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With its quaint cobbled streets, architecture, colorful stories, and breathtaking views of Paris, Montmartre has firmly established itself as one of the most-visited and most-loved districts in Paris. Once you’ve had your fill of wandering through its charming alleys, this hilltop neighborhood also happens to offer some fantastic dining options for food connoisseurs.
The area’s laidback atmosphere is a mélange of old-world charm and youthful creativity. With all the bohemian vibes that surround you, Montmartre is an especially apt place to enjoy a leisurely brunch. The Hardware Société, a coffee shop and café in Montmartre, offers just that, combining classic French sensibility with sunny Australian soul.
The Hardware Société is originally from Melbourne, Australia. They opened their Parisian location in Montmartre in 2016, nestled at the foot of the Sacred Heart Basilica, which is the highest point of the city of Paris. With their inventive brunch dishes and their unique decor, this eatery has made a name for itself in Parisian café scene.
With a cosy atmosphere and creative menu, this is a must-visit for anyone looking for chill café vibes with a lot of good food. It has both terrace and indoor seating. While sipping coffee by the terrace is très Parisien, the interiors here are cosy as well, with the window in the back offering stunning views of Paris.
Menu items include delicious brunch fare like scrambled eggs with herbed ricotta and pecorino Danish, baked eggs with chorizo and gruyere, and herb and parmesan soufflé. My personal favorite here is the fried brioche with passionfruit curd and Chantilly. They also have hearty options for vegans, vegetarians, and gluten-free folks.
The service is casual and friendly with the staff speaking English and French. The prices are on par with other Parisian places starting at 15€ for brunch dishes. They also offer a choice of fresh baked goods with prices starting at 15€, as well as coffee and drinks.
With The Hardware Société being a hip address in a popular district, tables can be hard to come by at peak brunch and lunch hours. Keep in mind that they don’t take reservations, so if you’re brunching on a weekend, it’s best to get here early before the 12pm rush.
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