We have visited the Block Arcade in Melbourne many times over the years but we have never been into the Hopetoun Tea Rooms. Usually there is a long queue outside the tea rooms when we go past. As I went past this time there was no queue as it was fairly late in the day, so I ventured inside.
Before going inside I was asked to make a selection of cake from the window display.
I chose apple and rhubarb crumble.
I selected cha cha chai for my tea and I had a delightful afternoon tea.
The Hopetoun Tea Rooms have been in existence since 1891 but in its present location since 1907.
I fondly remember an afternoon tea with my sister-in-law when we were visiting York. The tea room there was Betty’s.
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What a loely tea room, and thanks for the shout out to Betty’s in York, which is 25 miles away from me, and is very good indeed.
Lovely afternoon break 🙂
I really emojis sitting in those old cafes.
I was in Betty’s last year and it was very nice!
I am lucky that my daughters often treat me to afternoon tea at various tea rooms and hotel lounges. I think the most memorable one was when our daughter treated us to afternoon tea at The Dorchester in London. Wow!
That is nice, indeed!
I have not been to the Dorchester. I once wanting to go to the Ritz but haven’t managed yet.
Have a nice weekend!
Those tea rooms look wonderful. The wall decoration, was it a wallpaper? The floor mosaics outside are stunning.
Yes the wall decoration is wallpaper.