In amongst the large metal warehouses, loading zones and rusted fences stands this early 1900 brick pie factory, home to the Grounds of Alexandria. This grandeur cafe was complete with a herb and vegetable garden, cooking class sheds, and market grounds. One chilly Wednesday morning Mum and I waited at the entrance watching the bustling waiters and waitresses clad in their signature aprons serving warm and happy breakfast go-ers.
We were seated right in front of their Research Facility with a table spread with coffee samples and 2 large black machines – something different to the average cafe! (Unfortunately, didn’t manage to take a photo :( )
Drinks to start: one Mocha and Chai Latte. The warming mellow spices and soft milk of the Chai Latte were a comfort indeed.
For breakfast we shared a meal of Quinoa Rolled Eggs – two glistening white eggs speckled with chewy red quinoa on a garden of fragrant parsley and shoots, young broad beans, asparagus and tender confit potatoes. Each morsel had but a hint of lemon to serve the fresh produce justice.
And a side of bacon for Mum also…
The front counter had a delectable array of beautiful cakes, breads and pastries.
And we had to give Kevin Bacon a little visit too.
A unique cafe providing the diner with beautiful food as well as plenty to see and do.
Grounds of Alexandria | 7A/2 Huntley Street, Alexandra, NSW | 02 9699 2225|