Tea Cosy Sydney Australia

Monday, March 28, 2016

Eat with ChaMike at Tea Cosy.

I love all things pretty and cute so when I discovered a quirky tea room in The Rocks area I just had to put it on our list of where to eat. In fact, when we got to Sydney, Tea Cosy was our first meal. Yes, on our first day! That's how excited I was to visit this place.

Tea Cosy is a Tea Room located in the heart of The Rocks. Run by an Irish-Australian family, they say this place serves Sydney's best Devonshire Tea of freshly baked scones, with gourmet cream and jam. .

How to get to Tea Cosy
Alight Circular Quay station walk towards George Street in The Rocks. It's a stones throw away from Sydney Harbour.

From our hostel in Sydney Harbour YHA we walked going to the The Rocks Information Center to ask for directions. When I asked 'Where can I find Tea Cosy?' (in a Pinay's normal english way) the information didn't understand so when I showed the picture to her, she said 'Oh, you mean Tea Cowzeeeey' (Ah okay ganun pala ang pagpronounce) She then gave me a map and showed the directions and told me that it was a great choice. I became excited even more.

Opening Time
10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Mondays-Fridays
9:30 am - 5:00 pm, Saturdays- Sundays

The place was just in front of the busy The Rocks Market and same street of Mercantile HotelThe main restaurant is tucked at the back of an Irish Design Shop making it a hidden gem for tourists. It's already passed lunch time but the place was packed. 

Tea Cosy
Just in front of The Rocks Market
So what are these scones anyways? I have to be very honest, I had to check google to find out what a scone was and its difference from an ordinary bread. So according to the internet, a scone is a single serving cake or quick bread which is a basic component of a devonshire tea usually partnered with a jam or cream and tea (now I know).

Freshly made scones
When we walked our way inside the 180 years old heritage-listed building, we felt as if we were transported to early colonial living. The rustic brick walls, antique piano and dining sets and all the dainty collection of tea pots plus the old house-turned cozy restaurant ambience made this tea room a one-of-a-kind dining place. I was so in love with every corner of this restaurant, it felt home for me. 

The shabby chic interior gives a charming ambiance
Order and pay inside
Cute Tea Cosies
Every corner is just too lovely
"All you need is Scones" and a picture with this nice setup ;)
I was wishing to be seated at the garden area as I had been day dreaming of eating there even before I went here, unfortunately the place was full and we only had two choices- the table inside or the table outside beside the piano. We chose the latter. 

Alfresco Dining
Too cute <3 I want to sit there eh
Inside dining
I belong
Babe, are you happy? hehehe
We ordered Devonshire Tea of scones basket & Ploughman's Lunch

Our super late lunch, Australian way
Devonshire Tea | AU$14
World famous scones freshly baked on premises, served with all natural double thick cream and one of gourmet Australian-made jams served with your drink of choice.

This was my order, of course I wanted to try the best. Indeed it was yummy and freshly baked, that out-of-the-oven goodness always tastes divine in anyone's palate. Their jams were also really delish when partnered with the scones. YUM!

Devonshire Tea

Ploughman's Lunch | AU$15
Freshly baked cheese scones, served with vintage cheddar, salami, ham, plougnman's chutney, fig and ginger ham, butter, dates and apple wedges. They say this is the perfect traditional lunch

Mike's order. This hefty meal was overflowing. A good choice for your man who might not get satisfied with scones alone. 

Ploughman's Lunch
Homemade Iced Tea | Lemongrass and Ginger with Apple | AU$6.50 per glass AU$12 per jug
Herbal base with apple slices and mint

Instead of ordering a loose leaf teas (which was the best partner for the scones) we ordered  one of their homemade iced teas as it was hot at that time. 

Homemade Iced Tea


Happy first lunch <3

This whimsical tea room is what I had imagined it to be and even more. I love places like this - homey, pretty and shabby chic. If ever I come back to Sydney, I would still visit this place. Thank you Mike for spoiling me with my wants even if this place is so not you. Hehehe.

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