The Grounds of Alexandria
Headed up by creative entrepreneur Ramsey Choker and coffee guru Jack Hanna, The Grounds is an innovative, sustainable specialty coffee outfit combining science, industrialism and organic gardens into one awe-inspiring space.
Built into the remnants of a heritage-listed warehouse and spilling into an enormous courtyard and organic garden in Sydney’s west, The Grounds is both stunning and about as culturally indispensable as the Harbour Bridge. It's funny to think it was once a Four’N Twenty pie factory.
Not to be overshadowed by the incredible standard of coffee, the menu encompasses a wholesome, home-style selection of dishes, such as a slow-roasted, pulled-pork sandwich with slaw; and handmade pappardelle.
Separate to the kitchen, The Grounds bakery boasts an 800 kilogram bread oven imported from Germany. It churns out a huge selection of house breads and sweet pastries, including a signature potato and onion flatbread.