In Byron Bay, brunch? Let’s do it. Our must-see list of The Best Byron Bay Cafes is ready to be checked off whether you’re strolling along the main street, relaxing by the beach, or exploring the lush hinterland.
A healthy lifestyle and farm-fresh produce have always been associated with the area. The development of a high-end dining scene, however, has received more attention during the last few years. In fact, it would be difficult to NOT locate a hidden gem of a café here.
In order to see them all, you might need to prolong your trip because there are so many fantastic cafés here! However, if you don’t have endless time, allow us to guide you in the appropriate route. These are the ten places that make us want to get out of bed after conducting research throughout town to find the greatest breakfast in Byron Bay.
A large portion of the vegetables served at Three Blue Ducks, a restaurant situated on an 86-acre working farm about ten minutes from Byron, comes from farms or other nearby suppliers. To compliment the authentic farm-to-plate dining experience, the covered outside patio offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
They provide both customary favourites like bacon and egg rolls and bircher muesli as well as some unique breakfast options like spanner crab scramble and Filipino sausage. There is a large range of coffee and tea to accompany your breakfast, as well as elegant breakfast cocktails.
Sunday Sustainable Bakery, a local favourite for delicious meals and energising coffee drunk with conscience, is situated in the centre of Byron Bay. Every item on the menu is made by their passionate in-house artisan bakers, who prioritise utilising organic and locally sourced ingredients whenever feasible.
When you smell the wholesome aroma of Sunday Sustainable Bakery’s sourdough bread, you’ll be glad you got up early. Be quick or you’ll lose out; their handmade bread sells out quickly and is prepared fresh everyday. On a hot day, switch up your coffee routine and go for a nitrogen-infused cold drip iced coffee.
In a laid-back beach environment, the Bali Bagus Café serves you local cuisine that is fresh and prepared locally. Enjoy conventional favourites like eggs benny or granola or Indonesian breakfast specialities like nasi goreng. Another good choice is The Big Brekky, which includes bacon, eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, a potato fritter, spinach, and a cashew hollandaise sauce on toast.
Get your coffee fix with the Byron Bay Coffee Company’s organic Exotic Blend Coffee Bagus, or try a fresh-pressed juice or dairy-free smoothie. There are many vegan options, such as acai bowls, avocado toast, and fruit shakes.
‘Bali Flavours, Byron Vibes’ embodies Bagus’ easygoing, casual essence, which is surfer and dog-friendly. Dine in the open, breezy restaurant while enjoying the ocean wind, or take your dinner across the street to enjoy in the park or on the beach!
Combi’s menu is mostly plant-based, and it has some excellent breakfast options.
The acai bowl with berries, pistachios, and coconut flakes is one of the tastiest smoothie bowls in town.
The bright and airy restaurant is only a few blocks from Main Beach and makes for an excellent breakfast option before or after a day on the sand. Breakfast options include vegan buckwheat pancakes and avo on toast, as well as a focus on healthy, flavorful food. If you’re looking for something a little different, try the strange but delightful Sweet Sprouted Bread.
Combi serves handcrafted mylk (coconut or almond milk) with its coffee, matcha, and mylkshakes. Its tables spread out onto the nearby pavement, attracting passers-by looking for a delicious breakfast.
The creativity of Bayleaf is unmatched when it comes to cafe creativity. Try the cafe’s unique dried flower petals-topped Coconut Cold Brew or a favourite from their extensive coffee selection brewed with Blackboard Coffee, which is roasted especially for Bayleaf.
This neighbourhood cafe’s creative cuisine serves beautifully presented, organic, fresh food that is prepared to tantalise any appetite. Both inside and outside, its tables are frequently busy, but locals and visitors agree that the wait is always worthwhile. The Bayleaf takeaway counter is located in Byron’s centre.
This lively, vibrant café is a local favourite and is situated right in the centre of Byron. Sparrow offers cool drinks including coconut water and fresh juices in addition to Allpress Coffee. It’s also frequently buzzing with lively conversation, in part because of its benevolent staff. If you require coffee on the move, Sparrow is the place to go.
Top Shop, a Byron icon, is perched on a hill just outside of town in a retro 1950s milk bar. The location has been transformed into a fun breakfast spot where you can enjoy the laid-back vibes and soak up the sun on the grass outside while eating some delicious food.
Smoothies, acai bowls, and bacon and egg rolls are all popular breakfast options. Avo bagels, vegan BLTs, and omelette bowls are also popular options. Sydney’s Single Origin Roasters collaborates with the café to provide its delicious morning brew, and kombucha is also available on tap.
Top Shop is a favourite breakfast spot for both locals and visitors due to its surf memorabilia and welcoming atmosphere. You could even grab a tasty pastry, muffin, or juice and walk to Clarkes Beach for some sand-based breakfast!
The General Store, another contender for the best breakfast location in town, draws a regular mix of residents and tourists alike.
Their all day menu (from 7am to 2pm) features a select choice of bowls, burgers, and smoothie bowls to accommodate all culinary preferences and boasts one of the Bay’s largest ranges of vegan friendly alternatives. They are just a short drive or walk from the centre of town (towards Suffolk Park).
For those searching for something light and refreshing, the Pitaya Bowl combines dragon fruit, banana, and mango with coconut water. The Lordy, on the other hand, comes with a fried egg, haloumi, spinach slaw, tomato, battered potato cake, haloumi, and smoky relish.
Seating is limited, so arrive early to escape the crowds, or order to go and head to the beach for a relaxed breakfast.
Food and coffee combine flawlessly in one of Byron Bay’s most popular eateries. You could mistakenly believe you’ve entered one of the hippest bars in the Bay Area, but what you’ve entered is actually a whole-food café/restaurant with a menu that showcases the best of what’s in season and fashionable.
The need to wait in line for a table just offers guests more time to peruse the full menu of coffees and cocktails, as well as the Instagram-worthy breakfasts, brunches, and lunches. Yes, we mentioned coffee and cocktails. And both are highly recommended.
This isn’t really a breakfast restaurant, but their brunch menu (available 8am – 2pm) is suitable for those late risers, and the smaller, intimate environment is ideal for those wanting calm vibes.
They’ve honed in on a more limited, but well-refined menu that includes everything from pancakes, eggs on sourdough (with a side of warrigal spinach), and bircher museli to tarka dhal and the signature Byron Fresh – wild hibiscus & pepper berry cured ocean trout with crème fraiche and capers served on a seeded bagel.
If you really want to go all out for a boozy brunch, book a 1.5 hour sharing style brunch with bottomless French Rose for AU$80 per person!
One of our favourite breakfast restaurants in Byron Bay, The Rocks, is the cafe next to Aquarius Hostel on Lawson Street, which always attracts a decent mix of tourists and locals.
It’s one of the greatest values in town, with most breakfast selections starting at $15 and the Eggs Benedict (with a choice of bacon or salmon) always a solid option.
As a vegetarian, the Green Bowl is the ideal way to start the day – packed with great food and incredibly satisfying, or if you’re feeling particularly hungry, the Brekkie Burrito Bowl is a solid option.
Overall, the menu has a wide selection to satisfy everyone’s interests and includes all the classics you’d expect from a busy breakfast cafe, such smashed avocado on toast and a variety of smoothies.
Espressohead has been a local favourite for over 15 years. This tried-and-true cafe and bistro across from the courthouse serves you outstanding coffee alongside inventive cuisine. Wherever feasible, locally sourced foods are used.
Espressohead is tucked away in the heart of Byron, has been a local’s hideaway for well over a decade, flourishing on a steady flow of loyal customers. Their all-day menu features fresh, locally produced, organic dishes ranging from vegan to gluten-free options, as well as outstanding coffee in every cup. So grab a seat and settle into this tiny and cosy room to explore Byron like a native.
Their hardworking baristas take delight in infusing love into every cup of coffee they create!
The Australian Good Food Guide has also named them the finest coffee in the Northern Rivers four years in a row.
When the need for breakfast arises at any time of day, the Hideout Byron Bay is an excellent option. This café has a wonderful all-day breakfast menu seven days a week and is conveniently positioned just a four-minute walk from the beach.
You can eat indoors against a brick wall or outside on the covered deck. The menu reflects the friendly service, with options based on whether you want a light snack, are peckish, or are completely ravenous!
For larger appetites, try the Big Breakfast (eggs, bacon, sausages, baked beans, grilled tomatoes, and organic bread), corn fritters, or baked potato rosti. For something lighter, try the grilled banana with bacon and maple syrup or buttermilk pancakes, or grab a muffin or muesli with fruit and yoghurt for a quick bite. Add their speciality coffee and freshly squeezed juice to complete a fantastic start to the day!
Folk is a bit of a hidden gem when it comes to the best breakfast in Byron Bay, tucked back in Sunrise, just off the main road into Byron Bay from the freeway.
Specialising on vegetarian and plant-based meals and promoting organic, local, and ethical foods, this is the place to go for a healthy and thoughtfully prepared start to the day.
The all-day menu features some excellent breakfast favourites like granola, poached eggs, and buckwheat banana hotcakes, all with an organic, local touch and an eclectic combination of flavours that are guaranteed to delight!
It would be difficult to find a better cup of coffee any closer to the beach! From this multifunctional restaurant and beach kiosk, you may enjoy magnificent ocean views while looking out over Clarkes Beach.
Beach celebrates the entire range of beach eating alternatives, even serving the organic ‘beach’ blend from Byron Bay Coffee Company. Where else in the world can you have a delicious takeout coffee or fish and chips on your way to the beach, eat wood-fired grilled prawns overlooking the ocean for lunch, and then return in the evening for gourmet dining?