The Pass insider’s guide to Byron Bay

The Pass executive producers Jeanine Bribosia, Sam Kennedy and Magdalena Roze (Mags) take you on their food tour of one of Australia’s most iconic food destinations and healthy living mecca, Byron Bay, which also happens to be Mags’ home town. Jeanine and Sam quiz Mags on all her insider tips on where to eat like a true Byron local from the best coffee and cocktails to the top farmer’s market- including hot spots off the beaten track in the Byron hinterland and surrounds. If you’re heading to Byron Bay, this is the insider’s guide!

Farmers Market

New Brighton Tuesday 8-11am New Brighton Oval

Byron Bay Thursday 8-11am Butler Street Reserve

Mullumbimby Friday 7-11am Mullumbimby Showground

Bangalow Saturday 8-11am behind Bangalow Hotel

Tip: The Nomadic Kitchen stall does a cracking rustic breakfast

The local favourite - 100 Mile Table

It’s a little bit off the beaten track in the Byron Bay Arts and Industrial Park, but such a gem and worth the trip! The lovely Sarah Swan and Jeremy Burn do great coffee, breakfast and lunch in a cool, industrial space. It’s a total local hangout because we all love it. You can also book them for catering gigs and private dinners. They’re the best in the biz. Monday-Friday 7am-2pm for food, until 3pm for coffee. 8 Banksia Drive, Byron Bay.

Tip: They do regular pop- up dinners so be sure to ask them about the next one!


Wholesome - Folk Byron Bay 

This cute blue and white weatherboard cottage cafe serves tasty, healthy food alongside coffee, cold pressed juices, smoothies and elixirs. Definitely worth a stop if you’re up for wholesome food in a lovely, relaxed setting, away from the hustle and bustle of Byron town. Lot 1, 399 Ewingsdale Rd Byron Bay.

The Pass Top 5 in Bangalow


Folk’s sister cafe is organic, ethical and plant based. Set in a lovely little creative hub off the main drag.
Arts Precinct, 10 Station St, Bangalow.


Husband and wife, Karl and Katrina, run Town. Katrina used to be the acclaimed pastry chef at Pier (among many other great restaurants) so the sweets here are fantastic. 33 Byron St Bangalow. 

Our Corner Kitchen

The talented and stylish girls behind Bangalow’s beautiful and bespoke homewares and lifestyle store Our Corner Store have branched out and opened a lovely little café just around the corner from their shop. Naturally, the fit-out is lovely, The coffee’s great and the small but solid breakfast and lunch menu has all the favourites. 3/38 Byron St Bangalow. 


Great take away coffee. 1a/32-34 Byron St Bangalow.

Bangalow Heritage House

The one is our little secret! The best home made scones with jam and cream complete with a pot of tea wrapped in a hand knitted coffee. Doesn’t get much better. Deacon St and Ashton St, Bangalow.

While you’re at it... visit the Country Women’s Association and support them by purchasing one of the hand-made crafts.

Our Hidden gems in the Hinterland

Harvest in Newrybar

Harvest in Newrybar is one of the the Byron region’s most iconic restaurants and delis. 
18-22 Old Pacific Hwy, Newrybar.

Tip: Grab a pastry from their historic bakery on the weekend and enjoy amongst their lovely edible garden beds. 

There’s two Queenslanders, a deli, a big wrap-around balcony, a wood fired oven…the whole setting is really beautiful
— Jeanine Bribosia on Harvest 

Doma Cafe in Federal

Doma Cafe in Federal is a local treasure loved for it’s healthy casual Japanese food set and lovely country setting. 3-6 Albert St, Federal

Tip: Drive another 15 minutes and check out the stunning Minyon falls

Clunes Store and Cellars

This is one of the region’s best general stores perfect for stocking up for a picnic, the cafe does excellent coffee,breakfast and lunch, and the cellar next door has fantastic selection of natural wines and craft beer. 33 Main St, Clunes

Tip: Ask Jarryd from the the Cellars to recommend a good drop. He stocks his own small batch Jilly wines too.


The Pass Top 3 in Byron Town

Top Shop
Where the sandy feet set go for post-dip burgers and coffee. 65 Carlyle St, Byron Bay.

We Are Combi
Conscious smoothies and raw food. You know the drill. 5b, 21-25 Fletcher St, Byron Bay.

The Roadhouse
Elixir based coffee house with delicious wholesome food and cocktails. Where the cool kids hang. Bring your dosh, it’s cash only. 6/142 Bangalow Rd, Byron Bay. 


For a night out?

Best fish n chips?

Brunswick Fisherman’s Co-op, Old Pacific Hwy, Brunswick Heads
Starfish, 20 Mullumbimbi St, Brunswick Heads.

The Pass top 5 in Brunswick Heads

This is reaaaallly good coffee. I don’t even drink coffee but I could have one of these every day.
— Sam on Tableview
Fleet…is actually one of those rare restaurants that I cannot fault
— Mags on Fleet