Byron Bay loves all things health and wellness. It’s a hub of Australian yoga and home to radiant locals living a laid-back coastal lifestyle envied by urbanites the world over.
Add to this Byron Bay’s rich culinary scene, with restaurants, cafes and supermarkets serving some of the most delicious healthy food around.
There are vegetarian delights, locally-grown whole foods, smashing smoothies and organic options for omnivores across Byron Bay.
Discover the best healthy restaurants and cafes in Byron Bay in our Top 10 guide.
Feros Arcade, 10/23 Jonson St, Byron Bay | 11am-9pm daily
Great for: Superfood cocktails and colourful dishes.
A plant-based restaurant and bar in the centre of Byron Bay, visit Elixiba for surprising and delightful combinations as much a feast for the eyes as the taste buds. The gluten-free food is only the start – try the elixirs rich in botanicals or the custom-distilled cocktail created from superfood and bushtuckers.
Offering something truly unique—a great night out without the hangover—Elixiba has to be tried to be believed!
11 Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay | 7am-4pm daily, Dinner 5-10pm, Fri-Sun
Great for: picnics and starlit dinners
Sitting with a view of the 80-acre farm where many of the ingredients you’re savouring were grown, The Farm lives and thrives local. Featuring The Produce Store, The Bread Social bakery and the top-quality restaurant—Three Blue Ducks—you’ll find locally-sourced food perfect for any occasion.
From picnics on the lawn to dinner under the stars, take the short 10-minute drive to The Farm.
1/6 Tasman Way, Byron Bay | 7am-3pm & 5:30-9pm Mon-Fri
Great for: wood-fired, Middle Eastern delights
With its wood fired oven sending aromas to tempt the moment you walk in the door, Luscious cafe offers contemporary twists on a wide range of dishes. The menu has a distinctly Middle Eastern flavour, though you’ll find Australian and Mediterranean classics in abundance here too.
Choose a share platter and enjoy a communal dining experience, any time of day.
8/7 Lawson St, Byron Bay | 11:30am-9:30pm daily
Great for: Home-cooked vegetarian favourites
One of Byron Bay’s best healthy eating secrets is the Hare Krishna-run, pure vegetarian Cardamom Pod cafe. It’s a perfect yogi eatery, offering some strict vegan options alongside generous servings of contemporary vegetarian favourites, Indian dishes and gourmet salads.
Tucked away and unassuming, treat your tastebuds to some sumptuous vegetarian dishes.
97 Jonson St, Byron Bay | 11am-3pm, Sun-Fri
Great for: Vegetarian variety and tranquility
Step out of the bustle of Byron Bay and enjoy top quality vegetarian food in a tranquil garden setting. This not-for-profit, award-winning cafe uses local produce throughout its menu, featuring salads, vegetarian mains, vegan deserts and smoothies.
Stop off for a delicious midday pause in this hidden gem on the south side of Byron town centre.
Sunrise Blvd, Byron Bay |7:30am-2:30pm daily
Great for: A cool hangout with even better food
Serving organic, ethical and plant-based food, as well as some of Byron’s best coffee, FOLK is one of the coolest healthy hangouts around. Having featured in Vogue and Gourmet Traveller, the design of this small cafe is super stylish. Happily, the breakfast, brunch and lunch menu more than lives up to the cool surroundings – all under half an hour’s walk from Elements of Byron.
For more great food and stylish surrounds, check out FOLK’s sister cafe, WOODs, in nearby Bangalow.
Check out FOLK on Instagram
5b, 21/25 Fletcher St, Byron Bay | 7am-3pm daily
Great for: Raw, fresh, and colourful dishes that feel like summer.
Making every day feel like a summer beach day, laid-back and light-filled Combi cafe in the centre of town also has one to the healthiest cafe menus in Byron Bay. Featuring local and organic ingredients, with a good dose of raw, gluten-free and vegan options, this place is freshness personified.
Grab one of the breakfast bowls, packed with fruit and deliciousness, and enjoy a vibrant start to your day.
Check out Combi on Instagram
Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay | 8am-3pm Mon-Fri & 8am-12pm Sat
Great for: Byron’s best smoothies and superfood supplements
While this is primarily a health food store, selling superfood boosters, protein blends, teas and raw chocolate, they also host a hole-in-the-wall smoothie bar. Choose from the mouth-watering list of smoothies—all made with refreshing frozen fruit—just a 15-minute stroll from Elements resort.
With ingredients this healthy, you can allow yourself to indulge more than once.
Santos | 105 Jonson St, Byron Bay | 8:30am-5pm Mon-Sat & 10am-4pm Sun
Fundies | 61 Jonson St, Byron Bay | 8:30am-5pm Mon-Sat & 9am-4pm Sun
In a town with so many healthy restaurants and cafes, it’s no surprise to find some great supermarkets selling organic, natural produce too. Santos Organics and Fundies both stock a wide range of organic, natural and whole food produce. Lots of it’s local, all of it’s of the highest quality.