I am an unabashed fan of The Hardware Sociéte. And that’s without ever having gone to try their famous brunch menu yet (got to give myself a pep talk to face the inevitable wait for a table first). Great food, French farmhouse chic surroundings, friendly staff, smooth coffee…
I mean, just look at this: one of the 2 vegetarian options on the menu currently, the Pithivier is absolutely delicious – flaky pastry, flavourful mushroom and goats cheese filling, accompanied with a side of salad that even I, a vegetarian who does not like salad, ate up. Yummo.
The only bad thing about The Hardware Sociéte is that it closes at 3pm on weekdays, meaning that I cannot hang around after a late lunch!
118-120 Hardware Lane, Melbourne 3000