The Rocks Café is at 99 George Street, The Rocks. It's a nice mix of ancient and modern with its brown leather-upholstered booths and retro gold and green paintwork; there's a splendid collection of cakes, including an eye-catching, bountiful lemon meringue pie in the window, and a simple but tasty menu. C's black olive gnocchi looked like juicy pillows and the dish was "satisfying home food"; my steak sandwich was rare as requested, served on delicious toasted white bread that had just the right texture and mild taste, and slathered with tangy onion jam. The chips on the side were crunchy, salty and perfectly cooked. There was plenty of space upstairs at wooden tables in shadows and shade: this would be the place to sit and drink cups of tea, eat cakes and imagine it's the 1890s and you're illuminated by gaslight.