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The Best Breakfast in Byron Bay – 10 Spots You HAVE To Try

Looking for the best breakfast in Byron Bay? With such a huge range of options here’s 10 epic places for breakfast for all styles and budget!

Choosing the best breakfast in Byron Bay is a tough challenge – this awesome little surf town in Northern NSW has so many awesome food options to suit all tastes and budgets!

Whether you want a fry up to get over a big night out or a super healthy, vegan friendly meal to fill you full of natural goodness there’s a huge range on offer, and yes the coffee will be on point too.

To help you choose the best spot for brekkie here are 10 of my personal favourites that you have to try out during your next stay in the Bay…

I’ve also given each option a $ rating out of 5, with $ being the lowest, so you have an idea of price too!

Breakfast in Byron Bay – 10 Spots You HAVE To Try

1. The Rocks

My preferred spot for breakfast in Byron Bay, The Rocks is the cafe next to Aquarius Hostel on Lawson Street and always attracts a good mixed crowd of travellers and locals.

For value it’s one of the best spots around, with most brekkie options from $15 and the Eggs Benedict (with a choice of bacon or salmon) is always a solid option.

As a veggie the Super Bowl (part of the winter menu) is the perfect start to the day – packed full of tasty goodness and super filling.

Overall there’s a good range on the menu to suit all tastes and they have all the favourites you’d expect from a bustling breakfast cafe – including smashed avo on toast and a range of smoothies too.

Head Barista Pat makes a solid coffee, but their Chai Latte is my go to for starting the day.

It’s just across the road from the beach as well, so you can walk off your brekkie right afterwards!

Must try: Superbowl

Price Range: $$

Best For: Great value and solid portions

 

2. Bali Bagus

If you want breakfast as close to the beach as possible then Byrons Bali inspired cafe – Bali Bagus – is the spot to head. Situated right across from main beach you can enjoy the ocean breeze from this tasty little cafe or simply wander over and enjoy your brekkie in the park or on the beach itself!

As well as brekkie faves like avo on toast, eggs benny and granola Bali Bagus also serves up some super tasty, Indonesia style brekkies too. Go all out with a Nasi Goreng or tuck into a Canggu style hipster bowl with the Big Vegan.

Must try: Big Brekky or Big Vegan

Price Range: $$$

Best For: Big and wholesome dishes

 

3. The Farm

Out of all the places to eat in Byron Bay, The Farm is one of the most famous – and their breakfast options match the 

Situated about a 5 minute drive from the centre of town, The Farm sits out towards the highway – which also makes it an ideal spot for food before you head into Byron after your drive up/down the coast.

Surrounded by an organic farm the in house restaurant is run by the crew of Three Blue Ducks

The brekkie menu has a pretty eclectic choice of options and alongside the staples such as bircher museli or bacon and egg rolls you’ll also find the likes of spanner crab scramble and Filipino sausage – so there’s plenty to tempt the avid foodie.

They’ve got a pretty extensive coffee and tea menu to accompany your breakfast too, or if you’d prefer their breakfast cocktail menu is perfect for some hair of the dog!

Both the breakfast and evening menus change seasonally too and used heaps of locally sourced ingredients, so make sure you check the special board and latest menu before heading out there.

Must try: Filipino Sausage

Price Range: $$$$

Best For: Al fresco dinning

 

4. Bay Leaf Cafe

One of Chris Hemsworths favourite coffee spots, Bay Leaf cafe is one of the most central breakfast spots in Byron Bay, sitting just off the towns main high street.

With staple brekkie favourites like bircher museli and smahed avo, Bay Leaf Cafe also offers up some pretty tasty alternatives too – including stewed rhubarb with yogurt to the sweet corn fritter stack which is a personal favourite.

It gets pretty packed, especially with the pre work crowd so be prepared for a wait, but you can also order takeaway if you fancy brekkie on the beach.

Must try: Sweet corn fritter stack with avo

Price Range: $$$

Best For: Local vibes

 

5. The Topshop

If there was an award for the most hipster breakfast spot in Byron then The Topshop would be a solid contender for the title!

Despite being a little out of the main centre of town The Topshop is always busy and their all day menu is great value for money, with brekkie options starting at $13.50.

Whether you fancy a vegan BLT (my personal fave), an omlette bowl or an avo bagel everything is well priced and will hit the spot!

Once you’ve grabbed your food and/or coffee the grassy area outside is the go to spot, so come prepared with a picnic blanket if you fancy soaking up the sun whilst you eat.

Must try: Vegan BLT

Price Range: $$

Best For: Great value and hipsters 😉

 

6. Byron Fresh Cafe

Situated super close to the beach, Byron Fresh Cafe comes with a packed out menu that have even the most hungry morning person sorted out.

Ranging from fruitbowls and granola through to buttermilk hotcakes or their signature Big B there’s something to suit everyone – including veggies, vegans and gluten free.

You can also order your food to takeaway if you fancy a quick stroll up to the park or beach for an alfresco breakfast experience!

Must try: Byron Balance

Price Range: $$$$

Best For: Options close to the beach

 

7. Karkalla

Open Wed – Sun from 8am this isn’t strictly a breakfast spot, but their brunch menu (available 8am – 2pm) is perfect for those late risers and this smaller, intimate settings is ideal for those seeking chilled vibes.

They’ve honed in on a more limited, but well refined menu including everything from pancakes, eggs on sourdough (with a side of warrigal spinach) and bircher museli right through to some alternatives like tarka dhal and the signature Byron Fresh – wild hibiscus & pepper berry cured ocean trout with crème fraiche and capers served on a seeded bagel.

And if you really want to go all out with a boozey brunch you can also book in a 1.5 hour share style brunch with bottomless French Rose for AU$80 a head!

Must try: Byron Fresh

Price Range: $$$

Best For: Chilled out brunch

 

8. Combi

Another super popular spot for breakfast in Byron Bay is Combi, with its central location.

Out of all the options on the list their menu is probably the smallest – but the real draw here is their epic acai and smoothie bowls, with the Organic Chia Party being my pick of the bunch.

If you’re not feeling those there are some staples on the menu too – including avo on toast, toasted sandwhiches and even the unusual, but popular Sweet Sprouted Bread – which combines toasted sprouted bread, tahini and bannana all drizzled with local honey.

Seated is limited, but it’s a really nice airy, open cafe perfect for a break from the shops or en route to the beach.

Must try: Acai bowl

Price Range: $$$

Best For: Smoothies and Super Bowls

 

9. General Store

Another contender for the breakfast spot to be seen, the General Store attracts a daily crowd of locals and tourists a like.

Located a short drive or walk from the centre of town (towards Suffolk Park), their all day menu (from 7am to 2pm) has a select range of bowls, burgers and smoothie bowls to suit all food preferences and has one of the largest range of vegan friendly options in the Bay.

For those looking for something refreshing and light the Pitaya Bowl offers up a tasty mix of dragon fruit, banana and mango with coconut water. Or if you’re looking for a big feed The Lordy comes packed with a fried egg, haloumi, spinach slaw, tomato, battered potato cake, haloumi and smoky relish.

Seating is pretty limited so get in early to avoid the rush, or grab it to go and head to the beach for a chilled out brekkie.

Must try: The Lordy

Price Range: $$$

Best For: Local vibes

 

10. Folk

Tucked back in Sunrise, just off the main road into Byron Bay from the freeway, Folk is a bit of a hidden gem when it comes to the best breakfast in Byron Bay.

Specialising in veggie and plant based meals, touting organic, local and ethical ingredients this is the perfect spot to head if you want a fresh and lovingly prepared start to the day.

Meal wise the all day menu includes some awesome brekkie favourites – including granola, poached eggs and buckwheat banana hotcakes,  all of which come with an organic, local twist and an eclectic mix of flavours, which are sure to delight!

Must try: Poached with silverbeet mint pesto (and all the trimmings!)

Price Range: $$$

Best For: Veggies & Vegans

 

What’s your best breakfast in Byron Bay?

Any you’d add to the list?

 

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