A guide to Byron Bay eats

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Having just arrived back from a week in Byron Bay with a belly full of delicious food and countless memories, I thought what better way than to share all my favourites cafes and restaurants on the blog.

Ever since visiting Byron Bay a few years ago, I’d been longing to come back. There is something about this little hippie town that lures you in and makes you never want to leave. Whether it’s the stunning beaches, relaxed vibe, warm weather or just the amazing selection of fresh and wholesome food, it’s a place I will return to over and over again without getting sick of.

I’ve compiled a list of every where we ate that are all vegan friendly, and seriously scrumptious. Here goes;

Bayleaf Cafe 

2 Marvel Street, Byron Bay

In the short 6 days we had in Byron Bay, we visited Bayleaf Cafe 3 times. The extensive menu caters for everyones needs; breaky greens, avocado toast and quinoa porridge just to name a few. You could try a different coffee every day of the week and still wouldn’t cover everything they have to offer.

My tip; breakfast greens with sourdough (best bread in Byron Bay) and a cold drip coffee. This was the perfect lighthouse walk fuel.

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Leaf & Grain

next door to Bayleaf Cafe on Marvel Street

This new little take away joint offers salads, fresh baked bread and delicious coffee for people on the run. Owned by the same people as Bayleaf, it is the perfect spot to grab a quick bite and drink for those who don’t have time to sit down.

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Folk 

1/399 Ewingsdale Rd, Byron Bay

Set a little out of the main town, located on the edge of a caravan park is the cutest, most relaxed and welcoming cafe I may have ever visited. Although a small menu, there is something to cater for everybody. I found the staff to be super friendly and accommodating – changing the coconut scrambled eggs for roast pumpkin in my nourishing breakfast bowl.

They too, offer a range of coffees from my favourite coffee roaster in Melbourne, Duke’s. Yay! My soy latte hit the spot in the scorching Byron sun.

If you’re lucky enough, grab a table outside. And don’t bother wearing shoes, most locals don’t anyway..

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Breakfast nourishing bowl: quinoa, greens, sauerkraut, roast pumpkin, cherry tomatoes and smashed avo on sprouted bread with sunflower seeds. This is the ultimate breaky for me.

 

Top Shop 

65 Carlyle St, Byron Bay

Think açai bowls, loaded burgers, fresh juices and take away coffee. Perfect place for a morning bite and coffee after a swim or to refuel for lunch.

We enjoyed veggie burgers here for lunch one day and can I say, this was the best veggie burger I’ve ever had. A crispy flavoursome chickpea patty with fresh salad and a green tahini sauce all piled high in a crispy, fluffy bread roll, mmmm!

Honorable mention also goes to the classic açai bowl. A sweet yet refreshing blend of açai berries with banana and apple juice, topped with crunchy almond granola and fresh fruit, this one really hit the spot.

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Naked Treaties

2/3 Marvel Street, Byron Bay

Tucked away on Marvel Street is a little haven for live and raw vegan food. They have the biggest juice, smoothie and raw treats menu I have ever seen. Be sure to check out the fridge for daily raw salad and wrap specials as they’re always whipping up something a bit different and innovative.

I enjoyed a ‘I am Zen’ smoothie bowl consisting of banana, mango, greens and a whole bunch of superfoods. Delish!

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Miss Margarita

2 Jonson Street, Byron Bay

The Fonda Mexican of Byron Bay except five times better (sorry Fonda!). Vibrant, abundant fresh mexican fare with killer cocktails. I recommend coming from 5-7pm from memory for Happy Hour. The strawberry coconut colada was to die for as was the espresso martini I enjoyed.

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Orgasmic Food Byron Bay 

11 Bay Ln, Byron Bay 

The name says it all. Seriously the best falafels I’ve ever had, not to mention super affordable. We shared a plate for about $18 piled high with all sorts of dip, tomato & cucumber salad, lettuce salad, tabbouli and 6 crispy falafel balls alongside a half pita each and we were stuffed! 

This is a must.

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Safe to say we ate our way around Byron Bay with satisfied tummies!

Until next time Byron, I’ll be back..

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