Eat & Drink

Bondi Rescue HQ

I’ve been rescuing people for over 23 years, but now I want to help people with their eating habits,” says Bondi lifeguard and co-owner of Bondi Resue HQ, Bruce ‘Hoppo’ Hopkins. He recommends starting the day here with an Acai Bowl ($11.95) made with frozen blended acai berries, homemade granola, sliced banana, blueberries and strawberries. Couple that with a Hang 10 Smoothie ($8) made from mango nectar, pineapple, passionfruit and coconut milk. If you’re serious about your physique then your drink should be green – try the Grassy Knoll ($8) (named after the North Bondi ample perve spot of choice) with kiwi, banana, spinach, avocado and coconut water. If you need your carbs, tackle the Pulled Pork Sandwich ($11.90), which also comes loaded with ham, cheese and ‘slaw. The Marinated Chicken Salad ($11.90) is suitable for those in-between hungers. There is a license to serve alcohol, but it’s not what this café is all about. Funnily enough as I’m dining, someone comes in and asks for cigarettes. The waitress pauses, looking bemused: “Absolutely not, mate.” Hoppo shakes his head in shame. Turns out he wants to send the Bondi healthy way of life around the world; one shady Bondi local at a time, it seems…

Bondi Rescue HQ
128 Ramsgate Avenue, Bondi facebook.com/bondirescuehq
Café/Juice Bar $

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