Chances are, you’ll find it difficult to find a more homelike environment in Bondi… unless you have a Bondi-based auntie that makes a mean coffee in the morning and prepares a cheese platter and teams it with organic wine in the evening. The locals love it, and so does EatClub; we’re thrilled to have Chapter One Cafe and Wine Room on the platform.
All good stories begin with Chapter One…
Recently it was taken over by creative couple Simmone and Justin. They kept the name but changed almost everything else. The name ‘Chapter One’ definitely still works; they wanted to create a place full of stories and where stories are told between friends. The cushions are made by One Another, a design brand partnered with artisans in India; the honey is by Malfroy’s Gold, who use the first bee-friendly harvesting technique in Australia; and the bread is from The Bread & Butter Project, a bakery which employs refugees as bakers. The wines are all made by organic or biodynamic winemakers.
Start your day with a coffee and granola, eggs and soldiers, or a brekkie roll. Start your evening with wine and a platter of cheese or charcuterie. A Beachside Ploughmans is a satisfying option; it features a soft-boiled egg, fennel and zucchini slaw, avocado, house-made relish, pickles, grilled lemon, sourdough toast and cloth-aged cheddar.
“The music isn’t so loud that you can’t have a conversation and it’s definitely not like any other places in Bondi that’s popped up recently,” says Simmone, ‘It feels like someone’s living room that you can come and have a really nice wine.”