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Hopetoun Tearooms

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
As featured in Things to do in Melbourne
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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
8:00 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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Cranbourne, Australia
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A little disappointing. The place was empty when we arrived and the coffees took forever. French toast with mascarpone was lovely. The service could be a lot better. They had trouble with the eftpos system and asked us to walk to an ATM to get cash to pay. Then when husband returned to pay one staff member couldn't care less.... More 

1 Thank Katdav1960
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Small tea room and usually long queue is only negative. But enjoyable experience and great selection of delicious cakes 😊

Thank Nick K
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a nice morning tea without the loud music, pesto drizzle or funky chic. Just good old fashioned quality and service, without compromising on choice or range.

Thank Gregory M
New Zealand
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in for a cup of tea and a piece of red velvet cake after and early morning arrival, so was there about 9:30. Was easy getting a table and the tea and cake were just lovely. Service was very quick and professional, especially the cake suggestion. Will be going back.

Thank wigsNZ
Christchurch, New Zealand
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stunning window display proves very tempting. Crepes filled with fresh fruit couldn't have been a better start to a day of shopping.

Thank 536JillM
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just had a late breakfast and what a treat... Potato waffles, eggs and bacon really lovely and judging by the queue outside everyone else already knows about the secret. When in Melbourne put it on your 'must do' list...

Thank Clare F
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

These tearooms are wonderful!! Fab for lunch or just a slice of something sweet. And great tea of course. Friendly staff, warm cosy and welcoming! You will definitely need to visit more than once!!!

Thank Elisa N
Brisbane, Australia
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128 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely traditional tea room. You can sometimes wait quite a while to get a table. I ordered the Ribbons of smoked salmon sandwich as well as some cake. That is where it all went wrong! Waitress came back and informed me that salmon was off so I picked the Croque Monsieur. After waiting ages then asking it turned up. I... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You know what they say about long queues at food establishments. Well, this is one such place that will not disappoint after you're tantalised by the visual delights in the front window beckoning for admittance past your lips. All I can say is, brave the queue and make the hard decision of choosing a slice of whatever cake takes your... More 

1 Thank Navsachi
Auckland, New Zealand
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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Encountered this place on the street walk of the city area and my girlfriend wanted to come back to it and have tea here. The mall itself is beautifully preserved older, and with quirky businesses present. A real taste of old Melbourne city and also great for photography if you have the time. We queued up for a short time... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $19
British, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Buffet, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Seating
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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.
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