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The Tea Cosy

#129 of 4,752 Places to Eat in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
The Rocks
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33 George Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9247 4955
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Extremely crowded have to wait for about 20mins before seated. Due to the coffee festival on Sunday more people were there. We have order 3 kids Devonshire and a share plate with selected sandwiches and scones with a choice of 5 different jams. Overall the coffee was alright and the scone and sandwiches was average , but the atmosphere is... More 

Thank mike l
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Be transported back in time to victorian england. Enjoy tea in a china pot with one of their exquisite cakes, if you can choose one as they all look so enticing. A great place to rest weary feet,

Thank streakey
Torquay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A wonderful little place that seems to be a bit like a tardis...MUCH bigger inside than what it appears from outside. The staff are terrific, cold not have been more helpful or engaging. The tea was gold standard and the scones...WOW!!! The accompanying jam and accompaniments were heavenly.

Thank rodc577
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love the atmosphere, the 1940's music and had beautiful spiced scones with tangy lemon curd and cream. The rooms and tables provide an old fashioned tea room experience with real tea cups and side plates!,and if you wish, you can add a few stitches to the knitting in the basket graciously left on most tables. I could happily live... More 

Thank Linda K
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I randomly found the place after walking down from the Bridge Climb, very very very cosy and homie place with great tea and pastries and selection of handmade tea " sweaters"…prices are affordable… Good for groups, kids, couples Good for lunch, tea, coffee break Good for kick back afternoon lazy day in Sydney…

Thank qnarikg
Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very casual and cute area to sit and relax. I enjoyed drinking tea and sketching for several hours!

Thank kayzo10
Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love scones and very picky about them. Good scones are warm, soft & fluffy on the inside but crunchy on the outside. How they are served also makes a big difference, a good jam and a proper clotted cream are a requirement. The scones at The Tea Cosy ticked all the boxes. I reckoned it is one of the... More 

Thank travel192802
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I wanted some to relax with a cuppa while the rain poured down. The tea cosy was perfectly perfect. There are a number of tea flavours and an assortment of fresh baked scones and homemade jams. We shared a "tea cosy tasting for two" which consisted of ribbon sandwiches and scones and two pots of tea. More... More 

Thank Sarah E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

in a genuine old 1890 terrace home, with lovely period - era furniture, garden out the back, knitters sit and knit!!! each adding onto a knitted item..or sit on the little veranda and watch George St the Rocks walk past, toilets in the garden at rear,

Thank Janellesteve
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

... in multiple senses of the word. "Cosy" as in it was cute and warm and the home made scones were delicious, as was the pear & vanilla jam. The triple berry (blackberry, raspberry and strawberry) wasn't quite as good, and we would have preferred whipped cream over the the double cream that it was served with. It's also cosy... More 

Thank David S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, British, Irish, Gluten Free
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
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 Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > The Rocks
  • Neighborhood: The Rocks
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9247 4955

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Staying in The Rocks

Neighborhood Profile
The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighborhood 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.