We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Belle General

12 Shelly Beach Rd, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
+61 411 361 453
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“smoothie” (13 reviews)
“nasi goreng” (7 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 Shelly Beach Rd, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (224)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 224 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Such fresh flavoursome foods very natural and healthy and decent sized serves would 100% recommend :)

Thank Jenna C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a quaint little cafe right near the beach, it specialises in natural foods and Paleo options. The atmosphere is relaxed and organic. Indoors is a bit hot so if you can secure an outside table it is much nicer to sit in any...More

Thank jenwild
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and good service. Limited seating so it’a best to get their early - especially for brunch. Not a huge range of food but what they have is great. Lots of healthy options and friendly service. We always visit here when we’re in Ballina

Thank Georgia P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We breakfasted here upon the recommendation of a friend, and the belle certainly impressed us too. Hubby had the breakfast taco option (gf) with poached eggs, corn tortillas, avocado, jalapeños, aioli, tomatoes and greens. Fresh lime and sukkah topped it off perfectly - his words...More

Thank FuudTrip
Reviewed January 14, 2018

Keeping the bones of the old-fashioned general store it used to be, The Belle General has a relaxed charm that suits its location opposite Shelly Beach. The interior is a mismatched collection of plastic chairs covered in fine, hand-stitched leather, and repurposed wood tables, benches...More

Thank Jackie M
Reviewed January 3, 2018

If you are looking for a fine breakfast in the Ballina area worth a drive around to Shelley Beach. We were there on a weekday and were surprised with the crowd. We did eventually get a spot at the end of a crowded table on...More

Thank Tom C
Reviewed December 31, 2017

I don't tend to veer away from my usual type of veggie breakfast but tried the quinoa french toast when visiting this place on a road trip. It was incredible and beautiful! There was so much good stuff going on on the plate and my...More

Thank niamhorama
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

My belly is soooo full of delicious food! Gluten, dairy & sugar free friendly. Not that I need it but when you're dining with someone who is, it's normally a challenge to please both, but this place ticked every box. Great location, chilled atmosphere, affordable,...More

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

Had breakfast here this morning, very busy cafe, only had to wait 5 minutes for a table however. Food was amazing and fresh, drinks were beautifully crafted and A+ coffee, child friendly and cheerful staff. 100% recommend

Thank PTB1986
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

I love their food! Delicious, fresh and healthy. Friendly service and a good spot. I think i will keep on coming back to this place which have become my favourite place by far.

Thank Maycazuri
Nearby HotelsSee all 20 hotels in Ballina
Quality Hotel Ballina Beach Resort
254 reviews
.48 miles away
Ballina Palms Boutique Motel
207 reviews
1.37 miles away
Ballina Homestead Motel
29 reviews
1.66 miles away
Ballina Manor Boutique Hotel
114 reviews
1.67 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Lighthouse Beach Cafe
323 reviews
.39 miles away
Brighton St - Takeaway
11 reviews
.87 miles away
Wild Prawn Cafe Bar + Grill
70 reviews
.46 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum
119 reviews
1.91 miles away
Ballina Visitor Information Centre
144 reviews
1.83 miles away
Pat Morton Lookout
64 reviews
2.11 miles away
Big Prawn
209 reviews
3.74 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Jorja B
January 1, 2017|
Response from Jacqui m | Property representative |
Yeah we are!
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Shelly Beach Rd, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Ballina
  • Phone Number: +61 411 361 453
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing