Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Out and About - The Grounds of Alexandria

We love to get out and about, and with the School Holidays upon us, what better time to take a day off and venture out!

I came across The Grounds of Alexandria through a my good friend Kate who had seen it posted on Facebook - good ole trusty FB. It looked gorgeous in the pics, and then I discovered that they were going to be running some kids workshops in the School Holidays.

Considering that my daughter Amalia spends so much time in the emporium, engaging in our creative hand crafts projects, I thought it would be great to get her outdoors for something a bit different, and signed her up for their Make a Birdhouse workshop.

The Grounds is located in the middle of the industrial/commercial precinct of Alexandria, inner south Sydney, though with its large open play cafe/restaurant and large, beautifully landscaped courtyard, you feel as though you are in a little country town.

During the workshop, the kids learnt about the organic fruit, veggies and herbs that are grown on The Grounds, cared for by resident horticulturalist Erin Martin (and of course used in their cafe menu), as well as meet their in house chooks!

Although the workshop included lunch, Mali had spotted all the scrumptious looking sweets so devoured a melting moment to keep her going.

Whilst the kids are being busy little bees in their workshop, parents can relax in the expansive courtyard, or inside the cafe.
Kate met me for some brunch with her little lady Olive and we found it was really easy manoeuvring the pram through. It was also a perfect spot for a bit of crochet too!

The Grounds are passionate about coffee and roast their own in house! It was absolutely divine and I will definitely be bringing some back to enjoy in the emporium!

Kate and I decided to share two dishes. Firstly we enjoyed the zataar, persian feta, tomato and avocado on toasted sourdough

Then virtually licked the plate clean of the luscious fresh rhubarb french toast. 

Mali was very impressed with her caramel milk shake, served in a vintage style milk bottle!

The visit was a great success, and we now have a very fancy Bird House hanging from the Frangipani tree in our back yard!

For more info on The Grounds of Alexandria, visit their website

pics from our emporium