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The Tea Cosy

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The Rocks
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33 George Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9247 4955
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon 10:00 - 16:00
Wed - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 17:00
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great spot in the Rocks, lovely fresh baked scones, nice display of tea cosies,easy walking distance of harbour and Contemporary art Gallery

Thank Bronwyn N
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were drawn into this place by the baskets of knitting on the tables out front and a deep thirst for fresh coffee. Also the customers outside were tucking into the most delicious piles of cakes and sandwiches as part of their cream tea experiences that made our mouths water and tummies rumble. When we stepped inside the decoration was... More 

Thank Naomi N
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with some friends as I've just moved to Sydney from Ireland. What a little surprise it was!! Feeling so at home here, the decor was so pretty and quaint. The waitress was so kind, I had recently laryngitis so speaking was difficult, as a gesture, she brought some honey on the side for my voice; so kind and... More 

Thank Maria N
Ash K, Owner at The Tea Cosy, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review Maria, I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Cosy. We are an Irish family that runs the tea room and we try to capture the look, feel and smells of Nanas old kitchen in small town Meath. Hope to see you again. More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful Teahouse! The old building, 40s 50s tunes, gorgeous china and wool! They have just released Vegan Devonshire Tea. Perfect! The scones are crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside, the coconut cream is devine!! Jams are absolutely delish! The rhubarb raspberry vanilla jam is the best, however is a bit tart with the coconut cream but... More 

Thank Sandy M
Ash K, Owner at The Tea Cosy, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the lovely review Sandy. We really enjoyed vegan day and are so looking forward to the next one on February 18th. Next month we will be offering people the option of the coconut cream, or nuttelix buttery on the side. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such a lovely gem! Find a seat first and then, place your order. We had to wait a few minutes for fresh scones -- they are baked throughout the day! And it was so worth it. Fun atmosphere and delicious scones!

Thank mmc0408
Ash K, Owner at The Tea Cosy, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed it. More 

Harare, Zimbabwe
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

After sight seeing around the Rocks market, had tea, cakes and scones in the garden of this lovely quaint shop. While waiting for the food, one can knit or crochet to bide away the time. The freshly baked scones melt in the mouth and the tea in fine china pots was piping hot. Service was good. Altogether worth a repeat.... More 

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Our party of 5 enjoyed a sumptuous High Tea. The aatmosphere was lovely with tea copies everywhere and even baskets of knitting to practice on. The High Tea was all we could desire with fresh ribbon sandwiches, hot scones, and lots of other goodies to feast on. The staff were very busy but always friendly and polite.

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Thank Lisa T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

There is so many options on different teas including Scottish Tea! There rhubarb, raspberry & vanilla jam is amazing and there scones are still warm when served. They have balls of wool & knitting needles to do some knitting while enjoying a cup of tea. In love with this place, I want to go back!

Thank rpirie
Mount Isa, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

What a lovely little place to have devonshire tea. It is in a 17th century old building that oozes charm. The scones are made fresh each day and are simply devine. They offer a variety of delicious jams also. The quirky thing is that they have baskets of knitting on all of the tables. You can simply sit down and... More 

Thank MtIsaTraveller
Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

A delightful little find down at the iconic Rocks Markets, Sydney. Lovely coffee and scones for a late morning tea. And for those who love to knit, baskets of wool and needles on the tables so you can create and talk your morning away. Cosy little balconies upstairs and downstairs to sit and people watch.

Thank Nicola P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Kids
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 Street | 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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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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