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 ...
Synonymous with Paddington, Jackie’s is a stylish café that locals swear by. An easy, yet reliable café that has outdoor seating and Japanese inspired dishes – perfect for brunch with the ladies. Positioned along Glenmore Road, Jackie’s is a quiet retreat from the bustling Oxford Street.
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.
Located in the thick of the bustling Bronte Road strip, Café Salina is bright and breezy spot. Thanks to glass doors, the café spills out onto the street so patrons can enjoy the salty air and excellent people-watching. It’s a great place to go to if you’re feeling virtuous – the menu is mostly healthy, with a few well-chosen indulgences.
The Grumpy Baker
ArtisanA Sydney favourite since 2002, the Grumpy Baker is known for their freshly baked goods. With seven locations across the city, the Vaucluse outpost is both a cafe and bakery, pairing their delicious breads, pastries and rolls with delicious Single O beans. Dine in for an indulgent afternoon tea, or pick up a treat to take home.
For a caffeine fix, go to Room 10– a cosy café with a warehouse-chic vibe and plenty of regulars. It really is tiny, so keep your eyes peeled as you walk down the side street so you don’t miss it. When you get there, sip on a single-origin coffee. Before long, the barista will know your name. It’s that kind of place.
The ultimate feel-good fix, Heart is Bondi’s first social enterprise café that not only serves up great tasting brews and delicious, wholesome plates, it also offers up 12-month paid traineeships to disadvantaged unemployed youngsters, to help them build a budding career in the hospitality industry. Expect a wholefood menu using fresh, local and organic ingredients- with profits from every purchase going back into the community, giving those who need it the chance to shine as the next best barista or ...
Vaucluse House Tea Rooms
Located in the historic Vaucluse House and overlooking their pristine gardens are the Vaucluse House Tearooms. Built in the 1830s the house is stately and elegant, with the tea rooms and patio spilling onto the expansive lawns. Their offerings err on the more traditional side with breakfast, lunch and dinner menus as well as high tea.
For a touch of something different, Petrel is a welcome addition to Potts Point foodie scene. A tapas style eatery with a Moroccan and Southern Spanish menu – the dishes are incredibly flavourful. Settle into the light-filled terrace and pair your meal with some Australian wine.
Cafe de France
There is a reason why locals have a soft spot for Café De France, it’s delicious Parisian style French food in a casual setting. They have all the favourites, and by that we mean croissants, baguettes and crepes, plus they do a French twist on Aussie classics like the bacon and egg roll.
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 ...
A culinary hideaway inspired by the famous streets of Old Town San Juan Puerto Rico, Page Two Randwick has been given a stylish makeover. It has an urban, industrial vibe juxtaposed with splashes of colour, and its mismatch of décor makes it really stand out from the crowd – from the graffiti walls and exposed roof pylon to its foliage-scattered walls and beautiful hanging umbrella canopy.With an all-day menu full of old favourites and brand-new bites – from vibrant smoothies ...
Paddington’s Barbetta is an all-day Italian-style caffe known for its authentic cuisine and hospitality. Perfect for a casual breakfast or afternoon bite, this family-run eatery is the local go-to hangout. Barbetta prides itself on traditional techniques, and throughout the year the team run workshops on pasta making and Italian cooking so you can upskill too!
Coffee Tea & Me Potts Point
From its humble beginnings in Redfern, Coffee Tea & Me has expanded into other neighbourhoods, and lucky for Potts Point, they’re one of them. As the name suggests, this small café is focused largely on coffee and tea, but it does perfectly with its cosy communal feel.
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 ...
A culinary hideaway inspired by the famous streets of Old Town San Juan Puerto Rico, Page Two Randwick has been given a stylish makeover. It has an urban, industrial vibe juxtaposed with splashes of colour, and its mismatch of décor makes it really stand out from the crowd – from the graffiti walls and exposed roof pylon to its foliage-scattered walls and beautiful hanging umbrella canopy.