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The Tea Cosy

) #2 of 177 Coffee & Tea in Sydney #78 of 5,051 Places to Eat in Sydney $$ - $$$ Cafe, , British
33 George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9247 4955
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Australian, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33 George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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1 - 10 of 218 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

I spent a few weeks trying to find Sydney’s best scones. I based my evaluation mainly on the scone and partially on the level of the customer service I experienced. I didn’t take into consideration how quaint or lovely the place was – this was...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a trip back in time. This quaint little cafe housed in a mid 1800's villa was authentic in every way. From the olde world fireplace and mantle piece to the historic accessories, photos, stories and irish folklore, it was a 'blast from the past'....More

Thank Lindsay P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very quaint little tea rooms. All different rooms and sections make up this lovely little experience. Tea is served in beautiful cups and saucers, and the tea pots have cut little knitted tea cosys on them. The tables all have little baskets of wool and...More

Thank Alison2366
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I came here for afternoon tea and sat outside. The scones, jam and cream were delicious and the service was friendly and efficient. In addition, the ambience was superb.

Thank levymal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pleasant visit. We sat outside, but inside felt cosy and homely. The sandwiches were fresh and the scones,jam and cream were lovely.

Thank PJRC-Seniors
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Its a charming tea shop with loads of Irish paraphernalia. There are small baskets at each table with some yarn and needles, to test your knitting skills. Now to the food. I ordered a vegitarian ploughman's lunch. The savoury scones where fluffy and delicious. It...More

Thank Gabridri
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After arriving in Sydney from Philadelphia, we were in need of a nice, relaxing meal. We ordered inside and took a comfortable seat outside. We thoroughly enjoyed our delicious scones, clotted cream, homemade jam, and tea. What a welcome to Sydney!

Thank Miriam L
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Whilst exploring the Rocks area of Sydney we stumbled across this little gem - best way I can describe it is like having tea in your Nan's house. It is a brilliant place to come to - especially if you want a taste of home....More

Thank Alistair L
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Going to the Tea Cozy was on my wish list, as I walked by it on a day it was closed and after checking it out, wanted to go for 'Devonshire Tea.' And I got my wish; it is a lovely spot in The Rocks...More

Thank ToTravelIsBrilliant
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Cannot fault the beautiful devonshire tea. Plentiful double cream, homemade jam (rhubarb and ginger awesome), good sized scones and tea served in pots with cosies. Must yry the mango iced tea! Only downfall was lack of any service from the waitresses.

Thank SamStella23
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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Do you have gluten free options on your afternoon tea menu?
12 December 2016|
Response from Yvonne U | Reviewed this property |
They make gluten free scones, but 24 hours notice is required.
Robert O
Hi. I would like to know if you have a High Tea for Fri 11th Nov My wife's birthday, if so how much ? Thank you Robert
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
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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