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The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe

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668 reviews
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$40 and under
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Discover a dedication to quality and passion for produce in every aspect of The Cafe at The Grounds, from the finest coffee and the daily baked, ever changing menu of breads; to the abundant garden overflowing with fresh produce used daily in the seasonally driven menu. The menu is rustic, wholesome and focused on a paddock-to-plate philosophy. The Cafe food and drinks menu is bursting with fresh flavour, made with the finest quality ingredients and created with The Grounds own grown and locally sourced produce. The Cafe at The Grounds has team of chefs who constantly push the boundaries with ingredients, and reinvents the classics in order to deliver you perfect flavour combinations that will make you want to come back time and time again. No time to dine in? The Cafe at The Grounds also offers take-away choices with a focus on healthy options including a selection of salads, sandwiches, and an array of fresh pastries, smoothies and juices.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Weekend Brunch: Sweet & Savoury Menu

Dine in

A$49.00 per order

Prepaid

Sep 5, 2020-Dec 20, 2020·Sun 08:00-12:00, Sat 08:00-12:00

Enjoy the full brunch experience: Fresh cut citrus salad with cardamom yoghurt, chia pudding & granola; Buttermilk hotcakes with buffalo ricotta & berry compote; A freshly baked pastry selection with mascarpone, jam & butter; Salmon asparagus, crème fraîche & fennel on a toasted crumpet with hollandaise; Cauliflower, kale & parmesan fritters with crispy bacon, fried eggs & labneh; Turkish style eggs with roast eggplant, chilli oil & herbs.

What 668 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.1
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
Value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ShirleyZ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to eat, good vibes, fast service! The brunch menu was delicious & has lots of food!

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RhiannonC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

We typically love the Grounds and so I made a booking for my Bridesmaids and I are we confirmed their dresses for the wedding. We arrive 20 minutes early as we were close by and we were told to come back at 10.30. We stood up in the area near the stables restrooms and their was a big empty table that was available. When we went back at 10.30 to check in this was the table we were sat at. This was disappointing as we could have been seated early as the table only needed to be set.

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OliviaC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience3

The service was lovely and the coffee + cake were nice. The main meals themselves were all cold for everyone. My fathers pancakes were dry and very dense and heavy. Overall the food was highly disappointing.

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Anonymous
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food1Service1Ambience5

I would only recommend for coffee and cakes, definitely not a full service breakfast unfortunately.

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RebeccaM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

I enjoyed the cafe but was disappointed at the lack of simple Childrens options

The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe
Responded 16 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time out to review The Grounds of Alexandria Rebecca, we appreciate all feedback from our customers. I'm sorry to note that you were disappointed with our kids menu. Across the 5 breakfast options and 6 lunch choices we have designed the menu to cater for all. We do however take your comments on board and will keep this in mind for our next menu change. We change our menu seasonally so keep an eye out for the next update :)

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CarolinaH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Staff was lovely. Got a nice table outside which we preferred even though we had booked a table inside. Lovely garden.

The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe
Responded 16 hours ago

We are glad you enjoyed your recent visit at The Grounds of Alexandria Carolina and thank you for taking the time to write a review, we hope to see you again soon :)

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BelindaB
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Great inner city venue for a meal. Good breakfast choices and close to some good outlets.

The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe
Responded 16 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time out to review The Grounds of Alexandria Belinda, we appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon :)

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Sydneysiders
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food fabulous service a perfect brunch venue

The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe
Responded 16 hours ago

Thank you for taking the time to rate & review The Grounds of Alexandria. We appreciate all feedback :)

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MicheleM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Will there return soon

The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe
Responded 16 hours ago

Thank you for your review Michele. We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us at The Grounds of Alexandria and we look forward to seeing you again soon :)

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SesiliaE
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service great atmosphere! Food was perfect and the place was clean!

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LalitA
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very limited options for vegetarians , so increase few options for veg lovers

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Jellisoe
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

The Grounds has a beautiful atmosphere and the cafe has many delicious choices for food. Friendly service.

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FionaPen
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Easy order and pay from your Phone. Lovely spaced out tables and clean.

The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe
Responded on 22 September 2020

Thank you for taking the time out to rate The Grounds of Alexandria. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon :)

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Niomi
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

We are normally advocates for the Grounds but found this visit disappointing. The service was great once we were seated but the quality of food was a let down.

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PeterC
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first visit to the Grounds of Alexandria and we found it a perfect place to have a coffee break with a friend or catch up over lunch we loved exploring the grounds and had a wonderful lunch with friends the menu was great our food was delivered together so no waiting while others eat. Oh and the sweets are to die for. yum.... Definitely coming back to visit. Ah must not forget the happy helpful staff, great atmosphere definitely a winner.

The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe
Responded on 22 September 2020

Thank you for taking the time out to review The Grounds of Alexandria Peter, we are really pleased to hear that you had such a great visit with us and we hope to see you again soon :)

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AmyS
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

We had to ask for water after we’d sat for about 15-20 mins. It was warm in the cafe so we asked to put fans on but they didn’t work. Food was yummy

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AstridN
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place with good food.
It was not overcrowded because I went there on Wednesday so I don't know if the atmosphere could be the same with more clients.

The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe
Responded on 22 September 2020

Thank you for taking the time out to review The Grounds of Alexandria, we appreciate your feedback. We are glad you didn't find it too crowded. We have COVID safety plans in place to ensure all of our customers can still safely enjoy our venue. We hope to see you again soon :)

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Monica1987
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Fav place!!!
Wish they had more animals during the week!!

The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe
Responded on 22 September 2020

Thank you for your review, we appreciate all feedback from our customers. We hope to see you again soon :)

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Minnie
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful Cafe
Amazing Coffee
Amazing Food
Would highly recommend

The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe
Responded on 22 September 2020

Thank you for your review Minnie, we appreciate your comments and are happy that you enjoy The Grounds of Alexandria as much as we do. We hope to see you again soon :)

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AngelaL
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, wait staff attentive but not in your face.

The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe
Responded on 22 September 2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review The Grounds of Alexandria Angela and are glad to note that you enjoyed your experience :)

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ElaineB
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience2

Visually gorgeous but the food and coffee were very average

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Karina
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Lovely location, great set up, could hang here for days. Food is delicious, but I find desserts are much better than main. I could just come here and drink tea, their speciality cold drinks and eat cake!

The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe
Responded on 15 September 2020

We are glad to note that you love The Grounds of Alexandria as much as we do. Thank you for taking the time out to write a review, we appreciate all feedback from customers. We hope to see you again soon :)

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CostaB
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent COVID19 precautions, great service, good food and pleasant surroundings.

The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe
Responded on 15 September 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we appreciate your comments and feedback. We hope to see you again soon :)

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Pammy
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My salad was innovative, very tasty and a good size. It was good to see some plant food options as I am not keen on hamburger and chips.

The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe
Responded on 15 September 2020

Dear Pammy Thank you for reviewing your recent trip to The Grounds of Alexandria. We are glad you enjoyed our new menu, its great to hear your lovely feedback. We hope to see you again soon.

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NathaliaM
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very good breakfast, the bowl had almond yougurt, Rui barbo, pear, oats, very rich flavour

The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe
Responded on 15 September 2020

Thank you for taking the time out to review The Grounds of Alexandria, we appreciate all feedback from our customers and hope to see you again soon

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BrittyT
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. More than enough to share with food left over as we were so full! Loved that the menu was different to a regular breakfast/brunch menu.

The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe
Responded on 8 September 2020

Thank you for taking the time out to give The Grounds a review, much appreciated. We are pleased to note that you enjoyed your experience with us over the weekend. We hope to see you again soon :)

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ElenaV
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Did not like the online ordering. took away the experience of dining out . Might as well had stayed at home and ordered on ubereats... The food was average as well.

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JessL
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a relaxing place to eat we had the Avo smash coffee juice and cakes everything was fresh perfect portion sizes we thoroughly enjoyed it and will continue going back

The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe
Responded on 8 September 2020

Jess, thank you for taking the time out to review The Grounds, we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us over the weekend and we look forward to seeing you again soon :)

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IdaB
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

I love the place but the food came out very quickly and was cold.

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Line
Thailand
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely cakes - and beautiful surroundings. Sadly there were several weddings and we couldn't enjoy the entire area.

The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe
Responded on 16 September 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review The Grounds of Alexandria. We are glad you enjoyed your visit :)

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ZeeJ
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We tried the weekend brunch. The food was tasty and portion size was great. Staff was helpful and attentive. The only minus was that the table was too small to fully enjoy the brunch experience. There was no room for all the plates. It will be good to serve the brunch on a bigger table.

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Ryll
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great experience. Breakfast was so so tasty and generous serving size.

The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe
Responded on 7 September 2020

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit to The Grounds. We will see you again soon :)

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Tayla
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

I really enjoyed my time The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe! However, we were put at the end of a long table and we only had three people, considering I booked a week in advance I thought we would be at a smaller, more intimate table in a better spot. I also think the ordering your food online was a bit strange because you had barely any/no contact with waiters or staff, I think for older people or people with specific dietary requirements would have found this difficult. It be nice to see the menu expand to include more meals. However, some things were understandable because of covid.

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ChingL
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

So disappointed with the menu, there used to be big brekkie but now its all pub food which is really not my thing

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DennisGee
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Love this place! Everything was wonderful! The ambience, food and service keeps me coming back!

The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe
Responded on 22 September 2020

We are so happy you love The Grounds of Alexandria as much as we do. We hope to see you again soon :)

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Menuchange
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience5

Changed the menu which is disappointing and the staff seem too busy with themselves to offer genuine service

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SarahA
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Not happy at all
Took forever for our coffee to be served and they were not busy at all
And once we got our coffee it was cold

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AdamH
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cracking bit of food. Burger was delicious. Tasty bit of cake too for dessert

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Susan
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

Overpriced food menu is average
Service is poor
Lovely grounds but that is only it

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ElizabethS
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Terrible experience , we won’t be back
Dirty table water ,got all the orders wrong , asked for a mushroom and spinach omelette but got a salmon with caviar ,Asked for cheese in omelette said they can’t do but bought a extra dish with a plate of feta and charged ,friends had things ordered but missing then cost $115

The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe
Responded on 1 September 2020

Elizabeth, Thanks for taking the time to discuss this with us directly. We are happy that we were able to elevate this issue. We hope to see you again soon.

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FAQs

The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9699 2225.

The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe is rated 4.2 stars by 668 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.