Byron Beach Cafe: Best Tourism Restaurant
Located just off Clarkes Beach, Byron Beach Café recently won the Best Restaurant and Catering Service Award at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Ceremony—making the restaurant the first northern NSW eatery to be awarded this highly sought after prize.
To those familiar with Byron Bay, it’s no surprise that Byron Beach Café would land such an award. With its gorgeous views, excellent food and great service, Byron Beach Café is highly recommended as a must-try on Byron Bay restaurant lists.
The Coveted Award
The Australian Tourism Awards are the cream of the crop, the top prize in Australia’s tourism industry. The awards, which date back to 1985, are owned and managed by the National Tourism Alliance and handed out at the Qantas Tourism Awards Ceremony.
Bringing home this award to Byron Bay supports the community’s tourism as a whole. It brings recognition to the area, which is largely supported by holiday visitors.
This major award comes on the heels of several other honors for one of the best cafes in Byron Bay. The restaurant received the Best Café in Australia Award from the Australian Small Business Champion Awards and was named in Australia’s Top 500 Restaurants list by The Australian Financial Review. The café also was given awards in the last year at the NSW Tourism Awards, North Coast Tourism Awards and the NSW Business Chamber Regional Awards.
About this Award-Winning Café
With its actual beachfront property, the Byron Beach Café holds a long-standing tradition in the community, having been there for nearly 30 years. However after years of love, the café became run down and in need of an update.
In 2007, Byron Bay locals Ben and Belinda Kirkwood saw an opportunity to renovate and make one of the best cafes in Byron Bay new again so it could continue to be loved for generations to come. Keeping the amazing views of the oceans and mountains front and center as well as the charm of the original café, the remodeled café reopened with its 110-seating capacity in October 2007.
It has become a popular wedding venue as well as general Byron Bay event venue and catering option. All the while maintaining the main dining experience with its large, outdoor dining deck that includes a retractable roof. The interior is an open plan, making use of natural light and a contemporary beach design.
Why Dine Here?
Opening up at 7:30 am everyday, the café serves up breakfast, lunch and even has a takeaway option. There is a kids’ menu so you know you can bring the whole family to experience the best food in Byron Bay.
There’s something to enjoy about having any meal at the Byron Beach Café—from sipping your first cup of coffee in the morning while gazing out on the beach, to clinking wine glasses with your partner over a delicious lunch while the waves crash on the beach nearby. Plus, the menus are selected with local flavour in mind from Byron Bay coffee and tea, to Bangalow pork.
Serving some of the best food in Byron Bay, the café’s two-course lunch with wine for $35 is a popular option. However, there are plenty of a la carte items to pick from if you’d rather have more options. For breakfast, look for everything from the simple granola, fruit and yogurt, to full meals such as the eggs Florentine or Mexican rancho eggs.
Plus, the café features extensive cocktails and wine menus so if you’re in the mood for just a few drinks by the ocean, then consider stopping by for an afternoon break. The café serves wine by the glass and by the bottle.
In addition, if you can, try to catch one of the café’s sunset beachfront dinners, held seasonally throughout the year. It’s bound to be a lovely evening! Check the restaurant’s blog for announcements.
Book at Broken Head and enjoy some of the best food in Byron Bay
If you want to try out Byron Beach Café on your next visit (and we don’t blame you!), then be sure to check out accommodation at Broken Head Holiday Park. You can make your base here for your Byron Bay holiday and head out to experience the many amazing restaurants in the area, including the famous Byron Beach Café. With the money you save on your stay at Broken Head, you’ll be able to put more toward all the yummy dining out you’ll want to do on your holiday!