No longer are the world's foodies bee-lining towards London, Paris and Bangkok for the best bites around. They're making a stop in Canggu - Bali's boho capital with everything from gourmet Japanese restaurants to palm-shaded hipster cafes
Holy moly where to start? It’s no secret that Canggu is basically the epicentre of Bali’s cafe culture, and there are literally more restaurants around town than you can shake a coconut at. But with more and more popping up almost weekly in everyone’s fave surfing suburb, it can be hard to know which ones are worth a visit. So (trumpets please) here we present you our definitive list of where to chow down in Canggu – the best restaurants for lunch, dinner and date night too.
Our fave: Ji Terrace By The Sea
Asian-fusion bites, boho vibes and the crème de la crème of killer ocean views, Ji Terrace By The Sea really has it all when it comes to wining, dining and sunset swooning in the ‘Gu. Part of the iconic Tugu Hotel (famed for celebrating the art and soul of Indonesian culture) and the jewel in the crown of Ji Restaurant, this breezy and beautiful rooftop spot is crammed full of cultural flourishes, colourful design touches, and of course, some of the best Japanese fusion food on the island.
Yep, Ji Terrace by the Sea’s scrummy Asian-inspired menu is so good you could almost forget about the paradisal panorama (almost). The menu is the work of renowned chef Colin Buchan (previously from Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants in London, Jason Atherton’s Pollen in Singapore, and the personal chef to David and Victoria Beckham), and together with Ji’s team of Japanese and Asian-trained chefs, they’ve created munchable magic.
Try the signature Dragon of Ji (a chopstick treat of crispy ebi tempura, slick avocado slices and a creamy, slightly spicy sauce on expertly rolled rice) and the beautifully seared Tuna Tataki with that perfectly pink middle and light sesame seed crust – all of which uses only the freshest local produce. And did we mention Ji’s cocktails? Oh, those cocktails. Like the first-rate food, the drinks use Asian infusions – sweet, savoury and seductive. Try the smokin’ Coco Sexo (inspired by the volcanoes of Indonesia) and – our favourite – the Gin & Tea with Javanese tea and herb-infused gin. So grab your glass and saunter up to the upper levels, settle in for a candy-coloured Canggu sunset and bring an appetite for some of the best bites in Canggu.
Ji Terrace by the Sea, Jl Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu Beach, p. +62 361 473 1701 / +62 81 239 652 695, e. email@example.com
BEST FOR COFFEE LOVERS
Bondi comes to Bali in the form of this rad, hipster coffee joint that’s always buzzing with Canggu’s coolest. Now in a new location just off Batu Bolong and in between Padang Linjong, look out for its iconic chic-industrial look, bold murals, super smoothie bowls and some of the best coffee in town – just a few of our fave things about Crate, but don’t just take our word for it, it’s always busy at this Canggu legend.
Crate Café, Jl Canggu Padang Linjong, Canggu, p. +62 81 238 943 040. Open daily 6am – 5pm
Another fab choice for all your all-day breakfasting/brunching needs, Ruko offers locally sourced fresh healthy food and their very own special Indonesian coffee blend – all served up with a tropi-cool, industrial edge. Think Melbourne café culture with island vibes a-plenty. Ruko is a solid shout for morning grinds.
Ruko Café, Jl Pantai Berawa 99, Canggu, p. +62 81 239 673 077. Open daily 7.30am – 4pm
Hungry Bird is a real-life coffee shop fairytale. The owner, a young Indonesian called Edo, used to roast beans in his bedroom when he fixed a broken coffee machine with his own hands. Self-taught and quite literally self-made, he then opened Hungry Bird. Uber-popular with local surfers and one of the most buzzing spots in the ‘Gu, Hungry Bird serves some of the most affordable (and delicious) brekkies in the area – alongside epic coffee.
Hungry Bird, Jl Raya Semat, 86, Canggu, p. +62 898 6191 008, Open daily 8am-5pm.
So much more than just a coffee shop-cum-café, Sprout is like a neighbourhood hideaway that’s popular with coffee connoisseurs, eco-conscious foodies, mums, dads and little ones too. The coffee they serve is our draw card – it’s roasted in Bali and balances South American and Indonesian beans, specifically chosen for a full, intense flavour with enough substance and complexity. It goes perfectly with Sprout’s own homemade cakes, banana bread, muffins, tarts and even gluten free superfood energy balls.
Sprout, Jl Raya Semat 18A, Canggu, p. +62 81 236 653 165. Open daily 7am – 6pm.
With its funky retro surf vibe, Canteen gives Crate a run for its money in the ‘cool’ department. With a sign often stating ‘Hipsters, Beards and Hippies Welcome’ and its use of oil drums for tables out front, you can’t miss it. And if that fails, just look out for the steady stream of expats popping past for their morning coffee after a few too many cocktails the night before. Yup, this is the perfect place to come to cure that post-Old Mans hangover, especially since it serves brekkie all day long.
Canteen, Jl Batu Mejan No. 33, Canggu, p. +62 878 6228 1755. Open daily 7am – 5pm.
BEST FOR BREKKIE & BRUNCH
Stepping into Nude is like stopping by an old friend’s place. The staff are famously friendly (all smiles – every time) and this quaint and quiet half-raw food half-naughty food café is just up the road from buzzy Berawa beach. Nude knocks out some fabulous fare to keep everyone happy – veggies, vegans and carnivores alike. It also does great smoothies, wicked cocktails and terrific coffee.
Nude, Jl Raya Pantai Berawa 33, p. +62 85 238 214 003. Open daily 7.30am – 10pm.
A Bondi-born resto in Bali? The Loft on Batu Bolong had us at hello with its healthy brekkie and brunch plates backdropped by baby pink decor – not to mention when we saw some of Bondi’s faves on the menu. Their famous Bondi matcha burger has gone vegan for Canggu’s health-conscious bunch, with roasted jackfruit, rocket, red onion and coconut matcha sauce, whilst the much-loved poke bowl [which was voted as the best in Sydney by Timeout Magazine] has come to Bali in all its glory, complete with chunky Ahi tuna, red cabbage, a sprinkling of quinoa, edamame and heaps of veggies.
The Loft, Jl Batu Bolong No. 50, Canggu, p. +62 361 973 310, e. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Milk & Madu
Everyone loves this absolute jewel of a café on the quiet road to sleepy Berawa, and for good reason. Amazing all-day breakfasts, sumptuous lunches and delectable dinners, Milk & Madu is known for good vibes and great food: try the dukkah poached eggs or skillet shakshuka eggs (our hot picks), perfectly matched with a smoothie or a decent cuppa thanks to those legends at Revolver coffee. You’ll also find a Nalu Bowls counter here for those who love their mornings extra fruity.
Milk & Madu, Jl Pantai Berawa #52, Canggu, p. +62 851 0278 1872. Open daily 7am – 10pm.
It’s fresh, it’s green, it’s organic and it’s matcha’licious. Yup, Matcha Cafe – in honour of its namesake – comes loaded with both ceremonial and culinary grade matcha from Uji, Japan in a very big way. We’re talking matcha pancakes, matcha buns housing a hearty chicken and bacon burger, sprinkles of matcha throughout healthy smoothie bowls, matcha cheesecakes, vegan matcha banana bread, and even matcha gnocchi on the all-day menu – we love it so matcha!
Matcha Cafe, Jl Pantai Berawa No.99, Berawa, Canggu, p. +62 361 9078674. Open daily 7.30am – 4pm.
Two things we’d cross oceans for? Japanese food, and a great brunch. Well, ever since Musubi opened in Canggu, we only have to cross a coupla rice fields to get our fix, because this cute spot brings a fantasy-like fusion of brunchy goodness and Japanese flavours – with some serious credentials thrown in for good measure. You see, not only is Musubi from the same peeps that brought us Seminyak’s Rayjin Teppanyaki, Kajin Sushi Bar and Dahana Restaurant, the chef is no other than ex-Rockpool Sydney chef Rui Yamagishi. And what a combo that creates. Think sushi burgers, gyoza-stuffed fried chicken, prawn katsu bao buns, Kogune Scotch eggs, and Miso caramel crumb milkshakes. All. Day. Long. Oishi!
Musubi, Jl Pantai Berawa No. 6/7, Canggu, e. email@example.com. Open daily 9am – 4pm.
The Avocado Factory
If it was up to us, we’d eat avocado all day, every day, smothered on everything. Avocado on toast, avocado in our burgers, avocado in our smoothie bowls and heck, why not add chunks of avocado to our dipping sauces, too? Well, The Avocado Factory has gone and done exactly that. They’re as mad about nature’s green gift as we are, giving our go-to the recognition it deserves, overlooking the rice fields of the ‘Gu. Try the Avocado Tacos and the Avo King Burger (with a deep fried Avocado as the pattie – HELLO!) and finish it all off with an avo-licious dessert. It’s all avo everything, ripe for the picking.
The Avocado Factory, Jl Batu Mejan, Canggu, p. +62 821 4411 1148, e. firstname.lastname@example.org. Open daily 7am – 11.30pm.
If you thought Bali life couldn’t get any sweeter, settle in for brunch or lunch at everyone’s favourite French bakery-cum-restaurant in Canggu – one of five locations on the island. Try its oh-so creamy eclairs, shatteringly crisp croissants, velvety salted caramels and freshly baked breads that sit under buttery smashed avocado, gooey eggs or juicy bacon.
Monsieur Spoon, Jl Batu Bolong No 55, Canggu. p. +62 878 6280 8859. Open daily 6.30am – 9pm.
This magic little Canggu eatery is actually housed within a proper Balinese family compound, so you get to soak up some culture while you’re sipping your flat white or slurping down your smoothie bowl – double win! The fare is healthy, hearty and locally sourced, and the list of herbal tea elixirs is a particular highlight, not to mention the homemade cakes and chocolates.
Cafe Vida, Jl Pantai Batu Bolong No. 38A, Canggu, p. +62 81 339 886 864. Open daily 7am – 10.30pm.
Two Trees Eatery
This new little Canggu cafe may be small in size, but it’s already been making big waves in Berawa with its honest, wholesome brunch and lunch food that doesn’t waste time on instagrammable gimmicks or fussy presentations. It’s just the food you want, how you want it. Try the smoothie bowls, the smashed avo and the gooey baked eggs with toasted soldiers for brekkie, and for lunch, you won’t wanna miss the steak sandwich with its generous lashing of chimichurri, caramelised carrot, onion & beetroot relish, smoky harissa aioli and spicy rocket – YUM!
Two Trees Eatery, Jl Pantai Berawa No 99, Canggu, p. +62 361 9077 067. Open daily 7am – 4pm.
Milu by NOOK
Now a household name on the island, the team behind NOOK is continuing to do what they do best with Milu by NOOK – their third pinch-me-cute cafe on the island. Bringing everything we love about NOOK in Umalas and El Passo in Pererenan [like the shabby-chic interiors, delish Asian-Western fusion cuisine and family-friendly vibes and prices] Milu by NOOK is a solid hit in the Berawa ‘hood. Try the Ocean Reef smoothie bowl or eggs benny for brekkie, and the signature burger with a charcoal bun for lunch.
Milu By Nook, Jl Pantai Berawa No 99X, Canggu, p. +62 822 4711 4441. Open daily 8am – 11pm.
Gypsy Kitchen & Bar
A cool and contemporary venue just footsteps from Echo Beach, Gypsy Kitchen & Bar serves some of the tastiest food from famous Canadian chef Robin Filteau-Boucher – alongside super fresh cocktail happy hours!. The kitchen team is dedicated to buying fresh, local produce direct from the people growing or catching it, before turning it into a Gypsy masterpiece. And though they have a gorgeous dinner menu [with our fave being the seafood platter!] we can’t get enough of the colourful brekkie & lunch plates, especially on a Sunday when it’s all about boozy brunching.
Gypsy Kitchen & Bar, Jl Munduk Catu #1, Canggu, p. +62 812 3067 0056. Open daily 8am – 10pm.
BEST FOR VEGANS, VEGGIES & HEALTH NUTS
The Shady Shack
True to its name, you’ll find shady seating areas with a shabby chic vibe at this roadside rice field shack. Veggies rejoice! The whole menu is meat-free and super duper healthy to boot – we love the nori bowl or the onsen eggs, and make sure to check out the raw banoffee cheesecake [to die for!]. Grab a cold coconut, long black or better yet, boost that immune system with a turmeric latte. Nommmm.
The Shady Shack, Jl Tanah Barak No.57, Canggu, p. +62 819 1639 5087. Open daily 7.30am – 10pm.
A totally vegan café and emporium of all things pedal-powered, Peloton has been a roaring success ever since it opened. The menu was created in collaboration with Indonesian/Australian vegan and foodie Lauren Camilleri, and together they’ve totally #nailedit. The fact that this place is a hit with non-vegans just goes to show how good it is – in particular the brekky burrito or the creamy cheesy lasagne… how can something taste so delicious when it’s so good for you? Great food in a laid back atmosphere.
Peloton Supershop, Jl Raya Pantai Berawa, No. 46, Canggu, p. +62 859 5413 1451. Open 7.30am – 10am.
Stylish café and retail spot where you can munch on fresh organic dishes and sharing plates while shopping for cute knik-knaks, homewares, throws, textiles, ceramics and much more. We love the homey vibe – it kinda feels like you’re sitting in the owner’s living room – and the avo on toast is one of the best around.
Quince, Jl Raya Pantai Berawa #51, Berawa, Canggu, p. +62 81 338 522 529. Open Tues – Sun 8am – 2pm.
One of the first to set up shop in Canggu, Betelnut is Canggu’s OG and still packs in the punters at all hours of the day. And with good reason too, the menu is stuffed full of superb, filling and healthy dishes – not to mention the creamiest, fruitiest and juiciest smoothie creations and quality coffees in the hood.
Betelnut, Jl Batu Bolong 60, Canggu, p. +62 82 146 807 233. Open daily 8am – 10pm.
Bowls, bowls, bowls. Smoothie bowls, breakfast bowls, Buddha bowls, salad bowls, poke bowls and signature bowls – you name it, Bali Bowls has it, and they’re nutritious, delicious and packed to the bowly brim, too [we like big bowls and we cannot lie]. From breakfast through to dinner, veggies, vegans and pescetarians alike can fill up on crater-sized signatures like the Blood Orange Buddha Bowl [with turmeric cous cous, pumpkin, edamame, mushroom crisps, orange slices and a tangerine dressing] and our fave, the Berry Snappy poke bowl with red snapper, kale, spinach, mint, coconut milk, cherry tomatoes and mixed berries – yum!
Bali Bowls, Jl Segara Perancak, p. +62 361 3350092. Open daily 7.30am – 10pm.
In The Raw Beachgarden
In The Raw Beachgarden is Canggu’s one-stop-health-shop that’s keeping things real with awesome food, cold pressed juices, tropical vibes and plenty of take-home essentials. As the name suggests, expect only the very best, fresh, organic juices, smoothies, healthy foods and other delicious and original natural goods prepared with love – daily. Pull up a spot in the breezy beach garden restaurant to really get amongst the chilled atmosphere.
In The Raw Beachgarden, Jl Pantai Batu Bolong No.103-107, Canggu, p. +62 81 237 496 861.
Green Ginger Noodle House
As the scrumptious little sister of Ubud’s famed vegetarian restaurant, The Elephant, Green Ginger dishes up a delicious mix of veggie dishes inspired by Thailand and other south-east Asian cuisine – so we’re talking wontons, laksas, Singapore noodles and slippery Vietnamese soups. Yum! Their ethos is to create healthy and delicious food without compromising the planet… not a bad ethos to live by we say! The small space is colourfully cluttered with pots, pans and plant life; you get the picture.
Green Ginger Noodle House, Jl Raya Pantai Berawa, Canggu, p. +62 878 62112729. Open 8am – 10.30pm.
District Canggu is a super cool health food café and co-working space with rice field views that’s proving Canggu really does lead the pack when it comes to forward-thinking, clean-living food philosophies. Natural fitness foods, smoothies and juices provide the positive, healthy, energy-building sustenance needed for the body, mind and soul, while coffee fans will love the superb Indonesian house blend and rotating single origin brews.
Disctrict Canggu, Jl Raya Pantai Berawa no. 9090, Berawa, Canggu, p. +62 87 781 465 060. Open daily 7.30am – 10pm.
BEST FOR DATE NIGHT
If you’re looking for the hottest name on Bali’s wining, dining and cocktailing scene, you’ve come to the right place. Fishbone Local has been giving Canggu’s best restaurants a run for their money since day one of opening, and after feasting on their fresh-from-the-net sustainable fish dishes within the breezy, industrial-chic interiors, we can see why. Come for the pan-seared barramundi with spicy sambal matah, stay for the Gimlet or Cup of Joe cocktail (using Expat. Roasters coffee, no less) and come back again and again for a restaurant that screams international knockout yet maintains that laidback, island vibe. Foodie kudos – tick, tick, tick.
Fishbone Local, Jl Pantai Batu Bolong No. 117X, Canggu, p. +62 361 9342 779, e. email@example.com. Open daily 12pm – late.
This tent-shaped restaurant in Berawa is the nifty work of Exec Chef Jacob Burrell of Atterine Jakarta, and ever since the nylon doors blew open, Parachute has been dishing up casual, refined food that focuses on local produce from Bali’s best farmers. Think wood-fired eggplant, grilled sweetlips fillet and and “flanken-cut” beef short ribs. There’s also a tonic bar with adaptogenic lattes, balancing herbal infusions and medicinal goodies straight from the Parachute garden.
Parachute, Jl Subak Sari, Berawa, Canggu, p. +62 813 3742 3010 e. firstname.lastname@example.org. Open daily 5pm – midnight.
Now with two other locations across Bali (in Seminyak & Uluwatu), this rustic Italian trailblazer serves up delicious comfort food like wood-fired pizzas and proper home made pastas. Expect authentic flavours that are perfectly complemented with a chilled glass of white wine and views of lush green rice fields.
La Baracca, Jl Tanah Barak, Canggu, p. +62 361 471 5283. Open daily 11am – 11pm.
Next-level nori rolls and super-cool sushi plates are top-of-the-bill at this hand-roll bar. Everything is made fresh – there’s no cold nasi, stale seaweed, or questionable sushi train here. Just made-to-order, rolled-right-in-front-of-your-eyes hand rolls with still-warm nasi, shatteringly crisp nori, and oh-so fresh fillings that’ll impress your date inside the industrial-Japanese interiors. And it goes without saying, a Sake or Sapporo tops it all off.
TYGR, Jl Pantai Berawa 999x, Canggu, p. +62 813 5331 7389. Open daily 11am – 11pm.
Boldly sitting on the Batu Bolong strip just a few barefooted steps away from the sand, The Slow is so much more than just an artsy island stay. With gourmet bites, epic cocktails, artisanal interiors and a superstar couple at the wheel, The Slow is one of Canggu’s big-name dining destinations for something totally different. Feast on The Slow’s creamy burrata with a slightly chilled Californian red, then head up to the rooftop for a post-dinner tipple (the cocktails are the best in town) and some magical views over the ‘Gu.
The Slow, Jl Batu Bolong No. 97, p. +62 361 2099 000, e. email@example.com. Open daily 7am – 11pm.
Moana Fish Eatery
A Polynesian restaurant, fresh fish market and smoothie & juice bar all rolled into one, Moana is a must-stop for seafood lovers. Think: Sugarcane juices, poke bowls, sashimi, carpaccio, tartare and BBQ fish done just like they do it in the Aloha islands. You’ll spot it by the growing queue from 7pm, so be sure to call ahead if you don’t wanna keep your date waiting….
Moana Fish Eatery, Jl Pantai Batu Bolong 28, Canggu, p. +62 81 238 158 373. Open daily 11am – 11pm.
One Eyed Jack
Impress your date at this super trendy izakaya style Japanese joint serving up a mix of traditional and modern fusion fare. Kick off with a shochu or sake cocktail and soak up the stylish minimalist ambiance at this intimate dining spot. Psst – the chef is Nobu trained, so expect big things in the food department.
One Eyed Jack, Jl Pantai Berawa C89, Canggu – Berawa, p. +62 819 99291888. Open daily 5pm – 7pm.
The Savage Kitchen
Bold and breezy by day, sultry and savage by night, this health-driven restaurant at the gateway to Canggu describes itself as a wild food concept that revolves around the freshest ingredients Mother Nature provides – and that’s exactly what it delivers. Come for the vegetable-stacked and protein-rich salads for lunch, and stay for the hearty meats and fish for dinner with killer cocktails to match.
The Savage Kitchen, Canggu Plaza, Jl Canggu Club, Canggu, p. +62 819 1641 4541. Open daily 6.30am – midnight.
Hot on the lips of Canggu’s hungriest residents, Indigo is the upscale Japanese restaurant that’s as delicious on the inside as it is stunning on the outside. You might have seen it around town, sitting on the main Berawa strip with a striking wooden structure as its frontage, complete with all best touches from Japanese fine design. On the inside, expect some of the best Japanese cuisine and curated cocktails this island has ever seen – imported Japanese chef included. Your date won’t be disappointed.
Indigo, Jl Pantai Berawa No 2, Canggu, p. +62 819 9888 8018. Open Mon – Sat 12.30pm – 10.30pm
Opera Mongio in Berawa is the first Mediterranean restaurant in Canggu that teeters on fine dining, without the hefty price tag or stuffy atmosphere. You see, this scrummy date night spot isn’t only about pizzas and pastas [though they have those too, and they’re delicious FYI]. They take Mediterranean feasting up a notch with fresh oysters, roasted baby scallops, zuppe di pesce, and our favourite, the tender-to-the-touch octopus that’s drizzled with a slightly citrus tang. And did we mention there are cheese boards, cocktails, and Italian wines, too?
Opera Mongio, Jl Pantai Berawa No 29, Canggu, p. +62 812 3942 9077. Open daily 11.30am – 11.30pm.
No doubt you’ve already spotted Berawa’s outdoor skate bowl that’s seemingly forever teeming with Canggu’s cool kids, sitting casually with a beer in hand as the sound of skateboards career through the streets. Well, wander past the crowds and at the back of this hip hangout you’ll find an artsy, underground restaurant space that serves exceptionally delicious food and impressive cocktails. From the Vietnamese Prawn Salad to the tempeh burger and trio of ceviche, you’ll certainly want to don your best pair of Converse to get a taste of this. And don’t miss the Espresso Martinis either – trust us when we say they knock it out of the [skate] park!
Konkrete, Jl Pantai Berawa No 13, Canggu. Open daily 8am – midnight.
BEST FOR ASIAN EATS
Leroy’s has given Canggu exactly what we’ve always wanted for for oh-so long: great Vietnamese food at a fab price. And it hasn’t disappointed, not in the slightest. This cool Canggu nook is a relaxed, modern eatery that dishes up all of our fave Vietnamese staples (like Pho, Banh Mi and rice paper rolls) in a more modern, downright delicious way – mostly vegan and gluten free, too. Add to that the chill vibes, hip hop beats, intimate antique decor and daily cocktail deals, and we think we might be in love.
Leroy’s, Jl Tanah Barak No.43, Canggu, p. +62 812 3836 8100, e. firstname.lastname@example.org. Open Tues – Sun 5pm – 11pm.
Another hit from The Good Food Brotherhood (following in the successful footsteps of Milk & Madu and Watercress), Ulekan takes the very best of Indonesian home cooking and serves it up with a fine dining angle. From traditional dishes and stylish interiors to delicious drinks & desserts, you won’t want to miss this Canggu treasure.
Ulekan Bali, Jl Tegal Sari 34, Berawa, p. +62 81 339 211 466. Open daily 11am – 10pm.
With its beautiful wooden joglo and garden full of bunny rabbits hopping about, Dandelion is easily the cutest place to eat in Canggu. They serve up authentic Indonesian food that is a cut above your average local warung fare, and we also love the fact your designated waitress/waiter will call you by your first name throughout your meal [it’s the little touches].
Dandelion, Jl Raya Batu Bolong No. 10 Canggu, p. +62 85 794 469 891. Open daily 5pm – 10pm.
Top-notch Thai eats with what we reckon is the coolest name for a restaurant around, this is a great place to bring the squad for a chilled mix’n’match lunch or dinner. From Thai iced coffees, cool young coconuts, pork or tofu larb salads and chicken stir fry dishes you’ll love the authentic Asian flavours.
Bangkok Hustle, Jl Raya Semat No. 17, Canggu. Open daily 3pm-10pm.
Folie Kitchen & Patisserie
At Folie, Asian flavours are given a French-spin courtesy of chef Stephane Simond to create a superb bistro-style menu. With the philosophy of ‘for the love of good food’, you can expect delish dishes, bakery treats and everything in between at this new ‘Gu hotspot.
Folie Kitchen & Patisserie, Jl. Subak Sari 30A, Canggu, Bali, +62 361 934 2025. Open daily 8am – 10pm.
As Canggu’s multifunctional, tropical destination with a cafe, playground, whole foods market and pilates studio all under one roof, the grazing options at The Joglo are as diverse as the crowds that it draws in. But if you want a taste of some of Bali’s best Indonesian staples, stop by for the fresh and colourful Nasi Campur selection from the iconic Made’s Warung. And on a weekend, settle in for the Indonesian Sunday brunch spread. Selamat makan!
The Joglo, Jl Subak Sari 13 No.8, Berawa, Canggu, p. +62 361 9347778. Open daily 8am – 10pm.
BEST FOR WESTERN TREATS
Lacalita Bar y Cocina
Bringing a taste of modern Mexicana to the lanes of Canggu, Lacalita is all about fresh Latino-inspired food in an eye-catching atmosphere. Stuffed full of colourful murals and with ceilings dripping with posies, the insta-ops are endless. Check out their famous jalapeño infused tequila for a fiery mouthful of goodness. Muy picante!
Lacalita, Jl Pantai Batu Bolong No.68, Canggu, p. +62 822 4731 2217. Open daily 9am – midnight.
As hot as its traditional wood fired ovens, Fabbrica has been heating up the pizza competition in the ‘Gu – and we’re gunna go as far to say it’s right up there with the very best in Bali. The pizzas are thin and crispy with a slight charredness, the toppings are generous and loaded with authentic Italian ingredients, and can we just take a moment to appreciate the creamy, almost-explosive burrata? Try the Capricciosa loaded with mushroom, ham, black olives, salami and artichokes, or get the best of everything with a Quattro Stagioni. Just don’t forget that Burrata.
Pizza Fabbrica, Jl Batu Mejan, p. +62 819 9933 0880, e. email@example.com. Open daily 10am – midnight.
Deus Temple of Enthusiasm
Also filed under: “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance”, this is a restaurant, gallery, surf shop, motorbike garage, studio, concert venue and meeting space all rolled into one; oh yes, Deus is all things to all people. The aptly-named ‘Temple of Enthusiasm’ has been rockin’ in the rice fields of Batu Bolong for a few years now and continues to pack ‘em in every day for great bistro-style grub, cold draught beers and a stack of good-times.
Deus Temple of Enthusiasm, Jl Batu Mejan No.8, Canggu, p. +62 811 388 315. Open daily 7am – midnight.
Luigi’s Hot Pizza
After the success of Seminyak’s so-hot-right-now Da Maria, the unstoppable duo of Maurice Terzini and Adrian Reed have joined forces for another hot hit: Luigi’s Hot Pizza. It’s Italo dining in the heart of Canggu, this time with a more affordable, low-fi and non-pretentious twist. The pizzas are still epic, as are the trendy cocktails and party nights.
Luigi’s Hot Pizza, Jl Batu Mejan No2, Canggu, p. +62 361 9077900. Open daily 5pm til midnight.
Another Berawa border must, La Finca is located just around the corner from La Laguna. Their rustic Mediterranean dishes, drinks and atmosphere let you escape normal Bali life for a few hours. And, with their Paella and Sangria Sundays, you can end your weekend on a Spanish high with a jug (or three) of the good stuff and paella until the prawns come home.
La Finca, Jalan Subak Sari #77, Banjar Tegal Gundul, Canggu, p. +62 (0)361 210 5080. Open daily 5pm – 11pm.
BEST FOR BEACH & POOL VIBES
From the same family as Laguna, Favela, Sicilia and Plancha, La Brisa is the latest quirky-yet-cool destination from the “La” family, and the coolest boho-beanbag beach club on Echo Beach in Canggu. Best enjoyed sans sandals and with a long drink in hand, La Brisa is a bohemian hub of rustic Spanish cooking, delish cocktails, swaying palm trees and a hot soundtrack to top it all off.
La Brisa, Jl Pantai Batu Mejan Gg. La Brisa, Echo Beach, Canggu, p. +62 81 139 466 66. Open daily 11am – midnight.
COMO Beach Club
Follow Canggu’s A-listers and eco-conscious luxury lovers and you’ll find COMO Beach Club at COMO Uma Canggu – one of the first five-star destinations to open in the ‘Gu. A fabulous beachfront spot for wining, dining and sunshine soaking, expect the freshest, regionally sourced ingredients creatively used in spectacular dishes (exactly what the COMO brand is known for). Come for the breezy, beachy vibes, and stay for the best Eggs Benedict around.
COMO Beach Club at COMO Uma Canggu, Jl Pantai Batu Mejan, Echo Beach, Canggu, p. +62 361 302 2228 e. firstname.lastname@example.org
Finns Beach Club
Absolute oceanfront looking directly over the famous waves of Berawa, Finns Beach Club is the quintessential bamboo beach hangout. Laze and graze away a day on the single and double day beds, or swim in the stunning 30metre pool with a cool cocktail or three before setting up for the sundowner show.
Finns Beach Club, Jl Pantai Berawa, Canggu, p. +62 361 844 6327 / +62 361 844 6328. Open daily from 8am.
Panama Kitchen & Pool
Bringing back the vibes of a good ol’ summer barbecue, Panama Kitchen & Pool in Berawa is all about 60s cultures, tropical designs and a touch of art deco. This poolside hangout serves homemade comfort food and signature cocktails (and naturally, epic happy hour deals to boot) all of which are specifically crafted to suit an afternoon of sunning and sipping on the stripy deckchairs. Cheers!
Panama Kitchen & Pool, Jl Pantai Berawa No.13, Canggu, p. +62 899 015 6666. Open daily 8am – 11pm.
The ultimate surfie hangout in Canggu, everyone knows this is the place to be for chilled out daytime grazing and some of the best party nights north of Seminyak. Relaxed beachy-type fare is the order of the day – think fish & chips, barbecued seafood and burgers – and they do a pretty mean frozen margarita if you need a break from the Binny’s.
Old Man’s, Jl Batu Bolong, Canggu, p. +62 361 8469 158. Open daily from 7am – 1am.
With it’s retro Miami pool club look, Cabina is an Instagrammer’s dream; awash with pale pinks and that perfect turquoise pool, every angle’s a good one. Food-wise, poolside grazing [cocktail in hand, natch] is the order of the day, with a party vibe kicking in once the sun goes down.
Cabina Bali, Gang Daksina, Batu Belig, Canggu – Seminyak, p. +62 361 474 0989. Open daily 9am – 9pm.
Happy munching Honeys!
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