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Gelato Bar

Italian, Australian
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140 Campbell Pde, Bondi, Waverley, New South Wales 2026, Australia
(02) 9130 4033
Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Breakfast

We ate breakfast here overlooking Bondi Beach. The guys behind the bar were friendly and the breakfast was plentiful - always enjoy spinach and the ozzies love the stuff for breakfast. I didn't see many cakes and certainly don't know why it's called a 'Gelato' bar. The cafe itself is neat enough... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
Jane K
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Boston, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boston, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We ate breakfast here overlooking Bondi Beach. The guys behind the bar were friendly and the breakfast was plentiful - always enjoy spinach and the ozzies love the stuff for breakfast. I didn't see many cakes and certainly don't know why it's called a 'Gelato' bar. The cafe itself is neat enough but the back rooms could do with a... More 

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Highland Beach, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Discovered this pastry and cake bar a few years back when shopping at the Westfield Shopping Center. I come from a family Hungarians and I can tell you without question that have the best Hungarian Apple and Poppy Seed Strudel I have tasted. It always brings back memories of the strudel we had when growing up. Can't wait to return... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

fantastic cafe for coffee & those 'magnificent' Cakes. Great to stop, just to put up your feet & recharge.

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

What a great shame that Gelato Bar has changed so much. Yummy cakes from the front window are gone. What is inside is looking very tired and not so fresh. Atmosphere has changed and the menu is no longer what it used to be.

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

So sad to see the institution change! The service was never much good but it was worth tolerating for the great food. Last week they still had a few remnants but no more - this week even the last remaining cakes and strudel have gone. Staff mentioned a name change was soon to happen. So now for Hungarian cakes you... More 

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Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

Really wanted a great coffee and a sweet treat. Coffee is very good but the treat options and very old fashioned and a bit boring. Nothing looked at me and said hello - so had to settle for a coffee only.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We went with our family for lunch and ordered 4 burgers about 10 minutes after arriving. Forty minutes later people that had arrived and ordered after us were receiving meals. We asked the waiter and he said he'd find out and get back to us. After again asking we were told the order hadn't gone into the computer so he'd... More 

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Sydney
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340 reviews 340 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The cakes are looking a bit old fashioned nowadays, but the matzo ball soup is always good. Nice that some places don't change and the Gelato Bar has been a staple at Bondi forever.

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The gelato bar has changed since my last visit the veal joint, and the pate mushroom have gone sadly but it is still hanging on to its iconic status

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Bondi, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

As the last few reviewers have noted : Gelato Bar is under new management and there is not a single trace of the Hungarian/Eastern European menu that they used to have. The wonderful cakes are still there, but in a much reduced selection. The restaurant has been renovated to be a lot brighter and airier - which is an improvement.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 140 Campbell Pde, Bondi, Waverley, New South Wales 2026, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Waverley  >  Bondi
  • Phone Number: (02) 9130 4033

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Australian
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?