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The Tea Cosy

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33 George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9247 4955
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (177 reviews)
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33 George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My son introduced me to this place and was very keen for me to experience it. Now I know why. This old building, situated under the harbour bridge in The Rocks was a nostalgic trip down memory lane. Every room, upstairs, downstairs, on the balconies...More

Thank Gulliesgirl
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been a wee bit tardy in posting this review. My Mum & I have created a new tradition & we have The Tea Cosy to thank. For the past two Mother’s Days (2016 & 2017) we have celebrated here. The fact that we’ll...More

Thank MexiqueSydney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful ambiance at.this cosy and quirky coffee/tea shop. Very friendly staff yummy brownies. Great coffee.

Thank tastraveller2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The waitresses asked us to leave ten minutes after ordering because they were closing. On Three occasions they tried take our half full plates and were seemed put out when I said we hadn't finished. Better to tell us they were about to close before...More

Thank aghmnnbt
Ash K, Owner at The Tea Cosy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi! Thank you for your review, and I apologise for your experience. It is absolutely not our policy to rush people out, at all. I have addressed this issue with all our staff and reminded people on the till to be mindful of the time...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is cosy indeed! But more importantly, the food is great. I had to stop myself from ordering 10 mixed berry ice teas, which was the perfect treat on a warm day.

Thank cjgqmb
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

One of my favourite little spots, I have been here numerous times for lots of occassions and it's airways exceeded expectations. Wonderful variety for all and a lovely place to be in. Excellent service most of the time, have had a grumpy/ hungover staff member...More

Thank AlwaysHungree
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I came here after walking past it and it immediately caught our eye as it looked so British and we love a cream tea! As soon as you walk into this cute and quaint little tea house you are drawn to it...More

Thank mattrolfe16
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Delightful Devonshire cream tea. Fig & ginger jam. One of the scones had cheese on top, but went we with fig & ginger jam. Coffee was also good. Lots were having high tea which looked lovely. You could even knit at you ate!

Thank Portbury
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Had a delicious morning tea with my mum. We had the tea cosy taster and it's a perfect size for 2. The scones were warm, very fresh and the jam full of flavour. I chose the iced tea and it was very tasty and refreshing....More

Thank Priscilla A
Reviewed 24 February 2018

We had Devonshire Tea here and I can honestly say it was the best we have ever had.Served warm in a tiered basket with Divine cream and a great choice of jams.I chose Fig and cinnamon delicious.A lovely big pot of tea and gorgeous tea...More

Thank jenny335
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
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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