The Hopetoun Tea Rooms


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.


6 Comments Add yours

  1. nanacathy2 says:

    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.

  2. itwasjudith says:

    Lovely afternoon break 🙂
    I really emojis sitting in those old cafes.
    I was in Betty’s last year and it was very nice!

    1. suth2 says:

      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!

      1. itwasjudith says:

        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!

  3. Those tea rooms look wonderful. The wall decoration, was it a wallpaper? The floor mosaics outside are stunning.

    1. suth2 says:

      Yes the wall decoration is wallpaper.

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