The Grounds of Alexandria

Cafes
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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  • 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 726 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.
  • Nice coffee and pastries but the wait for take away coffee is a little too long. They could do with an extra coffee station. The facilities for kids are really good. The freshly made donuts were a big hit but they are a little bit expensive at $3.50 each considering they are only mini donuts.
  • I love this restaurant, food was great and staff were nice. Lovely little stalls out side is also enjoyable in both look and taste of some cake. But it was hassel to look around the parking area.

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