Will and Co
Time Out says
Chancing upon this hideaway café is highly unlikely, which is good because finding it is half the fun
It's only open on weekends, wedged upstairs between a surf shop and a backpacker hostel. And yet Will and Co is the new Bondi café that’s got the Eastern Suburbs buzzing.
Perhaps better known as Sydney coffee roasters supplying to the likes of Porch and Parlour and the Hill Eatery, these guys have opened this cubbyhole operation with three straightforward brekky options: a breakfast burrito, avocado on toast and granola with poached pear. Much of the produce, in fact, comes from owners Sam and Richard Coombes’ own garden. Order yours at the counter and grab a seat, if you can. It’s a tricky game of musical chairs to get even two spots together, but once you're settled it’s like being on your own private decking (with a few friends, dogs and kids).
The avocado on rye with homegrown chilli is peppery enough to knock a hangover sideways and hits the sweet spot on a sunny Sunday morning (and luckily it is sunny because Will and Co is outdoors-only... if the weather’s bad, they don’t open at all). But for the very hungry, we’d say go the burrito: it comes stuffed with bacon, scrambled eggs, beans and spinach all wrapped up in a soft taco blanket with a side of avocado, chilli and lime. It's a plateful, but trust us – you'll consider seconds.
The coffee is, of course, excellent. Locals will recognise the well-rounded, balanced taste of these beans from other Bondi cafés Will and Co supply. They're testing single origin beans too. Y'know, for funsies. If you want a non-caffeine kick, there’s a Super Green smoothie. The very green, fizzy smoothie contains kale, spinach, pear, celery, avocado, cucumber and lime blended together with spirulina – the blue-green algae “super food” – it tastes as healthy as it sounds.
To get the best from this high-level hideout, don’t bring too many friends. Make it a solo breakfast or go there with an exercise buddy after yoga, a run at the beach, or a tumble in the surf. This is Bondi, after all. Wholesome rarely felt so good (or so squashed in).