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The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe

4.3
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616 reviews
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$40 and under
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Café

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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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 616 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.2
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AliceT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for friendly service, Will be back again.

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RosA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Most impressed by Hem the waiter, who remembered us from three weeks before. My elderly friend and I love the grounds with its beauty and friendly atmosphere. Unfortunately we were seated right near the kitchen servery so my friend wanted more food than usual. I ordered a mocha, which was a bit sweeter and fancier than what I’m used to, but we did feel like royalty.

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BarryN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The service was good and also the food a nice mix on the menu plenty of space between tables all good

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LinS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, my table ordered 3 different dish of breakfast and everyone enjoyed their choice.

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AnnieEats
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Their new system makes ordering off the menu really easy and COVID safe. Ample space between tables, and the coffee and food came out in a reasonable time. It’s great to not have to track down a waiter/waitresses just to add something to your order. The warm croissant Breakfast was so flaky and soft too... mm mmmm MMM.

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NoeleneC
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was great. Looking forward to coming back.........

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Yates
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely little brunch all-round.

the only teeny-tiny hitch was that our coffees didn't arrive until after our food had.

But hey, didn't detract from how lovely it was.

Cheers

10/10

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MonaK
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time I e been and it was amazing and the staff were very accommodating

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KathrynC
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Was good as always but the ham and cheese toastie I got was cold which wasn’t great because there was a poached egg on it...I have let them know and I doubt it would happen again!

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LannyE
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Not much choice for breakfast menu , and it’s too noisy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service. Cool atmosphere. Would go again.

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VaninaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

THE ONLY THING TO MENTION IS THAT THE DOOR WAS OPEN AND INSIDE THE COFFEE WAS VERY COLD.

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LaraP
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

We had a delicious brunch under Covid restrictions. The ambience and atmosphere is hindered a little by being spread out But it was a delightful visit.

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KathyB
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always .
Loved the ease of the COVID safe ordering at the table .
Great distancing between tables
Every Meal we ordered was delicious .
Thank you

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VenessaD
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

I love the ordering system on the phone, it wasn't explained to us at first, but we did have another waitress come to us to see if it had been explained to us, which I was grateful for. Food was great! Will be back again.

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Christine
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food is good and quick to arrive. A nice place for lunch/brunch. Will go back

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AndrewM
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great staff, great food and amazing surroundings. I’m effect for a Saturday morning

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Jojo
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Fast food service. Not covid friendly, tables aren't spaced apart. Have to line up even if booked online. Staff are nice but it was busy and they were stressed.

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Sami
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

First time visit in all I loved it!! Coffee was warm... though barrister did make a fresh one. Will definitely return! Loved the charcoal bread too yum!

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AlexandraB
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch here for my sons 5th birthday. Delicious food, great atmosphere, excellent service which all contributed to memorable experience and to top it off a gorgeous Christmas in July winter cake. Look forward to returning soon!

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SueW
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An enjoyable, quiet lunch with good service and delicious food.

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Kurtis
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience3

The cafe was amazing, the food was lovely so was the coffee!! My date and I really enjoyed it and we hope to come back soon with more of our friends. Definitely recommend this place to enjoy and vibe with friends and family!!

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MichaelS
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic venue, never disappoints. The staff were accommodating and food was great. Will definitely be back.

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SandeepJ
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

overpriced for repeat visits but not that Grounds care

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Alex
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best breakfast I’ve had in a very long time! Great family friendly place, will definitely be going back again.

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Fraser
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Really enjoyed most aspects of the visit. However it was absolutely freezing in the cafe. I would only go back when it’s warmer

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing food, great variety and options. Great new ways to view menus and order through scanning barcode. Very progressive and great for reducing contact during COVID!

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PaulC
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jagged a parking spot right out the front.... winning
First time there will visit again

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NikkiR
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

amazing vibe food atmosphere loved it cant wait to be back

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ElizabethN
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been a fan of the Grounds for a long time. Food and service is good as usual. The new way of ordering and paying food is quite unique and easy. Also, the spacing of the tables is good as well.

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Coco
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

did not like the food whatsoever.

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Chloe
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5Food3Service3Ambience5

Such a nice atmosphere and the menus are done amazing on your phone and you order on them too. Seamless ordering, and good food. Will definitely be back.

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Pill
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

I believed my order was overlooked, I waited 35 minutes for my food.
I called a waitress to follow up my food after 25 mins, 10 mins later my food eventually came. 😔

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DGRITT
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Disagree with the online ordering of the menu - ruins the ambience. Food was ok - nothing to write home about

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Elaine
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The online booking is easy and we parked onsite. The staff are friendly and efficient and they offered good advice about the menu choices. We enjoyed the place and the food was delicious.

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Smith
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful location with really tasty food. Make sure you leave time to wander the grounds before or after your meal.

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CathyB
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience at The Grounds. Flavoursome food, friendly & helpful staff & the Grounds are amazing to wander around. Definitely a must do!

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Alexandra
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the ambiance and the assistance of the staff.

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KianN
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Coffee was served cold.other than that,the food was good and service was excellent.

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VickyM
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Service slow. Waited 20 minutes for our coffee. They said they had a backlog but still shouldn’t take that long - or Maybe think of getting another machine and barista to keep up.
Food came out in good time.
Toilets need to be clean.

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 4.3 stars by 616 OpenTable diners.

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