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.
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.
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.
China Diner Double Bay
Known for being a popular date night destiation. China Diner dishes up Pan-Asian cuisine in a dark, ambient setting. The mood is cosy, and the dumplings are out of this world. Opt for streetside seating if you would like a side of people watching as you dine.
Da Orazio Pizza + Porchetta
Led by restaurateur Maurice Terzini (from Bondi Icebergs) and chef Orazio D’Elio (ex Popolo), this pizza and porchetta venue is as warehouse-chic as it is authentic. It’s laidback and the waiters busily bop between tables, stopping to chat with patrons in between.
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.
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!
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.