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26 Best Bondi Cafes for Breakfast and Brunch | Man of Many

Parida Bondi is a family run business with meals are made from scratch using fresh ingredients only. Parida is known for its amazing menu filled with tasty dishes like Pardida’s Benedict, Avocado and feta smash. And with a wide selection of delicious coffees and drinks available all day long you’d be silly not to visit.

1. Parida Bondi

Side Room is known for its fast, fresh and flavour-packed meals, with an emphasis on Aussie ingredients. The beef brisket bowl is a standout, it’s made in house with meat that’s slow-cooked for eight hours using a master stock, then sliced and served with caramelised onion, kimchi slaw and pickled cucumber.

2. Side Room

Good One Cafe is a neighbourhood spot, serving customers great coffee and a food menu that’s focused on locally sourced, seasonal food. The cafe makes everything it can in house, including a selection of daily baked pastries, house-smoked meats and fish and its very own almond milk. With an all-day menu that includes house-made ribbon pasta with courgettes, mint, golden raisins, lemon butter and parmesan, plus a dedicated toast menu with different variations. There’s something for everyone and you can go wrong here.

3. Good One Cafe

Bennett St Dairy is well known because it offers a farm to plate food experience with fresh seasonal produce. The menu here includes a mixture of Australian breakfast and lunch classics with their own twist. Why not try the Bennett St Bruschetta, Sourdough topped with avocado, halloumi, poached egg, roast tomatoes and Chorizo house beans. But that’s not all on offer here, amazing coffee is made here from their state-of-the-art Victoria Arduino Black Eagle espresso machine.

4. Bennett St Dairy

The Shop & Wine Bar is a favourite Bondi cafe for locals, by day its an amazing cafe and by night its a trendy wine bar. The menu changes with the seasons, most of the food components are made from scratch. The impressive wine list features mostly Australian wine list with a few European drops as well, all of which are organic, biodynamic and preservative-free.

5. The Shop & Wine Bar

Chapter One is one of the best Bondi cafes for breakfast, brunch and maybe even a cheeky wine. Specialty coffee is made with the La Marzocco machine using Allpress coffee beans to make a great coffee every time. At night, fresh pasta, local and imported cheeses and an array of wines from around the world are on offer.

6. Chapter One

The Depot is a buzzing Bondi cafe known for its seasonally inspired breakfast and lunch menu and rich coffee. The menu is full of tasty dishes, why not try the gluten-free pancakes, it comes served with a fresh berry compote, maple syrup and coconut yogurt. Single Origin coffee is served here as well as a selection of super smoothies and fresh juices available.

7. The Depot

Heart Cafe is Bondi’s first social enterprise cafe, all profits go back into Wayside Chapel’s Wingspan Project, helping disadvantaged youth. The cafe’s menu will hero top local produce, including plenty of ingredients harvested from the Wayside Chapel’s own nearby community garden. The cafe serves up tasty coffee by Gypsy Espresso, along with healthy breakfast dishes, salad bowls and rolls.

8. Heart Cafe

Lox Stock & Barrel specialises in breakfast, brunch and lunch offering cafe favourites as well as some fantastic coffee. The ‘Rebel Blend’ coffee is seriously smooth and the Rabbit Hole organic teas are full of flavour. If your feeling peckish try the Bowlarama, sprouted quinoa toast, poached eggs, avocado, hummus, kale and seaweed, miso dressing and homemade fermented veggies.

9. Lox Stock & Barrel 

For something a little different on your Bondi coffee run, SHUK BONDI is a bustling spot that serves Israeli-Mediterranean dishes and fresh bread all day. The menu is jam-packed with Israeli and Mediterranean options like the shakshuka, a traditional tomato-based dish with sauce-poached eggs and house-baked bread. Shuk also offers amazing coffee and a variety of pastries and loaves of bread.

10. Shuk Bondi

Gertrude and Alice is a quirky café slash second-hand bookstore that also offers a range of Middle Eastern brekkies, home-made sweet treats and Campos coffee. If your just peckish or on the go, why not snack on blueberry scones with a coffee.

11. Gertrude & Alice Cafe

Umu is one of Bondi’s most iconic vegetarian and plant-based cafe/bar, but that’s not all it is also a food store & wholefoods. Try the Umu omelette, a coconut and turmeric omelette with stir-fried vegetables, lime and ginger dressing. With a variety of salads, sandwiches, wraps and quiches on display as well there’s something for everyone.

12. Umu

La Piadina is the only place in Sydney to buy the northern Italian filled flatbread. The Zizioli brothers have brought this tasty northern Italian meal to Bondi. Fillings include prosciutto, rocket, mozzarella and nduja, a spicy, spreadable Italian sausage. But that’s not all, these Italian brothers not only sell amazing Piadina but they also sell coffee that is consistently excellent.

13. La Piadina

Bondi Trattoria is known for fantastic offering simple Italian food with a strong Mediterranean influence using ingredients from some of Australia’s finest producers. The menu is full of tasty and amazing foods, from an extensive antipasti list to classics like oysters, steak, chips, pizzas and many more.

14. Bondi Trattoria

Rocker is a favourite among Bondi locals, for its Single O and breakfast menu as well as the all-day lunch and dinner menu that’s available from noon. Pastries, cakes, takeaway toasties and brekkie bowls fill the breakfast menu. While lunch and dinner cravings are fulfilled with house-made pasta dishes, steaks and a fresh fish of the day. Apart from amazing Single O coffee, Rocker is also known for its wine list that features old school and new school wines from young and exciting winemakers as well as a short cocktail list that includes a house Negroni and other favourites.

15. Rocker

Orchard St. is known for its comprehensive and holistic offering of food and drinks. The naturopathically curated menu features raw and organic meals and treats, as well as delicious elixirs, fresh cold-pressed juices, superfood smoothies as well as booster shots. The menu here is full of tasty and beneficial meals like anti-inflammatory Indian dosas, which pack cauliflower, pea and zucchini curry inside turmeric-coconut pancakes and many more.

16. Orchard St Organic Juice and Raw Food Elixir Bar

The Pacific Club is an all-day bar and restaurant located in the heart of Bondi. The Pacific Club serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, the menu mixes everyday flavour combinations and native Australian ingredients into their dishes.

17. The Pacific club

The Well is a gym located in Bondi, but don’t let that fool you. They have delicious ready-made meals of breakfast and lunch are available to purchase from the reception area. With a range of different options to choose from and the meals are provided by the team at Bondi Meal Prep.

18. The Well

Bondi Icebergs Club is known for its amazing views, but it should also be noted that the icebergs also has an amazing bistro. Enjoy club favourites like chicken schnitzel and fish and chips, as well as mussels, fettuccini chilli prawns & a vegetarian burger while taking in the panoramic views on offer.

19. Bondi Icebergs Club

Speedos Cafe is all about clean eating and gluten-free foods. On the menu, you’ll find everything from green goodness bowls to egg and bacon on toasted brioche. The Pink Pitaya Bowl with veganola and cocowhip on offer is Instagram-approved as are the colourful meals on offer here.

20. Speedos Cafe

The Nine is much loved for its organic Mediterranean-style menu that serves up delicious plates of goodness along with natural and biodynamic wines, organic cocktails, fresh probiotic juices and luxury teas. Offering all-day breakfast, brunch and lunch, the dishes here a full of flavour and are also pretty to look at.

21. The Nine

Harrys is a much-loved hole-in-the-wall Bondi café, ethical kiosk and bar. The all-day menu is full of tasty favourite brekkie items like hotcakes and fritters. Lunch classics like burgers and salads are also on offers. But that’s not all with kombucha, fresh smoothies and coffee made using V60 filter methods on offer, you’ll be spoiled.

22. Harrys Bondi

Porch and Parlour is a favourite and for good reason, from its amazing food and drinks to its amazing interiors and views. Breakfast includes green pea pancakes with avocado and egg, hash browns with paprika hollandaise and many more. Lunch features salads, burgers and a steak sandwich, while dinner is for steady snacking. Drinks include everything from amazing coffee to a range of wines and cocktails.

23. Porch and Parlour

Bills is a much-loved establishment in Sydney and its Bondi restaurant is no exception. The menu here bursts with fresh flavours and pops of colourful ingredients. From iconic favourites like Bills much-loved ricotta hotcakes with banana and honeycomb butter to bills signature coconut bread, with gravlax, shaved pickled radish, dill, cream cheese and sourdough crostini.

24. Bills

Gusto is an institution since the early 90s, it has kept Bondi locals and visitors caffeinated and well feed. With amazing coffee on offer as well as a deli-style menu with ready-made brekkie rolls, bircher muesli, fresh pies and healthy salads and many more tasty dishes. You’d be crazy not to visit Gusto’s and try some of the best coffee in Bondi.

25. Gusto

Bondi Wholefoods is probably one of the most Instagrammed organic grocers and cafes in Sydney. Known for their pretty smoothie bowls and entirely organic menu. Their extensive menu caters for vegans, gluten intolerant as well as meat-lovers, with acai bowls and paleo bread for brekkie and sandwiches, wraps and salads for lunch. There’s something for everyone here.

26. Bondi Wholefoods

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With an editorial team full of foodies, Man of Many has had the unique opportunity to directly sample and experience the atmosphere of the best spots in Bondi. This list is based on our experience, in-depth research and customer reviews of Bondi cafes. As expert journalists who guide people between competing products and services, we have provided our independent opinion in formulating our selections. You can review our editorial policy here surrounding how we maintain our independence in our editorial reviews.

How Man of Many Chose the Best Bondi Cafes

What is the best acai bowl in Bondi?

You can find an Acai Bowl almost anywhere in Bondi, but the best one can be found at Bondi Wholefoods and The Pacific Club.

What Bondi cafe has the best coffee?

The best coffee in Bondi has to be Chapter One as it's much loved for its specialty coffee, but also La Piadina for its Italian coffee.

What is the best brunch spot in Bondi?

Bondi is known for Brunch as much as it is known for its beach. The best brunch spots in Bondi would have to be Lox Stock & Barrel, Orchard St. and Bondi Trattoria.

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