Colourful people, stunning beaches and some of the best coffee in the world: Byron Bay’s cafes are a big part of what makes our town such a holiday hotspot.
Search for the ‘best cafes near me’ while wandering down Main Beach, Clarkes or Wategos and you’ll reveal a stellar list of options for grabbing a top-notch flat white, espresso or cold-press coffee.
But there’s more: Byron’s cafes also boast some of the best menus in Australia, often filled with organic and locally-sourced produce and always served in style. It’s one reason why the locals love these cafes too. And why the good ones are always packed.
Make your next coffee in Byron one worth savouring. Check out our list of Byron Bay’s best local coffee shops then track them down using these great Byron Bay maps.
4/8 Banksia Drive, Byron Bay
Open Monday to Friday 7am till 2pm (3pm for coffee)
Coffee served: Marvell Street Coffee
This dynamic weekday hub – tucked in the A&I estate – is something of a local secret. Focused around a long communal table, this cafe represents the close connection of Byron’s best coffee shops to the local community. This spacious cafe serves up Marvel Street Coffee alongside juices, kombucha and a breakfast cafe menu filled with classics and inventive surprises. And it’s always buzzing with lively chatter – not least from its friendly staff. Open Monday to Friday 7am till 2pm (3pm for coffee).
399 Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay
Open 7 days 7.30am – 2.30pm
Coffee served: Dukes Coffee Roasters and Marvell Street Coffee
How about a local coffee shop that’s featured in Vogue but located in a holiday park? Head towards The Farm and, on the way, discover Folk: a great Byron cafe serving ethical and seasonal produce. It’s simple and delicious menu includes cold-pressed juices, flower-garnished smoothies and all the hot, cold and iced coffee options you could possibly want. It’s also opened an equally gorgeous sister café in Bangalow called Woods. Be warned: it’s very easy to spend a whole day lounging on a blanket or sinking into a comfy chair in this coffee-lovers haven!
2 Marvell Street, Byron Bay
Open 7 days 7am till 2.30pm
Coffee served: Marvell Street Coffee
This local cafe’s inventive menu offers beautifully-presented, fresh, organic food ready to tempt any appetite. Its tables are normally packed both indoors and outside, but locals and tourists agree that it’s always worth the wait. Next door, its sister store – Leaf & Grain – offers quick and healthy takeaway options including colourful salads and artisan breads, right in the heart of Byron. Bayleaf’s inventive spirit extends to its coffees too. Try the Coconut Cold Brew, served with the cafe’s trademark dried flower petals or select a classic from their full coffee menu, brewed from the Bay’s own Marvell Street Coffee Roasters.
Clarkes Beach, 2 Massinger Street, Byron Bay
Takeaway kiosk open daily from 7am until late afternoon. Restaurant Open 7 days 7.30am – late
Coffee served: Byron Bay Coffee Company
It would be hard to find a great coffee any closer to the beach! Enjoy panoramic ocean views as you gaze out over Clarkes Beach from this versatile restaurant and beach kiosk. Beach celebrates the whole array of beach dining options, even serving Byron Bay Coffee Company’s organic ‘beach’ blend. Where else in the world can you grab a great takeaway coffee or fish and chips en route to the beach, enjoy wood fired grilled prawns overlooking the beach for lunch and then return in the evening for a fine dining experience?
65 Carlyle Street, Byron Bay
Open 6.30am – 4pm 7 days/week
Coffee served: Single O
Smoothies, single-origin coffees and delicious pastries offer a sweet finish to a cafe menu boasting an unmatched burger selection. From beef to chicken, mushroom to halloumi, your taste buds will find what they’re craving on The Top Shop’s blackboard menu, all served between house-made buns. Gather around a table in this popular local hang-out or sprawl out on the grass under blue skies. Alternatively, grab a takeaway and head down to Clarkes Beach, only an eight-minute stroll away.
6/142 Bangalow Road, Byron Bay
Open Monday to Saturday 6.30am – 2pm (closed Sundays)
Coffee served: Allpress
Food and coffee combine with absolute grace in one of Byron Bay’s primary foodie destinations. You may feel like you’ve walked into one of the Bay’s coolest bars but it’s actually a whole-food café/restaurant with a menu reflecting the best of what’s in-season and on-trend. The need to queue for a table just gives visitors more time to browse the full list of coffees and cocktails on offer, alongside the Instagram-ready breakfasts, brunches and lunches. Yes, we did say coffee and cocktails. And yes, both come highly recommended.
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