Mere opened their first bricks and mortar shopfront last year. The store in Bondi has so far proved to be a huge success. Not only because of their stellar range of handmade leather shoes and accessories, but because going into their store isn’t just about buying new gear. It’s about the entire experience of being there; browsing the shelves, chatting with the friendly staff, and sitting in the backyard having a coffee. In addition to the store, Mere also has a cafe out the back called y(ours); a vibrant space that’s as warm and welcoming as the interiors.
Y(ours) started out offering a Vietnamese inspired lunch menu of different Banh Mi variations, as well as some light breakfast choices. Now, the menu is expanding to include fresh, daily-made salads, build your own all-day breakfast, as well as a wider lunch selection. This is in addition to the drinks menu which includes Single Origin coffee, Vietnamese iced coffee, tea, and fresh juices.
The Mere Footwear Bondi store and y(ours) both offer a nice reprieve from the bustle of the street outside. It’s easy to forget you’re in one of the busiest spots in Sydney when you walk through their doors and into the backyard.
Check out Mere & y(ours) at 79 Bondi Road, Bondi or go to mere.com.au for more info.