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

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

180-186 Campbell Parade, Bondi

Heart Cafe

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

95 Roscoe Street, Bondi

The Pacific Club Bondi Beach

Bush ingredients and a design that channels the French Riviera are the hallmarks of this schmick all-day spot.

Ground Floor 182 Campbell Parade, Bondi
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Bondi Hall

The beach outpost for Reuben Hills and Paramount Coffee Project.

1 75-79 Hall Street, Bondi

Rocker

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

5 39-53 Campbell Parade, Bondi
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Porch and Parlour

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

17/110 Ramsgate Avenue, North Bondi
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Panama House

Bottomless brunch is the hallmark of this breezy all-day Latin American eatery.

Shop 104 180-186 Campbell Parade, Bondi

Good One Bondi

This all-day cafe has a dedicated toast menu and makes in-house almond milk and nut butters.

132 Warners Avenue, Bondi

Bills Bondi

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

79 Hall Street, Bondi
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Bennett Street Dairy

Coffee on tap, fresh salads and a bloody good schnitzel burger.

73 Bondi Road, Bondi

Lox Stock and Barrel

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

140 Glenayr Avenue, Bondi
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Coffee Bondi Beach

A purist coffee spot that roasts on site and doesn't offer cow's milk.

135 Curlewis Street, Bondi

Green Dream

A make-your-own salad bar offering NSW’s best ingredients.

Shop 1, The Pacific Building 180-186 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach

Shuk

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

2 Mitchell Street, North Bondi
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Gusto

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

1 16 Hall Street, Bondi

Shop and Wine Bar

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

78 Curlewis Street, Bondi

Harry’s Bar & Dining

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

Shop 2 136 Wairoa Avenue, Bondi

Gertrude & Alice Cafe Bookstore

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

1 46 Hall Street, Bondi

UMU Organic

Do something good for your body.

81a Gould Street, Bondi

Bondi Trattoria

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

34 Campbell Parade, Bondi
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Chapter One Coffee & Wine Room

A beach nook tucked up off the main Bondi drag.

Shop 3 34 Campbell Parade, Bondi

The Nine

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

163 Glenayr Avenue, Bondi
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La Piadina

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

106 Glenayr Avenue, Bondi Beach

The Well

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

78 Campbell Parade, Bondi

Icebergs Terrace

A casual bar and eatery on top of the Icebergs building, with that same famous view.

1 Notts Avenue, Bondi

Bondi Wholefoods

A grocery and cafe with a healthy bent.

30a Hastings Parade , North Bondi