Jo Power navigates the droves of Sydney eateries to find the cream of the crop.
Bondi Beach has the same problem that plagues the dining scene of most popular beaches quantity over quality. The streets are crowded with cafes that often serve sub-par food and overcharge hungry tourists.
So where do the locals eat? There are heaps of havens for those who are in-the-know, but weve hand-picked five of our favourite places to eat in Bondi Beach.
If we had the authority, wed create a new suburb for Bangkok Bites and name it Flavour Town. Everything on the menu is a darn flavour fest! The servings are giant and very shareable, making it great value for money for a group of family or friends. As for recommendations, remember that Massaman curry you had awhile ago? The one you thought was really good? Bet you that Bangkok Bites slow-simmered Massaman Beef is better.
95 Hall St, Bondi Beach NSW 2026 | (02) 9300 8999 | www.bangkokbites.com.au
Lox Stock & Barrel
This stylish spot takes its cue from the legendary delis of New York City. During the day, diners munch on bagels topped with egg salad, Reuben fixings, smoked lox and more, plus people love LSBs house-baked treats. Come evening, hungry folks flock for the eaterys share platters, tapas dishes and unique desserts. Best paired with wine, of course!
140 Glenayr Avenue, Bondi Beach NSW 2026 | (02) 9300 0368 |www.loxstockandbarrel.com.au
Bennet Street Dairy
Nestled in one of the less-beachy and more-neighbourhoody areas of Bondi, Bennet Street Dairy is one of the newer cafes on the block. It was an instant hit with locals, who were won over by the cafs creative farm-to-table dishes and sensational coffee. The owner is against pre-made and cant stand clutter, two preferences that result in fresh food and a fit out thats comfortable but minimal. Also, MILKSHAKES!
70 Bondi Road, Bondi NSW 2026 |www.bennettstdiary.com.au
The day menu and the night menu at Chapter One are like day and night. Daytime offerings include delicious brunch favourites like brekkie rolls (including the famous T.A.F.E, labelled as Bondis Favourite Breakfast!), big bowls of granola and more. Later on, Chapter One transforms into an izakaya with a dinner menu of beautiful Japanese sharing dishes and sake.
Shop 3, 34 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach NSW 2026 | (02) 9130 1651