There’s a plethora of cafes, shops and things to see when you come to Byron. For such a tiny town, it sure packs a lot into a few small streets. With such stunning beaches, beautifully decked out cafes, and boutiques aplenty there’s lots to see and do while you’re here. Here’s a roundup of a few of my favourite spots.
To Eat: The Byron General Store-Recently opened and taking over historic Mac’s Cafe on Bangalow Road, this place always seems to be pumping. With a sunny relaxed vibe and awesome menu based around local ingredients, this is one of our favourite places to get a coffee or acai bowl.
Folk Cafe-Blink and you’ll miss it, this is located on the road right before you get into Byron beside the campground. Delicious, fresh vegetarian food that is health conscious and also tastes great. Served up in an Insta-worthy setting of plants with a warm 70’s feel. The burrito is something I dream about on the regular.
Harvest-While technically in Newrybar, a short but stunning 15 minute drive from Byron, Harvest is well worth the journey. The coffee is amazing, and they have their own 150 year old oven where they bake the best sourdough I’ve ever tasted. Their menu has a focus on local and seasonal, and they have their own garden out the back. Also a popular wedding and reception venue.
To Shop: 11:11 Boutique-It’s not possible to go in here and not want to buy everything. With a gorgeously curated collection of denim, swimwear, and the most perfect linen dresses. They feature awesome Aussie labels such as Bec and Bridge, Zulu and Zephyr, and One Teaspoon.
Hope and May- I could honestly live in this shop. Their recent renos have made it into a gorgeous all-white palette with pops of neutrals giving it an elegant beachy feel. In here you’ll find homewares, stunning dresses, and their own labels Poppy and Gypsy Sisters.
Coffee: Sparrow – The tiniest perch but they make the best coffee in town. Serving up Allpress this place somehow manages to always be busy, but I’ve never waited longer than 5 minutes for a coffee. I don’t know how they do it, it’s magic.
Leaf and Grain – Little brother to Bayleaf Cafe beside it, this is where you get takeaways from instead of Bayleaf now. They have an awesome array of salads and sandwiches each day too.
Stay: The Bower- This place is a white and black minimalist dream. With beach luxury combined with a minimalist feel and lots of linen, this is the perfect place to crash after a day on the beach. With amazing attention to detail, one of their units even has a glass ceiling in the bathroom so you can laze in the bath and look at the stars.
The Atlantic- Located in the most perfect spot in town, within walking distance of everything, but surrounded by palm trees making it feel super secluded as well. This collection of individual cottages and guesthouses is everything you need to feel at home away from home.