On the hunt for the best new restaurants in Bali? Bookmark this page, because here we bring you the hottest new openings of 2021.
From epic breakfasts and never-ending brunches to cool cafes and ultra-fine dining degustations – you could say we’re a little obsessed with food here at Honeycombers. And when it comes to the best new restaurants in Bali? We’re all over it. From Seminyak and Canggu to Ubud, Uluwatu and beyond, each month we bring you the best new restaurants, cafes and bars in Bali, keeping you in the loop with all the hottest places to eat across the island.
Honestly, we don’t often blow our own trumpets. But if we’re talking food, we can always tell you the best place for a local Balinese feast, a drool-inducing burger, or even where to eat vegan across the island. And as for all the brand new, hot-off-the-press restaurants you absolutely need to try? Well, this is everything you need: our Hot New Tables 2021 roundup.
ALL THE BEST NEW RESTAURANTS IN BALI
Hot New Tables: 2021
Good Mantra – Berawa
After such a glum and gloomy year, Good Mantra is exactly what we’ve all been waiting for: a wholly plant-based restaurant with big and bright flavours, easy-breezy community vibes and an address that’s just a stone’s throw from Berawa’s sand and surf. Oh yes, this brand new name is the ray of sunshine (and epic eats) that we’ve all needed. And boy is it a goodie. Legendary chef Dom Hammond is behind the pans, dishing up wholesome plant-based creations that use fresh ingredients from small local farms. Almost everything is then made in-house, from the nut-milks to the granolas and even the zingy relishes and sauces. And what a result. Try the vanilla buckwheat hotcakes (yup, all vegan!) or the avocado and herbed hummus on sourdough for brekkie. Then for lunch, tuck into big-energy salads and stuffed sandwiches with layers of seasonal baked veg and a good slather of plant-based mayo. This earth-to-plate ethos trickles over to the bar, too, where mixologist Anya Montague has designed cocktails and mocktails inspired by Bali’s landscapes and seasons. We’ll take two Good Mantra mojitos, please…
Little Ripper Cafe – Kedungu
Little Ripper Cafe had us at “sourdough doughnut”. Oh yes, this brand new and homey cafe in Kedungu is home to the “Sourbomb”, AKA Bali’s very first sourdough doughnut. And this divine, doughy creation sits proudly alongside an impressive menu of brekkie and lunch dishes – all of which are as visually stunning as they are delicious. Not only that, but head upstairs and you’ll find a snug little library that makes for the perfect afternoon nook, best enjoyed with their creamy burrata and a hot cuppa.
Coffee Cartel – Berawa
Because the island just couldn’t get enough of Coffee Cartel, these bean buffs have recently opened a brand new location in Berawa, making it the third address for this boutique cafe and coffee spot. Joining its sister locations in Seminyak and Legian, this new Berawa address is bringing all those signature Coffee Cartel pink hues, cute potted cacti and subtle Mexican aesthetics, as well as your fave menu staples, like the colourful poke bowls, big burgers, and those vegan smak hotcakes that come with candy floss, mixed berries and pink strawberry coco over custard. Yum!