My last visit to Byron Bay was in 2010 and a lot has changed since then, in both me and in Byron! Back in 2010 my trip was mostly about partying and Cheeky Monkeys, this time it was all about relaxing and pretty much eating as much food as possible! I’ve been wanting to go back to Byron for ages and when one of my best friends Anna said she was booking to go in December, I was in! Daily walks to the lighthouse, a few hours on the beach and working out my day around my next meal pretty sums up the trip and I thought Byron would be good, but I was in my absolute element. I mean who doesn’t get excited about Turmeric Iced Teas right? Here are my top picks for breakfast, lunch or brunch.
Where I stayed:
Saltwater Cottage, a gorgeous Air BNB 3 bedroom house, just 10 minutes walk from the centre of town
How long for:
Where did I eat:
- Bayleaf (twice I loved it so much!)
- Byron Bay General Store
- Snacked on Loco Love Chocolates
Bayleaf was the first stop for lunch after landing and was so good I went twice! They’ve got an amazing menu of options catering for everyone and the sweet potato flatbread with roasted baby beets, carrots, tomatoes and cauliflower puree was so good I went back again to order the exact same thing again before I left!
A small and casual café, it was the perfect place to stop after a morning hike to the lighthouse. The decadent acai bowl topped with mango, coconut and granola was the perfect way to refuel with enough energy to get me to my next stop… the beach!
We just so happened to be in Byron on the opening day of this fab new café and it was buzzing! It’s a really cool casual open space with a pretty epic looking menu with everything from avo on toast, vegan pancakes, smoothie bowls or burgers. The Super Greens Smoothie bowl was the perfect breakfast after my morning lighthouse stroll!
Combi is a super cute and colourful café with a gorgeous selection of food, smoothies and sweet treats. Their ingredients are sourced from local suppliers and their Raw Pad Thai was super tasty and alongside a whole heap of sweet treats, they also sell my absolute favourite handmade artisan chocolates by Loco Love (and luckily you can find these in Sydney too!).
Breakfast and lunch wasn’t the only eating out we did and I’d definitely recommend both Treehouse and St Elmo for the evening. A couple of really good restaurants, Treehouse was pumping with live music and pizzas and and St Elmo has got some amazing tapas style dishes. Obviously, three days in Byron just wasn’t enough, so I’ll be back… soon!!
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