Bavarian Bier Café: Bondi Beach

Walking along the Campbell Parade stretch of Bondi Beach with its busy strip of shops and eateries, I can’t help but feel that this part of the city no longer belongs to me. As a resident of Sydney, I have come to view Bondi Beach as the domain of backpackers and transient dwellers and have often pondered if other Sydneysiders feel a little distanced from their iconic beach.

Yet I can’t help but marvel at the transformation it undergoes on a semi-regular basis, particularly when it comes to food and drink.

Bavarian Bier Café is located along the bustling Campbell Parade. Strolling along, you can’t miss the eye-grabbing dark interior set against blue signage or the outdoor area with long benches lining up the footpath.

Bavarian Bier Café - Bondi Beach

Bavarian Bier Café - Bondi Beach

Inside the café with antler light fittings, mirrors and menus framed by dark wood panels, there is a choice of seating from tall bar stools and tables, to intimate booths even a long bench table between the bar and the kitchen.

Bavarian Bier Café - Bondi Beach

The bar occupies a sizeable part of the floor with overhanging beer steins like chandeliers.

Bavarian Bier Café - Bondi Beach

There is a good selection of beers to tempt even non-beer drinkers like me.

Bavarian Bier Café - Bondi Beach Bavarian Bier Café - Bondi Beach

The Hofbräu Dunkel is the darker beer, slightly malty with a rich caramel flavour. Stiegl Goldbräu is a lighter beer, golden in colour with a mild and refreshing taste.

The menu is contemporary European and the kind of fare you’d expect from Germany, Austria and Hungary with Pretzels, Schnitzels and Goulash soup, and a touch of Italy with pastas, fish and seafood.

Bavarian Bier Café - Bondi Beach

Service is very friendly and the staff are cheerful as they attend to patrons, though they don’t miss a chance to entice you to order more food or drink.

This stretch of Campbell Parade may still feel more like a backpacker’s haven than a local strip but here at the Bavarian Bier Café, you get a little piece of Bavaria along the shores of Bondi Beach.

And this is what living in Sydney is all about.

Bavarian Bier Café - Bondi Beach

Bavarian Bier Café
108 Campbell Parade
Bondi Beach


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.