We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Tea Cosy

33 George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9247 4955
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (179 reviews)
Closed Now
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33 George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (277)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 267 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

I LOVE the scones and tea there! Especially great that they offer vegan options! :) I usually have the Devonshire Tea and enjoy it very much.

Thank Sara A
Reviewed 3 days ago

For a place that specialises in scones, their scones are surprisingly not very good. They are too doughy. Given that you pay a premium for them - devonshire tea is $15 - you expect better. If you really want a good, light, fluffy scone, and...More

Thank Yasmin D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where do I start? The devil-may-care attitude, the dusty and grotty tea cosies or the dry scones! Two chances, and that’ll do me. Adios amigos. Off to the QVB, where everyone is lovely, food fresh and cutlery and crockery are glisteningly clean!!!

Thank Snailsisco
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spotted this cafe in the rocks, not far from the cruising terminal. Had a devonshire tea, my god the homemade scones were lovely and fresh. You can sit outside, downstairs or upstairs. The whole best has a wonderful tea theme, it's definitely worth visiting and...More

Thank LSVictoria
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I went for afternoon tea. We ordered ribbon sandwiches and salmon topped scones. My sandwiches were nice but my friend was told they had run out of scones only after we had been siting there for 45 minutes. The food is lovely...More

Thank teresa f
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

My husband under sufferance came with me as I didn’t have any girlfriends in Sydney. I throughly enjoyed my ploughman ‘s lunch and would definitely come again (with girlfriends) just for the ambience and nostalgia of a past era. Staff were so helpful and the...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

My Mum and I stumbled across this delightfully quirky cafe whilst wandering around The Rocks. We chose the Devonshire Tea. There’s a wide selection of jams to choose from, to go with the scones. The tea is served in a teapot, resplendent in a hand-knitted...More

Thank Heather L
Reviewed 23 April 2018 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 19 April 2018

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 18 April 2018 via mobile

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

Thank tastraveller2018
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 187 hotels in Sydney
The Mercantile Hotel
269 reviews
.03 km away
Holiday Inn Old Sydney
2,642 reviews
.09 km away
Park Hyatt Sydney
2,796 reviews
.17 km away
Harbour Rocks Hotel Sydney - MGallery Collection
1,372 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Ribs & Burgers The Rocks
427 reviews
.06 km away
Ribs and Burgers
173 reviews
.06 km away
Pancakes On The Rocks - The Rocks
2,084 reviews
.04 km away
Nearby Attractions
Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge
1,546 reviews
.10 km away
Circular Quay
3,560 reviews
.16 km away
The Rocks Markets
1,673 reviews
.06 km away
Pylon Lookout Climb
8 reviews
.10 km away
Ask a question
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.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing