Nowadays, we travel because we want to explore and discover new things. Whether it be learning a new language or learning about a country’s history, travelling allows us to learn so many different things. We learn so much from the different cultures around the world. Not only do we become open-minded but we also become aware how our lives are all intertwined and how we affect each other’s lives. Travelling isn’t only for fun but it’s also a learning process.
As a blogger and photographer, I always seek the beauty in everything. This is my third time going to Bali, Indonesia and I just realized that I already visited a lot of cafés and restaurants here, mostly around Seminyak, Canggu and Ubud.
Majority of the restaurants that I visited have pastel-colored themes and a ton of wall art with chill music vibes. Some of the places have an outdoor pool which makes the place have a very Bali vibe. All the dishes that they serve are seriously so delicious. Some are a bit on the pricey side but some are relatively cheap but I can assure you that your taste buds will surely be happy!
So for the main content of this post, I’m gonna share with you my list of highly recommended instagrammable cafes/restaurants here in Bali, Indonesia!
- Watercress Cafe
From the creative purveyors of The Good Food Brotherhood, the story starts with two longtime friends Pablo Fourcard and Jordie Strybos growing up together in Byron Bay and each collecting their own rewarding experiences in food and life. Dreaming of bringing Australian cafe style and sharing their love for good food and healthy eating, they created Watercress. Ingredients are chosen with utmost care, sustainably sourced and everything in the kitchen made with a lot of love.
More facts at ( http://www.watercressbali.com )
Located: 21a Jl Batu Belig Kerobokan, Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361 Indonesia
Days & Hours: Mon to Sun 7:30am to 10:00pm
2. Panama Kitchen & Pool
Established in 2016, Panama is the destination for those who want to experience “Libur Musim Panas”. Located in an authentic neighborhood of Canggu inspired by 60’s cultures, tropical designs, also a touch of art deco, Panama serves homemade comfort food and our signature cocktails that are perfectly crafted for you while sunbathing or even just chilling by the pool. We love everyone genuinely, and that certainly makes guests feel welcome, and regulars feel right at home.
More at ( http://m.sunofpanama.com )
Located: 13th Berawa Beach, Canggu, Bali Indonesia
Days & Hours: Mon – Sun 7:00am to 10:00pm
3. Kynd Community
KYND community is a plant-based cafe in Seminyak, Bali Indonesia. We created KYND to show you just how good plant-based food really tastes. Who ever said veggies had to be boring?! Let’s be real we all need a little more of them in our life. By living a plant–based lifestyle you will not only make a positive impact on the planet but you will age slower, have way more energy and look even better naked.
More facts at ( https://www.kyndcommunity.com )
Located: Jalan Raya Petitenget No12x
Petitenget, Bali Indonesia
Days & Hours: Mon to Sun 6:00am to 4:00pm
4. Da Maria Bali
Da Maria is a modern Italian restaurant in the Osteria style and is the brainchild of Australian Restaurateur, Maurice Terzini. With stunning interiors by Roman architects Lazzarini Pickering, Da Maria highlights the diversity of Italian food, wine, music, fashion, art and friends, with more than a little Capri in the heart of Seminyak.
More facts at ( http://damariabali.com )
Located: Jl Petitenget No. 170 Badung, Bali
Days & Hours: Mon to Sun
Lunch – 12:00PM – 3:00PM
Dinner – 5:00PM – 10:00PM
Late night Pizza & Disco – 10.00PM – 2:00AM
From great music to an amazing ambiance, this new restaurant with a bar and pool is one of the must-see restaurants in the island. If you’re looking for plain pink walls and some blues in your feed, this place is not just a place for you to relax but it’s also a good place to take photographs.
Located: Gang Daksina, Batu Belig, Kerobokan, Badung, Bali, Indonesia 80361
Days & Hours: Mon to Sun 9am to 11pm
Motel Mexicola is a colourful and quirky Mexican bar and restaurant down Jalan Kayujati. It’s just a minutes’ walk from La Lucciola and Petitenget temple, and a stone’s throw from Sense Hotel Seminyak. Visitors from Sydney may be familiar with this partnership between The Bucket List and Rojo Rocket, who serve a range of tostadas, tacos and ceviche created by Veracruzian Chef Alejandro Urbina. The tasty morsels and modern takes on traditional Mexican fare are accompanied by a drinks list featuring tequilas, margaritas and Cuba libres, that can be enjoyed al fresco. In addition, Mexicola hosts regular house parties with live Latin music that will transport you ‘south of the border’.
More facts at ( http://www.bali-indonesia.com/magazine/motel-mexicola.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001 )
Located : Jalan Kayu Jati No. 9X, Seminyak, Kuta Utara, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indon
Days & Hours : Mon to Sun 11am to 1am
Sitting on the foreshore of the hip Canggu beach The Lawn has quickly become a favorite haunt for locals, expats and visitors alike. Soak up the midday sun, lounge by the pool, enjoy a dusk cocktail or an after dark dinner with friends,
The Lawn will satisfy every want and need.
More facts at ( http://thelawncanggu.com )
Located : Kuta Utara, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia
Days & Hours : Mon to Sun 11am to 11pm
Here in Bali, Cosmic Diner brings that “all American diner” feel to Sunset Road, with decor that consists of authentic diner memorabilia. For those longing for a juicy cheeseburger smacked between the fluffiest bun, tasty nachos, or finger licking good chicken wings with Buffalo sauce, can just make their way there. With the nuances of New York City in the sixties, Cosmic is unique and compelling with its decoration. Choices of the diner’s burgers are favourites among the patrons, and the breakfast selections are filled with tastiness.
More facts at ( http://nowbali.co.id/cosmic-diner-60s-new-york-city-sunset-road/ )
Located : Corner of Jalan Sunset Road and Jalan Dewi Sri Bali, Indonesia
Days & Hours : Mon to Sun 10am to 11:30pm
9.Folie Kitchen & Pâtisserie
We are ready to welcome you at FOLIE. As we write this, the vivid murals of flowers and birds that splash our wall are drying out nicely, while the wooden chairs and tables are being placed carefully to ensure your comfort and privacy. The kitchen staffs are cooking up something heavenly with butter and garlic. Our pretty waiters, bartender and witty barista are saying their hellos because they are very excited to meet you soon. Even our parking man is more than ready to park your cars and bikes in the spacious designated lot in front of our restaurant.
Until then, remember to book a table with us, take care, and live your life a la Folie!
From Folie Bali
More facts at ( http://foliebali.com and https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g311298-d12624276-Reviews-Folie_Kitchen_Patisserie-Canggu_Bali.html )
Located : JI, Subak Sari No. 30A Canggu 80361 Bali, Indonesia
Days & Hours : Tues to Sat 8am to 10pm
Sunday 8am to 3pm
10.Sea Vu Play
The weird, wonderful world of Sea Vu Play brings fun with a nautical theme to seminyak restaurants. With more than a nod to maritime traditions, pirate folklore and tales of the sea are the inspiration for this fun filled venue; the perfect place to eat, drink, be merry and enjoy nightlife in Bali.
More facts at ( https://www.seavuplaybali.com )
Located : Jalan Patitenget, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung Bali, Indonesia
Days & Hours : Mon to Sun 11am to 1am
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Portraits of me shot by @LissaKahayon
All photographs taken using Fujifilm XT-20 and Iphone 7 Plus
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