Byron Bay Food Bucketlist

I recently spent a month up in Byron Bay, NSW which gave me enough time to sample the local way of living and source the best places to eat and drink. Needless to say, I fell in love with this place and all that it has to offer. 

Thanks also to the help of some friends I was able to nail down the best of the best so you can simply enjoy your break without too much food for thought.

Best Chai

Spice Byron Bay: it’s a hole in the wall shop with the finest chais and mushroom supplies in Byron. The Golden Chai is one of my favourites! It’s next to the convenience store up from Baskin Robbins so you shouldn’t miss it. 

Best coffee

The Barefoot Brew Room: with groovy wall murals and a cute dog to pat this place only sells your finest morning brews but is the shiz.

Best Brekkie Rolls

The Byron Bay Corner Store: make sure you order the deluxe brekkie roll which comes with bacon, egg, avocado, halloumi and chutney. It is filling and delicious. All the food here looks fresh and tasty.

The General Store Deluxe brekkie rolls are the best in Byron Bay.

The General Store brekkie rolls are the best!

Fishheads deluxe brekkie burger is a close second and being able to eat by the sea is an added bonus. If you do stop here enjoy the fresh-made juices. 

Best Brunch

Bayleaf Cafe: a great spot for breakfast or brunch with good coffee. The toasted sandwiches and fresh salads are super yummy and if pastries are your thing then you’ll love what they have on offer here too.


Best dinner

Three Blue Ducks at The Farm: you 100% must have dinner here! It’s more on the pricey end of dinners but totally worth it. There’s live music on weekends, plenty of room for the kids to play, vibing ambience and the food is fantastic.

Light years Asian Dining should also be on your list with delicious cocktails and tasty Asian tapas at an affordable price.

Enjoy cocktails at Light Years Asian Dining

The cocktails at Light Years Asian Dining are divine.


The Mez Club is another awesome dinner spot with delectable tapas and share plates with beautiful decor.


Best Seafood

Hunky Dory’s and Fishheads we’re both in the running for best seafood. The grilled seafood packs at both are fresh and fantastic.


Best Ice Cream

In the Pink: “The flavour called peanut butter Nutella will blow ya socks off” says our mate Suz who’s pretty much a Byron local.  They have a huge variety of delicious flavours with decent serving sizes so you and the kids won’t be disappointed. 

Alternatively, a good ol Baskin Robbins ice cream always does the trick if you find all these new flavours too overwhelming.

Spirit Quest Travel enjoys an Ice Cream from Baskin Robbins

Enjoy a Baskin Robbins ice cream by the beach

If you’re more into frozen yoghurt over ice cream definitely check out Yoflo. It’s vegan and our mate Suz recommends to get it with the brownie and hot fudge sauce. We certainly weren’t disappointed.


Best Açai Bowls

Combi: definitely try the peanut butter açai bowls, they’re delicious and the chai is good too. Combi make delectable desserts that look so good you don’t want to ruin the artwork by eating them. The venue is delightful and the staff are friendly so we are confident you’ll love this place as much as we do. 

Combi acai bowls are a must have in Byron Bay.

Combi acai bowls are a must-have in Byron Bay.

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