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Byron Bay is a holiday makers dream. Stay anywhere in the town and you are a short walk to some of the best beaches on the Far North Coast of New South Wales, along with the best restaurants and cafes in Byron and the region.

If you’re planning a road trip or staying at Reflections Clarkes Beach, you will need to make an itinerary to explore the best food in Byron Bay!

From acai bowls to coffee or a pub feed, these are our top recommendations for eating out in Byron Bay -

COMBI – Shop 5b 21-25 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay NSW

If you’re looking for something sweet well then you are in for a treat with Combi at Byron Bay. Raw treats, donuts, muffins and acai bowls are famous on the Combi menu.

The guys at Combi are family owned and make a point in supporting local farmers, so you’re sure to know you are supporting the community of Byron and surrounds. These guys love communal dining and don’t have wifi so you are encouraged to chat and appreciate the deliciousness!

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BEACH BYRON BAY – 2 Massinger Street, Byron Bay NSW

This restaurant is right next door to Reflections Clarke Beach, so look no further for an amazing view with food to match. Trading for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it is uniquely the only beachfront dining destination in Byron Bay. Byron food doesn’t get much better than this – coastal flavours and a relaxed atmosphere is what makes us unique. We recommend the char-grilled local fish and the smoked beetroot tortelli.

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THE TREEHOUSE ON BELONGIL – 25 Childe Street, Byron Bay NSW

Belongil Tree house offer food to hug the body and music to sooth the soul. Located on Belongil beach it offers ultimate chilled vibe. There are couches to chill out on and plenty of seating for groups. The tree house is known for great live music and up and coming artists, so kick up your feet, order yourself a pizza and a beverage and enjoy the tunes!

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THE BEACH HOTEL – 1 Bay Street, Byron Bay NSW

Arguably the most popular spot in Byron, the beach hotel offers pub food right across from Byron Main Beach and is the perfect spot to kick back after a day riding the waves. Catch some live music on the dance floor, or sit outside of one of the many picnic tables and enjoy the view as the sun goes down. This place has something going on every day of the week, so there’s never a bad time to enjoy a pub meal and one of the best views in town.

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THE BALCONY BYRON BAY – 7/3 Lawson St, Byron Bay NSW

The Balcony is known for their cocktails and oysters in the afternoon. You’ll normally find a guitarist on the balcony playing tunes while you sit in the best people watching location in Byron. Sit above the main street and watch everyone walk past and take in the dusty pink sunset in the afternoon. These guys have things happening all the time, so check in on your arrival in Byron to see what is going on like their weekly Drag and Dine!

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THREE BLUE DUCKS – 11 Ewingsdale Rd, Ewingsdale NSW

The most popular lunch spot in Byron makes most hearts skip a beat. Whether it’s for the pastries from the Bread Social or the cute pigs and cows out on the paddock there’s something special about this spot. A part if The Farm, Three Blue Ducks focuses on local produce, mostly grown and produced on the property itself. There is walking farm tours, farming workshops and activities for the kids so if you are looking for a day out, this is the place to go.

Three Blue Ducks focuses honest, seasonal dishes that are full of flavour and all the good stuff! It’s all ethically sourced and the team is passionate about their local community which makes for an all round feel good vibe which makes it one of the best restaurants in Byron.

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For more guides to the regions of New South Wales, check out more on the Reflections blog.

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