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Mell’s guidebook

Food scene
The Bay Grocer is only 2 blocks away if you need milk, bread, veggies, cheeses and bits. It's more expensive than Woolies but they are more artisan. They have a good selection of ready-made, homemade meals too. Woolies is about 400metres directly down Kingsley St. The butcher is across from Woolies and VERY good.
Yullis is a local casual restaurant that serves vegetarian/vegan food. It's Asian Fusion and they craft their own beers! They do a fantastic $40 per head banquet which is yummy. 1 or 2 of the dishes are on the hotter side, but overall it's mild...and that is coming from a person who doesn't each chilli.
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Yulli's Byron Bay
8 Byron Street
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Yullis is a local casual restaurant that serves vegetarian/vegan food. It's Asian Fusion and they craft their own beers! They do a fantastic $40 per head banquet which is yummy. 1 or 2 of the dishes are on the hotter side, but overall it's mild...and that is coming from a person who doesn't each chilli.
Great for a quick, yummy and cheap lunch. Vietnamese baguettes or salad bowls. Crispy pork is fantastic! $10 each.
Byron Banh Mi
130 Jonson St
Great for a quick, yummy and cheap lunch. Vietnamese baguettes or salad bowls. Crispy pork is fantastic! $10 each.
Light Years is modern Vietnamese. They do very good food in a small funky setting. Good cocktails and you should book!
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Light Years - Byron Bay
17 Lawson St
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Light Years is modern Vietnamese. They do very good food in a small funky setting. Good cocktails and you should book!
Top Shop is good for brekkie and lunch....and COFFEE. 2 min walk will have your morning coffee taken care of. Take a mug from home and help the planet :) (not the pink hand made ones please...they're my precious favourites. Granola/yohgurt and fresh fruit is our favourite brekkie, but egg and bacon rolls are also very good. Lunchtime is burgers, but they have a ready made quinoa salad that is very yummy too.
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The Top Shop
65 Carlyle St
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Top Shop is good for brekkie and lunch....and COFFEE. 2 min walk will have your morning coffee taken care of. Take a mug from home and help the planet :) (not the pink hand made ones please...they're my precious favourites. Granola/yohgurt and fresh fruit is our favourite brekkie, but egg and bacon rolls are also very good. Lunchtime is burgers, but they have a ready made quinoa salad that is very yummy too.
OSushi is an especially good japanese restaurant. They have a sushi train and their a la carte menu is excellent. Sustainably sourced fish, free range chicken and all packaging is biodegradable. Amazing! Fully licensed and lovely service. Bookings advised for dinner.
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OSushi Restaurant Byron Bay
96 Jonson St
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OSushi is an especially good japanese restaurant. They have a sushi train and their a la carte menu is excellent. Sustainably sourced fish, free range chicken and all packaging is biodegradable. Amazing! Fully licensed and lovely service. Bookings advised for dinner.
In Jonson st near the main roundabout, these burgers are excellent! Kids burgers are simple but only $10. The haloumi burger is great. Next door is Byron's best ice creamery.... In the Pink
Main Street Burger Bar
18 Jonson St
In Jonson st near the main roundabout, these burgers are excellent! Kids burgers are simple but only $10. The haloumi burger is great. Next door is Byron's best ice creamery.... In the Pink
Things to do
The Rails is the LOCAL pub. It's basically outdoor, has good food and great music nightly. It's laid back and always friendly.
Palace cinema have the comfiest seats in the business, great films, yummy choc tops and wine and beer and gin! 400metre walk at the end of Kingsley st.
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Palace Byron Bay
108-110 Jonson Street
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Palace cinema have the comfiest seats in the business, great films, yummy choc tops and wine and beer and gin! 400metre walk at the end of Kingsley st.
If there is a northerly wind and Main Beach/Clarkes Beach are not too good, then try Cosy Corner. You can drive there, but it's a great 25min walk from our front door. The walk is pretty much in line with the rear of our house. To get there walk towards the Top Shop and turn right and right again and then follow the trails down to the beach and then up the beach by turning left to Cosy Corner (bottom of the lighthouse) Be careful of rips near rocks....the surfers ride them out to the bigger waves.
Cosy Corner Trail
If there is a northerly wind and Main Beach/Clarkes Beach are not too good, then try Cosy Corner. You can drive there, but it's a great 25min walk from our front door. The walk is pretty much in line with the rear of our house. To get there walk towards the Top Shop and turn right and right again and then follow the trails down to the beach and then up the beach by turning left to Cosy Corner (bottom of the lighthouse) Be careful of rips near rocks....the surfers ride them out to the bigger waves.
Wategos Beach has a great little coffee and food cart if you are looking for a nice sunrise spot and a light brekkie. Equally this is a great spot for a bbq. Take your snags, salad and beers and enjoy an arvo barbie.
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Wategos Beach
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Wategos Beach has a great little coffee and food cart if you are looking for a nice sunrise spot and a light brekkie. Equally this is a great spot for a bbq. Take your snags, salad and beers and enjoy an arvo barbie.
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Railway Friendly Bar
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In 30 minutes you could be wizzing down the slides at the Ballina pool. It's been recently renovated and has a nice grassy area to sit and picnic whilst kids go crazy.
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Ballina Municipal Swiiming Pool & Water Slide
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In 30 minutes you could be wizzing down the slides at the Ballina pool. It's been recently renovated and has a nice grassy area to sit and picnic whilst kids go crazy.
Neighbourhoods
15min drive (go the back way not the highway). Nice shops, good old pub, and great Markets (check the local paper for which Sunday they are on)
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Bangalow
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15min drive (go the back way not the highway). Nice shops, good old pub, and great Markets (check the local paper for which Sunday they are on)
Very small neighbourhood but has a very fancy restaurant "Harvest". This restaurant has a great reputation. Saturday mornings it's nice to visit the bakery and have a look around a few very nicely appointed shops.
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Newrybar
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Very small neighbourhood but has a very fancy restaurant "Harvest". This restaurant has a great reputation. Saturday mornings it's nice to visit the bakery and have a look around a few very nicely appointed shops.
Mullum, is like old school byron. Lots of alternative people, shops showing wares from artists (cos they can still afford the rents), good healthy food and a very chilled vibe. There's an old fashioned lolly shop (it's great), excellent Japanese restaurant and a great cafe called FLOCK which is set in a garden and worth the visit.
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Mullumbimby
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Mullum, is like old school byron. Lots of alternative people, shops showing wares from artists (cos they can still afford the rents), good healthy food and a very chilled vibe. There's an old fashioned lolly shop (it's great), excellent Japanese restaurant and a great cafe called FLOCK which is set in a garden and worth the visit.
Besides being a lovely seaside town that is more down to earth than Byron, Lennox has Lake Ainsworth - which is a tea tree lake just adjacent to the surf beach. Something here for everyone. It's gorgeous and beautiful for kids.
Byron Bay Road
Besides being a lovely seaside town that is more down to earth than Byron, Lennox has Lake Ainsworth - which is a tea tree lake just adjacent to the surf beach. Something here for everyone. It's gorgeous and beautiful for kids.
Byron Bay Arts and Industrial estate has lots of great shops; vintage clothes, homewares, surf gear, etc. there is a great map of all the fantastic things there are to see there. Visit the Tourist Info Centre near the Rails hotel. It's best during the week rather than on weekends.
Sunrise Boulevard
Byron Bay Arts and Industrial estate has lots of great shops; vintage clothes, homewares, surf gear, etc. there is a great map of all the fantastic things there are to see there. Visit the Tourist Info Centre near the Rails hotel. It's best during the week rather than on weekends.