Hopetoun Tea Rooms
Nestled within the Block Arcade is an opulent tea room which dates back to 1891 and is never without a queue of people peering, jaws agape, at the decadent display case stacked with cakes of every variety. Named after Lady Hopetoun, the Hopetoun Tea Rooms has been a Melbourne fixture since the late 19th century and features striking Victorian-era wallpaper. Open for breakfast, lunch and high tea, the tea room serves club sandwiches, pinwheels, shepherd’s pie and savoury waffles. Drinks include English and organic teas, as well as exotic varieties including green leaf, passionfruit, coconut, mango and black tea.