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From Saturday 18 August to Sunday 16 September 2012, Lionel's Melbourne becomes an gastronomic adventure. The City of Melbourne presents a delicious event to showcase the abundant culinary creativity that calls the city home and tantalise the public's epicurean palate in celebration of Victoria's proud food history and the State Library of Victoria's Gusto! Exhibition.
For Look.Stop.Taste, Hopetoun Tea Rooms is serving up 2 scones with jam and cream accompanied by your choice of tea at AUD10 for brekkie. You can choose any type of tea and from the wide range of black tea blends with peppermint, spices, rosehip, french vanilla etc. I chose the Congo Bongo tea blend of coconut and mango.
Hopetoun Tea Rooms sits amid the century old Victorian Block Arcade. You are immediately greeted by a window dressing of cakes and pastries to salivate any passerby. A step into the establishment is a step into the vintage era of the 1800's with the largest etched mirror in Victoria. Relax in the old world charm and watch the world pass by over tea and scones.