23 Tried & Tested Cafes in Bali You Absolutely Cannot Miss

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Cafes in Canggu, Bali

13. Nalu Bowls

If I have to choose the best spot in Bali, Nalu Bowls will top it.

I first fell in love with Bali’s acai bowls when I came across this pretty bowl that Nalu Bowls serves their acai bowls with, so much so that I went up to the counter to ask them directly if they sold their coconut-looking bowl. Snagged 2 of them as a result!

Acai bowls is a must eat in Bali when you come cafe-hopping here!

We ordered their signature bowl, since, well, I’m a sucker for pretty food. Loved the granola and the shredded coconut slices that added a crunch to the dish!

A small shack located in Canggu, Nalu Bowls offers picturesque moments for your delicious bowls of freshly baked and homemade granola with fruits. The bright setting and calming and soothing ambience greets every guest to the café.

Their most popular bowl is the Uluwatu (65,000 IDR). It’s a mix of blended dragon fruit, banana, papaya, raspberry, and apple juice, topped with strawberries, mango, coconut flakes & honey. On top of that, it’s healthy and delicious! If you prefer a sour taste, you can try Macaronis bowls (50,000 IDR). It’s a blended papaya, mango, dragon fruit, pineapple, strawberry, and apple juice, topped with their homemade granola and banana.

Address: Jalan Drupadi 1 No.2A, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening hours: 730am – 630pm

14. The Shady Shack

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Love the laid-back vibe of The Shady Shack! While nondescript from the outside, upon entering, it felt like a backyard of an apartment. Wide chairs with cushions were laid out in front of the entrance, making it the perfect spot for an afternoon of reading or doing some nomadic work, which was exactly the sight we were greeted with when we visited one lazy afternoon. Whitewashed wood with sea blue wood windows and oak-coloured tables fit compactly within the premise, with the occasional plant embellishment make The Shady Shack such a nice respite from the Bali heat.

We couldn’t pass without ordering an acai bowl. The sight of all the colours of a spectrum presented in a bowl of lovely, nutritious goodness is an instant mood-booster.

Address: Jl. Tanah Barak No.57, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia
Opening hours: 730am – 10pm

15. Crate Cafe

A very basic, container-looking cafe in grey and black tones, but don’t be fooled by their exterior. If you’ve lived here long enough, you can vouch for their house-blended coffee, acai bowls and smoothies. There are gluten-free options and plenty of vegetarian treats, too.

Address: Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.64, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia
Opening hours: 7am – 3am

16. Betelnut Cafe

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It was midday and Bali’s weather is scorching hot in April when we visited. Betelnut Cafe is located right beside Crate Cafe, and serves mainly Mexican and Indonesian food. They have a very confined space, with either indoor seating with aircon or outdoor terrace seating on the second floor. The interiors of the café is wood-themed, giving it a very laidback feel.

Naga Bowl, a bowl made of pink dragonfruit, banana, and yoghurt puree topped with granola, shredded coconut, cashews and fruit is a must-try when you visit Betelnut Café. Otherwise, indulge in nasi gila, a sort of local, rice-based dish.

Address: Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.60, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia
Opening hours: 7am – 10pm

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4 Replies to “23 Tried & Tested Cafes in Bali You Absolutely Cannot Miss”

  1. Wow, that’s a lot of cafes. I want to try the octopus risotto. Black Sabbath was originally named Earth.

    1. Ah cool! I didn’t know that! Thanks for sharing!

  2. natemeetsworld says: Reply

    Motel Mexicola and Naughty Nuris seems likes like my kind of spots. Which ones are your favorites?

    1. Indeed! I loved Motel Mexicola a lot. And I enjoyed acai-hopping around!

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