Friday, March 22, 2013

The Grounds of Alexandria

Hello :) So two Fridays ago on my day off I finally ventured off to The Grounds of Alexandria for a rather late breakfast. When we got there, there was about 5 minutes left to order breakfast, so it was a quick decision! But first, a cappuccino was in order...

And it was a very good one. Perfect actually.

I chose this very elegantly plated house cured trout, with cucumber ribbons, an egg, and little sprouts. There was a cream cheese spread as well & it was divine! 

Orange juice for Adrian. He loves being photographed.

For brunch, he chose something simple. Sliced fruit with yoghurt and a compote. It was yummy (which I know because I had to eat the melon...who doesn't like melon?!)

After eyeing off all the pastries, we decided to share one in the garden just outside, where you can take your takeaway orders. Hello delicious peach tart...

The sunny garden area.

 There's even a pig, oh I mean Kevin Bacon.

Cool signs.

After hearing some mixed reviews, I was really impressed with the coffee & food here. I loved the industrial design and organic garden area, filled with herbs and plants. I hear there's a crazy line up on the weekend to get a seat though, which I wouldn't be so keen on.

 Another great cafe ticked off my list! I wonder where my next brunch excursion will be...

If you'd like to check out another review of The Grounds, Jodi from Che and Fidel has written a wonderful one here with beautiful photos. 

Have you been to The Grounds?

Hannah x


  1. I don't like melon and when there's friut platters at work the leftovers are usually melon.

  2. This looks so lovely! The fruit salad actually looks so delicious, I'm actually so tempted to make myself one tomorrow haha. The wee orange juice in a jar is so cute too :)

    Love your blog, just found it on bloglovin!