Cam Price and Joe Pags ran their first cafe, Brooklands Coffee Co., together out of a window on Bondi’s Gould Street. After further success in a Martin Place kiosk, they realised their passion for vegan and sustainable food with Zeitgeist. Their newest venture, Coffee Bondi Beach, occupies a small, 100-year-old retail space. It’s just a short walk from where they first began.

Coffee Bondi Beach is a place where coffee lovers and those interested in sustainable food could gather. It’s also a roastery. Price and Pags take customers behind the machine to demonstrate coffee-making techniques. They offer full transparency regarding the source of their beans, and collaborate with suppliers such as Reuben Hills. They also have an online bean delivery service: MyCOFFEE.

The most unique thing about Coffee Bondi Beach is it doesn’t use cow’s milk. Instead, Coffee Bondi Beach uses a distinct almond-and-macadamia blend produced at Zeitgeist Mylk Bar, the sister store around the corner.

The interior is minimal, with a Japanese influence. Designer Liam Mugavin led the cafe’s look, collaborating with artisans from Adelaide design collective, Jam Factory. The furniture and floors are American oak. Everything inside the store is handmade, from the tiles along the front window, to the ceramic mugs and blown-glass silos of coffee beans.

There’s also coffee on tap – a lightly sparkling refreshment that tastes halfway between filter and cold brew coffee. Try the Shaken, Not Steamed, a coffee and mylk concoction made in a shaker.

Updated: April 28th, 2020

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