Who We Are
Just a hop skip and a jump from the beach. UMU is Bondi’s most iconic plant based eatery. Here you’ll find Head Chef Francesca and her talented team creating an inspiring and irresistible array of Vegetarian and Vegan delights. Our Barista Nick and the baristarettes will make sure your organic coffee, tea or chai is made to perfection.
You can join our friendly front of house team to dine in or take away, breakfast and lunch every day from 6.30am til 3.00pm or drop in for an early dinner Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 5.30pm.
You can also select your own Vegetables and fruits from our amazing organic selection collected from the markets by Caroline in the wee small hours. Team them with wonderful Organic oils, pastas, sauces, cheeses, ferments and much more from our grocery section to make your own deliciousness.
Where It All Began
Once upon a time when Pearl Jam, Nirvana and Radiohead blared out of Discmans, UMU began life as The Earth Food Store. Caroline took the lease in Gould St and with an eclectic bunch of artist friends, who painted, tiled and sanded the place, transforming what had been the original Max’s shoes into Bondi Beach’s first organic green grocer. As time went by we added juices, prepared food and groceries. In 2000 we moved into our current larger store. In 2003 Jonathan joined Caroline, becoming a partner in the business. In 2016 Caroline and Jonathan renovated the store under the discerning eye of Kelvin Ho from Akin Creative. Then we began our search for a name for the new baby……and so UMU was born. Come help us make more History.
We stock a wide range of organic, kosher, gluten free, vegan and gourmet products in our Grocery, as well as fresh organic produce. We have organic milk, cheese, yoghurt & fermented products like kefir and cultured vegetables such as kim chi & sauerkraut. If you’re searching for Iggy’s Bread, hummus & dips from Jacque’s Kitchen, Spiral Foods products, award winning smoked ocean trout & salmon from Brilliant Foods or bone broth from Star Anise and Love & Bones, we’ve got you covered. We also stock a range of frozen products including organic pasta from Pasta Emilia, vegan ice cream, frozen berries and Amazonia Acai for your smoothies. We have the amazing unheated honey from Miellerie, in Tasmania as well as a range of Australian and New Zealand Manuka honey. For the furry friend in your life, we also sell the premium quality dog and cat food, Ziwipeak. We also have a number of ingredients that we make in our kitchen for use in our café. Some of these are available for sale in the Grocery including fresh Basil Pesto (made without cheese or other fillers) and Garlic Mayonnaise. We’ll have more of these products coming soon.
Come on In!
6.30am to 8.00pm Monday-Wednesday 6.30am to 7.00pm Thursday 6.30am to 6.30pm Friday-Sunday
6.30am to 8.00pm Monday-Wednesday 6.30am to 5.30pm Thursday-Saturday 7.00am to 5.30pm Sunday Please call to check Public Holiday opening
02 9365 5098
81a Gould Street Bondi Beach NSW 2026 Australia