Monday, 22 August 2016

Food, glorious food

Melbourne's reputation for fine dining I am sure is justified. I've made two visits there in the past month and street level cafes were bristling with customers both times. I imagine finer and more expensive dining is also thriving but I made no attempt to try that out on these visits.

I spent less than twelve hours in the southern capital yesterday and my senses were sorely tempted at several sites in the city.

Hopetoun Tea Rooms
A patient queue suggests the Tea Rooms have quite a reputation
More queues, this time in a laneway for Doughnut Time
A lavish array of doughnuts

I succumbed to temptation at the Arts Centre with this Mango and Pineapple Cheesecake. The chocolate ball was hollow inside.


  1. There are times when you don't have to queue at Hopetoun Tearooms but the seating always looks so cramped, so we have never made the effort. I don't know of the doughnut place, but I rather like Walkers Doughnuts in Flinders Street. Krispy Creme has not been overly successful in Melbourne and many outlets have closed. Melbourne seems to have a habit of rejecting American chain food outlets.

    1. Krispy Creme burst onto the Sydney scene a decade or so ago and seemed all the rage for a while but you don't hear much about it now. They still have some outlets here. I think I tried one once. I couldn't understand what the fuss was about.

  2. I've never managed to get into Hopetoun. I once waited for 40 minutes but then gave up and went elsewhere. As you know Victor, I'm quite partial to scones so one day I have to give it another try!

    1. Yes 40 minutes is a long wait when standing and then still not to get in! Those scones better be filled with gold nuggets!