Saturday, January 13, 2018

Melbourne - To Eat 13Jan2018(ABBA Contribution by Panda Teo Hardware Societe)

Melbourne - To Stay
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Melbourne - To Eat
Melbourne - To Eat

(Recommendations for the new year 03Jan 2016)
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Contributed by Panda Teo
Hardware societe
@120 Hardware St
600m/8min walk 
- rustic chic bfst/brunch place (closes at3 pm)

A phenomenal recommendation that am only able to try 2years later! Why not sooner! Hardware societe serves all day breakfast brunch fare and opens from 7.30/8am-3pm!
Be prepared for a queue unless you get there really early or towards the end.

We arrived at 1250pm and its about a 20min wait still. Mind you that this was a Saturday. It maybe better on weekdays. 
Ordered On:
Their House Special. Lamb and leak sausages AUD20ish
*A beautiful presentation. I think its pea tendrils with a light vinaigrette dressing at the top which brights up the whole dish. The lamb leak sausages went well with the lightly pan fried chicken drum-let. The fresh pesto really shown through and was great with the large white beans. The poached eggs were runny in the center. A great dish!*
Lobster Egg Benedict 29AUD
*The charcoal buns are light and crispy. The Eggs Benedict done to text book perfection, but the absolute star is the lobster which are succulent and have the light salt taste of the sea. Definitely one of the better, if not best lobster egg Benedict had thus far.*
Passion Fruit Cruffin about AUD6
*Not visiting San Francisco soon to try out amazing bake house Mr Holme's Baker? There's Cruffins served here! They had a chocolate filled one and a passion fruit one which we went for. Amazing smooth and flavorful filling, with a nice crispy exterior. Memories of Mr Holme's Bake House just came rushing back. As to which was better, its really hard to separate the two but the filling flavor of the day at Mr Home's Baker was superior that day. Save the cruffin for the perfect end to a great meal!* 
Total AUD59. Fed 2
Food: 4/5
Ambience: 4/5
Service: 3.5/5
Value: 3.5/5
A definite must return for a solid breakfast/brunch. Though it maybe a bit steep-ish in price, it doesn't loose out in quality. Especially for the Lobster and Cruffin, in particular those two items matches or even beats out some all time favorites from San Francisco. Perfect all day! It probably edges out Mama's On Washington by way of its presentation, and unique variety of dishes.
*Some of the other food orders at other people's table which looked just as good. To the left is the french toast with caramelized banana and to the right, the vegetarian option of mushroom and toast with roasted almonds.*

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