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Hopetoun Tearooms

Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
British, Australian, Gluten Free
As featured in Things to do in Melbourne
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Shops 1 and 2, Block Arcade, 282-290 Collins St | Shop 1 & 2, 282 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9650 2777
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must on your melbourne foodie list! probably the best cake you'll ever eat and well priced too, ate cake for breakfast one day, came back for afternoon tea and even got a take away cake! friendly service, worth the wait in a long queue for sure. Highly recommend the orange and almond cake, most cakes are gluten free aswell... More 

Thank jmass28
Melbourne, Australia
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99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A delectable window display of the cakes that await you inside helps make the time queuing worthwhile as this place is very, very popular with locals and tourists. Full meals are served as well as morning and afternoon teas and you can book for High Tea. The wall paper is very retro. You can also buy a sweet treat to... More 

1 Thank Virginiaatf
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So hard to describe the delicious food and great service. We have enjoyed our visits to Hopetoun for many years. At times there is a waiting line but it is well worth the wait.

1 Thank Jenny M
Newcastle, Australia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The tearoom is so pretty with its decorations, and such delicious window cake display. The staffs were all so friendly, and the food was great! Hubby had soup of the day, which was the delicious and creamy pumpkin soup, and I had the winter chicken waffle, the chicken was tasty and not dry at all. And the most important thing,... More 

2 Thank Evian L
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just visit try this tea house. May be we are wrong to choose tea and cakes but other shop taste better than this and the price is cheaper.

1 Thank Ferry F
Nullagine, Australia
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205 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After thirty years, I managed to get in! I had one hour in between two tours. I just managed to slip in at the right moment. Hopetoun Tearoom has certainly excelled in marketing itself with the seductive layout, the exquisite cakes displayed in the window! You should see the queue taking photos matching the queue! People just queue up to... More 

2 Thank Mei Y
Jakarta, Indonesia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is easy to find the tea rooms because there is often a queue of people waiting to go inside to enjoy the amazing service and food. Everything on the venue is fabulous - you cannot go wrong with any orders. The tables and chairs are quite close together to accommodate as many as possible so it is not recommended... More 

1 Thank Kate85105
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be prepared to wait in line as this place is always busy. Beautiful inside but crowded if that bothers you. Check out the display of cakes in he window while you wait. They have a great selection of teas and the high tea is lovely

3 Thank Anna C
Driffield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make no mistake the cakes here are delicious. Top notch and presented in a fashion that a visitor from Paris would expect. Sadly I am not reviewing the quality of cakes or indeed the pretty arrangement in the window. I am reviewing the appalling service received whilst buy them. I only bought three cakes all to take away, it was... More 

Thank stueyde
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128 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located at the Block Arcade, this place is good for people with sweet tooth with their selection of cakes. Also serve good cafe food although most of the time people has to queue. Worth a visit.

2 Thank TravellingBudha

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $19
British, Australian, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Buffet, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shops 1 and 2, Block Arcade, 282-290 Collins St | Shop 1 & 2, 282 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9650 2777
A Melbourne Institution - since 1892 - located in the exact same position of the Block Arcade. Providing diners with a range of Tea, desserts and a la carte savoury meals. High Tea is also provided 7 days - by reservation only - access online for reservations. General dining - no reservation required - just come in and we will look after you..

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Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.