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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful vintage cafe which takes you back to the 19th centuries. I took a break from work and invited myself to a cake and coffee there. Been to this place 5-6 years ago and I found it as a nice cake shop. The coffee was...good. I ordered a piece of fig chocolate tart which came with fresh and juicy figs but the chocolate tart tasted a bit old. Waited a bit long outside the cafe to be seated even if half of the cafe was empty. Worth trying if you are visiting MelbourneMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was no queue and we waited and then walked into the shop . As I was buying Portuguese tarts to take away I thought we may as well stop for refreshment. We were curtly told to leave the shop and wait outside for the...host. - we waited and waited (on our own) eventually the Host arrived apparently the inside tables were in use or reserved so we opted to sit at one of the empty outside tables. Sat down given menu, then told to get up again to place our order at the shop. So to sit at stark tables in a thoroughfare experiencing indifferent service and expensive food - we choose to leave. Sad. It used to be a great place .More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely elegant tea rooms. Amazing delicous cakes. Friendly service. Very busy and the line outside moved quickly. Nice decor.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 19 December 2023

The iconic tea room it was is no more, we had 1 that tasted medicinal, one milkshake that was a glass of milk with some strawberry flavouring, lukewarm, no icecream and certainly not shaken, one latte that I had to go see when it might...come after waiting ten minutes , one apple strudel that was stale you had to cut the crust with a steak knife, came with the smallest scoop of ice cream possible and a tiny bowl of unwhipped cream and one other cake all that cost $57.00More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Hopetoun Tea Rooms, Other at Hopetoun Tea Rooms est. 1892, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2023

Hi HubertKuyt, we think you may have dined at the cafe operating out of our old location at the Block Arcade. Hopetoun Tearooms is currently under renovation at our new location at 421 Bourke Street. We would greatly appreicate it if you could post your...More

Reviewed 22 November 2023

Fabulous afternoon treat of delicious cake(summer berry cake, in this instance)and refreshing Earl Grey tea, in superb surroundings. Very pleasant staff and good service. A Melbourne classic, and deservedly so!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 15 November 2023

Simply the worst carrot cake. Looked beautiful but was very artificial. A terrible shame. I raised with the staff who apologised, woop do. It should have been the best experience but was awful.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Hopetoun Tea Rooms, Other at Hopetoun Tea Rooms est. 1892, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2023

Hi Susanh, we think you may have dined at the cafe operating out of our old location at the Block Arcade. Hopetoun Tearooms is currently under renovation at our new location at 421 Bourke Street. We would greatly appreicate it if you could post your...More

Reviewed 24 October 2023 via mobile

Had lunch here yesterday, originally only wanted a sandwich but the cakes are very tempting so yes we had cakes is well. Truly scrumptious.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 24 October 2023 via mobile

Had the chai latte and the truffle with mandarin. And wow! It was soo good. Especially the truffle was something else. Super lovely staff as well

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 11 October 2023

I am a lover of cheesecakes and thought I would stop by for a treat! Although it looked fabulous it was more like a whipped sugar dessert than a quality cheesecake. Overly sweet and sickly. Loved the coffee - Ordered a strong cappuccino. This I...do recommend!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Hopetoun Tea Rooms, Other at Hopetoun Tea Rooms est. 1892, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2023

Hi Bobbie, we think you may have dined at the cafe operating out of our old location at the Block Arcade. Hopetoun Tearooms is currently under renovation at our new location at 421 Bourke Street. We would greatly appreicate it if you could post your...More

Reviewed 23 February 2023 via mobile

The service is terrible / rude below perfunctory..you are trouble to ask for water. The sandwiches are pre-made the bread was stale at 2:30 pm. I as single person was treated differently/disrespectfully. The lady that sat also alone next to me commented on this as...well. The water glasses were unclean. I wish I could upload a photo. A tourist trap with nothing going for it...the cake display may draw you in but the taste /quaility is missing. Instagram worthy only. If you have seen how European cakes and desserts are done you will know better. The owner is rude so it comes from the tMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Hopetoun Tea Rooms, Other at Hopetoun Tea Rooms est. 1892, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2023

Voyage, Hopetoun Tea Rooms 1892 is closed and currently under renovations at 421 Bourke Street Melb. Please move your review to The Tea Rooms 1892 - located at the Block Arcade. The same with your Google Review - Thank you

Reviewed 30 January 2023

We loved this place. Very small and tight seating ( too close to each other ) but well worth it. Great teas, sandwiches and cakes. Scones were dry but overall a lovely experience. Friendly staff. A Must Visit when in Melbourne.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 21 December 2022

Everytime we have visited Melbourne we have tried to get in and the queue was alway too long. We happened to walk past this time around and there was no one waiting right on 12pm. So stopped for a coffee. I wish I hadn't had...a Bruch so I could have ordered one of their meal. great menu, great prices. Wasn't a fan of the coffee, cake was nice (berry frangipani tart) its a shame its such a small place and everyone is so squished in.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 21 December 2022 via mobile

Beautiful sandwiches and English breakfast tea for two. This iconic cafe is a must if you are visiting Melbourne and in the vicinity of Collins street

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 14 November 2022 via mobile

The venue in Block Arcade is not only historical but just beautiful. Central to the city so easy to arrive with trams etc. Aka ways busy so worth avoiding peak meal times. Food choices were diverse and the cakes are something to marvel. Very wide...selection of teas as you would expect. A little dis coordinated with the seating at busy times and staff needed reminding to bring menu and take orders otherwise the wait would be ridiculous. Worth the wait though.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 22 October 2022 via mobile

Not up to expectations disappointing as it is always a high lite and somewhere I really enjoy when coming to Melbourne.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Bridget B
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Response from hopetount | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your question. Unfortunately there is no parking within 100m, however on the weekends there is limited 1 hour parking on Collins st opposite the Block Arcade. I hope this helps.
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Response from HopetounTeaRooms | Property representative |
Yolando - you noted - "The rest of the tea rooms have wooden, undressed tables" All tables are heavy marble tops. There are no wooden tables at all. To take a tour into the Hopetoun Tea Rooms - please go to our website... More
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Hopetoun Tea Rooms est. 1892 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5