Berawa is the cool little sister to Canggu, and it's fast become the foodie capital of Bali thanks to its epic restaurants, hipster cafes and killer coffee shops...
While we love everything that Bali has to offer, it’s not only the beautiful beaches, smiling locals and natural landscapes that bring travellers from around the globe to this island paradise. Over the years, Bali has become one of the top foodie destinations in the world – a melting pot of culture, cuisines and cool cafes. And one place that’s on everyone’s hit-list? Berawa – the hip and happening little neighbourhood in Canggu that’s all about chic boutiques, hipster coffee shops and epic restaurants.
So, if you’re wondering where to eat in Berawa, or you simply need to refuel between surf sessions, you’ll want to make your way to this list of must-eats. From cool coffee shops for your daily caffeine fix, to Insta-worthy cafes and fine-diners too – here’s where to eat in the hip ‘hood of Berawa!
The best cafes and coffee shops in Berawa for breakfast, brunch and lunch
1. Milk & Madu
Canggu’s true gem, Milk & Madu is the ‘hood’s absolute fave when it comes to breakfast and brunch, as well as family lunch and casual dinner. In fact, it’s popularity calls for not one, but two locations in the ‘Gu! We say start the day with the cafe’s take on eggs benedict, with poached eggs, avocado, bacon, rocket, onion jam and hollandaise on sourdough, and wash it all down with a matcha latte. Stay for lunch, and take your pick at Milk & Madu’s variety of colourful salad. Then, come back for dinner and make it a pizza night. And psst… bring the whole family, because the Little Ankle Biters menu for the kiddos is not to be missed either!
Milk & Madu, Jl Pantai Berawa No. 52, p. +62 851 0278 1872, e. [email protected]; Open daily 7am – 10pm.
For a one-stop-shop for buttery goodness and brunch staples, you’ll want to head to one of BAKED’s Canggu locations, one is Berawa and the other in Pererenan. Think artisanal breads and giant croissants baked to perfection, amongst classic breakfast and brunch dishes, best paired with the perfectly brewed coffee selection. A fave here is the Royal Folded Eggs on the bakery’s sourdough, topped with Arctic caviar, double cream and chives. Or there’s always the Korean Honey Toast if you’re feeling adventurous. And whatever you do, don’t leave without taking the sweet Pastel De Nata and baklava home!
BAKED., Jl Raya Semat Gg. Kupu kupu No. 1, Canggu, p. +62 813 3821 3519; Open daily 7am – 7pm.
3. Cinta Cafe
True to its name (“cinta” AKA love), Cinta Cafe serves up down-to-earth dishes for all, made from scratch with one key ingredient: love. It’s a combo of international flavour and fresh ingredients which are locally sourced from organic farms and markets. Gather around on the grassy lawn, and graze on the tropical fruits smoothie bowl or the Syrniki pancakes with cottage cheese, sour cream and berry compote. For a grab-and-go lunch, try the Chicken Shawarma tortilla wrap, loaded with coriander, mixed cabbage, tomato, dill, onion, pickled chillies and mayo. Top tip: keep an eye on Cinta Cafe’s calendar for jazz nights, brunch specials and regular deals.
Cinta Cafe, Jl Pantai Berawa No. 69, p. +62 812 3817 2422, e. [email protected]; Open daily 8am – 11pm.
Humble, home-style food made with seasonal ingredients straight from organic farms, Bokashi is the place to go for hungry, earth conscious eaters. It’s a healthy grocery store and Japanese-inspired cafe and tea house with sustainability at its core. Japanese influences play a big role here, not only in the wooden interiors and Kevala ceramic display in every corner, but in each dish too. The menu is ever-changing to match the season’s harvest, meaning your Kaiseki-style breakfast may have different little dishes and flavour from time to time. We love the earthy interior design as a reflection of the farmhouse-style menu – topped off by an entire menu of single-origin teas and matcha.
Bokashi, Jl Subak Sari No. 2, Canggu, p. +62 818 0355 6677, e. [email protected]; Open daily 8am – 11pm.
5. Ruko Café
Just a short stroll away from Berawa Beach, Ruko gives you healthy and wholesome brekky, fit for hungry surfers. A fab choice when it comes to all-day brunching, this Melbourne-style cafe sourced the best local ingredients and coffee beans to give you a wholesome feast that will nurture you from the inside. Think juicy burgers and loaded burritos paired with a turmeric latte for breakfast, and post-surf hearty deli rolls, salads and wraps, best enjoyed with fresh juices. All these served up in an industrial space with tropi-cool vibes.
Ruko Café, Jl Pantai Berawa No. 99, p. +62 812 3967 3077; Open daily 7.30am – 4pm.
Coffee shop meets healthy cafe, Sprout is a neighbourhood hideaway for everyone – from coffee connoisseurs and eco-conscious eaters, to mini foodies too! Make a stop here in the morning for a taste of Indonesian and South American beans, best sipped with the buckwheat pancakes with dark chocolate ice cream on the side. We love the build-your-own salad combos for lunch, before taking the superfood energy balls to the beach for a whole afternoon of sunbathing and surfing.
Sprout, Jl Raya Semat No. 18A, Canggu, p. +62 812 3665 3165; Open daily 7am – 5pm.
7. Pels Supershop
Vegans rejoice! Pels is a totally vegan emporium of all things plant-powered that’s been a roaring success ever since it opened – even carnivores rave about it. The cafe serves up great food in a laid back atmosphere, perfect for daytime grazing. Start the day with a green smoothie bowl and a coconut cold brew. Then, stop by for lunch and try the “you won’t believe it’s not chicken” Tricken burger, with Tricken schnitzel patty, caramelised onions, tomatoes, lettuce, coleslaw, homemade BBQ sauce and vegan mayo, served with sweet potato fries. Wash it all down with a Happy Kombucha, and whatever you do, don’t leave before trying the raw Snickers slice or the banoffee pie…
Pels Supershop, Jl Raya Pantai Berawa No. 46, p. +62 813 3761 9335; Open 8am – 9pm.
If you can’t decide whether you want to be naughty or nice, don’t worry, Nüde is all about balancing the two! Step into this cafe, and it’s like stopping by an old friend’s place. The friendly staff greet you with a smile, who will then take you to a quaint and cosy nook where you can munch the day away on fabulous fare that will keep everyone happy – veggies, vegans and carnivores alike. It also does great smoothies, wicked cocktails and excellent coffee, wrapped up in tropi-cool interiors. It’s a winner in our books!
Nüde, Jl Raya Pantai Berawa No. 33, p. +62 852 3821 4003; Open daily 7am – 10pm.
The best restaurants in Berawa for dinner and date-night
Fine dining restaurant meets cool speakeasy, Kong gives you a taste of refined international cuisine in the heart of bustling Berawa. This Super Kong of Berawa is all about respecting high-end produce and ingredients by cooking them to perfection and packed in an almost-too-good-to-eat, Insta-worthy presentation. We say, start with the Legendary Lobster Spoon, a set of individual tasting spoons of locally sourced bamboo lobster that’s been poached in butter, and topped with homemade lobster emulsion and mushroom trufﬂe duxelle. Then, continue with the house-smoked Tasmanian salmon, before treating yourself to the red wine braised short ribs – boneless short ribs cooked for 12 hours, served with red wine jus and pommes purée. Finish off with the Burnt Berries Meringue and wash it all down with a unique cocktail. Our fave? The aromatic KONG’s Rosemary, a mix of rosemary- and kaffir lime-infused vodka, vanilla liqueur, citrus and honey. And psst… Sundays here are all about Kong-style luxurious Sunday Brunch.
Kong, Jl Pantai Berawa No. 14B, p. +62 852 1668 8869; Open daily from 11am.
10. Riviera Bistro
From the chic French Riviera to boho Berawa, Riviera Bistro dishes up contemporary French and Mediterranean cuisine, fresh-from-the-net seafood and a premium selection of wine. Taste the ocean with the seafood dishes served au naturale, from the freshly shucked oysters to the tartare and crudo. And a trip to the French Riviera isn’t complete without munching on the 100-gram Burrata cheese served with pickled capsicum. Follow it up with a hearty serving of Coq Au Vin.
Riviera Bistro, Jl Pemelisan Agung No. 27, Canggu, p. +62 817 7413 4586; Open daily from 11.30am.
The brainchild of Bali’s hospitality superstar, Mexicola Group (the team behind Da Maria, Luigi’s, Uni and Motel Mexicola), Mosto is a French and Aussie-style neo-bistro with casual vibes and a cool, forward-thinking food menu. You won’t find any regular dishes here, instead you can graze on beef tartare with umami yolk and sage tempura, or mixed leaves with sunflower cress and kombucha vinaigrette. And since Mosto is Indonesia’s very first natural wine bar, it goes without saying that sipping on one of the 70 different low-intervention wines is a must.
Mosto, Jl Pantai Berawa No. 99, Canggu, p. +62 811 3980 909, e. [email protected]; Open daily from 5pm.
From the creative minds of The Good Food Brotherhood (following in the successful footsteps of Milk & Madu and Watercress), Ulekan is where you go for an authentic Indonesian flavour that’s given a contemporary twist. Think warung meets fine diner, and taste the spice-packed dishes surrounded by the stylish interiors, with a rotating roster of live music and Balinese dance performance. And if you’re a chilli lover, it’s heaven on earth here as you’ll be treated to an entire menu of sambal!
Ulekan Bali, Jl Tegal Sari Jl Pantai Berawa No. 34, p. +62 821 4594 8624, e. [email protected]; Open daily 12pm – 10pm.
13. Made’s Warung Berawa
Born as a local food stall (AKA warung) way back in 1969, Made’s Warung is a legend in Bali’s culinary scene. This family-run business has grown into an iconic restaurant where you can taste a wide range of authentic, local staples. Think Nasi Campur (rice served with a number of Indonesian dishes) and Ayam Goreng Bumbu Bali (fried chicken with Balinese spices and sauces) served up in a family friendly, modern-Indonesian space. And psst… The kids will love Made’s Warung in Berawa for its chill vibes and spacious playground, complete with slides, swings and kids activities.
Made’s Warung Berawa, Jl Subak Sari 13 No. 8, Canggu, p. +62 361 934 7778 / +62 812 3938 4754, e. [email protected]; Open daily 11am – 9pm.
14. One Eyed Jack
With an ex-Nobu chef helming the kitchen, you know you’re on to a winner here! Impress your date and head to One Eyed Jack, a trendy Japanese restaurant that’s a playful take on Izakaya and sake bar. The menu is a perfect mix of traditional and modern fare, served up in a stylish, intimate setting. Kick off with a Japanese whisky cocktail as you feast on the luxurious Jack’s Umami Bites (sea urchin, salmon roe and unagi, wrapped in sushi rice and nori seaweed, topped with tobiko) and finish off with a sweet treat.
One Eyed Jack, Jl Pantai Berawa No. 89C, p. +62 819 9929 1888, e. [email protected]; Open daily 3pm – 11pm.
15. TYGR Berawa
When it comes to the Japanese art of sushi, TYGR is without doubt at the top of the game. From classic salmon and tuna rolls to specialty rolls, you name it the talented chefs can hand-roll it for you, right in front of your eyes! You can’t go wrong with any of the fresh seafood rolls and the veggie-friendly jackfruit katsu roll – all wrapped in warm sushi rice and shatteringly crispy nori. Want to spice it up? Try the Krispy Tygr with spicy tuna, avocado and cucumber filling, sprinkled with crunchy sweet fried onion and truffle ponzu. All of this is housed inside industrial-Japanese interiors, and it goes without saying, a sake or ice-cold Sapporo tops it all off.
TYGR Berawa, Jl Pantai Berawa No. 999X, p. +62 813 3916 3894, e. [email protected]; Open daily 11am – 11pm.
Happy munching, Honeys!