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“Fresh, quality, wonderful” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Hardware Societe

The Hardware Societe
Ranked #11 of 4,055 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Grand Rapids, MI
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fresh, quality, wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

Did a little research and found this little gem. Always a bonus in Melbourne when a business is on a laneway. The vacuum siphon coffee was a highlight---although I would have preferred the vessel be of glass composition than plastic. Small point, but with everything of the highest quality, showcasing the ingredients, glass seemed respectful. The vaniila bean rice pudding was a taste experience. I'd recommend trying a few items to share/pass as all were a pleasure to experience. I'd characterize this cafe and an eatery focused on fresh, well executed food in a relaxed local environment. If on this side of the world again, Ill be back!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent Brunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

My wife and I paid it a visit as we are both into food. Menu is excellent. Prices were as expected. Nice decor.

Visited February 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“overated”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

breakfast was pretty ordinary, everyone talked this place up like it was heaven on earth, but to be honest, its too busy, the food isnt that great, and not that cheap either. probably would go again, coffee was good though and the teapots are cute....

Visited January 2013
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Sydney
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166 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Very good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

Well worth a visit, nice, hearty breakfasts, good quality produce, very unique tastes, can get busy so go early if possible, no reservations, nice coffee, well located, friendly and attentive service, the baked eggs are a specialty.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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sydney
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193 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Do visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

Did a cafe crawl around melbourne and this was certainly worth the visit. Service was very good. Sat near the kitchen which added to the experience. For me the auction rooms has this place covered.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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