Bayleaf Cafe, Byron Bay

Australia, Food, Road Tripping
a falafel salad beautifully garnished with edible flowers

Our stay in Byron Bay was hindered a little by a spot or two of rain but luckily the place is so full of positive vibes (that’s hippy talk for thriving) that you can easily turn your head to one of the many restaurants, cafes and bars that lined the streets while still soaking up that beach front scenery.

We wondered along the roadΒ from our apartments on Fletcher St in search of somewhere to eat breakfast, sure to find somewhere tasty, trendy and bursting with avocado not far away and ended up at a place called Bayleaf Cafe which promised us a ‘hip vibe’ … perfect!

I was instantly faced with so many yummy sounding things it was hard to know what to choose! The coffee menu was so detailed and each option sounded like a full meal with all it’s flavours and extra goodness thrown in. I was tempted by the Vietnamese style coconut iced coffee while James went for my usual chai latte and both were pretty as a picture πŸ™‚

my vietnamese style iced coffee with coconut milk from bayleaf cafe in byron bay

Vietnamese style iced coffee with coconut milk

Breakfast was quirky as promised although I ordered something very standard – avocado on toast, which when delivered was even more standard than I expected. The half avocado came intact in it’s skin sitting on top of my plain sourdough with nothing but a little leafy decor. I’m not a fussy restaurant eater but I must admit I was a little disappointed to find I’d have to complete the majority of the dish myself, especially when James’ falafel and poached egg salad came with ribboned cucumber, edible flowers and a tasty dressing – I quickly developed major food envy!

breakfast from bayleaf cafe in bryon bay

It’s a gorgeous little cafe though and the coffee selection alone is well worth a visit so make sure you pop along if you’re ever in the beautiful Byron Bay, sit at the window or on one of the outdoor tables and people watch to your hearts content. It’s impossible to feel anything but relaxed in thisΒ little beach town and it will undoubtedly win you over be it via food, the beaches, the people or it’s super chill vibes.


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