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The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe

4.1
4.1
2018 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 93 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>.

  • Neighborhood

    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, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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What 2,018 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  • Sydney

    Great for brunch

  • Sydney

    Most Booked

  • Inner South

    Best Overall

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    Best Food

  • Inner South

    Best Service

  • Inner South

    Best Ambiance

  • Inner South

    Best Value

  • Inner South

    Most Booked

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  1. TR

    TraceyR

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been before brought some friends for lunch in the cafe and we were told we could go to The Shed bar after and have a cocktail. We were rudely told we could not come in there was no line or explanation. Sorry to say I can not recommend to anyone after the way we were treated.
  2. KM

    KarenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at The Grounds is always amazing, it is fresh food at its best. The choice of food caters for everyone’s taste. No one will be disappointed.
  3. S

    Srikanth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loved the experience especially the Christmas lane. The place is energetic enough to be kid friendly ❤️ Perfect for Insta lovers. Adequate parking 👍🏼
  4. RL

    RobertL

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and service. Food was quick and the deserts are a must.
  5. AD

    AnaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Lunchtime at The Cafe - the food was delicious (a few of us at the table highly recommend the steak sandwich) but the coffee was sub-par unfortunately, on this occasion. The service was good and the ambiance was great, although a little noisy. Overall though, a great place for lunch.
  6. D

    junD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice good, could be more faster! It should have pictures of food
  7. B

    Bennii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drink service could have been a little faster I waited 45 minutes for a mango smoothie I had already well and truly finished my food when I received drink but all in all it was a great place to visit for food and atmosphere
  8. C

    Chandra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Good for birthday or meeting high Tea or wedding party
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Our drinks came out after our meal and we are still waiting for the water. The food was delicious and the drinks were great when they eventually arrived.
  10. N

    Natt

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food took way too long to arrive. Also put on a table right at the entrance where everyone walks in and out . Makes it hard to enjoy your meal when you feel like your on display and my husband also had coffee spilled on him by another customer walking past.
  11. C

    Chrissy

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. The Christmas laneway display was amazing. Fun for kids and adults :)
  12. PJ

    PamelaJ

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience2
    We didn’t eat so cannot rate. Extremely noisy. Could not hear over the table. Staff was extremely friendly & helpful. But not noise was not “energetic” but annoying. Maybe will ho 1st thing in the morning rather tan afternoon.
  13. TS

    ToniS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went for breakfast it was delicious. Make sure you don’t eat before you go as the breakfast was huge !!!
  14. JB

    JenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, very busy, amazing atmosphere. Really enjoyed brunch here.
  15. MG

    MtsGirl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose to celebrate our wedding anniversary at The Grounds Cafe & were delighted with the experience. Food was delicious, service efficient & friendly & the environment fabulous. We’ll definitely return & highly recommend to others.
  16. A

    Anna

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    We booked breakfast to then visit the Winter Wonderland. The food was a disappointment, didn’t taste so much, and my friend ordered granola - which was a bowl of granola made mostly of rice and then a small amount of yogurt. The winter land was beautiful and the snow was magic.
  17. LM

    LauraM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Lovely coffee. Good selection of food. Trying to make normal food options very fancy which we didn’t like (kale and asparagus in the eggs benedict as well as spinach, also had a lemony taste). Whole tomatoes with stems in the childrens omelette. Over priced in my opinion.
  18. M

    Markg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you have a booking its best to go up in front of the line ( pending if there is a long line) this way you wont miss your booking appointment
  19. EH

    EdwardH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    At 830am kitchen had "run out" of all dairy free options. We specifically chose the cafe because of it's listings on dairy free. If you haave no allergy issues, go nuts; it's the same as any other cafe just extremely busy. Not really worth imho
  20. AM

    AMANDAM

    New South Wales

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Beautiful location, poor Cafe and quality. The service was terrible, waited half an hour for our order to be taken and another for food. The kids meal didn't come out with the rest and it took ages to flag down a waiter. When they brought out the kids toastie it was cold and the cheese only half melted. Then had to try and flag down another waiter. The food was also average at best. The grounds use to be amazing and now it's just an overpriced tourist trap.
  21. VN

    VeNiSe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & Nice place Definitely 💯 be back next time 😊
  22. AA

    AshleyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Free event on for Christmas, amazing set up. Went at busy time but was still great, new menu, food was decent. Had to pay for ‘table water’ other than that, amazing experience will be back
  23. SO

    ShariO

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great food and amazing table. Was a little disappointed when our waiter rushed my husband and baby off the table to get ready for the next guests while I was with our toddler girls in the bathroom. Other than that, it was good.
  24. KP

    KimiP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    We ordered off the lunch menu and was told they had run out of some of the dishes. Also one person ordered a chicken Mexican Bowl and the chicken came out a considerable time after the bowl came to the table
  25. YW

    YoungW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I had the strawberry cake which I really liked but I found the red velvet cake a bit too rich for my taste
  26. SN

    SophieN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere was good for the soul. Food was excellent. Highly recommended
  27. KS

    KarenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My husband and I had the best morning ever showing our first granddaughter all the Christmas decorations. It was so very special, Thankyou.
  28. P

    Purvee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fast service, polite and friendly staff, beautiful decorations, I really love it Especially the lady (maybe manager) came and ask us questions like everything okey?I really happy with that🥰
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From booking to paying our experience was much better then expected. We are from regional NSW and very happy we took the opportunity to dine at The Grounds Alexandria. The food and beverages were first class and reasonably priced and the Christmas decorations were an added bonus. Hopefully we’ll return one day soon
  30. BD

    BellaD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It’s a must see when in Sydney. Very good food for a reasonable price. Savoury breakfast menu could use some improvement though.
  31. LH

    LesleyH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    Ordered 4 meals , Receieved 3 . Was told the kitchen was closed , offered a cake . Toilets were dirty with toilet paper on the floor, sanitary bins overflowing .
  32. AL

    AliceL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Too crowded. Have a 1hr table limit, but the food itself took 30mins to be delivered. Too noisy as well.
  33. RH

    RogerH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Grounds is our favorite venue to take the grandkids. A tremendous concept that hasn’t rested on its laurels and is a testament to imagination and attention to detail. Congratulations
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We always loved the Grounds in Sydney and booked for breakfast in Alexandria. The food was fresh and full of flavour, my earl grey tea hot and a very nice tea, coffee and tropical juice was equally great! The ambience is always excellent at The Grounds and we would absolutely recommend and absolutely recommend you book in advance!
  35. EP

    EdwardP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Overrated, my Son returning from the UK wanted to go there, how it could be better, Turn the bloody music down, who wants to shout at breakfast to be heard, you are not a nightclub. Don't provide dull knives to cut Turkish bread with, so serve a " less cool " bread that can be cut. Tell your parking attendants that cars parked within the lines do not need the driver scolded for taking up to much space, and if they do scold the customer, do not be surprised when they are told to go away. Will I come back? yes but not without my Son so possibly not for another 3 years. I would not recommend the cafe to anyone but that isn't an option, so use your brain to work it out.
  36. TP

    TraceyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The Grounds had a good vibe and looked fun with the Christmas decorations
  37. H

    Holly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the service was lovely, highly recommend.
  38. AL

    AnnaL

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing. The staff were very accommodating.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a lovely breakfast which was very tasty The staff were helpful and friendly We followed that by exploring the Christmas Theme throughout.. try going first thing if you want to check out the displays to avoid the crowds as it does get busy from 11am onwards
  40. MB

    MelanieB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience5
    Loved the santaland!!! Was a great place and gardens absolutely stunning.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized 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 2018 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 93 times today
Google Map for The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe

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

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    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, Takeout, 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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