A YouTube Food Channel-Turned-Café Brings Bondi Beach Vibes to Culver City

Say g'day to Bondi Harvest, which recently opened at Platform.

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After debuting in Santa Monica two years ago, Bondi Harvest is bringing its health-conscious Aussie vibes to another Westside nabe. The YouTube cooking channel-turned-IRL café has opened its second L.A. outpost at stylish Culver City lifestyle center Platform, where it has taken over Hayden Wine Bar's former space next door to Tom Dixon and across from new menswear mecca The Optimist.

Founded by Sydney-bred surfer pals, chef and author Guy Turland and filmmaker Mark Alston (who also have a slew of cookbooks and shows under their adventurous gourmand belts), the new resto serves up whole-food brekkie and lunch favorites ($10 to $16), including vegan options such as smashed avocado toast topped with pickled shallots and radish, açai bowls, and falafel pita alongside vegetarian fare like peri peri veggie salad, parmesan eggs, sweet Haloumi toast, and rainbow bowls. For carnivores, there's tuna salad, Bondi chicken sandwiches, steak sandwiches, and the Bondi buckler burger, to name a few.

On the drink menu, expect java concoctions (yes, including flat whites) from San Vittoria Coffee, beer from 4 Pines Brewery, and wine from Tractorless Vineyards, among others.

As far as decor, expect Down Under-meets-Cali touches, such as indoor greenery, beach shack-like wood paneling, marble surfaces, and rattan pendant lighting.

Bondi Harvest at Platform, 8820 Washington Blvd., Culver City, 90232; open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily; (310) 586-7419

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