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Does this street have the most cafes on the Northern Rivers?

The Point Cafe Lennox Head owner Kylie Deveson and employee Jack Shanahan love to see happy customers enjoying their in-house cakes and coffee. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star
The Point Cafe Lennox Head owner Kylie Deveson and employee Jack Shanahan love to see happy customers enjoying their in-house cakes and coffee. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star Marc Stapelberg
THE cafe culture is booming in Lennox Head with 15 cafes and eateries on the main street alone, and more rumoured to be on the way.   So it is the coffee capital of the Northern Rivers?   Can you think of a town that has more cafes than Lennox Head?   We asked the owners of The Point Cafe Lennox Head - one of the longest operating cafes in the coastal village - why the tiny town is so popular.   The Point has been operating since January 2006 on the corner of Rayner Lane and Ballina Street.   Owner Kylie Deveson has seen many changes to the main drag of the increasingly popular coastal town over the last 10 years.   "There were only three cafes, the Point Cafe, Red Rock and Lime, when I first purchased the business," she said.   "It is coastal, it is quiet, and it is close to Byron Bay."   Kylie believes there is a good flow of tourists and locals and she values the close community feel.   "You can always tell the time by the regulars and if they are not here you start to worry that something has happened," she said.   "A lot of customers like the brekkie wraps and brekkie rolls and we strive to ensure our produce is consistent and fresh.   "Most of cakes are made ourselves and we source our coffee from Melbourne and we ensure our menus have a range of gluten free, dairy free and vegan options.   "Having great coffee is vital.   "I just got back from Sydney where I didn't go back to one place because the coffee was so bad."   Kylie said that while it was good to see the town booming and lots of options for customers, she acknowledged there probably wasn't the infrastructure to sustain all the coffee shops.   "I think when the new estates open that will help a lot and we will see a new flow of customers into the town," she said.   "And the highway has been good as we get tourists heading down from Queensland on the weekends and public holidays."   Lennox Head coffee spots and eateries:   1. Cafe Marius   2. Quattro   3. Fishy Fishy   4. Sea Chells Cafe   5. The Bakery   6. Lennox Head Gelato and Coffee Co.   7. The Point Cafe Lennox Head   8. Lime   9. Seed and Husk   10. Vines   11. Freewave Sushi   12. The Lennox Head Pub and Hotel   13. Foam   14. The Surf Club   15. Williamsburg  

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