7 Byron Bay cafes you’ll love

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Byron Bay is a town with a beautiful heart and a whole lot of hippy spirit. Located in the far north-eastern corner of New South Wales, this part of the world is home to crystal ocean waters, flooded sunshine, a big surf culture and a super chilled vibe (walk around town barefoot, and you’ll fit right in). The spirit of Byron Bay also extends far beyond the bay itself – the neighbouring Hinterland towns and greater region are smattered with wellness attuned, organically focussed eatery havens aplenty.

Coffee hearts, muesli fanciers and professional brunchers alike, here’s a list of my favourite Byron Bay cafes. A top tip to set the scene? When you arrive in Byron Bay, arrive hungry.

Byron Bay cafe guide



Sitting on the outskirts of town, Folk is either a beautiful introduction, or final coffee pitstop destination for Queensland-hailing roadtrippers.

Arrive and your heart will skip beats – you’ll find whitewashed weatherboard panels, hairpin stools, clipboard menus and kitschy-hipster vibe. The coffee is on point, the avocado toast is zesty, the food is mostly vegetarian and the staff are all kinds of lovely. Don’t miss it.

399 Ewingsdale Road, Ewingsdale

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The Farm + Three Blue Ducks

If there is ever a time to claim the title foodie mecca, this place can. A 32 hectare sustainable-farming focussed property, The Farm is 100% spray and chemical free, and on a mission to grow, feed and educate. The Farm space ‘residents’ include a yoga studio, flower shed, Bread Social patisserie (name = winning) and restaurant.

Hailing from Bronte (Sydney), The Three Blue Ducks have set up a second eatery here – a sizeable warehouse and outdoor deck space overlooking the farm. We arrived for brekky and made an immediate decision to book a spot for dinner the same night. It was a good call. The same lovely staff remembered us hours later, and the fun recommenced.

11 Ewingsdale Road, Ewingsdale

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A fifteen minute drive out of central Byron and into the Hinterland, you’ll find Newrybar, a town one part sleepy and two parts lovely. Harvest is a foodie institution here – and it doesn’t end at brunch. There’s also a Harvest general store next door, where you can find locally made produce, and breads baked on site. There is also a cheese room. And a kitchen garden at the back.

Open seven days for breakfast and lunch, and from Thursday to Saturday for dinner, this place wins awards (and not just from me). Get the baked eggs, sit on the leafy, sundrenched verandah and you couldn’t be anything but happy.

18-22 Old Pacific Highway, Newrybar Village

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Naked Treaties

A purveyor of ‘raw’esome, Naked Treaties is a haven of green smoothies, superfood-loaded and remedial bush-essence infused abundance, and colourful juices you can drink out of coconuts (in corn starch, biodegradable straws, of course).

The space gets blessed with sage and incense each morning, and the perpetual lineup outside the door isn’t really surprising – because everyone in queue knows they are basically lining up for a serve of radiance.

In the words of owner Jemma Gawned, “from sacred geometry to crystals and our colorful prayer flags, our aim is to create a hub of joyous, conscious living” – and that, she has.

2/3 Marvell Street, Byron Bay

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Road House Cafe Bar

When we arrived here and parked right across from a lime green Kombi, I knew we were in for a treat. Road House has a rustic-chic charm and is definitely on-trend without trying too hard. The Road House believe in thriving through sustainable farming and consuming nourishing, organic whole foods and elixirs. The cafe is fully licensed, but we enjoyed tumeric-infused Kombucha.

6/142 Bangalow Road, Byron Bay

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Bayleaf Cafe

Just a handful of streets from the ocean, head to iconic Bayleaf for brunch o’clock. The locals totally adore this place, and the coffee rivals the best on offer in town. It’s well versed that Bayleaf is basically Byron Bay in a nutshell – relaxed vibe, bustling and attentive staff that treat you like a best friend, locally roasted coffee, Creedence Clearwater Revival pumping on the sound system, and an indoor/outdoor breezy space to people watch, be merry and while away the day.

2 Marvell Street, Byron Bay

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The Top Shop

A tiny nook on the outskirts of town, The Top Shop is a well loved destination. Grab yourself a drink, then relax and recline on the grass outside to blend right in with other smoothie-sipping locals. Here you’ll find muesli and baked treats, great coffee, cold-pressed juices and smoothies. I recommend a watermelon juice for the road.

65 Carlyle Street, Byron Bay

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Over to you! Have you been to Byron Bay? Favourite coffee or brunch destination not mentioned here? Spill!

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    April 28, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    So excited! I’m heading to Byron Bay this June and I will surely be trying out these lovely looking cafes! <3

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    June 28, 2015 at 7:57 am

    Emotional Portrait of a Quiet Place…

    June 25, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    As a local, I definitely agree with your choices! All fantastic spots! But you missed one of the best – Dip! It has amazing coffee, absolutely delicious food, great service and such a chilled out vibe! I definitely recommend it to everyone

    Carly {Pockets of Peace}
    June 25, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    Naaaaw, we have so much fun together. Love you xoxo

    jessica wright
    June 25, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Love your post Emma – it’s so cheerful and shows the best of coffee places! I loved Bay leaf when i was there!

    Bec Jerdan
    June 25, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Perfect snaps + snapshots of our local hotspots Emma – come back soon so we can coffee at them all! x

    Marie Away
    June 24, 2015 at 12:43 am

    I adore Byron Bay–so many great little cafes. It’s one of those places that hauls you in and makes you want to stay forever. I am so bad at remembering the names of the little cafes I’ve visited, though I can say that when I stayed at the Arts Factory, they had a pretty great juice bar. The laid-back atmosphere and hippy vibes there just take over. It’s a good thing.

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    June 23, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    The first photo is amazing!!!
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    Mel Elderfield
    June 23, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Oh how I miss Australia! I used to love sundowners round a campfire on the beach… Byron just has that full beach vibe going on!

    June 23, 2015 at 8:22 am

    In love with both the free-spirited lifestyle and cafe culture so clearly this is a win-win. Been saving these for my future NZ/AUS lans. Road House though is def at the to of my list with its clear cut mission and rustic chic charm!
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    June 23, 2015 at 7:32 am

    I love Byron Bay!

    June 23, 2015 at 6:08 am

    Great pictures!

    – Nena

    June 22, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    I love Naked Treaties! I’ve only been to Byron a couple of times, but I adore it there. I always feel so at peace and relaxed. I love that WOW takes the time to, perhaps indirectly, promote local businesses in your posts (wherever the ‘local places’ happen to be in relation to your travels). WOW has such a wide reach and it’s great that you use your reach for good. I’m a big fan of all that you (contributors and Brooke!) do.

    Claire @ TallGirlBigWorld
    June 22, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    I love how varied your cafe recommendations are. You manage to find something for everyone! Harvest sounds like my type of place for sure. Lovely post! xx

    June 22, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Love Byron Bye, such a great hippie place 🙂

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      *Byron Bay

    June 22, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Ah I loved Byron Bay! It’s been a few years since I’ve been there but would love to go back. These cases look incredible!

      June 22, 2015 at 4:05 pm


    June 22, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    naked treaties is hands down my fave! SO SO GOOD and all vegan heheh x

    June 22, 2015 at 10:19 am

    All of these coffee shops look so cute! Byron Bay looks amazingly beautiful!