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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 #12 of 4,037 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French, Spanish
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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  • Spanish first
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Singapore
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111 reviews 111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We were referred to this cafe by our hotel concierge. At 8:30 am on a Saturday morning there was already a queue. After a 15 minute wait we were seated at the counter. This is a tough spot to sit if you cannot make up your mind because you are facing the open kitchen and everything looks amazing! We chose... More

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brisbane queensland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

First visit yesterday. Menu options interesting and varied. Baked eggs fantastic. Good coffee. Great service. No bookings but worth the wait.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

this place is great. tucked down a little laneway, great service and fabulous breakfast and coffee. must go here for breakfast if you are in melbourne.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

this place can be really crowded in the weekend. they do a very tasty brunch, savoury and sweet they are both good at it, also very rich hot chocolate.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Came here for brunch on day 2 of our Melbourne trip and it definitely lives up to the hype. We got there just after 10am and there was already a queue out the door so would suggest getting there early. We only had to wait about 15 minutes before we got seated. I had the savory special of the day.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Have been here a few times across a number of months (years, even). Remains consistently good. Can't go past the baked eggs, even though there are other tempting items on the menu. Milkshakes are also good. Chipper and bright decor. Cheerful staff. They have expanded the space so there are more tables now than there used to be, and they... More

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Breakfast at the Hardware Societe will not disappoint. Everything tastes great. The rice pudding with pear and spicy peach juice was amazing. My omelette was the best I've tasted! I only wish it wasn't our last day otherwise I would have been back the next morning!

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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We passed this cafe many times over a couple of days as it was near out hotel and couldn't face or get over the length of the queues to get in! Lucky for us we tried our luck on our final morning in Melbourne and as it was an early Saturday morning we got a table straight away. This place... More

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This place is a must visit in Melbourne. The food is absolutely delicious, I'm not even a dessert person and the desserts are amazing. Make sure you plan your visit and get there in advance to put your name down.

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Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you're after breakfast, brunch or lunch, you can't go past the Hardware Societe! Whenever you go, there will always be a line. The lines are longer on weekends. We went for brunch on a Wednesday at 10:30am, and there was still a line - although, it only took about 15 minutes to get in. We found that if you're... 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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