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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Café
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“Great location to spot whales, dolphins, or sea turtles with wide views of the Brunswick Valley to Mount Warning”
  • 170 locals recommend
Café
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“Great cafe by day and restaurant and cocktails by night at the end of our street ”
  • 117 locals recommend
Resort
“The Beach Hotel is a famous landmark in Byron - hosts live music, good food and drinks...terrific sitting outside on a balmy night.”
  • 77 locals recommend
Café
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“Great for morning take away coffee and sitting on the lawn. Food is fantastic with a great selection for kids and adults alike with burgers, shakes, juices and salads. Also might spot the odd familiar face there too....”
  • 93 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Treehouse is just down the road in Belongil Beach and is open for lunch and dinner. They often have live music and it’s a great spot for a cocktail and bite to eat under the trees.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
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“Great food amazing location and some of the best cocktails in town. A must visit.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Café
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“Fantastic place for brunch, lunch and coffee. Also have great take away salads.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“The name says a lot.. Mexican delicious food. fun vibrant atmosphere. Make sure you book.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“This is a great place for a drink and some delicious greek inspired food. Book in advance and not suitable for kids really.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Bar
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“A great place for an inexpensive but tasty evening meal - plus entertainment. Suitable for all age groups. This venue has stood the test of time with locals and holidaymakers. BEST TIME TO VISIT: Nighttime”
  • 52 locals recommend
Lodging
“They have a great & undervalued Restuarant which is open to the public, they serve great vegetarian and vegan options. Better yet when you’re finished eating you can stroll through the natural forest ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Place to eat
“ - Vegan/Vegetarian - Folk is a small, funky daytime café where all products are made in house with a commitment to vegetarian & plant-based eating. Folk advertises as: Organic, local, ethical. Super food, it is super enjoyable to sit there and it has super friendly owners ;-). Has featured in Vogue, Monocle, Marie Claire, Gourmet Traveller and in many more. It is a bit out of town (1/399 Ewingsdale Rd) but everyone seems to find it! ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Special night out? Look no further than St Elmo’s - amazing food, and a sophisticated and intimate atmosphere. The only drawback is snaring a table as, even on a quiet night, St Elmo’s is often booked out, so remember to book early. Whether you start at the bar or head straight to your table for some of the Bay’s best tapas, you‘re assured of a fantastic evening at this superb venue. REMEMBER: Put on your best holiday outfit and head to St Elmo’s for a night to remember! Open 7 nights a week from 5 pm st elmos byron bay ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Café
“Sitting just below Byron’s iconic lighthouse, the Cape Byron Lighthouse Cafe is a great morning tea destination. Great whale-watching spot overlooking the ocean. Tasty snacks, muffins, coffee and cake. (For a special occasions, ask about booking a sunrise breakfast - one of the most interesting breakfasts I’ve had in Byron.)”
  • 37 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Great place to spend time at the beach. Little cove beach perfect for beginner surfers or the young or older. A BBQ at Watego's beach is a terrific option.”
  • 49 locals recommend
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Place to eat
“Thursday mornings, 7-11 am, come and check out Byron Bay's delicious fresh produce. A range of food outlets sell yummy breakfasts and pastries/muffins/bread. Coffee is ok (but we prefer it in town).”
  • 37 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“Great cafe by day and restaurant and cocktails by night at the end of our street ”
  • 117 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Treehouse is just down the road in Belongil Beach and is open for lunch and dinner. They often have live music and it’s a great spot for a cocktail and bite to eat under the trees.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
“Great food amazing location and some of the best cocktails in town. A must visit.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“The name says a lot.. Mexican delicious food. fun vibrant atmosphere. Make sure you book.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“This is a great place for a drink and some delicious greek inspired food. Book in advance and not suitable for kids really.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Special night out? Look no further than St Elmo’s - amazing food, and a sophisticated and intimate atmosphere. The only drawback is snaring a table as, even on a quiet night, St Elmo’s is often booked out, so remember to book early. Whether you start at the bar or head straight to your table for some of the Bay’s best tapas, you‘re assured of a fantastic evening at this superb venue. REMEMBER: Put on your best holiday outfit and head to St Elmo’s for a night to remember! Open 7 nights a week from 5 pm st elmos byron bay ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Bar
“If you like a hit of golf, the golf course is challenging and stunning. The club house offers an outside deck area for dining and drinks and Sunday's you usually can catch a live band. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
“Open from about 7 am the Kiosk at the Beach Cafe is an ideal place for a grab-and-go snack or coffee from early morning. Simply order your coffee, snack etc and relax on the tables provided on your way to or from Clarke’s Beach. Convenient, casual ‘beachy’ eating - in your swimmers! Can suggest the prawn roll, when available, as a great after-swim light lunch. ”
  • 38 locals recommend

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