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Heart Cafe

  • Restaurants
  • Bondi Beach
  1. A flat lay of fish tacos, smoothie bowls, manoush, felafel plates with latte on wooden table
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  2. A black charcoal bun with crisp bacon, an oozy egg and rocket
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  3. A flat lay of fish tacos, charcoal bun felafel plates with green juice on wooden table
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  4. Flat lay of smoothie bowl and a latte
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  5. An out of focus person squeezing a lemon wedge over a flat bread with slow cooked lamb, pomegranate and roquette
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  6. Seared salmon on salad with kale and shaved cauliflower
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Time Out says

A social enterprise by the tireless folks at Wayside Chapel, serving up serious eats with heart

If you want a coffee and a roll that you can feel really, really good about then this one's for you. Heart Cafe at Bondi Beach is the social enterprise eatery by the Wayside Chapel, a centre and outreach program operating since 1964.

Through Heart Cafe, the Chapel runs the Wingspan program, with the aim of helping provide new employment opportunities for young people who have experienced disadvantage to reach their potential for. Here, diners can help bridge the gap from out of work to mainstream employment for some of Sydney's most challenged young people.

Dig into some serious eats like Persian-style slow-cooked lamb with pomegranate; seared Atlantic salmon with shaved cauliflower and green apple, saltbush, white miso, and sesame dressing; or the curiously labelled bacon and egg detox roll with harissa aioli on an activated charcoal bun. When you grab your brekkie here, you'll start your day with the knowledge that your morning latte is part of something bigger than the sum of its parts; a venue that provides training and confidence while helping Sydney's young people gain the skills and independence that many of us take for granted.

Written by
Elizabeth McDonald


95 Roscoe St
Opening hours:
Daily 7am-4pm
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