The Grounds of Alexandria
This weekend, breakfast at The Grounds of Alexandria was on the agenda. Situated on the corner of Huntley St and Bourke Rd, right in the middle of the industrial estate is the converted Four’N’Twenty pie factory. With its cafe, garden, bakery and coffee roasting ‘Research Facility’, this place has quickly become my new favourite coffee spot.
Image 5 from Concrete Playground
Arriving just before 9am, I was surprised at how busy the place was already. We were met by a friendly face and told that there would be a little wait and to take a wander around the garden until a table was ready. We happily strolled around the planter boxes filled with herbs and vegetables and were surprised to see a chook pen! The outdoor garden space is a breath of fresh air, scattered with old, rusted garden paraphernalia and quirky jar lights suspended over long, rustic communal tables. After being seated, we were quickly served coffee and bacon and egg sandwiches with a homemade tomato chutney – delish! The service was quick and friendly and the interior design is industrial-chic.