Old school canteen treats are back in Bondi for a limited time
Mambo, the clothing company whose outlandish designs are synonymous with an Aussie childhood in the 90s, are opening a classic tuckshop four four days over the January long weekend. They've taken over an old café space in North Bondi, painted the walls in Mambo designs and even commissioned a giant paper mache pie for decoration.
First you grab your brown paper bag and mark what you'd like to eat. Maybe you want a beef and mamboite pie (gluten-free, by the way), with a mini finger lime bun and a sour lemon strap? Or perhaps you want the Warrigal greens and ricotta roll, followed by a macadamia and wattleseed vanilla slice and a hyper-malted chocolate milk? Looking at the weather forecast you definitely want an iceblock – extra sour lemon or a berry spider flavour that tastes like strawberries and cream.
The best part is that nothing costs more than $5.50 (a Sydney steal when we're talking food by the Pinbone crew, plus Pure Pops, Paper Bird, and Yu-Ching Lee) so you can order everything and it'll still barely put a dent in your pocket money.
The Mambo Tuckshop is at 266 Campbell Pde, Bondi Beach 2026. Thu Jan 25-Sun 28 Jan form 10am-4pm.