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The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe

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4.1
1788 Reviews
$40 and under
Café

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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Booked 74 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Café, Breakfast

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast
    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:45 am
    Sat, Sun 7:30 am–11:45 am
    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 11:45 am–3:00 pm
    Sat, Sun 11:45 am–3:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 9699 2225

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Paul McGrath

  • Catering

    From client meetings to personal celebrations, our pick-up & drop-off catering menu offers a selection of sweet and savoury options that can be combined to achieve the perfect offering for your occasion. Order online <a href="https://thegroundscatering.com.au/">here</a>.

  • Area

    Alexandria

  • Parking Details

    To park at The Grounds, please enter via 2 Huntley Street and speak with one of our friendly Grounds Rangers who are on hand to help you find the closest available space. Alternatively, street parking is available.

  • Public Transit

    Download the Trip View App from the iTunes store for live information about public transport services and to locate your stop and appropriate transport to The Grounds. The closest train station is Green Square, once there follow the signs to exit at Bourke Rd. Follow Bourke Rd down for approx 1km and The Grounds is on your right.

  • Additional

    Cafe, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Popular dishes

Menu

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What 1,788 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  • Sydney

    Brunch

  • Sydney

    Most Booked

  • Inner South

    Fit for Foodies

  • Inner South

    Group Bookings

  • Inner South

    Special Occasions

  • Inner South

    Most Booked

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  1. AH

    AshleighH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and coffee. Almond croissant was to die for! Kid friendly too.

  2. HR

    HeatherR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Service was great, food arrived quickly Food was tasty Staff were excellent Grounds are lovely we enjoyed it very much

  3. G

    Grayn

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Run out of things that we wanted, forgot about one of our drinks, Nothing for a celiac

  4. GM

    GabiM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great experience as always. The Grounds never disappoints locals and tourists will treasure this experience forever.

  5. A

    Arzoo

    Perth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My absolute fave place! It is beyond beautiful! Can we please add few more option in menu!

  6. RL

    RLX001

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    Making a reservation doesn't mean much as the female staff member at the entrance were giving tables away to customers that didn't make a booking where we had a reservation but still made to wait in line. Quite disappointing here.

  7. KD

    KateD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Mexican bowl was beautiful as was the dessert. Coffee good. Very Busy.

  8. V

    Vinii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Amazing service and very accommodating staff. As we were there to celebrate a birthday the crew accommodated my request making it a lovely surprise to my partner.

  9. A

    Adrian

    Brisbane

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    Although the precinct is beautiful and the cafe is gorgeous, the food is overpriced and overrated, and the venue was overcrowded. I bet it would be nice to go for a drink in the actual garden, but the price of the food and its quality - it's not worth going there to eat.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and coffee. Very quick service and nice scenery 💐

  11. J

    Jenn

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    We loved the ambience and the service was good. However, we found the music too loud to enjoy conversation amongst each other.

  12. RM

    RuthM

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Lovely Mother’s Day lunch, recommend the fish 🌮 delicious 😋

  13. B

    Belle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    The Secret Garden display but lovely the service in the cafe was disappointing with many menu items sold out. We visited on Mother’s Day and it was very busy but I would have thought this would have been expected and catered for. We ended up leaving and not having dessert after all desserts and drinks we wanted were sold out. Toilets were also filthy in the cafe. Would not visit again.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience and food.

  15. ND

    NatalieD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Given it was on one of the busiest days of the year, Mother's Day it was a nice meal. Very over crowded however. Food was relatively quick and really lovely.

  16. AB

    AmyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect spot for delicious brunch with friends! Food was amazing!

  17. LF

    LeahF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very good restaurant would definitely dine there again!

  18. LS

    LilyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    It’s a lovely place to visit and coffee was delicious. The only down fall was we got a teaspoon of ricotta with the ricotta pancakes and the poached eggs with the fritters were hard boiled. Would come back with the hopes that the mistakes were a once off :)

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Mother’s Day

  20. RC

    RachelC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5

    Kept having to call for every little thing - menus, service, cutlery, cutlery again when we had dessert (as had run out of forks and napkins) and chaser on order as half came and took ages until other half came out. Was not enjoyable to feel like a naggy customer. The cutlery especially was frustrating - imagine putting all the food in front of you and then having to get the attention of a waiter as you couldn't possibly eat pasta or the cakes without cutlery! Waiters didn't know the specials I was talking about until I had to open the website and SHOW them the special meals they had on offer. So disappointing in that respects. Food was ordinary - pasta overly salted, too much sauce on the fish taco (so every bite sent sauce oozing out of the taco onto face and hands) and pavlova was over cooked. Almost too hard to cut the pavlova and the edges were so hard it actually hurt your teeth as you tried to chew through. Absolutely beautiful setting but the dining experience was poor and disappointing. Will just come to enjoy the scenery but not a meal ever again.

  21. AM

    AstridM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    Food was average , eggs on toast - had to ask for butter , condiments, sauce . Nothing special for the price wouldn’t return . The main issue was the restaurant was freezing cold and draughty uncomfortable, the only wow factor was the plastic entry flowers

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I took my mother and auntie both from Country Nsw- both elderly to meet w/ my daughter for lunch! They loved it - described it as an oasis in the city- enjoying the food company & service! Very pleased! Thank you!

  23. DS

    DanielS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good. Great day, highly recommended. Tables can be a little close together.

  24. DS

    DanShell

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It's an oasis! The beautiful surroundings, delicious meals and courteous service ... Fantastic!

  25. A

    Anon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 May 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience5

    We had a reservation on a Monday morning. It was our second time dining at The Grounds (the last time was 6 years ago). We had an amazing time previously so we gladly went back there for a second time. We had a reservation for 11 AM in the morning. I ordered an omelet and wanted to have a hot smoked salmon add-on, and my husband wanted Baked Eggs. We were told that they were running out of these ingredients hence they couldn't cater to our order, which was odd considering it was a Monday morning. The ambiance and decor, as usual, are mesmerising. But we won't be coming back for a while.

  26. TL

    ThiL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4

    Unfortunately the worst restaurant experience so far in Sydney. We came to have a family & friends Brunch with all the recommendations, but left very disappointed. The service of our waitress was so poor and the food average. Not worth the money spent. The premises in general was very nice and also the service of the Lemonade stand. The lemonade was good!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic vibe at the grounds , food yummy coffee so good Friendly staff , great fun location

  28. KP

    KelPanda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    What a beautiful place. Just had brekkie in the cafe which was amazing but seeing all the different spaces you have for various sittings and functions - just amazing. Well done guys what a brilliant place and asset for Sydney and your area. No wonder it is so popular glad we booked a table!

  29. T

    Thales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Me and my family loved the place. Such a nice place to have a good breakfast. All the layout, decorations are beautiful. Well done

  30. TE

    TanielleE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    food and atmosphere was great very busy so you need to book a table

  31. AT

    AratthaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love every.. this is our second coming back here and we will keep coming back of we visit Sydney 🥰

  32. RS

    RuthS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Pleasant and friendly atmosphere, prompt service. Perhaps better signage from the carpark - we got very wet finding the right door!

  33. SM

    ShenineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great time, all staff we encountered we extremely friendly and our waitress was very pleasant and helpful, we ordered from the secret garden menu & all day breakfast menu at the Cafe & we were all very impressed with the quality and quantity of the food.

  34. HP

    HelenP

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3

    The cafe space and ambience was awesome. Team were lovely and friendly. They didn't have the drink and food items that I had requested which was disappointing and I opted for alternative items that were not comparable.

  35. C

    Cb1234

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Food is great. Service was adequate. Come here for the coffee and cake. You will not be disappointed. The takeaway donuts are the best in sydney, and worth a trip on their own.

  36. JJ

    JenniferJ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Do eat there at all. Too crowded and noisy. It’s a money making pit. Waitress lied about freshly squeezed orange juice. It was not fresh. Our Asian bowl had no satay sauce. It was rushed. Just such an awful experience.

  37. M

    Mike

    London

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Food as good as ever. Service not up to scratch, long wait despite booking ahead and no cordination between waiting staff

  38. A

    Andy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Made a reservation but still hard to get a table. Garden is great but inside is too loud.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our booking was at 2:30pm for my partner & I, James was out waiter, was unfortunate he finished at 3. As I would have liked to have tipped him myself. James was a fantastic host, our meals were Devine & cooked to perfection. The coffee was delicious I drank my first one down fast, & ordered a 2nd immediately. Can’t wait to return & to also experience the other ones. A place to certainly go.

  40. JO

    JulieO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a table for 2 in the Cafe, but if you had 4 or more there's a few other spots

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe is rated 4.1 stars by 1788 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

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Booked 74 times today
Google Map for The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe

7a/2 Huntley St Alexandria, AU-NSW 2015

Additional information

  • Area

    Alexandria

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast
    Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:45 am
    Sat, Sun 7:30 am–11:45 am
    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 11:45 am–3:00 pm
    Sat, Sun 11:45 am–3:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Café, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    To park at The Grounds, please enter via 2 Huntley Street and speak with one of our friendly Grounds Rangers who are on hand to help you find the closest available space. Alternatively, street parking is available.

  • Public Transit

    Download the Trip View App from the iTunes store for live information about public transport services and to locate your stop and appropriate transport to The Grounds. The closest train station is Green Square, once there follow the signs to exit at Bourke Rd. Follow Bourke Rd down for approx 1km and The Grounds is on your right.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Paul McGrath

  • Additional

    Cafe, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (02) 9699 2225

  • Catering

    From client meetings to personal celebrations, our pick-up & drop-off catering menu offers a selection of sweet and savoury options that can be combined to achieve the perfect offering for your occasion. Order online <a href="https://thegroundscatering.com.au/">here</a>.

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