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29 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9642 5593
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“poached eggs” (15 reviews)
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Australian, Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
29 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Stumbled upon this restaurant in the laneway and was not disappointed. Staff were great and the waiting time was short even though it was fairly busy. If your stomach can handle it, get the big breakfast!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jbparker9678
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We decided to go to Hardware Lane to see if we could find somewhere for breakfast, we are glad we chose this one, the waitress was lovely, energetic and enthusiastic, the menu substantial and well priced and we felt welcome and relaxed. The coffee and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 330alicen
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

I went to this restaurant by myself and I got marvelous customer service and great food! What else really customer would like to have? Definitely going to be my go-to restaurant every time when I'm in Melbourne!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank iidaeine
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

I ate a late lunch at Affogato today and the service was terrible. It took ages for the waitress to take my order and when she finally did, she got it wrong and I had to correct her. When my burger arrived there was a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Georgia K
Fabeanna, Owner at Affogato, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2018

I usually don't respond to online reviews but in this case I really feel like I need to reply. First of all the cafe has not changed hands unless your last visit was more than 3 years ago, so that 4/5 star rating is a...More

Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Maybe we were lucky but service was quick and friendly. One of the dishes was completely wrong which was quickly removed and a fresh version came not too much later. Eggs were really well cooked. The sauce might be a bit heavy but it tasted...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank BgLon
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Went here for a traditional Affogato, their coffee is very good and therefore the Affogato did not disappoint! Service was prompt and friendly (and Italian too!) If you havent tried this way of serving coffee, this is a great to place to try it!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Nick P
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

In this day an age a lot of locations create interesting and amazing dishes. This location serves breakfast as you would expect it. Coffee & Juice are fantastic. Wait persons are smiling and attentive.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Steve A
Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

Slightly off the main breakfast area, this place turned out to be our favorite breakfast in Melbourne. I really enjoyed the avocado toast. If you are making a dish with only 3 ingredients, all of them had better be of good quality, they were. Good...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank BostonTravelynn
Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

Set in trendy Hardware Lane this small cafe delivers a reasonably range of burgers and panini. Was surprise to wait forty minutes for ours to arrive, given it was not busy? Overall good service and atmosphere

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Zambuck2037
Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

This cafe is a real gem, hidden away from the main street! We had breakfast and both the food & service was wonderful, so friendly & quick. They have plenty of gluten free options as well, a lovely place to go.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Narelle C
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9642 5593
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Affogato is a quirky little Cafe situated in iconic Hardware Lane with alfresco dining. The cafe has a delicious modern Australian menu, welcoming atmosphere, friendly service and this makes it the perfect choice for breakfast, brunch or lunch with many Gluten Free and Vegetarian options available. If you're in for a sweet treat, why not try our delicious Waffles and Pancakes or our popular Gluten Free Muffins, Brownies & Cakes all made on the premises!!
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