Glory Days Bondi

This sibling cafe to the beloved North Sydney spot brings an all-day menu and European summer holiday energy to the Bondi Pavilion.
Ben Hansen
Published on March 05, 2023
Updated on October 09, 2023


Bondi is already a hub for top-notch cuppas and smashed avo, but that didn't stop the Sydney suburb from scoring a second outpost for North Sydney's Glory Days located within the revamped Bondi Pavilion.

The new beachside spot has rolled out an expanded menu designed for both a quick takeaway bite or a relaxed long lunch.

"When the spot at the Pav came up, my mind instantly went to Venice beach in Los Angeles, and the amazing food culture and community around the neighbourhood with loved places like Gjelina," says Glory Days Bondi founder Aaron Crinis.

Boasting a fresh white and wood-panelled interior that plays off Bondi Pavilion's redesign, the dining spaces bring together European touches — another influence for Crinis — with hallmarks of Australian cafe culture including a red travertine bar and Australian photographer Adrian Mesko's images of Euro beach culture.

Damien Hyde (Cafe Sydney, Watsons Bay Hotel) heads up the kitchen, pulling together a lineup of cafe favourites. Before midday, there's a seasonal fruit plate ($16.50), acai bowls ($16), dutch pancakes ($23) and the Glory Days big brekkie ($27).

Once lunchtime hits, the eats extend to oysters ($5), kingfish ceviche ($23) and a soba noodle salad ($23) topped with whipped tofu, soy-pickled cucumber, avocado, edamame and a soy and ginger dressing.

More sizeable lunch options include the steak sandwich ($23), which loads up sourdough bread with black Angus rump, beetroot, onions and lettuce; or a classic prawn linguine ($28) with chilli, parsley and pangrattato.

As you order, take note of the staff's uniforms. The specially designed gear was created by local brand Double Rainbouu whose beach-rave aesthetic is unmistakable (and can be yours to purchase if you're after a Glory Days cap, silk shirt or beach robe).


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