Bay Leaf Café

Top choice cafe in Byron Bay

Image by Penny Carroll Lonely Planet

There's a raft of Byron clichés on offer at this hip, busy cafe (golden lattes, kombucha, a '70s psych rock soundtrack), but everything is made with remarkable attention to detail and a passion for produce. Breakfasts are fantastic from the granola or Bircher muesli to the poached eggs with house-made dukkah or young Australia's national dish: avocado on sourdough.

Grab takeaway from the bakery offshoot next door, which also does a great range of gluten-free sweet treats.