Chargrill Charlie's Woollahra
Upping the game of the local chicken shop, Chargrill Charlies pairs gourmet salads with succulent barbeque and Portuguese style chicken. Although they’re a takeaway chain that has swept across Sydney, Chargrill Charlies hasn’t lost the local feel that the fabled neighbourhood chicken stores are known for.
Every neighbourhood needs a good Thai joint, and Kukthai is it for Woollahra. A bustling little eatery along luxurious Queen Street, Kukthai serves traditional Thai dishes in a contemporary setting. The banquet menus are designed for two, otherwise they have an extensive list of curries, stir fries, soups, noodles and grills.
Pasta Pantry Woollahra
This shopfront along Queen Street is not only teeming with carby goodness, but it also churns out coffee from its curbside window. Pasta Pantry’s has readymade pasta dishes and salads that rotate regularly. It’s an easy stop to get your caffeine fix and pick up dinner, all at the same time.
About Life Double Bay
If there was a star of the health food stores, About Life would be it. With several stores throughout Sydney, About Life have mastered the combination of organic grocery store meets café. Not only do they stock ethical, sustainable and organic products but their café produces some of the tastiest meals around.
Simmone Logue Double Bay
Simmone Logue is a name that is synonymous with beautiful wholesome meals – so much so that she has multiple cookbooks and two cafes. In Double Bay her store-slash-café has the homestyle cooking edge that we’ve all come to love, and the best part is you can take some of the goodness home with you.
Hailing from his family’s pizzeria in Sydney’s Inner West, owner Mark Paterno’s pizza making skills are simply impressive. Trained by a world champion pizza maker in Italy and having worked in various pizzeria’s in Australia, Paterno has now settled in Double Bay and needless to say, Arte Bianca pizzas are amazing.
A mainstay on the Double Bay foodie scene, Café Perons has been around since the 80s, but everything about this place is stylish and contemporary. Their menu has a strong lean towards health-conscious eating and they cater to multiple diets, so the vegans, vegetarians and gluten intolerant amongst us will be well looked after.
Society Pizzeria Di Catania Bondi
Located on the Bondi Junction end of the strip, this teeny-tiny pizzeria dishes up authentic wood-fired pizzas to the masses, who often spill out on the footpath. The team of pizzaiolos know what they’re doing, so anything you order is guaranteed to be good. Gluten-free dough is also available.
Anything you order at Laurie’s Vegetarian is guaranteed to be brimming with goodness. There’s limited seating, so you’re better off popping in to order from the simple menu on your way home. If you’re craving something sweet, try one of the vegan desserts – they're really yummy!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The owners of Ruby’s Diner in Waverely have branched out to open a hip-hop themed poke cafe in Bondi Junction, KingFish Poke. Hip-hop is referenced throughout a menu that is based around ‘eat the rainbow’ philosophy, focusing on super fresh ingredients, prepared in-house.
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.