Heading to Bali with hungry kids in tow? Guide your tribe to Bali's boho 'hood and feast at these family-friendly restaurants in Canggu.
When it comes to family-friendly restaurants in Canggu, the options are as endless as the rice paddy horizons. There are open-air restaurants with ocean views, cute cafes with climbing frames to entertain the kids, and to keep mums and dads happy, some even have glittering infinity pools and cocktails too.
So, to help you decide on where to eat with the kids in Canggu, we asked local resident and fellow Mum, Rebecca Foreman, for her pick of the best family-friendly restaurants in Canggu. With everything from vegan eats to messy tacos and big bowls of creamy pasta, even the fussiest of eaters will want to tuck in to this list.
THE BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS IN CANGGU
Milk & Madu
Milk & Madu is the primo kiddy hotspot in Canggu with no shortage of families and littlies running around on the lawned garden or getting busy with arts and crafts in the treehouse. Parents can sit back, relax, or chew through the wifi bandwidth while grazing on breakfast classics, hearty lunches and delicioso pastries, right through to dinner. Top tip: swing by for 2 for 1 pizzas every Tuesday and Sunday, with live music and high chairs supplied.
Milk & Madu, Jl Pantai Berawa No.52, Canggu, p. +62 851 0278 1872, e. email@example.com. Open daily 7.30am – 10pm.
Head to Sprout Cafe for their famous cream of the crop coffees, healthy breakfast bowls and yummy lunch options. This cafe is an ideal place to meet up for a chinwag and you’ll always find other Mums and Dads doing the same after drop-off to The Garden Early Learning Centre – a spacious and casual drop-in learning centre perfectly positioned right next door to the cafe for children aged 2 to 12 years. As for the food, it’s at once uncomplicated and wholesome – a super cool spot for the whole family to find something fresh to feast on. Kids, you’ll want to check out the Little Sprouts menu!
Sprout Cafe, Jl Raya Semat 18A, Canggu, e. firstname.lastname@example.org. Open daily 7am – 6pm.
Lacalita Bar y Cocina
Cheesy quesadillas, loaded tacos and big burritos anyone? Make sure you check out the bright and breezy colourful vibes of Lacalita, where the kids can choose from awesome Mexican fare that’s fresh and wholesome in either full or half sizes. There’s indoor and outdoor seating available, and on Nino Wednesdays, kids dine free all day until 7pm! This is undoubtedly a great place to bring the whole family for a fun and affordable feed in an awesome atmo.
Lacalita Bar y Cocina, Jl Pantai Batu Bolong No.68, Canggu, p. +62 822 4731 2217. Open daily 8am – midnight.
The kids will love Made’s Warung in Berawa for its no-fuss and relaxed approach to authentic Indonesian fare. You’ll find a good mix of international and Asian cuisine here plus a playground and tonnes of kids activities available throughout the week. Let them climb, swing, jump and slide while parents can take their time to chill in the cafe knowing their littlies are enjoying the socially interactive equipment that will keep even the most active of kids amused for hours.
Made’s Warung Berawa, Jl Subak Sari 13 No. 8, Berawa, Canggu, p. +62 361 9347778 e. email@example.com. Open daily 8am – 10pm.
Finns VIP Beach Club
Mums and Dads, grab a sun lounger, lather up and relax at Finns VIP Beach Club while the kids work up an appetite in the gazebo pool. Kids can choose from toasted sandwiches, fish and chips, cheeseburgers or spaghetti bolognese followed by a selection of scrummy desserts. There’s also the St Tropez Restaurant just footsteps away for lovers of French and Italian fare, where kids can tuck into traditional favourites, with vegetarian and vegan options available on request. All that’s left to do is relax and take in the stunning sea views…
Finns VIP Beach Club, Jl Pantai Berawa, Canggu. p. +62 361 844 6327, e. firstname.lastname@example.org. Open daily.
The Greenhouse Cafe
Open, airy, cool and groovy, The Greenhouse Cafe is the perfect place to sit back on a bean bag and take in the rice paddy views while the kids can splosh away in the pool or run around on the back lawn. Everyone can find something to nourish on here, as the extensive menu offers all day brekkie bowls, Tuesdays 3 for 2 pizza deals, super healthy salads and subs. Their famous gelato and sundae desserts are not to be ignored either…
The Greenhouse Cafe, Jl Pantai Berawa No.101x, Canggu. p. +62 812 3715 3733. Open daily 7am – 11pm.
With a focus on fresh, quality produce, the extensive menu at Bistro C caters for a range of dining and dietary options from breakfast right through to dinner. Choose from multiple seating options, from cool air-con indoors, to feasting alfresco overlooking the iconic green playing fields of Finns Rec Club. Combination deals for children are available daily and don’t forget movie night for kids every Saturday and Sunday at 6.30pm. High chairs are provided, as is a cool kids menu with colouring pens, and if you feel the need for some water action, head to Splash Waterpark, located just next door.
Bistro C at Finns Recreation Club, Jl Raya Pantai Berawa, Canggu, p. +62 361 848 3939, e. email@example.com. Open daily from 7am – 10pm. Kids menu from 11am – 8pm.
Parklife is Canggu’s hottest kid-friendly pit stop, made up of a playground, park and restaurant. Here you’ll find a bunch of kids options to keep the littlies happy and amused for hours on end (think kiddie caves, a giant inflatable to bounce on and the indoor “Mad House” to name a few) while the cafe offers a beautiful, green rice paddie backdrop from which to enjoy awesome coffee (or something stronger) to watch the sunset at the end of another perfect Bali day. Stick around for the kids movie nights at the outdoor cinema.
Parklife, Jl Uma Buluh No.15, Canggu, p. +62 818 0511 3200. Open daily 7am – 9pm.
I Am Vegan Babe
Ready for a plant-based game-changer that the kids will love for its unmistakable vibrancy, views and anything but boring vegan menu? Check out I Am Vegan Babe. There are BLTs stuffed with vegan fried eggs, creamy vegannaise and strips of “bacon”, chunky sandwiches that are impossibly cheesy and burgers that are so big and so juicy, you could almost call them beefy. All of this is followed by a selection of vegan cakes, waffles, pancakes and smoothies bowls that will you and the kids will LOVE. And oh, those cinnamon rolls…
I Am Vegan Babe, Jl Tanah Barak No. 49, Canggu. Open daily, 7am – 5pm.
Universally loved by kids of all ages for its easy breezy simplistic menu (fresh hand-rolled sushi, anyone?) and a no fuss Japanese comfort food vibe, TYGR is where you and your hungry squad can tuck into all your faves. The service is quick and you can be sure to eat the best chicken or jackfruit katsu in town, not to mention the legendary poke bowls, tuna nachos and karaage fried chicken.
TYGR Sushi, Jl Pantai Berawa No.999X, Canggu. p. +62 813 3916 3894. Open daily 11am – 11pm.
This firm favourite at Tamora Gallery is another on-point joint for active kids because right outside its groovy circular door you’ll find a playground with slides, a grassy knoll and a climbing frame that keeps them busy for hours. Serving up Japanese eats, expect yummy plates of sushi, gyoza, popcorn chicken, tempura and so much more. And psst – at set times, kids eat free, and on Wednesdays, it’s all you can eat sushi! You’ll also want to check out the nightly kids movies, skate ramp and virtual reality hang-out next door!
INK, Jl Pantai Berawa No.99, Canggu, p. +62 878 0012 9888, e. firstname.lastname@example.org. Open daily 11.30am – 9.30pm.
Part of the Will Meyrick restaurant phenomena, Billy Ho is the ultimate foodie destination for kiddies who LOVE Asian food. With an extensive menu for littlies, they can try and sample all the very best that Asia has to offer – and the best bit is, kids under 10 eat for free from 12pm – 7pm (from a selected menu). Feast on salmon maki with home-made shoyu and pickled ginger, chicken katsu with Japanese rice, or confit pork belly katsu bao. It’s all here and so much more, and for tiny tots, high chairs are provided too.
Billy Ho, Jl Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu, p. +62 813 5387 3272, e. email@example.com. Open daily 12pm – 11pm.
This bohemian beach club in Canggu is a gorgeously casual tropical treat for all the senses, expertly hand-decorated and curated using reclaimed wood from more than 500 old fisherman boats. It’s island living at its very best, and all of what we love about Bali all in one place. Add to that the rustic Spanish cooking, swaying palm trees and a hot soundtrack to top it all off, there are few better places for the kids to rock the pool while parents recline in paradise. We can’t get enough.
La Brisa, Jl Pantai Batu Mejan Gg. La Brisa, Echo Beach, Canggu, p. +62 81 139 466 66. Open daily 10am – 1am.
MILU by NOOK
A breezy, late-night eatery that the whole family can enjoy, MILU by NOOK serves a full selection of Balinese & Western dishes. Make sure you arrive in plenty of time to take in the sweeping rice paddy views while sipping on your favourite tipple. The kids menu is always consistent and includes something for everyone including fish bites, chicken dippers, mac and cheese, or a honey-soy noodle chicken stir fry – all priced incredibly reasonably. There’s absolutely nothing here that’s not to love!
MILU by NOOK, Jl Pantai Berawa No. 90 XO, Canggu, p. +62 822 4711 4441. Open daily 8am – 11pm.
Words by Rebecca Foreman
Currently living the island life in Bali with her family, Rebecca fills her days with travelling, writing and reviewing, often with the kids in tow. Follow her bountiful island adventures on her Instagram page.