Trio Cafe, Bondi Beach Review

Cafes, Eat, Sydney / 28 February 2018

An eating institution, Trio has been keeping Bondi brunch lovers satisfied for decades.

Simple food, good coffee and a view adored by millions, Trio has a lot to boast about. However, there is something charming about this local hangout. A family friendly atmosphere and windows that open up to Campbell Parade, Trio caters to every desire.
Trio venue
Open early seven days, Trio has been attracting coffee and wine connoisseurs alike since it opened in 2002. Understated timber tables are packed into the large dining room, with a bar and open kitchen lining the walls. The alfresco dining, just a stones throw away for the legendary Bondi Beach, offers a stunning setting for a leisurely lunch.
Trio Green smoothie
Although Trio’s coffee is renowned for being some of the best by the beach, the cafe’s juices rival any hip hangout. Pick from a wide selection of fruits and vegetables to create your own morning pick me up ($8). Simply called “Green”, the health juice is a flavoursome combination of all things green, including spinach, kale, avocado, banana and mango ($12.50).
If you prefer a more traditional morning meal, then take a pick from the mammoth breakfast menu. Sourcing inspiration from both Middle Eastern cuisine and modern day brunch classics, there truly is something to satisfy every belly at Trio.
Trio sundae
For a sweeter morning start, the mango and lime pancakes ($23) are a deceptively naughty treat. Meanwhile the breakfast sundae ($15) forgoes ice-cream altogether. A sizeable blend of fruit, yoghurt and a divinely bitter granola, the sundae has been a regular’s favourite for years.
Trio Green Shakshouka
Traditional Middle Eastern flavours can be found further down the menu. A fan of green eggs and ham? Well, the Green Shakshouka ($23.50) leaves two eggs poaching in a gorgeous and aromatic ragout of green tomato, capsicum and spinach. Of course it wouldn’t be a true Middle Eastern feed without some hummus and Turkish bread.
Indecisive foodies will take comfort in the breakfast tasting platter ($33). Great for the generous foodie, the double platter comes with a taste of Trio’s favourite dishes, including the Sundae and Shakshouka. You will also munch on cinnamon French toast and corn fritters.
Trio is fully licensed and open for lunch. Return for a drop of red and an wagyu beef burger ($25) or a hearty bowl of tagliatelle with king prawns and scorched cherry tomatoes ($28).
A triple threat of food, drink and scenery, Trio is almost always pumping, so reservations are a must.
56 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
Ph: (02) 9365 6044
Open: Mon-Fri 7am-3pm, Sat-Sun 7.30am-3.30pm