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Spotlight: Harvest Cafe Newrybar plus things to do in Newrybar town

Head out to the Harvest Cafe Newrybar and stay for a browse!

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.

Harvest Cafe Newrybar

The Harvest Cafe Newrybar Menu

The menu is divine – truly divine. Take a peek. How does a charred leek, gnocchi, and beer mustard 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? The lunch dessert of Davidson plum and white chocolate parfait with pomelo is just too much. We can’t resist.

We’re planning our next visit for a weekend morning to try crispy french toast with maple syrup, macadamias, and fresh berries or if we’re going savory, the spiced roast zucchini, squash, tomato, eggplant combination.

Hungry yet? Local’s tip: Chocolate lovers need to indulge in the Chocolate Tart. Enough said.

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.

Details

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.

Newrybar – a hidden gem of a town

Harvest Cafe Newrybar Deli

Harvest Deli

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, boutique cheeses, chocolates, and local organic house made butter. If you’re worried about getting hungry on your drive home, you’ll definitely need to pick up a loaf of organic wood-fired sourdough and perhaps a few spare pastry snails & pain au chocolat just in case.

Open Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm, and Sunday 9am to 4pm.

Newrybar Merchants Harvest Cafe Newrybar

Newrybar Merchants

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, artist Diana Miller, and leathermaker Wolf & Maiden, 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.

Gaia Retreat Harvest Cafe Newrybar

Gaia Retreat and Spa

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.

Toraja BnB Harvest Cafe Newrybar

Toraja Luxury B & B

For those wanting to extend their stay in the Newrybar region, we suggest booking a night or three at Toraja Luxury B & B. 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. (Suites have an ensuite bathroom). 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.

To book, call 0418 192 093 or visit their website

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