In my previous posts about Byron Bay, which you can read here, here and here, I’ve spent more than a bit of time raving about how good the food is. So I’ve put together a guide of some of my favourite places to eat in Byron and the surrounding Northern Rivers region. This place is a foodie’s dream so treat every meal as an opportunity and enjoy!
Folk 1/399 Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay
Folk is my absolute favourite place to get brunch in Byron. It’s got delicious, fresh flavours and a lot of their garnishes are picked straight from the garden, including the edible flowers. The menu is vegetarian and the kombucha here is next level. Bonus: the coffee is roasted in Melbourne so you know they take it seriously (not at all biased).
Price Guide: We got 2 meals and 2 drinks for approximately $30 AUD (20€, £18, $24 USD)
Main Street Burger Bar 18 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
This is my partner’s favourite place to eat in Byron. If you’re craving a gourmet burger then this is the place to go. They also have a very well-priced Happy Hour if you’re looking for a cheap drink to cut through all that grease – and bonus plenty of vegetarian options too.
Price Guide: Burgers are approximately $12 AUD each (8€, £7, $9.50 USD)
Treehouse on Belongil 25 Childe Street, Byron Bay
A cafe by day and a bar with live music at night, Treehouse has a lot to offer. Apart from the amazing decor (I mean look at it), the doughnuts are to die for. The one we tried was blueberry cheesecake and oh my.
Price Guide: 2 coffees and a doughnut was approximately $13 AUD (9€, £8, $10 USD)
Fishheads 1 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
I don’t get take out very often because I detest unnecessary plastic packaging, but fish and chips on the beach is just something you have today every now and then and fishheads do it very well. We got the fish and chips pack for two and it was enormous – probably better for three people – but it was delicious.
Price Guide: Fish and Chips pack for two people approximately $30 AUD (20€, £18, $24 USD)
Three Blue Ducks 11 Ewingsdale Road, Ewingsdale
Three Blue Ducks has gained quite the reputation for itself. It is a little pricier than some of the other places I’ve suggested but the food is top quality with much of it coming straight from the farm it’s situated on.
Price Guide: 1 larger dish and 2 sides (enough for 2 people) approximately $50 AUD (34€, £30.50, $40 USD)
This place knows how to do pastry and they do it oh so well. They have a stall at the market in Byron Bay if going all the way to Mullumbimby is too far. Their rhubarb danish was incredible, with the kind of delicious, flaky pastry that inevitably goes everywhere.
Price Guide: 1 pastry approximately $5 AUD (€3,50, £3, $4 USD)
If you’re in Mullumbimby then this is great place to grab a quick brunch. It boasts good, clean and fresh flavours and a great atmosphere.
Price Guide: 2 meals for brunch approximately $30 AUD (20€, £18, $24 USD)
Let me know in the comments if you have a favourite place I haven’t included – I may have to try it next time.