There’s so much to do and see in Bondi , it’s impossible to capture it all. There are new places opening constantly, it just keeps expanding and getting better. Each summer is better than the last. This guide is to provide you a “day in the life” perspective of your regular Bondi resident. It’s for the young and old, with a combination of hipster and regular great spots, so you can really appreciate everything Bondi has to offer.
BEST BREAKFAST SPOTS
Bondi Markets : Head there on Saturday. Loads of variety. Coffee is great but can take up to 30 mins. Runs from around 8am through to 3pm. It’s prime is around 11:30am. I tend to enjoy a walk along the beach and then go around 9am. Hands down favourite is the corn fritter stand (The egyptian one). Bills on Hall St: You won’t need to book, but you might have a wait. Prime busy time is 10:30-12noon. Corn Fritters, pancakes and creamy eggs are fan fav. Big breakfast with chorizo, prawns, poached egg too. Amazing coffee too! Lox Stock & Barrel: On the road that leads to Beach road, Glenayr Ave. Very NY style food options like the Reuben, Zucchini Omlette with Jalapeños. Good food, get a table outside. Porch and Parlour: Healthy stuff and prime spot if you get an outside table. Would need to be early though. Green Breaky Bowl or Green Pea Pancakes with feta, smashed eggs, avo is good. Solid coffee too. Trio Cafe: It’s along Campbell Pde as you walk down the South Hill. It sometimes takes a while to get a table, but it has some different breakfasts like the Moroccan eggs which are fan fav.
BEST LUNCH SPOTS
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On the grass: Best spot for a $10 meal is the grass area. Just go near the main area near the beach in line with Roscoe St and get a salad, some fresh Vietnamese Rolls, Pork Roll, whatever. Easy and great view.
North Bondi Fish: If you can book an outside table it’s gold. I love this place. Something for everyone here, but it adds up. Expresso Martini Popsicles are interesting.
The Bucket List: Good location by the beach for a drink and some food. Has standard fish & chips, burgers. Tacos and things to share. Crab spag with zucchini flowers are good. This is more about location than food.
Bondi Hardware: Hall St, it’s got a good vibe and is good for a cocktail or drink at night or late afternoon. It’s all about smaller share plates, pizza, sliders and small plates of food.
North Bondi RSL: Cheap and easy but with a fantastic view from the balcony. At night it sometimes has bands too worth checking out. Older crew.
TOP DINNER OPTIONS
Sefa Kitchen: A fav of mine! Cute and nice setting. Turkish style. The haloumi is amazing! Everything reads a little different but the staff are so friendly and helpful to make it perfect. Yum. Da Orazio Pizza and Porchetta; It’s all about the Porchetta, a outrageous sandwich with roast pork straight from the rotisserie with eggplant, salad…it’s pretty awesome. Good setting for a restaurant too. China Diner: Really nice, Asian style. Killer dumplings prawn and sweet pea, crisp wonton with spiced lamb, steamed fish, duck pancakes, chicken wings and the spicy pork mince hotpot with some fried rice is good. A Tavola: This is all pasta, well known for it. Has some amazing dishes. They are different and well liked, but they can be big. So if you did go you could prob share one and get some side dishes to share. Corner House: Across the road at the lights, makes it a easy option. It’s a very Italian style place. Woodfire Pizza and Pasta. Spag with Snow Crab, Ossobuco Veal Shin with Fettucine, the Crowded House Pizza and Creme Catalan are top. They also do the best cheese boards!
BEST SPOTS FOR A DRINK
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There are so many, I could only list a few, otherwise this will turn into a novel. Beach Road Hotel Bondi: It has so many different areas. You can get my top fav snitzel here. It’s good pub food actually. Sit in the front area or eat around the back in the booths. All ages but upstairs is where people will go to party. Ravesis Hotel: Mixture of locals & tourist, good if you’re after a very casual drink. Head upstairs for cocktails or stay in the downstairs area.They have live music sometimes too – check their website. Neighbourhood: It’s also a great place to go for dinner. A cool half restaurant, half bar. Go there for a early afternoon drink and sit in the front bar area, either by the bar on one of the tables. Good music and staff. Ice Bergs: Not the RSL part, upstairs where the restaurants is ($$$$) . Head there for a sunset drink, the view is amazing! Sunday afternoon are the best, but expect a hipster crowd). The Shop (the original small bar): Quaint but adorable wine bar, mingle with the smiling locals and enjoy a nice glass of vino. There are so many of these around that area so just walk around and explore (or ask in the comment section for more)
SHOPPING IN BONDI
For threads head straight to Gould Street, all the shops are next to each other. If you’re after bondi hipsters men’s wear check out these shops all next to Academy, The Annex and nANA jUDY . For local and international women’s designer goods, check out, The Carousel, Tuchuzy and Museum clothing . Great collection of mid range to expensive items. For some golden cheapies head to Inbetween tangerine they have some really cute dresses and playsuits There’s also a few other great stores scattered around for women’s swimwear Bikini Island has a great selection and so does Seafolly. There also really affordable Brazilian style bathers shop on Campbell parade, it’s actually my new favourite, you can get a set from $A70 For a little pampering there’s a lot of nail places around – Mani & pedi should be no more than $A35, so don’t pay any more. These are my two faves Sydney Professional Nails, 27A Hall St, Sydney NSW 2026, Australia. there also another one on bondi road near the Corner House and Stuffed beaver. They always do a great job. No bookings required.
OTHER MUST DO’s WHILE IN BONDI
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Saturday Food Markets at the school: Loads of variety. Best option is as you walk in on right the big cook up, corn fritter breakfast stand for proper breakfasts. But the Bao Pork Buns are a must try for Dad. Spag Bowl Puff is good too.
Sunday Variety Markets at the school: Has various things from craft to clothing to check out. It’s ok, nothing is that fantastic and can be over priced for a market. Not food options just other things. If close worth look but not worth planning around.
Bondi to Clovelly Walk: Walk down around the cliffs past Iceberg to Bronte beach. Continue up the road to the path along the scenic graveyard down to Clovelly Beach. Follow the crowd, you won’t get lost. On the way back to Bondi take time to admire the amazing artwork along the promenade across from the beach. Also makes a great running route during the week.
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