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Gertrude and Alice Cafe Bookshop

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Address:
46 Hall Street
Bondi Beach NSW 2026
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Contact:
Tel : +61 2 9130 5155
Cuisine
Cuisine: Cafe
Chef
License: BYO only (unlicensed)
Chef
Price Range: $$
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Gertrude and Alice Cafe bookshop in Bondi is a great place to go for some quiet time. It sells new and second-hand books, and you can feel free to have a read while you enjoy your meal.

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This is a place the locals love, more because of the ambience than anything else. It’s a great place to come by yourself, as shelves of books that stretch from ceiling to floor and communal tables ensure you’ll not feel lonely. It’s also good if you’re with one other person, but any more than that and you’ll probably find it hard to seat yourselves together, and you may end up bothering people who have come in for a quiet coffee and a read. The hot drinks here are fantastic; the chai comes in a pot with a strainer for the cloves, cardamom and cinnamon while the Moroccan mint tea might look like a glass of hot water with leaves and a cinnamon quill but tastes better than a teabag ever could.

The food is wholesome and homely, with a good range of vegetarian options and gluten-free baked goods. There is no printed menu, so take a look at the daily specials as you enter and order at the counter before you sit down. Dishes might include pumpkin and walnut risotto, mushroom and leek soup, or sweet soy chicken with broccoli and jasmine rice. Before it shifted location further up Hall Street there used to be live gypsy/Klezmer music on a Wednesday night. Keep enquiring and they might just bring it back.
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Definitively my favorite place in Bondi... What is more pleasurable than having a good coffee being surounded by books?review  16/04/2014

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