To cap-off a week's worth of birthday celebrations, a friend took me out for breakfast on a nice Thursday morning. Hardware Societe is one of those places that I kept on hearing about and had intended to visit a few weeks ago. Unfortunately they had gone on a winter hiatus, but the cafe was open and cheerfully inviting this time around.
It was hard to choose from all the tasty sounding options on the menu, but ultimately, I decided on an omelette with mushrooms, goat's cheese and truffle oil.
|Omelette with Mushrooms, Goat's Cheese and Truffle Oil|
My friend ordered the coddled eggs accompanied by sourdough baguette soldiers with jamon and romesco, olive tapenade and trout ceviche.
|Coddled Eggs and Soldiers|
Both of us were sorely tempted by the pastries on offer, but after consulting our waistlines, decided that perhaps a return visit was warranted instead of gorging ourselves. Overall, the food was very good, the service was quick and friendly and the ambience was calming, even with all the swirling activity.
[Update: They've now expanded next door and the extra space is certainly welcome. It's bright and airy, and there are gourmet goods on sale as well!]
120 Hardware Street, Melbourne
Mon-Fri 730am-3pm, Sat 830am-2pm