I know it’s been a while but life sometimes if full of glitches that give you a lot of thoughts, people let you down, work overwhelm you an so on… but now here we go again, new website, new contents, new stories, new pictures!
New memories too, Bali is far but not its memories, and now that many of you are probably going to be there for the summer holidays I’ll be happy to share some suggestions to enjoy the local cuisine in Canggu, probably the best place where can stay!
I tried many places, and the list is a compromise between the fancy and the super traditional ones. The important thing to remember is that all the places that I’m going to mention are all characterized by healthy, fresh and tasty food, by incredibly cheap prices, from 25k and 110k Rp. (1,60€-7€) and of course by an amazingly kind and polite staff, always ready to give you a great smile changing your day or making it way better than it was!
I love surf so my favorite daily destination was Batu Bolong Beach and on Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong you can find really several amazing places like:
Crate Cafe (Lifescrate)
On the left of Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong, in Jl. Canggu Padang Linjong there’s probably the most the most popular place in Canggu, crowded from 6am to 4pm. Same price (45 or 55k Rp.) for every beautiful and incredibly tasty course from breakfast bowls, salads, breakkies, tosties, smoothies, chia bowls. Yes I said beautiful because their dishes are exactly like this, and the Crate Cafe is also the most instagrammable place in the world!
Super cute cafe in the beginning of Pantai Batu Bolong Street, many different options among sweet brekkie, salads, burgers, pasta, veggie and vegetarian options as you can check on the manu directly from the website . This place is incredible also because if you are a fitness lover, here you can create your meal plan and also have nutrition consultation and of course many healthy options speaking about smoothies and juices. Here you can’t miss the Mega Chicken Salad, one the most both delicious and healthiest thing than I have ever tried. Just remember to be patient, nobody here is in a rush!
A lot of green is welcoming you here and protecting you from the traffic of this crowded road. Great place for smoothies and a really good coffee. Speaking about instagrammable places, also Cafe Organic has an amazing Instagram page! So if you are looking for a relaxing breakfast before to start your day this place is strongly recommended.
One of my favorite cafe, probably my favorite in Canggu! The Betelnut Cafe offers the best choices before you morning surfing session and also the afternoon one, with a fulfilling breakfast with eggs, rice, tofu, beans and steamed vegetables and incredible smoothies after lunch, the best one is for sure the Power Smoothie with milk, banana, honey, peanut butter and almonds, the thickest and most delicious thing ever!
The first Bali avocado bar, if you like avocado you can’t miss this small cute place, on Jl.Tanah Barak, where to enjoy avocado in several, amazing, tasty ways. Bit more expensive compared to the other places that I mentioned but totally worth it because in every course there’s a lot of work, fantasy and love! The Avocado Factory will let you think about this fruit from a totally different perspective!
Moving bit far from the main road to Batu Bolong Beach there are other nice authentic places where you can feel real balinese vibes:
Far from any crowd, in a small village called Tumbakbayuh, you can find the best nasi goreng of the area. Cozy and quiet place frequented mainly by locals, with crazy cheap prices and incredible kindness. Take your scooter for the ride that let you feel how real Indonesia tastes!
Warung Java Banyuwangi Echo
Along Jl. Raya Canggu there’s the best and most classical warung on the road. Here you can custom you dish or your take away meal with rice or noodles or both as a base and then you can add everything, preferably fried! Shrimps, prawns, squid, soya, tofu, peanuts, potatoes, vegetables, with 1,5, maximum 2€ you can eat till you are stuffed!
Yes we are in Bali and yes we are in Indonesia, but if you want a taste of Thailand you can’t miss the Deli kitchen! The owner’s wife is Thai and here you can try the best pad thai in Canggu and obviously many other Thai and Indonesian courses, everything going with an incredible kindness that makes you feel home immediately!
If you are coming back from Panatai Pererenan after an amazing sunset you have to stop along Jl. Pantai Pererenan to enjoy a great dinner at Born Bright based on gorgeous hamburgers, with fish, vegetarian and vegan options, tasty salads and other courses with fresh and organic ingredients. Perfect place also for breakfast and breaks along the day before your surf session!
Coming back from a day in Seseh Beach this place is perfect to try street food with exotic vibes, I mean not properly Indonesian! On Jl. By Pass Tanah Lot Sizzle Wraps offers an amazing Mexican option going with the freshness of the local food and obviously the smiles of the staff. As soon as you seat down the guys there offer you crazy good and tasty chips with their home made sauces that you can enjoy while they are cooking in front of of you. Super recommended!
Well obviously this one is just a small selection of places that I liked more among the ones I had the time to try, my memories are right there with all the sunsets and the good vibes that the magic island has to offer, and writing this article I can’t deny that a huge nostalgia embraced me all the time! In Bali there are obviously many more places to try, to explore and enjoy, where healthy, fresh and tasty food are among the main and best guarantees that this place has to offer all year long!
So what are you waiting for? Book your flight and enjoy!