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The Tea Cosy


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the second time we have visited the Tea Cosy in the Rocks. A quaint rustic tea house sitting in amongst the touristy area of the Rocks in Sydney. A great place to take refuge from the sun and relax over a devonshire tea...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Silentpartner99
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stumbled on this quaint cafe whilst walking The Rock Weekend Market. I was bewitched by the lovely luminosity of Devonshire set up. I can't help but stop to dine in. The cafe has 4 sitting area - upstairs, indoor, at the back and outside. Every...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I have been coming here on and off an average of once a month for the last few years. We have had some great times and memories, the scones are simply the best in Sydney or even Australia. But yesterday was simply...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Damon T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a delightful find, not only for our aching feet but also for our hungry bellies! This restaurant is an old (over 100yr?) house in The Rocks, They've tried to keep the layout and decor authentic, but added the twist of all the knitting....More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank MusicMandy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a perfect little place to have a cream tea and watch Sydney go by. The place had beautiful decor and throw-back music to remind you of a much simpler time. Tea and scones were great, and the service was fantastic too! Definitely recommend coming...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank NT15213
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went hear for a cream tea, had 2 x scones with currants cream & choice of jam together with tea in a nice china teapot for $16 each.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Gloryhornetboy08
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I had been here before. But he really wanted some cheese scones with that yummy onion jam. This being his birthday wish, who was I to deny him. We were here on the June long weekend. We ordered the plough man's lunch...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank joannesborg
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Haven’t been for a while layout has changed the shop has gone replaced with much needed extra seating. Looking very rustic now feels like it needs a good clean. In the past they always put on a limited edition jam now just the six choices....More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 123LS
Reviewed June 10, 2019 via mobile

Waited in a queue for 40 minutes to get a table but it was definitely worth the wait. Amazing hot scones with delicious jams. They were super busy and the place was a bit dishevelled and dirty due to the amount of people that would...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank blublufish
Reviewed May 27, 2019

Were in town for a Mito Foundation Anniversary Dinner and fell upon this place just under the Harbour Bridge. It was exquisite and we sat in the sunshine sipping tea, and enjoying a beautifully prepared morning tea.

Date of visit: May 2019
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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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January 6, 2018|
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Response from 523liannec | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so but they do an amazing ploughman’s lunch with scones as the feature
December 11, 2016|
Response from Yvonne U | Reviewed this property |
They make gluten free scones, but 24 hours notice is required.
Robert O
November 9, 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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