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.
1B Byron St, Byron Bay
Coffee served: Allpress Coffee
This friendly vibrant café, tucked right in the middle of Byron, is something of a local secret. Sparrow serves up Allpress Coffee alongside cold drinks including fresh juices and coconut water. And it’s always buzzing with lively chatter – not least from its friendly staff. If you are looking for coffee on the fly, Sparrow is your place.
In a rush? Pre-order your coffees with the Sparrow Coffee app here.
399 Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay
Coffee served: Dukes Coffee Roasters
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, organic 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. 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
Coffee served: Blackboard 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. Bayleaf takeaway counter 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 with Blackboard Coffee roasted specifically for Bayleaf.
Clarkes Beach, 2 Massinger Street, Byron Bay
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
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
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.
95 Jonson Street, Byron Bay
Coffee served: Moonshine Coffee
Set against the hub in the heart of Byron Bay, Sunday Sustainable Bakery is a local favourite for delicious plates and enlivening coffee consumed in good conscience. Everything served is made in house, by the hands of their passionate artisan bakers from ingredients that are locally sourced, and organic wherever possible. You’ll be thankful for rising early when you smell the wholesome scent of Sunday Sustainable Bakery’s sourdough bread. Be quick or you’ll miss out, their selection of artisan bread goes quick and is baked fresh daily. Shake up your coffee game and opt for a nitrogen infused cold drip iced coffee on a hot day.
Want more inspiration for things to do in Byron Bay? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Byron Bay.