4 best coffee houses in Northern Rivers

June 1, 2015 - 3 min read

Are you a self-proclaimed coffee snob? If you’re fed up with trying new cafes all the time, only to get sub-standard coffees, enough is enough! Continue reading for the best Northern Rivers cafes for a cup of coffee.

Duck Pond Espresso Bar

Are you looking for a coffee house that will serve you up the perfect cup of coffee goodness? The staff at Duck Pond Espresso Bar will ensure you are 100 per cent satisfied with your coffee experience. This is the only Lismore cafe to serve the fair-trade certified and organically roasted Bun Coffee blend, so come to the Duck Pond Espresso Bar and give it a go. Not into coffee? There’s a range of healthy soy decafs, teas and almond milk options available. But, be sure to grab a tantalising treat to go with your tea or coffee, and soak up the relaxing atmosphere at this popular cafe.
Where: 75 Union St South Lismore Northern Rivers NSW

Lighthouse Beach Cafe

With a picturesque beachside location in Ballina, you can’t start you morning without a surf and coffee combo at the Lighthouse Beach Cafe. If the water is a bit cold for your liking, you can still enjoy an alfresco breakfast – without getting wet – while watching the waves roll in. Whether you prefer a cappuccino, espresso, piccolo or latte, you won’t be disappointed with the quality coffee blends used at Lighthouse Beach Cafe. If you’re still recovering from the weekend, we suggest tucking into the protein-filled Lighthouse Beach Breakfast with crispy bacon, seasoned chipolatas, Roma tomatoes, crispy hash brown, mushroom and eggs cooked your way on sourdough toast. With second-to-none food, coffee and views at Lighthouse Beach Cafe you won’t want to begin your day anywhere else.
Where: Lighthouse Parade East Ballina Northern Rivers NSW

Republic of Coffee

Ask any Lismore local where to go for a quality coffee and they will most likely mention Republic of Coffee. Located on near the Lismore CBD, walk into this cosy little cafe before work and have a talented barista pour you a perfectly blended coffee that will have you ready to tackle the day head on. Just because you’re running late for work doesn’t mean you have to resort to instant coffee! Order a quick coffee to-go so you can get a quality caffeine-hit in a hurry. If a premium blend coffee is your main prerequisite for choosing your morning pit stop, come in to Republic of Coffee and let one of the friendly staff take your order.
Where: 98 Magellan St Lismore Northern Rivers NSW

La Baracca Espresso Bar & Trattoria

If you’re one for the finer things in life, head to La Baracca Espresso Bar and Trattoria where you will be treated to a stylish breakfast experience surrounded by simplistic yet decadent decor. Order yourself a delicious Espresso Botero blend coffee as you take a seat and browse the extensive menu. If you want a gourmet meal to go with your beautiful coffee, sink your teeth into the Gourmet Brekkie Burger with Bangalow shoulder bacon, fried egg, tasty cheese, house-made aioli and barbeque sauce on toasted Turkish bread. Otherwise, choose the pancake special if you want something on the sweeter side. Open for lunch and dinner as well, you can treat yourself to a high-quality food experience at La Baracca Espresso Bar and Trattoria whatever time of day.
Where: 29 Keen St Lismore Northern Rivers NSW