Make the most of the tail end of summer and zoom in on Sydney’s eastern suburbs for a look at the best beachside cafes.
Whether it’s a grab and go or kick back and chill, you are guaranteed some great beachy views at these cafes.
Shop 2, 136 Wairoa Ave, Bondi
In 1997, a bolt hole named Harry’s Espresso started serving coffee to the Bondi locals. A stone’s throw to the beach, Harry’s fast became an institution. In 2015, owners Harry and Chris decided to expand. They purchased the next-door laundromat and created a bustling eatery serving up fresh, healthy produce and the finest beans, 7 days a week.
126 Ramsgate Ave, North Bondi
Speedo’s is, obviously, named after the iconic Australian swimwear brand that became famous in the 1920s. Fast forward a few years, the namesake hotspot is now known as the world’s most #instagrammable café. The view is epic, the food is a work of art and it’s Bondi!
The Crabbe Hole
Poolside @ Bondi Icebergs
Perched directly above the Bondi Icebergs pool, you could easily lose yourself in the spectacular views. Zone out as you watch the swimmers punch out their morning laps. Operating since 2007 and located in the 90-year-old Icebergs, you will be hard-pressed to find a better spot to start the day.
Porch and Parlour
17-18/110 Ramsgate Ave, North Bondi
Fresh out of the waves, throw the surfboard under your arm and head straight to Porch. The food here is not only scrumptious but extremely healthy. The green pea pancake is the signature dish at this cool, rustic café on the hill in Bondi.
The Bogey Hole
473 Bronte Road, Bronte Beach
With so many great Bronte cafes to choose from, why choose just one? But if we were forced to decide, we’d settle in for a morning at The Bogey Hole, enjoying the homemade muffins, cakes, and treats they’ve been serving up since 1993.
Camp Cove Kiosk
Camp Cove Beach
Camp Cove marks the site where the First Fleet spent the night prior to landing in Sydney Cove in 1788. Today, it is one of the most stylish beaches in Sydney. The Kiosk, adorned in bright inflatables and Turkish towels, is serving up dukkah eggs and next level smashed avo. Sip on a lychee icy and lap up the luxe.
Cnr Clovelly Rd and Victory St, Bundock Park, Clovelly Beach.
Families flock to Clovelly as it is one of the smallest and most protected beaches in the Eastern Suburbs. When the tummies start to grumble, head straight up to Seasalt. Whether you hit the kiosk for a grab and go, or kick back for a leisurely weekend morning meal, this café is a true destination. With its northeast position, this popular eatery gets sun all year round.
275 Arden St, Coogee
Open 7 days a week from 6:00 am, The Little Kitchen is full of warmth and smiles. Each plate is carefully constructed and made with love, and you take a dip at McIver’s Ladies Baths.
169 Dolphin St, Coogee
Sitting at the edge of Coogee Beach, this building has a long history stretching back to 1887. Formerly known as ‘The Coogee Palace’, this site was once home to Swimming Baths and an Aquarium. With a lick of paint and a fancy fit-out, ‘The Pav’ is another Merivale success story. This a buzzing atmosphere filled with fun and the giant Scrabble and Jenga will keep the kids busy while you feast.
Tamarama Beach Café
19 Tamarama Marine Drive, Tamarama
This architecturally designed pavilion is a showpiece on one of Sydney’s most prized beaches. An ideal place to chill under the umbrellas, be at one with the ocean, and devour your smoked salmon bagel! It is also conveniently positioned along the Bondi to Bronte coastal track if you need a quick bit of sustenance to break up the walk.
Greycliffe Avenue, Nielsen Park, Vaucluse
The Nielsen rests against the backdrop of a heritage-listed site in Greycliffe Avenue, Vaucluse. Once known as Vaucluse Park, this was originally the traditional land of the Birrabirragal Aboriginal People. Today people come from near and far to soak up the atmosphere. There are two breaky options here, go casual at the kiosk or dine in the restaurant for a special occasion. Immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquillity of this little Eastern gem.