To put it lightly, Cafe Bondi is a neighbourhood institution. The diners that frequent the restaurant are local Bondi beach goers and undeniably loyal. Everyone knows everyone, and ‘chicken salad's' the word. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun, and the Modern Australian fare is wonderfully generous. Opt for the aged choice-graded steaks, which are hand-cut fresh daily and flame grilled to order using special basting sauces or the delicious salad alternatives.