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“No overalls in this hardware society all suits.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Hardware Societe

The Hardware Societe
Ranked #12 of 3,847 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Brisbane Australia
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“No overalls in this hardware society all suits.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2012 via mobile

Great breakfast baked eggs a specialty it seems . The only misgivings was that little or no meat with the breakfast and a limited cooked menu .however what was offerred ,from my experience and observation was excellent.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
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English first
Auckland
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46 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“This cafe is too popular”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2012

This restaurant is a bit hard to find right at the end of Hardware Lane off Lansdale St. There was a queue of people waiting for a table here. Great breakfast menu, average price around $16. Wait staff were very friendly and helpful. Payment is cash only and no eftpos or credit cards are accepted. French grocery items also for sale. Recommend the sardines on baguette. Opens 8.30am suggest arrive before 10.00am.

Visited October 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Been here twice but never get dissapointed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2012

Been here twice for brunch. Heard about this nicely decorated cafe located in a alleyway in the middle of CBD thousand of times from friends and restaurant reviews. Food was fantastic with loving smile from the waiters along a wonderful coffee. I had great enjoyment here and I would be backed.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Superbe! Je l'aime.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2012

This place lives up to its reputation. Had the croque madame and hot chocolate. Amazing sensational food. C'est un adventure gastronomique. Truly good.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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888 reviews
507 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
“Go After The Early Morning Rush”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2012

An extremely popular place in Hardware St. A good time to get a seat/table is after 9am. The baked eggs are splendid with a terrific topping & the ramekin contents remain hot to the end.
The outdoor area & entrance yellow colouring is a joyful entrance.
Service is efficient. Nice to have a good quality selection of conserves available on each table.
Quite a decent coffee here too which I ask for hot as it is served warm in Melbourne.

Visited October 2012
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