The days start early in Bondi. Get out shortly after sunrise and you'll spot numerous surfers, swimmers and people on their way to yoga. And of course, walkers and runners tackling the picturesque Bondi to Bronte route.

By mid-morning the area's cafes swell with people enjoying the salty breeze and refuelling post-exercise. The menus mostly lean healthy – don't expect to find too many burgers, or desserts masquerading as breakfast dishes. Kombucha, fresh juices and acai bowls are much more Bondi's style. Here are our favourite spots to take it all in.

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Side Room

Cafe

A smoothie and salad bar that’s keen on Australian native ingredients.

180-186 Campbell Parade, Bondi

Heart Cafe

Cafe

Order coffee, a sandwich or breakfast here and you’re helping unemployed youth.

95 Roscoe Street, Bondi

Rocker

Cafe

Coffee and a sandwich? Or a Negroni and some oysters? This spot does both equally well.

5 39-53 Campbell Parade, Bondi

Porch and Parlour

Cafe

A classic beachside all-rounder, from morning to night.

17/110 Ramsgate Avenue, North Bondi

Bills Bondi

Cafe

The beachside outpost for one of Sydney’s seminal cafes.

79 Hall Street, Bondi

Bennett Street Dairy

Cafe

Coffee on tap, fresh salads and a roaring cookie dough trade.

73 Bondi Road, Bondi

Lox Stock and Barrel

Cafe

For bagels and all kinds of pickled, cured and smoked New York deli-style dishes.

140 Glenayr Avenue, Bondi

Shuk

Cafe

This cafe takes inspiration from Israel’s well-known market places.

2 Mitchell Street, North Bondi

Gusto

Cafe

A local institution that's been going for more than two decades.

1 16 Hall Street, Bondi

Shop and Wine Bar

Bar

Open for 16 hours a day, with no break in food service.

78 Curlewis Street, Bondi

Harry’s Bar & Dining

Cafe

A family-friendly spot that’s been looking after locals since 1997.

Shop 2 136 Wairoa Avenue, Bondi
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Gertrude & Alice Cafe Bookstore

Cafe

Quality coffees and rare books in what locals call their “Hotel California”.

1 46 Hall Street, Bondi

Bondi Trattoria

Cafe

Extensive antipasti, breakfast, and a range of classics from a celebrated chef.

34 Campbell Parade, Bondi

Chapter One Coffee & Wine Room

Cafe

A beach nook tucked up off the main Bondi drag.

Shop 3 34 Campbell Parade, Bondi

The Nine

Cafe

Mediterranean, organic, with Five Senses coffee and a beautiful fit-out.

163 Glenayr Avenue, Bondi
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La Piadina

Cafe

A tiny eatery specialising in piadinas, the Italian version of gozleme.

106 Glenayr Avenue, Bondi Beach

The Well

Cafe

A “wellness concierge” that includes a gym with sweeping beach views and a farm-to-plate cafe.

78 Campbell Parade, Bondi

Icebergs Terrace x Ketel One Botanical

Bar

Soak in some of the best views of Australia's most iconic beach while sipping botanical cocktails and eating freshly shucked oysters and burgers. This pop-up is back for its second summer.

1 Notts Avenue, Bondi

Lox in a Box

Cafe

A hole-in-the-wall spot where you can grab chewy bagels stuffed with cured salmon or salted beef, with a side of crisps and pickles. Or grab house-made egg dip and schmears to take home.

2/96 Glenayr Avenue, Bondi

Orchard Street Elixir Bar

Cafe

Wellness as preached by a naturopath and herbalist.

2 Brighton Boulevard, Bondi

The Crabbe Hole

Cafe

A low-key cafe with pool and ocean views and a small menu, where standard coffees are double-shot.

1 Notss Avenue, Bondi