A small but endlessly talked about landmark on Hardware Lane has had a reputable history in Melbourne for reasons beyond their sumptuous dishes. After a blaze took out the café in 2012, their comeback story has simply led to an increasing number of locals and tourists alike sampling the quintessentially local brunch dishes on offer.
For all those who know and love the café for its gigantic pan-European breakfasts and tapas dishes, fear not, – there are no plans to do-over the menu. "The recipes are tried and tested, so we don't need to change them," owner Di Kesser tell us.
The bright café looks like a picture from Paris with French pastries and desserts adorning the counter window and a number of tables scattered along the cobblestone laneway.
|Venue name:||The Hardware Societe|
120 Hardware St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 7.30am-3pm; Sat 8.30am-2pm|
|Transport:||Nearby stations: Melbourne Central; Flagstaff|