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My favourite place in Sydney

the grounds of alexandria archway fountain gardens

the grounds of alexandria truck sign outside

the grounds of alexandria gardener hay trailer

the grounds of alexandria hire bicycles

the grounds of alexandria sign posts

the grounds of alexandria glass jar lanterns

coffee school best latte at the grounds of alexandria

the grounds of alexandria cafe

the grounds of alexandria jams

yellow metal chairs and flowers in the grounds of alexandria

 

The Grounds of Alexandria

It’s pretty rare that I’ll dedicate a whole post to one single destination but my most favourite place in Sydney feels like be it could 12 locations at once. Plus it’s just so awesome that it warrants it’s own, dedicated, hundred-photo post. Believe me!

Before heading to Sydney, I swotted up on a couple of blogs, as you do. Several mentioned The Grounds of Alexandria, but it wasn’t until looking at the website that I realised quite the scale and how much I’d love it! Although it’s described as ‘a landmark coffee roastery, café and sustainable garden’, this former industrial estate hosts so much more than that.

There’s a mini farm featuring star resident ‘Kevin Bacon’ the pig, there’s the bloomin’ stunning florist, bakery, 3 places to eat and then there’s the coffee lab where they research and experiment with beans and invite guests to get involved themselves!

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the grounds of alexandria visual merchandising fruit and vegetable baskets

the grounds of alexandria drip coffee

the grounds of alexandria coffee beans

the grounds of alexandria chefs in the kitchen

the grounds of alexandria brunch avocado smoked salmon on toast board

metals chairs and hanging baskets tiled tables in the grounds of alexandria

the grounds of alexandria cakes on displaythe grounds of alexandria the potting shed menu

the grounds of alexandria flavoured water tap

rusted rustic metal fans at the grounds of alexandria

the grounds of alexandria greenhouse hat on marble table

the grounds of alexandria dream room sign

london post box and swing chairs in the grounds of alexandria

the grounds of alexandria garden BBQ sign

 

Get lost in The Grounds

There’s a paddock-to-plate ethos at the Grounds of Alexandria where they stay true to the roots of the original industries in Alexandria, namely the market gardens, by growing their own food. Once you’ve had a bite to eat, stroll around the village-like area and see what you can discover. Everywhere you look there are delightful surprises, considered features and impressive attention to detail. Even the loos are worth Instagramming. It’s like a nursery for grown ups. Although you can guarantee lots of Mums with babies!

The Grounds pride themselves on ‘creating unique and memorable experiences for all [their] guests’ and they certainly did that, even though I only stayed for brunch. There’s such a lovely community feel to the place but it’s calm and private at the same time. If ever you were lucky to go to a wedding there, hell it would be paradise. Check out their latest events and see if you can get involved with the extra curricular fun!

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the grounds of alexandria flower shop

the grounds of alexandria succulents visual merchandising

the grounds of alexandria flower shop sink

the grounds of alexandria kevin bacons house

the grounds of alexandria goats animals farm

the grounds of alexandria buy succulents

The Grounds of Alexandria – Bourke Road x Huntly Street, Sydney.

Off to Australia? Take a look at my guides to Brisbane, Byron Bay and Newcastle!

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  • Alessia January 18, 2016 at 6:06 PM

    Hi Lucy,
    I’ve never visited Sydney, it must be so beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing your lovely pictures! 🙂
    xo, Alessia

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  • Rakel January 18, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    Amazing place! Love all the pictures! What camera do you use?

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    • Lulu January 18, 2016 at 9:59 PM

      Hey Rakel!

      Thanks so much! I use a Canon 7D with a 35mm lens but I really want to get a better lens for landscapes! Lucy x