There’s something about the restaurants and cafes in Bali. There’s only one way to put it – they’re all just so damn cute, and well, Instagrammable. There’s an endless number of foodie hot spots popping up in the suburbs along the coast of Bali, and the best part is, they also serve mouth-wateringly delicious food to go with the super cute vibe!
To perfect your Insta feed during your time in Bali and make sure you hit up all the best places to eat, here’s where you need to start.
1. Sea Circus, Seminyak
Sea Circus might just be our favourite breakfast spot in all of Bali. It might be because of the colourful mural that lines the outside of the restaurant, or the impeccable wait service inside, or the fact that the valet guys will cover your scooter seat while you’re having breakky so it doesn’t burn your bum when you come back outside.
Or it could simply just be the fact that the food is absolutely delicious and one visit just isn’t enough.
Recommendation: Snickers Protein Smoothie
Address: 22 Jl. Kayu Aya, Seminyak
Open: 7:30 until late daily
2. Neon Palms, Seminyak
Sister restaurant to Sea Circus, and located just around the corner from them too, Neon Palms is like an explosion of colour, with jungle murals on the walls, lots of greenery and unique light fixtures, and a bright pink bench out the front that’s just begging for you to take a photo!
Recommendation: Tacos, tapas & cocktails
Address: Jl. Kayu Aya No. 22, 2nd Floor, Seminyak
Open: 7:30am to 10:00pm daily
3. Crate, Canggu
It might not look like much when you’re driving past, but step inside and Crate one of the most popular places to eat in Changgu, offering some of the best breakfast you can get in Bali! Not only is the inside decor minimalist and super cute, the views look over a beautiful patch of rice fields, giving you that essential Bali feel.
Recommendation: Benz Eggz
Address: Jl. Canggu Padang Linjong, Canggu
Open: 6am to 5pm daily
4. Mrs Sippy, Seminyak
Ditch the traditional cafes and restaurants for a day and head to Mrs Sippy in Seminyak. Boasting the largest salt water pool in Bali, Mrs Sippy offers delicious cocktails and poolside snacks, and is the perfect place to relax for the day. For the ultimate experience, book a poolside daybed to kick back and chill when you need a break from the water.
The only downside of Mrs Sippy is that it is incredibly expensive for Bali. To make the most of your day it’s difficult to stick to a budget and prices can quickly add up, especially when tax and services are added at the end of the bill.
Recommendation: Dips & bread with a Long Island Iced Tea
Address: Jl. Taman Ganesha, Gang Gagak 8, Kerobokan Kelod, Seminyak
Open: 10am to 9pm daily
5. Nalu Bowls, Seminyak
This might just be the original home of acai and smoothie bowls. Nalu Bowls now has several locations across Bali and is home to some of the most delicious smoothie bowls you will find. Served in a coconut bowl and with all kinds of flavours, toppings, mix-ins and options, there’s always something new to try.
Recommendation: Mavericks Acai Bowl
Address: Jl. Drupadi 1, No. 2A, Seminyak – there are also locations in Canggu, Bukit & Berawa
Open: 7:30am to 6pm daily
6. Tropicola Beach Club
The hot new location from the people that brought us Motel Mexicola, Tropicola is a retro beach club bursting with colour and a beautiful terrace. There are old school striped daybeds to rent at Tropicola as well, which offer a perfect backdrop for your Instas, just make sure you get their awesome retro sign in the background too!
Recommendation: Baja fish tacos with Tulum Bliss cocktails or frozen Margarita Verdes
Address: Jl. Pantai Batu Belig, No 5., Seminyak
Open: 11am to midnight daily
7. Kynd Community, Seminyak
Hidden along a seemingly average street, Kynd Community lights up an ally way with it’s bright pink walls and beautiful murals. The plant based menu here is absolutely delicious and will have even the biggest meat eaters asking for more! If you have time, you should also check out their sister cafe Give in Canggu.
Recommendation: The alphabet smoothie bowl – choose which letters or words you would like in your bowl!
Address: Jl. Petitenget No. 12, Seminyak
Open: 6am to 5pm each day
8. Coffee Cartel, Seminyak
This place has become super famous for it’s pink coffee, pink mural walls and the chance to have your name or your own design created on the top of your coffee. Yep, coffee art at the highest level. If you’re looking for food though, Coffee Cartel also has lots of health and keto friendly options that are just delicious!
Recommendation: Green Garden Bowl
Address: Jl. Lb. Sari No. 8, Seminyak
Open: 6am to 5pm each day
9. La Plancha, Seminyak
Maybe the perfect place to watch the sunset in the evening, La Plancha covers the beach each night with cute little umbrellas and colourful beanbags, giving you the best view of the sun setting over the beach. It’s the most colourful and cute little place on Seminyak beach you will find, and these umbrellas, silhouetted against the sunset offer the perfect Instagram opportunities.
Recommendation: Fresh orange juice & the gourmet burger
Address: Jl. Mesari Beach, Seminyak
Open: 10am to midnight daily, beanbags and umbrellas are set up in the late afternoon each day
10. Mad Pops Ice-Cream, Seminyak
You’ve probably seen Mad Pops before without even realising it. The bright pink neon sign that scrawls Ice Ice Baby across a wall of vintage tiles, what could be more Instagrammy than that! Mad Pops have made getting a casual ice-cream after dinner on a summer night a social media obsession, who wouldn’t want their photo taken here!
Recommendation: Coconut caramelised banana with chocolate granola popsicle
Address: Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong, No. 48, Seminyak
Open: 11am to 10pm daily
11. Motel Mexicola, Seminyak
The perfect taste of Mexico in Southeast Asia. Motel Mexicola not only offers delicious tacos, burritos and quesadillas, but pretty much every single inch of this place is an Instagram photo waiting to happen. Make sure you do a lap of the whole place to check out all the different details and options for your photos.
Recommendation: Margaritas, guacamole & esquites
Address: Jl. Kayu Jati, No. 9, Petitenget, Kabupaten, Badung
Open: 11am to 1am each day
12. Cafe Organic, Canggu
Everything you could need for the perfect foodie shot – a rustic patio with boho furniture and trimmings, a hanging swing chair and cute wooden tables, and of course, pretty food with words spelled out on them. Cafe Organic has your next Insta upload covered.
Recommendation: Personalised smoothie bowls are all the rage here, and there are seriously so many bowl options
Address: Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong, No. 58, Canggu
Open: 7am to 10pm each day
13. The Lawn, Canggu
Kick back and relax at The Lawn in Canggu, with an infinity pool and views overlooking the beach. The actual lawn is covered in beach umbrellas, mini tables and cushions on the floor that make you feel like you’re at a summer picnic. It’s the perfect place for some afternoon drinks, with a unique cocktail list and cocktail jugs on offer with some of your favourites.
Recommendation: Coconut Mojito & Pomelo Margarita
Address: Jl. Pura Dalem, Canggu
Open: 11am to 11pm daily
14. Kim Soo Home, Seminyak
This is where brunch meets boho homewares shopping. Kim Soo Home is a little cafe that seemingly sits within a homewares boutique, offering all kinds of beautiful pieces for you to take back home to your house. Everything is for sale in Kim Soo, which can be very dangerous if you start browsing while you’re waiting for your coffee!
Recommendation: The cakes here are highly recommended – especially the Kim Soo chocolate cake, choc coconut slice, lamingtons & lemon pound cakes
Address: Jl. Kayu Aya No. 21, Seminyak
Open: 9am to 10pm each day
15. Shelter Cafe, Seminyak
Sitting above Nalu Bowls in Seminyak, Shelter Cafe is an Instagram worthy hot spot all of it’s own. With overflowing greenery, cute little murals and positive affirmations lining the walls and some really exceptional food art going on, Shelter is a fantastic breakfast choice in Seminyak.
You can also order your Nalu Bowls at Shelter Cafe, so you can take the time to sit down and enjoy, while also checking out some of Shelter’s drink and snack options.
Recommendation: Blue moon vegan smoothie & smashed avocado
Address: Jl. Drupadi 1 No. 2A, Seminyak
Open: 7:30am to 6pm daily
16. Makan Place, Legian
An architectural master piece, created mostly out of bamboo, Makan Place is a beautiful open air restaurant that’s simply stunning. It’s very spacious, giving you lots of room between tables and groups of people, with incredibly high ceilings. The arching bamboo is simply a thing of beauty around this restaurant and you won’t be able to stop checking it out.
Recommendation: The pork schnitzel & mojito
Address: Jl. Padma No 1, Legian
Open: 11am to 11pm daily
What are your favourite places to eat in Bali? Let us know below so we can check them out next time!
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