The Grounds of Alexandria

Alexandria, NSW
OPEN TODAY: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sun 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
The Grounds of Alexandria is a landmark known for being a coffee roaster, cafe, bar, eatery and kitchen garden, full of fresh produce and hands-on experiences.

Suitable for all ages, the grounds hosts a coffee research and testing facility, artisan bakery, open garden, fragrant herbs, fresh fruit, flowers and an animal farm. 
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  • Came here on a Saturday afternoon, it was very busy so did not attempt to sit down at the restaurant area. We got takeaway and managed to find some seats outside, the food was good quality but is pricey. They sell some amazing looking deserts, the donuts looked good, I will try these next time. Cool little animal area, they have goats, chickens and a shetland pony. We came back after a walk and it was all closing down, this was at around 5, just seems a bit early to be closing on a Saturday.
  • SBC84 Local Star 165 reviews
    So I had heard so much about The Grounds..... I have to say I was a little disappointed. We went late in the day for a coffee and a cake. The place was really busy with LOTS of children. I myself don't have any and I like them in small doses. you will not get that here. The layout is a little confusing and rambles all over the place. I like the concept of the garden courtyard. They animals are a nice touch but I feel they might get hounded from people trying to pet them and feed them. I couldn't see anyone checking the children aren't feeding them. The pen is very small for the goats.
    I had a Chai Latte and a slice of cake and it came to $10.50 thought that was on the pricey side. The staff seem flustered and when I asked what was in the cake slice she had no idea and actually told me something else until I pressed her on it.
    When we got in the Q we didnt realise it was only take away and we couldn't sit inside which we wanted to do originally. Again something to add to the confusion. we finally found a table outside and as soon as we sat down they told us they were closing the area and we would need to leave. GRRRRR
    Over rated , over price and too many children running about.

  • I've only had takeaway as the wait for a table is outrageous. The takeaway food is tasty but very modest in portion size. The property itself is very interesting to wander round (though not big enough to waste two hours waiting for a table) though I do worry about the farm animals on the premises as there doesn't appear to be anyone monitoring their welfare. Lots of kiosk, fresh food and drinks to try in a quaint setting. I would wait to go out of peak hours in the future mind.. #reviewtowin
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  • sedky 27 reviews
    Really disappointed after my last visit. Long wait for a table even mid week. Staff pay no attention to customers - impossible to flag anyone down and was even ignored by several staff while waiting beside their till. Then it took a long time and several reminders to get what I wanted (a slice to take away that I had paid for already). Food was nice but menu selection small. Oh and parking is an absolute nightmare. There are better places around nowadays so I won't be back. #reviewtowin
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  • The Grounds is worth a visit, but only during off-peak times (ie during the work week) or if you're getting take-away. Even then, it's ridiculously crowded and busy - there's nowhere to stand without feeling like you're in the way! The staff do a good job at managing it, and it's not their fault it's so popular. But I've never been able to eat a meal there, as the wait is often 2.5-3 hours no matter when I come. It's worth stopping by to take kids & visitors, but sadly I can't tell you what the food is like. #reviewtowin
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  • One of Sydney's hidden gems, why did it take me so long to hear about it. The people, the place, the atmosphere, it's an experience to say the least. They have everyone covered from the fresh flowers and food stalls to the cafe and restaurant it's a great experience and the food is fantastic too. If you're going there at the weekend you should either get there early or later in the afternoon. Beware though as they close the doors at 4pm sharp!
  • I love visiting this place during the week early! Its an adventure and great for visitors too. There are lovely gardens, an outdoor gazebo, a pretty fountain, a delightful florist shop, a cafe, a restaurant and even animals for all to enjoy. Dont forget to check out Kevin Bacon, the pig, though I must say the goat stole the show one day we visited by lounging around in the food trough!

    Because it is so popular, you need to book a table, otherwise line up for a coffee and cake with everyone else at the takeaway section and be prepared to wait for it. The down sides are the long waits for service or takeaway and the lack of parking. Sydney parking is poor and this area is dreadful. Go early if you can, car pool and try during the week, not the busy weekends.
  • mins Local Star 781 reviews
    This is such a haven in the bustling city. Beautiful gardens, animals for children to enjoy, great coffee and plenty of food options. Such a relaxing place to visit - so long as everyone is not dragging the heavy metal chairs.
  • Great food and service, and the atmosphere is a great example of Sydney to show your visitors/family. Will always return here!
  • Good food, and the place has a very nice decor to the place, but the service was unfriendly and made me feel unwelcome.

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