This heritage listed cafe is quite unique in both of where it is located and what it offers.
Combining fantastic coffee, healthy fare, a vegetable garden, and some resident farmyard animals (“Kevin Bacon” the pig) you might think that it is located in a regional or rural town however the Grounds is located in the centre of industrial Alexandria.
The grounds is an inner west “food destination”.
“The District” as it is known is a true food destination. While not having the ambiance of “Spice Alley” but given the heavy Asian concentration around Chatswood this is where to find some of the best Asian street foods. From noodles to dumplings to all things asian in food, Chatswood Westfield Level 2 & 3 above the Railway Stn Interchange is a very popular hawker style food court.
Another example of urban renewal and revival, Spice Alley located in Kensington Street close to the City CBD is a new “hawker-style” food destination in a row of 19th century terraces.
You can dine on Singaporean dishes at Alex Lee Kitchen, Bang Luck Thai Street Food, Old Jim Kee’s Malaysian spices and Cantonese street food from Hong Kong Diner. You can also dine at the Japanese dining hall KYO-TO or Vietnamese fares from Mekong.
This is the ultimate Asian cuisine casual dining destination.
The Tramsheds at Harold Park (near Glebe) is another “repurposing” project that is now a fantastic food destination. Combining a range of restaurants and cafes and other services it is beautifully done and the quality of food here from the high end restaurants down to cafes and supermarket (IGA) is first class.
My favourite “Dust”. What better name could you call a bakery and pizzeria and the bread is the best in Sydney. (big call I know but I stand by it.)