The Tea Salon is now closed but read on about the Melbourne Emporium
You might say that it was love at first sight when I first spotted the Tea Salon. When the new Melbourne Emporium shopping centre opened recently, I found myself going down an escalator. I glanced down at the pretty fabrics and chinaware of the Tea Salon and it was like my life took on soft focus as I dreamed of sipping tea there, pinky in the air, wearing a suitably floaty Laura Ashley dress.
I hope to be back but perhaps not as often as if the prices were lower. After all the Tea Salon is inside a shopping centre that has other eating options. I wont write about the top floor food hall today but I wanted to share some photos of the Emporium as work in progress.
The new Emporium lacks the grandeur and vision of the Myer building. It is all a very boring grey with little of interesting in design and few shops to excite me. My main excitement about its opening is that the walkways joining Melbourne Central and Myer are open again. I suspect I will mostly just pass on through the Emporium, with the occasional stop at the Tea Salon when I want something special.
The Tea Salon is now closed (updated 2018)
Emporium Melbourne Level 2
295 Lonsdale St, Melbourne CBD
Tel: 03 8609 8188