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WhyNot?

18 Jonson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
+61 2 6680 7994
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Ranked #66 of 133 restaurants in Byron Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $8 - $29
Cuisines: Australian, Organic
Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

There was a table free when our group of 8 arrived and the waiter said we would be seated. 25 minutes later we asked if we could seat ourselves as no movement at the station and our table hadn't been cleaned and we hadn't been talked too again. Someone dropped off some water glasses and water...less two glasses and not... More

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Paris, France
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I had a wonderful salad, the restaurant is nice and the waitress too; a good atmosphere with original recipes and somes classics as well. I definitely recommend it!!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

I like the atmosphere and the croissants. You can enjoy a morning coffee or an afternoon snack while you surf the net. I like its location right at the heart of Byron a few blocks from Maine Beach. This place holds a special place in my heart as its the location where I met the love of my life !!... More

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

I was recommended by a friend to try the new cafe eatery in Byron bay. Come in with my partner to have breakfast, we had pancakes which was so tasteless and flat, I had the vego breaky and ordered extras and they got that wrong as well, also tasteless. We told the waitress about it and she laugh about it... More

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sydney
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We have always loved this restaurant and the fresh new feel with the new fit out takes it to a next level. Great service always with a smile!!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Loved this cafe and the food and coffee was fantastic. Great place to eat if you are a vege as they have a good variety. Staff were really friendly too

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We left our hotel in Byron Bay to continue our drive to Brisbane, wanting to stop on the way for a hearty breakfast. In central BB we came upon Why Not and we were glad we did. The décor is clean, comfortable and contemporary with a separate lounging area with sofas. The staff were friendly and helpful. We both had... More

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Santa Marta, Colombia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

The coffee was great! The food good-ish. The 'tude out of control. As long as you keep in mind that you are mere customers, and the servers are gods, you'll be fine.

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Sydney
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

When had a brunch there, the make your own type, and the food was excellent. The orange juice fresh, and the service good and they have free wifi. There was an issue with our order which did not go through to the kitchen so we waited quite a while.. but finally once the issue noticed, it came fast and we... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

Half the town was blacked out so headed into Why Not for a late night snack & vino. Menu looked great, but the waiter didn't not offer much help when I asked about portion sizes etc. Wine was lovely, but what's with the $6 - $11 glasses??? Ended up ordering the Grilled holumi slider and salt & pepper squid. The... More

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