Byron Bay is one of Australia’s most iconic beachside destinations. Every year more than 2 million visitors come to this beautiful part of New South Wales. Renowned for its laid-back vibe, great surf and fabulous brunch scene, Byron Bay also has a reputation for being a centre of excellence when it comes to coffee. Here’s our pick for some of the very best cafes in Byron Bay:
It might have a rather understated shopfront but ask any local and they will tell you that Sparrow is definitely one of the best coffee shops in Byron Bay.
Nestled right in the heart of the main strip, Sparrow serves up delicious Allpress Coffee, as well as a selection of fresh juices and the ever popular coconut water.
It’s usually busy here, but the vibe is always warm and friendly. Not least from the staff.
They also offer some excellent pastries. And if you are in a hurry you can always pre-order your drink via their very own coffee app.
Address: 1B Byron Street, Byron Bay
Enjoying possibly the best location in the whole of Byron, Beach offers sensational views of Clarkes Beach from the beachfront just off it.
A very classy café which has a warm and relaxed ambiance, they rather aptly serve up the Byron Bay Coffee Company’s organic ‘beach’ blend. If you are ordering a takeaway you may even get to see dolphins splashing about whilst you wait!
Should you wish to dine in the though, rest assured the food here is delicious. Head chef Simon Palmer has developed an excellent menu that proudly showcases dishes that champion local produce and coastal flavours.
Address: Clarkes Beach, 2 Massinger Street, Byron Bay
One of Byron’s most iconic venues, The Roadhouse is a coffee shop by day and cocktail bar at night.
Boasting a sprawling terrace, this light and airy whole-food café has a somewhat rustic, yet chic charm that perfectly personifies the essence of Byron.
Serving Allpress coffee by the gallon load to ever appreciative locals, The Roadhouse also offers up a delicious whole-food menu, a range of excellent woodfire pizzas in the evening and a wide selection of exceptional cocktails.
Expect to queue for a little while to get in to the establishment, such is the café’s popularity. But don’t be too discouraged by any line up because it is definitely worth the wait.
Address: 6/142 Bangalow Road, Byron Bay
Another place that is always busy with its fair share of locals is the Bayleaf Café.
Known for its excellent vibe and charming interior décor that radiates a certain bohemian essence, the food is very, very good here. Taking the form of fresh, organic eats that satisfying even the most discerning of palettes.
The coffee is exceptional as well.
Blackboard Coffee is the house blend, and they offer full menu of soul satisfying options specifically roasted for them.
If you fancy something a little different, especially on a hot day, their Coconut Cold Brew served with dried flower petals should excite you.
Address: 2 Marvell Street, Byron Bay
Although it is a little off the beaten track, a trip to Folk is definitely worth it.
Situated in a holiday park, this local coffee shop has actually featured in Vogue! It is a beautiful café that serves ethical, local and organic produce in a pleasant setting that incorporates lush greenery, custom made timber benchtops, interesting artwork, pottery and other such quaint adornments.
Offering a plant-based menu, where all the food is made in-house, their coffee of choice is Dukes Coffee Roasters. Which is always delicious and immaculately served.
If you fancy something a little different though, why not try one of their fantastic flower garnished smoothies?
Address: 399 Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay