KATIPO COFFEE HOUSE
Sydney, New South Wales

Top10 Image
This licensed Bondi cafe is situated on Bondi road, and is the haunt of funky, arty locals. Lay back in one of the window seats of Katipo Coffee House on a Sunday morning and soak up the vibes, with a flat white and a Bondi Benny for breakfast.
Opening Times
 
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Breakfast
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lunch
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

General info

Address:

101 Bondi Road
Bondi Beach NSW 2026

Suburb:

Bondi Beach

Contact:

Cuisine:

Cafe

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$

License:

Unlicensed

More info

PROFILE BY BEST RESTAURANTS

This licensed Bondi cafe is situated on Bondi road, and is the haunt of funky, arty locals. Lay back in one of the window seats of Katipo Coffee House on a Sunday morning and soak up the vibes, with a flat white and a famous Bondi Benny for breakfast.

The first visit to Katipo is always a fascinating experience because there is just so much to look at. It's choc-full of mismatched second hand furniture and bric-a-brac, on the walls local artists hang their works and posters for gigs compete for your attention, and then there's the people – a colourful motley crew of cool, beachy, arty, laid-back Bondi locals. So Melbourne? Not quite. The new young, cheeky owners bought the cafe from a couple of New Zealand expats who had bought a little bit of that kiwi cafe culture with them. The new boys main aim is to create a local community feel that people habitually return to; a relaxed, social place to fill a niche they found was lacking in the Sydney cafe scene.

The concept behind the menu is simplicity, sourcing the best produce available they let the ingredients do all the talking. The menu has some interesting items like a range of benedicts and a hippy vego feast, but the real talent is in the weekly specials. Here you can see the creativity at work with some great value items like the scram special (eggs scrambled with various yummy ingredients) and the ever changing omelettes.
Freshly squeezed OJ is always a treat and the house special fruit whips and smoothies are awesome. For a consistently good coffee you cannot beat the Morgans ruby fire blend...delicious and silky smooth.
The dinner sevice (thu- sun) is a smooth blend of live jazz, records spinnin, sexy cocktails and a great selection of meditarranean style tasting plates.

Specials & Events

This restaurant has not scheduled any event.

Functions

FUNCTION MENU
Please contact the restaurant for further information.
MAX SEATING
n/a

Features

Breakfast
Caterer
Live Music / Entertainment
Suitable for Families with children
AWARDS
This restaurant does not have any awards.

Reviews

CHEF RECOMMENDATIONS
This restaurant has not being recommended yet.
USER REVIEWS
HAVE YOU DINED AT Katipo Coffee House?Write your review
Best Restaurants of Australia invites your comments on your dining experience.
You are welcome to share your views with our many readers under our conditions of use*.
(will be displayed on the site)
(will NOT be displayed on the site)
* This is not a forum for rants and other unhappy patrons to complain. We invite not only those with a positive experience but also constructive criticism. We reserve the right to cut comments we estimate too long. Defamatory comments will not be published. All views expressed are those of the writers and may not be the views of publishers of Best Restaurants of Australia.
cafe-goer - 18/10/2012
I am a long time regular of Katipo; it used to be wonderful. They now seem to be competing for the most customer unfriendly cafe with the rudest staff. They've gotten rid of hand menus and replaced it with a huge chalkboard with way too many different dishes written up in small untidy illegible handwriting. It's terrible to read and actually have to stand up in the middle of the cafe in everyone's way. Used to be that you could just sit down comfortably outside and they'd bring you a menu. It makes ordering difficult. When I asked the manager why they got rid of menus he spat back "I've been looking at them for years. I'm SICK of them." I told him I'd been there for years and I'm unlikely to bring a group of friends there without hand menus, I'd rather just take them down the road. The response? "I'd rather you do that too!"