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The Grounds of Alexandria

Grounds of Alexandria

The Grounds of Alexandria

The iconic Grounds of Alexandria is an iconic cafe, restaurant, bar, garden, bakery & patisserie, coffee roastery, animal farm, florist and more.

Grounds of Alexandria

The Grounds opened in April 2012 on the site of a former pie factory in the industrial area of Alexandria. The concept for the Grounds, by the entrepreneurial duo Ramzey Choker and Jack Hanna, was to create a thriving urban sanctuary to bring people together.

Grounds of Alexandria

Since its opening The Grounds of Alexandria has grown and changed to include two dine-in venues: The Cafe, The Potting Shed, an outdoor takeaway dining area, multiple event spaces, a florist, kids play area and animal petting area.

Grounds of Alexandria

The Grounds is extremely popular and is most busy Friday through to Sunday. There is parking on site, however it can be hard to find a spot on these popular days.

Grounds of Alexandria

I highly recommend booking a table in advance to guarantee a spot, or grabbing takeaway and eating it outdoors.

Grounds of Alexandria

The Grounds of Alexandria hosts fantastic seasonal events such as Easter brunch and Mother’s Day high teas and themed installations – the current one at writing being The Secret Garden, which you can learn more about here.

Grounds of Alexandria

The Grounds is stroller and wheelchair-friendly, kid-friendly and even dog-friendly. Dogs can dine in The Cafe but must have an outdoor table and must not sit on the chairs.

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Highchairs: Yes.
Stroller storage: Yes.
Easy access: Yes.
Change tables: No.
Kids’ menu: Yes.

The Grounds of Alexandria
Building 7A/2 Huntley St,
Alexandria NSW 2015
Phone: 02 9699 2225
Get Directions

Read about our previous trips to The Grounds.

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The Secret Garden Installation at The Grounds of Alexandria

The Secret Garden Installation at The Grounds of Alexandria

Wander through a sea of vibrant, colourful flowers at the Secret Garden installation at The Grounds of Alexandria. 

Secret Garden at the Grounds of Alexandria

Visit The Grounds of Alexandria any time until August 15 to enjoy this stunning installation, comprised of thousands of stunning flowers inspired by the classic Frances Hodgson Burnett book, The Secret Garden.

Secret Garden at the Grounds of Alexandria

Enter through the wrought iron gates and explore an elegant world where fantasy comes to life.

Secret Garden at the Grounds of Alexandria

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The team at the Grounds have created this experience for their restaurant guests to enjoy, so if you stop by for some photos, stay for a meal at The Cafe or The Potting Shed. Booking a table is highly recommended!

Try the special Secret Garden menu items:

The Secret Garden Cake

Secret Garden at the Grounds of Alexandria
Courtesy of The Grounds of Alexandria

A mini almond sponge cake, layered with apple custard and caramelised apple, topped with honey buttercream and garnished with pressed, dried flowers.

The Bees Knees

Secret Garden at the Grounds of Alexandria
Courtesy of The Grounds of Alexandria

A refreshingly delicious mocktail. Cocktail version available on request.

The Secret Garden is open daily until August 15.

Read more about dining at The Grounds of Alexandria.

NOTE FROM THE GROUNDS TEAM:

The Secret Garden experience has been created for our restaurant guests to enjoy. Please be aware that guests who don’t intend to dine in The CafeThe Potting Shed or order takeaway from The Grounds may not be permitted entry during our busiest times. Additionally, there will be no access to The Grounds for professional photoshoots (outside of events), without prior written approval.

After 5pm, access to our beautiful laneways will be reserved for patrons dining in The Potting Shed or event guests. Alternatively before 10pm, you can purchase an after-hours pass from our friendly staff at the Bourke Road gate for $5 per person (kids under 10 years are free).

Please note that The Grounds of Alexandria will be closed after 10pm.

The Grounds of Alexandria
7a/2 Huntley St, Alexandria
thegrounds.com.au/secret-garden

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acre Artarmon: Bar, Cafe & Bakery

acre Artarmon

Enjoy farm-inspired food grown on-site at acre Artarmon. This open-air urban oasis features indoor and outdoor seating, picnic style areas, kids’ play area and chicken coop.

Acre Artarmon

We are frequent visitors to acre at Camperdown Commons, so were extremely keen to check out the new acre in the family, located at the HomeHQ Artarmon. 

acre Artarmon is a cafe, restaurant, bar and bakery set within sprawling indoor and outdoor gardens that produce the food that goes straight into kitchen to produce the meals. 

Acre Artarmon

Featuring local and exotic fruit trees, a kitchen garden, vertical plantings & hydroponic growing systems and planted pergolas, acre Artarmon is a fascinating place to dine and discover, where you can browse the gardens where your food was grown. You know your meal is going to be made with super fresh produce when you can see it growing on the vines!

Acre Artarmon

There are several dining options at acre Artarmon. There is a cafe bakery with freshly baked items that can be quickly consumed or taken to go, such as pies, sandwiches, quiche and delicious croissants. 

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The restaurant extends inside and out onto the terrace, with a breakfast menu offered until 11:30am and a dedicated lunch menu. The breakfast menu features traditional brekkie staples like eggs as well as dishes that hero the fresh plants such as tomatoes and avocado.

The lunch menu offers delicious homemade pizzas and an eclectic menu with burgers, salads and pasta. There are plenty of vegetarian and vegan dishes on both menus and the kids’ menu has the usual favourites, served up in a generous portion. Adults might want to try a garden-inspired cocktail.

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We ordered the Kids Margarita Pizza ($10) and Smoked Beetroot, Roasted Pumpkin Salad with Ricotta ($22). Kids also get a cute colouring in sheet if they like.

Acre Artarmon

Outside, there are picnic style seating areas, a kids’ playground and chicken coop.

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If you’re driving there, park in the HomeHQ where the first three hours are free. acre Artarmon is also located 1km from Artarmon or St Leonards station on the North Shore line.

Acre Artarmon
1 Frederick Street, Artarmon
Hours:
Cafe Bakery: Mon – Sat 7am – 5pm | Sun 7am – 3pm
Restaurant: Thursday 4.30pm – 10.30pm | Fri 12pm – 11pm | Sat 12pm – 11pm | Sun 12pm – 4pm
acre-artarmon.com.au

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Four Seasons High Tea Sydney

Four Seasons High Tea Sydney

Four Seasons High Tea Sydney

Indulge in a delicious high tea at the Four Seasons Sydney. Enjoy the perfect afternoon tea, offered at Mode Kitchen & Bar on the ground floor of the hotel.

This special high tea is offered on weekends only, from 2-5pm. 

Choose from the traditional high tea for $69pp, or Champagne high tea for 
$89pp.

The Four Seasons high tea includes a three tiered platter with the perfect bite-sized savoury and sweet delicacies, plus your choice of tea or coffee. Scones are served separately on cute little glass stands with covers. 

Four Seasons High Tea Sydney

The elegant Four Seasons is the perfect place to enjoy a high tea. Our experience at the Four Seasons was pretty close to perfection. Every bite of food was incredible, with the perfect size to enjoy each item without feeling overly full at the end. The staff were friendly and professional at the same time, and the atmosphere and decor tastefully refined. 

A new addition to the Four Seasons, the high tea is being trialled and refined. There is currently no kids’ high tea, however kids can order the full high tea for 50% of the cost, or share their parents’.

Four Seasons High Tea Sydney

Savoury

Eggs & smoked salmon sandwich

Leeks, gruyere & salt bush tart

Kingfish tartare, cucumber & burnt onion

Lemon & asparagus vol au vent (3g Siberian Caviar extra $10)

I ordered a vegetation high tea and received an egg sandwich and substitute tartare.

Sweets

Coconut and cherry choux

Mini red apple

Valrhona dark chocolate delice

Strawberry love

Scones, clotted cream & berry jam

Jing tea & Coffee

Jing Assam Breakfast

Jing Earl Grey

Jing Chai V2

Jing Whole Chamomile Flowers

Jing Peppermint Leaf

Jing Blackcurrant & Hibiscus

Jing Lemongrass & Ginger

Jing Flowering Osmanthus

Jing Flowering Jasmine

Bookings required.

Mode Kitchen & Bar
Ground Floor, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
199 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9250 3160
modekitchenandbar.com.au/high-tea

Four Seasons High Tea Sydney

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Glenorie Bakery: Pies and eclairs and freshly baked bread, oh my!

Glenorie Bakery Sydney

Glenorie Bakery: Pies and eclairs and freshly baked bread, oh my!

Get your pastry on at Glenorie Bakery, a destination for some of the best pies and bread in Sydney. The bakery features cafe dining, indoor and outdoor seating plus a playground.

Glenorie Bakery Sydney

Glenorie Bakery is a well-known pie destination, winning awards such as Bakery of the Year and inclusion of lists for Sydney’s best pies. And yes, Glenorie Bakery does amazing pies, and incredible bread, too. If you want to drop by and pick up a few pies or loaves of bread, it’s worth dropping by at any time. 

Glenorie Bakery Sydney

The bakery also offers a cafe menu and onsite dining, with indoor and outdoor seating. Breakfast is served daily from 7:00am to 11:30am, with lunch taking over from 11:30am to 3:00pm.

Glenorie Bakery Sydney

Glenorie Bakery is open longer hours for takeaway coffee and food. As well as their coffee, pies and breads, the bakery has the most incredible assortment of sweet pastries, fruit tarts and eclairs, plus locally made produce such as jams, juice and honey. There are 14 types of eclairs on offer, including Nutella. They’re our fave!

All of the baked goods are made on-site by the Glenorie Bakery pastry chefs.

Glenorie Bakery

Glenorie Bakery is famous for their award-winning meat pie – however they also do great vegetarian/vegan pies.

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If you have kids, choose a table outside near the play equipment.

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Glenorie Bakery
4/930 Old Northern Rd, Glenorie NSW
(02) 9652 2624
Hours: Mon-Fri 6am-6pm, Sat & Sun 6am-5pm
glenoriebakery.com.au

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Bells Road Social Native High Tea

Bells Road Social Native High Tea

Enjoy the flavours of Australia with a Native High Tea at the Bells Road Social cafe in Oatlands, Sydney.

Bells Road Social

Bells Road Social is a beautiful little cafe in Oatlands, Sydney. They have developed a beautiful Native High Tea that showcases ingredients that been used by the Indigenous communities for thousands of years. Bookings are essential. There is no kids’ serve of the tea, however they do run a seperate kids’ high tea during school holidays.

Bells Road Social

Bells Road Social

The tea includes savoury and sweet options plus hot tea and a cool mocktail, all featuring native ingredients. We had a special vegetarian version of the high tea.

Bells Road Social

The Native Australian High Tea is open from Tuesday to Saturday between 11 am to 2 pm. Booking is essential (min 2 people).
Price $49 pp.
 
Bells Road Social
 
We really enjoyed our high tea as it was very different from the others we have experienced. It was lovely to introduce my 9-year-old to native Australian ingredients that she had never heard of before. 
 
Bells Road Social
 
We highly enjoyed our Native High Tea experience. Every item of food was delicious, and the service was excellent. I also really appreciated that we were given our own vegetarian menu.
 
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Across the road is a lovely little park with lots of shade and play equipment for kids to run around before or after dining at the Bells Road Social. Free street parking is available directly outside of the cafe.
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Bells Road Social
1 Bells Rd, Oatlands NSW
Phone: (02) 9684 6221
thebellsroadsocial.com.au
 

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KOI Dessert Kitchen & Frozen High Tea

Enjoy spectacular desserts beyond your wildest imagination at KOI Dessert Kitchen in Chippendale and Ryde.

Koi Dessert Kitchen

KOI, which stands for ‘Kids of Ike’, is a dessert “kitchen” operated by brothers Ronald, Arnold and Reynold Poernomo. Reynold came to national attention through his appearances on Masterchef – and indeed, a walk into KOI reveals a showcase of the most amazing looking cakes that our eyes have seen.

Koi Dessert Kitchen

The desserts are single serve or cake-sized which are perfect for parties.

Koi Dessert Kitchen

The three brothers aim to deliver KOI diners an experience that arouses and excites the senses. The kitchen is really more like a cafe serving just desserts. They do put on high teas, and we attended their “In Summer” high tea, inspired by Frozen the Musical.

Koi Dessert Kitchen

The High Tea is available Saturdays and Sundays only from 9th January – 31st January at KOI Chippendale and KOI Ryde.

Koi Dessert Kitchen

The high tea comes in adult and child servings. We opted for two adult servings for the three of us to share as hubby isn’t a dessert person and the kid doesn’t like the savouries. The kid version has two less dessert items.

Koi Dessert Kitchen

“In Summer” High Tea includes a selection of savoury bites, “In Summer” inspired desserts and free-flowing tea or coffee.

“IN SUMMMER” HIGH TEA MENU
Eternal Winter (raspberry, vanilla, chocolate, strawberry)
Jade (chocolate, raspberry)
In summer Jar (passionfruit, coconut, pineapple)
Cherry Jazz (cherry, raspberry, jasmine, blood orange, almond)
Salted Caramel Macaron
Chamomile and Honey Scone
Brik Pastry, Tomato Cream, Lump Fish Roe
Chicken and Leek Pie
Tomato on Toast with Feta

$70/person
(Including free flow of tea and coffee)

We had a vegetarian version which had a mushroom pie and tomato cream roll without the fish roe.

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ESSENTIAL INFORMATION
High Tea time allocation is 1.5 hour per seating.
Booking time is between 11am to 4pm (last seating).
Minimum 2 people per high tea set.
Please provide 48-hour notice for all dietary requirements. Bookings are highly recommended and must be fully prepaid in advance.
Cancellation policy: 72 hours notification required, in the case booking is canceled less than 72 hours $70/person cancellation fee applies.

koidessertbar.com.au

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P’Nut Street Noodles: Authentic Thai Food in Sydney

P’Nut Street Noodles: Authentic Thai Food in Sydney

P’Nut Street Noodles: Authentic Thai Food in Sydney

Try authentic Thai dishes at P’Nut Street Noodles, located in Sydney, Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast.

P’Nut Street Noodles: Authentic Thai Food in Sydney

P’Nut Street Noodles are a small chain of restaurants offering eat-in or take away dishes that offer a taste of Thailand in Australia. 

Owned by chef P’Nut (the nickname given to him by his friends and family), P’Nut Street Noodles aims to transport diners to the streets of Thailand. The street-style noodles, soups and salads offered in store are created with authentic, make-from-scratch sauces directly from Thailand, using P’Nut’s own recipes.

P’Nut Street Noodles: Authentic Thai Food in Sydney

We recently visited the P’Nut Street Noodles store in Balmain to try their new Nuts about Taste menu. We love Thai cuisine and were really thrilled with how delicious our meals were – they really reminded us of our Thai trip a few years back and the flavoursome food we ate at street stalls.

P’Nut Street Noodles: Authentic Thai Food in Sydney

P’Nut Street Noodles offers an array of hot noodle and rice dishes, salads and soups, sides and desserts. All P’Nut outlets offer nut-free, gluten-free, and vegan variants on most dishes – you can see the full menu online and sort the menu to see which items are vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, spicy or contain egg. 

P’Nut Street Noodles: Authentic Thai Food in Sydney

A great option right now for families is the Family Meal Deal, which includes two street food or soups and salad with chicken or vegetable, plus two kids meals and a choice of two sides for $55.95.

We were keen to try some items from the new P’Nut Street Noodles menu, which includes some fun Aussie-inspired dishes including Chicken Spring Rolls with Sweet Plum Sauce, Popcorn Chicken with Sriracha Mayonnaise, Popcorn Prawn with Sriracha Mayo, Roti Bread with Peanut Sauce, Molten Chocolate Cake and Nutella Spring Rolls. 

P’Nut Street Noodles: Authentic Thai Food in Sydney

We chose the Mongolian with Jasmine Rice, Pad Thai with vegetables, Roti Canai with Satay Sauce. Vegetable Spring Rolls with Sweet Plum Sauce and Nutella Spring Roll, as well as the Curly Wurly Noodles from the kids’ menu (egg noodles with teriyaki sauce and fresh veggies). All kids’ meals come with a drink and a cute pair of reusable kids’ chopsticks.

P’Nut Street Noodles: Authentic Thai Food in Sydney

Our dishes were made quickly from scratch and delivered piping hot. The serves were generous and dishes were just busting with flavour. The Roti Canai was so flaky and light that it was a firm favourite that we would have ordered several more servings of.

P’Nut Street Noodles: Authentic Thai Food in Sydney

The Nutella Spring Roll was a delightful addition – dripping with ooey Nutella, it’s something none of us had tried before.

P’Nut Street Noodles: Authentic Thai Food in Sydney

P’Nut Street Noodles has 11 locations across Sydney, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane. You can find your nearest branch online.

This blog post was written in collaboration with P’Nut Street Noodles. All opinions are my own.

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A Purriffic Time at the Catmosphere Cat Cafe Sydney

Catmosphere Cat Cafe Sydney

A Purriffic Time at the Catmosphere Cat Cafe Sydney

Enjoy a coffee with a side of cat at the Catmosphere Cat Cafe Sydney. Catmosphere is Sydney’s original cat cafe, and while it offers several kitty experiences, it is first and foremost a cat rescue.

Catmosphere Cat Cafe Sydney

About the Catmosphere Cat Cafe

Catmosphere’s owners are passionate cat rescuers, who have been rescuing and rehoming cats for over a decade. Catmosphere partners with two rescue groups; the World League for Protection of Animals and Kitten University. “The former works to find homes for all displaced cats and the latter specialises in nursing young, orphaned kittens, and rehoming them when they are healthy and old enough.” 

Catmosphere fosters these displaced cats and kittens and cares for them financially as well as ensuring all of their welfare needs are met. It’s the dream of the Catmosphere team to “provide a sustainable, safe space for rescue cats and kittens until they find their forever homes, and provide people with all the information and resources they need about rescue cats”.

Catmosphere Cat Cafe Sydney

Where do the cats come from?

All of the cats at Catmosphere Cat Cafe Sydney are rescues. The majority are permanent residents who have been adopted by the Catmosphere owners after having been observed for one to two years to ensure their suitability for cat cafe life. According to the Catmosphere website, “most of these cats were either surrendered to their rescue group or found on the streets, unowned, and unable to survive on their own in the outside world”.

There are also cats at the cafe who are adoptable and looking for a new home. Living at the cat cafe helps the cats socialisation skills, as well as giving them added exposure to the public and making the adoption process easier for those looking to add a kitty to their family.

The majority of the kittens who come to Catmosphere have been orphaned at an early age and raised in foster care by Kitten University volunteers. 

Catmosphere Cat Cafe Sydney

What are the rules for interacting with the cats

Don’t pick up the cats. This ensures the cats interact with visitors only on their terms. 

Let the cats com to you. If the cats are up high on shelves or inside their boxes, let them rest.

Talk at a normal sound level.

Keep mobile phones on silent and turn flashes off.

No food is allowed inside.

All bags must be checked into lockers on arrival.

Visitors must stay seated at all times due to physical distance regulations.

Catmosphere Cat Cafe Sydney

Tips for interacting with the cats

Stay low on the floor, be calm and gentle, and let the cats come to you. We sat quietly on the chairs and floors and had plenty of the cats approach us to play with them or for a pat. Some jumped onto our laps.

Sometimes the cats will not want to interact with visitors. They might stay in hidey holes or up on shelves. 

“The cats of Catmosphere, and cats in general, tend to be more active in the morning (10am – 12pm) and later in the evening (5pm onwards).” 

Catmosphere Cat Cafe Sydney

Cat Experiences

Cat Lounge

The Cat Lounge is for people aged 8+ who enjoy a more peaceful experience. The adult cats here are generally calm and chill, so the Cat Lounge experience is perfect for those looking for a zen experience.

Visitors to the Cat Lounge must be aged 8-years-old and over as the noise and energy levels of younger children and babies is often too much for the cats.

This experience takes place in a shared space, unless you have booked it privately.

A Cat Lounge experience includes:
50 minutes with adorable rescue cats in the Cat Lounge
A complimentary drink from our standard menu (you can choose to upgrade to our optional Premium Menu when making a booking)
A briefing from one of our dedicated hosts who will help you better interact with the cats in their space

The Cat Lounge is located on the first floor and is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.

Catmosphere Cat Cafe Sydney

The Treehouse

The Treehouse experience is for people aged 5+ who are looking to hang out with an energetic group of adoptable juniors/kittens.

The ages of the kittens/juniors varies. When we visited The treehouse, the youngest cat was 8 months old and the oldest in the room was a year and a half.

Visitors to the Treehouse must be aged 5-years-old and over as the noise and energy levels of younger children and babies is often too much for the cats.

A Treehouse experience includes:
50 minutes with adoptable juniors/kittens in the Treehouse
A complimentary drink from our standard menu (you can choose to upgrade to our optional Premium Menu when making a booking)
A briefing from one of our dedicated hosts who will help you better interact with the cats in their space

The Treehouse is located on the second floor and is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible

Catmosphere Cat Cafe Sydney

Catflix Cat Cinema

Watch a movie in comfy reclining floor lounge seating accompanied by some fellow film-loving cats. 

A Catflix Cat Cinema experience includes:
Comfortable reclining floor lounge seating (standard seating available upon request, though the cats don’t respond as well to this)
A movie on our big screen
Wireless headphones so you can control your own volume and the cats hear nothing but sweet, sweet silence
A complimentary drink from a curated menu including milkshakes and mocktails
A blanket and very small portion of treats to help attract and woo a cat when your natural charm just isn’t working

Children and babies under 5-years-old are not permitted into the Catflix Cat Cinema experience and children 12 years old and under must be supervised at all times by a paying parent/guardian.

Individual screenings will have different age limits.

Catflix Cat Cinema is located on the first floor and is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.

Cat Yoga

Enjoy, yep, a yoga class with cats! Kids aged 8+ are welcome.

A Cat Yoga experience includes:
45 minutes of yoga amongst the cats
15 minutes of pure cat interaction
An experienced yoga instructor
Inner peace, probably
Should you forget your yoga mat, we do have some spare.

Cat Yoga is located on the first floor and is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.

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Catmosphere Cat Cafe
66 Foveaux St, Surry Hills
catmospherecafe.com.au

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Armory Wharf Cafe: Waterfront & Family-Friendly Cafe in Sydney

Armory Wharf Cafe

Armory Wharf Café

The Armory Wharf Café in Sydney Olympic Park is a family-friendly, waterfront cafe with a casual vibe and al fresco seating. 

Armory Wharf Cafe

Located on the edge of the Parramatta River in the Newington Nature Reserve, the Armory Wharf Café is a licensed venue that has stunning 270-degree water views of mangroves and the industrial Armory wharf. 

Armory Wharf Cafe

The Armory Wharf Café has a mix of shaded outdoor and indoor seating, and a menu that offers fresh, seasonal cuisine.

Armory Wharf Cafe

There are daily specials and a decent amount of options for kids.

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The cafe is an extremely popular spot for families in particular, with its close proximity to Blaxland Riverside Playground. There is a section of the playground close enough for older kids to enjoy while their parents are waiting for meals to arrive in the cafe. 

Armory Wharf Cafe

Our group ordered the Beer-battered Fish n Chips (served with mushy peas and tartar sauce, $24), Grilled Salmon (served with a spinach, nut and grain salad and beetroot hummus, $28), Berry Good Smoothie (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and skim milk, $8), Loaded Focaccia (housemate focaccia topped with scrambled eggs, haloumi, spinach, tomato relish and avocado, $20), Kids’ Mini Pizza Pocket (cheese and tomato pizza pocket, $12).

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The fish and chips, salmon and loaded focaccia meals were all excellent. Great sized services, bright, fresh produce and excellently cooked. All meals arrived quickly and were very well made.

The only dish that was a let down was the pizza pockets. They were a bit sweet and weird tasting, and not a hit with any of us unfortunately.

I would highly advise making reservations to secure a spot. Parking is available nearby however is limited and is also used for the playground, so arrive early enough to wait for a spot to become available if you are visiting on a weekend. 

Afterwards, take kids to Blaxland Riverside Playground or to explore the Newington Armory.

Armory Wharf Cafe
Blaxland Riverside Park, Jamieson Street, off Holker St, Newington NSW
Hours: Wed-Sun 9am–2pm
http://www.armorywharfcafe.com

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