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The Tea Cosy

#59 of 5,478 Restaurants in Sydney
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33 George Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9247 4955
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Tuesday
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Hours:
Mon 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 44
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  • 19
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  • 4
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice stop

Great iced tea good flat white. Near the opera house and circular quay. but if you are sitting at the street tables you have to go inside to the back to order.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Joe E
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Waldorf, Maryland, United States
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Waldorf, Maryland, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Great iced tea good flat white. Near the opera house and circular quay. but if you are sitting at the street tables you have to go inside to the back to order.

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Brunswick, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We stopped for fresh warm scones and we're not disappointed. We had a plain scone and a currant scone both of which were warm and freshly made. This is a small place in the Rocks but if you look for it you will be happily rewarded. There is upstairs seating and outdoor seating as well. When you find the sign... More 

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York, UK
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142 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Well worth seeking out, this Irish / Australian teashop tucked aay in the rocks was an idiosyncratic gem. Specialising in fruit scones and a wide selection of jams, the menu exetnds to an enjoyable Ploughmans Platter. Staff friendly and welcoming.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I recently planned my best friend's Hen's Party and we held the afternoon tea at the Tea Cosy. It was absolutely lovely. The staff went to every effort to ensure that we had the best possible experience and facilitated a fun and delicious afternoon. The hot tea and iced tea were both very yum, as were the fresh baked scones,... More 

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Noosaville, Australia
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32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

While browsing around the Sunday morning market at the rocks we spotted this cute little cafe next door to the Mercantile pub. It's Irish heritage has influenced the menu and environment greatly - like having tea and scones at your Irish nanna ' s on a Sunday morning before mass! The apple crumble scones are awesome...

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sydney
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Went on a wet sydney day we sat upstairs overlooking the markets we had the hi tea was lovely the sandwiches were fresh and tasty the scones cream and jam lovely plus a few small pastries , oj and a pot of tea , at $35 a head its not too expensive , the old world of China table clothes... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Such a sweet little cafe serving the best Devonshire tea I've ever had. There were four flavours of scones (fresh out of the oven), multiple flavours of jam, thick double cream and many different flavours of tea. The service was great, cute little vases of flowers on the tables and beautiful crockery. I can hardly wait to visit this cafe... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Lovely little tea shop. Excellent freshly baked scone that was still warm with good thick 3 berry jam and cream. Definitely the best I've had in Australia. Got 5 cups of tea out of a pot for 2 so good value. We sat up on the balcony on the first floor, which is lovely but there was quite a strong... More 

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Sydney
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18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Just had my birthday high tea in the Nana nook (upstairs private room) perfect for a group of 10. Best and freshest scones you could ever eat. Yummy flavours. Great and attentive service by beautiful staff. Hot pots of tea and excellent coffee. Wonderful, retro decor and quirky building. I just love it....So quaint and reminds me of a tearoom... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Beautiful experience, the ice tea looks amazing and my next visit I will definitely give it a try. I had a hot tea (hard to decide by such a large amount of teas) the tea was served in a adorable tea cosy and beautiful tea cups. The second are amazing special with the sweet pear and vanilla jam. Also a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 George Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9247 4955

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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