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  • nezk   8 reviews
    Been here for both lunch & breakfast. Lunch, didn't wait too long and enjoyed my meal. Although very crowded and hard to get in/out of your table, especially with a toddler. went for breakfast on a saturday (bad mistake) - extremely busy, waited about 1.5 hours for a table. luckily they have a small playground, otherwise my child would've turned demon. loved the nutella-filled donuts - AMAZING. breakfast was good, but not worth waiting that long for. i probably would've enjoyed it more if i went during the week.

    5 days ago - 15/04/2014

  • Amanda Bathani Newbie   2 reviews
    I usually enjoy having my breakfast at the grounds until yesterday, we were 10 mins late for brekky so we had lunch instead. I ordered king prawn linguine that I couldn't eat! the prawns did not smell nice and the combination of the whole dish was poor! I had to swap my dish meal with my husband who ordered chicken schnitzel. the chicken was OK not much flavour. and on top of this we were seated at a rusty table which left two big marks of rust on my husbands elbow shirt! I left the grounds with big disappointment.

    1 month ago - 19/02/2014

  • KingEatingChamp Local Star   22 reviews
    Overall not bad experience on my first lunch here. Apart from the blistering sun, loved the garden/organic farm theme throughout the place. Food was good; coffee great; ambience great, but the wait is terrible. I guess you gotta wait for places as hot as this. Might go back when the weather is cooler.

    3 months ago - 23/12/2013

  • Easternian Local Star   472 reviews
    Me and my friend finally revisited The Grounds of Alexandria for a weekday lunch after our previous failed attempt on getting a table for brunch on an early Sunday afternoon a few weeks back where we were expected to wait for just shy of two hours. The takeaway line was also long and there was practically no more seats available at the garden.
    This time it was a little bit better. We waited for around 45 minutes for a table whilst enjoying lemonade we bought from one of the kiosks nearby and sat on the garden enjoying the sun.

    The staffs were all friendly and attentive, from the girl who took our name on the waiting list, the guy who took us to our seats, and the servers who were incredibly friendly, attentive, and very knowledgeable with their food offerings.

    The place was an absolute dcor-fest with multiple sections compiling the otherwise large dining area and whilst it was very busy (I seem to be blocking the staffs in many occasions while taking pictures of the place!) it was in no way cramped or feel under-spaced.

    I tried their mushroom tart (king, swiss brown and oyster mushroom tart with buffalo mozzarella). The tart was beautifully made and the mushroom toppings matched nicely with the mozzarella.

    My friend ordered the hand-made parpadelle (slow braised lamb, pear and extra virgin olive oil) that came with generous serving size and was beautifully made as well, with original homemade-like taste.

    Of course we had to try the chips. It was of large cuts and came with a special mayonnaise-thousand island fusion sauce similar to the ones you find at Grilld. Delicious.

    All in all, it was probably the most expensive casual launch we have paid for in a long time. We were just lucky that all the stars seemed to be lining up when we visited this place.

    6 months ago - 27/09/2013

  • adutch Newbie   1 review
    Oh where to start... Was excited about going here but what a disappointment. A massive fail for me on all fronts except the ambiance. First of all the wait... We were told there was a 40 minute wait. After an hour and 10 minutes we finally got our table, 10 minutes too late to order breakfast... Lunch it is then. The coffee was ok but not great. I expected a great cup. The food looked good but for a 19 dollar burger I expected a nice juicy burger with lots of flavour. The meat was dry and way too much sauce on it. Worst of all the bread was like charcoal on the bottom.Pitch black.By this time we were hungry so I cut the bottom of the burger bun, and ate it. The staff seemed to be uninterested possibly because it was just too busy. I won't be back.

    9 months ago - 03/07/2013

  • ArtJ   5 reviews
    Good coffee, average food. Meal size small. but overrated and pretentious service.
  • Kat Stanley   2 reviews
    This is the place that all the others are trying to be. They do it so well and so effortlessly. And they have the best coffee in Sydney! Check it out!
  • bronr   2 reviews
    My new favourite cafe. Admittedly we went during the week so it wasn't as busy as weekends but we were seated immediately. Fabulous looking place and great concept and atmosphere.The service and the food were outstanding. We had a lovely waitress (Riley) who was incredibly friendly and helpful. The service was prompt, the food was fresh and delicious and we really look forward to going back for breakfast next week.
  • lil_phynx   2 reviews
    Love this place but hates the queue. Been here many times, the foods are great especially the burger, and if you can't get in you can always order from the take away menu and have it in their garden with a rustic feel. The ambiance on weekend is really great, there is a small market with a few stalls selling fresh cheese , organic veggies,and other food options if u can't get into the cafe. There are also live music and animal corner for kids to pet a number of cute little farm animals on the weekend.
  • beanboy Local Star   309 reviews
    I've tried twice now to dine at this place, but the queues between 10am-2pm are crazy, sometimes over 45 minutes to be seated. However third time lucky, we went at 3pm and walked straight in, keep in mind though the kitchen closes at 330pm sharp, but their still open for coffee/cakes. The service was good, quite attentive, and the food was delish, the venue itself is the real winner here, its extremely homely.
    I highly recommend it.

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