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The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
The service was a little slow as the servers kept walking pst and not taking our order for at least 20 mins. Our food took another 20 mins - understandable because we arrived just as they were switching from breakfast to lunch, however the beef burgers we ordered then arrived and were very raw in the middle. I know that beef burgers are usually a bit pink in the middle but this was raw enough to be off-putting
Our drinks were great - the deconstructed mocha was amazing!
The ambience was lovely.
Although our meal wasn’t that great, im sure it was a once off situation and wont let it stop me from returning.
stunning place with lovely staff and the food was amazing!
The food was not as good as it was expected, the location is marvellous
The grounds cafe a lovely spot to have some great food. Burger and kids meals were very good! Service was quick.
We really enjoyed our lunch, delicious and fresh.
While table times are currently restricted and you have to book, it didn’t seem like the venue was taking social distancing seriously.
Great food. Was able easily accommodate guests with prams. Good spot to catch up with kids/babies.
Staff were a bit blunt/cold but understand this is a difficult time for service industry.
It was really clean, they did a lot of effort to keep it clean. The workers are very helpfull and kind. Food is good!
Great food, great atmosphere, wonderful friendly staff had a great time & bought some beautiful flowers to Thankyou
food, atmosphere and location absolutely beautiful. Service too was great!! The lady that served us was most helpful as I have a daughter with Celiac, when unsure if the chocolate product was gluten free she made her way to the kitchen to check and came back to say it may contain gluten. Exceptional service.
Such a beautiful setting, lovely friendly staff, large portions on the food and it tasted yummy. Would 100% recommend.
A beautiful place even in the rain. Definitely worth going especially.
Only cafe open , having to abide by COVID restrictions in cafe but not in walkways 🤔
The service by the initial waiter was horrible. He was so rude and impatient. The menu is a joke, nothing was available. It was 10am and they had “run out” already. They could not even make me a mocha (just pour it into a simple mug, they created a big fuss) bugs were crawling on the table. It just was misleading as opposed to what we saw online.
Beautiful place, nice stuff and lovely atmosphere. Just love the cakes there
Beautiful to sit in the greenhouse and have a great lunch. Would be great to have option for hot fresh donuts for dessert
Service was terrible. Understand we have a time limit on the table however being told we weren’t allowed to order a coffee after our meal even though we had waited almost 45 minutes to order our mains was pretty rude. Weren’t even asked if we wanted anything else. The waitress just slapped the bill on our table and said “you guys have to leave now there is someone else waiting for our table” .. simply unprofessional ..
Steak sandwich was overpriced and hardly any sauce. Chips were cold. Only plus side about the whole thing was the Nutella donuts we brought on the way in
Loved the experience, however the steak sandwich and chips were quite cold.
The staff are friendly & attentive to customers.
However, my table was arranged in the middle of the outdoor garden, with people passing by every couple of minutes.
Social distancing could not be maintained while people were all going past my table.
I was uncomfortable to continue drinking my coffee after a woman stood right adjacent to my table on her way out & started talking in my direction.
I ordered a steak sandwich. The steak was quite chewy. I couldn’t even cut it with a table knife.
Otherwise, I enjoyed the rest of my lunch. The shoestring fries were very crispy.
The lime meringue tart was sensational.
Great garden to enjoy with delicious food. Staff are very friendly.
Great place with lovely food and a fantastic brunch menu!
It was great to catch up with friends here now restrictions have lifted :) and got some great photos of the grounds!
I would definitely recommend this place to a friend.
Where is my favorite sponge cake ???? The best cake in The cafe wasn’t there Today while the stuff were very friendly. TA
Food was ok - poached eggs were drenched in oil? Why poached eggs are suppose to be a healthy choice. Had to use my napkin to drain the excess oil off my eggs. Took ages to order and get our food, staff running around like crazy makes you feel stressed there all talk it loudly and using their walkie talkie loudly and just wasn’t a relaxing brunch
Reservation was 30min before closing time. Service not very good. Staff seemed keen to close up for the day. Food good.
First place we went for lunch after lock down. In contrast to the usual buzzing atmosphere, it was quiet yet very pleasant.
Nice nice nice nice nice nice nice nice
Nice. Will always come back. Coffee is fantastic.
An A+ experience. Only let down was the overpriced ($7.50) deconstructed HC! I would be more than happy with just a simple rich hot chocolate - similar to Bourke St Bakery?
Not happy with my experience. They don’t have flavoured syrup for coffee and there menu does not have a lot of choice for breakfast and lunch. The price is a lot for what you Are given on the plate. The service was not great either as the waiter served the wrong drink.
Loved that our wasn't super crowded which won't last long. 1 hour time limit was frustrating although understandable at this time.. would highly recommend.. beautiful surrounds, great food and service.
Hyped, busy cafe - were given 1 hour seatings according to legislation which is not aligned with other open cafes/restaurants. Good coffee, interesting decor
Enjoyed a birthday lunch for my 85 year old mother. Very quick service and helpful wait staff. Have not been here before but have heard lots about it. It did not disappoint.
The food was a let down, from the meal, to the desserts. For the hype and the price It use to be good, but this this the 3rd time in a row I have being disappointed. I will not be returning.
The Grounds were great but opentable had old menu (actual menu available much smaller) and with 1 hour seating would have been easier if food chosen before
Great food, friendly service - always a pleasure at The Grounds 😀
If only the grounds was like this all the time, due to covid there was a limited number of people in venue and it was so lovely. I generally avoid going as find it too overwhelming with the usual overcrowding so it was a pleasure to enjoy it in such a calming chilled way
The food is ok but the service is very bad! The floor was dirty and sticky we asked the waitress if possible to mob it ! We are told it will fix soon but never happened ! We end up use tissue and water to mob the floor ourselves!
It was beautiful place and good foods!! I wanna go there again.
The food was nice that I ordered, however my hot beverage was kind of cold, and the dish that I wanted to order wasn't available.
Very good breakfast, friendly staff, and an overall unique experience
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 574 OpenTable diners.
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