Cruise down Macpherson Street, wind through the serene beachside village of Bronte and you’ll feel like you’ve slipped out of city life pretty quickly. Here, you’ll find Locale Bronte, a cafe venue run by a local multi-generational family with strong community ties, that’s taken over the old Pilgrims Bronte digs.
The airy venue comfortably seats more than 80 people, with a mix of indoor and streetside seating. Large open windows make the space bright and breezy, and the woven chairs and wood benches are paired with minimalistic off-white tables—did someone say beach vibes? Yep, this cafe nails the Bronte aesthetic.
This peaceful refuge offers brekkie and lunch within its sleek, architectural space, with a strong focus on seasonally driven produce.
“In designing this menu, it was important to incorporate the best local produce we could possibly source. In every dish, fresh produce is the star. The menu also reflects the Bronte community and feel, it’s laid back, yet refined and most importantly, full of flavour. The food is like nothing else in Bronte,” says chef Kevin Chung.
If you’re after a filling breakfast, order the brekkie burrito packed with bacon, avocado, roast tomatoes, mushrooms, egg, haloumi, hash brown, hummus, and Sriracha. Otherwise, the Turkish eggs and buttermilk pancakes are also winners. As for lunch, there are burgers, toasties, poke bowls and mains like pan-seared snapper and prawn linguine.
In the true spirit of Sydney’s drinks scene, Locale is home to specialty coffee by local Certified B Corporation roastery Pablo and Rusty’s, as well as a concise list of beers and wine.
After your next morning dip, head to this local gem and get ready to eat up and wind down
Image credit: Ryan Linnegar