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Novella

$$ - $$$Cafe, Mediterranean,
U 1 /14 Bay St | Opposite Surf Club, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
+61 2 6685 7348
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good16%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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6:30 am - 6:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
U 1 /14 Bay St | Opposite Surf Club, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Walked by this little cafe and decided to come in because of the cool deco and groovy tunes playing. I was immediately greeted by one of the floor staff with a welcoming smile. I ordered a coffee and the BLT which were both really yum,...More

Thank Daniel C
Paul F, Owner at Novella, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

So glad you had fun aboard the good ship Novella :) And thanks for taking the time to tell us - we're delighted! Come and see us again soon!

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

As a family it can be a bit hard carting a tribe around and making sure everyone is happy. We have been to this place a couple of times and they never make us feel uncomfortable. The kids always leave laughing and happy little terrors,...More

Thank Annie G
Paul F, Owner at Novella, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

We love kids and families! Glad you and your tribe had an awesome time. And thanks a bunch for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We love the feedback! :-)

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing friendly staff! Great food! Visited here 3 times during our week in Byron! Massive fans! Such a great vibe

Thank thorpeyyyy
Paul F, Owner at Novella, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

You've made our day! Thank you so much! We're delighted you had an enjoyable time aboard the good ship Novella! You guys make it all worthwhile. Thanks again and see you soon.

Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We arrived a bit before 2pm to find out they were no longer serving lunch. We were not told this until we had been seated! Our waitress was nice but lacked professionalism. The food was quite nice however the options were limited due to the...More

Thank Olivia L
Paul F, Owner at Novella, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Thanks for taking the time to tell us about your Novella experience. We absolutely should have been serving lunch at this time. It sounds like we were changing shifts from day to afternoon / evening. Regardless, you deserve a consistently good experience, whenever you visit....More

Reviewed 26 September 2017

The cafe is in a great location but we didn't find much else positive about it. We stopped in for a late lunch today. The lunch choices were limited, several items were out of stock and the meals we got were average at best (we...More

Thank Gus0366
Paul F, Owner at Novella, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thanks for telling us about your experience at Novella. We take your feedback extremely seriously. We work hard to deliver a consistently good experience at Novella. It looks like we 'dropped the ball' on this occasion, and for this, we're sorry. Your great feedback has...More

Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed Novella's Taco night on Thursday evening and it's a must for delicious food and the live music, the $5 tacos were beautiful with an variety of chili sauces which is a must for Mexican! The flamenco guitarist's were amazing and made for such a...More

Thank lovetravelno9
Paul F, Owner at Novella, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Glad you had a great night with us on Taco Night! Thanks for your lovely review! It means the world to us! You rock! See you again soon!

Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Novella should stop worrying about how trendy they are and work on customer service. If the place didn't look inviting people wouldn't go there. The $5 coffees were average anyway. Go next door.More

Thank charliedaintree
Paul F, Owner at Novella, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thanks for taking the time to tell us about your experience. Sorry your experience wasn't up to scratch. I'd personally love to know a little more about your time at Novella. We work hard to put service and quality above all else at Novella. Being...More

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

My partner & I visited this cafe for breakfast as the location & cafe itself seemed great. As soon as we walked into the place we were met by the barista (a dark haired kiwi woman) she did not smile or say good morning &...More

Thank Jean H
Paul F, Owner at Novella, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thanks for taking the time to give us your detailed feedback about your Novella experience. I'm sorry your experience was not up to scratch. No excuses. We've clearly dropped the ball on this occasion. I'll be discussing your feedback with our team immediately. We work...More

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Excellent service with a smile all round :) Took my three kids 11, 9 , 2 out for Sunday funday burgers n we choose novella really happy we did Directly across the road from Byron bay main beach the restaurant is away from 100m from...More

Thank Justin C
Paul F, Owner at Novella, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thanks so much for visiting Novella and telling us about your experience. It means the world to us! Glad the burgers hit the mark and the kids were happy. Will pass on your great comments to our team. Our chef will be most pleased! Hope...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I tried giving this place many second chances giving that the coffe and localization are good, but the service you receive from the barista/waitress is so bad its not worth it. Byron has many other places with better service which also has good coffe and...More

Thank Luiza A
Paul F, Owner at Novella, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Hi there - I'm sorry our service wasn't up to scratch. We're normally a very happy and friendly bunch of people! And we love interacting with our customers. We clearly dropped the ball on this occasion and this will be discussed with our entire team....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 18
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 1 /14 Bay St | Opposite Surf Club, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Byron Shire  >  Byron Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6685 7348
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Description
Novella is Byron Bay's quirky, busy little cafe, restaurant and bar, located right opposite main beach (you can even see the whales from here!). We're a small place, with a big personality, bursting with outstanding local produce, locally roasted coffee, specialty teas & drinks, superior food and smiling faces. There are many reasons why locals and visitors all return to Novella again and again. Oh, and we're fully licensed. So come and visit us for coffee, breakfast, lunch, a cocktail or dinner. We'd love to see you.
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