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Hopetoun Tearooms

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Central Business District
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Shops and 2, Block Arcade, 1 282-290 Collins St | Shop 1 & 2, 282 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9650 2777
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My first visit to these tearooms. The food was very nice. It's the service that's letting this establishment down I'm afraid. The staff are very lovely, however, they are run off their feet, turning over as many tables as possible and it did feel a bit like a production line and a tourist attraction. Many things were forgotten and you... More 

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Esperance, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is worth a trip into the Block Arcade just to look at the window display of the Hopetoun Tearooms. Each time you go there, the place is busy. We didn't have the time to stop and eat but to stand and admire the cakes on display is worth it. As they say you eat with your eyes and the... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am a tea and cake enthusiast and visiting Hopetoun Tearoom was a must for me. The cue and wait to get a table was definitely worth it. My husband and I tried 3 different cakes and all of them were of high standard. The pastry chef definitely knows what he/she is doing. The teas on the other hand were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I can't recommend highly enough this place ~ I had the 'White Chocolate Cheesecake' with a pot of very special tea and it was divine (melt in your mouth) heavenly ! Had to go back and get a take away 'vanilla slice' ~ will ruin you for any other vanilla slice ever again. Treat yourself at least once ....

1 Thank elisaa7777
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hopetoun Tea Rooms are incredible, I have been here quite a few times and have loved it every time I have come here. There is a wide selection of cakes to choose from and there is also a long list of drinks as well. The cakes are fresh and moist and just taste wonderful. I had taken my Mother here... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Expect a queue to get in. They do have a food menu that is french based, but honestly... come here for that amazing dessert window.... we had a lunch of cakes, we bought a few, not just 2... naughty but worth it, Other people around us were disappointed they didn't do what we did and not ordered food and then... More 

2 Thank Monica C
Sale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hopetoun Tearooms is a Melbourne institution, so much so that it has made its way into popular culture. Even the fabulous (and fictional) lady detective Phryne Fisher enjoyed the delights of the Hopetoun Tearooms. Established in the 1880s during the height of Melbourne's boom, the Hopetoun Tearooms ooze sophistication and attract huge crowds every day, drawn like moths to... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hopetoun Tearooms is like a step back in time. Starting with the stunning selection of delicious dessert options in the beautifully crafted store window, through to the decor, and the customer service provided by the staff. Although it took my mother and I three attempts to be seated over three days (very popular over the weekend - be prepared to... More 

2 Thank Penren75
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I enjoyed a morning cup of coffee and cake. This shop has such a range of cakes that there is no way that you could not return every day and have a different cake. They are all beautifully presented. The staff are very well presented and friendly. They must have the best range of cakes in the... More 

2 Thank gordon35au
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have often passed beautiful Hopetoun Tearooms, but as it was always so crowded we never ventured in. Yesterday morning around 9ish we passed by it again (as I love visiting the magnificent Block Arcade which houses this tea room.) Much to our amazement it was almost empty on this Sunday morning. Perfect for our breakfast! Hopetoun tea rooms are... More 

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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 Options
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 and 2, Block Arcade, 1 282-290 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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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.