No longer are the world's foodies bee-lining towards London & Paris for the best bites around. They're making a stop in Canggu - Bali's boho capital with everything from gourmet Japanese 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.
BEST FOR DAYTIME GRAZING
Milk & Madu
Everyone loves this absolute jewel of a café on the quiet road to sleepy Berawa, and for good reason. With its 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, 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, and an adorable outdoor playground for the kiddos.
Milk & Madu, Jl Pantai Berawa #52, Canggu, p. +62 851 0278 1872. Open daily 7am – 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. What’s more, 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. YUM.
The Loft, Jl Batu Bolong No. 50, Canggu, p. +62 361 973 310, e. email@example.com.
This rad, hipster coffee joint is always buzzing with Canggu’s coolest – a sure fire sign that this one’s a winner when there’s a queue out the door. 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
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.
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, a killer poke bowl and terrific coffee.
Nude, Jl Raya Pantai Berawa 33, p. +62 85 238 214 003. Open daily 7.30am – 10pm.
Coffee & Coconuts
Coffee & Coconuts caught our attention when we heard they serve the best buttery-soft avocado on toast in town. Well, the rumours are true, and this breezy, tropical spot (laced in palm, bamboo and swathes of sunlight) comes to Bali direct from Amsterdam. As for the rest of the menu, 99% of the ingredients are locally-sourced and make use of the island’s artisanal producers. Expect farm-to-table creations like babi guling Scotch eggs, sloppy fries with a goat rendang ragu, spiced pumpkin tacos and bountiful salad bowls packed full of veggies, dressings and even soft shell crab.
Coffee & Coconuts, Jl Nelayan, Canggu, p. +62 821-4506-9378, e. email@example.com. Open daily, 6.30am – 11pm.
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.
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, a post-surf feed and all-day people watching.
Ruko Café, Jl Pantai Berawa 99, Canggu, p. +62 81 239 673 077. Open daily 7.30am – 4pm.
Two things we’d cross oceans for? Japanese food, and a great brunch. Well, thanks to Musubi, we only have to cross a coupla rice fields to get our fix. From the same peeps that brought us Seminyak’s Rayjin Teppanyaki, Kajin Sushi Bar and Dahana Restaurant, the chef here 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. Open daily 9am – 4pm.
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.
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 little Canggu cafe may be small in size, but it’s 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. 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.
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. All thumbs up from us!
Peloton Supershop, Jl Raya Pantai Berawa, No. 46, Canggu, p. +62 859 5413 1451. Open 7.30am – 10am.
I Am Vegan Babe
A boundary-pushing, plant-based game-changer, I Am Vegan Babe is so much more than “just” a vegan cafe. There are BLTs stuffed with vegan fried eggs, creamy vegannaise and you-won’t-believe-it’s-not-bacon fake-on. There’s also chunky sandwiches that are impossibly cheesy (the kind that sticks to the roof of your mouth and melts into a delicious gooiness) and burgers that are so big, so juicy and so gluttonous, you could almost call them beefy. The enormous Hawaiian burger is our top pick – not to mention the glass-cabinet of vegan cakes, taking centre stage within the cafes tropi-chic interiors.
I Am Vegan Babe, Jl Tanah Barak No. 49, Canggu. Open daily, 7am – 5pm.
Bringing real, home-cooked, Middle Eastern cuisine to Canggu, Falafel Temple answers all of your pita prayers. Inspired by the flavours of Morocco, Turkey, and Egypt, expect traditional spices, fresh local ingredients and plenty of shisha, with some of the most generous (read: deliciously enormous!) mezze plates we’ve ever seen.
Falafel Temple, Jl Pantai Berawa No. 34, Canggu, p. +62 811 396 7979, e. email@example.com. Open daily 10am – 10pm.
A cafe with a cause, GIVE dishes up wholly vegan Indonesian food Nasi Campur style – just like your favourite warung, but with a plant-based twist. We’re talking meat-less chicken and pork, heaps of veggies and cruelty-free sauces and sambals. But that’s not all. GIVE donates 100% of its profits to charity. That means that your “cheeken” satay could save a puppy’s life. Or your Nasi Goreng Special (with a vegan fried egg) could help build recycling facilities in local villages. Whatever you choose, it’s 100% vegan, 100% not for profit, and 1000% delicious.
GIVE Cafe, Jl Padang Linjong No.85, Canggu, p. +62 818 0566 4720. Open daily 11am – 8pm.
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.
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.
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.
Stylish café and retail spot where you can munch on fresh organic dishes and sharing plates while shopping for cute knick-knacks, 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.
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, with fresh-from-the-net sustainable fish dishes within breezy, industrial-chic interiors. 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 this international knockout that maintains a laidback, island vibe.
Fishbone Local, Jl Pantai Batu Bolong No. 117X, Canggu, p. +62 361 9342 779, e. firstname.lastname@example.org. Open daily 12pm – late.
From the same peeps who blew our minds with Fishbone Local, MASON. takes a different approach to its fish-focussed flagship. Here, it’s all about top quality meats, cheeses, dips and veggies done right – homemade and served simply to let the flavours really shine. True to their form, MASON. also slings superb cocktails in a super cool atmo. Graze your way through the share starters to get a taste of everything (the house-made halloumi and divine smoked tuna dip are must-trys) then tuck into a wood-fired barramundi or barbecued ribeye.
MASON Bali, Jl Batu Bolong No. 83, Canggu, e. email@example.com. Open daily, 6pm – midnight.
Ji Terrace By The Sea
Asian-fusion bites, boho-chic 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. This breezy and beautiful rooftop spot is crammed full of cultural flourishes, colourful design touches, and of course, some of the best Asian fusion food on the island. 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. You’ll also want to sip on the smokin’ Coco Sexo (inspired by the volcanoes of Indonesia) and – our favourite – the Gin & Tea with Javanese tea and herb-infused gin.
Ji Terrace by the Sea, Jl Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu Beach, p. +62 361 473 1701 / +62 81 239 652 695, e. firstname.lastname@example.org
A goddamn delicious fusion of Cali-Mex munch, Two Fingers ain’t your average Mexican joint. They had us at hola with their street-style tacos, girthy burritos and corn finger snack stacks, served up in a share-style menu with puddles of jalepeño infused tequila to wash it all down. This new date night fave is from the Nude, Kembali & Front Cafe team, so you know you’ll be in good hands here… two thumbs up for Two Fingers.
Two Fingers, Jl Pantai Berawa, No.101A, Berawa – Canggu, e. email@example.com. Open daily 5pm – midnight.
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.
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 by a chilled glass of wine and views of lush green rice fields. Bonus points for their vegan cheese that tastes just like the real deal.
La Baracca, Jl Tanah Barak, Canggu, p. +62 361 471 5283. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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. email@example.com. Open daily 5pm – 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.
Set within the ever-expanding Tamora Gallery, Ink Bali dishes up Japanese comfort food in the heart of the Berawa ‘hood. An umami explosion of all things “oishi”, there’s colourful fusion sushi, sticky Karaage chicken, ooey-gooey pork belly and alllll the buttery gyoza. And to really settle into Japan’s comfort cuisine (it’s quite easy) there’s plenty of cocktails here too, equally Japanese-y and doubly delicious.
Ink Bali at Tamora Gallery, Jl Pantai Berawa No.99, Canggu, e. email@example.com. Open daily.
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.
Doing what others haven’t dared, Missibu jazzes up Indonesian classics to scrumptious, gourmet standards. We’re talking bright bowls of Nasi Goreng without the nasties (MSG & palm oil, we’re looking at you) and everyone’s fave Rendang uses imported prime beef, no less. But it’s not only the local loves that Missibu does best. This Melbourne-esque melting pot also slings epic coffee, big smoothie bowls and even a cast of handcrafted cocktails for when brunch turns to lunch and lunch turns to a night out on the Berawa town.
Missibu Bali, Tamora Gallery, Jl Pantai Berawa No.99, Canggu, p. +62 812 4943 1313. Open daily 8am – 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.
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.
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, and if you stray outta the ‘Gu, the Laca group have two more of our fave Mexicans in Ubud and Seminyak too. 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-molten 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
A Spanish-Mexican fusion feaster, La Bandida is all about loaded tacos, big burgers and the kind of #foodporn you might only dream about on one helluva hangover (we’re looking at you, hand-cut fries muddled with lashings of Serrano ham and gooey eggs). Leading the charge here is the finger food – try the Cochinita Pibil tacos stuffed with achiote marinated pulled pork, grilled pineapple and a spicy Chipotle mayo. Or the Los Pepes burger made with Paprika crumbed chicken, coleslaw, guac and salsa. And psst! Every night it’s 2 for 1 cocktails from 5.30pm – 8pm – si gracias!
La Bandida, Jl Tanah Barak No.6, Canggu, p. +62 821 4547 4530. Open daily 5.30pm – 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.
Saganaki, tzatziki, baklava, and Moussaka. You’ll find all the Big Fat Greek foodie names at Santorini on Echo Beach. The authenticity here is thanks to the founders – a Greek family whose age-old recipes bring us the real deal. The pastitsio is baked until creamy, the gyros are made-to-order with the best olive oil around, and the Moussaka is as traditional as they come, with layer-upon-layer of eggplant, potato, beef and béchamel – wrapped up in splashes of blue and white interiors that are oh-so-Santorini.
Santorini Greek Restaurant Bali, Jl Batu Mejan, Echo Beach, Canggu, e. email@example.com. Open daily 8am – 11pm.
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. +62 361 210 5080. Open daily 5pm – 11pm.
Wild, wacky and perfect for a cocktail-fuelled night out, Fat Mermaid serves a modern mishmash of East meets West, with dishes like avo on toast for brekkie, penne pasta for lunch and Surf n Turf for dinner. Just a few fin flicks from the ocean, you’ll struggle to miss this coastal spot. Standing two storeys tall and decked out in vibrant, tropical interiors with a botanical wall as the centrepiece, Fat Mermaid is big, bold and full of surprises.
Fat Mermaid, Jl Nelayan No.33, Canggu, p. +62 361 9067001, e. firstname.lastname@example.org. Open daily 7am – 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. email@example.com.
Finns Beach Club & Finns VIP
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. Want to up the lounging luxe factor? Head next door to Finns VIP Beach Club and be treated like the celeb that you are!
Finns Beach Club, Jl Pantai Berawa, Canggu, p. +62 361 844 6327 / +62 361 844 6328. Open daily from 8am.
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.
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.
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.
Happy munching Honeys!
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