8.9 C
Byron Shire
July 20, 2024

New restaurant opening

Latest News

Six slips sites, $5m and 42 weeks sees Bilambil – Urliup Road open

The 2022 floods saw the Tweed hinterland connection road between Bilambil and Urliup severely damaged with six slip sites....

Other News

From feeding a young family to a community

Farmer Nicole Dayman is one of the newest members of Byron Farmers Market, having joined the market earlier this...

Tyagarah clothing-optional beach

I am a 35-year-old woman who has been a Tyagarah clothing-optional beach (COB) regular since 2018. In summer, I...

Public subs support Mullum’s locally-sourced water supply

Mayor Michael Lyon has criticised the Mullumbimby Residents Association (MRA) and Greens Cr Duncan Dey, claiming they presented a ‘one-sided’ view which ‘certainly swayed current public opinion’ around the future of Mullum’s water supply.

Editorial – Bloatcorp under review

Those familiar with the NSW Reconstruction Authority, the agency tasked with flood recovery for the north coast (and disaster recovery for NSW), may be heartened to know that a review is underway of the Act that governs the government-run corporation.

David – ‘self-hating Jew’

I am overwhelmed by the vitriol hurled at the 'self-hating Jew' David Heilpern by the letter writers in last...

A self-hating Jew

A self-hating Jew means ‘antisemite’. David Heilpern’s 3 July article was underpinned with lies, and hateful sentiments toward one...

Photo Jillian McHugh

Commune Canteen (previously Barrio), is bringing the vibrant spirit of Mediterranean daytime eateries to Byron Bay. A visionary project by restaurateurs Utku Ayhan of Foxy Luu’s Byron Bay and Sefa Kitchen in Sydney, and Nicholas Degryse of Pure Hospitality Group in Sydney, Commune Canteen is dedicated to turning the Habitat courtyard into a community hub with the focus on local produce, community, and sustainability seasoned with art and music events, talks and collaborations with local creatives.

Inspired by the home-cooked meals found in Mediterranean townships, Commune Canteen offers an ever-changing menu based on fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients. Operating from Monday to Saturday, 7:30am to 3pm, this new venue promises a blend of Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and community-focused dining.

The Mediterranean diet, renowned for its health benefits, forms the backbone of Commune Canteen’s offerings. It features a great balance of vegetables and greens for fibre, easy-to-digest proteins, high-quality meats, healthy fats, nuts, fruits and house-made pickles. Guests can enjoy a variety of colourful salads, hot slow-cooked meals, and in-house baked breads, with dishes served from the counter in a casual yet vibrant atmosphere.

The menu changes regularly, including bone broths and specialties like breakfast ratatouille, baked shakshuka, crispy gnocchi with burnt butter and carrot top pesto, lamb tagines with flatbread, Greek lemon chicken with sumac labna, duck shanks with spiced orange, and wood-fired prawns with preserved lemon, vine leaf and burnt butter.

Embracing a canteen-style dining experience, Commune Canteen allows guests to customise their meals using a fill-up tray system with three or five compartments, perfect for mixing and matching. They will also host communal lunches, featuring a long table in the Habitat courtyard laden with shared plates, fostering a sense of community and new friendships.

Guests can start their day with a perfect cup of Beams coffee, a selection of teas from ‘Good for the Tea’, a social enterprise dedicated to positive change, house-made Bonny’s Jungle Chai, and Byron Bay’s Mason’s Mushrooms – a superb blend of medicinal mushrooms. Additionally, a hand-picked selection of local and Mediterranean wines will be available in time for lunch.

Commune Canteen is the first of three venues to open at Nourishing Habitat. This unique eatery is more than just a place to eat; it’s a destination where food, community, and sustainability intersect, set to become a beloved spot for both locals and visitors alike.

Go to https://www.nourishinghabitat.com/ for more information or visit at 1 Porter St, Byron Bay.

 


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Developer may destroy up to 1.5 million indigenous artefacts in Lismore

Land and Environment Court accepts Uncle Mickey Ryan as party to the case after Lismore Council fails to defend Aboriginal cultural heritage of North Lismore Plateau.

Tyagarah – changed overnight traffic conditions

From Monday, July 22 there will be changed traffic conditions on Tyagarah Creek Bridge on the Pacific Highway at Tyagarah to carry out essential maintenance.

45 search and rescue missions in June on Northern Rivers

Marine Rescue NSW saw a drop in search and rescue missions this June compared to last year, however, it was still their second-busiest June ever.

Veterans honoured for their service

On July 11, the Byron Bay RSL sub-branch held an inaugural memorial service to officially recognise the veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Arabian Gulf, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates.