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The Hardware Societe

120 Hardware St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9078 5992
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (230 reviews)
“croque madame” (34 reviews)
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7:30 am - 3:00 pmAll hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
120 Hardware St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The food and atmosphere at The Hardware Societe cafe is amazing. The location, ambience and people are fantastic - reminds me of Paris, and is a must go to when in Melbourne. The food also is very filling, so you always feel satisfied when you...More

Thank 246Mel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The walls of this pretty little cafe were ornate with butterflies of all shapes and sizes. I enjoyed 2 tasty coffees because they were just that good. The staff were very friendly. Take the time to visit this little gem!

Thank Beth B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After 30 mins of waiting we were placed at the crowded shared table without being asked our preference. We would've happily waited a little longer to have a small table for ourselves to have a cosy brunch with our daughters.(2 mothers and two daughters) However...More

Thank Cristy F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can’t forget the amazing taste that follows as you take the first bite! The waitress is also very friendly

Thank Michelle Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived quite early and got a table very quickly. We all had different breakfasts which included: pork belly and eggs; avocado smash with breakfast mushrooms on sourdough; asparagus with cheese and poached eggs; brioche with roasted pineapple and a ginger cheesecake mousse. I had...More

1  Thank Millie5R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 915am and it was crowded with customers. Queues were long and we were told to wait for 25-30min. To our surprise, we were seated in less than 15min after waiting. Service was great. We ordered scramble eggs, pork belly with egg and...More

Thank net4fun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had to queue but fortunately not too long! As we know in Melbourne a popular address must be earned .... but it was worth the waiting! Love the sharing tables atmosphere, food nice and tasty.

Thank Manon R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hardware Societe was recommended to me by a number of foodie friends as the one place you must not miss in Melbourne, and they weren't wrong. This place is fab! The decor and service is excellent and the food on another level. This isn't...More

Thank emilyeats2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good breakfast of baked eggs served with chorizo in a cafe with a good morning buzz. Coffee very good.

Thank David364
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Melbourne for pre Christmas shopping and fun - first time visitors to The Hardware Societe - and will be returning. The food was beautiful and it was great to sit at the bar and watch the chefs pump out the meals - high quality...More

Thank AngiePAustralia
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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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Hardware St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9078 5992
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