On Elizabeth Street in Surry Hills sits a new-age café/restaurant/grocery store called Bondi Wholefoods, a Bondi-based chain known for their extensive organic menu.
The first thing to come out was the Chocolate Chai Latte. I was weary of the drink being too sweet so I braced myself as I took my first sip. The drink turned out to be very well balanced; the chocolate not too overpowering and the spices dominating the drink.
The Shakshuka is a middle-eastern, tomato-based dish with eggplant, zucchini and red peppers. It was topped with feta cheese, two poached egg and coriander. I was given my choice of bread type (I chose white sourdough) and whether I wanted it buttered.
The shakshuka was mild but had a very tangy flavour. The chunky vegetables and eggs added a lot of bulk to the dish. It was very satisfying and I was left feeling like I had a solid meal.
My girlfriend ordered the Veggie Patty Wrap, consisting of adzuki bean & sweet potato patty, shredded carrot, beetroot and baby spinach with some Atticus and Max Nine Spice Relish on the side, leaving out the sour cream to make it vegan. We both found that the wrap lacked texture and were left wanting more bite. The relish itself turned out to be the star of this dish and added a lot of flavour and spice.
We walked into Bondi Wholefoods without much expectation but found a café that serves healthy, satisfying dishes. I will definitely be back for their chocolate chai latte and I would recommend them if you’re looking for something on the healthier side in Surry Hills.
Payment: Accepts cash or card (surcharge applied)