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The Pass Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Cafe, Australian
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1 Brooke Dr, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
+61 2 6680 8028
07:00 - 16:00
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Sydney, Australia
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After a 1 hour walk along the beach from the other end of Byron, my teenage daughter and I happened on The Pass Cafe. Set amongst the sub tropical bush on the headland at Cape Byron it is 1 minute walk up from the beach and at the start of the Cape Byron bush walks. Come by car or walk... More 

1 Thank TrevorDoornbos
Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this café deserves more than a pass for breakfast. It has a very tasty menu, and good coffee. However, when you compare it to the other beachside café down the road, I'm giving it one less mark, because one of the more senior waitresses was a bit rude/abrupt and the other place has better views. However, overall I... More 

Thank Chris C
Faulconbridge, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place! There were 11 of us, 6 kids, 5 adults. Brilliant atmosphere, kids well looked after, mostly 20-50 age group seemed to be the biggest chunk of the clientele. Coffee and food was divine, was packed but was a few days after new years, their service was great, casual but fun, kids easy and not a problem,... More 

1 Thank bianca827
Kihei, Hawaii
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been coming here for years & always tasty food, casual ambiance, nice & friendly staff, great views of the ocean & surf. Order & pay in advance @ the counter for delicious breakfasts, lunches, snacks, coffee, beer & wine. Small, cozy & indoor/outdoor dining in the rain forest. ENJOY! Aloha & Mahalo, Papa Ouli

1 Thank papaouli
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50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Licensed, cafe, gluten-free & vegetarian options. Fabulous little cafe in a fabulous location. OPEN 7 days for breakfast 7am-11.30am & lunch 12pm-2.30pm. 1 Brooke Drive ph:+61266808028 happylittlevegemite(.)online

Thank Kris H
Sydney, Australia
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82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I got a coffee from here one morning and that was it - no turing back. The coffee was delicious and the view while enjoying it is second to none. This was my regular coffee haunt for the rest of the holiday The staff in here were exceptional, funny, friendly and chatty all the characteristics that you want in your... More 

1 Thank Aeron222
Byron Bay, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Out of town away from the hussle I was very happy to find a great secluded café you can relax for breakfast and lunch or simply grab a coffee to go, take a few steps to the beach and watch the surfers tackle 'The Pass' with one of the best views of the Bay! Food was great and well priced... More 

1 Thank ljmojo
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

My friends and I were in Byron for a girls weekend away and had breakfast here. The food was really terrible and over priced. My eggs Benedict was one of the worst I've ever had - tasteless and bland. I only ate one egg and left the other The chef and wait staff didn't even bother to ask why! Don't... More 

Thank Kirsty R
Hamilton, New Zealand
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Jump up early, walk up to the lighthouse and then enjoy beautiful healthy tasty food and all the normal breakys superbly cooked. Sit on the deck with native forest and birds and the beach below. Simply sit and BE, watch the surfers. Just perfect!

1 Thank Sirri14
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I actually saw this place on Instagram, and had it earmarked to visit when I visited Byron. It lived up to my expectations! Beautiful, unpretentious cafe with friendly staff in the most stunning surrounds. I dined at the bench on the deck. Coffee was AMAZING, best I had in Byron and the food was fresh & tasty. Would definitely make... More 

1 Thank gypsyrosexo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Cafe, Australian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Brooke Dr, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Byron Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6680 8028
Fantastic place, set in wonderful bushland on the hill, 100 mtrs from the beach. Great food, wonderful friendly service. I rate this as one of our best in Byron. .Have been there for B'fast, lunch and dinner. Always fantastic.

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