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Affogato Espresso Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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29 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9642 5593
07:00 - 15:30
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Mon 07:00 - 15:30
Wed - Fri 07:00 - 15:30
Sat - Sun 07:30 - 16:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for Sunday Brunch, and was not disappointed - the grub and coffee were great, and the staff friendly :-)

Thank Paul M
Adelaide, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must for anyone wanting to try something a little bit different, the food is amazing, the coffee brilliant and the staff always friendly we go there every trip to Melbourne and never had a problem reasonable price excellent food and service. They have a good selection of food so you shouldn't go wrong enjoy...

Thank Rickjlm
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 864 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We sought this place out (which involved us in quite a walk from our hotel) for our last breakfast in Melbourne based on the positive reviews on TA. The food was OK but no more (we both opted for Affogato eggs but were not at all convinced by the 'hollandaise sauce'), and the coffee was rather too bitter for my... More 

Thank GrumpsDC
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We stopped in for breakfast, not a lot of tables but we managed to get a table for 7. They were shorted staffed a waitress that day but service was still nice. Everyone loved their meals, although one had a salsa that the spice could of had a warning in the menu. My eggs were poached perfectly, I had them... More 

Thank Misstraveller1993
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a take away coffee and croissant. The coffee was ok, not the best. But the croissant was lovely. The staff were also very friendly

Thank awkwardmax
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We had a delicious breakfast and superb flat white coffees at this little street cafe located in Hardware Lane (at the Bourke Street end). With friendly staff, great food and the delightful ambience of sitting outside I would definitely return next time I'm in Melbourne. My "Affogato" breakfast (poached eggs with smashed avacardo) was amazing. Do try this place -... More 

Thank MsCapybara
Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

With a late sleep in at our hotel, my wife & I went looking for an all-day breakfast cafe in the Melbourne CBD, we tried Hardware Societe on a recommendation however there was a 45-60 min wait and found this little gem of a place along the Hardware Lane. The coffee was simply fantastic and the two poached eggs &... More 

Thank katieandbron
Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Returned today for a second visit after meeting friends here yesterday. Their soy chai latte is perfect, no added sugar; just the way I love it. Followed that with a goats cheese and avocado toast, gluten free bread of exceptional quality. Friends had some of the gluten free muffins and could not tell the difference, except it tasted delicious. Today... More 

Thank Twomarys
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent coffee and service with a smile. Easy walk from our hotel on William St. Perfectly poached eggs!😛

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Staying in Melbourne for a weekend and not impressed with our hotel accomodation's buffet breakfast coffee from their Nescafé machines, we decided to go out and try find a decent coffee. Searched on line and found a place, but walked straight passed it - poorly branded shop front, but we did stumble on the Affogato Espresso in Hardware Lane a... More 

Thank David L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 16:00
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:00 - 15:30
07:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Hardware Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9642 5593

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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