As Bondi locals, we asked Katia Santilli and her best friend (and co-founder of Nimble Activewear) Vera Yan to share their favourite cafes and restaurants in the Eastern Suburbs.
The Depot serves a killer all day brunch menu including loaded quinoa salads and perfect pancakes. It’s just across from Bondi beach so perfect for a post-swim breakfast.
The Bondi outpost of this Italian eatery is a local favourite for us. The pasta is handmade every day, and the wine list changes monthly.
Perfectly fresh and sustainably sourced sushi, served in a fun restaurant across from the ocean. Raw Bar has been a Bondi institution since it opened in 1995.
Totti’s is an obvious one, and for a very good reason. The leafy courtyard feels like Italy, and the incredible Italian-inspired menu is made for sharing, so it’s perfect for a group of friends.
Lox Stock & Barrel is a European-inspired deli style cafe on a Bondi backstreet. The passionate team behind this tiny Bondi favourite harness traditional artisanal skills, so food is cured, pickled and baked on site.
To compliment the amazing fitness classes, meditations and holistic therapies, this Bondi health club and gym offers protein shakes, iced teas and ready-made takeaway meals approved by the nutrition team at Bondi Meal Prep.
This Bondi cafe is always overflowing with people and music – the vibe is busy and fun and the food is perfect. They make their sprouted gluten free bread on site, and the toastie is loaded with kimchi and Japanese mayo.
This Bronte cafe does classic contemporary Aussie favourites, and does them really well. The avo toast comes on Iggy’s bread from the iconic bakery next door, and the brekky burger comes with perfectly fried halloumi and homemade Huxton’s relish.
Another Bronte favourite, Eugene’s serves creative, colourful, healthy meals inspired by the seasons and made from primarily locally sourced ingredients.
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