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$$ - $$$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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“rocket salad” (2 reviews)
“gnocchi” (4 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 am - 5:00 pm Hours
Cafe, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Australian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
U 1 14 Bay St | Opposite Surf Club, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location just behind the surf club with views of the ocean. Had the deluxe egg, bacon, lettuce, home made relish and aioli roll for breakfast. Was very good and washed down with probably one of the nicest coffees in Byron. Always friendly service and...More

Thank Jack B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a consistent cup of coffee this is your place. They measure the coffee per shot ensuring an excellent brew. Our go to for coffee

Thank Julian H
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

A nice little cafe close to the water However, the service was s bit disappointing. I ordered poached eggs on toast and a golden mylk (turmeric latte). My drink came fairly quickly but the food took a long time and wasn't very warm by the...More

Thank Sharmila P
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed an absolutely delicious breakfast at Novella on a Sunday morning. I had the bio bowl which was very filling and flavoursome, and my fiancé enjoyed he kipfler mash which was also outstanding. Service was a little bit slow, but otherwise fine. Great spot by...More

Thank Alannah T
Paul F, Owner at Novella, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thanks for letting us know about your experience Alannah! The Bio Bowl is an excellent choice 👌🏽Glad you had an ace time. See you again soon! 🙌🏽

Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

We arrived before they opened but the girl with the flaming red hair was super nice. She made us feel really welcome, speaking of the sunshine and she even remembered our order from a few days prior. It’s rare these days to get service this...More

Thank Byron M
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Place looks inviting but sadly ends there. One male waiter was friendly and wanting to chat but hey we were there to eat. Wish he spent more attention on our order. He then forgot our water, got our order wrong and I’d hate to see...More

Thank MegfromOz
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Main drag of byron People watch Stare at the water Eat and drink great food and coffee ☕️ #yesssssss Great service Knowledgeable team About to swap poached for scrambled Loved it. Thank you 🙏🏽

Thank MichelleGrayOnTour
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Fabulous service, beautiful food. I would recommend the 'Avo smash' for breakfast . Great location right opposite the beach.

Thank hailz-Ballo
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Help, I think I have a serious problem. I can’t stop thinking about the brekky taco’s at Novella, so much so I’ve been back three times!! Jokes aside, I love this hidden gem up on the beach front. The staff are welcoming warm and funny...More

Thank Laura R
Paul F, Owner at Novella, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

We're so delighted to hear about your Novella experience. Thank you for taking the time to tell us. Those brekky tacos are becoming quite a crowd pleaser! Make yourself known to us next time you come in. We'd love to say 'thank you' in person....More

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Not even sorry for the bad review (which we usually never take the time to give) but really just the rudest lady served us last week on our visit their. Probably the owner as I couldn’t imagine an employee giving that kind of treatment. It’s...More

Thank jack i
Paul F, Owner at Novella, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hi there, Firstly, thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We appreciate it immensely. We're sorry your experience at Novella was anything less than outstanding. No excuses. We'll be speaking with the entire team about your feedback, and we'll use...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 17
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 5:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 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
  • E-mail
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, fresh seafood 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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