them. I had the salmon and avocado... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

nice breakfast (not the best) but we had to wait in line for about 20 mins to be seated and i wouldn't bother again

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Not sure what the commotion is about this place. Took my wife of lunch and did not enjoy the food at all. The twice cooked pork was bland and clearly had arrived via a micro wave oven. The apple that was part of the dish was cooked a few days ago it was absolutely dry and had an even drier... More 

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Narooma, Australia
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We at a little later than our norm. About 8.30 am and place was very crowded. People catching up for breakfast before starting work and heaps grabbing a takeaway coffee. If you arrive peak time expect to queue share a table with others and have your coffee arrive after you have eaten. Happened to us. I accept the place would... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We were lucky enough to get a seat quickly for breakfast. About 10 minutes after we arrived people started streaming in and actually started lining up to have breakfast here. The food was absolutely delicious, service impeccable and atmosphere was awesome! Really loved the fitout and all the little touches!

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Sydney, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

This place came highly recommended and it didn't disappoint. We visited midweek, and no problem getting a table for breakfast although it did get quite busy and people were waiting for tables. The menu is interesting and extensive. My partner rated the coffee highly and the pork belly for breakfast was a real winner. I had the continental breakfast which... More 

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Hobart, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Had brekkie with friends and pretty good all around. Service was good for a crowded little venue. Meals came out quickly amd we thought across the board they were good (but not outstanding). Coffee was decent amd scored 73 out of 100 on the international coffee scale!

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Brisbane, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Hidden away a bit but worth the find. Well priced brekky, heaps of options and great coffee. Loved the vibe and whilst busy, only had to wait 5-10 mins after putting our names down on a Sunday morning. Thumbs up.

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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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