Favoloso Cafe Deli Store
A slice of Italy in Bronte, Favoloso is a local go-to. The Sicilian-inspired café has a lot going for it: a sun-drenched corner location, authentic food, incredible coffee, and a friendly feel. Do as the locals do and go in the morning for a caffeine fix and crunchy panini.
Three Blue Ducks
The story of Three Blue Ducks all started here in Bronte. Helmed by a trio of former fine dining chefs, the café serves innovative, modern Australian food that shines the spotlight on local produce. It even has its own garden with herbs, vegetables and a chicken coop for eggs. On weekends, there’s almost always a wait, but it’s worth it.
The Bogey Hole Cafe
A local favourite, the Bogey Hole Café is named after Bronte’s famous rock pool, and it captures the suburb’s vibe perfectly. The space is airy and light-filled, with colourful walls, beach paintings, and unparalleled views of the real thing. The menu features a bunch of simple yet moreish dishes: think eggs benedict, avo smash, and banana crepes for breakfast (which runs all day – score!), then prawn tacos and veggie burgers for lunch. There’s also a daily spread of freshly ...
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.
craig's cheese shop
Along tree-lined Birrell Street in Bondi Junction, Craig’s Cheese Shop is way more than the name suggests. A business born out of the now famous parmesan biscuit, Craig’s sells cheese and other dairy products, but it’s also a café that serves delicious meals and coffee.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The TinPin Bakery
There is something quite homely about this Bondi bakery. From the rustic interiors to the old school furniture, The TinPin Bakery really sets the scene for its baked goods. It’s a meeting place for locals, and why wouldn’t it be with its hearty breakfasts and speciality coffee.
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.
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 ...
Shuk Elizabeth Bay
Wildly popular Shuk Bondi has opened an outpost in Elizabeth Bay alongside dreamery eatery Botanica Vaucluse in the Trebartha Apartment retirement complex. Serving up Israeli-Mediterranean dishes and fresh bread all day, Shuk is famous for shakshuka and hummus – believe us when we say you have to try both. If the queues at Bondi during weekend brunch are any indication of their new location's popularity, make sure you get in early to snag a seat.