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The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe

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1832 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 and reinvents the classics in order to deliver you perfect flavour combinations that will make you want to come back time and time again.

NOTE: The Cafe operates on a walk-in only basis for groups of 1-5 people, between 9am-2:30pm (Weekends) and 10am-2pm (Weekdays). If no tables are available, a short, electronic waitlist may operate - allowing you to explore The Grounds until your table is ready.

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Booked 68 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

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What 1,832 people are saying

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

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  1. AM

    AlvaroM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Good customer service and ambience. Noise levels need improvement.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service2ambience4

    Breakfast / brunch to see Alice in Wonderland exhibit . Took our 2 year old granddaughter. Very very busy so glad we booked. Wait to be seated , several wait persons attending us but the wait for a Danish pastry was frustrating and had to ask eventually. Lots of staff but not great system . Grounds were great and an enjoyable time .

  3. JB

    JoanneB

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    I love the styling and feeling at The Grounds. Alice in Wonderland was great.

  4. D

    Danny

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience5

    Our order was not taken correctly with only one meal arriving. The meal was quickly made, however the meal that arrived first was then cold. As soon as we had finished our meals, the table was cleared and the bill was given. The waiter asked us if we could leave for the next customer. We were only there for a little over an hour, we felt very rushed.

  5. CD

    ClaudiaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful cafe with an open kitchen set up which we loved. Great food and great to walk around after eating.

  6. O

    Olive

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    Wait is too long for food. Food was cold. Too crowded and loud.

  7. NN

    NikolinaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it, it was my first time at the grounds. Food way great.

  8. MS

    MelanieS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Fun atmosphere that is enjoyable for the entire family. Service was good, food was tasty.

  9. JR

    JennaR

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My mother lives in Port Macquarie and I wanted to take her here the morning before she drove back up north as a surprise and she was blown away by the experience. She loved the decor and ambience of the place, the sweet corn fritters were incredible, and we even grabbed a couple of pastries to go! I also wanted to show her the Alice in Wonderland theme that was featuring there and we had a great time walking around and exploring. I can't wait to come back here again!

  10. YG

    YangG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything is pretty. A bit too many people to fully enjoy the Alice in Wonderland theme decor. Probably a better experience if not on weekend.

  11. F

    F00dfan

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Nice spot and good ambience. Attentive staff but felt rushed to eat and leave.

  12. YT

    YifangT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful setting in and out. Friendly staff, comfortable seats, nice food and coffee and the best red velvet cake I’ve ever had!

  13. EJ

    EricaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely wonderful I will definitely be back and I will be bringing more friends next time

  14. K

    Kavz

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Some items on the Menu were not available. Mainly in the Beverage section.

  15. SP

    SherrylP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a busy day, yet the food was perfect, the service was incredible, the overall experience was euphoric. Every person there was smiling and super happy to be there. Everyone was patient, kind and it made for a great time. We’ll be back!!

  16. JM

    JaimeM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    It was too busy and no direction or support from staff to mitigate this. Trying to service too many people is ridiculous. I thought booking was a way you did this but I was wrong.

  17. JH

    JaneH

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great breakfast after enjoying the new Alice in wonderland display which was fantastic

  18. HW

    HannahW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    Delicious food, as always. Beautiful decorations - the creative team is excellent! However, ground staff did not know about special themed menu items and there were way too many people for the space. Not enough signage to direct customers which created a very chaotic environment. Flow of movement was poor, particularly having donut stands etc in a main walkway with so many people. Social media advertising and website suggested a very organised event, however, this was not the reality.

  19. D

    Denise

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    A lot of hype, very busy, the staff were hectic. Coffee could have been hotter, and given it was a busy long weekend, food did not all arrive at the same time. Experience overall was OK - ive been, had the breakfast but do not need to return.

  20. JL

    JoanneL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    we wanted to know about the themed drinks but the waitress just looked at us in a rude way when we asked if the basic menu was all that was available, she said yes and we found out that wasnt true so we didnt order what we would have wanted

  21. M

    Maya

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was so excited to visit this cafe and it was fantastic and so lovely cafe! Unfortunately we couldn’t have this cake which was a special one but we had other cakes and made us so happy. And the spaces of wonderland was brilliant. It was so cute and lovely. Took lots of photos. Thank you for the great time x

  22. LB

    LucyB

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    This place is too crowded and chaotic. Getting a table here feels like a risk - you might get one, you might have to wait in the cold, even if you book. Allow an extra 15 minutes to find parking. Our food was really nice and coffee was perfecto.

  23. CK

    CalvinK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food atmosphere and pleasant staff will definitely be returning.

  24. O

    Olivia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service, great atmosphere and great food. Alice in wonderland display is beautiful.

  25. SV

    SteveV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant spot! Loved the food and character of the cafe and surrounds.

  26. GD

    GeorgiaD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4

    the food was terrible and most of the staff were rude

  27. GE

    GERRYS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1

    Food was good &amp; reasonably priced. A bit of a maze to get inside for a first-timer. Service was slow, but probably due to how busy it was. Crowded &amp; loud and it was only 9:30am. Not the place for a quiet conversation.

  28. KP

    KPurcho

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great spot for a breakfast or lunch date. They have the best installations! Loving the latest Alice in Wonderland installation.

  29. LG

    LukeG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience4

    Breakfast was cold, very small portions. Would not be back for breakfast.

  30. LJ

    LeighJack

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5

    Food was awesome, not over priced and a beautiful atmosphere! Definitely a must dining experience. However we're given the wrong meal, then charged for the meals we did order plus the one we didn't. Staff were busy gossiping about other diners instead after calling us to the register to settle the wrong bill, so entirely lacking in the service department.

  31. SW

    SuzW

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic place, food yummo, grounds gorgeous, can’t wait to visit again

  32. E

    Eddy75

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Magical theme. Thank you so much team. See you again next time.

  33. LC

    LaurenceC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    Waiter got order wrong twice had to wait for coffees for almost 20-30 minutes

  34. K

    Kezz

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for lunch ! Great meal great ambience ! Beautiful venue!

  35. AV

    AisaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5

    Would appreciate if there is more lunch/breakfast menu options, nevertheless the brisket roll was amazing!

  36. L

    Lauren

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Great menu selection. A little pricy and definitely paying for the experience as well. Nice staff. Could be more attentive after meals are finished eg. can I get you anything else?

  37. JG

    JanetG

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Love the grounds. All the venues deliver great food and efficient friendly service. The only downside is lack of parking. Makes it difficult to be on time for booked time.

  38. SG

    SGreen

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience2

    Too loud .... the food was ok, I couldn't hear the guy opposite me

  39. VP

    VicP

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was great, was abit disappointed with the coffee, only 2 items on the coffee menu that are actually available to order. The Earl Grey tea was good.

  40. SC

    SonjaC

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely lunch at The Grounds on Sunday. Even though it was really busy the service and food were still great. In fact my food was really delicious and our waitress was super friendly and very helpful.

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 1832 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 68 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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