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.
Porch and Parlour
Porch & Parlour has people happily lining up every day of the week. Thanks to its rustic décor, the space has an intimate and cosy vibe, which is made even better by its waterfront views. The café is famous for its signature ‘Green Breaky Bowl’ and if you’ve gotten off to a late start, don’t worry breakfast runs until 3pm. Come dinnertime, ‘Porch’ – as it’s affectionately known – serves up share plates.
Harrys Bondi beach
Once a hole-in-the-wall café churning out coffee, Harry’s has expanded into an ethical kiosk and bar, and their loyal following has come along for the journey. The space is much bigger space and the interiors are sleek. There’s always a queue but it’s not just for the coffee, the brunch offering is equally as good.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
Italians are all about savouring the finer things in life, which is why no meal is complete without dessert. That’s where Pasticceria Papa comes in. A must-stop on any foodie tour of Bondi, the iconic bakery is famous for its ricotta cheesecakes and Ferrero Rocher mousse. Did we mention that the coffee is amazing too?
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.
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 ...
After getting a swish makeover, ‘The Tratt’ is run by Joe Pavlovich, Luke Mangan’s former right-hand man. Set right on the beach, the relaxed restaurant boasts an outdoor terrace, the perfect spot to enjoy a menu that is designed to be shared. Think pasta and pizza that’s made in-house daily.
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!
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.