Sydney’s hip suburb Bondi is not only frequented for its iconic beach and scenic cliff top walks; locals, tourists, health enthusiasts and foodies alike flock to the area to get their brunch game on in what’s become a hive of quintessential Sydney café culture.
Here are 5 of the best spots to eat and be seen in this lively Eastern Suburbs hub:
Locals of Bondi and surrounds have been rejoicing with many an acai bowl topped with raw activated granola since the second leg of popular Enmore vegan-come-hipster hangout, Sadhana Kitchen, recently opened in North Bondi.
The space is light and airy, with exposed copper and brickwork. The menu is plant-based, gluten, dairy and refined sugar free and combines signature raw dishes with nourishing cooked options. You can’t go past the ‘Egg & Bacon Roll’ made on a gluten free roll with the famous “nEGG” – a vegan egg made with coconut and sweet potato – classic BBQ sauce and coconut bacon.
ADDRESS 132 Warners Ave, Bondi Beach
OPENING HOURS Daily, 9am – 4pm
BOOK A TABLE [email protected]
This Bondi institution combines a bustling café space with a health food store selling certified organic produce and groceries (yes, the sauerkraut options are rampant).
A brunch go-to for the Bondi health squad, you can’t go past the “BWF Famous Paleo Bread”, which is a delicious, savoury dish made with Papanui eggs, organic almond meal, zucchini, red capsicum, olives and sundried tomato. For a sweeter option, the banana and chia loaf with vanilla cashew cream is also a winner. Wash it down with one of their signature, wickedly good health smoothies and hit the Bondi to Bronte coast walk. Perfect Sunday, done.
ADDRESS 30a Hastings Parade (Corner Wairoa Avenue), North Bondi Beach
OPENING HOURS Daily, 7am – 7pm
BOOK A TABLE (02) 9300 6776
Described in their own words, Porch and Parlour is all about “simple, seasonal and creative dishes in a relaxed atmosphere in Bondi by the ocean,” which sums it up perfectly.
Boasting a hip and happening vibe, reclaimed hardware aesthetic and mouth-watering menu, this place has it all. Menu favourites include the Green Breaky Bowl, featuring kale, herbs, quinoa, avocado and poached eggs, and the Raw Cosmic Salad, complete with local Bondi sauerkraut and raw seed crackers. Be prepared to queue for a table, especially on the weekends.
ADDRESS 17-18/110 Ramsgate Ave, North Bondi
OPENING HOURS Mon – Tues 6.30am – 3pm, Wed – Sun 6.30am – 10pm
BOOK A TABLE [email protected]
If there’s one place that it’s totally acceptable to eat cake for brunch, this is your spot. In fact, no meal at Earth to Table would be complete without a slice of one or more of the raw, vegan, sugar free, superfood-spiked cakes.
Entering through the fittingly green-painted shop face adorned with a tree mural encasing messages such as ‘smile more’, brunch-goers find themselves in a humble abode of raw vegan dining. Hippie-flare meets casual-chic in a setting full of beautifully carved wooden tables adored with market fresh flowers.
Try the raw BLT on house-made dehydrated bread or the Supergreen Goodness smoothie bowl. And don’t forget the cake!
ADDRESS 85 Bronte Road, Bondi Junction
OPENING HOURS Tue – Fri 8am – 5pm, Sat – Sun 8am – 6pm
BOOK A TABLE 02 9029 1755
New to the brunch scene in Bondi, Shuk is situated on a quieter street corner out of the main drag and boasts an outdoor garden space complete with a kids’ playground.
Punters overflow onto the street tables, sipping quality lattes and enjoying the unique food offering where middle eastern cuisine meets patisserie in a strange yet delightful amalgamation of healthy and indulgent, savoury and sweet.
Menu pick: the Israeli Breakfast, which is a delicious spread of 2 eggs of your choice, Israeli salad, olives, labne, hummus butter, house jam, avocado, tahini, granola with yoghurt.
ADDRESS 2, Mitchell Street, Bondi
OPENING HOURS Sun-Wed 6am – 5pm, Thu – Sat 6am – 10pm
BOOK A TABLE 0423 199 859