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Your Local Guides

Our locals share their top 5 spots in Bondi

Luke and Scott

Healthy Chefs @trainer_luke/@scottyfit

Vanessa

Mobile Hairdresser @vanessadeluca

Brad

Photographer/Lifeguard @bradmalyon

Annalise

Model / Designer @annalisewithlove

Grant

Manager, Gelato Messina @grantus83
Meet

Luke and Scott

@trainer_luke/@scottyfit

Luke Hines teamed up with good friend and trainer Scott Gooding to become the "healthy chefs" on the 2013 series of My Kitchen Rules. Since the show the two have collaborated on two health books with two more coming out late 2014. As a team they continue to inspire Australia to live and strive for optimal health. 

Luke & Scott's top spots
Bondi Wholefoods1/30A Hastings Pde, North Bondi
The health emporium263 – 265 Bondi Rd, Bondi
Paleo Cafe310-330 Oxford St, Bondi Junction
Sefa kitchen4/95 Gould St, Bondi Beach
Henley's Wholefoods9/310-330 Oxford St, Bondi Junction

Bondi Wholefoods

1/30A Hastings Pde, North Bondi

Love this place with its friendly staff, diverse range of groceries and interesting healthy breakfast menu.

My favourite

The slow cooked lamb for lunch is phenomenal.

More Info www.bondiwholefoods.com.au
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The health emporium

263 – 265 Bondi Rd, Bondi

Home to arguably the best smoothies in Australia. Tailor make your own or grab one from the menu and your body will be thanking you for it. All the staff walk the walk and talk the talk when it comes to health.

My favourite

The chocolate energy smoothie. (Coconut water, banana, chia seeds, avo, almonds, dates and cocoa)

More Info www.healthemporium.com.au

Paleo Cafe

Oxford St, Bondi Junction

This is what the world needs more of, Paleo cafes that are affordable and delicious.

My favourite

They do a fantastic crispy pork belly for lunch that cannot be beat

More Info www.paleo-cafe.com.au

Sefa kitchen

4/95 Gould St, Bondi Beach

In my mind the tastiest restaurant in Bondi. Highly recommended. Its consistently great with amazing middle eastern flavours and the service is always super friendly. Nothing better than an outside table watching the world go by and people watching winter or summer. 

My favourite

The slow cooked lamb shoulder

More Info www.sefakitchen.com

Henley's Wholefoods

9/310-330 Oxford St, Bondi Junction

Such great service, fantastic open kitchen, and an always evolving menu with premium produce.

My favourite

I always opt for one of the great salads with a serve of the protein of the day.

More Info www.facebook.com/henleyswholefoods
5 / 5
Meet

Vanessa Deluca

@vanessadeluca

I'm a professional hair and make-up stylist, my mobile business allows me the flexibility to pursue my passion for healthy living and enjoy the things I love including yoga, art, music and relaxing on beautiful Bondi Beach.

Vanessa's top spots
Panama house251 Bondi Rd, Bondi
Bondi Wholefoods30 Hastings Pde, North Bondi
Dharma Shala108 Brighton Blv, North Bondi
Bondi Hardware39 Hall St, Bondi Beach
The BeachBondi Beach, Sydney NSW

Panama house

251 Bondi Rd Bondi

Everything is good here breakfast, lunch or dinner. Cool atmosphere and staff. Great coffee.

My favourite

My favourite are the tacos, I can't go past them. But I've heard the Panama burger is a must try also.

More Info www.panamahouse.com.au
1 / 5

Bondi Wholefoods

30 Hastings Pde, North Bondi

Amazing cafe and health food store. All things organic or even biodynamic. You can sit in the courtyard for breakfast or lunch or you can just get your health food fix from the store.

My favourite

My favourite is the Pina Colada smoothy from the cafe.

More Info www.bondiwholefoods.com.au

Dharma Shala

108 Brighton Blv, North Bondi

Bondi's most understated underrated yoga studio. Its really chilled out with a mix of beginners and true yogi's. The teachers are welcoming and attentive.

My favourite

No favourites with this place. It's all round a great experience.

More Info www.dharmashala.com.au

Bondi Hardware

39 Hall St, Bondi Beach

Buzzing atmosphere. The place is always packed. The menu is really good especially the cocktail menu.

My favourite

If you get hungry later but still want to drink at a nice place with a group you can order pizza past 10pm.

More Info www.bondi-hardware.com.au

The Beach

Bondi Beach, Sydney NSW

My favourite place in Bondi and the reason I live here. I go to the beach at every opportunity I get. I love being in the sun and the ocean.

My favourite

I like it best when I can find a quiet spot so I tend to avoid the weekends unless its a quick early morning dip.

5 / 5
Meet

Brad Malyon

@bradmalyon

A Bondi Rescue Lifeguard, ocean art photographer and surfer – Brad lives and breathes Bondi. His day begins with snapping the sunrise action, a coffee at his local and a quick surf. All before he hits the sand to work on one of the best beaches in the world.

Brad's top spots
Chapter One Coffee & Wine Bar3/34 Campbell Pde, Bondi Beach
Bondi Bather86 Gould St, Bondi Beach
Jo and Willy’s Depot Café286 Campbell Pde, North Bondi
The Bucket ListQueen Elizabeth Dr, Bondi Beach
The Bondi MarketsBondi Public School, Campbell Pde, Bondi Beach

Chapter One Coffee
& Wine Bar

3/34 Campbell Pde, Bondi Beach

Chapter One is a friendly place that makes you feel right at home. The staff are always so happy and the coffee and food is simply fantastic. During the evenings it is the perfect spot to take in the view of Bondi and enjoy a relaxing wine with your loved ones or friends.

My favourite

The bircher muesli with berry and yogurt breakfast special.

More Info http://chapter-one.com.au/
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Bondi Bather

86 Gould St, Bondi Beach

Now if you want to take a little bit of Bondi back home with you then make sure you check out this store. Bondi Bather has a gorgeous range of bikinis and boardies with super cool prints of iconic Bondi images.

My favourite

What makes it even more rad is that they are my photos! So pop in and have look!

More Info www.bondibather.com

Jo & Willy's
Depot Café

286 Campbell Pde, North Bondi

For breakfast or brunch this local North Bondi hang will really set off your taste buds. Kick off your day with everybody’s favourite.

My favourite

The mixed berry pancakes followed by a swim at Bondi. Be careful not to sink with that yummy full belly.

More info (02) 9300 0077

The Bucket List

Queen Elizabeth Dr, Bondi Beach

There is nothing better than having a nice cold beer at the beach after a fun day in the sun. This place has it all going on – It pretty much rocks! This is the spot to kick off your night in Bondi.

My favourite

Live bands and DJ’s and did I mention the ice cold buckets of coronas?

More Info www.thebucketlistbondi.com

The Bondi Markets

Bondi Public School, Campbell Pde, Bondi Beach

If you feel like having a lazy Sunday afternoon stroll then this is the ideal plan. Grab a gelato somewhere along the beach front then head over to the markets and get lost in all of the cool and trendy markets stalls.

My favourite

Your guaranteed to pick up a bargain.

More Info www.bondimarkets.com.au
5 / 5
Meet

Annalise Braakensiek

@annalisewithlove

Known for her work as a model, actress and television personality, Annalise is one of Australia’s most multi faceted celebrities. An internationally recognised covergirl and Logie Award nominee, Annalise is also a keen jewellery, sleepwear and lingerie designer, (her collections are available exclusively at BIGW www.bigw.com.au ) vegetarian chef and entrepreneur, whose passion for healthy living, the environment and animal rights shines through in all she does.

Annalise top spots
The BeachBondi Beach, Sydney
IcebergsLevel 3/1 Notts Ave, Bondi
Bondi to Clovelly Coastal Walk1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach
Panama House251 Bondi Rd, Bondi
TONI & GUY70 Hall St, Bondi

The Beach

Bondi Beach, Sydney

I'm a beach girl, and I'm so grateful to call Bondi Beach my home. It's my sanctuary… the place I love to swim, frolic, exercise, meditate, relax, unwind, surf appallingly on my beloved mal and hang out with friends.

My favourite

Listening to the waves crashing, white sand, sunshine… it's all gooooood!

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Icebergs

Level 3/1 Notts Ave, Bondi

Exquisite food and service, with the most beautiful view imaginable. Any excuse to go there… romantic dinners, girly lunches, work meetings or drinks and nibbles at the bar.

My favourite

The number 8 cocktail is my fav cocktail, their sommelier is very knowledgeable with wines and they have quite a good preservative free list. I've never had a bad meal, it's all delish!

More Info www.idrb.com

Bondi to Clovelly
Coastal Walk

1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach

This is the most beautiful way to embrace the day. I do it rain, hail or shine.

My favourite

What can I say, if you've done it you will know! If not, do eeeet. Ridiculously beautiful coastline, fresh air…just heaven!

More Info bonditocoogeewalk.com.au

Panama House

251 Bondi Rd, Bondi

My mate Kappa owns Panama House, The Corner House and The Shop. I love all of them but Panama House is the one I frequent most as I love their brekkie / brunch.

My favourite

Huevos Rancheros and the Breakfast Tacos, both are gluten free and you can get it dairy free too…so I'm a happy gal!

More Info www.panamahouse.com.au

TONI & GUY

70 Hall St, Bondi

Kelly and the girls look after my locks tremendously! When I'm under the pump this is practically my second home ha ha. If I'm not working I don't do a thing to my hair, but clearly if I'm modelling, shooting TV or working the red carpet, Toni & Guy is my helpline.

My favourite

Everything! Miriam does a fab natural colour, they are so mindful to look after the health of your hair, not just the aesthetics, and I love the fact that they're around the corner from my place.

More Info www.toniandguy.com.au
5 / 5
Meet

Grant Moorhouse

@grantus83

I'm Grant, I'm the manager of Gelato Messina Bondi and from West Yorkshire in the UK. I was originally in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa in 2009 but came back this year as a permanent resident. I live here with my wife, Amy, and we’re eagerly awaiting the birth of our first child in the new year!

Grant's top spots
Gertrude and Alice Café Bookstore46 Hall St, Bondi Beach
Ribs & BurgersShop 4, 61-79 Hall St, Bondi Beach
La Piadina106 Glenayr Ave, Bondi Beach
British Sweets & TreatsShop 6, Bronka Arc, 157-165 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction
Bondi to Coogee coastal walk1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach

Gertrude &
Alice Café Bookstore

46 Hall St, Bondi Beach

This kooky combined coffee shop and bookstore is a fantastic place to sit down with a book and enjoy a few moments of relaxation during a busy day. This, to me, is Bondi - independent, cool and laid back. A café with soul!

My favourite

Being surrounded by hoards of books, and that the tea is served in vintage tea cups

More Info gertrudeandalice.com.au
1 / 5

Ribs & Burgers

Shop 4, 61-79 Hall St, Bondi Beach

It’s only just opened but this is already a firm favourite and the place I get my lunch most days! The ribs are to die for and the burgers are juicy and generous, with every variety you could wish for. For meat lovers, this place is Heaven!

My favourite

You can’t beat the Mexican Chilli burger - I like my food with a bit of a kick!

More Info ribsandburgers.com.au

La Piadina

106 Glenayr Ave, Bondi Beach

I like a good coffee, and this has to be the best I’ve found in Bondi. It’s a small, homely, Italian café that uses fresh ingredients and makes Italian flatbread “the way it’s supposed to be” (or so I’m told)! Either way, I’m hooked!

My favourite

Flatbread with bresola, pecorino and rocket ($11) - big enough to share and absolutely delicious!

More Info www.lapiadina.com.au

British Sweets & Treats

Shop 6, Bronka Arc, 157-165 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction

When you’re a English boy, a long way from home, there is nothing better than stepping into this shop and checking out all of your favourite chocolate bars, tea, coffee and biscuits! When I need a little taster of home, this is where I go.

My favourite

It’s got to be the Galaxy chocolate bars - Australian chocolate tastes weird, so I get my fix here instead!

More Info www.britishsweets.com.au

Bondi to Coogee
coastal walk

1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach

Every time we have visitors from the UK, this is the first thing we suggest - it’s an amazing stretch of coastline that reminds me of why I’m here. Australia’s such a beautiful country, and this 6km walk sums it all up for me.

My favourite

It sounds cheesy, but I just love sitting and looking out into the distance over the huge, expansive ocean - it’s very humbling, and makes me feel very grateful that I’m here.

More Info bonditocoogeewalk.com.au
5 / 5
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