FOOD AND STYLE

Byron is one of those rare magical places that have an indescribable feeling to it. A feeling that keeps you coming back again and again. Famously known for it's eclectic mix of surfing culture, bohemian lifestyle and international flavour Byron's true trademark is her beauty. As the sun rises over this rugged Australian coastline the ocean crystallizes and the white sand shimmers. Dolphins share the morning line up while whales shadow the headland looking for home. The sky is blue and the air is fresh and there is nowhere else to be.

FOOD

Byron's unique laid back sophisticated style has strongly shaped a food experience signature to the town. Whether it's wandering the farmers market sampling the fresh locally grown organic produce or sipping a crisp cocktail as the sun sets and a tropical breeze welcomes an evening of friends and world class contemporary dining.

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    THE BYRON BEACH CAFÉ

    Formerly a small run down traditional beachside kiosk The Byron Beach Café has been restored to a jaw dropping dining location. The panoramic ocean and mountain views matched only by the mouth-watering seasonal menu showcasing fresh regional produce. Where else can you literally step from the surf and grab a morning coffee or watch whales swim by while dining deck side sipping on a chilled margarita. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, this North Coast landmark will impress.

    Where: Clarkes Beach, Lawson Street, Byron Bay +612 6685 8400

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    ITALIAN AT THE PACIFIC

    For the perfect end to a Byron beach day head to Italian at the Pacific. Join the cool crowd at the bar overlooking the sun drenched courtyard where order of the day is a crisp wine or exotic cocktail. Relax in style amidst this subtropical setting as the sun goes down to the sounds of the waves crashing on the nearby shore. Described as a true gastromic genius you wont be disappointed by head chef William Ennis eclectic mix of Mediterranean, contemporary and traditional dishes.

    Where: Bay Street next to the Beach Hotel, Byron Bay +612 6680 7055

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    ST ELMO DINING ROOM AND BAR

    This very cool and sophisticated bar and eatery brings a little bit of New York to northern NSW. A modern Spanish Tapas menu inspired by fresh and flavoursome ingredients be impressed by the global list of over 100 wines. Alternatively grab some real estate at the bar and challenge the very talented bar staff to shake and stir up something creative. This is the place to be when laid back just doesn't cut it. The vibe is buzzing and beautiful, cosy and intimate.

    Where: 22 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay +612 6680 7426

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    THE TOP SHOP

    A Byron Bay icon The Top Shop has been feeding the local surf crew for over a hundred years. Owners Andy and Charlie have paid homage to this history by taking the traditional Top Shop menu and bringing it into the now serving quality, fresh and healthy food. A new take on the old, enjoy a stroll down memory lane by lazing on the lawn after a morning surf, or share a table with locals and friends while sampling their infamous handmade sausage rolls, in-house baked sourdough and some say, the best coffee in town. Where: Corner of Carlyle & Massinger Streets, Byron bay +612 6685 6495

STYLE

Similarly the local shopping scene has evolved with the spirit of the town and surrounding villages to become known as Byron Style. Byron's artistic soul has always been a drawcard for creative minds. Combine this with the towns signature laidback surfing lifestyle, the international jetset and local bohemian tribe and you will find a striking array of local boutiques and stores offering a mix of international, local and travelled treasures.

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    AHOY TRADER

    Artist Jai Vasiek brings a global sensibility to his Byron space. Not exactly a gallery, not exactly a store, it's an exciting mix of artistic projects and cleverly created works turned into wares. Mexican religious folk art, Native American Indian influences and exotic Polynesian inspired culture are just a few of the themes that provide a visual feast and a constantly changing backdrop for the space. For a unique shopping experience enjoy the discovery of island treasures from around the world mixed amongst visionary tile installations and art collaborations. Where: 1/3 Marvel Street, Byron Bay

  • Interior Photo of Our Corner Store Products

    OUR CORNER STORE

    Owners Aneka and Miranda have created a space true to its name but with a shopping experience like no other. The quaint store front with its benches and tin roof awning are strongly reminiscent of your local childhood corner store but that is where the nostalgia ends. Once inside you will start to feel that flutter of excitement as you discover treasures sourced personally by the girls from around the world and locally. Where: 1/36 Byron Street, Bangalow +612 6687 1881