Jingi Wallah - hello and welcome to Karkalla, Byron Bay.

Karkalla Byron Bay is the passion project of Mindy Woods and her wife Rachelle.

Most recently the CEO of Lotus Dining Group Sydney, Mindy is following her dreams of opening her own venue in Byron Bay. Featuring seasonal local produce and native Indigenous ingredients, ‘Karkalla’ is a nod to Mindy’s Indigenous heritage as a proud Bundjalung woman.

Mindy has taken a very hands on approach to the business, writing the food menu, wine list and leading the venue redesign.

Karkalla has embraced the talent of Chef Michael Petrou to lead the kitchen and close friend Quynh Nguyen who has created an inspired cocktail list which compliments the menu through integrating premium local spirits and native ingredients throughout.

Karkalla aims to provide guests a truly memorable Byron Bay experience with a warm and knowledgeable service and genuine food and beverage offering. Karkalla reflects the essence we believe to be truly Australian- coastal, sun kissed, relaxed, and most importantly generous. We are known and loved for our all-day brunches, relaxed, welcoming atmosphere, and love of locally sourced seasonal ingredients.

We welcome locals, travellers, families, and friends alike.

We respectfully acknowledge the past and present traditional owners of the land the Indigenous people of Australia and respect their culture and identity which has been interwoven with the land and sea for generations.