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The Hardware Societe

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120 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9078 5992
Today
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Superb Breakfast

Tastiest breakfast in Melbourne. Super busy on weekends so get there early to avoid lining up. All 3 of our breakfasts were top notch. Especially the lobster Benedict. 😊

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Ben H
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Mermaid Waters, Australia
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Me and my partner are couple of foodies from Sydney and we fly to Melbourne monthly for food weekends. I was quite excited trying the Hardware Societe after reading all the excellent reviews about it, however we both thought it was a bit of a let down. We tried the famous baked eggs with chorizo and the Breakfast cassoulet. Let's... More 

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Mermaid Waters, Australia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Tastiest breakfast in Melbourne. Super busy on weekends so get there early to avoid lining up. All 3 of our breakfasts were top notch. Especially the lobster Benedict. 😊

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Came on a Saturday morning and waited for 40 mins for a table, which is fine if the food was good. The food was very average. Baked eggs was good but it's really hard to get eggs wrong in my opinion. I like eggs anyway if you know what I mean. Pork belly was a disappointment. We came at a... More 

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Noosa, Australia
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89 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Ate here on a Monday morning (public holiday). Originally told wait was 20 minutes, we ended up waiting around 40 minutes, but totally worth it. Everything was perfect - staff, food, menu options! The hot chocolate is one of the best I've ever had. The food was incredible. I'd eat here every day if I could!

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Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. I was excited to try this place. It was a Thursday at 10.30am and we queued for 20 minutes but like all the other reviews say it was soooo worth it. We were lucky to sit on stools at a high bench looking directly into the kitchen. Watching the speed and skill... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Some really innovative breakfast ideas to be found here, including duck and lobster menu items. All that we tried were first-rate. Courteous staff who manage the congested times with ease and make everything flow. Excellent coffee and in one of those splendid Melbourne laneways. Perfect!

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Perth, WA
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

When we arrived on the Saturday we were told that it would take about 30-45 mins for us to be seated and I could tell by the crowd of famished fellow foodies that it was going to be worth the wait. The host with the most was very efficient and made sure he kept everyone informed about exactly how close... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

The baked eggs are a absolute winner. The special in house iced tea is insanely delicious. The staff is charming , a must go for breakkie aficionados.

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Singapore
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

We were attended to as fast as we joined the queue and waited for a shorter time (than we were told) for a table. Service was quick but polite. Had the most amazing baked eggs with chirozo here. Definitely going back!

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Perth, Australia
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Saturday morning breakfast - waited 15 minutes to be seated at a shared table. Efficient, animated service. Perfect coffee (in fact had two). I had the chorizo baked eggs and husband had the cassoulet. Great portion size and delicious flavours. I just wished I could have eaten everything, but so filling. Definitely worth a visit. Coffee is so much cheaper... 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
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Spanish
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

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