I’m loving the latest addition to the burgeoning cafe scene in urban, industrial Alexandria. The Grounds is aptly set in a former warehouse, converted into a coffee lovers’ haven featuring on-site roasting and serious coffee wizardry.
It’s well and truly on every food blogger/reviewer/lover/seeker’s radar right now, hence the crazy weekend queues with everyone keen to follow the buzz. The baked goods are luscious (think Bourke Street Bakery/Black Star Pastry standard) and there’s a fantastic breakfast and lunch menu featuring seasonal gourmet fare.
The vintage/industrial interior is gorgeous but the drawcard is the oversized courtyard full of vegetable and herb gardens and even chickens. There’s a small playground corner and chalkboard for kids, and you can order takeaway to eat outside (hint: with the current crowds or if you have kids or a dog in tow this is the easiest option). With excellent coffee and loads of urban gardening inspiration, it’s easy to see why The Grounds is drawing crowds.
The Grounds, Building 7A, 2 Huntley Street, Alexandria, Tel: 02 9699 2225