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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 & Leek
Served with toasted Pane Di Casa.

FISH

Pan roasted ConeBay Barramundi Fillet
A warm salad of roasted eggplant, chickpeas, radish, toasted almond, garden herb, chilli, zaatar, pomegranate molasses.

RISOTTO

Crab Risotto
Blue swimmer crab meat, napolitana, chilli, freshly grated grana padano, parsley.

BURGER

Kangaroo Burger
Chargrilled kangaroo patty, cheddar, rocket, tomato, grilled onion, homemade beetroot relish & fries
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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

Kathy Krause
Kathy Krause
01:51 24 Jul 22
A really good filling breakfast. A great variety with options.A decent coffee always goes done well.They were able to cater for dietary changes and... had oat milk for coffee too.Lovely atmosphere upstairs.read more
Auriana
Auriana
09:17 21 Jul 22
This place was nice the staff were lovley just a bit weird on the food front i got stir fry and i was just kinda like cooked veggies with gravey and... rice but my friend had soup of the day and that looked realy good also pretty cheap and good cocktailsread more
MrMeowPuss
MrMeowPuss
06:27 01 Jul 22
Been here a few times for breakfast now, the food and service has been great both times so we’ll definitely be back again.
Archie S
Archie S
01:19 27 Jun 22
Great cafe for breakfast or lunch. Service was good and efficient. Price very reasonable considering it's in the main tourist area.
Robyne Koukourou
Robyne Koukourou
07:51 12 Jun 22
As always the food is fresh and delicious. The staff are lovely. We would not eat anywhere else when we visit Sydney. Thank you to David for making... us always feel so welcome ❤️read more
Cristina S
Cristina S
07:36 07 Jun 22
Beautiful creamy perfect temperature coffee. Had oats for breaky - delicious! Freinds loved their GF breakfast burger and pancakes too. Would... certainly return. Be aware breaky service finished about 11 and kitchen just does coffee and cakes till about 1 when lunch starts.read more
Lifestyle Sharing
Lifestyle Sharing
05:35 01 Jun 22
The Rocks Cafe, Constructed in 1867. Crispy Pastry Chicken Pie with Chips.Fusion of European and Modern Australian cuisine, using the freshest local... produce. Love the deco, nice and cosy cafe! Coffee not so great.read more
Sonia Woods
Sonia Woods
10:40 31 May 22
Cappuccino had a very good coffee taste but not much froth.The lemon meringue pie was nice but was missing the lemon flavour. Will visit again as... the coffee was one of the best I have tasted.read more
Kristi Knight
Kristi Knight
02:32 29 May 22
The food and classic Sydney atmosphere is excellent. If you are seated inside it can feel very pocky or crowded but the staff are lovely. The food... did take a while to come out but the staff did warn us that before we were seated.Overall a very cute Cafe with top notch dining.read more
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
Peter
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
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99 George Street
The Rocks
Sydney NSW 2000
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HOURS

Sunday – Friday
7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday  7:30 am – 9:00 pm

CONTACT

EMAIL US
02 9247 3089
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