So, if you know me you’d know my absolute favourite thing to do on holidays is to try all the delicious foods and drinks I’ve never experienced. And also exploring new places and taking photos: obviously. So with my two recent trips to Bali within the last year or so, (pre Covid-19) I discovered a few favourite places to eat and take photos within the Seminyak and Kuta area.
First of all, let me talk about the entrance of this cafe. All that overhanging beautiful greenery and the cement archway with the cute neon lights and huge cactus. And the way the greenery carries on inside hanging from the ceiling and the sides of the building. One spectacular view whilst eating I must say. And the food! Oh that fried chicken burger with the smokey sauce and crispy bacon, and having a nice alcoholic drink to wash it all down with from the trendy dark lit bar at the end of the cafe. Highly recommend.
Known for their traditional high tea, being delicious and very inexpensive. This place is truly eclectic inside with all the Balinese decor, along with many paintings and mix match furniture all over the place. But looks are deceiving because this place had the best authentic Balinese food and the most cocktail options I’ve seen! I had, of course, the satay chicken skewers, and my husband had the Nasi Campur A’la Biku which is a meal consisting of different Balinese food components. He absolutely loved it! Great start to our honeymoon for sure.
Vegan and Vegetarian plant based cafe based in Seminyak with the cutest aesthetic. First of all, we couldn’t help but take photos in front of the gorgeous wall mural with the saying ‘Garden Gangstas’. One, their coffee is the bomb, like for Bali getting a good coffee for me was a challenge because I am quite particular (because I’m used to only really making my own haha). So that was a plus. Smoothies and juices also delicious, and the meals were all so colourful and exciting. I couldn’t go past the Gluten Free Lover’s Pancakes, not only because they were pink but because it is rare I can find gluten free pancakes when I’m out. Check out their website here to see their beautiful feed.
You can’t not stop to look at the colourful mural painted outside of this restaurant, it is truly a work of art that draws you in. Not only is it a trendy restaurant but it also hosts events regularly. We chose to go on half-price taco night and it was the best option we could’ve done. We pretty much chose all the tacos and they were so delicious and such a score! The drinks were so inventive as well, and this place is perfectly situated that we could go to Potato Head Beach Club afterwards and it wasn’t too far away.
Found in the heart of Legian, a Melbourne-style cafe on the lower ground with an open kitchen off to the side and a bar at the back of the building with more seating upstairs and an adjoining restaurant purely for their ‘porncakes’. This place is definitely one for the insta-worthy pictures. We shared a huge gluten free lamb pizza which was delicious and then had the maple and bacon fluffly pancakes to finish off. Great spot on the main street between Kuta, Legian and Seminyak.
And some other shout outs…
Nutritious and colourful food, vibrant smoothies and great cocktails although on the pricier end.
Hidden little gem above Seminyak yet below Canggu, ate these delicious authentic meals before getting on our plane back home.
Best Balinese Satay Chicken I’ve had, hands down! Went there twice within one week trip.