Eat Here Now: 100 Mile Table
You wouldn’t know it, but quite possibly some of the tastiest food in Byron Bay can be found in a bright and convivial space hidden amid the Arts & Industry Estate off Ewingsdale Road. The perfect pit stop on the way in and out of town, 100 Mile Table is run by food fanatic friends Jeremy Burn and Sarah Swan, who serve up breakfast and lunch in between catering for weddings, events and pop-up dinners. Breakfast is a high quality spin on classic fare (think house-made granola and banana bread, bircher muesli, and a bacon butty with a cult following). For lunch things often take on an Asian-inspired flavour with a (sometimes daily) changing menu that revolves around local and seasonal produce, usually featuring a hearty salad, curry, soup, burger or slow-roast roll, and the always-on-menu jaffles. Juices, smoothies, Marvell St. coffee and tempting baked-from-scratch sweets round things off nicely. They’ll also do you fresh food cold to take away and heat up later for dinner in the comfort of your Atlantic kitchen, plus a selection of pickles, condiments and that moreish granola. Or call in advance and get them to pack you a hamper for a beach picnic or special celebration.
What: Breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday, 7am-2pm (coffee till 3pm).
Where: Unit 4/8 Banksia Drive, Byron Bay.
The Vibe: Buzzy with high ceilings, communal tables and stacks of cookbooks and magazines. Brush shoulders with everyone from mechanics and builders to artists, surfers and fashion designers.
We ate: Pumpkin and lentil salad with yoghurt-tahini dressing, ginger and shallot chicken with jasmine rice—both bursting with flavour. Order the “man size” if you’re hungry or get a few things to share.