My Neighbourhood: Sylvia Jeffreys Takes Us on a Personal Tour of Bondi

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When we think about our ultimate girl crushes, Sylvia Jeffreys springs to top of mind. The Today Show presenter’s quick wit, undeniable charm, and unintimidating intellect is the reason we’ve been fangirling the Brisbane-born, Sydney-based journalist since she first graced our screens just over two years ago.

Jeffreys has been a Bondi local for the past few years and last week, on the popular morning TV show, she revealed her go-to Bondi haunts and exactly why she loves residing in the iconic beachside suburb. “I think living in Bondi at the weekends feel like the holidays because [it feels] so far away from the city,” she says. “It’s an awesome place to live, and it’s an awesome community with heaps of hidden treasures. Anyone around here will tell you there is no such thing as a boring day in Bondi.” Read on to find out the best of Bondi, according to this talented resident.


“Now you may think Bondi is all about the beach, but a good day in this suburb has to begin with a good coffee. The locals have been fighting over this for decades, but I’m here to tell you this is the best latte in Bondi. The team at Organic Republic hands down brew [coffee] better than anyone.”


“There are plenty of bargains to be found at the Bondi Markets every weekend.”


“Pound the pavement along the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk, the views are 10 out of 10.”


“You can’t come to Bondi without doing a little bit of shopping, and you’ve got plenty of options but nothing says Bondi Beach babe like Camilla and those beautiful, iconic Australian prints. Just ask Camilla’s mate Oprah, she’s all about them. And now here’s something you might not know, they do boys! They’ve got boardies for the blokes and they are top notch.”


“If fashion isn’t your flavour, try Gertrude and Alice for new and used books, great coffee, something to eat, and a beautiful comfy chair to relax into.”

For more Bondi hotspot suggestions, shop Lonely Planet's Sydney City guide ($27).

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