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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

Potato and Leek
Classic potato and leek soup with toasted pane di casa

PIE

Classic Beef and Mushroom Pie
Slow-braised beef and mushroom, puff pastry, served with garden salad

PASTA

Crab Fettucine
Blue swimmer crab meat, napolitana, parsley, garlic, chilli and freshly grated grana Padano

FISH

Pan-Roasted ConeBay Barramundi Fillet
Quinoa & chickpeas salad, hummus, fresh herb, tomato, kale and toasted almond
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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

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.
Sarah Waters
Sarah Waters
11:19 18 Mar 21
I walked past here and then stopped with family just to get a drink, but I absolutely couldn't stop myself from ordering the huge lemon meringue pie!... I would go there again just for some more of that, the meringue was so TALL! Everything about this place was lovely and they were very accommodating too!read more
Vanessa Mcbride
Vanessa Mcbride
05:15 15 Mar 21
Went to this restaurant about 8 months ago. It’s a decent enough restaurant but they got a few of my orders wrong. The nacho’s I had some capsicum... sort of sauce in it and it didn’t taste like nachos anymore. Can be busy sometimes especially on the weekend and if you’re on the top floor you’ll often here trains rumbling over the roof quite frequently which can be loud.read more
Half Portal Fortress
Half Portal Fortress
04:20 16 Feb 21
I came here with two other people and we all agreed that the food was amazing. Staff was very friendly too!
Michael Lujan
Michael Lujan
10:08 09 Feb 21
We ate here twice this week. First night we had several small plates - calamari, bruschetta and caprese salad - all were flavorful and good. Had... the chocolate cream pie for dessert and it was outstanding. We came back the next day just for the lemon meringue pie which was also outstanding. Great service both times from very friendly wait staff. Very nice sidewalk seating.read more
Patrick Maguire
Patrick Maguire
04:21 24 Jan 21
Delightful , intimate cafe in the heart of The Rocks. Great service from the young and attentive staff. Charming personalities all. Food was flawless... and the red wine pie was the best ive ever eaten. I was with good company and the cafe topped the day off for us. Thank you.read more
Geoff Cutler
Geoff Cutler
07:04 12 Jan 21
Stopped here for a late breakfast after a long walk. Nice place to stop and great coffee!! Staff were really helpful.
Mia Shim
Mia Shim
00:36 30 Dec 20
Very classic and reliable cafe in the beautiful rocks area! We enjoyed our drinks and food for breakfast. It was great to have great scramble eggs... that was dairy free for me!The coffee was also excellent, smooth and delicious.The staff were lovely and very good at keeping to COVID guidelines.The only piece of feedback would be the have better gluten free bread.read more
Laura Russell
Laura Russell
09:02 29 Dec 20
Went in with my family for some after dinner dessert and tea. The tiramisu cake was AMAZING. Wonderful staff who helped us decide on the cake and... were so good with our baby. Highly recommend their desserts!read more
Sy W
Sy W
01:15 19 Dec 20
Fantastic coffee served with a friendly smile, Absolutely perfect Eggs Benedict.The staff are following very good Covid practices insuring everybody... is checked in and wiping down tables!Definitely a place to visit if you are nearread more
Michelle Shen
Michelle Shen
09:08 06 Dec 20
Went there for lunch today and the food was great. Service was a bit low which was why I didn’t give a 5 star rating
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99 George Street
The Rocks
Sydney NSW 2000
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HOURS

Sun – Thurs
8:00am – 8:00pm

Fri – Sat
8:00am – 9:00pm

CONTACT

EMAIL US
02 9247 3089
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