Nearly three years in the making, he Grounds of the Cit has unveiled its highly-anticipated coffeehouse-inspired inner-city hub, set to transport you back to an era of old-school charm and ignite the heart and soul of Sydney’s CBD.
Trading from dawn ‘til dusk 7 days per week, he Grounds of the Cit will offer breakfast and lunch daily with late trading on Thursday evenings, and late opening hours on Fridays and Saturdays coming soon.
A bustling open-style kitchen is on view for guests’ entertainment, led by Group Executive Chef, Paul McGrath, serving breakfast (7am-11:30am) and all-day menus (11:30am onwards) with both dine-in and takeaway offerings.
“In true The Grounds style, we’ve designed a menu that offers something for everyone,” says McGrath. “We’ve combined the best staples, like house-made crumpets and cakes, with classics such as ethically and sustainably-caught seafood and premium steak cuts.”
The new venue draws inspiration from traditional coffeehouse culture, complete wit The Barista’s Bar itted with state-of-the-art espresso and filter technology highlighting The Grounds house-roasted coffee and Roastery.
Reshaping Sydney’s dining experience, The Grounds of the City introduces coffee sommeliers ready to guide guests through tailored experiences, whilst the Tea Lady roams the venue with her custom-made trolley adorned with Instagram-worthy tea, cakes and pastries. In a nod to times past, shoeshiners are on hand to tend to those awaiting their morning caffeine hit.
Capturing the glamour and nostalgia of coffeehouses, the project has been carefully curated by multi-disciplinary studio ACME&Co.
Address: The Grounds of the City, The Galeries, 500 George St, Sydney, 2000
Hours: 7am-6pm (Mon - Wed, Fri - Sun) 7am - late (Thurs). Late Friday & Saturday - coming soon. Website: www.thegroundscity.com.au