Weekend brunching is almost a religion for the Bondi set. For some, it’s a chance to throw on their designer best, fashion a top-knot and wander to a local hot spot to debrief with friends. For others, it’s a great recovery destination after their morning workout. Either way, one thing we all have in common in the Bondi bubble; we are huge food and coffee aficionados. Here is your local’s guide for where to find the breakfast in Bondi.
Where to Find the Best Breakfast in Bondi
The Shop and Wine Bar
Once you try Shuk, you’ll want to make it a regular weekend brunch spot. On a busy corner in North Bondi, you’ll find their tables are always packed with locals.
Shuk serves up a menu made from beautiful fresh ingredients with a selection of dishes influenced by Arabic, Turkish, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean flavours.
It’s impressive and equally delicious. There’s something for everyone with allergy-friendly options and dishes suitable for vegans, Paleos, and carb-lovers.
We love “The cured” (salmon, 60/60 egg, sweet potato & quinoa croquettes, mix leaf, dill sour cream, almonds & chives).
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Porch and Parlour
Perched on the bend at the northern end of the esplanade, Porch and Parlour has a view of the beach and beyond. It is a quintessential Bondi hipster hangout with the food sensibility to back it up.
The coffee hits the mark but the green juices and rice milk smoothies should be on your list – served in mason jars of course. Porch caters really well for the gluten-free and whole foods diner and their food is made with a lot to love.
The Green Pea Pancake is legendary, the simple Smashed Eggs on sprouted gluten-free bread is delicious, as is the nourishing Green Breaky Bowl with eggs, avocado, and quinoa.
The menu won’t disappoint, but if you hate to wait, put your Porch party shoes on early on the weekends. It’s a popular local hangout.
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Lox Stock and Barrel
Lox Stock really has a feeling reminiscent of a New York deli. From the communal table to the trendy crowd, there’s a buzz about this place. The menu is based on the owners’ Jewish heritage, with an honest ‘farm to plate’ philosophy.
For brunch, there is a wide range of homemade baked goods, eggs any style with add ons. But my pick? The beautifully nourishing Bowlarama (sprouted quinoa toast, poached eggs, avocado, hummus, kale & seaweed, miso dressing & homemade fermented veggies).
It’s got everything a clean eater could ask for but bear in mind it’s big – so it’s the perfect option to share.
Icebergs Terrace Cafe
With arguably the best view in South Bondi, Icebergs Terrace is the perfect brunch spot following a morning beach workout or a swim in the outdoor pool.
Picnic tables bathed in sunlight are dotted around the terrace on the Icebergs rooftop, each offering undisturbed views out through the headlands. The atmosphere is casual, relaxed, and local.
Fresh coconuts, Vittoria organic coffee, smoothies and cold-pressed juices will quench your thirst.
To nourish, there’s a short but sweet menu with a focus on fresh, organic ingredients and consideration for the gluten, dairy, or sugar-free clientele. Try the eggs, fresh fruit salad, or a Quinoa Coconut Porridge.
These are just a few of our picks for the best breakfast in Bondi. A dynamic and busy beachside suburb there are always new Bondi cafes on the horizon. So, we will try to update you as often as we can.
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