5 of the hottest specialty eateries in Bali right now!
Food's getting fancier every day! Here's some new concepts popping up on the island
Bali really has a little bit of everything on offer for the avid explorer, at just a stone’s throw away from your resort. Yes, days spent lounging poolside are a must, but with everything from temples and hidden beaches to the lush jungle and volcano hikes at your doorstep, there’s no excuse not to splice this pastime with a few expeditions to experience what else is on offer. Here are 4 of our favourite day trips on the Island of the Gods:
Peleton Supershop, Berawa
Did someone say plant-based heaven? Yes, stepping into Peloton is a vegan’s dream, but its delightful and varied menu makes it a favourite with everyone. Popular for an array of larger than life (and tastier too) salad bowls that will definitely fill you up, wicked smoothie bowls (look out for the blue bowl created in collaboration with Instagram sensation @elsas_wholesomelife), and vegan versions of everything from hot dogs and burgers, to “tricken schnitzel” and chocolate thick shakes complete with coconut whipped cream!
Coffee Cartel, Seminyak
Situated conveniently in the fashionable Petitenget area of Seminyak, Coffee Cartel is the ultimate boutique coffee experience. Step inside to find a unique space where traditional Mexican aesthetics blend seamlessly with Balinese café culture, in a sweet yet edgy mix of their signature pink hue (with a beetroot latte to match), potted cacti, gold cutlery, flower-adorned marble tables and vintage wall art. If you want the perfect brew, this is the café stop off for you.
Mad Pops, Canggu + Seminyak
This hip artisan ice-creamery welcomes sweet-toothed patrons with a neon sign aptly quoting Vanilla Ice, “Ice, ice baby.” And ice in all its most delicious forms is exactly what you’ll find in their pretty pastel and white parlours which serve up 100% dairy free ice creams and soft serves made from a coconut milk base. A quick stalk of their Instagram (@madpopsbali) invites you into a colourful world with desserts that look almost too good to be true, which is why you’ll have to get yourself to one of their two locations and confirm that the vegan ice cream dream is well and truly alive in Bali.
The Avocado Factory, Canggu
After the concept of avocado-based eateries went wild in the Netherlands and America, a team of young Italian entrepreneurs were inspired, along with their love for the humble avocado, to open Bali’s first avocado specialty café and restaurant in the heart of Canggu. Situated next to a rice field, the stylish and light-filled space serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner, with all dishes on the menu based around the star ingredient: avocado.
From smoothie bowls, gourmet avocado toasts, salads and burgers, to the night time fusion tapas offering, a visit to The Avocado Factory is sure to let you experience avocado in new and innovative ways that will have your taste buds singing its praises.
Matcha Café, Berawa
Matcha (traditional Japanese-style powdered green tea) has become a superfood sensation around the world, attributed to its distinctly earthy flavour and many health benefits, such as being anti-ageing (hello, antioxidants!) and supporting healthy metabolism.
Now the matcha-themed café, a craze heralding from New York, has made its way to Bali, with Berawa’s Matcha Café serving up matcha lattes, matcha cheesecakes, matcha pancakes, matcha burgers, matcha smoothie bowls, matcha gnocchi… actually, just about matcha everything! Using ceremonial grade matcha powder, this spot will get the approval from even the most discerning matcha fans.