If you’ve been to Bali, you would know that there are plenty of popular eateries and cafes (ahem, Potato Head anyone?) worth visiting. However, if you want to get away from the crowds, these hidden cafes are your best bet.
The Australian Cafe boasts a chic, homey setting: geometric floor tiles, plush booth seats and outdoor bar counters made of marble. On the menu are healthy breakfast items that make taking food shots extremely mandatory (think acai berry bowls with edible flowers and the oh so Instagramable avocado toasts).
Jalan Kayu Cendana No. 7 Seminyak, Kerobokan
2. The Fat Turtle
Just about everyone heads here for their red velvet pancakes and red velvet lattes. But some will head there for the beat seats in the house to take a photo against the brick wall mural.
Jalan Petitenget No. 886A, Seminyak
3. Motel Mexicola
Want a place that dishes out heap of feel-good vibes? This is thebest place to head to. Colourful clashing prints, drawings and painting adorn the walls and floors, and there’s a great outdoor terrace to enjoy drinks at from sundown. Fans of Mexican nosh won’t be disappointed, too. There’s an extensive menu covering everything from nibbles to substantial mains.
Jalan Kayu Jati No. 9x Petitenget
4. Grocer and Grind
Its bright and airy interior makes this bakery-cafe a cheery mid-afternoon pit stop. Everything here, from the pastries to the greens are made in-house. And while the break menu comprises standard cafe fare – poached eggs, salads and bircher muesli – we like the lunch and dinner menus for more hearty offerings, from pad thai to rib eye steaks.
Jalan Kayu Jati, No. 3X Petitenget
What sets Souq apart from the crowd is that it’s part cafe, part hip lifestyle store. The are a slew of organic plates to partake of and coffee beans come from notable Australian coffee roasters Toby’s Estate. So, expect to get a good shot of caffeine here. Post-meal, pick up beachwear, homewares and other useful knick knacks (no cheap souvenirs or trinkets here though).
Jalan Basangkasa, No.10 Seminyak
This four-year-old establishment takes its food and decor seriously. You see it in their farm to fork philosophy, where whatever you consume is produced at their organic farm in Kintamani, Bali. It’s also evident from the Parisian chic vibe they’re constructed from the raw concrete tables to the monochrome flooring and cosy alfresco dining area.
Jalan Petitenget No.40, Seminyak
Text: Isabel Ong/Female