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Affogato Espresso Bar

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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, Lunch, Coffee & Tea

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  • 59
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  • 27
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  • 7
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  • 1
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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
Quick tasty breakfast

Stopped in for a coffee and quick breakfast and wasn't disappointed. The avocado on grain toast was delicious. Great size and I added some smoked salmon which was no problem at all. Friendly and quick service .... Definitely recommend this place to others

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Renee F
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English first
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Stopped in for a coffee and quick breakfast and wasn't disappointed. The avocado on grain toast was delicious. Great size and I added some smoked salmon which was no problem at all. Friendly and quick service .... Definitely recommend this place to others

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Coolum Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Recently spent a week in Melbourne CBD. Dined here for breakfast and have to say out of all the dining out we did, this was the most prompt and friendly customer service we experienced. All staff were polite, knowledgeable and efficient. Coffee and meals came out quick and were delicious! Kudos to the barista as this was the best coffee... More 

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Hawera, New Zealand
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31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Mum and I wanted to try a new cafe so we chose Affogato in Hardware Lane. Our waiter was lovely and did his best to negotiate the busyness of the Mother's Day breakfast crowd on a rainy day. I had a lovely plate of French toast with maple syrup that was delicious. The flowers on the table added a nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Chose this place for a late breakfast and very glad we did. The service was prompt, coffee was good, and the meals we had were perfect. I had the Kasoundi - perfect poached eggs, avocado, bacon and sauce - a taste explosion and just beautiful. My partner had fried eggs (exactly how he ordered them!) with chipolata and bacon. After... More 

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Melbourne
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Todays lunch of Zuchinni fritters was yummo. Fresh flavours and well presented. Found the service and staff cheerful, efficient and polite.

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Great menu especially for those with gluten intolerance (as many options). Bearded guy taking orders and making coffees was uber stressed and highly strung at 7.30am in the morning - only 30 mins after opening - so who knows what he'd be like later in the day. The food and coffee was ok but the lack of service soured the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A friend & I visited on our way to the airport on a Sunday morning. Great coffee & milkshakes. Food was tasty & definitely hit the spot. Service is friendly & fast. Would love to come back for lunch!

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Brisbane
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

While most of Melbourne was closed up on Good Friday most of the cafes in Hardware lane were open!!!! and Affogato proved not to disappoint, I have been here a few times and the food is always good, although they were extremely busy and the brekky took a while to come but it hit the spot.

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Gold Coast
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133 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

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?