After a recent family holiday, our founder Belinda notes her favourite restaurants, cafes and bars around Byron Bay and Northern Rivers.  If you're planning a trip this Summer be sure to pop by some of her top pics below.  Image via Bondi Wash stylist, Jason Grant.


A locally owned restaurant located in the historic village of Newrybar.  Enjoy fresh food sourced from local artisan producers which showcase the diversity of the regions local farmers. Following lunch you can take a walk through the adjacent edible garden.


Authentic Japanese located in picturesque Federal.  Located only a short drive from Bangalow, it's a great spot for lunch and is now open for Dinner from Thursday to Saturday.

Raes on Wategos

Raes is the perfect venue with views overlooking one of the most beautiful beaches in Byron Bay - Wategos.  The cellar bar is a wonderful spot for an afternoon cocktail and light snack, open from midday to sunset daily.

Bang Bang

An ambient restaurant in the heart of town - Bang Bang is asian fusion at its best.  If you're famished you can enjoy a banquet selected by the chefs or arrange multiple share plates between you and your guests.  They also have a great cocktail and mocktail menu to enjoy.

La Casita

La Casita is a cosy Mexican restaurant located 20 minutes north of Byron Bay in the riverside town of Brunswick Heads.  The meals are authentic and mostly cooked via hearth and you can sample a large range of Mexican beer, agave and tequila during dinner. 


A delicious cafe with a commitment to vegetarian & plant based eating.  Open daily for breakfast and brunch - the menu is nourishing with fantastic coffee and chai. 


Located at Belongil beach, we recommend booking at Treehouse for dinner and enjoying their expansive wood fired pizza menu.  On a Saturday night you can also watch live music while you dine - just check their Facebook page for the details. 


Fleet offers a concise but ever-changing menu which is hand picked by the kitchen daily.  The selection of dishes are tailored to your party and the kitchen takes all dietary requirements into consideration.  Located just 15 minutes north of Byron in Brunswick Heads.


A great cafe open for breakfast and lunch with all produce sourced fresh from local farmers and growers.  You can sit and enjoy a coffee all day or grab some takeaway for a quick bite to eat between shopping and relaxing on the beach.

 Light Years

An asian bar and diner with bold and colourful food and refreshing cocktails.  It's a great spot for dinner any day of the week as the staff are friendly and the atmosphere is fun. 


A plant-based cafe on station street in Bangalow.  The menu is thoughtfully curated for seasonal eating - enjoy local coffee, delicious smoothies and some beautiful vegetarian dishes in this quaint venue.


A new restaurant in Pottsville (around 30 minutes north of Byron Bay) with a set menu of dishes that are selected by the kitchen and change seasonally to highlight the best of Northern Rivers produce.  


Top Shop

Located up on the hill from Clarkes Beach, Top Shop is an old 1950's milk bar with great burgers, breakfast and coffee.

Top Shop Byron Bay