The Best Cafes in Bondi You Must Visit in 2023
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The Best Cafes in Bondi For 2024

By Kanebridge News
Wed, Mar 10, 2021 12:39pmGrey Clock 4 min

1. Lox in Box

Lox in Box

Lox In Box is a tiny place—grab freshly made bagels, to take away with dips and schmears or ask for one of their selections of traditional bagels stuffed with salmon or salted beer or the more exotic Chicken Katsu Sandwich, Gaytime Sandwich, the buffalo schnitz. Bagel, buffalo schnitz (chicken, tofu of halloumi) labne ranch, cheese, lettuce, carrots and pickles.

Perfect for a quick bite as this shop offers takeaway with a few spots to sit outside. Friendly staff and quick service, all made to order.


Shop 2/96 Glenayr Ave, North Bondi NSW 2026



2. Bills Bondi

Bills Bondi

Bills is a Sydney institution, and the Bondi Beach branch does not disappoint. Bright modern interior open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Breakfast classics include coconut bread, ricotta hotcakes, sweet corn frit and a full range of egg dishes.

Brunch and Lunch include most of the breakfast offers, as well as black lentil couscous, chicken schnitzel, crispy chicken burger, beef burger, coconut curry, chicken salad – all very fresh and light.

Dinner The Korean chicken was heavy but very tasty.

Full drinks list Bloody Mary’s and the margaritas are phenomenal!


79 Hall Street Bondi Beach NSW 2026



 02 8412 0700

3. Bondi Trattoria

Bondi Trattoria

Bondi Trattoria is an Italian restaurant with a Mediterranean influence, and it is a Bondi institution having occupied the southern end of Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach for over 34 years.

Bondi Trattoria’s menu is based in Italy—offering pasta and pizza classics as well as elegantly presented seafood and meat mains. The Balmain Bugs are a treat the

Th​​e sauce was zesty (which we mopped up with extra bread) and the bugs had that tender springy bounce to its flesh. The cheese pieces were amazing as well. The gnocchi offerings are another standout

Bondi Trattoria offers a wide selection of aperitifs, cocktails, beers and digestifs including Australian vermouths and spirits, Italian beers and Australian craft beers. Wines from Italy and Italian varietals grown in Australia dominate the wine list. BYO offered bottled wine and champagne only.


34 Campbell Parade Bondi Beach, NSW 2026 



(02) 9365 4303

4. Shuk


There are three Shuk operations in Bondi, the restaurant, the bakery and the falafel. Shuk offers Israeli food directly influenced by its surrounding Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines. Shuk emphasises the use of fresh produce and dishes that promise a flavour of Israel mixed with modern favourites.

Shuk’s Bondi locations are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We use the freshest produce and dishes that promise a flavour of Israel, mixed with modern favourites, Shuk Eggs, falafel, hummus, shakshuka and more. Generous servings, Perfectly cooked eggs. Other dishes coming out of the kitchen looked great. The bacon and egg rolls looked especially popular.

Shuck Bakery offers everything baked from scratch. Turkish bread dipped in Hummus and sourdough is very popular. The Shawarma, Shakshuka and bagels are excellent. Most businesses are take-away but this spot is for eat in. 

Shuk Falafel offers delicious hummus bowls, Falafel, Sabich, Schnitzel and specialty cauliflower Shawarma. Mostly take away, but there are spots for eating in.


  • Shuk at 2 Mitchell St North Bondi
  • Shuk Bakery at 40 Mitchell Street, North Bondi, and
  • Shuk Falafel at 180 Campbell Parade Bondi



0434 687 767

5. Orchard St Elixir Bar

Orchard St Elixir Bar

Beautiful white, light space, with a healthy chemist sort of vibe.

The mission of the Orchard St Elixir is to make it easy to embrace the wellness lifestyle—and to make it delicious. The corner location offers herbal elixirs, booster shots (aloe vera and chlorophyll), a mylk bar and raw meals that can be packaged up to take back to work or to the beach.

The menu includes interesting and super healthy offerings such as anti-inflammatory Indian dosas, which include cauliflower, pea and zucchini curry inside turmeric-coconut pancakes and zucchini “pasta” dressed in wild herb pesto, shitake mushrooms and truffles.

There are a few seats, including speaking with one of the naturopaths working behind the bar, enjoying a kombucha on tap or a hot drink from the mylk bar. Nut milks are steamed with rich bases such as cacao, chai and dandelion and infused with medicinal herbs and spices.

Healthy food has never tasted so good!



2 Brighton Boulevard Bondi 2026 



(02) 9365 5180



Criteria to select this list criteria:

  • Good food, nice space, good service.
  • Well priced
  • There is something memorable about it.

Kanebridge news did not receive anything of value from any of the restaurants included on this list.



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By Josh Bozin
Wed, Mar 13, 2024 5 min

The age-old debate when it comes to the discussion around schooling is whether to send your child to a single-sex or co-educational school. And notably, there has been a surge in co-educational schooling in recent years, with close to 86 per cent of students in the independent sector of Victoria alone said to be attending a co-educational school, according to Independent Schools Victoria.

The topic doesn’t come without its share of controversies, however. While many are in the camp that co-educational programs are, in large, leading to a more diverse, inclusive and progressive schooling experience for students, there is also a backing that voices its disadvantages and challenges – coeducational schooling can prove detrimental for certain types of learners, and at times, for girls.

So, as the educational system faces a changing with the times for future students, below we look at the very best co-ed schools in Melbourne based off a number of criteria, from academic and extracurricular programs, to facilities and location, plus more.

But first…

What is co-ed schooling?

Co-educational schooling, in its simplest form, refers to an educational system where both male and female students attend classes together in the same educational institution. Whereas single-sex schooling are institutions segregated by gender.

Is it better to go to a co-ed school?

To many, it depends the specific needs of the child at hand. While it’s proven that co-ed schooling does promote a sense of gender equality, a greater dynamic of social interaction and an opportunity to develop—or further enhance—interpersonal skills, some would argue that it can also present its challenges. For one, it can be said that educators would need to employ a more diverse teaching style to accomodate for the varied learning styles of both male and female students.

What is the most expensive school in Melbourne?

In 2024, it’s Geelong Grammar, with an average tuition fee of $46,344 per year for Year 12 students.

What is the most prestigious school in Melbourne?

While somewhat subjective, the most prestigious school in Melbourne is often determined by a number of varying factors, like academic performance, facilities, and extracurricular activities. Geelong Grammar, again, is at the top of the schooling hierarchy in Victoria – a boarding and day school founded in 1855 and one that has long held a reputation as one of the most prestigious co-educational institutions in Australia.


Below you will find nine other prestigious co-educational schools in and around Melbourne.


1. St Leonards College

St Leonards


Located in Brighton East, St Leonards College is one of Melbourne’s leading independent co-educational schools catering for students in all year levels, from ELC for three-year-olds through to Year 12. Since 1914, St Leonards College has been the Bayside school of choice, and remains an institution well regarded for its extracurricular activities.

2. Geelong Grammar

Geelong Grammar
Stefani Driscoll


Geelong Grammar is Australia’s largest co-educational boarding school, catering for over 1,500 girls and boys from pre-school through to year 12. In its rich 168-year history, Geelong Grammar has taught some notable alumni or “Old Geelong Grammarians”, including media mogul Rupert Murdoch and even King Charles III.

3. Carey Baptist Grammar School

Trevor Mein


Carey Grammar is a known leader in independant co-education, with campuses in Kew and Donvale that caters for students from early leaning to Year 12. With a strong focus on innovation, Carey is renowned for its progressive and diverse curriculum.

4. Wesley College

COX Architecture


Wesley College is an open-entry, co-educational school that has been offering the highest forms of education and cocurricular programs for over 150 years. Today, Wesley is one of Australia’s leading coeducational schools, with multiple campuses throughout Melbourne. Notably, Wesley is also one of the leading International Baccalaureate (IB) schools in the country, and is the only school in Victoria to offer IB from primary through to senior school.

5. Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School

John Gollings

In Melbourne’s north-west you’ll find the suburb of Essendon, where you’ll find most of the city’s most popular co-educational schools: Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School, or ‘PEGS’. But PEGS offers a different structure to its co-educational system; in primary years of prep to year 6, there is a seperate junior school for girls (Moonee Ponds), and boys (Essendon). Its flagship Keilor East campus is home to a seperate Middle School campus for girls, and one for boys. From years 11 and 12—or VCE—, the senior school is combined.

This structure, as PEGS explains, allows students to “enjoy the proven benefits of a single-gender education during childhood and early adolescence as well as a mature co-educational environment during critical VCE years.”

6. Haileybury

Haileybury College


With an educational history dating back to 1892, Haileybury is considered one of the country’s finest co-educational schools thanks to a number of factors, from innovative teaching methods and outstanding academic results, to a strong focus on international studies.

7. Yarra Valley Grammar

Yarra Valley Grammar


A school that is highly regarded for its extensive range of contemporary opportunities and impeccably high standards of performance—led by principal Dr. Mark Merry— Yarra Valley Grammar, a school originally built on farmland “in the middle of nowhere”, is one of Melbourne’s best co-educational schools in the heart of the famed Yarra Valley region.

8. Caulfield Grammar School

Caulfield Grammar


Caulfield Grammar has long held its reputation for academic excellence, as well as its commitment to a well-rounded, co-educational program. With a particular focus on VCE curriculum, students in years 10–12 will participate in a diverse academic program with 49 VCE subjects to choose from, and a range of broad and balanced co-curricular experiences.

9. Mentone Grammar

Mentone Grammar


Located in Melbourne’s idyllic Bayside area, Mentone Grammar is a leader in co-educational schooling, providing students from ELC to year 12 a plethora of opportunities to thrive, from its creativity and science centres to its immaculate sporting facilities, all designed to support a well-rounded—and highly regarded—educational program for females and males.

10. Huntingtower School

Huntingtower School


With a strong focus on literacy and numeracy, the co-educational program at Huntingtower School in Melbourne’s south-east enables its students to “develop deeper level thinking skills.” Plus, with a strong extracurricular program that allows students to experience activities like triathlons, urban adventures and language immersion programs, there’s no shortage of what is possible at Huntingtower School.

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