All of the Best Cafés in Bondi to Brunch at this Weekend
Our Edit of the best cafés in Bondi for locals and day-trippers alike.
Cafés are to Bondi what avocado is to toast – you can't turn a corner without stumbling on a trendy coffee spot serving up a solid brunch. But with so many places to choose from, it can be even harder to narrow down a spot. So to help, we’ve created the ultimate guide to help you navigate Bondi's café scene like a pro. Much like Bondi itself, the menus here are all about clean living, so whether you’re looking to fuel up before hitting the coastal walk, or for post-yoga nourishment, the best cafés in Bondi have you more than covered.
Lox in a Box
This North Bondi Jewish deli has got all your bagel needs covered. A quaint hole-in-the-wall with real chutzpah, expect traditional bagel flavours peppered with some fun, modern twists. We have it on good authority that Lox in a Box's signature lox bagel is a must-try, and the whipped cream cheese schmear is seasoned with lemon, dill and shallots to give it a bit of kick. What’s not to love?
Shop 2/96 Glenayr Avenue, North Bondi
Promenade Bondi Beach Kiosk
Tucked away in the beachside haven of Bondi, the Kiosk at Promenade Bondi Beach is a standout among the best cafes in Bondi. Unpretentious and effortlessly cool, it captures the essence of coastal living without the fanfare. The Kiosk serves up delectable treats on the fly, giving you a taste of Bondi's charm in every bite. It's the kind of place where locals casually sip their coffee, trading sandy toes for a cosy spot in the cafe. For a laid-back brunch that feels like a warm hug, the Kiosk is Bondi's not-so-hidden gem.
Shop 4 Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach
Porch and Parlour
Locals happily line up at Porch & Parlour every day of the week. The design draws inspiration from natural elements around the café such as the ocean, and shades of green that match their indoor foliage. With a great selection of innovative dishes, think pea pancake, mascarpone hotcakes and Baja fish tacos, you will find it hard to pick something to eat. If you’ve had a late start to the day, don’t worry, the menu runs all-day.
17-18/110 Ramsgate Avenue, North Bondi
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. There’s always a queue but it’s not just for the coffee, the brunch offering is equally as good. Opt for the Harry’s hotcake which is topped with seasonal berries, passionfruit, toasted coconut and vanilla double cream.
2/136 Wairoa Avenue, Bondi Beach
This North Bondi café is all about clean eating and gluten-free – but that’s not to say they don’t have classic breakfasts on the menu, you'll find everything from truffle mushrooms to chilli scrambled eggs. With a relaxed vibe, Speedo’s Café meals are colourful and downright delicious. For an insta-approved brekkie, order the coconut porridge.
126 Ramsgate Avenue, North Bondi
Lox Stock & Barrel
For a taste of New York City in Sydney, Bondi residents flock to Lox Stock and Barrel. The deli-slash-diner only seats 40 so there's generally a short wait, but believe us, it's worth it. Bagels are the order of the day, and they pair beautifully with their delicious smoothies.
140 Glenayr Avenue, Bondi Beach
When bills arrived on Bondi Beach, it was the ‘it’ restaurant of the moment – and that hasn’t changed. The space is light-filled, airy and casual, serving up modern Australian plates with a twist. The ricotta hotcakes served at bill’s are the stuff of legend – fluffy cakes of heaven topped with banana and honeycomb butter. One bite, and you’ll question every supermarket-bought pikelet of your youth, and vow to never sink to such lows again.
79 Hall Street, Bondi Beach
The Nine is a wholesome brunch spot health-crazed locals swear by. Tucked away on Glenayr Avenue, this organic Mediterranean-style café serves up delicious plates of goodness in a minimalist Scandi setting. There's limited seating, so our advice is to arrive early so you can secure a streetside table.
163 Glenayr Avenue, Bondi Beach
Gertrude & Alice
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 brekkies – making it a haven for bookworms and freelancers. Stop to sip chai or enjoy some breakfast. The crumpets are as nostalgic as the second-hand books, while the avocado smash is a Bondi must.
1/46 Hall Street, Bondi Beach
Naturopath Kristen Shanks is behind this wholesome Orchard St concept, and she promises to purify Sydneysiders with herbal elixirs, booster shots, raw treats and cold-pressed juices. Stop in at the Orchard Street Elixir Bar in Bondi for a freshly made juice or restorative potion. If you’ve got time to linger, have a chat with one of their on-site naturopaths.
Brighton Boulevard and Wairoa Avenue, North Bondi
Occupying a prime corner position in North Bondi, Shuk is an airy, bustling spot that serves scrumptious Israeli-Mediterranean dishes and fresh bread all day. It’s famous for shakshuka and hummus, and the weekend brunch lines attest to that. To make the most of your visit, round up your mates and order different dishes to sample all the best ones on the menu.
2 Mitchell Street, North Bondi
Makaveli may be a newbie to the scene but is quickly climbing the ranks among the best cafes in Bondi. This cosy beachside spot offers a homey haven with a dash of Italian flair. You can easily spend the entire day here: mornings start with the perfect brew, afternoons unfold with tasty bites, and evenings buzz with suave cocktails.
The menu, a tribute to shared moments, boasts snacks and shareable plates that make every bite a communal celebration. For a taste of Bondi's unique blend of warmth and cool, this spot is a must.
177, 2/179 Glenayr Avenue, Bondi Beach
Glory Days Bondi
In the coastal embrace of Bondi, Glory Days beckons as one of the locale's best cafes. Born from a lockdown daydream, it's a nod to lazy summer days and the Euro holidays Aussies adore. This isn't your typical tourist haunt; it's a haven reflecting Sydney's dual beach lifestyle, hitting its peak in Bondi. At Glory Days, each day's a casual escape where you're very much well-fed as your burdens wash away with the waves. Have a Goodness Bowl and flat white at Glory Days, and you'll see that every day can be an endless summer vacay.
Bondi Pavilion, Shop/3 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach
Among the best cafes in Bondi, Rocker is a charming space that channels a laid-back spirit with a touch of European verve. Chefs Darren, Stuart, and Ethan whip up delicious dishes made from fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients; there's always something new to come back to, as seen in their popular and ever-changing bottomless brunch spreads. This Bondi cafe is also made for long, boozy brunches; downstairs, the bar is a vibe of its own. They serve up classic cocktails, Aussie wines, and local craft beers to pair with delicious share plates. So fire up the group chat and bring your best pals here for good food and great vibes.
5/39-53 Campbell Parade, North Bondi