10 Places to Get the Best Breakfast in Byron Bay
Start your day right at one of the ten best places for breakfast in Byron Bay.
Byron’s motto is cheer up, slow down, chill out, so it’s only right that you treat yourself to a long lazy breakfast or two – or three or four – while you’re here. In fact, there are so many great breakfast spots, you might need to stay longer to try them all! But if you don’t have forever, let us point you in the right direction.
We’ve munched our way around town to find the best breakfast in Byron Bay, and these are the ten places that make us excited to get out of bed.
With an inventive menu of fresh, organic food and local produce, Bayleaf is a Byron favourite for breakfast. Our go-to is the Breakky Greens, but crowd-pleasers include the sweet corn fritter stack, Bircher muesli, poached eggs with house-made dukkah, and honey-roasted oats with coconut and rhubarb compote.
Bayleaf has some of the best coffee around – even Chris Hemsworth has been spotted here getting his morning caffeine fix. You’ll find a full menu with Blackboard coffee roasted just for the café. Or you could try one of the café’s innovative creations like its Coconut Cold Brew.
Bayleaf perfectly sums up the Byron vibe with its cool atmosphere, attentive staff, great coffee, and attractive spaces to share good times with friends. It’s no secret that this is one of the best places for breakfast in Byron Bay, so either aim to get here early or be prepared to wait for a table. Failing that, the café also has a separate area for takeaway where you can get a variety of salads, sandwiches, and sweet treats.
Find it: 2A Marvell St, Byron Bay
Set in a cosy whitewashed wooden cottage about a five-minute drive from town, Folk Café offers an intriguing menu of local, plant-based breakfast selections with a largely vegetarian menu. It invites you in with its attractive garden setting and plays swinging tunes – even the menu arrives tucked into an old record album cover.
Start with a coffee from Dukes of Melbourne or a dairy-free smoothie. From there, choose from tempting items like the Folk Burrito, poached eggs with silverbeet mint pesto, organic buckwheat banana pancakes, or avocado toast. The staff at Folk source locally and make their products in-house, and the place is a true paradise for coffee lovers.
Find it: 1/399 Ewingsdale Rd, Byron Bay
On the outskirts of Byron, you’ll find The Roadhouse, where creative brunch dishes made with the best seasonal produce draw the crowds to the Roady’s sprawling terrace.
Have a seat in the sunny courtyard and ponder the many breakfast choices, such as the popular Roady green bowl, Mushie Scramble, or fruit granola. Grab a delicious Allpress coffee for your wake-up call, or select your favourite cold-pressed juice.
The Roadhouse team is dedicated to sourcing and using the freshest and best local produce, and their menu changes daily to bring you the best of the season.
Find it: 6/142 Bangalow Rd, Byron Bay
Three Blue Ducks, The Farm
Located on an 86-acre working farm about a ten-minute drive from Byron, Three Blue Ducks uses farm products or other local suppliers for much of its produce. This is authentic farm-to-plate dining, and the covered outdoor patio offers sweeping countryside views to complete the experience.
You can try some imaginative breakfast choices, like the Filipino sausage and the spanner crab scramble, but they also have familiar favourites like bacon and egg rolls and bircher muesli. There’s an extensive coffee and tea menu to accompany your breakfast or even breakfast cocktails if the mood strikes you.
Three Blue Ducks’ menu leans more on the expensive side, but it’s a perfect place for food lovers to enjoy a relaxed morning meal in a beautiful setting. The only downside to being one of the best restaurants Byron Bay has to offer is that it’s always busy. We’d recommend booking ahead if possible.
Find it: 11 Ewingsdale Rd, Ewingsdale
A Byron icon, Top Shop sits perched on a hill just outside of town in a retro 1950s milk bar. The place has been transformed into a fun spot for breakfast where you can enjoy the laid-back vibes and soak up the sunshine on the grass outside while enjoying some great food.
Breakfast faves include smoothies, acai bowls, and bacon and egg rolls. Other top choices are avo bagels, vegan BLTs, and omelette bowls. Sydney’s Single Origin Roasters partners with the café to provide its great morning brew, and kombucha is also on tap.
The surf memorabilia and welcoming vibe make Top Shop one of the favourite breakfast stops for both locals and visitors. You could even grab a tempting pastry, muffin, or juice and walk to Clarkes Beach for breakfast on the sand!
Find it: 65 Carlyle St, Byron Bay
For a little taste of France with your morning brunch, head to Dip Café. Dip stands for Dining in Paris, and the menu deliciously reflects the chef’s French origins with savoury crepes, pain au chocolat, and luscious French pastries with jam. The open kitchen layout also lets you have a peek at where the culinary magic is happening.
The café’s art deco décor, jazzy music, and antique-filled space are inspired by 1930s Paris. Breakfast favourites include eggs benedict, buttermilk pancakes, bacon and egg baguette, and a fully loaded croque madame. And, of course, it would be rude not to pair it with a cup of local Byron Bun coffee. Afterwards, the beach is only a quick five-minute stroll away.
Find it: 1/21/25 Fletcher St, Byron Bay
The Rocks at Aquarius
One of Byron’s hidden gems, the Rocks café offers a great breakfast or brunch just a couple of minutes’ walk from the beach.
Locally roasted coffee from Byron Bay Coffee Company gives you a good kickstart to the morning. Among the tasty dishes to try are the bacon and egg roll with hash browns and the health bowls, but be sure to check out the specials board. Plenty of brekkie favourites and freshly squeezed juices fill out the menu.
The chefs use locally sourced produce, which, combined with the beach vibe and friendly service, provides you with all the ingredients you need for a perfect casual breakfast near the ocean.
Find it: 16 Lawson St, Byron Bay
When the craving for breakfast strikes at any time of day, the Hideout Byron Bay is a great choice. This café offers a tempting all-day, seven-day-a-week brekkie menu and is conveniently located just a four-minute walk from the beach.
Choose to eat inside with a brick-walled backdrop or outside on the covered deck. Good-humoured service shines through from the menu, where you can select based on whether you just want a lite snack, you’re peckish, or totally starving!
Try the Big Breakfast (eggs, bacon, sausages, baked beans, grilled tomatoes, and organic bread), corn fritters, or baked potato rosti for heartier appetites. The grilled banana with bacon and maple syrup or buttermilk pancakes are great for something lighter, or grab a muffin or muesli with fruit and yoghurt for a quick bite. Add their speciality coffee and freshly squeezed juice to round out a great start to your day!
Find it: 6/13 Lawson St, Byron Bay
Bali Bagus Café
Bali Bagus Café is just steps from the beach and offers fresh local food with a casual beach vibe. Indulge in some Indonesian-style breakfast dishes like nasi goreng or tuck into favourite’s like eggs benny or granola. The Big Brekky is also a good choice, with bacon, eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, a potato fritter, spinach, and a cashew hollandaise sauce on toast.
Get your morning caffeine kick with the organic Exotic Blend Coffee Bagus offers from the Byron Bay Coffee Company, or get a fresh-pressed juice or dairy-free smoothie. There are plenty of vegan options, including acai bowls, avo toast, and fruit shakes.
‘Bali Flavours, Byron Vibes’ captures the friendly, casual essence of Bagus, which is surfer welcoming and dog-friendly. Take in the ocean breeze as you dine in the open, airy restaurant, or take your meal across the street to enjoy in the park or on the beach!
Find it: 3/14 Bay St, Byron Bay
Combi’s menu is predominantly plant-based, and it offers great breakfast choices.
This is the place to get some of the best smoothie bowls in town, including their acai bowl with berries, pistachios, and coconut flakes.
The bright and airy spot is only a few blocks from Main Beach and is a great breakfast choice before or after some time on the sand. The focus on healthy, delicious food includes some great brekkie options like vegan buckwheat pancakes and avo on toast. If you fancy something a bit different, try the more unusual but tasty Sweet Sprouted Bread.
Combi offers homemade mylk (coconut or almond milk) to add to its coffee, matcha, or mylkshakes. Its tables spill out onto the adjacent pavement and attract passers-by hungry for a great morning meal.
Find it: 5b/21, 25 Fletcher St, Byron Bay
Where’s your go-to for the best breakfast in Byron Bay?
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