The Best Healthy Cafes in Byron Bay

Best Healthy Cafe's in Byron Bay

Byron is an amazing destination for so many reasons, but the food here is HIGH up on that list. After multiple trips there to zen out from busy Sydney city life, I feel well-placed to give you my favourite haunts for health food. Think epic acai bowls, avocado toast and poached eggs you ever did eat! You probably caught it all on my 'gram at @thefitfoodieblog, right?!

The Farm

Set in one of the most beautiful settings just out of Byron town centre is The Farm - which plays host to restaurant Three Blue Ducks. Their main-stay restaurants in Bronte and St Peters in Sydney are SO crowded on weekends, but with good reason. The produce is fresh, the portions generous, and the menu inventive with seasonal produce. Load up on their salads with herbs fresh from their garden beds, local roasted pumpkin, and don't forget the house-made almond milk in your coffee. It's also open for dinner, but service can be slow later in the day. Just get on Byron time and suck it up.

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Bayleaf Cafe

Bayleaf is in the centre of Byron and is the perfect spot for a healthy weekend brunch and people watching. Hang out with a delicious Dandelion Chai and watch the surfers stroll past with their boards. You'll want to get there early for a table, but if you hit the rush, hang out for a cuppa at their sister cafe next door until a table comes free. The favourite dish here? the ceviche (seasonal) or green brekkie bowl (below).


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Folk

Quintessentially Byron. It's chill, pretty, with a herb patch and a healthy, wholefoods menu using local and seasonal produce. They use mis-matched grandma's plates in a nod to being eco-friendly, but the outdoor seating area looks anything but dated. Very instagrammable - standing on tables and chairs is expected. So is a man-bun or dreadlocks.

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Woods

This is the sister cafe to Folk (see above) which plays host to exactly the same menu. Don't change what works, right? The interior is just as beautiful and is set in a little community of cute boutiques and interior stores. Head out to Bangalow (15 minute drive from town) for a change of scenery and a slower pace. Take a book, order your favourite salad and chai, and kick back with your new Rowie purchases from next door.

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The General Store

I love the vibes of this place. it has outdoor seating or laid-back sunny afternoons. Plenty of vegan and veggie options if thats your thing, and the old-school pre-commercial Byron hippie vibes. You'd be hard pressed to find anyone wearing shoes here. There's also a swing to sip your latte on. Well worth the ten-minute walk out of town. More good green bowls, eggs, avocado and acai bowls here.

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Combi

With house made nut mylks, amazing smoothies & raw cakes, Combi is healthy dessert heaven. Don't overlook the all-day lunch menu either though - it's all organic. Not a huge range of savoury dishes, but the raw Phad Thai is a fresh, delicious salad if you're after something light. Or head in for brekkie and treat yourself to the Peanut Butter Acai Bowl topped with chocolate granola and fresh banana slices. A sweet tooth's DREAM.

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Of notable mention is also Harvest (although this is a 15-minute drive from Byron in Newrybar) which has the most amazing oysters, and everything is locally bought, grown or foraged.

Topshop has good acai bowls. Grab a blanket from the basket and sit on the grass outside.

Roadhouse is also epic for breakfast and lunch (and even dinner, when they feel like it!) but the opening hours are super erratic. Get your fill of mushroom lattes, bulletproofs or wood fired king prawns. They also do homemade pizzas if your SO isn't feeling the health vibes.

Did I miss any of your favourite healthy Byron spots? Share them in the comments below!

Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also writes for national health magazines, has launched a range of Protein Ball Mixes: Fit Mixes, and is the author of Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017).

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