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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” (174 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 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing and beautiful spot to stop and have a coffee or a tea, a warm welcome, a relaxed place, loved it from the moment I stepped in, homemade jam of great quality, good scones and a good espresso, energy to walk the harbour...More

Thank Giovanni A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely thing to do! We did brunch and it was lovely with all the fine China and lovey treats to choose from! Just do it

Thank B3841XIdenises
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe is a firm favourite, my wife and I have been coming here for years. The scones are light and fluffy, while the house made jam is delicious. They do a kids version of Devonshire Tea as well, which goes down well with my...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In a very simple little House The Tea Cosy was very welcome, a great Teapot of tea, in real china cups. Sat outside in a shaded spot. Will definitely visit again. Could very easily become a favourite place for Tea

Thank Diane G
Reviewed 8 January 2018 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 4 January 2018

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 26 December 2017 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 21 December 2017 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
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
Local cuisine, 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
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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