There are many lovely places to eat in Sydney, but nowadays we fall into the daytime eating out crowd. Lunch and brunch are mostly where we land. I won’t even tell you what time we eat dinner because it will make you feel sorry for us. So along with all the Blue Ducks chatter I heard when I put my ear to the ground in this town; there was another spot with an equal amount of good vibes-The Grounds of Alexandria. When I saw on their website they were only open until four 4pm, I thought-this place is for us.
Once inside it has a bistro feel with Tolix chairs and fancy coffee accouterment strewn about. Fresh bread is stacked on tables for you to taste. The varying menu has something delicious for even the pickiest eater. What makes this place so special, though, is its grounds-any place with a double entendre in its name gets the thumbs up after all. So yes-the grounds are coffee, but the grounds are also the huge plot of garden that waits for you outside when you finish your meal.
It was school holidays when we went. There was a party for the little ones in the gorgeous gardens replete with a secret garden playhouse and slide, a craft table and a pet-able pig named Kevin Bacon.
The adults were included with lots of spots hidden throughout the grounds to grab a coffee or a homemade doughnut. There were then plenty of seats to take to admire all the patinas and daydream of Provence.
You’ll just have to come back!