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The Tea Cosy

€€ - €€€Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
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” (170 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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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Splendid afternoon tea loved the knitting needles and wool. Could have sat for hours. Excellent choice of teas with delicious scones, jam and cream. President Higgins from Ireland had visited two days before us. I would highly recommend for a relaxing morning or afternoon tea.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this lovely quaint tea room while browsing the wonderful craft market . Absolutely fantastic . The scones were freshly made and are made constantly through the day . A little black board says when the next batch are due out . A good...More

Thank drajab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a Devonshire Tea each. The scones were amazing and the apricot jam was something special! Service was good and fast. Very cute atmosphere. Would go back for sure.

Thank GillBro
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Two delicious and very satisfying lunches for my wife and me. The Ploughman's lunch was excellent and very good value - the cheese scones were superb and a good selection of accompaniments. My wife's Galway salmon was also excellent and generous - she couldn't quite...More

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This place has a great atmosphere about it. Full of vintage furniture, decorated tea cosied teapots decorate the stairwell, and a basket of wool and knitting needles available on every table to pass the time. I enjoyed the Tea cosy sampler with delicious ribbon sandwiches,...More

Thank Vanessa M
Reviewed 18 August 2017

A much better experience this time around. The scones were what we ordered delicious and hot. Seated in the court yard is lovely. With the markets right outside makes for an enjoyable day all round. A short stroll form Circular Quay station and you can't...More

Thank Zibode
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We went to the Rocks Markets and walked past this little place and decided to stop for tea and scones, so glad that we did, we took a seat outside and watched the people go buy whilst having a wonderful cup of tea out of...More

Thank spendinheritance
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great scones and coffee....there is a selection of jams which were tasty....the Rocks markets are outside the door ..seating is inside or outside ...you can reserve tables ..takes you back to grandmas lounge room ..great for friends to meet or to experience a country treat...More

Thank 77smiley
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

This an amazing place for tea and scones. We enjoyed the scone and sandwich spread. I highly recommend the paw paw jam...amazing!! Great atmosphere and decor as well. A small wait in line but the waiter was very accomodating and extremely polite. A perfect little...More

Thank mikaelabull
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Old fashioned quirky tea room. We had the traditional cream tea, everything very good, would particularly recommend the French Earl Grey tea and rhubarb jam.

Thank Merlinsky
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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11 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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 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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