Must visit cafes in Byron Bay
This little hidden treasure is just a short stroll out of town. Don’t be fooled by the fact it is located in a caravan park, make the trek out there as Folk is unique. Set right on the corner of the park entrance, Folk manages to create a tranquil space with it’s lovely treed outdoor areas. Folk concentrates on vegetarian, vegan, gluten free dishes and makes healthy stuff mighty tasty. Coffees, teas, chai and hot chocolates all step out of the box with amazing presentation. A chilled out indie vibe rounds this place off nicely.
Where: Located at the Discovery Caravan Park, Byron Bay
Hours: Open from 7 a.m to 2 p.m
Chilli Hot Chocolate & Matcha Mesquite Brew
Outdoor dining at Folk
Located smack bang in the middle of town, you really can’t miss this place. Literally, you can’t as it spills right over into the street. Housed in an old eclectic style building, you will find that every available space has been made use of. This creates a rather cosy vibe inside. Serving fresh and healthy food with a menu that seems to offer endless options. Everything is easy here, like a ‘welcome home’ type of easy, where you just sit back and relax. This place is busy, it’s open for breakfast early and stays open until late, so there is plenty of time to just mosey on in. As an added bonus they have live music out on the footpath most days.
Where: Jonson Street, Byron Bay
Hours: 7.30 a.m to 11 p.m
Outdoor dining at Fresh Byron
Fresh pastries at Fresh Byron
Bayleaf is one of those cafes that is a little gem and has been right from the start. With a huge patronage by the locals, it has now become extremely popular with tourists too and with good reason. The coffee is excellent, and so is the food. Bayleaf has such a following that they had to expand into the cafe next door (called Leaf & Grain) to keep up with demand. The now smaller menu offers good wholesome choices with lot’s of greens taking centre stage and they are delicious. Get here early if you want to nab a table as once this place gets going, you may be on the standby list for a table. Great tunes in the background, sit yourself outside if you don’t like the music too loud. If it’s coffee you are after then go nowhere else! They use the local brew (Marvel Street coffee roasters).
Where: Marvel Street, Byron Bay
Hours: 7 a.m to 3 p.m
Bayleaf Ocean Trout Salad