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The Good Life Chocolate Lounge

SER y N VIN OW GG ELA TO y Chai y y Coffee y Hot Chocolate y Milkshakes y Chocolates y Fudge y Light meals

1/53 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby 0406 422 465 y

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A Tasty Sunday of Fun! Story and photos by Terase Davidson

Sunday saw the Ballina Food & Wine Festival celebrate its ninth year of bringing the community together to enjoy a day of epic food, wine, beer and live music. This hugely popular local event is entirely run by volunteers from the Ballina Rotary Club, with lots of food-loving locals and plenty of local restaurant teams carving the festival day out in their diaries well in advance to get involved in the good times. Okay… so let’s talk about the food! Dave and I managed to hook into a mountain of food throughout the festival with some of the many highlights coming from the crew at Junk Yard Barbecue with their slow-cooked chicken wings. The wings, smothered lovingly with their housemade secret weapon sauce, are totally awesome on their own… or you can turn up the flavour volume as we did even more by adding a generous drizzle of El Gringo chilli sauce from the The Chile Banditos crew (these guys also do some beautifully balanced BUT nuclear chile sauces for those that are game enough to take it up several levels of mind altering heat!). And what better way to toast the end of a monster event than with a locally brewed Stone & Wood Pacific Ale paired with Oysters and Duck-Fat Fries from the oyster-obsessed team at Balcony Bar & Oyster Co, while watching the old-school guitar and Above: The Chile Banditos vocal talent of Diesel, closing the event in style holding festival Below left: oysters and chips goers in the palm of his musically gift hands. Below: Fig Tree Restaurant crew and the Chilli Pirate Terase is the founder of Taste Byron Bay, a local business that showcases local produce across all their menus for catering, events, private dining, food tours and cooking classes. For more information contact: or follow the fun on INSTAGRAM @tastebyronbay.

Good Taste

Eating Out Guide




Ballina RSL Club

Blakes Table

The Hideout Cafe

1 Grant St, Ballina 6681 9500 Open 7 Days Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks

Friday 27 July from 6.30pm Spinnakers Function Room Shared style menu - Tickets $69 Complimentary Welcome Beverage Meet and greet local local brewers from Seven Mile Brewery.

Breakfast and Lunch 7 days a week from 7.30am

Wharf Bar & Restaurant

Open 7.30am Daily. Open till late Thurs–Sun Coffee, breakfast, lunch & dinner, functions & weddings. Fully Licensed. 12-24 Fawcett St, Ballina 6686 5259 / 6685 6011

NEW WINTER MENU OUT NOW Stay warm this winter with one of our new mouth-watering creations

Shop 6/13 Lawson Street 6680 9300 FB thehideoutbyronbay insta @thehideoutbyronbay

Success Thai Mon-Fri 12-3pm Dinner 7 days from 5pm. 3/109 Jonson St, Byron Bay 6680 7798 pages/Success-ThaiFood/237359826303469

Luscious Foods


Barrio Byron Bay

A 5-minute drive from Byron Bay, Barrio eatery at Habitat brings together the local community Mon–Tue 7am–3pm; in a relaxed environment for all-day dining. WoodWed–Sat 7am–9pm fired oven, charcoal grill, veges, meat, fish, salads, 1 Porter Street, natural wines, local beers, cocktails and St Ali coffee. North Byron Eat in or take-away No reservations. Bookings over 8 email: gather@ @barriobyronbay

The Rocks @ Aquarius Breakfast/Lunch 7 days from 7am 16 Lawson St, Byron Bay 6685 7663 – Menus at

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NEW WINTER MENU AT THE ROCKS! Join us at The Rocks on Lawson for some winter warmers! We have a range of fresh, locally sourced breakfast and lunch at affordable prices. Enliven the senses with a Byron Bay Coffee or super healthy smoothie! Enjoy an Ice-cold beer, wine, or hand-crafted cocktail with your meal! Cosy indoor seating and heated outdoor patio space available. $5 SCHOONERS AND $12 COCKTAIL OF THE WEEK

Mon-Fri 7.30am–3pm Open Friday nights 6–9pm Live music and BYO 1/6 Tasman Way, Byron Arts & Industry Estate BYO & RSVP 6680 8228

Slo-mo Joes Open every day From 11am till late Corner of Fletcher St and Bay Lane, Byron Bay

6685 7502 IG - @slomojoes

Hidden away in Byron’s iconic ‘Eat street’ Bay Lane, The Hideout Cafe and Bar offers indoor, outdoor and deck dining With a fresh, funky, relaxed vibe, generous serves, cruisey staff and 10am licence, come and find us for ‘Byron’s BEST breakfast’ all day… Takeaway available Vegetarian,Vegan and gluten free options available Kids menu

SPECIAL $12 LUNCH AND DINNER MENU All your favourites every lunch and dinner Experienced Thai chefs cooking fresh delicious Thai food for you. Fully Licensed and B.Y.O. for wine. Welcome for lunch, dinner and take-away. Contemporary and Middle Eastern flavours • Breakfast and lunch • Wood-fired pizzas • Fresh juices • Great coffee

DAILY HAPPY HOUR FROM 3 TILL 5 PM Slow down & chill out! Immerse yourself in Slo-mo Joes relaxing vibes while you enjoy live music & delicious flavours inspired from around the world. There’s something for everyone; from slow-cooked meats to mouth-watering burgers and nutritious salads. Guaranteed to leave you wanting more!


Byron Shire Echo archives:

The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 33.04 – July 4, 2018  

Free, independent weekly newspaper from the Byron Shire in northern NSW, Australia.

The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 33.04 – July 4, 2018  

Free, independent weekly newspaper from the Byron Shire in northern NSW, Australia.