Bennett St Dairy
Specialty coffee and farm-to-table food.
January 29, 2016
If you yearn for the good ol' days, when sandwiches were more packed than David Jones on Boxing Day and burgers fell apart if you weren't holding them between two Superman-strong fists, Bennett St Dairy should be your Bondi go-to. Not only do these guys deliver dishes shaped by an old-school sense of abundance and generosity, they source ingredients in an old-fashioned way too: straight from the farm. Bennett Street Dairy is a new kid on the block, having opened in November 2015 — but locals are already treating it like a staple.
After all, following a long morning in the surf, it's hard to knock back a rye bread sandwich with house-made hot corned beef, jack cheddar, house relish, pickles and Bennett St mustard. It's one of the oldest recipes in the British recipe book — in Old Blighty, you'll hear it referred to as a Ploughman's Lunch — and that's for good reason. Especially when the relishing and curing is done on site. There's also a bunch of salads, bagels, bruschettas, breakfast bowls and so on. And the coffee comes from Pablo and Rusty, brewed and frothed in a cutting-edge machine known as 'The Black Eagle'.
Rather than going for a themed or 'eclectic' approach, the interior keeps things simple. Think wooden floorboards, wood and metal stools and massive windows, letting in bucketloads of sunshine.