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The Tea Cosy

#120 of 4,976 Places to Eat in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
The Rocks
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33 George Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9247 4955
10:00 - 16:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon 10:00 - 16:00
Wed - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 17:00
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place. We went again on a recent trip to Sydney and were not disappointed. As usual the tea was beautiful, the scones were awesome and the service was fantastic. The owner Ash is an absolute joy to deal with.. she should be so proud of her tea room.

Thank spoonylove
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is excellent for tea and scones! The service given is quick and very sweet! Welcoming and very forthcoming towards the guests. A wide range of teas as well as scones. The typical scone, which we had, was topp class. Together with a pot of English Breakfast Tea this was a great break in the middle of the markets... More 

Thank Børge N
Moss Vale, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Afternoon tea in the Rocks and the lovely Tea Cosy Cafe, serving freshly made scones with a good choice of teas and jam. There is also a monthly "specials" on the scones in addition to the traditional plain scones. In addition, there is a Taster for Two with sandwiches and 4 scones. Friendly, quick service, great hot scones and lovely... More 

Thank Jennifer B
Stockton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We cruised around The Rocks Sunday market and then were treated to Devonshire Tea at the Tea Cosy in Sydney. The tea and scones were lovely, the jam and cream were delicious, and the atmosphere is so homey. I even knit a couple of rows while we waited, which wasn't long. It was such a charming experience - I highly... More 

Thank Buhrdy
Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a welcome haven away from the hustle and bustle of The Rocks markets and a nice spot for a pot of tea. The service was a little disorganised but the owner did aim to please. It's a great concept, well placed amongst the heritage landmarks and if you like your tea, this venue won't disappoint. Imagine visiting your... More 

Thank Tracey H
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved our visit to The Tea Cosy. We had an excellent afternoon tea: home made scones, cream and jam with a pot of tea - the best tea of our holiday. But what makes this place really special is its cosiness. Cosy wraps on all the chairs for if its chilly outside, rocking chairs, knitting, teapots everywhere. Delightful.

Thank Mark H
Toowoomba, Australia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As soon as I walked past this place I was hooked. The table decorations are bowls with yarn and knitting needles and crochet and knitted blankets over the back of the chairs. Inside you are greeted by teapots covered with tea cosies of all designs. I was smitten with them. They don't offer a huge range of food but they... More 

Thank spunkeemunkee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

A lovely place. They offer scones and sandwiches as well as tea sets. The "Fig and Ginger" jam was extremely good. We end up buying a bottle to take home.

Thank Felix T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Traditional Tea cosy English lunch v the pub next door. We chose The Tea Cosy. After hesitating, and finding no juice available when ordering we went ahead anyway, ordered and stayed. We weren't disappointed. Savoury scones where the basis of the lunch food we ordered and were delicious, and all were very satisfied and pleasantly surprised by the presentation. A... More 

Thank philljan
Baulkham Hills, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Lovely quaint cafe for tea or coffee and delicious scones with a selection of jams and cream. Very popular. Also offer sandwiches and savory scones with salmon.

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Ash K, Owner at The Tea Cosy, responded to this review

Thanks very much Lynne, Really glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Irish, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:30 - 17:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
09:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 George Street | 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in The Rocks

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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 weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.
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