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Review of Hopetoun Tearooms

Hopetoun Tearooms
Ranked #1 of 105 Dessert 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 November 24, 2013

Went there for a few times and there's always a long queue out there. Decided to try our luck again around Sunday evening and we managed to get a table real quick. I wouldn't say they make the best cake and coffee in Melbourne but they are close to there! Waitress was friendly and even offered us water when requested. Definitely a must try when you go to Melbourne.

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Reviewed November 14, 2013

This quaint little tea room has been here forever and holds a special place in the hearts of many Melbournians over 50. It has old world charm and is a lovely place to take your Mum, Your Nanna or even your best friend. Cakes taste as good as they look and the queues after 11am prove just how popular this shop is. Lovely.

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Reviewed November 14, 2013

If visiting Melbourne and in the CBD near Collins Street and Elizabeth Street make an effort to pop into the Block Arcade and look up to see the beautiful architecture. Visit early in the day and have morning tea at the famous Hopetoun Tea Rooms. ( There will be a queue if you are not early. If you only have a small sweet tooth or wish to buy a little something special to take home as a souvenir, stop at Haigh's chocolates. Yummy!

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Reviewed November 2, 2013

This place has fantastic cake and coffee. Try to avoid the large line and go during non peak times. If you have to wait it's still worth it. It's so popular for a reason!

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Reviewed October 25, 2013

If you love cakes...make sure you stop here.

Gorgeous small tea rooms and the yummy lunch and cakes and teas.

1  Thank Terri A
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