Lady J Cafe & Wine Bar imports plenty of San Fran and south-of-the-border charm to Sydney, setting up shop along the Bondi Junction stretch of Oxford Street to showcase its unique brand of rustic, industrial chic – and plenty of beautifully presented, fine cafe fodder. Gabriel coffee is the default brew here, and there are plenty of fresh juice options, plus food that runs the gamut from breakfast through to lunch. Pick a bar stool – and a handsome glass of wine – a quiet corner table, or pitch in at the long communal benches for American-inflected suppers.
Friendly staff and all day breakfast menu which is a bonus. Undercooked eggs that was on my friends Haloumi stack was rectified but took a very long time. I will come back to try some of their wines next!
great food, great service & great atmosphere; I take my team every 3 months & they deliver every time - great work Lady J :)
Besides master barista Elias’ essential task of getting Bondi Junction’s tired masses over the hump, proper bread from brasserie forms the foundation for Lady J’s famous breakfasts. The a la carte menu at this Oxford Street cafe sports all the basics, plus specials like the smashed egg sandwich or the chorizo and poached egg stack. In fact, Lady J do eggs in too many ways to list, including huevos rancheros with a side of tortillas. When lunch ticks over for Sydney, tuck into the southern fried chicken roll with a basket of sweet potato fries, simple and delicious sandwiches and wraps, or head back to big and bold burger territory with the restaurant’s delicious Mexican burger.
Found down Oxford Street in Bondi Junction, Lady J offers numerous specialties on rotation, so keep your eyes peeled for the regularly changed up menu. With Lady J Cafe & Wine Bar, owners Garrett Jandegian and Elias Gutierrez, San Francisco and Mexican expatriates respectively, are bringing Sydney-siders a Californian-Mexican experience without peer. Booking in advance is recommended.