There are new restaurants in Bali popping every minute, from hipster hangout, Gypsy, to vegetarian hotspots, The Shady Shack, in Canggu and non gluten-free resto's, Folk Ubud. Taste buds at the ready!
Foodie’s rejoice – there are even more new restaurants in Bali to get excited about! What pleasantly surprises most people when they come to Bali is the unbelievable food the island has to offer. With gourmet cuisines, international chefs, hip and trendy décor, and innovative fresh and healthy food on offer we would go as far to say that Bali has some of the best dining experiences in the world. And luckily for us there are new cafes and restaurants popping up all the time. From vegetarian haunts in Canggu to coffee fix hotspots in Ubud, here are some of the newest places in Bali to eat, drink and be merry.
Mofo Kitchen, Petitenget
Breakfast and brunch are two things in Bali that are huge, and newly opened Mofo Kitchen nourishes this ever growing appetite for great food to start the day. They draw inspiration from the Western classics and give them an Indonesian twist, like for example their delicious Crispy Parma Ham Benedict [a take on the classic Eggs Benedict]. And to top off this awesome dining experience in a beautiful designed cosy space, plus some of their chili sauces are available to purchase so you can enjoy the Mofo taste in the comfort of your own home!
Mofo Kitchen, Jalan Petitenget No.200, Kerobokan, p. +62 (0)361 9345192, Open frm 8am – 6pm.
Located on the same road as Bali Fit, off Batu Bolong, Gypsy is the new place in town everyone is talking about. From the cleverly thought out food, the cool urban vibe, and the old school hip hop classics on the sound system, Gypsy is the new hipster hang out. Their menu offers ‘oooooh’ and ‘aaahhh’ dishes like tuna tataki [with fresh fish bought daily from Jimbaran market] and pork belly, and even more delicious cocktails like their watermelon gin fizz and done-to-perfection espresso martinis. Definitely a place for the hit list, I mean they serve warm corn soup over popcorn for goodness sake – it doesn’t get much cooler than that.
Gypsy, Jalan Munduk Catu #1, Canggu, p. +62 (0) 812 3067 0056.
Folk Ubud, Ubud
Ubud is a food lover’s dream but with so many vegan, gluten and whatever else ‘free’ food type you can think of, we were pretty excited to hear about the new cafe opening up which celebrates everything to do with bread… YUM. Folk Ubud make their own sourdough bread so if you fancy a good hearty sandwich, this is the place to go!
Folk Ubud, Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud, p. +62 (0)361 9080 888.
The Shady Shack, Canggu
Shaded seating areas, tropical greenery, fresh white furniture, immaculately dressed staff and food that comes in every colour of the rainbow… this is The Shady Shack! If you are a vegetarian this is the place for you – grab a coconut or better yet, boost that immune system with a turmeric latte. And for hungry tummies, how can we choose? From the Nori bowl to the onsen eggs to the raw banoffee cheesecake, we want it all!
The Shady Shack, Jalan Tanah Barak No.57, Canggu, p. +62 (0)819 1639 5087.
Jungle Bali, Umalas
What do we love about Jungle Bali? The cute little space. The jungle vibes. The palm tree coffee art. Oh, and the food! Open for breakfast and lunch they have all sorts on their ever evolving menu, including salmon burgers, poached eggs, breakie jars and lots more.
Jungle Bali, Jalan Umalas 1 Kerobokan, p. +62 (0)878 6173 0074. Open every day from 8am – 4pm.
Taco Loco, Berawa
Aribbba! Head to Taco Loco for some out of this world Mexican delights, including the Mexican Pineapple – their version is stewed in cinnamon butter and coconut crusted, deep fried to perfection… to die for! If you love a taco, then this is the place for you. They are also open for breakfast, so pay them a visit for a tasty start to your day. Taco Loco, Jalan Raya Pantai Berawa No.48, Berawa, p. +62 (0)812 3900 3930.
Fans of Basilico in Seminyak will be pleased to hear that Canggu has its very own Zibiru outlet in the form of new Italian haunt, Rosmarina. This small and simple place is the perfect spot to unwind at after a long day in the sun. Enjoy a crisp glass of locally produced white wine whilst you gorge on tasty pastas, paninis and salads and or graze on simple foods like homemade bread, cheese and house cured cold cuts.
Rosmarina, Jalan Batu Bolong 77, Canggu p. +62 (0)859 6901 1905. Open Monday – Saturday 8am to 4pm.
This new restaurant and bar in buzzing Seminyak offers delicious South East Asian food, including Vietnamese, Indonesian and Thai, plus what they claim as the best mojito on the island! The space is very cool, with high ceilings, Bali art adorning the walls and a fab array of cushions [who doesn’t love a good cushion!]. Wine lovers note – they even have a wine cellar!
Batik, Jalan Kayu Aya (Oberoi), Seminyak, p. +62 (0)361 735 171.
And if that wasn’t enough to keep your taste buds going, there will be more cafes and resto’s popping up all over the island by next month guaranteed! Word on the island is there’s one just about to launch who’s name translates to ‘tipsy’. Oh Bali, we love you.
Top image: The Shady Shack