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Top Choice Cafe in Mullumbimby

Punch & Daisy

The coffee is the best in town and the breakfasts are delicious, but we say come for lunch, served from 11.30am. Dishes are simple but subtly special: the tomato and mozzarella salad uses local heirloom beauties and…
Top Choice Gardens in Nimbin

Djanbung Gardens

Nimbin has been at the forefront of the organic gardening movement and this world-renowned permaculture education centre, created out of a degraded cow pasture, is home to food forests, vegetable gardens, a drought-…
Top Choice Cafe in Bangalow


A hinterland outpost of Byron's Folk cafe, this place forms the heart of the arts precinct. It's as indie and folky as you might imagine, a lovely place of whitewash and wood that serves up good coffee, the healthie…
Top Choice Pizza in Mullumbimby

Milk & Honey

The wood-fire oven here turns out the best pizza in the region. Delicious combos such as pancetta, pineapple and pickled chilli or field mushroom, Parmesan and parsley are made with Byron market produce. Even the su…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Bangalow

Little Peach

This little piece of Japan has been a Bangalow favourite for years. Regular buying trips to Tokyo mean a never-ending stock of stunning wooden kokeshi dolls, kimonos and other beautiful pieces made from vintage Japa…
Top Choice Cafe in Murwillumbah

Modern Grocer

Sit yourself at the communal table and tuck into a cooked breakfast, sandwich or wrap at this mini-emporium that now takes up two lovely old shops back-to-back. If you're looking for picnic or self-catering supplies…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Lismore

Palate at the Gallery

This slick pavilion has French doors opening onto a sunny, shrub-lined terrace. It morphs seamlessly from a smart daytime cafe to one of Lismore's best night-time dining options, serving elegant dishes such as musse…
Top Choice European in Uki

Mavis's Kitchen & Cabins

The setting is sublime: a two-storey wooden Queenslander house surrounded by gorgeous gardens and gazing at Wollumbin (Mt Warning). The country-style menu offers slow-cooked European fare from the impressive, organi…
Top Choice Gallery in Murwillumbah

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre

This exceptional gallery overlooking the river is an architectural delight and home to some of Australia’s finest works. A new extension devoted to acclaimed Lismore-born painter Margaret Olley (1923–2011) features …
Top Choice Market in Mullumbimby

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

This vibrant foodie market is set under shady fig trees. Tuck into some excellent organic produce while catching some live, local tunes. Possibly the region's best, but we don't like to play favourites round here.