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“Busy for a Reason”

The Hardware Societe
Ranked #21 of 4,245 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Spanish
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Dining options: Breakfast
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Prepare to wait around a while if you come for brunch, but it's worth it. Hardware Societe is just down a little alleyway in Melbourne and just a great place to hang out for a while. Excellent food as expected. There's a reason it's number one on the brunch recommendations for Melbourne.

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Really great brunch place, the type that makes Melbourne such a food Mecca, with a vibrant cafe society. Crowded, a bit of a wait but good food. Friendly service. Needs more tables and chairs.

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Reviewed October 5, 2012

Amazing food, amazing staff, amazing service. We ordered the sausage, feta and beetroot scrambled eggs and one of the specials of confit duck, polenta, wild mushrooms and poached eggs. Both to die for! Delicious coffee aswell! Looking forward to returning already!

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Reviewed October 5, 2012

I'm a fan - this place has it all. No wonder its always packed despite being hidden up an alleyway. Great coffee and inspired food

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Thank Barratt67
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Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

Had read a few good reviews, so decided to give this place a try on our recent trip to Melbourne. You know a place must be good when people are willing to wait 40 minutes in the cold!

Hot choc was amazing, coffee was yum. Had a sandwich with chorizo, which was great. Partner had eggs with chicken.., warning the chicken is cold.

I wish Sydney had cute little cafes like this!

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Thank Kimmmmmm
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