Relax and enjoy snacks, hot and cold drinks and ice cream at this picturesque location. Take it easy partaking of the cafe fare while immersing yourself in this unique location with its stunning views across Byron Bay to the hinterland.
The cafe is only a short walk to the Lighthouse, and if you've walked to the top it's a very pleasant place to spend some time before heading back down.
Getting there: the cafe is adjacent to the Assistant Lighthouse Keepers Cottage not far from the Lighthouse.
Opening hours: 9:00 am to sunset
Facilities: amenities block, picnic tables
The Pass Café
Wheelchair access: medium
Though there are no steps. Access is up a steep slope and assistance may be required. There is a disabled toilet available.
Surrounded by lush littoral rainforest only metres from one of Byron Bay’s best surf beaches, The Pass Café is popular for a reason – and the food lives up to the view. Stop for a quick morning coffee, or settle down on the large covered deck for a leisurely lunch as birds chatter in the trees and the soothing sound of waves migrates up the sand. In summer months, the café stays open for dinner too, offering you a prime spot to take advantage of the warmer evenings. This is an institution for Byron locals visiting their beach or Cape Byron Lighthouse – so much so that they petitioned to have it reopened after a two-year closure.
If you’d rather eat surrounded only by the park’s beautiful natural features, an adjoining takeaway kiosk brings the fresh local food outside. Grab a milkshake and burger and pick a nearby picnic table in the picnic area, then finish it all off with an invigorating stroll along the beach.
Getting there: The Pass Café is in The Pass (Palm Valley) precinct of Cape Byron SCA. To get there:
- Drive through the centre of Byron Bay and head towards the lighthouse
- Turn left into Brooke Drive where the boardwalk ends
- The café is located at the bottom of the hill on the left, adjacent to the picnic area.
Road access: Sealed road - 2WD vehicles.
Opening hours: The Pass Café is:
- open 7am – sunset (daily)
- closed on Christmas Day
Facilities: amenities block, picnic tables, cafe/kiosk, carpark
Bookings: Phone: (02) 6680 8028