Speciality coffee roasters, an exquisite bakery and wholesome café, The Grounds of Alexandria is a sanctuary set amongst the industrial heartland of Alexandria. Housed in an early 1900's pie factory, with a coffee research and testing facility on site, and luscious veggie garden out front, The Grounds of Alexandria possesses a passion for produce. On the weekends the space is brimming with families, so be sure to get in early.
They've also got their own soda bar, where they're serving up some crazy creations daily. Our fave is their unicorn soda (obviously), which is topped with more whipped cream than you can handle, melted chocolate, fairy floss, sprinkles, meringue AND a lollipop. We almost can't handle it, but will definitely try to drink two.
To celebrate Christmas this year they're throwing an epic week-long Christmas market and yes you read that right. From Monday 18 - Saturday 24 December you'll be able to head down and pick up thoughtful gifts for every single person you know, all made by locals. Think personalised leather goods, artisan goodies and hand-crafted jewellery, just make sure you head over to the charity gift wrapping stand to have it all beautified.