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The Rocks at Aquarius

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16 Lawson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
+61 2 6685 7663
07:00 - 14:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're after a quick and tasty Bacon and Egg breakfast, stop here. The food was well cooked, reasonably priced and the servings generous. Good coffee and yummy fresh apple juice. The only thing missing was friendly chat from the waitstaff, I wouldn't say they were rude but it is customary to greet customers with a 'How's your day going'... More 

Thank Kassie M
Gold Coast, Australia
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365 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We had brekky here. The man who served us was rude and abrupt, but the food and coffee was very good and the waitress who delivered the food was very polite and friendly. Service was quite fast. Ideal for a quick breakfast with quality food but staff need to lift their game with a better attitude.

Thank GlobetrotterJSH
Denver, Colorado
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped here after seeing so many people there one morning and are glad we did. The breakfast options were enough we could each find something to eat without being too overwhelming. The atmosphere in its location on main street is fantastic and a great place to sit outside. I had a simple eggs on toast ($10 AUD) although I... More 

Thank Gillian A
AquariusCrew, Manager at The Rocks at Aquarius, responded to this review

Hey Gillian, Thanks for the review! I have passed your comments onto our team, which was much appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your time the Rocks Café, and we hope to see you back here again soon! More 

Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We enjoyed breakfast so much we went back the next day. The service was prompt, coffee was great and there was very much to enjoy with the food - delicious

Thank Cazy707
Byron Bay, Australia
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Stopped for a quick business lunch and was delighted with the Menu - salads were fresh and generously full of local produce Prompt service and fast kitchen Perfect while on a busy schedule

Thank Paul W
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Waited 30 minutes for avocado on sourdough. Toast tasted very bad and Staff were not overly friendly or polite. Was very disappointed as local customer

Thank travelbuggger
Des Moines, Iowa
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77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

After a morning spent walking up the coastal trail to the lighthouse and back along the beaches, I was starving and hoping to find a spot quickly. I saw Aquarius, looked at the menu, and went inside thinking I would order one thing, and then saw the most amazing looking muffins. I ended up ordering two for takeaway. One had... More 

Thank Starlight1313
Byron Bay, Australia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

I lived in Byron for eight years (just moved away recently) and saw cafes come and go... I only wish this place, in its current incarnation, had been there while I was. Having enjoyed breakfast twice here, I'll say this: Aquarius is genuinely good. Friendly staff, a creative menu, excellent coffee, comfortable seating and a selection of fresh newspapers are... More 

Thank FishAndTrips
Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia
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201 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

A place the locals love yet it is part of the backpackers at the back. Great food choices for breakfast and lunch - not open for dinner. Service was friendly and attentive. I've been here a few times and always had good food and coffee. It has a pleasant atmosphere. Everyone I've taken here has enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

Thank Karen R
Veenendaal, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Had a great stay at this hostel. It was recommended because of the food they serve at the restaurant. And trust me, great sandwiches en nice coffee!

Thank vanpoppeljoris

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Lawson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Byron Shire  >  Byron Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6685 7663
The Rocks Cafe and Bistro at Aquarius with it's chilled out vibe, caters for tourists and locals alike. With huge breakfasts, lazy lunches, freshly brewed local coffees and a range of smoothies and fruit juices to choose from, there is something for everyone. We are full licenced, with a number of tap beers, wines and cocktails, so why not treat yourself!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?