Hopetoun Tea Rooms – Melbourne
Warning: There’s going to be a lot of cake in this post!
If you follow my Instagram then you’ll know we went dessert crazy in Melbourne. Basically dessert became lunch and we were on an unbelievable sugar-high.
But we had to try the cakes at Hopetoun, as apparently they’re some of the best in Melbourne.
Immediately you’re drawn to the shot with its colourful cake display with every flavour imaginable. It’s located in the Block Arcade I believe, and looks similar to the Victorian style of Sydney’s QVB.
I ordered the lime tart, as I didn’t want anything too heavy and creamy after having so much sweets the day before. The tart had a refreshing lime taste and the brûlée top added a textural element.
The tea room was quite small and there was a line to get in, though it moved pretty quickly. The decor was quaint, and reminded me of Mrs. Umbridge’s room from Harry Potter with the wallpaper and antique clocks.
It’s well worth a visit for the Victorian high tea feel. The cakes are delicious, just make sure you go in with an appetite for desserts!