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Affogato Espresso Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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29 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wed - Fri 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Brisbane, Australia
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went back to this cafe, but unfortunately it's not as good as it used to be. No almond milk, so so food and the atmosphere is just not the same.

Thank Ruth T
Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We deliberately visited this cafe for Saturday morning breakfast based on Tripadvisor reviews. However, we were pretty disappointed. Service, food, attention, cleanliness were all pretty average. Wouldn't recommend this place. In fact we felt that Hardware Lane in general is pretty tired and very dirty. There was lots of litter and cigarette butts on the ground right throughout the lane.... More 

Thank AdamandJulieCole
Auckland, New Zealand
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to grab a coffee. Cool street with atmosphere. Great coffee too. Hubby loved the fact that the coffee cups had big enough handles to hold not the poxy ones that you can't hold because the handles are so small.

Thank NZart
Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty damn good. Amongst a sea of cafes we picked this one from the reviews on trip advisor. Had the Kasundi and my partner had the atlantic. Both delish.

Thank Memory N
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131 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called in for breakfast and we got a table straight away. The staff were friendly and helpful and were happy to discuss and accommodate any dietary requirements. They can do gluten free, vegetarian and dairy free as well. We didn't need vegan but I'm sure they would do this too. The food was delicious, my partner said the little... More 

Thank TasMum
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, but disappointed with the Egg Affogatto. Felt nothing fresh to balance the meal and the hollandaise sauce made it too heavy.

Thank Saeed E
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Arrived in Melbourne in the morning, looked up in Trip Advisor for a good place to have breakfast near the hotel and found this one. Staff is very friendly. Had a single shot long black and egg Florentine, good presentation. Coffee was a bit sour, not to my taste. Poached eggs were cooked to perfection, bacon was a bit hard... More 

Thank Tianee
Darwin, Australia
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114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Melbourne seems to be fueled by caffeine. Every nook and cranny looks to host an espresso machine worked by wonderfully talented baristas keeping the Great Sourhern Capital watered and fed. How then do you choose the best one for you? I go by two simple rules. Avoid the big chains where everything is to a formula and the only surprise... More 

Thank Bunburyoz
Fabeanna, Owner at Affogato Espresso Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our cafe. We are really happy that you had a great experience at our cafe and we hope that you come to visit us again next time you're in Melbourne!! More 

Toowoomba, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We discovered Affogato when looking for breakfast early on Saturday morning. The chef was very welcoming and quickly provided a high chair for our 2 year old daughter. Fabulous coffee arrived quickly, followed by delicious breakfast. All three dishes were great and the gluten free option was much appreciated. It was so good we went back on Sunday and had... More 

Thank nsk493
Fabeanna, Owner at Affogato Espresso Bar, responded to this review

On behalf of the Chef and staff we thank you so much for your review and we hope to see you again next time you're in Melbourne! More 

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114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

A little touch of Italy surrounded by Korea in Hardware lane, great for a quick brunch, very friendly staff and plenty of tables outside to watch the passing parade. Lots of gluten free items across the range of tasy foods and a great breakfast menu. The fritters are fabulous and the Atlantic Eggs brings lashings of frsh succulent salmon. Coffee... More 

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Fabeanna, Owner at Affogato Espresso Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review we hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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: 61396425593

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

Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
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 of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.