The destination for shore lovers and surfers, Bondi, on Sydney’s eastern coast, is most famous for its iconic beach. The casual-chic neighborhood boasts a bevy of great shops along Gould Street, as well as lovely cafés. Here are some of the best places to check out:
A Quick Bite
The always-bustling Bondi Beach outpost of the Sydney chain serves café classics like avocado toast and ricotta hotcakes. 79 Hall St.
With floor-to-ceiling windows affording panoramic views of Bondi Beach, this beach club has a dining room that serves excellent Mediterranean food.
This beach-shack-cum-restaurant is a Sunday brunch institution, dishing up Italian home cooking made with fresh ingredients.
This grab-and-go, plant-based café sells healthful “elixirs,” casual fare like avocado toast and delicious vegan desserts. Corner of Brighton Blvd. & Wairoa Ave.
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PLAYA by Lucy Folk
The baby-pink boutique offers beach-ready attire, playful jewelry and fabulous sunglasses. Shop 3, 11-13 Hall St.
This upscale shop stocks major international labels, including Acne, Ganni and Alexander Wang. Shop 11, The Beach House, 178 Campbell Parade
This boutique sells natural home and body products, such as essential oils and lotion. 76 Gould St.
This is the spot for light linen pieces for men and women. 1/94-96 Gould St.
Inspired by the effortless elegance of French women, the slip dresses and feminine lace blouses here are wardrobe staples. 2/75 Gould St.
Love Stories Intimates
Stocked with lingerie, sleepwear and swimwear, this is a go-to for delicate apparel. Shop 5/157 Curlewis St.
Sydney is known for its many weekend markets, where you can browse looks from fledgling designers, vintage clothing, furniture, jewelry and knickknacks. The Bondi Beach one is a favorite, open Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Campbell Parade
Bronte to Bondi Coastal Walk
This coastal trail affords lovely views. It takes about 40 minutes to complete, ending up at Bondi Beach, where hikers can indulge in drinks or lunch at Icebergs or Sean’s Panorama.
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