THE GROUNDS OF ALEXANDRIA SYDNEY
Most striking feature:
A complete cafe-experience with a stunning design. The Grounds of Alexandria was one of the places I wanted to visit as soon as I landed in Sydney because I wanted to see the interior of this fantastic cafe. Not knowing that it’s definitely more than just a cafe: it’s an experience complete with a terrace, a take-away coffee corner, a market on Saturday, yoga-lessons, a new building in development and a pig named Kevin Bacon. Whenever you’re there it’s always full of people: with or without kids. Kids love it here too because of the animals and the tiny little animal farm on site. When I visited there was a line of people waiting for their good coffee, but I didn’t join them because I wanted to have breakfast here. I’ve ordered eggs on toast with banana cake with it and I didn’t have to eat for hours after that: I was stuffed – in a good way because it was al so delicious. The manager gave me a tour of the property and I’ve learned that they give coffee workshops there too and that it’s also a popular destination for weddings. Everywhere I see the love for food: from the barista’s to the freshly baked pastries that will caught your eye when you enter the cafe. And what I also like is the humor coming together in the place: the staff likes to joke around and I see a chalkboard with the saying: Diets are for Quitters #eatmoredesserts. Copy that! You haven’t been to Sydney when you didn’t go to the Grounds!
Check out: www.groundsroasters.com
My trip was sponsored by Cathay Pacific.