Enjoy the friendly vibe of Mullumbimby and Hinterland cafés and restaurants

As we’ve found often with coastal regions, the hinterland can offer delightful but overlooked eateries to explore. The region around Mullumbimby and Alstonville is no exception. We set out to explore this charming neck of the woods to bring you some of the best cafés and restaurants in the district.

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Do yourself a favour and start at The Empire Cafe right in Mullumbimby, with its delectable treats including epic burgers and vegan delights. Don’t forget to sample a freshly roasted coffee (the aroma is so tempting!) or a cool drink. This venue is licensed so you can enjoy a beer or perhaps a mango daiquiri.

For this verdant part of NSW, we have two top picks for you. Hoopers Mullumbimby is set in a stunning leafy alfresco space offering all your comfort foods including a huge range of their famous juicy burgers for meat and non-meat eaters, fish and chips, share snacks, a selection of delicious salads and an impressive spread of craft beers.

Le Plateau Bakery in the Alstonville Plaza is the place to go if you’re after a special sweet treat like their berry delight eclairs or yummy almond croissants. Of course, they also have a great selection of other cakes, pies, quiches and lovely fresh coffee.

Image source: The Empire Cafe

For something a little different, head to the Federal Doma Cafe. This Japanese-inspired café, located within a 90-year-old historical building on the main street in Federal, offers delicious Asian food such as sushi, tempura and miso as well as more western fare including burgers and chips. Don’t worry, vegans ‒ they also have plenty of vegan options for you.

There’s certainly no shortage of international cuisine options in the hills behind the coast with these top restaurant choices. For traditional Thai cuisine, check out Spice It Up Thai right in Mullumbimby (or ‘Mullum’ as the locals refer to it). Here you can share some fantastic Thai dishes such as Massaman curry, Pad Thai or a yummy vegetable and tofu Laksa.

Image source: Harvest House

For a pizza and pasta feast head to Milk and Honey in Mullumbimby. Here you’ll discover a unique flavours and melt in your mouth gourmet pizzas.

Sample some Mediterranean flavours at The Hut in Possum Creek, a lovely bright restaurant situated in the grounds of the old Possum Creek schoolhouse. They offer a comprehensive menu covering seafood, pastas, and a vegan menu with oodles of options for everyone.

Finally, for now, we had to mention the multi-award-winning  Harvest restaurant in Newrybar Village right on the Old Pacific Highway. This restaurant offers a diverse dining experience that encompasses the Queenslander-style restaurant, their historic bakery and their local delicatessen. Their seasonal menu boasts dishes made from produce sourced from local growers and producers.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our exploration of the fabulous cafés and restaurants around the Mullumbimby and hinterland area.

Interested in learning what other cafés, taverns and restaurants are in the area? Check out our business directory.