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The Hardware Societe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, Australian
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews brunch lobster benedict croque madame roasted mushrooms pork belly poached eggs french toast cakes bread potatoes worth the wait shared table hot chocolate waiting list communal table great coffee wait for a table
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Without a doubt the best Bircher I have ever tasted. It looks like they prepare the food across the laneway and serve here, I’m sure this was a different restaurant but now it looks combined with the premises across the lane. Anyway, it doesn’t matter,...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank blueshark_m4ko
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hardware societe is a popular cafe in city. Nice confit duck leg and lobster Benedict. Lovely ambience and friendly staff with good service.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank sikikuhle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last morning in Melbourne, and I was in a hurry. I ordered my usual coffee and croissant. Waited nearly fifteen minutes for coffee - and was told it would be right there. Another five and it was. I don’t want a petit fours or whatever...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank MBGreatBritain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overpriced and not good at all. Our food was too salty and just too heavy for a breakfast. Ironically they say “no eggs on toast” but after having their meal “eggs on toast” sounds so much better!!! We saw many people leave without finishing their...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Anastasija29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice french cafe for brunch. The croissant was magnifique, the coffee was very nice, similar roast as those in France. Staff was friendly.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Prickycritic05
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food as always. Lobster eggs benedict is perfect Have had the same meal in their Paris restaurant too! Long queues but fast moving. Worth the wait

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank fahadsm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Each time I came here for brekky or lunch, there was always a long queue and I hate lining up in queues so the last 6 attempts I have not been able to go in. This time I made an effort to go in at...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank WanderlustJem777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice and trendy. Many young people gathered here for breakfast and brunch. Quality of products is average but nice vibe

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank tripkoala
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Queue out the door usually means a good sign but unfortunately not the case here. Staff hardly spoke to us other than to seat us and take an order so service was just robotic. The food looked good but tasted basic with no real flavor...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Anideakins
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

The food here was fantastic and well worth the money. There was a bit of a wait to be seated but not too long and it’s something that tends to signal that the place you’re going to is good. I visited with two friends and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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29 March 2018|
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Response from hellodi | Property representative |
Yes the brioche is cooled in a seperate clean pan
5 August 2017|
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Response from hellodi | Property representative |
No I'm sorry we don't take any form of bookings Thanks for your enquiry Di
7 January 2015|
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Response from Dayeian | Reviewed this property |
Hunter valley is in NSW, 1.5hrs North of Sydney.
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