C&G’s Guide to High Tea in Melbourne

With Spring Racing Week around the corner, Melbourne is certainly putting on its classiest act. Most of us will still enjoy a public holiday even if we’re not glamming up for the races. Why not embrace your inner fancy and indulge in some high tea? This latest blog from C&G highlights some tea-riffic options that you can incorporate into your next outing. Some will stick to tradition, others may venture a little into the wild side. Have a read, and a sip!

Café Blush

Café Blush adds exotic Japanese flair to your favourite Italian classics. You’ll find this one conveniently located inside the Melbourne Emporium, a pretty in pink option to relax in after a rigorous day of shopping! Have a look at their menu here.

Cinema Nova High Tea

This is certainly taking the non-traditional route, but Cinema Nova has never been one to follow the status quo. On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, this indie cinema offers you the opportunity to enjoy fancy beverages and pastries while relaxing to a curated new release. The whole package will cost $45 a person, and requires its guests to book in!

Madame Brussels

This quirky cocktail bar on Bourke Street claims it’s not a high tea venue, but loves garden parties. That’s good enough for us! Gather your girlfriends and enjoy their wonderful selection of teas, scones, cupcakes, macarons and many more garden goodies – all on the gorgeous pink and green rooftop terrace. Check out the menu here, and also the charming cocktails for when the nightlife kicks in!

NGV Tea Room

Still haven’t been to the KAWS exhibition? Now is your chance to spice it up by dining at the NGV International’s Tea Room! Complement your tea with macarons, Seppelt wine, or freshly cut sandwiches – the full menu can be viewed here. This one also requires a booking, which can be done here!

Om Nom

Located within the Adelphi Hotel on Flinders Lane, this place is known as the world’s first dessert hotel. If that doesn’t sound delicious, their dishes are the most insta-worthy creations made from local and sustainably sourced ingredients. So you know you’re in for a world class experience when you opt for the high tea menu, which can be viewed here.


03 9531 1245
90 Ormond Road,
Elwood Vic 3184
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Black Rock

03 9589 3133
3 Bluff Road,
Black Rock Vic 3193
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Port Melbourne

03 9646 4444
1/103D Bay Street,
Port Melbourne Vic 3207
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