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The Hardware Societe

) #14 of 3,379 Restaurants in Melbourne $$ - $$$ Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
120 Hardware St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9078 5992
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
120 Hardware St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was in Melbourne for a night travelling on business so looked to trip advisor for a breakfast spot. Arrived at 08.30 on a Sunday and the place was already packed. As I was on my own managed to get a seat at a long...More

Thank PaulBraydon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice, quirky little cafe with bilingual French-English menus. Had the scrambled eggs with salmon, which was great. The line outside just kept getting longer, so do arrive early.

Thank Grace B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered the Lobster Benedict which I wasn't a fan of. Quite overrated. Coffee, service and ambience of the cafe however was good

1  Thank Danielle K
Reviewed 1 week ago

You knew you're in the right place when there were a queue of people outside this restaurant on Sunday morning. Baked eggs in 3 different French ways - Yum! Service was fast and coffee was nicely brewed.

Thank Pleayo T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten at this restaurant on numerous occasions however today was awful. Initially the hostess was nowhere to be seen, but we were reassured by waitstaff she would get to us eventually (10 to 15 minutes just to find out what the wait period...More

1  Thank Ilikepavlova
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing great reviews on here, we decided we would rock up for a late breakfast. It seemed like everyone else had the same idea as there were queues of least 10 people in front of us. But where there's queues for food, it must...More

Thank robtaylor20
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very overrated on Google. Food is nice and well presented. Pork belly was the best! Pretty overpriced and it is absolutely not worth the wait. We had problems with our order and the bill. Would never go back.

1  Thank Cathy O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having heard and read great things about the cafe and forewarned about the long queues, we (Dad and I) rocked up around 9 am and were lucky to garner a table straightaway ! Service was efficient and very pleasant. The menu is concise and well-organized....More

Thank Jadely L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had read reviews about The Hardware Societe & was keen to try it on our recent trip to Melbourne. When we arrived the waiter seated us & asked us if we would like a drink, as we are from a coastal town in NSW...More

1  Thank NiceyG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to HS for many years. I don't know what has happened but went last Saturday and had a tasteless breakfast! I have crossed it of my list permanently, sorry.

2  Thank Trevor S
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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hi do you have wine tours to hunter valley? If there is, do they pick up guests from the hotel? Thank you
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 14:00
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
  • E-mail
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