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“CAKES = EXCELLENCE”
Review of Hopetoun Tea Rooms

Hopetoun Tea Rooms
Ranked #4 of 211 Coffee & Tea in Melbourne
Price range: $3 - $19
Cuisines: Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Description: 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..
Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you have a sweet tooth and you want to enjoy a tea with a really fabulous cake or pastry (or even sandwich) don't go past here. You won't be disappointed. In normal times you will have to queue at the front door but from here you can be dazzled by the pastries and cakes in the front window.

Thank thesmdm
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

This tearoom is very popular and if you don't get there earylish you have to cue. The food in the window is amazing and well worth purchasing. However, when my daughter and I went there for lunch the service was slow and the food below par. Disappointing all together. Would have bee better if we have purchased some cake from the window display to take back to the hotel.

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Reviewed July 28, 2013

My wife has been banging on about this place for 6 months since she went there on a girls trip. Well, yes I have to agree, it is quite a feast for the senses! Sight, taste, and smell. Aimed directly at the couples and "girls day out" segment of the market, we turned up with our 2 very young daughters and were well pleased with our over-all experience. The food - especially the cakes in the window display - is truly a delight to the eyes, and the queue outside the door of people waiting to get in at some times of the day speaks volumes. The decor is intentionally "old world charm" befitting the market this cafe aims to satisfy, which it does very well indeed. A not to be missed experience when visiting Melbourne.

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Exquisite little tea rooms with the loveliest cakes and lovely selection of different teas. A special treat for a special occasion. The lines to get in can be long so suggest going early morning or after 3.30 in afternoon. Have been many times and will continue going back. It is our holiday tradition to Melbourne and we love it.

Thank Loveagreathotel
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Be awed by the cakes in the window in the Block Arcade - they taste as good as they look - a must stop in Melbourne

Thank Lorraine B
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