ellenix lennox head | cafe review

Lennox Head is exactly what I imagined Byron Bay to be like; a sweet little beach-side town with surfy shops, cute homewares & trinket stores and funky little cafes situated along the beautiful Pacific ocean.

While Byron is much more developed; a buzzy but relaxed alternative-lifestyle hub for Northern NSW, Lennox Head is just as I imagined.

Lennox Head Main Street
Lennox Head Main Street
Lennox Head main beach
Lennox Head main beach

On our Summer holiday away with The Jacksons we discovered the sleepy little town of Lennox had some amazing cafes! We actually drove the 20 minutes south from Byron to eat at Ellenix Cafe twice! Here’s a sample of the brekkie offerings…

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20130102_095525 probably the best coffee we had while we were out of our caffine safe zone (Sydney!)

blueberry pancakes with icecream & maple syrup
blueberry pancakes with icecream & maple syrup

It’s always a challenge for me to snap a picture of E’s food before he smashes it! Huzzah! Don’t the blueberry pancakes look delicious!?!

Turkish pide with avocado, bacon & fried egg
Turkish pide with avocado, bacon & fried egg

I’m so proud of Jay!
He orders something different from the standard “big breakfast”. Turkish pide stuffed with spinach & cheese served with a side of avocado & bacon and topped with a fried egg.

scrambled eggs with haloumi & avocado
scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, haloumi & avocado

Neen declares her scrambled eggs as the best she’s ever eaten.
Who are we to argue! Delicious textures with the chewy grilled haloumi and chilled smoked salmon and the peppery crunch of fresh rocket.

poached eggs with bacon, avocado & roast tomato on sourdough
poached eggs with bacon, avocado, spinach & roast tomato on sourdough

You know what makes me insanely giggly happy?
Cutting into a perfectly gooey poached egg that oozes all over your plate!
Breakfast perfection!

mango frappe
mango frappe

What summer cafe outing is complete without a bright summery mango frappe!

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If you’re ever in the area; GO!

Ellenix | Ballina St, Lennox Head NSW 2478

Published by thisismelly

Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

9 thoughts on “ellenix lennox head | cafe review

  1. Good review. Ever since we’ve been back, I’ve been craving those eggs! I’ve been too scared to go out for breakfast anywhere else, in fear that nothing will measure up. Yummers.

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