“OCD – Obsessive Coffee Disorder!”
If I were to ask you, what are the places that ones must visit in Sydney, I’m sure everyone will answer The Opera House, Bondi Beach, Darling Harbour, Fish Market etc. Well, let me add one more to your list – “The Grounds of Alexandria”. And if you are a coffee lover like me, then there is absolutely no reason why you would miss it!
For the Sydney-siders, “The Grounds of Alexandria” is no news to them. It is a “super cafe” located in the inner west city fringe suburb of Alexandria Melbourne. It is not just an ordinary cafe, but one that you could spend a whole day exploring on a Saturday!
“The Grounds” is made up of coffee roaster, café, bakery, bar, restaurant, outdoor garden, weekend market, florist and a mini farm all within this acre of land in Sydney. It is pack all week long, and especially on the weekend, because of the amazing weekend market they have.
The florist was my favourite section out of the whole complex!
“The Grounds is built on the philosophy of creating experiences for communities through quality products, innovations and an ever-evolving vision!”
They have an outdoor garden, where you can buy the food and beverages from The Grounds, and enjoy it here with your friends. It’s a great place to mingle!
“The Grounds” is a great place for EVERYONE! For family with kids, they provide different fun activities suitable for kids, including the mini farm; for friends gathering, the Garden is the best place to chill and catch up over a beer and burger; and for couples, you would absolutely enjoy a simple, yet delicious meal at the Potting Shed.
You are going to enjoy EVERYTHING here, the only time when you may get a bit annoyed is the waiting and queuing you will experience, especially during the weekend. A wait of 30mins into the Cafe is consider normal, if you come here in big group, expect the wait to be an hour or so. But hey! Don’t worry! You could walk around, visit the florist, drink a beer, take some photos while you wait. There are just so much going on here, that you wouldn’t mind the wait!
– Make a reservation prior to your arrival, booking could be done easily thru their online system (restrictions apply)
– If you spontaneously felt like visiting The Grounds, go immediately to the restaurant you fancy and make a registration. They will take down your name and number, and will let you know the approximate time you can expect a table. In the meanwhile, walk around and explore what The Grounds has to offer you 🙂
– The Grounds acknowledge the importance of being environmentally friendly. In order to reduce the CO2 emission. They have recently launched the Green Initiative program, rewarding those who car pool and cycle there. For detail information, please visit http://thegrounds.com.au/grounds-go-green/
Be sure to check their website out! It’s got their own blog, and the articles are just good reads!!
The Grounds of Alexandria Building 7A, 2 Huntley Street, Alexandria, NSW