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The Cardomom Pod Vegetarian

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Byron Bay at Shop 8 The Peir Arcade 7 Lawson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
+61 2 6680 8890
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Mechelen, Belgium
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice and affordable food. It's a bit hidden so usually not very busy, locals know though and you can find them there. Generous portions and friendly staff

Thank Indu K
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We've been here quite a few times and the quality, choice and value is excellent! Always busy but friendly service keeps it moving along. Casual dining in a tucked away arcade. After healthy mains you can indulge in 'healthy' array of cakes and slices. We shared this time: rice, dal, kofta balls, curry vegetables, tempura salad, and cauliflower pokora! Yummy!

Thank Karin61
Brighton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Another great find tucked away from the main row of shops on the street, the staff here were really friendly and welcoming. Everything smelt delicious which meant the buffet style choice was difficult. Great selection of veggie and vegan food and a good price too! They also do raw and gluten free deserts, although I didn't try them they looked... More 

Thank Hayley M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

I truly believe I magick-ed this cafe into existence! Located in the heart of down town Byron Bay, tired from a morning of trawling the shops I was desperately seeking a bite of hearty no fuss vegetarian- It is Byron Bay after all! I almost immediately stumbled upon this little gem, and it fit the bill perfectly. Generous servings of... More 

Thank jasmine_travels_solo
Cologne, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Lovely and healthly food. Very friendly staff. You can choose and try different things and create your own menu. Still one of the best places in Byron.

Thank chris b
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

The food is fantastic! They really know how to cook. All the ingredients and spice are matched perfectly. Healthy and delicious choice. Will go back for sure.

Thank teresa1023
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240 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Worth the wait. We got take away for our large family and it was amazing, they were helpful as we cleaned out the curries. The flavours were delicious so yum we were licking the containers at the end. The desserts are to die for, my gosh , sago from heaven, will be back, thanks Cardomom

Thank handbagtraveller
Brunswick Heads, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

good quality, and service. always delicious, fresh and yum. nice salads and desserts also. genuine vegetarian.

Thank Amanda A
Old Bar, Australia
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Stopped here (again) looking for that special curry to take to the beach to consume while watching the waves! This place is great. Fabulous salads which they are happy to combine with a curry choice. Environmentally safe packaging as well. They do not accept any cards...cash only. Worth it though...

Thank Lennongirl57
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

Sometimes vegetarian food can lack the flavour it deserves... Not here!, amazing food and friendly service.... The music could be better though ;) no complaints here, I can't wait to go back :)

Thank Alan P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$9
Indian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Byron Bay at Shop 8 The Peir Arcade 7 Lawson St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Byron Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6680 8890

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?