The Grounds of Alexandria

On a recent trip to Sydney for a friend’s wedding, I took the opportunity to visit one of the most Instagrammed (and Instagrammable) cafes in the state, The Grounds of Alexandria, and I’m pleased to report that I can finally see what all the fuss is about!

More than just your ordinary cafe, The Grounds is an eatery, florist, patisserie, farm and cafe all rolled into one, complete with a beautiful picturesque garden that you can stroll through or sit in at your leisure. We ate in what you might call the ‘restaurant’ which was fitted out like a vintage barn and although there was a wait for a table (40 minutes for a table of 8 which I didn’t think was too bad), the staff give you a buzzer so you can wander the grounds at your leisure without worrying about missing the call for your table. Amazing!

The Grounds definitely lived up to the photos that dominate my Instagram feed and is worth a visit if you’re in Sydney – even if you don’t want to eat, grab a coffee and just get lost wandering the pretty surroundings (oh, but make sure you try the hot Nutella doughnut!).

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