About Shuk North Bondi
Shuk’s distinctive corner cafe at the intersection of North Bondi’s Mitchell Street and Murriverie Road has become a neighbourhood institution thanks to its exciting range of Mediterranean and Israeli-inspired food. The passion project of three Israeli foodies, the kinds of cuisine available here reflect the melting-pot nature of that part of the world – whether you stop in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you’re going to encounter the flavours and culinary styles of the Arabic world and the Middle East, Turkey, the Levant, and those of further-flung Mediterranean nations. With an on-site bakery turning out doughy delights daily and carefully chosen ingredients making their way to plate, as well as a fully-licensed bar meaning no BYO, Shuk’s a fresh new face on Sydney’s cafe and dining scene that’s set to stay.
- Monday 06:00 - 17:00
- Tuesday 06:00 - 17:00
- Wednesday 06:00 - 17:00, 18:00 - 22:00
- Thursday 06:00 - 17:00, 18:00 - 22:00
- Friday 06:00 - 17:00, 18:00 - 22:00
- Saturday 06:00 - 17:00, 18:00 - 22:00
- Sunday 06:00 - 17:00
Dawn to dusk, seven days a week, Shuk is attracting a growing crowd of locals and foodies from further afield seeking out new culinary thrills in the city. At first glance, Shuk’s premises on the corner of Mitchell Street and Murriverie Road speak classic corner cafe, with a bright and airy interior, streetside seating, a steaming espresso machine, and a deli counter displaying a selection of the day’s wares. But what’s creating a buzz among Sydney’s culinary connoisseurs is Shuk’s unique food offering: a blend of Mediterranean and Israeli cuisines plus a pretty incredible on-site bakery, whose wares are displayed proudly in wooden boxes stacked up high on the walls. The delicious catch is that when one speaks of Israeli cuisine, one is implicating the cuisines brought to the region from 130 other countries over the past 50 years. This is one North Bondi melting pot you don’t want to miss.
For breakfast, we heartily recommend Shuk’s almost-namesake shakshuka, a Middle Eastern specialty that’s already well-known among Sydney’s more adventurous, but elevated here to new heights. For those with a sweeter tooth, why not opt for the beghrir, Moroccan cinnamon and almond meal pancakes topped with a honey-lemon glaze and halvah. Shuk by night (its Mitchell Street premises are open later, until 10pm, on Friday and Saturday) transforms from an all-day casual cafe to a more refined but just as relaxed bistro, offering Middle Eastern dishes like traditional mezze platters and curious entrees like their snapper and mango ceviche. Mains are just as eclectic: house-made gnocchi, Mediterranean marinated roast chicken with labne and slaw, braised lamb shoulder with couscous, and the signature Shuk bouillabaisse with blue eye, calamari, mussels, vongole and prawns in a tomato bisque. Becoming increasingly popular for those looking for a North Bondi booking, Shuk is also a capable host for private functions, creating bespoke Mediterranean-Israeli canape receptions and multi-course menus for all sorts of celebrations.
Beautifully presented and delicious.. a vegetarian feast in the east! Highly recommend the braised eggplant with lentils and Hummos with brussel sprouts. A dinner time must!
Great food and service! Sitting outside in the sun at the front was an added bonus. Very accomodating team of staff to ensure even the little one was happy
Very good food and plenty of seating. Hard to catch a waiters eye at times but very pleasant staff snd they were very busy. Would recommend.
Service. Welcome. Attitude all excellent. Yes it's a keeper. Hullumi starter was superb. Not enough salad with it. Beef Cheek, Chicken, Eggplant dish were all great mains. 👏👏👏👏
Nestled in the suburban streets of North Bondi, away from the hustle and bustle of the beach, Shuk is a great little cafe. The service is a little slow and not overly welcoming, but the ambience is great, especially in the shaded courtyard, and the food is phenomenal and reasonably priced for large serves. For those dining with young children, the fenced play area is a god send and kept our little one engaged for 90 minutes. Highly recommend. If the service improved this would be the perfect brunch spot.
Went here with friends- easy to book. Got a table outside in the sun which was lovely. Absolutely loved the octopus and falafel entrees. The mains we ordered were the beef cheeks and pumpkin salad. Both were fine. It nothing spectacular- the slaw was too gluggy, needed a lighter tangy dressing. The dessert was a major disappointment- lemon meringue with pineapple and coconut icecream but all you could taste was pineapple, it was basically a scoop of ice cream and pea size meringues. Service was really attentive, nice relaxed place. Note labne seems to make its way into majority of their meals.
The food at Shuck is unreal, everything was delicious from entrees to deserts. The ambience relaxing even being the restaurant almost at fool capacity and service was amazing. As locals, we've been many times for breakfast but it was our first experience having dinner and Shuck didn't disappoint
Decent consistent coffee, good variety of breakfast options-green shakshuka fantastic. Staff very friendly and efficient. Inside tables very noisy. Would definitely return to try other menu options but would ask for outdoor table. We booked and were glad we did, unfortunately the restaurant didn't receive or failed to check our amended booking but went to great lengths to accommodate us once the error was accepted.
Great location, remote from the buzz and noise of Campbell parade, super kind and organised staff, and heartwarming food. Sun-drenched terrasse and courtyard to keep you warm in winter. Kids friendly (change room included). Not for those in a rush. This is your village-vibe-type of place. Perfect for a lazy sunday brunch!
Outstanding service from everyone at Shuk. Great atmosphere. Food is sensational. There is a kids playground out the back with seating under cover, which is a bit more manageable than inside if you have kids. Can't recommend this place highly enough.
I found the staff friendly but a bit slow, we were pushed for drinks and food which was disappointing as the restaurant was not that busy. Starters were really good but I not a lot of imagination for vegetarians other then the Gnocchi dish of which the portion size was good. I am still look for the Isrealy experience though ???!
A wonderful experience. The service was nothing short of outstanding. All the staff presented with a smile even though the place was packed for Sunday brunch. The menu is extensive and the food we ordered was delicious.
SHUK is a great neighbourhood cafe serving excellent coffee , middle eastern inspired food and a small wine list. The service was a little rudimentary and the music a bit loud but overlooking this three of us had a most enjoyable lunch.
Great food, very efficient service and lovely relaxed atmosphere. I've only been for brunch before and this was the first time ive had dinner at Shuk but loved it. We will be back again soon!
Shuk is one of our favourite brunch places. Friendly service, you can book a table. Child and dog friendly. And most important- gorgeous food. Our factories are the Humus with grilled mushrooms, shakshuka with chorizo and anything with the gorgeous lamb.
Great food, great atmosphere, a neighbourhood gem. Parking spots were amlle, the place was easy to find, food was served without delay and we were looked after well. price was fairly reasonable. Thank yoj!
Went for a Sunday lunch with friends in winter, couldn't have asked for more. They reserved a table outside in the sun at late notice. Food was incredible and the staff brilliant. Highly recommended
Excellent service, delicious food & flavours - had the Teff pancakes. Would highly recommend Shuk to anyone keen to step outside the standard realms for breakfast. Would like to come back here for dinner
The food was amazing. Our starter came out then only few minutes later our entrees came out (that we were sharing as mains) so by the time we got to eat our entrees they were cold. Therefore service & communication between front & back of house needs a little work.
Worth the trip out there! shakshuka was delicious and great coffee and service too! So many delicious things to choose from. We will be back for sure. Just make sure to book!