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Affogato Espresso Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
Cafe, Australian
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29 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
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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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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying in Melbourne for a weekend and not impressed with our hotel accomodation's buffet breakfast coffee from their Nescafé machines, we decided to go out and try find a decent coffee. Searched on line and found a place, but walked straight passed it - poorly branded shop front, but we did stumble on the Affogato Espresso in Hardware Lane a... More 

Thank David L
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140 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for some Sunday Brunch, and I was not disappointed. Had a couple of strong coffees which were good. To eat had the Eggs Benedict and a Croissant - all very tasty. Reasonably priced and friendly staff - unlike the pushy ones down the other end of Hardware Lane. Would defo come again.

Thank Paul M
Canberra, Australia
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213 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

The staff were delightful at Affogato, and their menu had a lot of GF options. The chef made me French Toast on GF bread even though it wasn't listed as an option too! The coffee had some great body, there was no art to it's pour, but it tasted so good that we had two! I would head back here... More 

Thank Ronni68
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

This café is so cute and the staff are really friendly! There is a lot to choose from for Breakfast, so much more than the other cafes in the area. What I liked about this place is that they don't hassle you to come and eat, unlike some places a couple of doors down. I had the Healthy Hit which... More 

Thank Flo P
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

The staff is really welcoming with a fast service!! I had I Blt sandwich which was something great!! The coffee was even better then Italy !!

Thank Gregorio V
Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

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 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

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 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 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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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, 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, Kids, 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?

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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.
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