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The Rocks Cafe

#32 of 4,623 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
The Rocks
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99 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9247 3089
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After walking all morning I was in need of some good food and a rest. I was pleased with my choice of cafe in this busy area. Delightful staff and good food.

Thank Barbara M
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped in for breakfast on St Patricks Day morning. Interesting small cafe but with additional seating upper - handled clients well. Staff was very friendly, greet folks at the doorway, facility was clean. Food was excellent .. prices typical for area.

Thank J D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped for a coffee and couldn't resist a slice of the gorgeous cake on display. Oh what a choice, all looked wonderful and 'looks didn't disappoint' . Generous slice with cream and ice cream, yummy. Lovely staff, rather an old fashioned coffe shop with seating outside too. Good coffee and a perfect stop off whilst exploring the area.

Thank Anne F
Haguenau, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there because of the nice records in TripAdvisor and was not disappointed at all. The kangaroo was perfect cooked and well accompanied by one glass of Shiraz vine. Desert was nice, don't miss it. A good place to enjoy tasty food.

Thank Hugues S
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This cafe/ restaurant is in a lovely part of Sydney , staff very attentive and lovely reasonably priced food

Thank Jane M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a lovely lunch here after climbing the bridge. The Cauliflower pakora was really delicious and the fish & chips was also excellent. Staff were lovely too. Definitely worth visiting this one !

Thank Donald M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here back in November last year, late at night and even though they were closing, the staff still invited my wife and I in no problem. They even cooked what ever we wanted off the menu. After the poor service we received today at lunch at another venue causing us to walk out, I said to the wife "let's... More 

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Milton Keynes
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for breakfast. Well cooked and presented and very tasty. Ate outside on the pavement and were well looked after.

Thank Anne M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Prawn and vegetable fritter was amazing. The service was lovely! good atmosphere, my friend and I had the best time there. for sure we will be back!

Thank Melissa D
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast here. Friendly staff with a good selection of food on offer. We went several times. You can get food to take out too or sit in. They have a fabulous selection of cakes also if you fancy something sweet in the afternoon with a cup of tea. I believe they do lunch also which looked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > The Rocks
  • Neighbourhood: The Rocks
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9247 3089
The rocks cafe The Rocks Cafe is one of The Rocks' favourite icons. It offers a truly European dining experience just opposite the MCA on George Street. The Cafe spans two floors and combines the best of modern Australian architecture with a traditional bohemian feel that adds genuine warmth which is echoed by the friendly staff. The Cafe is open seven days a week from 8am to late at night so you can enjoy the breakfast, lunch or dinner. The menus are updated regularly and are complimented by the daily specials where our Chief Chef exercises his flair. Just around the corner from Circular Quay it's very central to the CBD and the financial district for lunch or after work dinner with friends or colleagues. The Rocks Cafe is the perfect for an intimate meal or large corporate bookings can be hosted upstairs and made private if required. Our wine list features wine from the best Australian wine producing regions and our staff are fully trained to help you in any way

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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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