The Unlikely Bookworm

The Grounds of Alexandria


My first brunch as a Sydney-dweller was at the Grounds of Alexandria just days after stepping off the plane. And today I’m passing it over to one of my very favourite bloggers, Jayne Gorman from Girl Tweets World to tell you why it’s a must-visit for anyone down under.

One of my favourite (not so secret) spots in Sydney is the Grounds Of Alexandria. It’s one of the first hipster spots I flocked too upon moving to this sunny city and I’ve found myself recommending it to people ever since.

When you first approach Alexandria you’ll wonder why on earth anyone would recommend you spend your weekend in this concrete wasteland. But hidden inside Alexandria’s grey industrial buildings are all sorts of sensational treats – like coffee roasteries and organic food stores.

Leading this pack of unexpected eateries is the mega-café Grounds Of Alexandria. In what was once a pie factory you’ll now find a garden with pretty occasional seating, take away coffee and smoothies, a café, restaurant, coffee roaster and training academy, and on the weekends a pop up market and petting zoo. There’s a lovely florist who sells insta-worthy rainbow roses and even a resident pig, cheekily named Kevin Bacon.

So yes, it’s a 100% bona fide hipster hangout but it’s one of the best Sydney has to offer.

Find The Grounds at Building 7A, 2 Huntley Street, Alexandria

Other cool cafes to check out in Alexandria are: Bread & Circus, Campos Coffee, Pana Chocolate and John Smith Café (technically in nearby Waterloo).

About the author: Jayne Gorman is a cake-loving travel blogger who moved from London to Sydney in search of a sunnier, coffee-filled lifestyle. Follow her travel and foodie adventures on Girl Tweets World or download her complete guide to Sydney here.

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