The friendly and eclectic Footbridge cafe set up shop along the Brunswick Heads Terrace in 2012.
A fifteen-minute drive north of Byron Bay, Brunswick Heads is a relatively sleepy little town in comparison to its bigger more popular sister.
But it’s worth a visit, particularly if you have a young family. Highlights include a guaranteed-to-bring-a-smile-to-your-face dog beach, the Brunswick River complete with fantastic old wooden bridges and Torakina – a little beach cove perfect for splashing about with small kids. There are also a number of playgrounds, a popular old hotel and a cool selection of homewares stores (including Fabulous Mrs Fox and Lazybones).
Sundays often find us walking along Bruns’ beach, then slinking back into the town centre for coffee at Footbridge amidst the overflowing weekend bustle.
So it was a nice surprise to discover Footbridge on a weekday when it’s not so busy! Still the same vibey, fun cafe just more zen and less packed.
The coffee is local, handcrafted by Moonshine Roasters in the nearby village of Federal, and served with a plethora of milk options. And lots of love ;)
Talking food – I’m recommending the halloumi and pea fritters, with bacon if you swing that way. They’re a must-try. I was planning my next encounter based around their Black Sticky Rice Pudding served with poached pear and rhubarb, but apparently it’s only on their winter menu. The dream may be on hold for a few months, but stay tuned…
(02) 6685 1991
Mon to Sun 6:30 am – 4:00 pm
+ child friendly
+ indoor / outdoor seating
+ gluten-free options
+ organic options
+ water glimpses
+ whimsical fittings
+ community notices
+ local coffee
Words and Photography by Amber Melody | The Beautiful Lens