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Le Pain Quotidien, Bondi Junction

2009 August 30

bread, pastries, bread, pastries, tartines, coffee, bread, pastries, coffee, bread, pastries…luckily for me, I live within spitting distance of Le Pain Quotidien (roughly translated as Daily Bread) or Le Pain (as us non-french speakers say) in Surry Hills, and now they have extended their empire to Bondi Junction. Why am I so pleased about this? Because it means decent coffee in the mall at last.


A couple of things you should know about Le Pain…

  • It’s home of the most enormous communal tables you’ve ever seen…
  • It’s famed for being a celeb hang out around the world
  • The guys from La Tartine make their beautiful breads
  • The make a killer Espresso  Chocolate Tart, and awesome, authentic buttery brioche
  • They have praline spread. Think nutella, without the chocolate. Yum.


So next time you need a break from the endless maze that is The Junc, get thee to Le Pain. Guaranteed to take the pain away!

I attended the launch of Le Pain Quotidien Bondi Junction courtesy of Le Pain Quotidien and Polkadot PR

Le Pain Quotidien, Bondi Junction
Level 4 Oxford Street Bridge
Westfield Bondi Junction
02 9386 0840
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  1. August 30, 2009

    That table is huge! Is it quite different to the Surry Hills one?
    .-= aptronym´s last blog .. =-.

  2. August 31, 2009

    It’s great that there’s somewhere decent now at WBJ for a snack! I love the look of the spreads as well; I wonder what Blonde and Brunette are like?
    .-= Belle@OohLook´s last blog ..A dark night at the Riverview Hotel restaurant =-.

  3. August 31, 2009

    @ Aptronym It’s not very different to Surry Hills, but obviously being in a mall is the biggest change

  4. August 31, 2009

    @ Belle the Brunette is the sweet hazelnut spread sans chocolate. Delicious and moreish, so much so that I avoid it at all costs. it’s not polite to eat it from the jar. The public jar on the table.

  5. August 31, 2009

    Seems like Bondi Westfields has the upper hand over the other Westfields in term of food! I think I go past the Surry Hills one on the bus some days, might need to hop off early and try it out.
    .-= Howard´s last blog ..Bistro Ortolan, Leichhardt =-.

  6. August 31, 2009

    i love mixed berries! BTW these guys did the catering for the Jayson Brunsdon store opening in Westfield just recently.
    .-= Simon Food Favourites´s last blog ..MuMu Grill: Lunch Express Menu using my $35 discount voucher, Crows Nest (15 August 2009) =-.

  7. Lauren permalink
    September 3, 2009

    Would I have eaten at one of these in Paris??

  8. Reemski permalink*
    September 3, 2009

    Hi Lauren, in all likelihood, yes, you probably would have…

  9. Lauren permalink
    September 3, 2009

    MMMMmmmmmmmmm then I remember walking out feeling full as a goog! yum yum! 🙂

  10. September 6, 2009

    Ohhhh I am so so pleased! I often do my grocery shopping at Bondi Junction when I need to stock up on staples. Now I can buy a treat as a reward for my hard work.
    .-= Megan@Feasting on Art´s last blog ..Picasso’s Sangria Chicken & Radicchio Salad =-.

  11. Simon Adams permalink
    September 20, 2009

    I visited this place on Saturday as I head about it from others. I was simply shocked to see the filthy tables and the equally filthy staff. My friend and I grabbed a table and waited for at least 10 minutes until a waiter bothered to see us. when we asked him to clean the table, he simply brushed the previous guests crumbs and dirt onto the floor. However, we decided to remain to try a coffee and some of the pastries. 15 minutes after ordering we got our coffees and we told that the pre-made danish and tarts were no longer available. My friend insisted on ordering a different item but I did not want to take any more risks.
    Whilst the food is ok, I can not condone the filthy practices, the turtle-paced staff (who are obsessed with camping behind the counter) and indifferent service.
    If you are unable to handle a medium volume on a Saturday afternoon you do not deserve to be in hospitality.
    An experience NOT to be repeated.

  12. Wasfieh permalink
    October 6, 2009

    I’ve just moved to Dubai (from Sydney) a month ago and stumbled upon this very cafe. It is quite popular here with a few outlets around. Loving the bread, organic jams & granolas. YUM! I didn’t even know it existed in Sydney 🙂

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