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ABOUT

The Rocks Café is located in the heart of The Rocks and offers a unique dining experience, allowing you to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the area.

Constructed in 1867, The Rocks Café occupies an historic piece of Sydney’s architecture with a traditional feel that adds genuine warmth. From our second level dining area, to our cosy downstairs booths to the al fresco area, The Rocks Café is the perfect location to soak up the hustle and bustle of The Rocks.

Our menu of European and Modern Australian cuisine skilfully prepared by our chefs, accompanied by our daily specials, is sure to tantalise your tastebuds. Come and join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or simply enjoy a slice of cake from our famous cake display with a cup of our freshly blended coffee.

The Rocks Café is fully licensed with a selection of fine Australian wine, cocktails, and a range of other beverages.

SPECIALS

SOUP

Braised Lamb, White beans & Vegetable
Served with toasted pane di casa

PIE

Beef & Mushroom Pie
Succulent chicken thigh pieces braised in vegetable & herb gravy, puff pastry & fries

BURGER

Pulled Mushroom Burger
Mixed mushrooms, soy apple glaze, chilli, spring onion, toasted sesame, coriander & slaw served with fries

FISH

Pan-Roasted Sword Fish Fillet
Sauteed potato, Fennel & Bouillabaisse Sauce 
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HISTORY

99 George Street has been in continuous European usage since c. 1788.

It was part of the first hospital grounds, standing just south to the site, with the Assistant Surgeon’s residence occupied by Francis Greenway, the convict architect who had been transported for forging a building contract in 1814.

In 1861, for an unknown reason, the buildings at 95-99 George Street were vacated and the buildings demolished. The land remained vacant until c. 1867 when the present building was constructed.

They were occupied by 1868, with a butcher in No. 95 and a grocer in No. 99, and these buildings continued to be used for those businesses for the next 20 years. 99 George Street was continually used as a grocers and run by a number of tenants until the 1970s. In the late 1970s and early 1980s the Sydney Cove Redevelopment Authority undertook restoration and reconstruction works on the terrace of shops.

Since the late 1980’s, 99 George Street has been occupied by The Rocks Café, where it continues to thrive.

FUNCTIONS

The Rocks Café is an ideal location to have an intimate dinner, enjoy a celebration or host a business event.
Conveniently located just a short walk from Circular Quay, our second level dining area offers genuine warmth that will enhance the experience of your next event.
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REVIEWS

James Daniel
James Daniel
20:17 05 Jul 21
The Rocks Cafe has a vibrant al fresco dinning expereince. Certainly a must visit when the weather is calm and cool. If one reserves a seat in... advance, then that is better as seating often sold-out and waiting time starts.Need I say more?The staff is kind enough to recommend the piece to be warmed slightly and that certainly brings out the best in this dessert.The staff is lovely and takes utmost care with quick service. A must visit if you wish to indulge in burgers, decadent desserts and sitting with a view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.read more
Rose Cooksey
Rose Cooksey
04:23 01 Jul 21
Staff were very accommodating, they allowed us to enjoy the night even it was around 845pm(closing hour only 8pm). Food are all served great,... delicious and good size. Lemon meringue & tiramizu to die for! Cheers guys! Thanks heaps for everything.read more
Henrietta Tan
Henrietta Tan
01:17 24 Jun 21
Such a cute place! Very friendly and attentive staff, and a good selection of meals and desserts. Lots of outdoor seating and open late for... Covid-safe tea and cake.read more
Ashleigh Sunderland
Ashleigh Sunderland
08:06 20 Jun 21
Had dinner at the Rocks Cafe and was extremely impressed with the food, cocktails and service from staff.They were so nice and attentive.Highly... recommend going !!read more
Gabriel
Gabriel
22:58 19 Jun 21
There is a lot of heritage in this building that cannot be ignored. The supreme majority of this place’s charm is highly due to this. Although the... coffee was good and the staff were delightful, the only places suffered was in the food preparation. Both of meals were a little cold and as moorish as one would expect from the price of such dishes other than that, still recommend this place. Especially if you’re visiting the Rocks for the first time and want to feel the historical aspects.read more
Sandi Hill
Sandi Hill
22:05 03 Jun 21
Soup of the day was awesome. Waiter very friendly and welcoming. Willing to go the extra mile to ask the chef a question for me. Will definitely be... back.read more
Sandra H
Sandra H
08:35 16 May 21
My partner and I have enjoyed two consecutive breakfasts at this location. When my partner was ordering and asked could he make a change so his order... was vegan, the gentleman asked would I also like the non vegan element of my dish in the side so we could share. Absolutely outstanding service and the food was delicious as well as generous. Well done on such outstanding service.read more
Sourabh Kulkarni
Sourabh Kulkarni
09:29 13 May 21
Beautiful roadside cafe! Very good atmosphere there and the food is goo too. I tried a kangaroo burger and an alligator burger. Must visit when in... Sydney!read more
Gary Wright
Gary Wright
02:07 23 Apr 21
Excellent service with well-presented and tasty food. The only thing I would suggest is for the chef to make the mushroom sauce thicker and with more... mushrooms.read more
Rodney Hoffman
Rodney Hoffman
14:08 15 Apr 21
Nice cafe, always busy and good service. I had the chicken schnitzel and it was crispy and tasty. Chips too. Salad nice and well dressed. The only... reason i didnt give it 5 stars was the mushroom sauce..it was runny and tasteless. Not bad tasting, just no mushroom flavour at all. Otherwise a nice spot to dine outside.read more
Squirtle Derp
Squirtle Derp
06:21 13 Apr 21
Cosy little cafe with really good coffee. We had Eggs Benedict, one ham and one salmon, and though they looked smallish they were very filling and... the sauce was in the top 3 of hollandaise I've had. Delicious and reasonably priced.read more
J from Oz
J from Oz
04:49 02 Apr 21
Nice cafe in the historic Rocks area. Great place to stop by for breakfast or lunch. Enjoyed the Rocks Cafe burger.
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99 George Street
The Rocks
Sydney NSW 2000
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HOURS

Monday – Sunday
7:00am – 4:00pm

CONTACT

EMAIL US
02 9247 3089
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