The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe

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$40 and under
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  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Casual
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.
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely loved it. Service, food, value all was perfect

KD
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The best place to catch up with friends😊 and for taking pictures. A great place to take a relative who visit from overseas.

SB
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Have been a few times and doesn't disappoint. Although a few plants need watering!

EK
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Came here on my final day in Sydney on recommdations, was definitely worth it. The location is a bit difficult to reach by public transit but once you arrive, prepare to spend some time there.

The food was amazing and reasonable for the price. Reserving the table made the experience pretry smooth overall.

MB
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Beautiful, but way to crowded.
Staff pressured order and tried to up sell, not keen on offering kids menu.

JL
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my first visit and I was most impressed. Helpful and friendly staff, fabulous food and service and a wonderful ambiance.
I had a delicious lunch in the Cafe with two friends and all our meals were fresh, plentiful and well presented. The service was friendly and quick and it was great to wander around the Grounds and enjoy the scenery.
Thank you for a wonderful experience.
Best wishes
Jane Larucci

M
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A beautiful restaurant, I have a good breakie at the ground.

LF
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing use of space and beautiful grounds. The food was incredible and reasonably priced.
Service was quick and staff were great.

LC
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Great decorations around for lots of pictures. Food is good too! Huge burger indeed

CP
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

The cafe was way too dark, we were sitting in the section at the back, the tables at the front had a lot more light. The plates that the eggs your way cane out on made it a bit awkward to eat. Service was good, staff were very helpful.

LH
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

We went to see the Candy display which didn't disappoint - bright and cheerful. Our pastries and coffees were delicious, particularly the deconstructed iced mocha. Not a lot of choices for vegetarians if we wanted a main meal.

LB
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Wonderful ambience, great food and coffee!
Amazing place for breakfast or lunch!

l
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was delicious! and love the coffee! Staff are very friendly an helpful.

JZ
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It's a lovely place. Getting a table was a breeze with booking made ahead of time, we were taken to our table straight away. The team is very helpful and efficient. Coffee is great! We even ordered second round of coffee because it's so good. The big breakfast was great, it's enough for me to share with my daughter. The kids milk shake is so cute it came in a teddy bear glass. So much to see in this place for kids. The shed area looks great too

A
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Beautiful place and amazing food. Staff were not chatty or friendly.

JW
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! So pleased that we went out of our way to visit The Grounds. We were blown away! The food and drinks were excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our time wandering around. Will be recommending to anyone and everyone.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff was great! The food was amazing. I highly recommend the mocha.

PS
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A very unique place, the different food & drink places all have there own vibe. The food was simply outstanding. If looking for something to do in sydney, check this place out.

KB
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Over priced, under served and not worth it. Won’t be going back. Bugs in food, 45 min wait for cold food(that was supposed to be hot). Then sent back as we had bugs one of my friends food. Then she had to wait 45mins again. Bill arrived for $230. 5 meals on it not ours. No apologies. Not the first poor experience there. We all have not go back.

AS
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

The venue itself is wonderful, a must check out. Be prepared for crowds

NH
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Good, lively place with great staff. Food was yummy but servings could've been bigger. Great coffee.

LB
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Poached eggs were over cooked and the waitress was rude. The breakfast burger and hot chocolate was delicious.

JR
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

First time at the Grounds and was very pleased with the experience. Had lunch at the Cafe and glad I booked beforehand due to the number of people. We went on a Monday but it was very crowded. Was able to park the car with the free valet service which was much appreciated. Very nice place but more toilets would be nice! Overall great. Would like to go back at night as it must look very pretty with all the lanterns and lights on!

S
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Nice place but too crowded. Appreciate the waiter in charge for helping us to get the table as soon as we arrived.

T
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Too crowded. Table too small. Cutleries and glasses still dirty. 1 hour time limit - not enjoyable experience

ET
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Booked for Melbourne visitors. Initial placing was outside in characterless and fairly chilly area compared to inside. Staff offered inside idf we could wait which we chose to do. Then placed at a 2 seater table in the 'roasting area' so my chair backed up against another customer and no space for anyone to pass. After standing up 3 times in about 5 minutes, I suggested that the waiters go around another way as they had placed me there and I was not prepared to continue standing up and down. Wwe were then offered another table when someone else finished. Again a 2 seater with 2 of us squeezed next to each other on the bench seat and one in a chair. Bench seat inappropriate height for table. Seated next to 2 mums with bubs who were very loud and badly behaved - food thrown off table etc. Thankfully they left not too long after and then we were able to move for a third time to our final table. Had to eventually ask for the high chair and food scraps to be removed. Not really what I have been used to on previous visits to the Grounds and frankly rather embarrassing with Melbourne visitors.

MC
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Beautiful place in sydney magical ! Good coffee and food is Nice! Be carreful it’s very noisy

PG
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great for breakfast, atmosphere was excellent, good service and spectacular food. Only downside it was cold inside!

MD
5 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very trendy and worth going there once for the experience, but not somewhere I would go regularly. Parking likely to be an issue on weekends.

TJ
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Lost our order so did not receive our food after 40 minutes of waiting.

MK
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The staff make this cafe! Very noisy and crowded but great service with decent food. Worth a visit!
Warning, parking is extremely rare, so try to get there by other means or leave up to 45 mins extra time to find parking.

MW
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Far too busy and crowded to be enjoyable. Food was good but not worth the over $115 for 1 adult and 3 kids. Unclear as to where to queue up and ended us wasting 15 min standing in a queue only to be old the cafe was elsewhere.

T
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the Aladdin installation as well as the I wish for more cake!

JH
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food and atmosphere always great. Need to regularly check toilets for cleanliness.

R
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Awesome experience of dinning in rostery and garden!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

We went for lunch at 1pm. We booked a table in advance but we had to wait however 10 min to be seated. Not a problem!
Food and drinks were delicious , even if the waiter forgot to put one side of polenta chips in the system so we didn’t get them (not a problem again as we were completely full). Ambience is great even if I think no matter if is weekday or weekend it is always a busy cafe. Good for the business 👍🏼
The only things it leaves to be desired was the service maybe it was just because the cafe was very busy but we’ll see next time.
However, the grounds is always worth to visit ❤️

JR
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food and cakes. We had a fantastic day. It was our first time there and we will be back again.

SD
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

We chose a very busy day (although I think everyday would be very busy!). Some of the wait staff (female) could have been friendlier--I thought perhaps they may have been overwhelmed by the business, but I did make the comment to my friend "I hope they have friendlier wait staff at my son's wedding next year (which is booked for the Grounds).

j
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

My kids loved it. It was their first visit and look forward to many more ;)

R
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Above average food, fresh and prompt. Front of house was accommodating, with attentive service. Value for money.

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