One place I have to visit every time I am in Melbourne is the Block Arcade in the city.
The Block Arcade site was purchased for 18 pounds in 1891 and a small tea room was set-up for the Victorian Ladies Work Association. If you are a Phryne Fisher fan, you will have heard of the Block Arcade - it's where she meets her ladies maid, Dot. Phryne also likes to meet people at the Tearooms - named after its founder Lady Hopetoun.
The Hopetoun Tea Rooms continues to be popular with locals and visitors alike - there is usually a queue to get in!
We were there a little early for morning tea, but my children were eager to look in the window at the amazing display of cakes.
This visit there was also a small vintage fashion display - here are some of my favourite outfits:
I just love the butterfly dress!
More Melbourne photos soon.