The East Coast of Australia is blessed with local, seasonal produce, so you can expect changing menus, fun creations & old favs.
The food scene in the Far North Coast of NSW has been reborn, with so many great places to dig in.
If you are hungry by the end of this. I have done my job!
The hinterland of Byron Bay is stunning. You could wander for hours, stumbling upon gorgeous little towns, roadside fruit stalls & organic farms.
On your journey you will come across trendy little Newrybar, a quaint town about 10 mins from Byron. Whether its a coffee & freshly baked pasty for breakfast, a long lazy lunch with loved ones or a romantic dinner date, they have you covered. Unlike many places in Byron Bay, this is loved equally by locals & visitors alike, so there is always a great mix & feel to the place.
Hint: Visit in the morning to soak in the sunlight & sit among sunflowers. From 7am – sold out the old bakery sells freshly baked croissants & other treats. This is priority! Run don’t walk.
Because everyone needs a strong coffee in the morning!
Bayleaf does beautiful seasonal food & you wont go hungry. They have delicious daily specials like shitake wakame dashi broth with beetroot soba noodles, asian mushroom, kale, black rice & house made spicy kimchi. UM YES! They also have an all day menu, so breakfast for lunch anyone?
This is my fav brekkie item. Falafel cucumber & homemade yogurt.
Because everyone loves carbs…
The Bread Social is made up of local baking legends Tom Scott, Sam Saulwick and Paul Giddings, who together bake everything from organic sourdoughs to delish pastries. DROOOOOOOL. You can find the Bread Social at ‘The Farm’ (more on this below).
Hint: Grab some freshly baked goodies & local produce & picnic under the macadamia trees at The Farm.
The Farm is actually a farm. They harvest everything from fruit & veg to meat. Essentially it’s about as farm-to-plate as you can get in these parts.
The Farm was born in Bondi, Sydney & came to Byron just recently. Its a gorgeous spot that will remind you of how important being part of the ethical food cycle is. You can cruise around & see where your food comes from, chat to the local cows & just enjoy the sun. I recommend Three Blue Ducks for lunch, The Farms restaurant, or indulge in an afternoon picnic. There is a produce store where you can pick up local cheeses, meats & other bits & pieces. So just BYO picnic rug & grab a bottle of wine from the restaurant & you are SORTED! There is also live music on a Sunday afternoon, so grab a drink & enjoy the view.
Its hearty food made with love & you will dig it!