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Let's talk about important things: food.

Not hungry yet? Let us whet your appetite for all the yum and colorful food you can get while staying in Bali. In the following we will introduce you to our favorite places including personal recommendations! #BaliFoodies

PART Five // where to eat

CANGGU AREA

LOCAL/ASIAN FOOD

Warung BuMi

Local - $

If you want to try local Indonesian food for the first time we can recommend Warung BuMi! Here you can choose and take the food like on a buffet (the so called Nasi Campur) and the staff will calculate the price depending on how much/what food you take. Food is around 25.000-35.000 IDR and drinks around 10.000 IDR. Vegetarian options are available.
♥️ Chicken sate and peanut sauce
9am - 9pm / Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong (when you get to Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong from the ricefield shortcut, turn right and find it on the right side after 20m)

Nasi Campur from Warung Bumi
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The Piring Daun

Indian/Local - $

Piring Daun offers a large choice of Indian dishes which mostly have a Naan bread on the side but also Indonesian Nasi Campur. When it gets crowded around lunch time you might need to wait a bit longer, but it's worth it. PS: Next door you can get the yummiest ice-cream!
11am - 9pm / Jl. Pantai Berawa

Thai Kitchen

Thai - $/$$

Simple but oh so yummy! Thai Kitchen is located in the living room of the owners (a Thai woman who moved to Bali to live with her Balinese husband) which is cozy and relaxed. They serve very delicious and authentic Thai food, all cooked by her!
♥️ Vegetarian Pad Thai
11am - 10pm / Perumahan Canggu Permai Blok B No. 39 / +62 813-3892-9199 (watch out for the orange sign)

DKM Dapoer Krismanika

Local - $

Lovers of anything Asian, here's one more of the good places for you! Our favorite go-to after a long day at work or if we fancy some simple Indo food after all the food porn in Canggu (keep reading and you'll find out). They offer anything from Nasi Goreng, Mie Goreng and Tami Goreng (some funny crispy noodle dish) to deep fried shrimps to Cap Cay (stir fried veggies) at super affordable prices. Starts from 10.000 IDR for a dish.
Mon-Sun 10am to 10pm / Jl. Pantai Berawa (they have lots of light bulbs hanging in the front)

Warung Heboh

Local - $

Nasi Campur! Go here for lunch because they might run out of some dishes after peak time. Located just in front of the rice field short cut on the Berawa side, it's easy to reach whenever you're starving.
♥️ Sweet tempe
11 – 21pm / Jl. Raya Semat

CANGGU AREA

WESTERN FOOD

Swich

Western - $/$$

Super delicious sandwiches! You can even create your own sandwich with different choices of bread and ingredients! Veggie versions are available too and it's just the perfect after-surf snack! Don't forget to try the smoothies!
♥️ Swich Sway Smoothie
9am to 5pm / Pantai Berawa No. 49B

Ruko

Western - $$

A very stylish cafe that serves our favorite coffee in town! They serve delicious breakfast and have some choices for lunch as well. We love to meet up here for coffee and breakkie with our girls!
♥️ best coffee
7:30am – 4pm / Jl. Pantai Berawa No.99

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Betelnut Café

Western - $$

Vegan, vegetarian, super healthy and damn yummy! Definitely one of our favorite places for dinner with good friends. Everyone will find a dish that they crave for on the menu and prices are reasonable. Make sure to make a reservation during high season, this place can get very crowded.
♥️Summertime and Baja Burrito, Mint Ginger Lime Frappe, Nutella-Banana-Cheesecake (actually everything on the menu)
7am - 10pm / Pantai Batu Bolong No.60

Hungry Bird

Western - $

A modern and chill cafe with yummy food and good wifi (lots of digital nomads there 😉 ).
♥️ Omelette and Ishigo cooler
Mon-Sat 8am – 5pm / Jalan Raya Semat No.86

Deus

Western - $$$

Sit next to the world's most badass motorbikes while having a yummy steak for lunch or dinner!
♥️ Chocolate lava cake
7am -10pm (11pm sat & sun) / Jalan Batu Mejan No. 8

Gypsy

Western - $$

Good for business meetings and hanging out for a coffee in a stylish and bright space. Their yummy juices and smoothies come with no-plastic straws!
8am - 10pm / Jl. Munduk Catu

Crate

Café - Western - $$

They got it all! One of the first hip cafes in Canggu back in the days, they just know what we Canggu travellers are craving. Check out their Insta @cratecafe then you'll know what we're talking about! But be aware, it happened that we had to wait almost an hour for our food..
6am - 5pm/ Jl. Padang Linjong, Canggu

Osteria

Italian - $$

Our favorite pizzas and the best tagliatelle with salmon cream sauce!
11am - 11.30pm/ Jl. Subak Canggu, Canggu

KOI

Mix - $$

A lovely mix of Nasi Campur, sushi and western choices. Make sure to try their healthy juices!
8am - 10pm/ Jl. Batu Bolong No.32, Canggu

Canteen

Western - $$

A stylish and breezy cafe with healthy choices for breakfast and lunch. The ceiling and walls are completely covered with the owner's surfboard collection and you will feel like in the 1966 movie "The Endless Summer".
7am - 5pm / Jl. Batu Mejan No. 33

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CANGGU AREA

COFFEE SHOPS (besides all the others mentioned above^^)

Bungalow Living

Café - western - $$

This is one of the cutest places we've come across so far and you'll have to take care of your credit card. A super cute café with yummy pastries, lasagne, juices and coffee, combined with an absolute heaven for interior design lovers.
8am - 6pm/ Jl. Raya Pantai Berawa No.35, Canggu

Coffee & Oven

Café - Western - $$

If you're craving a strong coffee and some proper bread, then don't miss out on Coffee & Oven. This authentic bakery isn't that new to Berawa, but it happened that we tried it just a few weeks ago. And seriously, that fresh bread with home made guava jam just makes our German bread-heart beat faster!
7am - 6pm/ Jalan Pantai Berawa No. 51, Canggu

Satu-Satu Coffee Company

Café - Western -$$

It's a cool new place where you can enjoy a good coffee and yummy western and local food. Have a salmon bagel or check out their pastries.
8am - 4.30pm/ Sunday closed/ Jl. Raya Pantai Berawa No.31 Canggu

CANGGU AREA

ICE-CREAM

Creamery Bali

Ice-Cream - $$

A tropical place without an icecream place wouldn't be paradise, right? So do yourself a favour and check out Creamery!  Here you can get milk based ice-cream with all toppings and flavours you could ever image. They also have sorbet alternatives available!
♥️ Death by Chocolate
12pm - 10pm/ Jl. Pantai Berawa No.8, Canggu

Gaya Gelato

Ice-Cream - $$

In case we get tired of Creamery, we go to Gaya for some gelato instead. Don't even know where to start raving about their flavors, you just have to try them all!
♥️ Mangosteen
10am-10pm/Jl. Pura Batu Mejan Echo Beach (50mtrs before the beach)

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Death by Chocolate at Creamery

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CANGGU AREA

BARS/SUNSET SPOTS

The Naked Coconut

Bar - Local - $

One of the few not-so-fancy places in Canggu with bean bags in the sand and good times. We like!
11am - midnight / Berawa Beach, 200meter to the right from Finns Beach Club

La Laguna

Bar - Western - $$

Theme-park like styled restaurant and bar which will make you feel like in a movie. It's nice to check out this venue for a drink and to watch the sunset before having dinner.
11am - midnight/ Jalan Pantai Kayu Putih, Canggu 

The Lawn

Bar - Western - $$/$$$

Situated right at the beach front of Batu Bolong / Old Man's, you can hang out and watch the waves while having a coconut or cocktail. The place used to be quite simple, but has changed lately to become one of the fancier places with an infinity pool and much more. The menu includes fresh fish which is slightly expensive but you can also just come in for a drink or two.
8am - 11pm/ Jl. Pura Dalem, Canggu

Or you just walk down to any beach, grab a coconut and sit in the sand. #islandlife <3

SEMINYAK AREA

LOCAL/ASIAN FOOD

Xich Lô

Vietnamese - $/$$

Imagine delicious Vietnamese Bun Bo Xaos while lounging on some floor cushions or bamboo furniture and enjoying the incredible few over unspoilt rice fields! Yep, these kinda places still exist and this one is not too far away from the hustle and bustle of Seminyak and Canggu.
10am - 10pm/ Jl. Pengubengan, Seminyak

Night Market Nakula

Local - $

If you're keen to try some more local food, the Nakula market is the place to go for! Most of the food stalls are open for lunch already, but during dusk the market becomes a busy place with all the locals buying their groceries. We love that vibe and the food!
11am to 11pm/ Jl. Nakula, Seminyak 

Jimbaran Local Fishmarket

Local - $

If you go to Jimbaran and you're into seafood - the fish market is your place! Choose and buy your fresh fish in the hall, go to the other side of the little road and get it grilled as you watch. Order some rice and sambal and let's begin the feast!
♥️ King prawns
4am - 7pm/ Jl. Pantai Kedonganan, Jimbaran

Vietnamese Xich Lo

Nook via https://www.facebook.com/Nookbali/

Nook via https://www.facebook.com/Nookbali/

SEMINYAK AREA

WESTERN FOOD

Nook

Western/Local - $$/$$$

Nook is located right in front of the rice fields and comes along with a lot of nice interior. This is the ideal place for dates or just a night out with your best friends. We can recommend the local options like Nasi Goreng and they offer plenty of vegetarian and vegan options.
♥️ Nook Burger
8am - 11pm/ Jl. Umalas 1, Gang Nook No. 1, Seminyak

Rumours

Western - $$/$$$

As one of the best restaurants for beef in Bali, you might wanna check out Rumours while staying in Seminyak. After dinner this fun place turns into a hip bar where you can sip your first cocktail of the night straight after dinner without changing locations.
4pm - 2am/Jl. Kayu Aya No.100, Seminyak

La Favela

Western - $$/$$$

With the same owner as La Laguna in Canggu, you'll feel like Alice in Wonderland within seconds after entering La Favela! Come here for lunch, dinner, drinks and partying at the weekends.
6pm - 3am/ Jl. Laksamana Oboroi No.177, Seminyak

SEMINYAK AREA

COFFEE SHOPS

Pison Coffee Café

Western/Local -$$

Damn good coffee is what you get here! A stylish place where you can also get delicious cakes and fresh ice teas. Besides that, they also offer anything from Asian cuisine to pizza to seafood.
8am - 11pm/ Jl. Petitenget No.8A, Seminyak

Dusty Café

Café - Western - $$

Come here for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dusty Café is a stylish place to get some work done on your laptop or just enjoy a good coffee in a vintage chic ambience.
9am - 10.45pm/ Jalan Camplung Tanduk No. 4, Seminyak

Cappuccino at Pison in Seminyak
Watermelon Juice at one of the beach Warungs in Seminyak

SEMINYAK AREA

BARS/SUNSET SPOTS

Motel Mexicola

Bar/Restaurant - Mexican - $$/$$$

If you're looking for some entertainment while eating Tacos and other delicacies, you should check out Mexicola! After 8pm the guests (and staff) usually start dancing to Latin tunes and the restaurant turns into a hip bar straight out of Mexico! Oh and the food is super yummy too!
11am - 1am/ Jl. Kayu Jati No. 9, Seminyak

La Plancha

Bar/Restaurant - Local - $$

The best time to go for a drink and/or dinner at La Planche is for sunset. It's located directly at the beach where you can sip your cocktail while watching the waves roll in and the surfers catching the last rides of the day.
9am - midnight/ Jalan Mesari Beach, Seminyak

Warung Pantai

Local/Western - $/$$

Another great and not so famous sunset spot is Warung Pantai! Located at Batu Belig beach in a relaxed setting, this place is perfect to enjoy a good dinner with friends and watch Bali's amazing sunsets.
♥️ Wayan's Salad
7am -9pm/ Jl. Batu Belig No.14, Kerobokan

SEMINYAK AREA

ICE-CREAM

Gusto Gelato & Caffé

Ice-Cream - $$

Every now and then, when we need to break out of our Canggu bubble, we arrange to meet our friends at Gusto! Tourists from Jakarta have this place on their Bali itininary for sure and we can't deny that we love Gusto ice cream either! The setting and interior is not too fancy, but the gelato is just too good to be true!
10am - 9pm/ Jl. Mertanadi No.46B, Kerobokan

via https://www.facebook.com/gustogelatobali/

via https://www.facebook.com/gustogelatobali/

In Bali you can easily enjoy a lot of tasty street food on the go. Our must-tries are Terang Bulan (pancake with banana and chocolate or many other choices), Gorengan (fried banana, veggies etc.) or just some good ol' Nasi Goreng at the road side. Yes, for sure you don't want to spoil your trip because of Bali belly or food poisening. But to be honest, the only times we ever got Bali belly was after eating at western places haha. You should just  go with your guts when choosing street food stalls and it'll be fine. Don't think too much of what could happen and rather enjoy the immersion into the real daily life of Indonesians.

Selamat makan! (Bahasa Indonesia = Enjoy your meal!)

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