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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

Sweet Potato & Ginger
served with toasted pane di casa

PIE

Lamb Pie
herb & red wine braised lamb shoulder, peas, puff pastry & fries

Cut of the day

Pan Roasted Lamb Rump
smoked eggplant puree, roasted cauliflower salad, quinoa, baby spinach, cherry tomato, onion, pistachio & harissa dressing

FISH

Pan-Roasted Mackerel  Fillet
marinated artichoke salad, cannellini beans, fennel, olives, cherry tomato, onion, caper berries, basil leaves & herb dressing  
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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

Jihoon Yim
Jihoon Yim
01:32 17 May 22
크지 않지만 아침식사하기 좋은곳이다.팬케잌은 미국식과는 완전히 다르다.마치 와플하듯 틀 모양이 나있고 자를때도 더 딱딱하다.달지도 않아서 놀랐다.더구나 베이컨도 넓고 바삭거리기보다 햄 느낌이 난다.그냥 커피를 달라고하면 안되고 롱블랙을 달라고 해야 하는데... 양이 적다..하지만 이곳은 다 그렇구나 한다read more
Leslie J
Leslie J
23:04 07 May 22
Excellent coffee and breakfast with the bonus of happy, smiling and efficient service. What more could you want!
yh fang
yh fang
13:00 26 Apr 22
Nice atmosphere and great food. I like the layout and design.We were there about 9am on Sunday. It was almost full.The food tasted great but... slightly small portion.read more
Peter Toy
Peter Toy
08:20 25 Apr 22
Great place to eat , buetiful fresh food ,exceptionally friendly staff , tables outside under a umbrella is a great spot to relax and people watch... highly recommend Peter and Rhondaread more
Ben Anthony
Ben Anthony
00:34 19 Apr 22
Love this place, as do all of the office workers around here. Popular with tourists, great location, historical building, good food and great coffee.
Joe Viranna
Joe Viranna
22:02 18 Apr 22
The food is fantastic. We are vegetarian, and we do not eat eggs either. The staff were very helpful in swapping replacement items of equal value. ... We visit this Cafe every time we stay in the city. David and his team are very accommodating. Excellent value for money.read more
AusDoz
AusDoz
22:37 16 Apr 22
Lovely staff and a breakfast menu with nice variety rather than just the usual suspects, the ejjah was delicious and coffee was fantastic.
Veronique Menezes
Veronique Menezes
09:58 16 Apr 22
Had breakfast here and was so impressed by the wonderful hospitality of David and the other staff, and the beautiful food and coffee that we... returned for dinner. once again we were not disappointed with David going out of his way to ensure we were comfortable and well accommodate for.The food was fantastic once again.For breakfast we had avo on toast, and scrambled eggs on toast. For dinner we had their signature spaghetti and the vegetable stir fry. The coffee was 10/10.We will be back before flying back home.Thanks David and team and compliments to the chef.read more
Vish Sidhu
Vish Sidhu
22:27 11 Apr 22
We had nice dining experience on last Saturday night, food was reasonably priced. We have 2 kids. Staff and manager were quite accommodating.
Stuart Pelling
Stuart Pelling
01:21 04 Apr 22
Was after a late breakfast and this place serves breakfast until 11:30am. With a 4.4 star rating it was worth a visit to sample their breakfast... burger and banana bread.Totally lived up to the reputation and only draw back was the waiter took 15 minutes to take my order as he went to another table that arrived after me but an apology was given.read more
Chris
Chris
00:26 25 Feb 22
Great experience with the rocks cafe, staff were very happy and friendly, food was fantastic too, highly recommended!
Col Chaffey
Col Chaffey
02:28 15 Feb 22
This Cafe is the best. The coffee is wonderful, the food delicious and all presented by friendly, courteous staff who made sure we were looked after!... Lunch 14/02, Breakfast this morning!Look forward to returning. Thankyou 🙏🏻read more
Johnny Li
Johnny Li
12:43 23 Jan 22
Food was delicious and the service was amazing, even my toddler ate all the pasta from the kids menu.
Michele Witchell
Michele Witchell
23:48 11 Jan 22
On a recent getaway to Sydney we stumbled across The Rocks cafe. We had breaky and then went back the next day too. Amazing service, delicious... breakfast and very relaxed atmosphere. The waiter even remembered my juice order from the day before. So beautiful and will definitely return on my next Sydney visit.read more
Robert Pellegriti
Robert Pellegriti
10:55 08 Jan 22
Had a great breakfast .. poached eggs were done very well. The halloumi breakfast is a must..wonderful service
Jo SB
Jo SB
02:11 04 Jan 22
One of the few places that we kept coming back to for breakfast while we were in Sydney, as their food was just soo good!On our first visit, we... ordered the following:- Grilled Halloumi (Grilled halloumi cheese, soft poached eggs, roasted tomato, harissa, rocket leaves served with grilled za’atar bread).- Salmon Royale (Soft poached eggs, wilted spinach, baby capers, Tasmanian smoked salmon & hollandaise sauce on Sourdough).Both were perfectly cooked, served quickly and in the right temperate.I highly recommend it.read more
DUY Ng
DUY Ng
02:02 24 Dec 21
Great location, beautiful coffee, average to decent food, surrounded by great atmosphere. Always love the rocks and its beautiful culture. Awesome... Christmas decorations for everyone to explore once you are done with your breakfast/lunch. Staff are friendly and when sitting outside make sure you pick a table under the umbrella as it can get quite hot under the sun. Recommended for all.read more
L.R R
L.R R
09:51 21 Dec 21
I loved the food here! We came here for dinner with my parents. They usually don’t like restaurant food as it’s either too salty for them, or too... fatty or… they just don’t like the style of the food.We ordered soup, steamed veggies, pasta, and pan fried Salmon. And everything is finished, eaten to the last bite! So delicious and cooked to perfection! The customer service was always very good. We will come back for sure! Highly recommended!read more
sally
sally
11:07 16 Dec 21
very goood service!the latte art also cute, love the tiramisu... such a nice place to hangout and have a chitchat with friends
Julie Pham
Julie Pham
09:55 31 Oct 21
Not bad, just your staple brunch place nothing exciting. Wish the eggs didnt look so plain and phallic like, maybe a splash of herbs.Wish the... roasted mushrooms dish had a sauce as everything felt so dry together.read more
Benjamin Baker
Benjamin Baker
02:51 31 Oct 21
Stopped by here on a Saturday after attending the first The Rocks Market after lockdown. Sat outside, chairs were comfortable and they had a nice... setup in the cordoned off street. Server was friendly and the food came out promptly. My favorite part of the meal was the fries...omg cooked perfectly....not soggy, thin layer of crisp on the outside and great flavor. I'd go back just for the fries!read more
Trey Saunders
Trey Saunders
03:00 27 Oct 21
The rocks cafe is a nice eatery along a busy part of George st.There are a few seating options to choose from depending on availability. The outside... area is nice, but make sure you get a table underneath an umbrella if it is a sunny day. The other dining areas are inside on the main floor, and upstairs. The upstairs area is much more quiet than on the street level and is a good place to enjoy your meal if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of George st.The food is good. I go for the steak sandwich with caramalised onion. While the food is delicious and presented well, the portion size is a little on the small side considering the cost.The servers are friendly and provide no frills, efficient service.read more
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
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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
BOOKINGS