food and drinks

Our guide to the best eats in Byron Bay

Byron Bay is famous for its beautiful beaches, but it has more to offer than just sand and sea. With plenty of spots to make your brunch a breeze, have your dream dinner date or to just grab a sustainably sourced coffee, this list of spectacular foodie spots have got your next food adventures covered. 

BREAKFAST AND BRUNCH

THE FARM 

If you’ve got your family in mind, then The Farm is the place to be. Filled to the brim with activities, food and adventures, The Farm is perfect for a holistic, family experience. If you’ve got some time on your hands, take a tour and be guided around the farm.

Feel free to let the kids run around or play on the equipment before sitting down for a hearty meal. Meals range from vegetarian to non-vegetarian and even an ice cream shop to top off the experience with dessert. With a bonus for being incredibly accommodating, even the picky eaters will find something to love. 

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Image: The Farm at Byron Bay (Source: @thefarmatbyronbay)

FOLK  

Byron Bay is all about sustainable living and Folk does not miss this memo. All products are made in house or sourced locally, so the produce is fresh and the food is top quality. The cozy cafe has a menu of beautifully blended smoothies, aromatic coffee and the best vegan eats.

Folk has been featured in many magazines and it’s easy to see why. Its chilled out atmosphere combined with its plant based menu is everything you need for a relaxing breakfast. Try their alternative coffee with house-made nut milk to excite your taste-buds and give you something new to love.

THE PRESSED PANTRY 

Byron Bay is the best place to try the vegan lifestyle. If you need options to start you off on your vegan adventure, The Pressed Pantry is the place to be. If you love fresh juices or a healthy salad, The Pressed Pantry has the best Byron Bay can offer.

Locals and travellers alike have fallen in love with their delectable and beautifully blended acai bowls to kick off any beach-goer’s morning. Their larger than life portion sizes are guaranteed to fuel you for the rest of your day. Grab a cup of refreshing coffee or settle for a fruity alternative with the best smoothies and juices on offer. 

DINNER

TREEHOUSE

Crowd-pleasers are hard to find but this local favourite is sure to be a staple in everyone’s good books. Feed the whole family or have it all to yourself, with pizzas, seafood and other goodies on the menu to choose from. Treehouse has plenty of options for dietary requirements, including gluten free food and vegan options.

Come for the food and stay for the atmosphere because Treehouse features the best local music scene. Enjoy your food with a drink from a selection of cocktails, wines and drinks on tap. Sip on your choice of drink and experience an intimate music experience to wind down to. 

LIGHT YEARS

Don’t let looks fool you – Light Years is a small restaurant with a big personality. This up and coming Asian fusion eatery is a melding pot of Asian palettes, putting a twist on the traditional. Their indulgent spiced creations are perfect for sharing or to have all to yourself. Take the plunge and try a cocktail, including a take on the classic margarita and a Hubba Bubba-inspired cocktail to bring back your childhood with a kick.

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Image: Light Years Asian fusion cuisine (Source: @lightyearsasiandiner)

MISS MARGARITA’S

For a more casual dinner, this Mexican food haven is infused with vintage vibes and some classic drinks to boot. Inviting the flavours of Mexico to a quaint location just off Main Beach, Miss Margarita’s has all the basics covered. Nachos, burritos and of course the best margaritas to wash down the food. This bustling business has the perfect ambiance for the end of a good day or the start of a good night. Miss Margaritas is traditional Mexican food done right – and just perfect after a stroll on the beach.

ST ELMO

Sharing is caring and St Elmo cares about you getting the best food for your dinnertime experience. Their range of tapas hits the spot – you’ll be sure to find a favourite on their extensive menu. The Spanish-inspired restaurant takes it up a notch with its extensive palette and inclusion of flavours mixed beautifully together. And if this doesn’t speak to you, their popularity is sure to count. Make sure to check ahead and book it in so no-one misses out.

LATE NIGHT DRINKS 

THE MEZ CLUB

If you’re looking to top the night off with some drinks, The Mez Club is perfect for any occasion. Just a 5 minute walk down from The Lord Byron Hotel, catch The Mez Club serving up quality classics to sip on a mellow night. 

LOFT

If you’re into a more extensive list of experimental cocktails, head to down to Loft. Loft has calm Byron Bay vibes accompanied by quirky cocktails, spirits and, of course, beers on tap. 

Image: Loft Byron Bay (Source: @loftbyronbay)

THE BOLT HOLE

Feeling even more adventurous? The Bolt Hole has everything from craft beers to unusual cocktails, artisan wines and more.

THE RAILS

And if you’re hunting for a good pub around the area, The Rails is perfect for some booze and brilliant music to accompany your wind down.

EXPLORE & EAT OUT

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing brunch spot or a classic night out, Byron Bay is bursting with options. Be sure to ask our friendly reception staff for even more recommendations to enjoy your time in Byron.

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