Slurpees served from a treehouse? A grass-covered Hobbit-like rooftop? Things have gotten fantastical on the Bondi to Coogee walk. After keeping art lovers fuelled and feasted last year, The Grounds of Alexandria have popping up again at Sculpture by the Sea in 2015. This time, their temporary cafe has taken its inspiration from the literary endeavours of English authors J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. So be careful about slipping any rings onto your fingers or stepping inside wardrobes.
The Grounds have been dreaming and scheming about this pop-up for ages. In fact, for the past six months, they’ve been growing grass specifically for the rooftop. And like any respectable Hobbit home, the pop-up is designed to blend in with its natural surroundings.
Food-wise, you can enjoy healthy, hearty breakfasts and lunches, including legendary The Grounds burgers, slow-cooked lamb shoulder wraps and sausage sandwiches. To match all this deliciousness, they're serving top-notch drinks like The Grounds’ slurpees, dispensed from a purpose-built treehouse.