Byron Bay you beautiful thing!
7 years ago was the last time I visited Byron Bay, why we left it so long between visits is beyond me. I only had the fondest memories of our last trip. Mac and I were newly dating, we went up with my sister and friends. So many laughs, why to much alcohol and only one trip up to the Lighthouse.
This trip Mac and I returned with friends to celebrate their last time as a couple before their little “nugget” arrives. What an amazing weekend it was. A slightly different pace to the last trip, but it was exactly what the doctor ordered. Amazing friends, beautiful food and cocktails, lots of laughs, hikes up to the lighthouse daily, couple strolls on the beach and luxurious massages.
This please is heavenly and is Australias very own Bali escape.
Here are our favourite eating spots.
Breakfast / Lunch:
Start your morning strolling to the lighthouse and on the way back grab a bite to eat at The Pass. This little cafe is nestled into the bushes just off the lighthouse walk track. It has beautiful quality food and the eggs are organic, free range and the brightest yellow colour ever. The smashed avo is a go to.
There is one of these in Melbourne so I wasn’t going to go here, but on scorchy hot days it’s only natural to crave fruity goodness. This place is worth a visit, and much different to the Melbourne Combi. Head here for an açai bowl or smoothie (not the greatest coffee.)
Note to self… make sure to pre book if heading to The Farm on a weekend. It’s a busy vibeing place. Great coffee and amazing farm fresh food picked straight from the gardens. Lots of entertainment for the kids. Roam around the farm, shop for local products, enjoy a feast. Best of all it’s just a short bike ride form town.
Top Shop is the ideal place to hang out on a Summers day. Rugs are sprawled out on the grass, ready for people to come and hang out, while enjoying delicious food. There menu is the perfect healthy menu for both the guys and girls. While us girls enjoyed açai bowls topped with passionfruit and granola. The boys enjoyed healthy bacon and egg burgers.
Byron Fresh Cafe:
Years ago we went here for breakfast and remembered having a beautiful meal so we tried it for dinner. I ordered the salmon with cauliflower tabouli and sweet potato hummus and Mac had the fish and chips. The meals were beautiful and fresh and the fish just feel apart. Safe to say I will be trying to recreate the Salmon dish at home :D
The Mez Club:
It is an absolute must go to. Not only is the fit out of this place stunning (see below) but the Mediterranean inspired food is to die for. We went for dinner, the vibe was absolutely pumping, the cocktails were delicious and the food was incredible. No need to book, just walk in and enjoy a cocktail while you wait for a table.
Of course we have to hunt out the Mexican place where ever we go. This thriving little place is located just down the street, walking distance from the beach. They do not take bookings, so be prepared for a little wait for a table (It’s worth it.) Starting with the margaritas. They were amazing and flavours I hadn’t seen before on a menu, go for the mango margarita or smokey pineapple. We the Tacos and Burritos for our main, and it wasn’t far off the street food we ate while in Mexico.
Anyway I hope you enjoy your stay at Byron. Some of these places are located out of town a little, so jump on a bike and use that to get around. I hope you guys enjoy these places and the beautiful nourishing food on offer as much as I do. Any other cafes or restaurants you can suggest mention below for my next visit.