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The Grounds of Alexandria's Beloved Pop-Up Cafe Is Coming Back to Sculpture by the Sea

This time, they're taking cues from English authors J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.
By Jasmine Crittenden
October 07, 2015
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The Grounds of Alexandria's Beloved Pop-Up Cafe Is Coming Back to Sculpture by the Sea

This time, they're taking cues from English authors J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.
By Jasmine Crittenden
October 07, 2015
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Slurpees served from a treehouse? A grass-covered Hobbit-like rooftop? Things are going to get fantastical on the Bondi to Coogee walk this summer. After keeping art lovers fuelled and feasted last year, The Grounds of Alexandria will be popping up again at Sculpture by the Sea in 2015. This time, their temporary cafe will taking 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.

“This year’s Grounds by the Sea is for kids and adults wanting to experience a new adventure and to be transported to a fun and quirky world,” says Ramzey Choker, co-director and creative head of The Grounds.

The Grounds isn’t giving away too many details — where would the magic be in that? But we do know they’ve been dreaming and scheming for ages. In fact, for the past six months, they’ve been growing grass specifically for the rooftop. And they’ve also told us that, like any respectable Hobbit home, the pop-up is designed to blend in with its natural surroundings.

Food-wise, you can expect healthy, hearty breakfasts and lunches, including legendary The Grounds burgers, slow-cooked lamb shoulder wraps and sausage sandwiches. To match all this deliciousness, there’ll be top-notch drinks like The Grounds' slurpees, served from a purpose-built treehouse.

Last year, we chatted to them about building a café in nine days. Check out last year's damn impressive feat here.

Grounds by the Sea will be bringing its fantastical fun to Mark’s Park from 7am till 7pm every single day between Thursday 22 October and Sunday 8 November.

 

Published on October 07, 2015 by Jasmine Crittenden

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