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The Best Brunch Spots In Byron Bay

Byron Bay was made for brunching. Whether you crave acai bowls, organic hotcakes or generous slabs of eggs and avocado on sourdough – read on to discover my pick of the best brunch spots in Byron Bay.

Bayleaf Café

This centrally located café was always busy whenever we drove past so I decided we must investigate why on our last morning in Byron. The reason for the crowds, it transpired, is that they excel at brunch. If you’re looking for something hearty to fill you up post surf (or night on the town) then the eggs and sourdough at Bayleaf won’t disappoint. They also serve fantastic coffee with locally roasted Marvell Street beans. The staff are super friendly and accommodating and there’s plenty of indoor and outdoor seating to chose from.

Eye-catching Bayleaf Byron Bay

Eye-catching Bayleaf Byron Bay

A bloomin good brunch at Bayleaf Cafe

A bloomin good brunch at Bayleaf Cafe

Coffee for two

Coffee for two

Bayleaf Cafe, 2 Marvell Street, Byron Bay

The Top Shop

Byron Bay is where I finally learnt how to pronounce acai and it’s just as well because the acia breakfast bowl by the Top Shop is one of the most refreshing and delicious things I’ve ever tasted. Frozen acai is topped with banana, strawberries and paleo granolo in a pot that is big enough to share. I also recommend you try one of the big gooey muffins – I had the choc berry but the savoury tomato and bacon (I think) that came out the oven shortly after looked divine. The Top Shop is also known for its great coffee and I recommend their house made chai, which you can buy iced in a takeaway bottle.

Sunny spot at Top Shop Byron Bay

Sunny spot at Top Shop Byron Bay

Acai superbowl at The Top Shop

Acai superbowl at The Top Shop

The Top Shop, 65 Carlyle St, Byron Bay

Folk Byron Bay

I raved a lot about Folk in my last Byron Bay post but this place is so seriously cool I’m going to rave about it again. The menu at Folk focuses on locally sourced organic ingredients and the result is dishes like the buckwheat banana hotcakes with fresh fruit and house-made labne that I devoured on our visit. They also serve superbowls full of greens and do a good coffee and chai range too. To top it all off they have one of the cutest cafes venues I think I’ve ever seen.

The very photogenic Folk Byron Bay

The very photogenic Folk Byron Bay

Folk Byron Bay

Banana buckwheat pancakes were divine

Coffee's great too

Coffee’s great too

Folk Byron Bay, 1/399 Ewingsdale Rd, Byron Bay

Harvest Café

Talking of cute venues, the weatherboard cottage that houses Harvest Café in Newrybar is pretty photogenic too. Every Byron local or regular I spoke to raved about Harvest and with good reason too. The café focuses on locally sourced organic products and at the on site bakery they host ‘Sourdough Saturday and Sundays’ where you can buy treats fresh out of the wood-fired oven.

Harvest Cafe by Carly Brown Photography

Harvest Cafe by Carly Brown Photography

Harvest Deli by Carly Brown Photography

Harvest Deli by Carly Brown Photography

Harvest Cafe, 8-20 Old Pacific Hwy, Newrybar

The Farm

The Farm is a multi-purpose venue on the outskirts of Byron. Not only is the 80 acre property a working farm but it’s also home to a restaurant (the award-winning Three Blue Ducks), produce store and kid’s activities programme. In the main shed you can grab a coffee and baked goods by The Bread Social or if you’d like something a little more special put your name down for a table at Three Blue Ducks and dine on one of the pretty and wholesome dishes.

Three Blue Ducks At The Farm Byron Bay

Three Blue Ducks At The Farm Byron Bay

Pretty pink lunch at Three Blue Ducks at The Farm

Pretty pink brunch at Three Blue Ducks at The Farm

The Farm Byron Bay, 11 Ewingsdale Rd, Ewingsdale

Discover more Byron Bay hidden gems, including a craft brewery and tiki restaurant on the beach, in my latest post for Skyscanner Australia.

2 Comments

  • Reply
    Andreas
    February 24, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Why aren’t there more places like this in Europe? Yum!

    • Reply
      Jayne Gorman
      February 25, 2016 at 12:09 pm

      Ha Australia does seem to have the monopoly on awesome brunch spots 😉

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