C'EST SI BON
If you’ve got a penchant for pastries then C’est Si Bon is sure to win you over. This unassuming patisserie has something for both the savoury and sweet inclined, with everything from quiches and tarts to delectable cakes and eclairs. What they’re really famous for are their holiday cakes though, which are delicious in themselves but extra special for keeping French traditions and recipes alive.
Chargrill Charlie's Rose Bay
Move over greasy chicken shops and enter the clean-cooking and delicious Chargrill Charlies. With completely hormone and chemical-free birds, you’ll dig in knowing that this chargrill chicken is the best there is. With plenty of customisable and DIY options, you can mix and match with their wide variety of salads and sides. There’s a reason this takeaway joint has a cult of faithful followers.
The lovely folk at Bondi Wholefoods swear by longevity through nutrition and this is seen in their wide ranging and mouth-watering menu. They cater for anyone dairy-free, gluten-free and all those new age paleo fans. In true Bondi fashion, this wholefoods café brings organic products to the fore.
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?
Plumer Road Chicken Shop
You’ll be spoilt for choice when you walk into Plumer Road Chicken. This eatery has so much more than just rotiserrie chicken - think salads to stir-fries, pasta dishes to Pad Thai. The laid back atmosphere is great for enjoying your nosh streetside, but our tip is to grab takeaway and eat down at the bay!
La Bretagne Patisserie
Nestled within the Plumer Road Shopping Village, La Bretagne attracts Sydney’s sweeter tooths with their beautifully hand crafted cakes, pastries and bread. Baking everything daily using French traditions, this patisserie has a core philosophy of attention to detail. The result? Edible masterpieces.
A neighbourhood go-to for over two decades, this Rose Bay faithful continues to be a local favourite due to its ever-evolving menu. Overlooking the gorgeous Woollhara golf course, Bernasconi's is a great place for a relaxing long lunch. A bit peckish but not properly hungry? The good guys at Bernasconi’s are happy to make their meals in half serves!
Hachi-Bei Japanese Tapas Bistro
Japanese fusion with a cult following. Located just off the main drag in Rose Bay, this small eatery has a loyal local following who swear by the unique take on classic Japanese dishes. Hachi-Bei Japanese Tapas Bistro does Japanese/Spanish fusion that works surprisingly well. Tip: the outdoor area offers a tranquil setting away from the bustling indoor dining room.
Jewel on the Bay
Start your day here with Toby’s Estate and end it with tandoori. This omni-cultural café and restaurant has a menu that is far-reaching, but we love that we can go here no matter what we’re in the mood for. Sit on the veranda and soak up the views of the bay while enjoying the eclectic menu.
Tucked beneath Regatta at Rose Bay Marina, Tide Café really is a hidden gem. Grab a seat in the sun and dig into their seasonally slanted all-day brekkie. Their takeaway menu is handy for a grab and go situation or a grab and sail away situation too. You know, whatever floats your boat.