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.
Organic Republic Bakery
Bondi’s Organic Republic Bakery is all about conscious eating. Challenging the immortal offering, ‘let them eat cake’, Organic Republic’s creed is ‘let the bread speak’, ensuring there are no hidden nasties behind their natural and local ingredients. So, pull up a seat and indulge in some guilt-free carbs.
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.
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 ...
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.
Tucked away on Glenayr Avenue, this organic Mediterranean-style café serves up delicious plates of wholesome goodness in a minimalist Scandi setting. A Bondi local favourite – this place is teeming with beachside brunch goers every Saturday and Sunday – with a focus on organic, locally-sourced and clean-eating foods. If you’re on a health kick, this is the place to come. The café itself is intimate, but the interiors are bright, open and airy, so you don’t feel like you’re cramped ...
Gertrude & Alice Cafe
With wall-to-wall books (over 25,000!), communal tables and plush velvet chairs, Gertrude & Alice is as cosy as it gets. The quirky café-slash-bookstore also offers a range of snacks and Middle Eastern mains – making it a haven for bookworms and freelancers. If you’re craving a quieter vibe, head to the Hemingway room, a beautiful hideaway with sofas and reference books.
Bennett St Dairy
This trendy cafe is a local go-to, thanks to its specialty coffee, farm-to-table food, and generous servings. The seating may be limited at Bennett St Dairy, but if you can, nab a seat on the wooden counter or a streetside table, soak up the sunshine and indulge in some serious people-watching.
François Artisan Baker
This French bakery serves up bread straight from the oven as well as all sorts of buttery, delicious goodness, such as pastries and tarts. All of which pairs nicely with your coffee of choice. The pastry chef and owner, Francois Galand, is French-trained and it shows in his attention to detail.
Sean's Panaroma Restaurant
Sitting up away from the Beach, Sean's Panaroma Restaurant is a small dining room with a menu that’s kept simple, but the meals are always delicious with a focus on home-style cooking. If you’re having trouble deciding, you can always opt for the five course Chef’s Choice degustation.
Porch and Parlour
Porch & Parlour has people happily lining up every day of the week. Thanks to its rustic décor, the space has an intimate and cosy vibe, which is made even better by its waterfront views. The café is famous for its signature ‘Green Breaky Bowl’ and if you’ve gotten off to a late start, don’t worry breakfast runs until 3pm. Come dinnertime, ‘Porch’ – as it’s affectionately known – serves up share plates.
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.
Earth to Table
In the hustle and bustle of Bondi Junction, Earth to Table offers respite with its relaxed vibes, raw and vegan dishes and the most colourful display of raw desserts we’ve ever seen. Owner and raw chef Julie Mitsios is famous for her beautiful cakes, which are dairy-free, gluten-free and refined-sugar free – not that you’d ever notice.