Artisanal bread is on the rise with micro bakeries and pâtisseries taking over every street corner. Here are the best bakeries in Bali for your next loaf, or two.
Gone are the days when a piece of plain white bread would accompany your lazy Sunday brunch in Bali. These days, premium loaves of seeded sourdough, melt-in-your-mouth buttery croissants and delicate pastries are the regular breakfast and lunch staples.
Bread might well be an everyday carb, but it’s transformed into so much more than that; a deserved luxury for slowing down, taking a bite and wallowing in that satisfying crunch. And luckily for all bread buffs out there, the bakeries in Bali have jumped on board the carby trend, offering even more top-notch, home-baked goods than ever before.
So whether you want to pair a soft brioche with a freshly brewed coffee, or you want to buy a multigrain baguette to take home – we’ve rounded up the very best bakeries in Bali that have finessed the perfect loaf.
The best bakeries in Bali: CANGGU
1. Starter Lab
Named after the standard bread-base of flour, water and yeast, Starter Lab is an elite bakery that first opened in Canggu back in 2017. A creative range of doughs are flavoured with rosemary, lemon, seasalt or miso, whilst cinnamon spices up its ‘hundred layered’ morning bun. Top tip: get your hands on your own starter kit that teaches you to make your own loaves at home.
Starter Lab Bakery, Jl Canggu Padang Linjong No. 39A, Canggu, p. +62 812 3829 0930
2. Mades Banana Flour Bakery
Mades Banana Flour Bakery caters to celiacs and gluten-free diets by making its own banana flour out of locally sourced bananas. Browse its shelves of sourdoughs, spinach-infused loaves and colourful burger buns before sitting down for a red velvet, lemon meringue tart or slice of carrot cake. By shopping at this small bakery, you’re also supporting the local farmers who are creating this more sustainable alternative to regular flour.
Mades Banana Flour Bakery, Jl Pantai Batu Bolong No. 41, Canggu, p. +62 0878 5034 4044
3. Barō Bakery
You can expect nothing but top quality breads at Barō Bakery as its owner, Emerson Manibo, used to work at Tartine, one of New York’s best bakeries. Try the artisanal ancient grain sourdough, sweet potato brioche or coconut milk bread. Flatbread is topped with regularly changing produce, from eggplant with bocconcini, to a rainbow of radishes. Our fave? The bread pudding – it’s finished with zesty passion fruit for a tropical kiss.
Barō Bakery, Jl Pantai Pererenan No. 147, Pererenan, p. +62 0813 3994 8889
Head to one of Baked’s two locations in Bali (Canggu and Pererenan) for a brunch and bakery stop complete with creamy scrambled eggs and slices of sourdough. Joining the ranks of almond and chocolate croissants is a flaky coconut counterpart, while other sweet treats come in the form of Portuguese custard egg tarts, banana bread or sticky buns. You’ll want to pre-order your loaves here, because they sell out every single day.
Baked, Jl Pantai Pererenan No. 11, Perenanan, p. +62 812 4657 3336
Farine specialises in San Francisco-style sourdough with dark rye, sunflower and flaxseed being some of its more exclusive flavours. Baked daily, its bread is the perfect base for a range of sandwiches made fresh in store. Take your pick from roasted chicken, tuna mayonnaise and curried egg with bacon. Avoid disappointment by going early as it opens at 7am and runs until everything sells out.
Farine, Jl Pantai Berawa No. 23, Tibubeneng, p. +62 0812 3969 6420
6. Oka’s Bakery
Oka’s Bakery is both a retail shop and café that sells gluten free, vegan and regular bread. Find the likes of red velvet cakes, cinnamon rolls, energy balls and an array of filled danishes in its pastry counter. Available on its dine-in menu are classic breakfast dishes, panini sandwiches, burgers and so much more.
Oka’s Bakery & Café, Jl Pantai Batu Bolong No. 27A, Canggu, p. +62 0361 844 5357
7. The Sweet Escape
Chef Lami brings a Middle Eastern influence from her baking journey in Saudi Arabia, now to the bakery in Canggu. This means that you can try authentic fluffy pita breads, baklava or sweet date bread right here on the island. The chocolate caramel tart, brownie cookie dough and double chocolate cookies are perfect for sweet-toothed pastry connoisseurs.
The best bakeries in Bali: SEMINYAK
8. Sibling Espresso Bar
Sibling Espresso Bar is a micro bakery that has a range of baked goods with finessed flavours. Follow its Instagram account to find out its special of the week and you might get your hands on a tiramisu cruffin amongst other intricate creations. A striking red croissant is infused with Balinese rosella, whilst the savoury side is joined by a truffled focaccia, a Japanese garlic croissant and even an egg and kewpie mayonnaise danish.
9. Dough Darlings
Dough Darlings has been hand-making classic and unique doughnuts since 2015. Joining its standard vanilla glaze and cinnamon sugar rings are sweet and salty profiles of mozzarella cheese or ham and egg doughnuts that you won’t find elsewhere. For the not so adventurous eaters, there are also toppings of chocolate peanut streusel, passion fruit or a stuffed cinnamon cheesecake bomb.
Priding itself for baking the best croissants in Bali is Livingstone, a café with an extensive array of baked goods and artisan coffee to wash them down with. Apart from its star pastry is a colourful watermelon bread, creme brûlée cheesecake and trendy croffles. Order custom cakes up to three tiers high for a wedding day, or with an edible photo print for a fun celebration.
11. TC Cupcakes Bali
TC Cupcakes has your back for all special occasions with its boxes of six or twelve cupcakes available via Gojek or on pre-order through WhatsApp. Fruity options include a strawberry shortcake and Sorrento lemon whilst Biscoff, Nutella and peanut butter are for those with a sweet tooth. The bakery also makes bespoke cake designs for when you’re looking for something special.
12. Poule De Luxe
Bringing the best of French patisserie to the island is Poule De Luxe, with its impressive array of macarons, breads, tarts and pastries. You can order up to 30 cream puffs or macarons filled with praline, lemon curd, pistachio or salted caramel. Make sure to pick up one of the bakery’s signatures of apple crumbles, or its decadent chocolate and caramel tart.
The best bakeries in Bali: ULUWATU
13. The Bakery
Perfect for those post surf hunger pangs is a delectable display of baked goods and artisanal bread at The Bakery in Uluwatu. Joining the ranks of its best seller, the classic cinnamon scroll, is a Nutella scroll finished with a generous lashing of chocolate hazelnut spread. If you’re craving something savoury, Turkish breads come topped with sun-dried tomato or caramelised onion.
The Bakery, Jl Labuan Sait, Padang Padang, p. +62 813 3977 1017
14. Fren’cha Bakery
You only need one chance to guess what this French bakery specialises in. Browse through the flakiest of croissants, including a unique raspberry almond, ham and cheese, and of course, the classic butter croissant. Delicate millefeuilles, luxurious opera cakes and French baguettes are all stars of the show too, ready to take away or nibble on with a coffee in the cosy cafe interiors.
Fren’cha Bakery, Jl Uluwatu (Ungasan) & Jl Pantai Bingin (Bingin), p. +62 0877 5954 9108 / +62 857 8694 8018
15. Bali Buda Bukit
Bali Buda is a health store that has over 27 years of serving its handmade, nutritious food and baked goods. It prides itself on the passion its bakers put into providing the best quality food to connect people together. Some more unique bakes available are its charcoal burger bun, ubi cilembu pie and a caramel strawberry fudge tart. We even love its plain brown bread, its mini calzones and the blueberry muffins.
Bali Buda Bukit, Jl Raya Uluwatu Pecatu No. 104, Ungasan, p. +62 0887 3808 771
The best bakeries in Bali: UBUD
16. Kakiang Bakery
This bakery bakes whole cakes for pre-order from the likes of tiramisu, fruit mille crepes or a slice of red velvet. Meanwhile, other international delicacies – like the Hokkaido cheese tart, basque cheesecake and matcha Fuji puff – bring you to bakeries around the world without leaving Ubud. The bakery also offers hampers with a range of sweet treats that are perfect for a birthday gift for a loved one.
Kakiang Bakery, Jl Raya Pengosekan, Ubud, p. +62 0361 971 551
17. Caramel Pâtisserie & Café
Caramel Pâtisserie is your go-to for deluxe cakes and macarons for any special occasion. Layers of Baileys and caramel make up its dome cake, while pandan sponge and coconut pastry cream complete its pandan special. Don’t fret if you just want one serving: single slices of its apple tart, black forest, peanut butter jelly and many more are also available for grazing.
Caramel Pâtisserie & Café, Jl Hanoman No. 4B, Ubud, p. +62 0361 970 847
18. Daily Baguette Ubud
Daily Baguette has a handy delivery system where you only have to place an order before 6pm to get freshly baked bread straight to your doorstep the next day. The bakery uses French flour for an authentic European taste and the kind of quality that makes you want to order again and again. Choose between its baguette parisienne, country bread or biscotte to nibble on, or the ready-to-bake Croque monsieur for those days when you need something more indulgent.
Daily Baguette Ubud, Jl Raya Ubud No. 27, Sayan, p. +62 0812 3998 5709
19. Vegie Bakery & Coffee Shop
Try this home bakery that specialises in egg-free and low-in-gluten treats. Whether you’re looking for apple strudels, bagels, curry puffs or pretzels, this lacto-vegetarian friendly shop has something for you. Vegan sausages, ham or patties complete its range of more satisfying burgers, hotdogs and pizzas.
Vegie Bakery & Coffee Shop, Jl Sukma Kesuma No. 9, Ubud, p. +62 887 3320 409
20. Bake Pastry and Coffee
Bake Pastry and Coffee is a small café with a range of baked goods that you’ll certainly fancy on your next trip through the forests of Ubud. Choose between a slice of lemon pound cake, a raisin danish or sweet chocolate chip cookie for a pick me up. Larger bites like a vegetarian bagel sandwich, scrambled egg on sourdough or avocado toast are also available. Check out its Instagram that shares daily specials and custom orders too.
Bake Pastry and Coffee, Jl Hanoman No. 20, Ubud, p. +62 0819 3568 5767
Best bakeries in Bali: KUTA
21. Braud Café
Braud is an artisanal bakery that has been baking sourdough and pastries since 2014, before opening its dedicated café six years later. Not only can you pick up one of its signature loaves, but an extensive array of raspberry rose eclairs, dulce crumble bombolonis and a double chocolate fritter grace the displays. Follow its Instagram for the daily menu and weekly Sunday specials.
22. Bali Bakery Kuta
Bali Bakery is one of the longest standing bakehouses on the island, having grown from one small shop to now having four locations island-wide. You can find the likes of almond croissants, croffles and a rum and raisin cake here, or, if you’re looking for a more satisfying bite, then opt for its sandwiches made with your choice of house-baked bread.
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