78 Curlewis Street, Bondi Beach, NSW, 2026
The Shop & Wine Bar is more exciting than its name would have us believe. Small, sweet and thoughtfully laid out, this Bondi gem is a great adaptor, serving Toby’s Estate coffee during the day and transforming into an elegant wine bar by night.
Tall shelves display sourdough bread and various ingredients; a long mirror is scrawled with the wine list; and a third wall is covered in red textured wallpaper, luscious and enviable. The menu, like the venue, is small and flavourful, and the congenial staff know their wine, coffee and customers. While a few inside tables are available, the action is on the footpath, where the barista’s window opens out to a counter and outside tables, for ease of conversation while pulling shots.
We ignore the wine list in favour of breakfast and caffeine. The espresso has a whisper of spicy almond which tiptoes onto the tongue, while the cappuccino has a multi-layered toasted flavour. The coffee is good, but the promise of vino is better.
+612 9365 2600
everyday: 7am - 10pm