The Grounds of Alexandria

The Grounds of Alexandria

Just a short drive from the hassle and bustle of the Sydney International Airport is The Grounds of Alexandria – a stylized eclectic mix of gardens, aged structures and gourmet delicacies.

 

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The gardens are quite massive, and create an enticing juxtaposition of man made structures and natural flora.

 

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Inside the Cafe, the urban elements of the warehouse-like structure take control, and you find yourself surrounded by the sights and smells of the fresh pastries and bread.

 

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Your eyes and your taste buds are instantly drawn to the bright pops of coloured tarts, cakes and sweet delicacies.

 

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Now we all know what really counts – and that’s good coffee. My poison takes the form of a short, double shot soy latte, I find that with so many elements involved it can be quite easy to miss the mark. Temperature, taste and texture are my three main testing points, and I was more than satisfied with the offering from The Grounds.

 

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There was definitely city vibes inside The Grounds Cafe, but not at all in a negative way. You felt like you were just a step away from the hustle and bustle – an excellent place to talk excitedly about future plans and adventures in your day.

 

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Amongst the sprawling gardens you will find not only the Cafe and Bakehouse, but also the Research Facility – the on-site coffee roasting, research and testing facility. There are so many elements that make up The Grounds, and it is truly an adventure to wander and sight them all.

 

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x   where – The Grounds of Alexandria, Building 7A, NO.2 Huntley St, Alexandria NSW 2015

x   who – www.groundsroasters.com

x   what – Cafe, Bakery, Coffee Roasters, Outside Dining, Show Gardens, Markets, Events.

x   coffee – Almost like seasonal eating, the coffee at The Grounds changes frequently, depending on what is currently being roasted on site.

 

 

I hope you enjoyed my first major cafe review, as I am excited to continue sharing them. You might even see me – coffee in one hand, camera in the other – anywhere around Brisbane, Sydney and the NSW Clarence Valley.

Stranger.

2 Comments

  1. Reece · February 26, 2014

    This looks like a spectacular place – I would never have known it was there! Certainly will make the effort to get there next time I’m in Sydney. Awesome images!!

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  2. Tzara · February 26, 2014

    My mouth is watering just looking at your photos! I will make sure to visit next time I’m in Sydney, although I’m sure any shots I take will pale in comparison to yours.

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