25 Tried & Tested Cafes in Bali You Absolutely Cannot Miss

By 28 June 2017 March 13th, 2023 8 Comments

Looking for the best places to eat in Bali as part of your Bali itinerary? You’re in the right place! I’ve done the research so you don’t have to.

Never have I planned an itinerary revolving around cafes and restaurants in Bali, but surfing through Instagram had gotten me so excited about checking out the best cafes in Bali that have only recently sprung up around the island.

In between breakfast and dinner, we were busy giving out directions to our driver to take us from one cafe to another. As you can infer, some of these cafes in Bali aren’t the most accessible.

As much as we wanted to visit all of them as part of our Bali itinerary, we only had 5 days in Bali, and this included a sunrise hike up to Mount Batur, exploring the hidden canyon at Beji Guwang, a day trip to Nusa Penida and an afternoon of surfing.

This is all on top of cafe-hopping, so you can imagine just how action-packed and adventurous our Bali trip was!

[UPDATED 2023]

Since being in Bali over the course of these last few months from Dec 2022 (I’m still here if you want to connect in person!), I’ve uncovered a plethora of new cafes and restaurants that have sprung up since my last visit in 2017.

The food scene in Bali is always buzzing; competition is high to stand out, so it can get hard to pick the best places to eat in your short time here. I’ve had the pleasure of picking out the best eats in Bali out (and sifting out the average ones) so you don’t have to. Here’s an updated 2023 list of the best places to eat in Bali!

Best Cafes in Bali, Seminyak, Uluwatu, Ubud for breakfast, brunch, or lunch. Whether you like it organic or colourful, find the best spots in Bali here!

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Cafes in Seminyak, Bali

I’ve picked 13 of the best cafes in Seminyak, from organic to funky party material.

1. Cafe Organic Bali

Looking for breakfast in Seminyak? You’re in the right place.

When you first step into Cafe Organic, its tropical theme is evident at once. When we were there, we noticed that even the cafe owner was donning a tropical outfit!

There are both outdoor and indoor options. The outdoor seating features straw umbrellas and plant creepers on the wall. Every table is not without a tiny pineapple, further emphasising its theme.


Acai Coco

They have all-day breakfast and lunch options, as well as salads and smoothie bowls. Of course, you can’t go without ordering Acai Coco (75,000 IDR), their signature acai bowl.

The bowl itself is a unique feature, as the acai is made from a real baby coconut! All smoothie bowls are vegetarian. Portions are however relatively smaller than the other cafes we visited.

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Mushroom Stack

WL went with the Mushroom Stack which literally came with a mound of garlic-roasted mushrooms with a plethora of condiments along the side such as hummus, tempeh, grilled zucchini, smashed avo and alfalfa sprouts. It was the first time I’ve seen him eating a vegan meal without a single complaint.

Address: Jl. Petitenget No.99 X, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening hours: 7am - 4pm

2. Motel Mexicola

If you are a colour-seeking and fun person, you are going to love this restaurant as much as I did! Located right in the heart of Seminyak, it’s on one of the main streets. Come night, its fairy lights and bold bright colours would make it hard to miss this restaurant.

Motel Mexicola just screams fun, quirky, loud and colourful all in one setting. One of the best dining experiences in Bali, be greeted with fairy lights adorning the entrance. Upon entering, the bright neon lights will instantly jolt your senses.

The entire interior is awash with pink and blue hues, lit up by the neon colours that dominate the entire place. Music choices are selective – if it’s not upbeat, it doesn’t fit Motel Mexicola’s bill. It is IMPOSSIBLE not to be infected by the energy at Motel Mexicola. Even the staff were bobbing to the music!

There is a stage where we spotted little children dancing to the beats, and a bar which got more crowded as the night went on. There are plenty of seating spaces, from wooden benches to high table tops and standing bar tables.

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Funky cocktail

We haven’t even gotten started with the food and drinks menu. Motel Mexicola primarily serves Mexican food.

They very kindly introduced us to their new cocktails –

  • Pitayita (Spicy dragonfruit margarita) – RP150,000
  • Tropicosa Cooler (Bourbon, dark beer, passionfruit, falernum and lime) – RP150,000
  • Sweet Lips (Raspberry vodka, elderflower, raspberry and fresh lime) – RP150,000

My favourite was Tropicosa Cooler, a drink very wisely recommended to me when I said I wanted something refreshing.

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Taco heaven

Food portions at Motel Mexicola are mostly for sharing, like all Mexican food is.

The nachos looked especially appetising, though we decided to start with the Lengua (braised beef tongue, avocado and pickled chilis) tacos (30,000 IDR) and Cachete (slow cooked beef cheek in guajillo adobo, taqueria salsa and onion) tacos (35,000 IDR) instead.

Lengua was absolutely the best choice, providing an interesting texture to your typical taco.

We shared the Pancita Guisada (braised pork belly, roasted capsicum, tomato, onion, chilli and toasted peanuts) (160,000 IDR) which came with tacos and rice at the side, and finished it off with the Arroz con Leche (50,000 IDR), a sweet cinnamon infused rice pudding topped with vanilla ice cream.

Address: Jalan Kayu Jati No. 9X, Seminyak, Kuta Utara, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, 
Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening hours: 11am - 1am

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Address: Jalan Petitenget, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia
Opening hours: 4pm - 2am

3. Sisterfields

Sisterfields serves one of the best breakfasts in Seminyak. Stepping into Sisterfields took us back to our cafe-hopping days in Melbourne, Australia. Attracting a primarily Western crowd, it serves everything from acai bowls (RP100,000) to blueberry & ricotta pancakes (RP95,000), burritos, tacos, salads and burgers.

I feel sour thinking about Sisterfields, because this cafe had been high up on my to-visit list while I’m here. When we went, the queue made it impossible for us to properly enjoy our meal and be in time for surfing that afternoon, so we had to regrettably give it a miss. Expect the wait to be anywhere from 20 minutes to 45 minutes long.

Address: Jalan Kayu Cendana No.7, Seminyak, Kuta, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, 
Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening hours: 7am - 10pm

4. The Junction House

The Junction House is conveniently located opposite Seminyak Square, in the heart of town where most of the cafes in this list are concentrated. Housed in a spacious, two-storey refurbished townhouse, The Junction House is the ideal environment for larger groups. 

Furthermore, the combination of highly Instagrammable settings with high-speed internet makes The Junction House amenable to digital nomads like me looking to get some work done.

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Brown Sugar and Lemon Crepes

To kick things off, I had the Brown Sugar and Lemon Crepes (40,000 IDR) which had a subtle zest from a sprinkling of lemon juice. It was a tad on the sweeter side, despite using brown sugar and not processed white sugar. Definitely one to try for the sweet toothed!

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Chicken and Waffle

My dining companion tried the Chicken and Waffle (75,000 IDR) from the Brunch Menu.

While most iterations of this dish use maple syrup, The Junction House has attempted to turn it into a savoury rather than a sweet dish – with liberal use of vegetables and a black sesame spicy sauce prepared in-house, it’s a unique offering that I would give a shot.

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Asian Fire

If you want to try something more traditionally Asian, look no further and sample the Asian Fire (95,000 IDR).

Stir-fried beef and vegetables is a pretty common dish no matter which part of Asia you’re travelling in, and though the dish might sound spicy, I assure you that it’s not.

I really enjoyed this dish as there was some char to the meat (in Chinese-style cooking, we call it wok hei, and it’s actually pretty hard to master!) which was pretty impressive.

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The Vanilla Stack

Wrap your meal up with some dessert – The Vanilla Stack (70,000 IDR) features fluffy vanilla pancakes topped with caramelized banana, banana ice cream, fresh strawberries, coconut flakes, crunchy granola blueberry gel & coconut gel. Yummy!

Address: Kayu Aya No.3 Seminyak Kerobokan Kelod Kuta Utara, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening hours: 7am - 12am (Open Daily)

5. La Lucciola

Blessed to be in a beautiful location in Seminyak, diners of beachside restaurant La Lucciola can expect to be treated to a beautiful view of the sunsets, ocean breezes and the soothing sounds of the crashing waves. Lined with palm trees, and covered by a thatched roof, this open-air dining experience by the beach.

Spearheaded by an Italian chef, their risottos, pastas and wine have proven to be quite a hit here.

serves up Mediterranean dishes, Also, no visit here is complete without a dessert, so grab a Coconut or Ginger Panna Cotta while you’re at it. Otherwise, you could grab a great cocktail here and just admire the sunsets.

Address: Jl. Raya Basangkasa No.15, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening hours: 10am - 330pm, 6pm - 9pm

6. Livingstone

The design of the café was amazingly clean, modern and pretty spacious – perfect for a meal with friends.

Apart from the café food, Livingstone also has a bakery, where you can try delicious and freshly baked pastries from.

Food and drinks can be pricey here. Apart from that, the friendly and bubbly staff would definitely make any customer’s day.

The café’s drinks are the main highlight of the trip. Most enjoy a cup of Iced Coffee or Taro Latte. Also, give the array of croissants (such as Cheese Croissant) a try here!

Address: Jl. Petitenget No.88X, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening hours: 7am - 10pm

7. Peloton Supershop

Peloton Supershop is a vegan paradise. Only 3 descriptions are necessary – great place, great staff, and great healthy, vegan food! The chic and hipster design is pleasing to the eyes and gives a calm feeling whenever you step in.

Go for Team Taco, a delicious leaf taco filled with sundried tomatoes, walnut meat, pineapple and corn, or Burn out Burger, a vegan patty served on a charcoal bun. Then, treat yourself to a cup of Super Juice, a juice made of super fruits and vegetables such as Spirulina and Moringa.

Address: Jl. Raya Pantai Berawa No.46, Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening hours: 730am - 430pm

8. Boy’N’Cow

Boy’N’Cow is one of the most beloved restaurants in Bali! Located in Seminyak, this classic steakhouse serves some of the best cuts of beef and seafood from around the world, and possibly the best one in Bali.

With its attentive service, high-quality ingredients, and endless options for drinks and desserts, Boy’N’Cow steak restaurant offers a truly unique upscale dining experience that’s sure to tantalize the taste buds.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic evening out or just want to enjoy some great food with friends – this is the place for you.

With its vibrant atmosphere, it’s sure to be an unforgettable experience for any diner.


9. Chai’ba street kitchen and bar

Chai’ba Street Kitchen and Bar is a unique fusion restaurant located in Seminyak, Bali. This modern eatery combines different flavours from around the world to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience. With its chic interior and delicious food – it’s sure to be an unforgettable night out!

The menu features a variety of tasty dishes – from Northern & Southern Indian dishes, prepared fresh with the finest ingredients and spices. Best of all, they serve vegetarian and vegan options too.


Cafes in Canggu, Bali

10. 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 are 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 greet every guest in 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 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

11. The Shady Shack

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 making The Shady Shack such a nice respite from the Bali heat.

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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

12. 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

13. Bali Buda

Bali Buda café is known for its delicious fresh foods that represent living a healthy lifestyle. They are passionate about delivering organic wholesome food that is good for the soul.

They also have a small shop attached to their café which is full of amazing wellness products and fresh baked goods. With a range of raw treats that I highly recommend trying!

Depending on which outlet you go to, they have indoor and outdoor seating areas. Its cosy space makes it enjoyable to work or charge electronics if you want.

It seems to be more of a social café, enjoying the delicious food with friends and family, bringing the community together.

I like to come here to take a break from work and socialize. I continuously strive to live a healthy lifestyle and that’s why I like to come to Bali Buda. If you love healthy fresh foods, then this is a perfect place for you.


14. La Brisa

WOW, what a venue! Absolutely blown away by the design and décor of La Brisa. Located right by the sea at Echo beach, this place is amazing for sunsets and to be perched up during the day watching the surfers.

To add to its magic, La Brisa was built using reclaimed wood from more than 500 fisherman boats.

Other than being known for being one of the most sustainable yet eco-friendly venues, they do offer a fantastic range of seafood dishes. I’m a sucker for seafood! I had the Fish & Chips with jamu drink when I was here and was pleasantly satisfied with my choice.

Their Sunday markets located in their beautiful garden is unmissable, full of organic produce, baked goods and natural beauty products supporting sustainable living.

You can also find a variety of apparel and jewellery options. This is a perfect way to start your Sunday morning and to be involved in the local community that supports people’s creative products.


15. Copenhagen

If you’re looking for a unique brunch spot that offers something a little different, look no further than Copenhagen Canggu.

This cosy cafe in Canggu serves up Danish delicacies, with a special twist—you can choose a package of 3 items, 5 items, or even just 1 item that you can mix and match from these categories: bakery, eggs, fruits and veggies, protein, and sweets.

The main thing that sets Copenhagen Canggu apart is the mix-and-match concept. You don’t have to commit to one large meal—you can pick out your favourite items from each category and create your perfect meal!

Choose from traditional Danish favourites like hønsesalat/chicken slaw, mushrooms, and asparagus or creamy tuna mouse; sweet treats like cinnamon rolls or waffles; fruits and greens like chia porridge or sautéed mushrooms; and more!

Plus, if you want to make sure you don’t miss out on anything special they have to offer, the 5-item package is the way to go.

The presentation of their food also adds an extra touch that makes Copenhagen Canggu stand out.

Every dish is beautifully presented on small plates and platters—it almost looks too good to eat! But don’t let that stop you—their culinary creations are as delicious as they look. Plus, they also serve up speciality coffee with their house-made coffee blend!

16. Sista Dumpling

Craving some delicious Chinese food but don’t feel like hopping on a plane to Shanghai? Then you need to pay a visit to Sista Dumpling!

This contemporary Chinese restaurant serves up the best of traditional Shanghai cuisine with a breathtaking view of the surrounding rice fields. From Xiao Long Bao to mala hotpot, there’s something for everyone here.

If you’re looking for authentic dumplings made from scratch, then this is the place for you. The chefs at Sista Dumpling are passionate about their craft and it shows in every bite of their handmade dumplings.

Whether you choose pork, chicken, shrimp, or vegetable dumplings, you can be sure they will be cooked to perfection and packed with flavour.

I’ve been to Sista Dumpling more than a couple of times, and their xiao long bao never fails to ooze out tasty juices.

If you don’t know where to start your dumpling journey, try out their combo deals. You won’t regret it!

It’s not just the dumplings at Sista Dumpling that make it so special. Their hand-pulled noodles are also a must-try. These noodles are made fresh every day and you can choose if you want flat or round noodles, dry or soup.

Not only do they taste incredibly fresh and flavourful, but they also provide an interesting texture that will leave you wanting more!

If you’re looking for something spicy to tantalize your taste buds, why not try Sista Dumpling’s mala hotpot? It’s a unique blend of spices from all over China that perfectly balances spicy and savoury flavours.

Plus, you can customize your hotpot according to your preference. They have a great selection of meat, seafood, vegetables and starch. You can also enjoy free dipping sauces with the hotpot!

At Sista Dumpling in Canggu, Bali, you can experience authentic Shanghai cuisine without having to leave the country. So come on down and enjoy some delicious Chinese food with gorgeous views of Canggu’s famous rice fields!

17. Sensorium Bali

Have you ever wanted to experience the best of both worlds? If so, then say hello to Sensorium Bali!

This modern Australian-style cafe with an Asian twist is a must-visit destination for anyone searching for a unique culinary experience. Showcasing amazing coffee and mindblowing food, this café is run by William, the Head Chef, owner and mastermind behind Sensorium.

William was born and raised in Medan and his culinary career has been spent in Australia. After years of working in several fine-dining establishments around Australia, he decided to pursue his passion. And thus, Sensorium was born!

We can only imagine what it took for William to create such an incredible cafe. His experience shines through every bite of food served at Sensorium Bali.

If there were one word to describe Sensorium Bali, it would be “eclectic”, because each dish is composed of flavours from all over the world, combining to make something truly extraordinary.

At Sensorium, customers can expect amazing coffee and delicious dishes ranging from savoury Crispy Quesadillas and Breakfast Champion to sweet treats like Miso Pancakes.

If you’re looking for something special, try their signature dishes such as the Brunch Dry Ramen – Edamame, 62C Egg, Braised Minced Beef, Sesame Seeds, Cucumber Slaw, and Furikake. You’ll be sure to find something unique here.

18. Amolas Café

Amolas Café is popularly known as a cafe for working. It offers comfortable seating with plenty of indoor and outdoor space and adequate power outlets to charge your electronic devices while you work.

I almost feel like that’s what Amolas was set up for. The cosy atmosphere and friendly staff make it an ideal spot to get some work done or just relax after a long day. After all, they’ve got a pool in their cafe too!

The downside is that the food served, while affordable, is disappointing. You can find a fusion of choices, from local dishes to Asian fusion, on their menu. The mie goreng I tried was too salty, while the popcorn chicken was too dry.


19. Miel Coffee Canggu

Miel Coffee Canggu is an Instagram-worthy café located in the popular Canggu area of Bali. You can enjoy a variety of coffee and tea options as well as a selection of delectable cakes and pastries made from freshly sourced ingredients.

What I like about the two-storey cafe is the amazing all-day breakfast menus, from classic French Toast to Eggs Benedict to burgers. The one caveat is, they don’t serve my favourite smoothie bowls.

Additionally, Miel Coffee Canggu is an ideal place to get some work done on your laptop as they provide power outlets at every table. They also have a range of food and drinks to choose from, so you can stay fueled throughout your work day.

20. Black Sand Brewery

Black Sand Brewery is Bali’s all-time favourite craft brewery and restaurant, located in the trendy Canggu area. This hip spot offers a selection of artisanal beers crafted with locally sourced ingredients as well as a menu of delicious pub-style dishes.

At Black Sand Brewery, you can find an array of unique beers, ranging from light lagers to hoppy IPAs. They also offer a range of seasonal beers and limited-edition brews.

In addition to the craft beers, Black Sand Brewery has a tasty selection of pub grub such as burgers, hand-cut fries, pizza, tacos, and more. With its vibrant atmosphere and delicious food and drinks, Black Sand Brewery is the perfect spot to enjoy a night out.


21. Warung Sika

For a truly unique local experience, visit Warung Sika. This traditional Balinese cafe is located in the heart of Bali and offers a rustic atmosphere with its outdoor seating surrounded by greenery and local artwork.

The cafe specializes in delicious Balinese dishes such as nasi campur (mixed rice) and sate lilit (minced fish satay) that are sure to tantalize your taste buds.

22. Cafe Vida

If you’re looking for a charming cafe with Instagram-worthy decor and delicious food, Cafe Vida is the spot for you. This popular cafe is located in the heart of Bali and has a cosy atmosphere, with its outdoor seating and bright colours making it perfect for taking photos.

The menu features an array of delicious dishes, from pancakes and soup to salads and vegan bowls.

I particularly liked their smoothie bowls, done with such detail and an array of colours. With its charming decor and cosy atmosphere, Cafe Vida is sure to be a hit for any brunch-loving visitor.

23. Chow Chow Bali

Located in the trendy heart of Canggu, Bali, Chow Chow Bali is a highly recommended restaurant for those looking to experience Asian contemporary cuisine. With its Instagrammable Bali aesthetic, this warm and inviting cafe is a great spot to relax, refuel or just take some time away from your busy schedule.


24. Revolver Canggu

If you’re looking for a cosy yet chic spot to enjoy your morning cup of coffee and people-watch, then Revolver Canggu is the place for you.

Located in the heart of Canggu at the popular junction at the end of the Canggu shortcut, this cafe offers a wide selection of food and coffee. The menu has something for everyone, from traditional espresso to innovative cold brews and teas. You can also find a variety of freshly-baked pastries, sandwiches, and desserts.

They serve modern cafe food with a twist. Every dish I’ve ordered so far hasn’t disappointed me, from the smoothie bowl to the Truffle Mushroom Hash and Miso and Chili Scrambled Eggs.

The interior design has an inviting atmosphere with wooden accents and plenty of areas to charge your electronics.


25. Anomali Coffee Canggu

Anomali Coffee has been pretty low-key but was highly recommended by my coffee-addict friends. Located in very central Berewa in Canggu, not only does it serve delicious coffee crafted from some of the highest quality beans, the decor and atmosphere create a truly unique and inviting space.

What makes Anomali Coffee Canggu so special is its ability to provide both comfort and convenience. If you’re looking for a place to relax and recharge, Anomali Coffee Canggu is a great spot to consider.

26. BAKED.

If you’re looking for an unforgettable bakery experience, look no further than BAKED. Located in Berawa, Perernan, Seminyak and soon-to-come Uluwatu, this cafe is renowned for its cosy atmosphere and delicious baked goods.

Whether you’re a true coffee fanatic or just craving something sweet, BAKED. has something to offer everyone.

At BAKED., they take their coffee very seriously, crafting each cup with the highest quality beans and ingredients. Their coffee selection is extensive and the food menu features artisan pastries and sourdough bread that are not only delicious but also beautifully presented.

But what really sets BAKED. apart is the cosy atmosphere that encourages people to come together and enjoy their time there.


27. Alma Tapas Bar

Alma Tapas Bar is a modern and vibrant tapas bar located in the heart of Bali. The bar offers an exquisite selection of Spanish-style tapas and craft cocktails.

At Alma Tapas Bar, you’ll find dishes made with only the freshest ingredients and inspired by traditional Spanish cuisine. The menu features a variety of small plates, such as croquettes, jamon Iberico, paella, and more. There’s also an extensive selection of specially crafted cocktails that can be enjoyed with the food or on their own.

If you’re looking for a unique and delicious dining experience, Alma Tapas Bar is a perfect choice. Come enjoy exquisite Spanish-style tapas and craft cocktails in Bali with Alma Tapas Bar!


28. SATU-SATU Coffee Company

SATU-SATU Coffee Company is a modern and stylish cafe in Bali that offers an unforgettable experience for both locals and tourists alike. This cafe features a unique mix of industrial and tropical elements, with the ultimate goal of creating an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

At SATU-SATU, you’ll find some of the best coffee in Bali, crafted from a selection of high-quality beans. They also offer a variety of other beverages, such as smoothies and juices, that can be enjoyed both indoors or outdoors on their beautiful terrace.

The cafe also has an extensive food menu featuring light bites, sandwiches, and salads that are sure to satisfy your cravings.

If you’re looking for a cafe with a tropical vibe in Bali, then SATU-SATU Coffee Company is your cafe choice.

29. Milk & Madu Cafe

Milk & Madu Café is a popular cafe in Bali that offers a unique and delightful experience for all. There’s a reason why they’ve got outlets in Beach Road, Berawa, Ubud and soon-to-come Uluwatu. They occasionally have a live band, making it a great place to spend some quality time with friends.

At Milk & Madu Café, you’ll find an extensive food menu where you can indulge in delicious breakfast items, lunch dishes, and cakes that are sure to satisfy your cravings.

Don’t miss their 1-for-1 pizzas on Sundays and Tuesdays! That’s how I’ve ended up down there one too many times.

30. 07.AM Baker’s Club

07.AM Baker’s Club is the perfect place to get away from your daily routine and relax with a hot cup of coffee. Located in Umalas, Bali, this underrated cafe is considered one of the best coffee shops due to its vast selection of bakery selections.

With cosy seating areas and plenty of space to plug in your laptop and work, 07.AM Baker’s Club is ideal for getting some work done while still enjoying the beauty of Bali in the air-conditioned space.

Their menu offers a wide variety of delicious treats that are sure to satisfy anyone’s pastry cravings.

Whether you’re looking for a place to work or just want to enjoy some quality coffee with friends, 07.AM Baker’s Club is the perfect spot.

Cafes in Ubud, Bali

31. Naughty Nuri’s

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Not exactly a cafe, but a street-side stall selling BBQ meat. Naughty Nuri’s doesn’t look like more than just a roadside stall on first impression.

However, passing by them, you’ll be drawn by the smell of the BBQ food more than anything else.

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Their signature dish is the spare ribs, which, true to both my tastebuds and WL’s, is one of the best foods in Bali we’ve tasted. The sauce is both rich and sweet, and the meat is not at all tough. Unlike most ribs, these ribs actually have substantial meat on them.

We wished we’d tasted more of their dishes, but we’d just finished our afternoon high tea at Hanging Gardens of Bali. Our neighbouring tables sure had their spread though, with satay sticks and various barbecue meat!

Address: Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Kedewatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm

32. Watercress Cafe

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“Eat Fresh Live Well” is the motto of this healthy food establishment in Ubud.

They support locals in their much-loved deli, promoting superfoods and Bali-sourced products of coconut oil, homemade nut butter and jams alongside fair-trade travel guidebooks and eco-friendly wares such as bamboo straws and wooden chopping boards.

Simple, rustic and cosy interior design surrounds a communal seating plan, promoting open dialogue between guests and staff. 

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Seafood Platter sides

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Seafood Platter

For a wholesome meal, grab a Grilled Chicken, Cashew & Avocado Salad that is cooked meticulously and deliciously. The mixture of the different herbs and spices gives the salad a unique and delightful taste.

They are also famous for the Australian Angus Beef Burger, comprising of stacks of delicious beef patties, mixed with sweet caramelized onion jam, melted cheddar, pungent English mustard and tangy pickles.

Read about my full review at Watercress and how they are associated with Pandawas Villa.

Address: Jalan Batu Belig No.21 A, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening hours: 730am – 4pm, 5pm – 10pm

33. Cafe Pomegranate

Cafe Pomegranate is a cafe restaurant located in the middle of the rice field in central Ubud, which is a walking distance from the local Ubud market.

Set up by two Japanese brothers, the foods served here are influenced by different kinds of food globally – Japanese, Singaporean, and European food, among others.

Their fusion version of thin crust pizzas, dressed with sambal matah sauce, is heavenly and worth the long walk to find the café.

Otherwise, their fusion Pinna Cotta is another option to try. Instead of dairy milk, they replaced it with coconut milk.

If you do stay late enough, you can catch a breathtaking view of the sunset overlooking Mount Agung.

On top of that, the 360-degree open-air dining experience is simply magnificent and romantic for you and your loved ones. In fact, it is recommended to bring a flashlight as it can get really dark, but it’s only then that you can get a pretty view of the stars and fireflies.

Address: Jl. Subak Sok Wayah, Ubud, Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Opening hours: 9am – 9pm

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Cafes in Kuta, Bali

34. Hard Rock Cafe

You don’t have to go all the way to the actual Hard Rock Cafe at Kuta. There is an outlet right at Denpasar airport!

Unless you’re a hardcore Hard Rock Cafe fan, we found it out of the way to be going to the actual Hard Rock Cafe at Kuta.

That being said, the actual Hard Rock Cafe has great music, great ambience, and great service.

Also, their official Hard Rock Bali t-shirts and collectable pins are highly sought after. Their shirts are one-of-a-kind, designed by artists such as Bon Jovi, Green Day and Shakira.

Despite the high prices, you can choose from a wide range of cocktails. Have some appetizers to go along with your drinks. 

Jumbo Combo is one of Hard Rock Cafe’s best, and large enough for sharing. The Jumbo Combo includes Santa Fe spring rolls, hickory-smoked chicken wings, onion rings, potato skins and Tupelo chicken tenders, served with four different sauces.

Address: Jalan Pantai Kuta, Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Bali 80361, 
Opening hours: 1130am – 1am

35. Gabah Restaurant and Bar

Located within Ramayana Resort & Spa in Kuta, Gabah Restaurant offers a varied mix of traditional and modern Indonesian cuisine. The passionate and helpful chef and staffs make dining here an unforgettable experience.

The wooden and bamboo decorations, together with the traditional façade, make this place a great dining location and definitely a picture-worthy moment for any occasion.

The bebek goreng (fried duck rice) and nasi goreng gabah (Gabah fried rice) are some of the top recommendations of this restaurant. Otherwise, satay and the Kings Feast could never go wrong too.

Address: Jl. Bakung Sari, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening hours: 7am – 12am

Cafes in Uluwatu, Bali

36. Single Fin

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If you already don’t know about Single Fin, it’s time you do.

Probably the single reason why hipsters come to Uluwatu, Single Fin is most famous for its sunset cliff views, being perched atop a cliff.

It is also the place to party after dark, and do surfer-hunting if you will. 😉 Great music (including regular international DJs and live acts), fantastic food and a laidback atmosphere make coming to Single Fin a must-do for anyone who visits Bali.

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The main attraction here is the view, but people keep coming back for the delicious pizzas they offer.

Otherwise, you can grab a Single Fin burger as it has been proven to be a popular choice. The wide range of cocktails should not be overlooked, too, whatever you choose!

Address: Pantai Suluban, Jl. Labuan Sait, Uluwatu, Kuta Selatan, Pecatu, Kuta Sel., Bali, 
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am – 10pm | Wednesday 10am – 
Midnight | Sunday 10am – 1am

So which are the best places to eat in Bali?

There are plenty more cafes in Bali, especially in the Canggu and Seminyak areas.

These 36 Bali cafes and restaurants are by no means exhaustive, but they were high on my list to visit when I came to Bali, mostly because they were highly recommended on other sites and also aesthetically appealing, either in terms of the plating or the cafe ambience!

These Bali cafes should definitely be on your list too if you were to visit Bali.

For the vibrance-seeking and fun-loving, you most definitely cannot miss visiting:

  • Motel Mexicola

For a laidback, chill and tropical feel, I recommend:

  • The Shady Shack
  • Watercress Cafe
  • Single Fin
  • Nalu Bowls
  • Cafe Organic

If you have a focus on healthy, vegan and organic food, check out:

  • Cafe Organic
  • Peloton Supershop

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Isabel Leong

Isabel Leong

An explorer at heart, the world is Isabel's playground. She enjoys seizing every moment exploring every hideout and doing the unimaginable, like bungee jumping in Phuket and couchsurfing in Europe. If she had wings, she’d definitely be soaring right now. Also a fitness trainer, if she’s not at the gym, you can find her doing yoga or rock climbing! Read more about her on belaroundtheworld.com/about.


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