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Things to do in Bronte

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Beach
“Bronte is just over a kilometre’s walk south of Bondi. The beach itself faces east and picks up swell from any direction. An ocean-fed lap pool tucked in beneath the south headland provides one of Sydney’s finest saltwater swim experiences (free entry).”
  • 194 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“If you want to explore venues out side of Bondi . Do the Bondi to bronte walk and approx 300 metre up on macpherson street you’ll find this very popular brunch venue. Very busy so try and book a table prior.”
  • 147 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Tamarama Beach sits between two prominent headlands on the Bondi to Coogee Walk. It has great surfing condtions, but it is prone to strong currents. It is surrounded by parklands. ”
  • 90 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Queues stretch down the road at opening time for Sydney’s favourite bakery. Open Tue-Sun 7am to 2pm”
  • 113 locals recommend
Nature
“Gorgeous little beach, you can walk there along the coast. Be careful swimming as the sea is usually rough!”
  • 37 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The best breakfast hands down, and it is never to full, try the Pancakes and maybe share them as they are huge!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Café
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“our nearest cafe is a few minutes stroll around the corner for good coffee and easy meals (and take home meals / treats to reheat)”
  • 26 locals recommend
Café
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“Quaint Breakfast / Brunch spot right next to Bronte beach. Locals spot at the locals beach (vs. Bondi which is more touristy)”
  • 26 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
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“A local classic, Wet Paint serves up Creole food and is reliably great. The Louisiana Chicken is my go to dish! They also have a 25% discount for takeaway (you will need to pick it up)”
  • 15 locals recommend
Playground
“Walk through the sub-tropical gully to get to the beach. You could be in a jungle.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
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“Fab cafe with an awesome every changing cake selection (fingers crossed you are lucky enough to try their Tiramisu cake or lamington)”
  • 9 locals recommend
Place to eat
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“All cafes along the ocean front compete to serve excellent food. Salina's has arguably the best coffee :-)”
  • 11 locals recommend
Juice Bar
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“Another favourite. Especially if you’re looking for a morning option. They’ve got amazing smoothies and toasts. Perfect on your way to the beach.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cemetery
“A heritage-listed cemetery on top of the cliffs at Bronte. Opened in 1877, the cemetery is noted for its largely intact Victorian and Edwardian monuments. It is regularly cited as being one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Place to eat
“good for a laid back beer in the sun or cheap food (mostly fried e.g. burgers and chips). Sunday sessions are good with live music, Saturday is a bit on the rowdy side. Try the bowling too - great social game for all ages.”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Breakfast Spot
“If you want to explore venues out side of Bondi . Do the Bondi to bronte walk and approx 300 metre up on macpherson street you’ll find this very popular brunch venue. Very busy so try and book a table prior.”
  • 147 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best breakfast hands down, and it is never to full, try the Pancakes and maybe share them as they are huge!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
“A local classic, Wet Paint serves up Creole food and is reliably great. The Louisiana Chicken is my go to dish! They also have a 25% discount for takeaway (you will need to pick it up)”
  • 15 locals recommend
Juice Bar
“Another favourite. Especially if you’re looking for a morning option. They’ve got amazing smoothies and toasts. Perfect on your way to the beach.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Modern Australian restaurant taking advantage of fresh seafood on their door step. Great value degustation. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Love this place! Great for coffee, cakes, lunches or that early evening wine with a fantastic beach view.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Closing at 9pm, it's a great spot to have an early dinner by the beach, then go for a stroll down on the sand. Food is Brazilian style. I recommend to have an açai bowl for brekky or the burrito bowl for lunch or dinner. The feijoada is also nice if you're big on beans!”
  • 11 locals recommend

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