Returning to Melbourne’s best breakfast: a review of Hardware Société

[adsensea] Hardware Société is a place we had already been to a year ago… and it is the kind of place you can’t help but go back to. The quality of the ingredients and the care that goes into each dish is the reason why the hype of this place has not faded at all. You still need to put your name on a list and wait around 30 minutes when it is lunch time (except when you’re alone – I saw a guy walking in alone and he was immediately seated on our communal table).

Hardware Société in Melbourne - Monsieurs' cappucino
Hardware Société in Melbourne – Monsieurs’ cappucino

Monsieur’s cappucino is beautiful, it’s just like dipping my lips into a cloud of milk! It’s one of those rare places where we have coffee (well… it’s his coffee, but since he’s got some fruit allergies and I’m the sampler…) since we tried to decrease our coffee consumption… :)

Hardware Société in Melbourne - My soy Chai
Hardware Société in Melbourne – My soy Chai latte

See what I mean when I talk about cloud of milk? I also love the fact they’ve sprinkled a touch of cinnamon on top…

Hardware Société in Melbourne - Monsieur's scrambled eggs with chorizo
Hardware Société in Melbourne – Monsieur’s scrambled eggs with chorizo

The most outstanding dish, however, was the plat du jour. I absolutely LOVED the duck confit with polenta truffle. The polenta was foam like and just so delicious! The shaved bits of truffle gave the dish another dimension, slightly earthy…. deeeelicious!

Hardware Société in Melbourne - My plat du jour: Duck confit and polenta truffle
Hardware Société in Melbourne – My plat du jour: Duck confit and polenta truffle

My main was filling, but Monsieur saved some room to get something sweet: croissant aux amandes.

Hardware Société in Melbourne - Monsieur's croissant aux amandes
Hardware Société in Melbourne – Monsieur’s croissant aux amandes

We were seated right in front of the kitchen and I asked whether they had removed the toulouse sausage I loved (we had that one a year ago) and the head chef said it was on the menu occasionally! If you see either the toulouse sausage or the duck… Just go go go for both :)

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