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Who We Are

About Us

UMU (formerly Earth Food Store) is one of Sydney’s longest-standing plant-based cafés and organic food stores.

We’ve been part of the Bondi Beach community for more than 25 years – serving up delicious vegan and vegetarian food, organic beer and wines, fresh organic produce and groceries.

Dine in, grab & go, take-away or order in for breakfast and lunch and tasty, healthy snacks in between.  

Stock up your health food pantry with fresh organic vegetables (direct from the grower or Sydney Markets) and our wide range of quality organic, kosher, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and gourmet products from artisanal producers – like Iggy’s bread, Jacque’s Kitchen, Brilliant Foods, Star Anise, Love & Bones, Spiral Foods, Pasta Emilia, Amazonia Acai, Miellerie, New Zealand Manuka and Ziwipeak (for your fur babies).

* UMU Early Eats available Tuesday to Thursday nights from 5.30-7.45pm


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.

Organic Produce

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.

UMU is now closed.

 We’d like to thank you for your support over the past 28 years.