Exlounge: Hidden Gem in Bronte, Australia


We were looking for a place for lunch after walking 3.5 Km from Bondi Beach to Bronte Beach on the east coast near Sydney, Australia. The front of a quaint restaurant caught our attention and we walked straight in.

The menu on the wall  presented an attractive selection of salads, sandwiches and entrées.


I ordered a sandwich with wagyu beef and brie in quinoa bread. It came also with roasted onions and an arugala salad. The beef was tender and the bread was a healthy choice. I was also happy with the long black (coffee) with milk.



My husband chose the haloumi salad. It was a colorful dish with a vinaigrette dressing–delicious too.


Despite its rather stark decor, the quality of the food was a pleasant surprise. It turned out that the proprietor was French and its service staff were also French-speaking. That probably explained the more European style menu compared to its neighbouring restaurants which offered all day breakfast, American style. I was really pleased that as a total stranger to this area, I discovered this a unique hidden gem of a restaurant at Bronte Beach.

The Exlouge, 471 Bronte Road, Bronte, NSW, Australia.

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3 thoughts on “Exlounge: Hidden Gem in Bronte, Australia

  1. Pingback: Eastern Beach Walk: Bondi to Bronte, Australia | opallaontrails

    1. Opalla Post author

      True, in fact it’s a good way to try the wagyu beef, because to have a whole piece of steak could be over filling with all the intense marbling.


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