Porcelain Tea Parlour
Looking for something a bit less minimalist Scandinavian and a bit more Mad Hatter? Go down the rabbit hole at Porcelain Tea Parlour, a nocturnal tearoom serving more than your standard English Breakfast.
The concept was nine years in the making, inspired by a hidden tearoom in Italy. Scarlett Killaly created a space that encourages people to slow down and relax, whether it be with a book or for a round of Uno with friends.
The antithesis to your morning coffee ritual, these loose-leaf specialty teas are anything but rushed. Here you’ll see a range of teas blossom before your eyes, from every corner of the world. A seasonal menu rotates a variety of infusions of florals, fruits and spices to surprise you with every pour.
Porcelain caters to every tea-lover’s whim. There are shelves of books and board games, as well as Melbourne’s favourite new pastime: colouring-in for adults. There’s a craft night every Thursday, where you can crochet for a cause by learning how to knit and crochet joey pouches for Wildlife Victoria.
Porcelain provides local food. There are tea-infused macarons from By Josephine, raw chocolates from Citizen Cacao and Pana Chocolate and a variety of Victoria-made cheeses from La Latteria down the street.