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Sample local farmer’s produce and a range of creatively prepared dishes at cafes & restaurants around the Bellingen Shire. Relax and enjoy your meal in sun-filled courtyards, cosy fireside dining rooms, at streets-side cafe tables or the lively pubs & clubs. We’ve highlighted a few below for starters, or click here for a full listing.


5 Church St
The philosophy @ No.5 is simple – an open space where people from all walks of life can come together to share an experience – to enjoy being nourished – to leave feeling inspired. Everything we do is directed toward communicating ideas about how we can create a more..
Ph: 02 6655 0155

Black Bear Cafe
Breakfast and Lunch under the trees. Enjoy Bellingen’s Lovely street atmosphere, with a great Will & Co Coffee, and one of our famous Blueberry Bagels.Walk-Ins Welcome. Good For Groups, Good For Kids, Take Out, Waiter Service, Outdoor Seating…
Ph: 02 6655 1947

Bellingen Brewery & Co
Bellingen’s craft brewery serving a collection of our finest ales, organic wines & cocktails in a unique venue that showcases local food & art. Also enjoy the diverse range of live music from local and national performers and participate in a fun night of singing & dancing.
Ph: 02 6655 2210

Cedar Bar & Kitchen
Nestled in the heart of Bellingen, Cedar Bar & Kitchen is a place where families can share a meal or friends can catch up after work for a well-deserved beverage. Hosting a celebration? Party in style in our 120 square-metre function space. Fully licensed, Cedar Bar & Kitchen features a wide selection of regional and international craft beer, boutique wines and spirits.
Ph: 02 6655 1001

Old Butter Factory Cafe
Hours: Open 7 Days 8am to 4:30pm Breakfast: 8am to 11am Lunch: 11am to 3pm
Since its conversion in the 1980s to a shopping village with unique boutique establishments and a large cafe and function venue, the Old Butter Factory has become a favourite setting for weddings, anniversaries, birthday parties, family gatherings and all manner of celebrations.
Ph: 02 6655 2150

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The Corner Store
We enjoy providing our community with fresh, wholesome, and seasonal food, with lunch options that include fresh salads, house made savouries, sandwiches,  and nori rolls, accompanied by our delicious cold pressed juices, gourmet smoothies, and locally produced coffee. Our dinner menu changes seasonally – currently we are serving delicious Indian inspired meals. You can find us on the corner right in the middle of town – we look forward to meeting you!
Ph: 02 6655 0270

Qudo Japanese restaurant is located at the top end of town in a gorgeous 2 storey building overlooking the valley and up to the Dorrigo escarpment. Owners of well-known Domo (in Federal near Byron Bay) established this, their second cafe – poplar with Bellingen Shire locals and visitors alike. Enjoy the fresh flavours of Japanese food stunningly prepared with love.
Ph: 02 6655 9757

The Terrace at Bellingen Valley Lodge
Come and enjoy Bellingen’s most unique style and beautifully rustic themed restaurant. Offering a range of local, fresh produce, specialising in local grass fed and hormone free Dorrigo Beef. In the cooler months sit by our huge double sided log fireplace. Open from Thurs–Sat for Dinner and Sat/Sun for Breakfast. Also available for special events and bookings 7 days a week.
Ph: 02 6655 1599

Bellingen Swiss Patisserie & Bakery
Now managed by original Swiss Bakers and Patissiers. We invite you to taste our goodies. Our bread and patisseries are authentic and made with love. All our staff are barista trained so you get only the best of coffees.
Ph: 6655 0500

Smoke & Barrels
Ph: 02 6655 1816

middle eastern restaurant Za'atar in bellingen serves great food.

Middle Eastern Kitchen in the heart of Bellingen. Serving Israeli style falafel, hummus and other yummy stuff! Come and eat in or it’s ready to take home.
Ph: 6655 0017


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Components Cafe
A little gem of a Café in Dorrigo offering fine coffee, superb teas, and innovative food served for your enjoyment. Come in and say hi to Harry and Josh. Serving Epica Blend 53 and Aromas Teas.  Open 7 days 6am – 3pm.
Ph: 02 6657 2195

Canopy Cafe
The Canopy Cafe is perched on the edge of the escarpment with stunning views across the World Heritage Listed Dorrigo National Park. We’re open 7 days a week from 9am-4pm for coffee, snacks and stunning food produced from incredible local produce. For more information or to make a booking please contact us.
Ph: 02 6657 1541 

Heritage Hotel Motel
When it’s time to relax after a day of exploration and adventure, enjoy fabulous meals at reasonable prices from Dorrigo’s acclaimed ‘Table’. In those days ‘Table’ meant the range, quality and excellence of meals.Today Heritage Hotel Motel continues to be treasured for its ‘Table’ with a wide range of dishes…
Ph: 6657 2016


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Anchors Wharf Cafe
Anchors Wharf Cafe & Restaurant offers award winning meals and hospitality from its spectacular position on the south bank of the Kalang River at Urunga, NSW, Australia. The restaurant features open-air seating with broad river views. Drop in for a coffee and cake, and take in the waterfront view, select from the huge range on display in our cake fridge.
Ph: 02 6655 5588

Raleigh Winery
Enjoy a wine tasting and a meal created from some of the best seasonal produce, and stay amongst the vines at Raleigh House. Open for Lunch Wed-Sun from 12 noon. Free Wine Tasting Tues-Sun.
ph: 6655 4388

Stay a while in the beautiful Bellingen Shire. There’s a variety of ACCOMMODATION styles and we’re sure there’s something to suit you. EXPLORE the area or experience the many popular FESTIVALS, MARKETS and events on offer.