Thursday, 3 January 2013

The Grounds of Alexandria - Alexandria, Sydney

The Grounds is an impressive place, with the cafe surrounded by beautiful gardens bursting with pretty flowers, vegetables and herbs. Even though there is a thirty minute wait on a Saturday morning, the time passes quickly as we go for a wander through the area.

 Fresh fruit and lemonade for sale. There was also another outside stall selling bacon and egg rolls, which was a teaser to the breakfast to come.

The Grounds is such a lovely spot and there is plenty of room in the outdoor area to soak up the sunshine with a takeaway coffee.

 The wait system is wander friendly as you are issued with a buzzer that has a 200 metre radius, we even went next door to Salt Meats Cheese to have a quick browse.

 Lemon myrtle mushrooms - shimeji, enoki, baby button and woody mushrooms in The Grounds lemon myrtle butter with a fried egg on brioche

A must order for the mushroom lovers, this is such a lovely mix with the subtle fragrance of lemon myrtle. 

 The Grounds Breakfast board

double smoked ham, avocado, fresh heirloom tomatoes, Persian feta, two poached eggs, house made pesto and toasted sourdough

The board was a nice way of sampling the beautiful produce that The Grounds has to offer. Very simple and fresh flavours.

Cute coffee illustrations to help you order

 Flat white

Cold drip of the day

The tempting cake display, greeting you as you walk into the dining area

I couldn't resist trying out this gorgeous, tangy passionfruit tart. 

Sunshine, coffee and good food - a great way to start a weekend off!

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Lauren said...

This place looks amazing ! So glad i found your blog, keep it up x

Vivian - vxdollface said...

I've been meaning to check it out since they've opened but it's always so packed with people on the wkends :( love that coffee chart

Tina @ bitemeshowme said...

i had the lemon myrtle mushrooms too, though i wish they had a bit more lemony flavour. mine was lacking. its a good place to have brunch, though not with a lengthy wait.

missklicious said...

Lauren - Thank you! x

Viv - The talk of the lines put me off too, but I didn't think the wait was that bad as you can wander around, and get a takeaway coffee too.

Tina - I really liked the lemon myrtle mushrooms! Shame that yours didn't have much of the flavour.

Annie said...

Seriously want to check it out but so impatient with the lines and I have trouble waking up early on weekends. Would love to try the lemon myrtle mushrooms.