mamma’s favourite places to grab a bite
There are so many amazing options for eating out in Byron and surrounds - Mamma has done all the hard work for you though, and has found the best spots to enjoy a bite out with the family - all in one handy guide. There is always something new too, so make sure you check back here for all the latest dining spots!
The menu is super healthy and all organic, and the meals are colourful and tasty. It’s open early for coffee before all the other cafes, so perfect for those early risers.
For a super tasty meal in a cute hidden away spot in the centre of Byron - Light Years Asian Diner is the place to come. The food is incredible - it is Asian Fusion, and mostly small plates designed to share.
This place is colourful, friendly, really tasty and with some great kid menu options too
Sitting in the heart of Bruns and having been around since 1950 makes this bakery an institution around this area. Choc full of the best bakery bites - pies, sandwiches, pastries and treats, plus great coffee, you are sure to find something that will hit the spot.
Here you can grab take away coffee, toasted panini, pastries and more, or even order a spectacular gourmet hamper for a special picnic. You can grab a seat around the open balcony and then wander into the stunning Harvest Garden
Fantastic food, excellent service and a kid friendly corner make this a top spot for families. Grab your take away and head to the park or grab a table and chow down on some delicious options.
You will find yourself wanting to try EVERYTHING at this cute little patisserie hidden in an arcade in Mullumbimby!
When a claim is made of “The Best Burgers in Bruns”, one must test this claim.
Perched over the corner of Lawson and Jonson Streets, you can do some great people watching while you down some oysters and a cheeky cocktail.
Mamma LOVES a cafe play area combo - it’s even better when the food is THIS GOOD.
The perfect pit-stop pick-me-up! Mamma says you must stop by the Beach Take Away Kiosk for some snacks and drinks on your way to Clarkes Beach with the kiddos.
The Three Blue Ducks guys can do no wrong it seems with their philosophy of local produce, low waste and ethical farming, but not only that - the menu here is amazing!
Mamma loves the eclectic furniture and the hidden-away aspect of this popular bohemian restaurant. Enjoy a late afternoon swim at the beach before dropping in for an early dinner!
Sneakily hidden between the industrial estate and town, Folk is at the entrance to the Discovery Park caravan park, and is a popular spot for coffee all day long. Mamma loves that these guys are organic, ethical and plant based .. perfectly Byron really!
Firstly, Mamma has got to say - the staff here are FANTASTIC. So friendly, nothing was an issue, and happy…which is sure to put a smile on your face! The food will also make you smile actually, AND they do kids sizes of almost all of the menu items
With a view of one of the most iconic buildings in the Byron Shire, and views overlooking the bay, it is worth a pit stop at the Cape Byron Lighthouse Cafe for a breather.
Mamma thinks this is one of the best places to get your early morning coffee or smoothie when you are doing the lighthouse sunrise walk … and it’s pretty darn good for lunch after a swim too!
Pizza, burgers, fish, salads, coffee, take home meals and a general store! Eat here for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Come straight from the beach, or on your way to catch some waves.
You won’t miss out on any beautiful sunshine and sea breezes here, there are plenty of tables, without feeling crowded, plus an all-day breakfast menu!
If you are looking for something easy and convenient for feeding with the family - the Byron Corner Store is a sandwich bar that offers a great range of foods and drinks for yourself and your little ones and right in the heart of Jonson Street.
Set inside the Enchanted Wood Nursery, this new cafe is worth a visit! And a great way to justify buying a few plants for yourself.
When you need a fast Mex hit, Mamma says drop in here. This is the ultimate in no mess and no fuss family dining. Mamma loves the Byron Bay Chilli sauce choices and says go HOT or GO HOME!
Grab some board games for the kids and get a spot under the giant Fig out In the courtyard. Hopefully you will get to see some great live music while you are here too!
This has to be Mamma’s favourite Vietnamese eatery within the Shire! The food is just so light, delicious and bursting with so much flavour! Such a beautiful energy in this place and tasty food.
Say ‘cheers’ when your favourites are a hot chocolate and kid’s avo on toast! But be prepared to have a bit of a decision to make choosing what you want to eat at Yum Yum’s… because it is all pretty “yum yum”!
Just up the hill from Clarkes Beach this cafe should be one of your go-to’s for something delicious to eat or drink after your swim.
On any typically gorgeous Byron day, it is perfect to sit outside in the sunshine at one of their recycled barrel tables. Or sit around one of the planter boxes and enjoy some coffee with your Vit D. PS try a focaccia if they have any left!
Doma Cafe in Federal is one of those delights you happen to stumble across on a lazy day while going for a drive.
These guys have a really nice menu to choose from, lots of deliciousness to fill the hungry bellies! Plus, this cafe surprised Mamma, from the bucket of chalk to the cute takeaway section (Leaf & Grain) next door.
OH NO! Mamma has just heard that Diner 55 has just closed down! But … they will be reopening soon as a new and improved venue. Good luck to the team there, and we will be waiting by the gates for the grand reopening!!