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The Belle General

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by Janelle (subscribe)
I like to participate in life rather than be a spectator. Music, dancing, theatre, travelling, food, cycling and walking are some of my passions. Writing is an enjoyable pastime that allows me to share my experiences.
Published July 6th 2018
A Cafe, Takeaway And Shop With A Difference
 Cafe, family, breakfast, Ballina, casual, relaxed, dog friendly
Popular with the locals (Facebook image)


Once an old fashioned general store the Belle General was transformed in 2013 to a casual quaint cafe/takeaway/general store. Located near Shelly Beach it is a delightful spot to relax whilst enjoying great quality coffee, cakes and more. Sarah, Kyla and Jacque (the three belles) pride themselves on providing healthy food options and offer plenty of low sugar, gluten-free, paleo and vegetarian items.

Coffee, cafe, organic, homemade, fresh, Ballina
Coffee (image JW)


The coffee was hot and strong but not bitter and was complemented by a small bite of gluten-free deliciousness. Other drinks include home blended chains, great smoothies and a wide range of 'milks' is offered. The menu is full of great tasting, healthy food served with a smile. The outside seating is very popular for families catching up after walking their dogs and the casual ambiance is very welcoming.

Menu, food, health,cafe, lunch, breakfast
The food menu


Their food philosophy is centred around fresh, locally sourced ingredients and much of the food, especially the cakes and condiments, is created in house. In order to take advantage of the beachside location all of the menu is available as takeaway.


Muffin, cake, homemade, cafe, organic, Ballina, family
A sweet bite (image JW)



As well as great healthy food the Belle General stocks jewellery, food, artwork and homewares in the store.
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Why? Catch up with a coffee or chai or a post swim breakfast
When: 8am to 3pm seven days a week
Phone: 0411 361 453
Where: 12 Shelly Beach Road East Ballina
Cost: Moderately priced, plenty of items for less than $20
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