New venture opportunities always give you butterflies in your stomach - the idea of the unknown and the constant battle of "what ifs", especially if you have to give up everything proven in favor of the unknown.
However, the story of The Grounds of Alexandria is different. It has come out to be a venture worth risking for.
Being the very person who had to give up a good job to start a new and uncertain life in Sydney and eventually passing it up even before moving down under, visiting The Grounds (as it is popularly known) after almost four years was akin to finding closure.
Everyone knows The Grounds. My first class guests on Sydney routes know the name so well they have a smile on their faces with my inquisition. The cabbie warned me of the long queues and couldn't still figure out why people have to go there.
Jack Hanna, Director of The Grounds, showed me around and took me to a spot that I was too familiar - the bakery section I helped plan out and outfit and where I could have stood in for the "French" baker part imported from the Middle East. Don't ask me how I became French overnight but that's how the news portrayed me (Groundswell Broadsheet and The Sydney Morning Herald).
And as if the success wasn't enough, they have already added a few other minions to follow suit - like this full-scale rustic restaurant just a minute walking distance from the cafe called Potting Shed.
Lunch was served up at the Potting Shed and the salad and belly sliders were exceptional! What a hearty treat it was!
Click on the gallery below for interesting photos of the Potting Shed.
The Grounds has plans of expanding their bakery section into a stand-alone unit catering to the growing demand for home-style and rustic delectations.
To find out more about The Grounds, visit http://groundsroasters.com.