Food and Drink Melbourne CBD and Inner Suburbs

Top Tea – Swanston Street, Melbourne CBD

Topping the class for creativity, Top Tea is taking Melbourne by storm with their vast range of bubble teas. 

Top Tea Cheese Tea– The Overview…

Food: Watermelon Cheese Tea, Pineapple Fruit Tea, Oreo Milk Tea, Cheese Chocolate Frappe


Food: 5/5
Atmosphere: 4.5/5
Service: 4/5
Value: 4/5

The details…

After visiting Top Tea’s Box Hill outlet, we loved their tea so much we headed to their flagship CBD store to check out a few more of their delicious teas. If you haven’t heard of Top Tea, they’re Australia’s first cheese tea provider – and they have an extensive menu of delicious teas to try. From their signature cheese tea, to fruit tea, momo tea, milk tea and even frappuncinos you’ll be entirely spoilt for choice. There’s a nice little interior seating area, but the venue gets super busy so do be prepared to grab your tea and walk with it.

Top Tea - Melbourne - Suzie Scribbles

One thing we noticed straight away about Top Tea is that there’s quite a bit of variety in the prices. Teas start from a fairly standard $5.80 but do go up to nearly $10. I have to admit we were drawn to the fruity drinks and our favourite was the watermelon cheese tea. It has a lovely refreshing flavour, and while the cheese is a little unusual, it doesn’t give the drink the savoury feel you would expect.

We also got to enjoy the pineapple green tea – a seasonal offering. I loved the freshness of the pineapple in this and it was quite a sweet drink. I’m pleased they only offer this seasonally as it’s an exceptional drink but definitely relies on the juiciness of the pineapple to really shine. (There’s several other seasonal offerings too so check these out if pineapple isn’t available when you visit).

Cheese Chocolate Frappe Top Tea - Melbourne - Suzie Scribbles

We then tried the Oreo milk tea and the new cheese chocolate frappe. Both of these are more creamy, indulgent drinks. While I imagine going for the fruity ones to refresh me on a summer day, I’d enjoy these almost like a milkshake or a dessert: a nice sugary lift later in the day. I’m a huge Frappuccino fan and I really liked the consistency of this, as well as it being a big step away from your typical “bubble tea”. Apparently these are fast becoming one of Top Tea’s most ordered drinks now and I can definitely see why!

Everything else…


Address: 242 Swanston Street, Melbourne CBD

Opening Times: 

Mon 11am – 10pm
Tue 11am – 10pm
Wed 11am – 10pm
Thu 11am – 10pm
Fri 11am – 10:30pm
Sat 11am – 10:30pm
Sun 11am – 10pm

Parking:  I wouldn’t recommend trying to park on or around Swanston Street. Much of it is pedestrian only, and it’s pretty chaotic. Park a little further afield and take advantage of the free CBD transport.

Getting here on PT: Any of the numerous Swanston Street Trams will drop you off near to Top Tea.

Top Tea - 上茶 Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Disclaimer: We dined as guests of Top Tea, Melbourne. Reviews are honest and based on our own personal experiences. We cannot guarantee things at a cafe won’t change including, but not limited to, menu items and opening hours, so please confirm any details with the venue before visiting.

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