2018: Little mali has expanded into a full-blown cafe. We look forward to visiting to upgrade our review.
Travel just a block or two back from the gorgeous Rainbow Bay, and you’ll find Little Mali. Named after the surf break between Kirra and Snapper, it’s the place you go to pick up a coffee on your way home from the beach, a bite to eat or even some specialty deli items to snack on.
As there’s no furniture in the shop, everything is made ‘to go’: the smooth nutty organic Bun coffee from Byron Bay in an eco-friendly takeaway cup, fresh cold-pressed juices or smoothies, Bircher Muesli, salads, toasties and sandwiches to order and some fabulous GF/DF raw and vegan sweets! Little Mali also make their own banana and walnut bread – a slab’s a must after battling the surf!
But don’t think this corner shop food stop is all vegetarian! It’s owned by the Rainbow Bay Butchery, which still uses space at the back of the shop. There’s some hard to find Salumi Australia smallgoods in the fridge, Olive Branch and Cheese Board gourmet dips and antipasto items, and a few specialty grocery items such organic quinoa, barley and chips for sale. Cute as a button, this tiny shop beckons you to step off your skateboard and buy a treat…but there’s nothing here to make you want to stay!
Cnr Ward & Boundary Streets, Rainbow Bay Ph: 07 5599 1819