Looking around Belongil Bistro, there's something uniquely Byron Bay about the design. In keeping with the Rainbow Region's environmentally friendly focus, several native paper bark trees provide shade, they use solar power electricity and incorporate recycled, salvaged timber into the bar and furnishings. To me, it felt much like a big beachside holiday house with eye catching art by local artists decorating the walls and interesting vintage touches around the edges.
Belongil Bistro is located at Belongil, just a short stroll along the beach north of Byron Bay's main township. Many people seem to wander in after a morning beach walk or surf and it is well worth stopping off. We ended up there for coffee and brunch, which truly was a delicious surprise.
Any kitchen that sources fresh, local produce gets a big thumbs up from me and they certainly do that at Belongil Bistro. Award winning Chef, Christian Poulsen runs the show and the food is excellent to match. We loved our Big Bistro Brekky with Campos Coffee and a scan of the dinner menu looked darn tempting - (I'll have a slow braised lamb with pan fried gnocchi please). While I'm at it, the selection of cocktails and boutique beers look rather interesting too.
Belongil Bistro operates as a gorgeous cafe daily from 7am - 3pm. It transforms into a chic restaurant every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. They have a weekly Sunday Beach Barbecue from 1pm with live music and offer their catering services for many local events. If you're in the area, definitely add this one to your list of places to visit.