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“Nice for a break” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cape Byron Lighthouse Cafe

Cape Byron Lighthouse Cafe
The Lighthouse, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
0418267026
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Ranked #88 of 132 Restaurants in Byron Bay
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Nice for a break”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This little cafe is nice to have a small break after the walks in the conservation area.
The staff was nice. Coffee needs some improving, but the Byron Bay pie was delicious.

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Ballina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Trip Advisor Got It wrong.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

A couple of months ago I had a rather disappointing experience at a new café in BALLINA NSW. Fro some reason Trip Advisor has it listed as another completely different establishment in Byron Bay???? Don't know why??? I have tried to edit it but am unable to do so.
Please disregard the review titled "Is the view worth the experience?" It is about the NEW café in the NEW surf club in Ballina.

Visited March 2014
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“Best view around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

My favourite thing to do us a good view and a coffee! A great treat to sit and watch while the world goes by in the distance and each wave rolls all the way into shore.

Prices are ok and food is nice and casual. Not the best if the weather isn't the best as most of the sitting is outside.

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Ballina
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
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“Is the view worth the experience and the price.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

A little slow to get there, we finally visited the Lighthouse Beach Café a week or so ago. It is terrific to be able to enjoy the sea views from the southern side of the headland once more. ( I used to attend aerobics classes there years ago)
Our experience was disappointing. The café is extremely noisy, the kitchen is open to the dining area (ugly) and adds to the cacophony, ( bad design) and is understaffed.
We booked a balcony table in advance for breakfast. Of course as Ballina locals we know the view very well, but the eastern sun is very warm and some awnings made of "see through" shade material would be a welcome addition.
My meal was a major disappointment. I ordered the Canadian pancakes, an orange juice and a coffee. My pancakes were burnt, the bacon soggy and the coffee bitter. The orange juice was fine. My husband enjoyed his food. But as I knew many other diners in the café that morning I asked them if their pancakes were nice.....NO. they too were burnt.
The staff tried hard to serve us all efficiently, but there were not enough staff to meet the demands of a full café.
I really think that a meal at the Belle Café just over the headland near Shelly Beach is a better option. Delicious food and coffee and a walk along the beach to enjoy the view after eating and antidote to a full and satisfied stomach.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Byron Bay, Australia
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“A wonderful place to take in the view and fantastic cofee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Something for everyone. I love the cappuccinos. The view is unbeatable, and the staff are super friendly. There is nothing to dislike.

Visited February 2014
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