Sonoma Cafe Bondi
Baking some of the best sourdough loaves around. Sonoma is a family-run empire and they have been baking and delivering delicious, crusty breads to cafes and restaurants across Sydney since 2001. Branching out to pastries, biscuits, tarts, muesli and their own chain of cafes, the Sonoma name is synonymous with wholesome and delectable sweet and savoury treats.
When Bills arrived in Bondi Beach, it was the ‘it’ restaurant – and that hasn’t changed. The space is light-filled, airy and casual, and the food is modern Australian with a twist. Celebrity chef Bill Granger studied interior design and fine art before becoming a restaurateur, so it’s no surprise that his eateries are stunning spaces.
Up South Bondi
A prime corner location with head turning street art, you can’t miss Up South. Formerly known as Bondi @2026 this brunch spot has a great vibe. The streetside tables are a great place to sample one of their wholesome smoothies and inventive brekkies. Their motto is 'there is no love sincerer than the love of food', and eating here couldn't make that any more true..
The Corner House
Run by the same guys behind Panama House, Corner House knows exactly what locals want: a relaxed, casual atmosphere, simple and seasonal food, and space to move around. The dining room dishes up fancier Italian fare, while the upstairs bar is all about pizzas, cocktails, charcuterie and cheese boards. There’s also an outdoor area that beckons on balmy nights.
XS Espresso Bondi
Now calling Bondi Beach home, XS Espresso has opened up their decadent dessert bar ready to satisfy all your sweet tooth cravings. This latest venture is XS fourth’s instalment and they’re ready to show the locals what the fuss is all about. Specialising in all things extravagant, XS Espresso has you covered from waffles and crepes, to dessert pizzas and their signature loaded shakes - try the Golden Gaytime if you’re looking for something extra. Couple that with chic interiors ...
A wholesome brunch spot Bondi locals swear by. Opt for an inside table, with quirky Palm Springs meets Art Décor interior! Expect funky all-day breakfast combinations, a home baked bakery cabinet, superfood smoothies and unique brewing methods for your cup of coffee goodness! It’s the simple things like these, that make holly. both welcoming and exciting! Oh and all you gluten-intolerant brunch goers are well catered for – all their insta-worthy plates can be served with Nonie’s Gluten Free bread!
Vegan Lebanese Street Food
The world’s first vegan Lebanese restaurant dishes up delicious fast-food, but not as you know it. What is traditionally a meat-heavy cuisine, the guys here have created innovative twists on Lebanese classics. Carnivores and vegos alike will love the healthy and fresh flavours, without missing the meat. For an epic plant-based spread, order the falafels, kibbe, kafta or mixed plate. Vegan Lebanese Street Food have the whole planet-friendly menu down pat, they also have eco-friendly packaging and a waste-free philosophy. ...
Salt Meats Cheese Bondi Junction
Salt Meats Cheese is a popular providore, where they just about make everything from scratch. Serving up delicious Italian fare, they also provide masterclasses to teach you the basics. Salt Meats Cheese Bondi Junction hosts a bunch of hands-on classes, so you can learn all about making your own mozzarella, sausages, pizza, focaccia and pasta.
After getting a swish makeover, ‘The Tratt’ is run by Joe Pavlovich, Luke Mangan’s former right-hand man. Set right on the beach, the relaxed restaurant boasts an outdoor terrace, the perfect spot to enjoy a menu that is designed to be shared. Think pasta and pizza that’s made in-house daily.
Laying claim to being Australia’s very first cashew based soft-serve bar, Cha Cha’s serves up cones piled high with creamy, delicious ice-cream. The fact that it’s gluten- and refined sugar-free is just a bonus. Oh and for all of you with nut allergies, Cha Cha's has got you covered with their very own nut-free sunflower seed milk ice cream (win!) You don’t have to be vegan to know that these guys are onto something seriously good.With over 30 flavours, you'll ...
This corner cafe is a local institution that has been feeding the masses in Bondi for years. It’s a cool little hangout for fresh Japanese cuisine and the drink offering is extensive. Think wine, cocktails and sake. What more would you want from your local Japanese eatery?
The guys at Ryo's Noodles have earned themselves quite the reputation in Crows Nest for their incredible ramen. Lucky for Bondi Junction locals, they have brought the same great flavours to the East. Even though ramen is their thing, you can still find other Japanese staples on their menu.
Blanca Bar & Dining
Meaning blank canvas, Blanca is a welcome addition to Bondi Beach’s dining scene. Mixing Mediterranean flavours with Japanese style cooking – an interesting mix, but it works. The restaurant is spread over two levels, a vibrant atmosphere downstairs and a cosy one upstairs.
Bonnie's Wine & Food
Bonnie's is an intimate wine bar that calls the Bondi Beach Public Bar home. Just like it's sister venue The Dolphin Hotel with it's wine room, Bonnie's is its own space and serves up Australian vino and moreish bar bites. With street murals adorning the walls and the punk rock soundtrack, Bonnie knows how to get the party started.
Nalinis Wholesome Streetfood
These guys behind Nalinis aren’t holding back, they have become the first restaurant in Sydney to serve a fully probiotic-themed menu which is also 100 percent gluten free…and it’s seriously good. The food is eclectic but every bit delicious with dishes a fusion of Western and South Indian food, but here is the twist, it’s all prepared using Russian techniques.
Lox Stock & Barrel
For a little taste of New York City in Sydney, Bondi residents flock to Lox Stock and Barrel. The deli-slash-diner only seats 40 so there is generally a short wait. Healthy seasonal plates are the order of the day and they always pair beautifully with their cocktail offering.