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5.3 /6 Excellent 88 Reviews

Shuk North Bondi

North Bondi Mediterranean $$$ +100
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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, Shuk’s a fresh new face on Sydney’s cafe and dining scene that’s set to stay.

Opening Hours

  • 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
Shuk North Bondi, Mitchell Street 2, NSW 2026 Sydney

Further Information

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.

CHEF'S CHOICE

88 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 88 Reviews
Atmosphere: excellent
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: quiet
Service: extraordinary
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: heavenly
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2 reviews so far 6
17.07.2017 07:24

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

1 review so far 6
16.07.2017 15:17

Great food and good service. The food here is excellent - we shared all the plates and nothing was a disappointment. My favourite was the chicken and dips.

1 review so far 6
10.07.2017 17:05

The service was friendly and three of us had toasted sandwiches - all were equally delicious. Coffee is excellent and the parking is very easy

1 review so far 6
07.07.2017 08:25

Amazing flavours and super helpful staff! I will for sure come back and bring more friends to try this tasty and fantastic food! Thank you Shuk for a lovely evening!!

1 review so far 5
06.10.2016 12:04

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.

1 review so far 4
13.02.2017 07:15

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.

1 review so far 6
18.10.2016 08:08

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

1 review so far 5
17.07.2017 18:23

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!

1 review so far 4
29.02.2016 19:16

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.

1 review so far 6
05.01.2017 12:09

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.

1 review so far 4
21.05.2016 18:45

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 ???!

2 reviews so far 6
16.01.2017 07:41

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.

2 reviews so far 5
05.01.2017 07:06

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.

1 review so far 6
26.02.2017 17:04

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!

2 reviews so far 5
06.02.2017 08:07

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.

1 review so far 6
09.01.2017 08:28

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

1 review so far 6
26.09.2016 18:45

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!

1 review so far 4
22.04.2017 10:06

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.

1 review so far 6
30.08.2016 17:53

LOVED IT! Their signature Shakshuka is one of the best, and I've tried them all! A real gem in the neighbourhood. Great vibe, great food, and the service was tops as well!

1 review so far 6
21.03.2017 06:53

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!

1 review so far 6
12.09.2016 09:41

Consistently great food and excellent service from friendly and helpful staff. We love Shuk for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Highly recommend but best to have made booking particularly for Sunday brunch.

1 review so far 6
17.07.2016 08:51

Amazing food and wonderful helpful staff. I'm looking forward to going back soon! And it's in a great spot - easily accessible by bus and away from the crush of Bondi

1 review so far 6
15.10.2016 11:39

Delicious food! I have been here for breakfast and dinner and the food is amazing every time! Falafel bowls at breakfast and prawns in the dinner menu are my favourites.

1 review so far 6
21.12.2015 20:14

Great food Nice and healthy sea food dishes cooked perfectly, in a lovely location on a little corner nice to sit outside and enjoy the Arvo with a few drinks

1 review so far 5
18.05.2017 07:23

The food was great. The potato dumplings and the dips at the start were particular standouts. The service was friendly and there was never too long of a wait between courses. Definitely would recommend it.

1 review so far 6
17.06.2016 07:57

Great atmosphere and food. Wish there were more places around like this and great that it came to the area. Everything was fresh and really tasty. Good coffee too.

2 reviews so far 6
13.10.2016 16:28

Delicious food... great service . Table was read y as we arrived . Any changes or additions are not a problem. Will go back time and time again !

1 review so far 6
10.04.2017 12:50

Amazing experience! I highly recommend this place to anyone. Anna and the rest of her team were great from the moment we entered Shuk and the food was incredible!

1 review so far 6
05.06.2017 12:39

Awesome tasty food with a menu that offers something for everyone. . Friendly service . Cool relaxed atmosphere. Very reasonable prices. Loved the dips and the beef cheek .

3 reviews so far 6
15.10.2016 11:04

Brilliant experience time after time. Food is delicious with incredible Mediterranean and Israeli flavours. Service always fast and friendly as well. Would definitely recommend this cafe to others

1 review so far 6
05.06.2017 07:24

Amazing experience. Great food, wines and service. Really fresh authentic Israel cuisine . We are vegan and loved all the vegan options Would definietly come back! A +

1 review so far 5
04.01.2017 14:54

The place is nice and the food is really good. I went there a few times and I have never been disappointed. I especially like the Zucchini & leek fritters and the Shakshuka.

1 review so far 6
13.03.2017 07:54

I was so glad I booked as there was I line. We got brought to our table straight away. Food and drink were delicious. Definitely be back!!!

1 review so far 6
05.06.2016 11:24

We had a really lovely meal. Great, fast service, delicious simple food. It's just got a great cosy neighbourhood vibe as well, which we love. Thanks Shuk.

1 review so far 6
29.03.2016 07:54

Excellent service. Food arrived reasonably quickly. Delicious meals with a broad range to choose from. Friendly staff. Would dine there again! The decor was warm and relaxing.

1 review so far 6
23.06.2017 07:10

Great service and ambience. Food was fresh and delicious and their new menu is fantastic! Lots of brilliant flavours. I would highly recommend for people to go.

2 reviews so far 6
13.01.2016 20:58

Thorough Enjoyment. Great Cocktails. Great Food. Nice friendly helpful staff. About time there was a gem on that secret little strip of road. We'll be back !

1 review so far 6
04.10.2016 11:31

We all agreed the service was excellent. Every dish ordered was amazing. We loved the atmosphere out in the back garden area. A perfect breakfast in Bondi.

1 review so far 5
26.04.2016 10:39

The food was amazing, however the service was pretty average: the cafe was absolutely packed, staff was very busy and therefore we were waiting for our coffee (!!) and food for ages

1 review so far 6
23.03.2016 07:57

Excellent !!!! Perfect morning breakfast shakshuk was as expected - top in Australia no doubt . Buzzy atmosphere and service was great .Will go back again

2 reviews so far 6
26.03.2016 07:23

The following aspects all rank as Excellent : Food Quality Food Preparation Food Presentation Wine and Spirit List Service Location Available close parking Price Overall Experience

1 review so far 6
23.04.2016 14:37

Great service, amazing food, fantastic staff- I love the atmosphere and decor, the food choices are always great and the coffee is fantastic too. Highly recommended.

2 reviews so far 6
24.04.2016 13:19

Last time in Shuk, sharing a perfect & delicious breakfast-brunch. Always friendly people, I'll miss this place so much. The coffee also the best from Bondi

3 reviews so far 6
11.08.2016 07:43

Shuk has Amazing service, delicious food and a great atmosphere. I am never disappointed! I would highly recommend shuk to anyone for a brilliant cafe experience!

1 review so far 5
14.08.2016 16:55

Excellent food although very noisy & jam packed. Best to go early on a Sat night. The felafel was delicious, as was the lamb and barramundi. A real neighbourhood jem !

3 reviews so far 5
07.03.2017 09:32

Great Food. friendly staff.Went sunday brunch place was packed, loot people waiting without reservations .Despite how busy it was service was fast. Coffee was good. Had The Cured dish very tastly.

1 review so far 6
25.05.2016 08:01

Another perfect experience at shuk. Fantastic atmosphere, quality service and scrumptious food and great company. There is a reason it's my number 1 go-to cafe!

1 review so far 6
01.06.2017 21:11

yum yum yum and more yum! Great food, great bread, great atmosphere - you never dissappoint shuk and we love everything about it! Thank you

1 review so far 6
29.05.2017 08:37

Vegan night set menu was awesome, every one of the courses was lovely and abundant. Service was friendly and time Ng very good. Highly recommended!

1 review so far 6
18.05.2017 08:06

Service excellent, great vibe and beautiful food and coffee as always. Very family friendly cafe. Shuk is one of my staple cafes on the East.