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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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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“poached eggs” (15 reviews)
“fritters” (7 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 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.

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Ruth T
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....More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank AdamandJulieCole
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.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank NZart
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.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Memory N
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...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank TasMum
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.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Saeed E
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,...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Tianee
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...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Bunburyoz
Fabeanna, Owner at Affogato, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2016

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!!

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...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank nsk493
Fabeanna, Owner at Affogato, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2016

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!

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....More

Date of visit: June 2016
1  Thank travlbloke
Fabeanna, Owner at Affogato, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2016

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

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
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: +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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