Friday, 5 April 2013

country in the city






It's so good to see so much of the inner city here in Sydney being rejuvenated. This is a great example of that. What used to be a large pie factory in what was a heavy industrial area is now like a country escape.
The Grounds cafe / restaurant is set amongst rambling gardens complete with free range chooks, fresh produce and herbs. I love the huge warehouse building decorated in a mix of industrial and country styles and the covered outdoor area.  
Known for it's coffee, it's a thriving business buzzing with people whatever time of day you go. I've been a few times for brunch with friends and family and have enjoyed good food in a great atmosphere.
These photos were a bit rushed and don't really do it justice. The inside is so beautifully done with white timber glassed in kitchens and vintage bits and pieces all over the place.. a good excuse to go back!









Enjoy your weekend!

The Grounds
7A/2 Huntley St 
Alexandria





15 comments:

  1. looks like a lovely place to visit! not that I am a coffee drinker but I do like the smell and coffee flavoured things!

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  2. What a lovely place to escape for a few hours! Will have to try and visit. G.x

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  3. What a lovely place and that coffee looks amazing! x

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  4. Love The Grounds, definitely worth a trip over the Bridge for! xx

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  5. That looks totally amazing. Will have to go there very soon. Pruxxxx

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  6. Wow. Yet another place to try out when I am over that way.
    Carolyn

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  7. I love that photo of your coffee. I'm yearning for a good latte now. The hanging mason jars are beautiful. Did they turn them into lights? So gorgeous!
    Warmly,
    Laurelle

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  8. It always wonderful to see buildings given a new lease of life. This looks like a great place to visit and the coffee looks great too!
    Sarah x

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  9. I love the vintage tiles, so great to keep them!

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  10. Love finding cozy places like that to visit and relax! Hope you'll check out my life in California at sunsetcoasting.blogspot.com
    Cindy

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  11. looks like a great spot to hang out and meet friends!

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  12. I would love to have coffee here. This is my kind of place.

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  13. ooh I absolutely love it...the garden looks great I can smell the herbs from here!
    Bec x

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    1. not to mention the coffee! :)

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