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Monday, 15 August 2011

Let Them Eat Cake......



....so Marie Antoinette reportedly said to the starving throngs
who beat a path to the Palace de Versailles
........................
Well I can think of no place better to eat cake than this little tea-room
 I stumbled across in Melbourne a few weeks ago 




Every delectable morsel you could imagine
all served with much aplomb!


decadent!

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23 comments:

Rae Walter said...

Oh that all looks just so delicious. Pity such indulgences would mean hours at the gym. Photographed so well Dianne.

Michelle said...

Oh wow, they look lovely Dianne! I reside in Melbourne and I don't think I've been there before; was this around where the Queen Victoria Market is? They look so delightful!

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Craig said...

I put on a kilo just looking at these. I love the pavlova in the last photo! Beautiful.

Dianne said...

Rae - unfortunately no fat free signage in this shop!

biebkriebels said...

It is almost art, just good to look at but not to taste I am afraid,(maybe a few...)

Dianne said...

Michelle - No - not near the markets but in an arcade somewhere in the central area.

Mark said...

Wow serious cakes/pastries here. My wife is going to Melbourne this weekend to go in a run at Brighton. I will tell her to avoid this place at all costs!

diane b said...

Great shots. I love those arcade cafes in Melbourne. this one looks familiar. I may have been there. The apple strudel looks delicious.

Dianne said...

Mark - I think if she's going in a big run - this place definitely needs to be avoided.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a find Dianne, honestly that first picture would look good as one of those richly, decadent paintings!! This really looks as good as you would find anywhere in the world, including Paris!!Beautifully shot.

Dianne said...

diane b - the strudel did look nice but I asked the assistant to recommend something really decadent- bad move! she served a mille-feuille with the richest creamiest custard filling!!

Dianne said...

Grace - not quite as good as Laduree on Les Champs Elysees but they sold the French style macarons in framboise and chocolat!

J Bar said...

Awesome shop.

Andrew said...

A handbag, gloves and a hat are required to partake at the Hopetoun Tea Rooms. That is the image that it used to have.

Jack said...

Oooohh, nice!

▒▓█► JOTA ENE said...

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Alan said...

There's a certain form of cruelty in this post, Dianne. I never happened upon this shop during my year in Melbourne and now I never will:-( Well, never say never, I guess...

Dianne said...

Alan - you're right - Never say Never - Melbourne has so... many foodie shops and good restaurants - it's a gourmet mecca!

Peter said...

Amazing .. and so delicious!

Ann said...

Mmmmmm. Decisions, decisions.

Kevin said...

A very appetising display, making it hard to choose just one.

Joe said...

Diane.. I was at this very spot recently. The Hoptoun Tearoom is in the wonderfully photogenic Block Arcade off Collins Street between Elizabeth & Swanston Street. The have been there ever since I can remember and Mr Google tells me they have traded from this shop since 1907. That's a lot of cake. Mouth watering photos.

Dianne said...

Joe- Thanks for that info - I just found the shop while strolling around but had no idea which arcade I was in - 104 years of business and I can understand why - it's very unique!

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