A travel junkie who loves to write, Caitlin Pfohl comes from central New York state and recently finished making her way around Australia on a one-year Work and Holiday visa. Read more about her travels here: cepiatone.tumblr.com
Published August 5th 2014
Eat where the locals eat
Craving a delicious meal in Byron Bay? Look no further than The Top Shop, located on the corner of Carlyle and Massinger.
With an impressive menu boasting a wide array of burgers, coffee, house-made bread, desserts and more, the only downside to this spot is having to narrow down the mouthwatering choices.
The mark of any worthwhile establishment is whether or not it's popular with the locals, and at The Top Shop - which has been around for more than fifty years - it's clear right away that it's become a much loved staple in the community, the owners chatting casually with friends who have stopped by as beachgoers laze on the lawn enjoying their midday pick-me-up.
On the walk from the town centre, you may feel like you're just getting lost as you make your way through the quiet and residential streets that lead the way there, but don't give up. Before you know it, you will have arrived, and it will be time to bask in the knowledge that you've veered off the main tourist drag and found something truly memorable. Now for the real challenge: deciding on your order.