So did it live up to the hype? Well, in my honest opinion I'd have to say no. To sum it up, I thought the place was impressive, the coffee was OK, but the food really wasn't all that. I think more than anything, it's the novelty of the place that's generating the hype.
The cafe was beautifully fitted out with a country chic interior. I really loved the charming gardens, complete with a fountain, outdoor sausage sizzle and lemonade stand.
If you're looking for a place to just be outside enjoying an OK cup of coffee in the sunshine, you'll probably really like this place. It's kid friendly with plenty of outside seating.
But if you're looking to start your day with an excellent cup of coffee and delicious breakfast, I'd recommend you look elsewhere.
|Little garden patch|
|Beautiful gardens at The Grounds|
|Coffee was OK. It was the only bright spot in an otherwise disappointing breakfast experience.|
|A sad looking bacon and egg roll. It was a bit dry with an uninspired tomato sauce.|