Much to our dismay, our coveted beach week in Bondi, which started out looking like this:
Ended up, by the third day, and for the rest of our time, looking like this:
We ventured out on a scattered showers day for our Bondi to Coogee trek, but most mornings we were resigned to stay inside.
Although we had to content ourselves with the yoga and the sampling of Bondi’s outstanding places to eat and drink, we were able to make the most of it. For heaven’s sake, The Nine even made me this koala latte while I worked inside on a stormy day:
Some of our other favorites were:
Bad Mama: We stumbled in here on a night when we were planning to go into Sydney, but the rain kept us home. We hadn’t made a reservation and Bondi restaurants can get crowded, so we weren’t expecting too much when this cocktail bar had open tables and seated us right away. We weren’t even sure they served food. How wrong we were! Everything was mind-blowing and we would happily come back for more.
Bangkok Bites: Incredible Thai food! Super crowded, but super excellent and fast service!
Bondi’s Best: Yummy seafood. We tried to come here without a reservation and ended up having to make one for later in the week.
BondiTony’s: The BEST burgers! Grass-fed, organic stuff, craft beers, healthy-ish options, and vegan milkshakes. We came here twice during our stay.
Fonda: Our first stop after the first day of practice. Of course you should drink multiple margaritas and much Mexican food after three hours of yoga, who’s to say you shouldn’t?
I was lucky on my final morning at the beach, when my mates had departed, that the sun finally came our for a few AM hours and I go to do Yoga by the Sea. It was a much appreciated way to wrap up a rainy week.