Sparrow Cafe

Sparrow Cafe, North Bondi

45 Gould St, Bondi Beach

t: 0402 408 823


Sparrow Cafe

One of the eastern suburbs most relaxing cafes, great value for money, and fan cappuccinos. Chill and relax at Sparrow. Highly recommenced - Greg Tingle, Media Man

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Press Release


Sparrow Café and Bar, at the North end of Gould St, is open officially as a bar to 8pm each night for winter, offering a large range of speciality charcuterie, cheeses, olives, chargrilled veges, dips and beautiful local and French wines.

Sparrow opened mid last year as a café and has fast built a coffee trade with its unique rich, nutty coffee from world barista champion Paul Bassett’s signature blend - the only cafe in the postcode to offer this blend. The café was recently awarded its license and has extended its no-fuss faire to include antipasti plates and a range of French and Australian wines.

Café owner and chef, Frenchman Patrick Moritz describes the experience he wanted to create. “I wanted to recreate a French way of eating, that I remember growing up, where the family eats together slowly, with wine of course – all little bites of food dancing in the mouth, a little bit of cured meat and soft cheeses. No one is going to ask you to hurry up here; it’s about digesting, eating slowly and of course good conversation with really good wine.”

Menu items include for example the 'Sparrow Plate' where you get to pick a little bit of everything. You might include for example wild game pate, sauscisson with a French goats cheese brie, chargrilled veges and a kalamatta tapenade with a wood fired sourdough. The Sparrow Plate is $22 for two to share. You can pair it with the spicy and beautifully matured Chalkers Crossing 2006 Pinot Noir from Tumbarumba for $39 a bottle.

Moritz, inspired by Melbourne and French 'hole in wall' neighbourhood cafes wanted an intimate space and has created it with recycled furniture, collected op shop oddities and building materials. He also wanted it low impact on the environment and as well as powering the cafe on green energy he uses recycled and recyclable materials where he can.

Moritz claims his new little café, now also a bar is meeting a growing need in the community for local places for people to call their own. “I don’t relate to those new big franchise eating and drinking places, I think people want something more real and personal, a place away from home. I think Sydney needs places like this, we are all cramped together busy busy busy; we need places to get out and relate, have meaningful conversations – a pressure release.” Moritz explains.

New licensing laws, growing rents in the tourist areas and changing social needs have seen Bondi acquire a spate of new little café/bars in out of the way places.

Sparrow Café & Bar is located at 45 Gould St Bondi Beach. Meals start from just $6 Opening hours are from 8 to 8 Mon to Sat, 9 to 8 on Sunday

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North Bondi is a coastal, eastern suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. North Bondi is located 7 kilometres east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Waverley Council.


North Bondi is a mostly residential area. Bondi Beach is an adjacent suburb and beach, while Bondi is a neighbouring suburb and Bondi Junction is a neighbouring suburb and commercial centre. Ben Buckler is a locality in North Bondi.


Bondi is an Aboriginal word meaning water breaking over rock. It has been spelt a number of different ways over time, Boondi, Bundi, Bundye. Rock carvings can be found on the cliffs at North Bondi. The whole Bondi area was part of a 200 acre land grant to road-builder William Roberts in 1809. In 1851, Edward Smith Hall, editor of the Sydney Monitor, purchased the land for 200 pounds.


Bondi Golf Course sits on the coast, east of Military Road. North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club sits beside the beach in Biddigal Reserve. (Credit: Wikipedia).


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