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Affogato Espresso Bar

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29 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
6196425593
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8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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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
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Hardware Lane is jam packed with trendy destinations, each trying to out do the other. Affogato Espresso gives you the sense that it really doesn't care what the others think - it is just there to serve a good coffee with an interesting accompaniment. We arrived just as the kitchen was closing but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
MickB53
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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Hardware Lane is jam packed with trendy destinations, each trying to out do the other. Affogato Espresso gives you the sense that it really doesn't care what the others think - it is just there to serve a good coffee with an interesting accompaniment. We arrived just as the kitchen was closing but the kindly chef was happy to make... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Breakfast was good but the coffee and service are the stars. This is a tiny place in Hardware Lane but well worth finding. Really friendly service and perfect coffee. I had the Affogato Eggs Bene which comes with mashed avocado and mushrooms. The mushrooms could have been a bit warmer but everything else was good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The food the coffee and the service was amazing! Couldn't ask for a better start to my trip to Melbourne! Couldn't recommend anywhere better!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Great coffee, quick service, and very tasty breakfast. I had the poached eggs with hollandaise sauce, it was mouth-watering.

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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is now my favorite cafe at the Melbs laneways. Food was tasty and coffee was great! The owner who runs it was very friendly. You have to try when you're in Melbourne. You too might keep coming back.It's my 2nd time!

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Great little cafe in Hardware Lane. Fantastic service and great quality meals. Cannot complain about anything....also reasonably priced. Do yourself a favour and try it.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Breakfast never looked better! the food here is amazing in this quaint cafe, excellent service and very relaxed atmosphere. Corn fritters are a must have! Will definitely go back 😊

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Stumbled across this gem! Staff were great and the brekky was unreal. The Kasoundi is a must! So tasty, we went back the next morning.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I went here based on the reviews. It was a let down. The coffee was great, but the food was bad. Bacon was over cooked at best, burnt was worst. Poached eggs were over cooked too.

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Berri, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Aside from excellent food, the staff are exceptionally friendly and welcoming. Customer service is what it's all about. For a little side street cafe, it has everything you look for when dining out. Breakfast menu is great, coffee is excellent. Give them a look when in Melbourne

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 6196425593

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:30 pm

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