Let’s be honest: a holiday in Bali quickly turns into the biggest intake of food you might have ever experienced during a holiday. From LA and Milan to Australia and Indonesia – Bali’s café owners bring the best of the best from their countries to this island paradise, resulting in a coffee and food scene the rest of the world can only dream of.
We make sure you don’t get lost when doing your holiday research and present you the 30 best cafés in Bali.
Happy café hopping!
BEST BALI CAFES IN SEMINYAK
One of the most Instagram-able cafés in Bali and smoothie bowl pioneers, Café Organic attracts all #GardenGangstas with its mouth-watering, vegetarian menu offering also plenty of vegan and raw options. Whether you choose to indulge in their Pineapple House – a whole pineapple filled with goodness or treat yourself to their Veggie Whopper – you won’t regret it!
Having heard the prayers of Canggu people, they recently opened a second Café Organic outlet right in the heart of Canggu. And it’s possibly even more photogenic!
Click here to browse the whole menu.
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One of the best cafés in Bali, Watercress has been serving wholesome delicious variants from breakfast to dinner made with love for quite some time now! Whether you join them for their heart-shaped coconut (don’t forget to take the iconic shot!) pre-surf, or one of their tasty, fresh salads after shopping along Jalan Batu Belig – this top Seminyak café has to be on your to-do list in Bali!
Staying in Ubud? You don’t have to miss out on Watercress goodness! Visit their Ubud Watercress outlet on famed Jalan Monkey Forest.
Click here to browse the whole menu of Watercress Seminyak and Watercress Ubud.
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Hop on your scooter and treat yourself to a meal at Elgin Avenue Café, off the beaten track yet only a short drive from Lio Square. The lovely Indonesian owners used to live in Melbourne and offer not only the finest coffee but also a well-designed menu with all your brunch favourites and beyond from the most high quality ingredients, in a stylish photogenic setting.
Be warned – their signature Crispy Eggs Benedict are highly addictive and might spoil you for the rest of your breakfast life! And for the ones with a sweet tooth: the French Toast at Elgin Avenue is to-die-for!
Combining a jaw-dropping selection of homewares with mouthwatering cakes and delicious coffee make Souq a must-stop café in Bali. All of their fruits, vegetables & meat are organic, free-range, ethical and sourced from local farmers and producers to preserve the environment, encourage sustainability, respect animal welfare and for good health. Creating all dishes and items in house promises guilt-free indulging!
Click here to browse the whole menu of Souq Café in Seminyak.
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You cannot go past this Seminyak institution with its brightly coloured, captivating unique quirky interiors and mouthwatering, day-to-night food offerings. The restaurant, cocktail bar & coffee den will give you a hard time choosing your menu favourites – as they simply have one of the tastiest selection in town for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Bring in the family for an addictive breakfast experience or stop by with your love for a non-pretentious dining experience under fairy lights!
Click here to browse Sea Circus Bali’s menu.
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The new plant-based café on the block has taken Bali’s café scene by storm. Combine uber-Instagramable interior with delicious, plant-based cuisine, Kynd Community has quickly become the new morning-coffee favourite, daily healthy lunch stop and afternoon-treat hangout (think a mouthwatering Oreo milkshake with coconut ice cream!) for locals and holidayers alike.
Whether you’re following a plant-based diet or not, Kynd Community has to be on your Bali bucket list!
Click here to browse Kynd Community Bali’s menu.
Coffee Cartel is everything you need in the perfect cafe: delicious food, specialty coffee, GF/Vegan options, Instagram-able features, fast wifi, and spacious seating areas. Take your pick of sitting at their large wooden table indoors, beautiful marble tables outdoors or upstairs on their al-fresco terrace and settle in to enjoy their vast menu of mouth watering dishes. Some of our favourites include the Nasi Goreng made with cauliflower rice, Big Banana Boss protein shake (made with peanut butter & coconut milk), and the Columbian brekky wrap. Open for breakfast, lunch, and afternoon treats, this boutique cafe should be at the top of your Bali cafe destination list!
Click here to browse Coffee Cartel Seminyak’s menu.
One of the best Bali cafés just off Seminyak’s most popular shopping street, Jalan Oberoi, Revolver Espresso is the perfect break from Bali’s hustle and bustle. Sip the café’s own signature Revolver coffee while soaking in the hipster atmosphere while being spoilt for choice with their large, tasty menu. Don’t forget to look out the back where you can find their Instagram-able pink lounge!
Visit their second outlet Baby Revolver for a quick coffee & breakfast fix while shopping along Jalan Petitenget!
Click here to browse the whole menu of Revolver Espresso on Oberoi & Baby Revolver on Petitenget.
Melbourne goes to Bali! And brings along the most mouthwatering dishes. One of the best brunch places in Bali for locals, expats and tourists alike, Sisterfields never fails on delivering the goods. Ever heard of Polenta Fries? Combined with their creamy aioli-truffle dip and cheese, it’s the best splurge since the invention of chocolate!
And for the coffee-aholics, squeeze in a visit next-door at Expat Roasters for Sisterfield’s little brother coffee heaven!
Click here to browse the whole menu of Sisterfields in Seminyak.
As a natural extension to interior haven Kim Soo, Café Kim Soo is a living experience of their homewares product range. Think raw wood, marble top French café tables, vintage wooden chairs and cushions so beautiful you want to shop it right then and there – oh wait, you can!
Café Kim Soo offers simple, delicious classics such as French toast and Breakie Fry Up and all-time Bali favourites such as a refreshing Pittaya Smoothie Bowl or Avocado toast – all home made from recipes having been handed down for generations. Not to miss: their Spicy Chicken Lim & Coriander Quesadilla and a fluffy piece of cake as a treat afterwards!
Click here to browse the whole menu of Café Kim Soo in Seminyak.
Discreetly situated behind a beautiful temple but roadside on popular ‘Eat Street’ Jalan Oberoi in Seminyak, this Moroccan-Belgian owned Bali café is a hidden gem you have to explore when café hopping in Bali! The owners who primarily worked in interior design showcase some of their best personal treasures which will leave you in awe, while indulging in their amazing food selection.
Leave the buzzing streets of Seminyak behind and treat yourself to an amazing brunch experience at The Bistrot Bali, guided by their General Manager from Morocco who has worked in some of Paris’ finest establishments.
Click here to browse the whole breakfast menu of The Bistrot Bali in Seminyak.
BEST BALI CAFES IN CANGGU
Address: Jl. Munduk Catu No.1
Opening Hours: Daily, 8am-10pm
One of Canggu’s most tantalising restaurants invites you to sit back, grab one of their signature cocktails (our favourite: Tipsy Coco, vodka with coconut water, lime juice and sugar) and soak in the relaxed vibes in a super stylish, bohemian setting.Watch renowned Canadian chef Robin Filteau-Boucher and his skilful local team prepare fresh and local produce, turning it into a culinary experience you will cherish as one of your favourite Bali memories. The good thing, they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner – so you will want to come back more than once!
Click here to view the entire menu at Gypsy Canggu.
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Specialising in healthy eats, Bali Bowls & Smoothies is the new kid on the block that sure won’t disappoint your taste buds. Using fresh and locally sourced produce, Bali Bowls aim to to nourish your body and soul while spreading positive vibes around the world (check out their locations in Dubai and Ibiza!). Some of our favourites include the Unicorn Toast, Eat Pray Love Smoothie Bowl, and Berry Snappy Poke Bowl. With a range of fresh smoothie bowls, to hearty curries and healthy grills all set in an airy outdoor space plus cosy beachy interior, Bali Bowls will be your new Canggu hangout spot and Insta-worthy gem!
Located on Jalan Batu Bolong – Canggu’s Eat Street – Motion Café is one of the best cafés in Bali and offers a large selection of healthy dishes seasoned with fresh herbs and spices. Their menu not only spoils you for choice but educates at the same time. What’s gluten again?
Must-Try at Motion Café: their Chicken Avocado salad – a lunch time favourite! And you have come to the right place if you ever wanted to try a #Paleo diet. Why not eat at Avocado all day everyday during your holiday in Bali!
Click here to browse the whole menu of Motion Café in Canggu.
Fancy a Smoothie Bowl or one of the best burgers in Bali made from quality Australian imported ingredients for brunch? At Strawberry Fields you can have both. Designed to have both healthy and a few #cheatmeal options, this Bali café gem on Jalan Batu Belig makes it hard for you to choose from their delicious menu. Best way out of this dilemma: pair one of their delicious smoothies with a mouthwatering burger.
TAC Tip: Enjoy 2-for-1 mains at Strawberry Fields with the island’s must-visit dining guide Hungry in Bali.
How about the Super Brekky Bowl for breakfast, Mexican Salad for lunch and a wood-oven fired pizza for dinner? Milk & Madu makes sure to deliver the goods for every meal of the day and has you covered with their savoury and generous plates made from the heart. Located in Berawa it’s only a short drive from both the heart of Canggu and Seminyak.
Being one of the best cafés in Bali, they made sure you don’t have to miss out on famed Nalu Bowls either! How about pairing Milk & Madu’s famed Pancake Stack with your favourite Nalu bowl?
Click here to browse the whole menu of Milk and Madu in Canggu.
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Address: Jalan Pantai Berawa
Bookings: +62 899 0156666
Feel the experience of Libur Musim Panas (Bahasa for ‘summer holiday’) in a traditional beach house and swimming pool with a touch of late 50’s & 60’s Indonesian architecture only a stone’s throw away from Berawa Beach. Have fun in the sun and spend the day by the photogenic pool, listening to old school sounds while indulging in Southern comfort and sipping on their refreshing signature cocktails such as Touch & Go – vodka, kiwi and lime.
Click here to view the Panama menu.
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One of the first Bali cafés along one of Canggu’s main streets Batu Bolong, Betelnut has not lost its spark and is still one of the best cafés in Canggu! Offering a healthy, nutritious and delicious menu and a great view over rice fields and Canggu’s hustle and bustle, it’s an all-time favourite of locals, expats and tourists alike.
Whether you’re in the mood for tasty Mexican, traditional Indonesian or burgers & fries – Betelnut will have you covered!
Click here to browse the menu of Betelnut Café in Canggu.
Don’t get deterred by its name – you have come to one of the best cafés in Bali! First things first: our menu favourites, their bowls. Whether you’re in need of some protein (Protein Bowl), have a craving for cheese after travelling Asia for too long (Haloumi Bowl) or a touch of Japanese (Nori Bowl), the choice is endless!
Start the morning with a delicious coconut or kick back after a long, hot day at this vegetarian-vegan shady oasis in the heart of Canggu.
Click here to browse the menu of The Shady Shack in Canggu.
Located only a few minutes walk from Berawa Beach, this top Canggu café recently upped their menu and they couldn’t have done a better job! Whether you’d like to splurge on a burger – choose between Donald Trump or Barack Obama burgers – or need to fill up your greens with their Green Bowl, all dishes are made with high quality ingredients and a taste that will have you coming back for more, and yes, this could mean daily.
Click here to browse the menu of Ruko Café in Canggu.
A new arrival to the Canggu food scene, Nüde established itself quickly as a new café hotspot in Canggu! Combining a raw food lunch menu (so far mostly known from the jungle town Ubud) with amazing breakfasts, super salad bowls, wraps, burgers, coffees, juices & smoothies, you will not wonder why it has climbed the best-cafés-in-Bali ladder quickly.
Catch the first morning light over the neighbouring rice fields and fuel up on their delicious coffee and breakfast for the perfect start in the day!
Click here to browse the menu of Nude Café Canggu.
One of the first and best cafés on Canggu’s ever evolving Batu Bolong street, Crate Café is a must-visit when living it up in this area with the hip crowd. Beat the jet lag thanks to their early opening hours with a coffee from their own blend and a smoothie bowl covered in delicious dragon fruit and strawberries as mouthwatering toppings!
The rustic-comfy setting of Crate Café with its buzzing, lively vibe will have you coming back for more!
Click here to browse the menu of Crate Café in Canggu.
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BEST BALI CAFES IN UBUD
Folk Kitchen in Ubud has all the ingredients you’re looking for in one of the best cafés in Bali: an Indonesian head chef with a love for organic food, a Balinese heritage inspiration for its story and interior, and a menu overflowing with mouthwatering yummy-ness.
Must-tries: Ricotta Dumplings to satisfy your inner Italian, Soft-shell Crab Burger – the name says it all, and their famous Bloody Mary’s – treating hangovers right. Make also sure to stop by No Más Bar for a drink when venturing around Ubud and plan in Copper Kitchen & Bar for food ‘from and for the soul’.
Click here to browse the whole menu of Folk Kitchen & Espresso in Ubud.
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Quality ingredients and presentation are key factors in Kopi Kat’s service. Be prepared to be spoilt for choice with dishes influenced by global cuisines. Must-try: their classic Chicken Wrap with a taste of Indonesian flavours. Their traditional Indonesian interior creates a calm and relaxing atmosphere, making it the perfect place to relax and indulge in great food after a yoga class in Ubud.
And if you want to treat yourself, you should not miss their Caramel & Peanut butter milkshake – the perfect way to spend a perfect afternoon at one of Ubud’s best cafés!
Click here to browse the whole menu of Kopi Kats in Ubud.
Address: Jalan Gootama No. 2, Ubud
Bookings: +62 361 970 650
Opening Hours: 6.30am for Morning Yoga, 8am – 9.30pm for delicious food
Café Pomegranate is one of the most Instagram-able and best cafés in Ubud, located in the middle of the rice fields and is only a short walk from the local Ubud market. Founded in 2012 by Japanese brothers, it has quickly evolved into a must-visit Bali café in the jungle town. The couple consists of an interior designer and a chef resulting in the perfect match offering food from all over the world, including Japan, Europe and Singapore.
The building stands in a unique condition due to the raised altitude compared to the central Ubud area and is disconnected from the busy main streets, providing a stunning 360° open view over the rice paddies. On clear days you can catch sight of the holy Agung mountain as well as a breathtaking sunset.
Click here to browse the whole menu of Café Pomegranate in Ubud.
Right next to Café Pomegranate you can find another Ubud institution, Café Sari Organik. To get there you need to head towards Campuan bridge when you come from Ubud Palace. Just before the road turns into a green oasis with huge trees hanging over the road, you turn right up a road that looks more like a driveway.
Whether you’re into salads (more than 10 different variations) or want to share a table loaded with tapa-like dishes such as sundried tomatoes, babaganush and tempura with your family and friends, Sari Organik will have you covered and is one of the best organic cafés in Bali.
Address: at Hotel Taman Indrakila, Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Ubud
Opening Hours: Daily, 8am – 9.30pm
Overlooking the beautiful Tjampuhan Ridge in the cultural heart of Bali, The Elephant opened up in 2013 with the hope of creating delicious, healthy food in a conscious and sustainable manner. Besides being recognised for their environmentally awareness and socially fair work practices, they also thrive to follow the slow food movement offering solely vegetarian cuisine.
Offering a relaxed but stylish atmosphere – not to mention the great views – The Elephant is one of the best cafés in Ubud to nourish your body and soul.
Click here to browse the whole menu of The Elephant in Ubud.
BEST BALI CAFES IN ULUWATU
Address: at Mandala Village, Jalan Pantai Balangan
Opening Hours: Daily, 8am – 3pm
A must-stop when you are venturing around Balangan area is one of Bali’s best cafés – a vegetarian & vegan friendly Smoothie Shop. Whether you want to fuel up after a big surf with their Chocolate Ironman shake and shakshuka or treat yourself and your body to a raw vegan pizza – their menu – including the mandatory amazing coffee selection – will leave you spoilt for choice!
If you’re an Avocadoholic: their avocado toast will definitely be the highlight to your day out and about on Bali’s Bukit peninsula, as will be their Lavender RAF coffee with real lavender, supplied from some of the best plantations in Europe.
If you haven’t come across this famed Bali Smoothie Bowl shack on Instagram yet, you are either not signed up or have clearly missed something! Nalu (Haiwaiiwan for wave) Bowls was one of the first cafés in Bali to serve smoothie bowls – and we have to admit, they taste like pure fruit-happiness and are one of the best smoothie bowls in Bali!
With outlets in Bali’s hotspots Seminyak, Canggu, Uluwatu and Ubud you surely won’t have to miss out on them!
Click here to browse the whole menu of Nalu Bowls.
Address: Km9, Jl. Raya Uluwatu
Opening Hours: Wed – Mon, 8.30am – 11pm, (closed Tuesday)
Leave Bali behind and take a trip to the busy markets of Barcelona for a moment – with its high ceilings and the silhouette of the famous church Sagrada Familia in the background of the dining area, El Merkat delivers fresh, original dishes within an authentic setting. Whether you decide to go for traditional tapas such as Jamón Iberico and Manchego cheese or treat yourself to a beef steak with pepper sauce within their warm, relaxing atmosphere – it is guaranteed you’ll come back for more!
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A must-visit when venturing around the beautiful Bingin area on Bali’s Bukit peninsula is one of the best cafés on the Bukit, The Cashew Tree. Serving healthy fresh food along with mouthwatering smoothie and juices, it will quickly evolve into your all-time favourite! Once you have tried their Chicken Teriyaki bowl, Bento boxes and Açai bowls, you will come back for more – trust us!
Join The Cashew Tree for the hottest party in Bingin every Thursday with live music and DJ!
Click here to browse the whole menu of The Cashew Tree on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula.
Address: Pantai Suluban,Jl. Labuan Sait
Make a Booking: +62 361 769941
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am – late
Single Fin is the ultimate must visit venue in Uluwatu with its large balcony overlooking the dramaticcliffside, boasting stunning views of the spiritual home of surfing. Days at this laid-back surfer’s favourite are accompanied by the tastiest of fusion cocktails while watching the surfers ride the waves of Bali’s famed surf break. Enjoy their delicious sharing plates with your friends from one of the island’s best sunset locations to the tunes of renowned resident DJs. Join the hip crowds for one of the island’s most hyped Sunday sessions for a dance under the stars.
Situated in between the two stunning Bali beaches, Bingin and Padang Padang on Jalan Labuan Sait, Bukit Café is a fresh and innovative eatery. Whether you are after fuelling your body before/after a surf or simply looking for a delicious dinner with family and friends – Bukit Café’s extensive menu featuring seasonal products and high quality dishes will make sure you get what you are looking for.
Click here to browse the whole menu of Bukit Café on the Bukit.
BEST BALI CAFES IN JIMBARAN
Balique is an original eatery found in the relaxed fishing village of Jimbaran, in southern Bali. The sister property of The Bistrot – which is on of the best cafes in Seminyak – also doesn’t disappoint when it comes to an outstanding eating experience in Jimbaran. A delicious menu, fabulous cocktails (you are on holidays after all!) and an extensive, affordable wine list create the base for a perfect stay that feels like home.
Click here to browse the whole menu of Balique Bali in Jimbaran.
Address: Jalan Bukit Permai & Jalan Uluwatu, Jimbaran Corner Complex, Jimbaran
Bookings: Click here to reserve a table online.
Opening Hours: Daily, 7am – late
With outlets in Jimbaran, Seminyak, Canggu and Sanur, Grocer & Grind is renowned as having one of the best Bali breakfasts and daily roasted organic coffee in Bali. Join them for their breakfast favorites including open omelette, crispy streaky bacon with baby mozzarella, toasted ciabatta, oven roasted tomatoes or try the smoked salmon savory pancake with soft poached egg, capers avocado and ruccola.
Producing all items they sell themselves in their Sanur kitchen, makes this 10-year+ café chain one of the best cafés in Bali. Must-try: Coconut macaron!
Click here to browse the whole menu of Grocer and Grind in Bali.
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