The Grounds of Alexandria Cafe
Very good breakfast, friendly staff, and an overall unique experience
My only criticism is that there was a long wait between when we were first approached by the waiter and asked to order (but were not yet ready), and then when the waiter returned. However, it is entirely possible that they were busy, and so I could just be impatient
Excellent breakfast options! Loved the Nutella smoothie on almond milk
Great ambience , good service but I was just a little underwhelmed by the food. I think I have a palate that is spicier
Beautiful place lovely staff food and coffee was amazing would highly recommend 💜
Thank you for the great review Hayleigh! x
Decor is fun and interesting. I had salmon rissoles which tasty and cakes are terrific. Service was efficient & friendly
A wonderful experience for first-timers! Very accommodating for little people, with friendly, rapid service. Make a reservation to be ensured a table at this popular venue.
Quite simply, outstanding!! Food was superb and the service so friendly.
Reservation time was not adhered to.
Waited for 45 minutes from reservation time to be seated.
Food was at best luke warm, eggs well undercooked & coffee was bitter.
First time going and obsessed. It was beautiful, the stuff was lovely and the food was delicious too.
Good food , but $24 for a plain burger and chips is OTT , and the noise level was off the charts.
Yeah good. Bit loud in the cafe but that’s expected
Excellent experience! You must make a booking, but it is so worth it. A very well-executed menu.
The food as and service was mediocre. The grounds display was amazing
Such diverse place. A fun experience.
The location was really weird and hard to access. The staff wasn't the best and lacked good service attitude. The café was hard to find within the grounds and the food was too expensive and not worth the price. They feed us leaves as though we are cows.
We enjoyed beautiful food for brunch on Sunday at The Cafe. The food was delicious, came out quickly and was hot and well prepared, as well as being tasty. However the initial server was very abrupt, smashing the order out on the iPad, hurrying us along, brusque in tone. We get that you are busy but it wouldn’t be hard to show some more welcoming service. The subsequent server was a lovely girl with pink hair and a nose ring- I don’t know her name- who took the same amount of time as the initial server but didn’t make us feel like we were inconveniencing her and answered our queries. She was LOVELY. Highly recommend her service. Thank you.
Super friendly & helpful staff singing away to Elton songs playing on PA, even though they've heard it over a hundred times! Fast service and meals which tasted great and value for money. Sensational Elton display and not too crowded, most crowd members happy to snap a photo for you in return for a photo!
Not a great menu selection. Efficient but felt hassled.
We came here for my baby’s one year old birthday, had her first babyccino and she seems to enjoy it.
Our overall experience was beautiful. The food was delicious and we were seated at our table promptly. It did take a while for our order to be taken and the coffees came after the food. It was also very noisy (Monday 10am)
I would have loved the opportunity to chose my reserved table to try to avoid this
Drinks arrived after we finished food
Book your table otherwise you don't get a look in on weekends.
Also the baby change room is in the combined Men/disable toilet, which is very awkward to wait in line with the Men and banging on the door while I was in there to change my baby. Not a pleasant experience.
Good good, service was good and the food was prepared and served quickly. The only downside is that the restaurant is a bit noisy.
Difficult accessing the cafe, have just had surgery on my leg, the yellow mat on the ground makes it very difficult to walk when you are using an aide. Also parking, when you have a disabled card a distinct shortage of available spaces.
The venue is gorgeous, Outstanding food but it is expensive
Excellent service, food was great and ambience was even better
Thank you so much for the lovely review!
Excellent place to share with friends young or old. Tasty food, lovely ambience, and service.
100% recommended! 😃
Thank you for the great review Glenda! We are so happy you had a great time and hope to see you again soon.
Strangest way to operate is the overall impression! You book, you advise the front desk you’re here, you still wait in line with everyone else until a table is ready for! What’s the point?
The Grounds of Alexandria are absolutely exquisite. The atmosphere is beautiful and welcoming. We booked into the cafe and were led straight to a table at our time slot. There was no wait. Staff were lovely and accomodating. The food was slightly overpriced but was very tasty. The children's choc nut shake was delicious as was the gluten free bread and jam! Overall an amazing breakfast outing.
We are glad to hear you and your guests had a great time with us!
Really nice food and extremely pretty. Always nice to check out for special occasions
There’s lack of ventilation in the corner tables indoor. Wish they could install some large hang fans on the restaurant corners especially during summer time. You can seriously feel the lack of ventilation when the place was packed indoor.
I would suggest the menu to have more options on hot food or hot starters. The decorations are very delicate and it gives a great atmosphere and sophistication on the restaurant. I would recommend my friends to visit here for taking good atmospheric pictures. Food can be more improved. As for the services, it is great, the waitress are always smiling and kept their professionalism during peak hours.
Thank you very much!
Best breakfast I've ever had, amazing food and lovely staff that made you feel welcome.
Best bacon and egg burger I’ve ever had. The combination of a strong flavoured cheese with lettuce and delicious sauces made for an excellent breakfast. The polenta chips were fried and very dry with no sauce on side option so I had to ask - maybe a tomato relish for dipping? Perfect coffee with a great atmosphere. Loved it.
Excellent! We booked table and got our meals quickly! Special thank you for halloumi that we ask to add to our meals, even it wasn’t option to add! Staff is super friendly! Absolutely love gardens and different themes of the grounds! Will return!
There was a lot more food advertised on the website and the prices were different.
As a Sydneysider the grounds has always been on my list but as I can’t stand crowds I’ve always avoided it. I took my son on a Friday and as expected the amount of people wasn’t to my liking. BUT I must say I was suitably impressed with the management, staff and food service. For a destination with so many customers the service was amazing. We were seat (pre booked) in 5 mins. Had menus and ordered within another 5. Food arrived 10 minutes later. And when I asked for the bill was taken care of immediately. What I thought was going to be a nightmare was a dream. Plus the food was great. I don’t know if I’ll return, as super busy destination venues are just not my thing but for those that do. I highly recommend. Well done the grounds.
Hi Elle- Thank you so much for the lovely review. We hope you decide to come back soon :)
Excellent venue! Love the food & decoration of the place!
Hi Charlie! Thank you so much for the review. We are happy to hear you had a great time.
booked a table but sitting there for over 10 minutes and no one served us until I called the staff twice and finally got a menu and bottle of tap water... overall food is fair but too busy to provide customers with decent service...
Food amazing, staff friendly and fast service. The grounds are interesting but not a lot for the kids to do so bring colouring or something to keep them occupied
Hi Nikki! Thank you so much for the lovely review. Next time you are in with your kids, please let a member of staff know as we have plenty of colouring activities for the kids!