Aimee O'Keefe

15 Best Cafes in Byron Bay | Man of Many

A quick coffee fix before heading off on your day of Byron adventures? Sparrow Coffee has got your back. Conveniently perched right in the middle of Byron’s vibrant main street, they serve up Allpress Coffee as well as a selection of fresh juices.

1. Sparrow Coffee

Sunday Sustainable Bakery is one of the best cafes in Byron Bay if you’re looking for healthy food made with a conscience. Everything here is made in house, by hand, and ingredients are locally sourced. If you need freshly baked bread in the morning, make sure you get here quickly- their sourdough is so good it sells out most days!

2. Sunday Sustainable Bakery

Whenever you walk by this Byron Bay café expect to see it overflowing- the food and vibe are so good it’s always packed with locals and visitors alike. The interior décor and outdoor seating at this café ooze quintessential bohemian Byron charm and the food is delicious, with plenty of vegetarian options.

3. Bayleaf Cafe

Brunch like a local at this retro coffee house tucked away in the heart of Byron. The all-day menu boasts fresh, locally sourced meals which you can pair with a house blend coffee. They’re open early so you can grab your coffee and jump across the road to the beach for your morning swim- could it get any better?

4. Espressohead Cafe

One of the best cafes in Byron Bay offering a unique dining experience, Harvest Newrybar has a restaurant, historic bakery and local delicatessen. With an emphasis on sustainability and locally sourced ingredients, they’re so passionate about getting locally farmed food out to Byron locals they even offer weekly vege boxes for pick up or delivery!

5. Harvest Newrybar

For something fresh and a little bit different, head to this converted 1950s milk bar. Perched on top of a hill, it has maintained all its old-school charm. There’s even a grass patch for you to have a nap post-brunch. From the menu expect all your brunch favourites as well as plenty of sandwiches and burgers too!

6. The Top Shop

If you fancy a little trip out of Byron into the hinterland, Bangalow is the perfect spot and no trip to Bangalow is complete without a visit to WOODS. The bohemian vibe and seasonal menu is classic Byron and the cafe’s location right by the shops make for the perfect pit stop.


One of the oldest but still one of the best cafes in Byron Bay is the Byron Bay General Store. Serving up coffee and brunch since 1947 and still in its original building, the café is a local institution. The food is fresh, the interior rustic and the staff friendly. The menu is entirely plant-based, perfect for feeding the Byron masses.

8. the Byron Bay General Store

A kiosk we found off the beaten track, Folk is the epitome of a cosy, sunny spot to escape to. The team at Folk are committed to plant-based eating and make all their products in house. The space is light and spacious, complete with great tunes and plenty of laughter. Try one of their dairy-free smoothies to add some extra sweetness to your day.

9. Folk Byron Bay

We believe Byron Fresh is the pulse of Byron Bay, offering the perfect slice of quality food, premium coffee and a prime position for people watching. Byron Fresh is one of the rare cafes on this list that also serves up alcohol for when you’re feeling cheeky. Paired with one of their healthy, fresh meals it can be easily justified. There’s also live music on most days from 4 pm to 9 pm.

10. Byron Fresh

Combi in Byron Bay is the true pioneer of the humble smoothie bowl and is our number one recommendation when you’re on the hunt for something sweet and delicious. The window selection of vegan goodies also scream takeaway for later for an arvo snack- we can’t resist!

11. Combi Byron Bay

Not only a café but also a farm, Three Blue Ducks is the type of Byron Bay adventure we all need from time to time. Wander around the farm and introduce yourself to the animals and stroll through the sprawling produce gardens. The menu changes seasonally and there’s even a playground so you can bring the kids!

12. Three Blue Ducks

Coffee and cocktails come together seamlessly at The Roadhouse. Serving up Allpress coffee, a whole-food menu, woodfire pizzas by night and a long list of cocktails, there’s no shortage of goodness to go around. We suggest coming for dinner and ordering a delicious woodfire pizza and pairing it with a topless ride- which is one of their cocktails by the way!

13. The Roadhouse Byron Bay

One of the most stunning kiosk locations in Australia, Beach is a versatile restaurant and kiosk that offers priceless views over Clarkes Beach. There’s something for every occasion, from fish and chips to takeaway coffee to fine dining. At the restaurant, head chef Simon Palmer has crafted a delicious menu that showcases the best of coastal flavours and local produce.

14. Beach

One of the best cafes in Bryon Bay where the locals love to hang, Dip Café is a trendy coffee house with all the Aussie brunch staples. The open kitchen gives you a peek into the mastery going on behind it all, which becomes apparent once you take your first bite!

15. Dip Cafe

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