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Cafe Bondi

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€€ - €€€
Bondi Beach
Cafe, Australian
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Shop 1 14 16 O'Brien St, Bondi, New South Wales 2026, Australia
+61 2 9300 6688
06:00 - 21:00
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Watsons Bay, Australia
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162 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed some excellent entrees followed by main course of chicken Zhang Bai and Wagyu Black Bean. The Wagyu choice was a mistake as it was bland, but that is the nature of black bean dishes. The chicken was sensational and authentic. Very spices the way it should be. Service was helpful and attentive. Going back to explore the menu.

Thank Roger B
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

What a lovely welcoming bistro, handy for all accommodation, reasonably priced and with a range of choices on their menu for breakfast or lunch.

Thank Tony M
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Went in for a lunchtime sandwich. Had a steak sandwich on turkish, which was absolutely devine & also had some prawn dumplings which surpassed expectations.

Thank annevR6979VV
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Came for the dumplings for dinner. I'd recommend getting quite a few starters rather than a main course. The duck pancakes, bbq pork buns etc were lovely but wasn't too keen on the main dishes. The CB Chicken had far too many bones and the schezuan chicken was just full of dried chilli's and also very dry, there was no... More 

1 Thank Mancmaz
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

A large variety of operation especially on breakfast. We tried surfers, Bondi hush and Heathy Bondi, all went well above expectation ( what would you expect from a cafe anyway :)) Waiters, especially a mid aged man, are also need to be highlighted. He was very helpful and get exactly what we want without any extra, others came to check... More 

Thank Gerry W
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I'm a regular customer of this place. I've invited a few friends and they loved everything about this place. The dumplings are superb, the duck rice arrgh is amazing and the fried eggplant is my fave!

Thank rjhuerta
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101 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Service is exemplary at this Bondi institution. In the evenings , handsome Christian greets you and goes through the menu, helping you choose from the myriad of delicious choices. Dumplings are a specialty here and should be sampled as shared plates. You can't go wrong.The main dishes we devoured and thoroughly enjoyed were a spicy prawn dish and a tenderloin... More 

Thank mirike123
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

We've been to Cafe Bondi a few times now, the dumplings are great! Matched by consistently good friendly service, we highly recommend this place for a good cheap eat and a pleasant dining experience.

Thank Ehcor
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Though out of the hurly-burly there is lots to watch as you partake of reasonably priced salads and other meals.

Thank 366jmc2015
Sydney, Australia
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110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Both the dumplings and the dishes from the à la carte menu were great. Waiter was especially helpful even though it was a very busy Monday evening. The Singapore chili prawns was cooked to perfection, the slow cooked pork belly was very tender and my children lapped up the sauce with their rice, and the wok tossed lamb had just... More 

Thank Tony Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Australian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 1 14 16 O'Brien St, Bondi, New South Wales 2026, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Bondi>  > Bondi Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Bondi Beach
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9300 6688

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Bondi Beach

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Bondi Beach
An iconic Australian suburb, Bondi Beach is famous for its fantastic beaches and views. Once the domain of backpackers, hundreds of tourists from all over the world descend en masse to Bondi in December ready to enjoy the "Aussie summer". Bondi Beach boasts impressive ocean views all along the many restaurants and bars on Campbell Parade. Wake up early and take a dip in the surf before walking the scenic stretch from Bondi to Coogee Beach. Stroll through the Saturday organic markets in North Bondi or grab some fish and chips and relax in the grassy area opposite the beach. For more upscale cuisine, head down to Hall Street where a range of new eateries have recently opened. Just make sure to save enough energy for the buzzing nightlife Bondi Beach has to offer.
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