Drop In Tea Room – Boronia, VIC

Description

This cosy tea room in Boronia on the eastern side of Melbourne has one of the best tea menus we’ve seen in Australia and it sits at the entrance of an arcade in Boronia too.

The review of this tea room in Boronia is designed to fit in with our tour of vintage buildings in Victoria and this tea room was great for a proper afternoon tea around a visit to Boronia in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. There’s no book planned for now but a new website for Vintage Victoria is up and running now. Take a look at our earlier books, though…

Crossing Paths, Crossing Borders

This 2016 publication recounts our journey from Yorkshire to Australia via 25 countries. It includes an annex with our 100 top tips for coffee or tea on the road, including this venue.

Read the full description of this book on the books page and if you like what you see you can buy it from there too..

 

 

 

 

Menu

A fantastic menu of teas here, with some of our favourites: a first flush Darjeeling, a French Early Grey, and a Russian Caravan, all loose leaf of course, and brought in from some great suppliers like TWG from Singapore. And the tea enthusiasts from Malaysia and Tanzania who run this place are constantly looking for new ideas to develop their tea selection and bring it to the people of Boronia and beyond.

They have a great selection of home-baked cakes lined up along the wall, but if you want the full afternoon tea, which I think they call High Tea, you need to book in advance.

Address

5/260 Dorset Road, Boronia, VIC 3155, Australia

Contact details

Tel: (61) 0404 607 705

Web address

Facebook: The Drop In Cafe

Opening Hours

8.30am – 4.00pm Monday – Friday

9.30am – 2.00pm Saturday – Sunday

Getting there

The tea room is right at the entrance to Dorset Arcade, one of five arcades in Boronia.  

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Stella Maris Tea Rooms – Warrnambool

Description

These vintage tea rooms in Warrnambool are named after the town’s original tea rooms from the 19th century. Quality tea and scones in the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village.

The review of this tea room in Warrnambool is designed to fit in with our tour of vintage buildings in Victoria and this tea room was great for a proper afternoon tea around a visit to the Lady Bay Upper Lighthouse. There’s no book planned for now but a new website for Vintage Victoria is up and running now. Take a look at our earlier books, though…

Crossing Paths, Crossing Borders

This 2016 publication recounts our journey from Yorkshire to Australia via 25 countries. It includes an annex with our 100 top tips for coffee or tea on the road, including this venue.

Read the full description of this book on the books page and if you like what you see you can buy it from there too..

 

 

 

 

Menu

Loose leaf tea here so that’s always a plus. There is an offer of free tea if you just want a tea bag and a pot of hot water, but if you have come onto Fancy a Cuppa to find good tea, I’m sure you won’t be talking up that offer!

Lovely home-made scones with jam and cream went down a treat. I liked the Loch Ard offer of toasted marshmallows, hazelnut spread and jam on sourdough, too, though not sure whether they really ate that on the Loch Ard before it sank? There are other things to eat, and they are focusing more on lunch than afternoon tea, really, but for us at Fancy a Cuppa, this was good enough and a great place for tea in Warrnambool.

Named after the original tea rooms in Warrnambool in the 19th century, Stella Maris. 

Address

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, 89 Merri Street, Warrnambool, VIC 3280, Australia

Contact details

Tel: 

Web address

No separate web presence for the tea rooms. They are part of the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, but the website for the Village scarcely mentions the tea rooms…

Opening Hours

11.00am – 2.30pm on any day the Maritime Village complex is open

Getting there

The tea rooms are down the cobbled street inside the Maritime Village complex, on the right hand side as you walk down the slope. 

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Hopetoun Tea Rooms – Melbourne, VIC

Description

These tea rooms in Melbourne’s Block Arcade go back over 120 years. You won’t get a more elegant setting for afternoon tea in Melbourne.

The review of this tea room in Melbourne is designed to fit in with our tour of vintage buildings in Victoria and this tea room was great for a proper afternoon tea around a visit to the Block Arcade. There’s no book planned for now but a new website for Vintage Victoria is up and running now. Take a look at our earlier books, though…

Crossing Paths, Crossing Borders

This 2016 publication recounts our journey from Yorkshire to Australia via 25 countries. It includes an annex with our 100 top tips for coffee or tea on the road, including this venue.

Read the full description of this book on the books page and if you like what you see you can buy it from there too..

 

 

 

 

Menu

High Tea is top of the bill at the Hopetoun Tea Rooms, with a three-tier tray of sandwiches, quiche and cakes/scones plus a pot of loose leaf tea. But you have to reserve this in advance and they only have a limited number of slots per day, so if this is what you’re after, book ahead.

If your’e just joining the line outside the tea rooms for tea on spec, as we were, the wait isn’t too bad usually, and you have time to gaze at the cakes in the window so you know what you’ll choose to go with your tea when you do get your table. There are lots of fancy teas on offer, but if you like the basic black teas with a drop of milk, they have a great selection with several Earl Greys to choose from, a Darjeeling and even the basic breakfast blend is deliciously tasty.  All in all, a really good experience.

Address

The Block Arcade, Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia

Contact details

Tel: +61 (3) 9650 2777

Web address

http://www.hopetountearooms.com.au/

Opening Hours

8.00am – 5,00pm Monday – Saturday

9.00am – 5.00pm Sunday

Getting there

The tea rooms are right by the Collins St entrance to the Block Arcade, so you may well see the Hopetoun Tea Rooms board out on Collins St before you spot the tea room itself. If in the arcade already, just look for the shop with the longest queue outside it. 

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