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Affogato Espresso Bar

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Melbourne CBD
Coffee Shop
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29 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Today
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A good choice for breakfast on a Sunday in the CBD!

My wife and I had breakfast at Affogato on Sunday before heading to Tullamarine for our flight home to the Gold Coast. It was a nice way to end our week in Melbourne. The staff were friendly and efficient, the food was tasty and the ambience of the lane was relaxing. A good choice for breakfast on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Gold Coast
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Gold Coast
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159 reviews 159 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had breakfast at Affogato on Sunday before heading to Tullamarine for our flight home to the Gold Coast. It was a nice way to end our week in Melbourne. The staff were friendly and efficient, the food was tasty and the ambience of the lane was relaxing. A good choice for breakfast on a Sunday in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Just what you want in a cafe. Lovely outdoor setting, huge breakfast menu, so hard deciding because It all looked amazing! Coffee was delicious and the customer service was awesome. The staff are very friendly :) Food came out and it was delicious. Try this place out if you are in the area!

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Marcoola
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We had originally sought out well known places for brunch (which became lunch) as the search went on since everything seemed closed in the Xmas-NYE period in Melbourne. Came across this intensely busy place and found a recently vacated table. The frenetic server (the guy with the beard who may actually have been the manager of this little anarchistic collective)... More 

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Sale, Australia
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33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

You can be confident of being happy here. The setting in the lane beautiful particularly on a nice day. The service is top class - the guy running the place, literally runs, in between the tables with not much space, remembering every order himself. Meals are provided in very good time. Food was really high quality. It looked and tasted... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We loved our food. Tasty options, huge variety, and gluten-free options to really enjoy! I want this place to set up in my hometown.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I'm so glad we found this place! After receiving no help from our hotel with suggestions on a good place to eat breakfast I did a quick search online and Hardware Lane popped up. We headed down to see what was on offer on 9th December and this quirky little restaurant looked appealling so we gave it a go and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We were here nice and early on Saturday morning so it wasn't too crowded however there were already people there, a major plus for us was that it opened early 7.30am (7am Monday to Friday). It's in a little little lane way - Hardware Lane which has quiet a few cafe's and lovely little restaurants and shops. There is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Had brekky here, food was amazing, definitely try the Kasoundi eggs! I'm coming back for more. Service very friendly and a great location. Coffee also good. Couldn't fault it, can't wait to come back to Melbourne just for this place

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Sydney, Australia
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19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Found in Hardware Lane, which is lined with cafes and cake shops. Exuberant staff having fun making people smile. Good food. Tables are too close to comfortably allow prams or strollers.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

we went here years ago and unfortunately it seems to have lost some of it's sparkle and vibe. i remember this was the place to go for a funky breakfast and amazing coffee. unfortunately the wait staff looked tired (they probably are!), the service was lacklustre and the food was ok but nothing out of the ordinary and coffee was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Melbourne CBD
  • Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?