At this point, The Grounds of Alexandria in Sydney is synonymous with lavish themed pop-ups and desserts so sweet they’d make Kristen Bell blush. The next pop-up event is no different, transforming the cafe into a Willy Wonka-inspired playground complete with after-dark dessert market.
That sounds insane…
The Grounds Garden of Sweets swings open its gates on Friday, July 26. Inside, the laneways will be lit up with giant neon lollipops, jumbo sweets and, come nightfall, dessert markets serving up treats so good that it’s almost cruel to make anyone write about without tasting.
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Think coloured waffle cones filled with ice cream and topped with all kinds of delicious treats. Think fresh doughnuts from The Grounds Bakery, a Blueberry Crêpe Station, Fizzy Drinks with sherbet bombs and a Lolly Cart overflowing with fudge, meringues, giant gobstoppers and sour lollies. There’ll even be a Hot Chocolate Fondue station to ward off the cold winter nights.
The Grounds Garden of Sweets is free to visit from 7am until late and will be open daily until September 22.[related_articles]75096,75081,74488[/related_articles]
Tickets for the Night Dessert Markets are on sale now. The markets run on select days from 6pm until 10pm – plenty of time to get your hands on some sugary sweets. Quick hint: the first markets are this Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27.
The regular dining options at the Grounds will be open as usual, so you can grab a table for dinner at The Potting Shed before hitting up the sweets – but we’re not god, or your father, or your boss, so we say it’s perfectly acceptable to go straight to dessert![qantas_widget code=SYD]Check out Qantas flights to Sydney to begin your next adventure.[/qantas_widget]
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Alana is the staff writer on AWOL who thinks the best way to travel is by taking spontaneous detours and stopping at every local bakery to try the cakes. She writes a lot about Australian TV, Big Things, cursed food, and theme parks. You can follow her on Instagram @alana.dotcom. It’s mostly dogs she meets along the way.