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The Tea Cosy

33 George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9247 4955
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (171 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 am - 4:00 pmAll hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33 George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little place was a BIG surprise! Absolutely delightful with great service, fabulous scones and a quirky tone to the tea rooms. Enjoyed everything about it!

1  Thank Jo L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of 10 people who booked this gorgeous cafe for morning tea based on the reviews here. We were not disappointed. We were put in a private room - Nana's Nook - which was great as we were able to enjoy ourselves...More

1  Thank thekelly3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing the wonderful reviews on here, I just knew we had to find The Tea Cosy on our most recent visit to The Rocks on Christmas Eve. It’s right in the heart of The Rocks and really handy for the markets there too, particularly,...More

1  Thank natters1979
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just wandering around The Rocks under the Sydney Harbour bridge and needing a cup of tea we found The Tea Cosy. They promise the best scones in Sydney and they were beautiful. Crispy on the outside, soft centre freshly out of the oven. Served with...More

1  Thank Sulifamily
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

This little tea house can be found right in the heart of the Rocks in Sydney. We ventured out to the weekend market, and this was the perfect place to stop for refreshments. Each table has a basket of half-finished knitting and you are welcome...More

Thank MelbRell
Reviewed 21 November 2017

When we, grandparents, take our granddaughter out, it is for scones. This is a standing joke. We have not found a better place to indulge than at The Tea Cosy. With raisins, plain, exotic jam or the old fashioned strawberry jam. All available here. This...More

Thank dojies
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Absolutely loved it! From the atmosphere and wonderful array or tea pots and quirky little nick nacks around the place to the service and the food, it was simply delightful. I went with friends over the City to Surf weekend, so they were busy, however...More

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 26 October 2017

I'm reluctant to talk about this place, as I don't want it to be too busy. It's perched right next to the markets at The Rocks. The scones and sandwiches are super fresh and delicious and the tea options are wonderful! It's like a high...More

Thank suzann j
Reviewed 24 October 2017

This place is totally bonkers, but does slightly remind me of tea at my grandma's house in the early 1970s. Decor is a total hoot. And the tea and scones (huge) aren't bad at all and quite good value.

1  Thank Richard W
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Splendid afternoon tea loved the knitting needles and wool. Could have sat for hours. Excellent choice of teas with delicious scones, jam and cream. President Higgins from Ireland had visited two days before us. I would highly recommend for a relaxing morning or afternoon tea.

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The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and
sailors from the old nation. As the oldest
neighbourhood in the city, the area's cobblestone
streets host more than 100 heritage sites and
buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney,
Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi
“ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the
waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The
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Questions & Answers
7 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Lianne C | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so but they do an amazing ploughman’s lunch with scones as the feature
12 December 2016|
Response from Yvonne U | Reviewed this property |
They make gluten free scones, but 24 hours notice is required.
Robert O
10 November 2016|
Response from Yvonne U | Reviewed this property |
Hi Robert, I'd contact the restaurant directly to see if you can book for this date. Good luck, Yvonne.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > The Rocks
  • Neighbourhood: The Rocks
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9247 4955
  • E-mail
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