It’s that time of year again – we’re all (hopefully) taking some time off and looking forward to kicking back and relaxing. Luckily for us, some of the best cafes and restaurants in town are still shaking the pans and grinding the coffee, lest we all fade away over the summer break.

Note: We recommend calling before you head over, just to make sure that times haven’t changed… we can’t blame people for wanting to take a surf break.

RESTAURANTS

Monopole: closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day

Mexico Food & Liquor: closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day
Ananas: closed Christmas Day

Pony Lounge & Dining (Neutral Bay): closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year's Day; open for dinner on January 2

Pony Lounge & Dining (The Rocks): closed Christmas Day

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Gowings Bar & Grill: closed Christmas Day in the evening only

Bishop Sessa: closed December 23–27 & New Year’s Day

North Bondi Italian Food: closed Christmas Day

Neild Avenue: closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day

Yulli's: closed December 24, Christmas Day & December 31

Misschu Bondi: closed Christmas Day

Misschu Opera Kitchen: closed Christmas Day


CAFES

Bean Drinking: closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day

Armchair collective: closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day

The Boathouse Palm Beach: closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day

Baffi & Mo: closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day

Bocata: closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day

Gather on the Green: closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day

Kepos Street kitchen: closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day

Parlour Lane Roasters: closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day

The Source Espresso Bar: closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day; open 7am–noon New Year’s Day

Sonoma Bakery Cafes (all 5 locations): closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day

Sparrow Gelato & Espresso: closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day

St Jude: closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, December 27 & New Year’s Day

Shenkin: open every day

Story Espresso: closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day; open mornings all other days (except Sundays)