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Gertrude and Alice Cafe Bookshop

16 Reviews
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Gertrude and Alice Cafe Bookshop

Gertrude and Alice at Bondi is more than an ode to this sapphic partnership, it is also a café and bookstore dealing in new and second hand books. This is the ideal place to head if you want to have a drink whilst perusing the pages of a novel. The chai tea is a particular favourite amongst locals, as is the Moroccan mint ...read more

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Menu

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Cuisine

  • Coffee

Dining Options

  • Eat-in

Price Guide

  • Mains under $20

Licensing

  • BYO

REVIEWS (16)

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Rachelle79
LOCAL STAR
55 Reviews
OVER 2 years AGO

My current favourite spot. The 2nd hand (as well as new) books are good quality choices to browse through with lots of spot on staff recommendations for new authors and titles. The food here is also really good. I've had good coffee a few times and keep ordering the haloumi salad because it's so tasty. Really rate this place!

Ophelia
LOCAL STAR
159 Reviews
OVER 4 years AGO

A dear friend of mine brought me here ages ago, and I just happened to stumble by the place yesterday. This place not only brought back wonderful memories of sipping my coffee whilst perusing their numerous books, but also of my time with my friend! One of Bondi's best hidden gems.

Hannah30
OVER 4 years AGO

Friends of mine in the past have commented on Gertrude & Alice being pretentious and the staff's rude demeanour but my love of books kept me hooked. Until now. On first sight I fell in love. A wonderful second hand bookshop where you can sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee or a wholesome meal. However, I became increasingly frustrated on subsequent ...read more

Penny C
OVER 5 years AGO

My last review of Gertrude and Alice was rejected, probably because I raved about it so much that I sounded like the owner posting a fake review. But I wanted to try again, because I really do like this place and think it deserves a good write-up. It's friendly and cosy and the kind of place everyone wants as their local cafe. The food is good, fresh cafe food, and the corn ...read more

ebbye
OVER 5 years AGO

Great selection of food and books. Very relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and one of my favourite drinks, the Lullaby ... very relaxing and great location

colly
OVER 7 years AGO

Good spot to pass an hour or two browsing through the 4 (i think!) floors of books that they have on offer. They do a good coffee too ... and the chocolate brownies are especially good.

Eskimo
OVER 7 years AGO

Nice to hang out on a rainy day enjoying a great coffee while reading little bits out of their amazing collection of second hand books. Staff is usually pretty busy so not much time for customers. The food is freshly made and generally more healthy than most places!

Loopylou
OVER 7 years AGO

A discerning buyer makes this second-hand bookshop exciting and interesting visiting. I've picked up some real gems here. Sadly the staff always seem to be a smidge moody but they a good coffee anyway.

monkeyjunk
OVER 7 years AGO

A local favourite not only known for its great selection of books but also for its good coffee and food.

Gezza
OVER 7 years AGO

I can spend hours here. Reading and drinking a nice cup of coffee. Lovely place in the heart of Bondi.

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