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Bay Leaf Cafe

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Town Centre | Marvell St, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
6685 8900
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Go To Breakfast Place

We are not big on eating out for breakfast but on a recent holiday we did go to Bay Leaf Cafe twice. Breakfast was great although I maybe did go overboard with the healthy thing by ordering the Greens - a lot of different green ingredients with poached eggs! Great atmosphere and very helpful staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
HarryOz
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Melbourne Australia
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Wentworth Falls, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I had breakfast here on a busy Sunday morning and was really impressed by the open, friendly, smiling team that was working the floor. The cafe seems like a hip place to be in Byron, but pride hasn't made it into the equation. That is refreshing. The food and coffee were delicious. I had poached eggs with greens. The slice... More 

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Byron Bay, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

1 guy on the coffee machine is great others not so great food sucked. however great for a laugh... the manager constantly flicking his greasy hair just trying to be cool its funny but sad. the terrible waiters and waitress running up and down not very good at all at what they do its like they are hoping for their... More 

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Melbourne Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We are not big on eating out for breakfast but on a recent holiday we did go to Bay Leaf Cafe twice. Breakfast was great although I maybe did go overboard with the healthy thing by ordering the Greens - a lot of different green ingredients with poached eggs! Great atmosphere and very helpful staff.

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Sooooooo good. I hate the mushroom toast which was a great fresh combination of kale, black Brans and mushrooms. So many nice things coming out of the kitchen wish my holiday was longer to try them all. A little slow on service but I can handle that when the food is that good.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I was very hungry and wanted to grab a quick lunch before heading to the beach - I ordered a coffee and the chickpea pancake (socca?). The coffee arrived quickly but the food? it took forever... I saw people ordering, eating & leaving. people who ordered after me finishing their food and coming back to their car with their woolworths... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This place would have to have the best coffee in Byron Bay. I didn't eat here but all the meals that I saw coming out looked really good/

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Such a nice chilled out cafe with bob Dylan mixing into the classic hum of cafe vibe. Little extras that make it even better such as lemon wedges in ice cubes and receiving a small sparkling water with long black coffee. Excellent job guys!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Ace tea, juices and exceptional food Go the pulled pork bun - delicious I can see why it's always full of people (tourists and locals) Fast friendly service too 5 stars

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San Francisco, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We found this cafe with amazing chai, excellent coffee and truly delicious breakfasts really early in our visit and must have come back at least four or five more times. Friendly service too. Standout brekkies included the dukkah poached eggs and the scrambled special. Highly recommended!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Another hit and miss Big miss. vegetarian meal had mystery sausage meat through it took one mouthful and spat it out was inside a burrito Owner or manager was slightly apologetic "only happens every now and then and to a vegetarian " FFS it's not who would want to eat meat...offered another meal comp but no thanks not after that.... More 

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  • Address: Town Centre | Marvell St, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Byron Bay
  • Phone Number: 6685 8900

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