If you ask around in Byron Bay for local’s tips on what to see and do nearby, you’ll definitely hear the words Harvest Cafe Newrybar. We’d tell you the same thing. The Harvest Cafe Newrybar is not simply a cafe. This rustic and atmospheric venue also has a scrumptious deli and a bakery attached. The foodie haven, housed in three lovingly restored heritage buildings in the historic town of Newrybar in the Byron Bay Hinterland, is a ode to fresh local and often organic food.
Harvest Cafe Newrybar prides itself on simple wholesome food that looks and tastes five-star, all in a community atmosphere striving for sustainable outcomes. Harvest Cafe Newrybar employs a full time forager and food researcher, along with two permaculturalists who work hard to grow the food you eat. These staff members are supported by an outstanding bar and floor service team.
The menu is truly divine. Take a peek. How does a roasted cauliflower, mountain pepper, sesame and sunflower seed combination sound for lunch? We’re salivating over fresh wood-fired sourdough bread and sprinkled with smoked salt. Seriously, it’s the simple things, don’t you agree? We’re planning our next visit for a weekend morning to try harvest bakery fruit and nut toast with harvest flow hive honey or if we’re going savory, the zucchini fritters, herb salad, tomato chutney. Hungry yet?
The Harvest Cafe Newrybar food is so good you might want to try recreating it at home. Stop the tears of frustration by booking into a class onsite at the Harvest Bakery. Kate Walsh, author of the book Real Food Projects, is the teacher. A recent addition to the local area, Kate teaches food basics including how to pickle seasonal vegetables, fermenting and making jams.
- Breakfast available at Harvest Deli from 8am weekdays.
- Breakfast Saturday & Sunday from 8am in the restaurant.
- Lunch 7 days from 12pm.
- Harvest Bar 7 nights 4pm – 6pm.
- Dinner 7 nights from 6pm.
Find Harvest Cafe Newrybar at 18-22 Old Pacific Highway, Newrybar Village. Parking is always tight, so go early or be prepared to hunt for a car park in the local streets.
Take a slice of Byron Bay Hinterland home with a foodie souvenir or two. The Harvest Deli is full to the brim of foodie favourites including the Harvest deli range of sauces & condiments. If you’re worried about getting hungry on your drive home, you’ll definitely need to pick up a loaf of their organic wood-fired sourdough.
Open Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm, and Sunday 9am to 4pm.
A late 2015 addition to town, this creative collective of local artists and producers is a stylish stop for travellers who make the journey out of town. Rustic yet charming, this design space is already on the itinerary of the fashion-forward set and there’s plenty of reasons why. With designers and makers including Sibella Court, local gal Shannon Fricke, Driftlab and artist Diana Miller, you are spoilt for choice. (Oh, slow my beating heart.) But we can’t forget the flowers either! Even a holiday house needs a little flower love and Beautiflora steps up to help out.
Located at 19 Old Pacific Highway, (the site of the old Antique store) the Newrybar Merchants is located across the road from Harvest Café and is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday.
Just four minutes drive inland from Newrybar is the world famous Gaia Retreat and Spa. While it would be lovely to stay for a weekend or a week, it is possible to enjoy the serenity with a visit to their day spa. Massage treatments on offer include Kahuna, Ayurvedic, Shiatsu, Hot Rocks or Four Hands massage for double the relaxation. Enjoy a signature restore facial or relax with our favourite, the Wattle seed and Lemon Myrtle body polish. You’ll shine and shimmer for weeks! The Gaia Retreat Spa Menu is on the pricier side but the entire experience combining environment, elegant products, and after-treatment refreshments makes the cost worth the outlay. For a touch of Gaia, take a look at our earth goddess shimmer.
Contact Gaia Day Spa for bookings on (02) 6687 1216.
For those wanting to extend their stay in the Newrybar region, we suggest booking a night or three at Toraja luxury guesthouse. Tucked away in the hinterland mere minutes from Harvest Cafe Newrybar, this boutique accommodation offers a choice of three rooms, each with a queen size bed- the Ocean View Suite, Pool Side Suite and the Loft Room. If a winter retreat is necessary, then taking time out at this divine property will soothe the soul. Laze in front of the stone fireplace on chilly nights while eating a delicious readymade dinner you picked up from Harvest Cafe Newrybar earlier. With views to the coast, you’ll feel like royalty hidden away from prying eyes.