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The Rocks at Aquarius

) #66 of 140 Restaurants in Byron Bay $$ - $$$ Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
16 Lawson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
+61 2 6685 7663
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
16 Lawson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are plenty of water jugs readily available of which you can help yourself. If you order coffee there are no sachets of sugar or sweetener available as you have to ask for this with your coffee order. Otherwise you need to wait in line...More

Thank Kim P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for a refresher after a long walk and ended up getting the best milkshake of my life. The staff are so friendly and nice and go out of their way to make sure everything is made to a high standard. A little expensive...More

Thank Ming L
Reviewed 11 May 2017 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...More

Thank Kassie M
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank GlobetrotterJSH
Reviewed 9 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...More

Thank Gillian A
AquariusCrew, Manager at The Rocks at Aquarius, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

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!

Reviewed 29 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
Reviewed 18 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
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
Reviewed 29 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...More

Thank Starlight1313
Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank FishAndTrips
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, 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
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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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