We give you a list of the best cafes and restaurants. in the Canggu area where you can satisfy your cravings for good food.
A lot has changed in Bali over the last few years. One of the most noticeable changes being the displacement of the population, in terms of nightlife and vibrancy, from the area of Kuta/Legian to the Canggu area.
This former surf village is located on the southwest coast of Bali and is surrounded by terraced rice paddies. Canggu has always been known for its beaches such as Batu Bolong and Echo Beach, which are very popular among surfers and can become quite crowded at times. More recently, Canggu has undergone a real renaissance, with a major influx of restaurants, appealing cafes and upscale lodgings.
Our Pick of Bali’s Best Cafes and Restaurants in Canggu Area
So we’ve decided to write a food guide on some of the most delicious cafes and restaurants in the Canggu area, particularly in Pererenan (a relaxed neighbourhood with plenty of Balinese houses, Hindu temples and private villas), Batu Bolong (an eclectic neighbourhood like no other in Bali, that has developed around the beach that shares its name), and Berawa (the most fashionable part of Canggu with its restaurants, cafes, shopping centres and beach clubs that draw people from all over the world).
So, let’s look at the fine print!
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This paradise of gluttons will make you taste flavours and sensations in a whole new way!
Brunch Club Bali started with the simple intention of uniting everyone in a fun and friendly atmosphere for an enjoyable meal meant for everyone. The venue is open and breezy where diners can sit underneath the huge mango tree while enjoying their delicious meal. Later this year the second floor will be opened with epic views over Pererenan….we can’t wait!
Enjoy brunch with more than 20 sweet and savoury specialties is served each morning. Fresh pastries and croissants, paired with a cappuccino or juice, will make you feel like a real Parisian. The chia pudding, delicious frozen bowls enriched with granola, bagels, and eggs served in an array of styles will get your day started off right!
The signature dish of Brunch Club, that completely reinterprets the rules, giving life to an unconventional meal, is the Porncake! Two or three stacks of pure, fluffy pleasure that has the ability to win over any palate thanks to its exquisite mouth-watering flavour. These exceptional pancakes can be served with sweet toppings like crumbled biscuit, ice cream, brownie chunks, honey, and dark chocolate or with savoury toppings like crispy bacon, whipped butter and cream cheese!
Honey is sweet, natural, tasty, and unique! Here you will find dishes that will amaze any palate. Every now and again, it feels great to allow yourself a few moments of sweetness, whether you’re having lunch or evening meal with your family or friends.
The Banana Bread Sandwich is simply to die for, as well as a delicious toast with peach, ricotta cheese and honey. The beauty of this place is that while it offers a selection of creative dishes, you will also find great classic Mediterranean cuisine such as toasts with hummus, feta, shallots, fresh herbs, olive oil and lime… simply delicious!
If you love home-style cooking and friendly hospitality, Zali from Beirut is going to be right up your alley. Not only does Zali bring the taste of Beirtut to Perenanan, but it also brings the renowned characteristics of the Lebanese culture and traditions: the kindness, generosity and the food sharing!
The venue itself is chic with blue and white features and wooden furnishing, with relaxing vibes that make you want to linger longer. Sharing a good homemade meal around the table, in a tastefully decorated venue where you feel comfort from every corner, is the experience you can expect when dining at Zali.
This unique dining concept is definitely something you need to book ahead for! Sa’Mesa is an Italian Family Style dining experience, where all guests sit together on big shared tables and enjoy the evening’s surprise menu!
The food and ambience of Sa’Mesa is like nothing else in Bali, this is a dinner where you will meet new friends (or enjoy a private space if you are visiting with a big group!).
There is a reason it has been nominated for “Most Innovative Dining” by World Luxury Restaurant Awards, and as one of 7 Restaurant for “Best Restaurant Indonesia” by World Culinary Awards.
This is not your normal dining experience, it is one of those nights that you will never forget (or if you over indulge in the free flow limoncello…perhaps barely remember!). It’s not your average night at Sa’Mesa but you can expect exceptional food and fun times!
Just off the hustle and bustle of Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, you’ll find Village Green Cafe Restaurant Bar in the beautiful Gang Nyepi.
Village Green is from the same team as the very popular Corner House restaurant in Seminyak. This beautiful two story restaurant is light and breezy with gorgeous pops of colour.
There is something on the menu for everyone here, and the menu has a focus on freshness and flavour.
From salads, to burgers, to juicy steaks, no one is leaving Village Green hungry that’s for sure, if you’ve visited their sister venue, then you’ll know the portion sizes are huge!
It’s not just the food that will lure you in at Village Green, the drinks are stars of the show too. From their skilled baristas preparing your daily caffeine fix, to their mixologist shaking, stirring and blending your favourite smoothies, juices and cocktails, to their promise of the coldest beers on the Island.
At night time you’ll be getting into the groove with their resident DJs providing the tunes too…Village Green gives you plenty of reasons to visit.
Serving Middle Eastern inspired flavours with a bang, Peachy is the ideal location to hang out with friends and family over a delicious meal and refreshing drinks.
Set over three floors, their dreamy restaurant oozes funky 70s vibes and is the perfect place to relax and escape from busy Bali life.
Located in the iconic Canggu shortcut, Peachy offers a wide range of tempting dishes designed around the concept of sharing plates and inspired by their love of Mediterranean flavours.
Sip on delicately hand crafted cocktails and take in the iconic surrounding rice field views as you choose from their specially selected dishes.
We love their freshly baked thyme and rosemary focaccia, and succulent beef Kofta served with a side of aioli fries.
And if you don’t feel like sharing, there is also a variety of delectable individual dishes on offer, such as the slow cooked lamb shoulder served with Tabbouleh, Muhammara and flatbread.
With authentic flavours like this, you will surely find yourself coming back for more!
A piece of the unique and beautiful island of Santorini in the heart of Canggu! The ubiquitous blue and white décor of Greece is eye-catching and will make you feel as though you have stepped right into Santorini. Also, the fact that it is run by a Greek family guarantees authentic products of outstanding quality.
Take your seat and imagine you’re in Greece… the murals help with the ambiance even more because they depict the iconic white houses with blue doors and windows. Not to mention the menu! Every day the chef creates a degustation with selected Greek dishes, rich in wonderful Greek tastes, based exclusively on traditional recipes that will impress anyone.
One favourite here are the mixed grill plates at an affordable price served in generous portions to share with all your wonderful companions because Mediterranean cuisine is meant to be a social experience. Some other dishes here are the Souvlaki (a popular Greek food consisting of small pieces of meat or vegetables grilled on a skewer), the Moussaka (eggplant or potato-based dish made of milk-based sauce thickened with béchamel sauce), and the Pita-bread (a wrap for souvlaki or gyros usually filled with tzatziki sauce, tomatoes, onions, and French Fries).
And don’t forget that after the banquet, a dip in the sea is a must!
Here you will really feel as though you are in Paris… in Bali!
This charming bistro serves tasty French dishes and it’s well-known for having the best croissant on the island. Let’s see in more detail what these two Parisian cousins, the owners of Monsieur Spoon, have invented for our palate.
When it comes to breakfast, the French Croissant, Pain au Chocolat, and French Toast paired with a cup of coffee are famous throughout the world. For a brunch or a quick lunch, you can find the delicious Quiche Lorraine (French tart consisting of pastry crust filled with savoury custard, pieces of cheese, and bacon) and the crispy Cordon Bleu (dish of meat wrapped with cheese, then breaded and pan-fried).
Monsieur Spoon is the perfect place for a snack thanks to the wide selection of pastries like the Mini Salt Caramel Choco, the fresh Strawberry Tart, the crunchy Vanilla Millefeuille, the Chocolate Éclair and… we better stop now because probably you’re drooling just thinking about it!
It takes a tropical island to know another one, we suppose. And so that is what happens here, at Moana, welcome to Polynesia, guys!
This small colourful restaurant is warm and welcoming (though reservations are essential). Here you can enjoy the real taste of Polynesian and Melanesian cuisine, exquisitely prepared by talented chefs.
The Fish Tacos are delicious and the Tuna Sashimi is pretty much the same as you can get in Bora-Bora. In this fish-eatery you’ll find a wide variety of delicious raw seafood, and usually at much better prices than those of luxury eateries. But the choice dish are of course the poke bowls: the Maui Poke Bowl is the most popular version of the dish made of large cubes of tuna and the standard accompaniments… simply perfection!
Are you ready to book your one-way ticket to Bora-Bora or Tahiti?
This cafe is a space where good music, good food, good coffee and good people meet, and create good vibes. Always keeping it simple, consistent and delicious, Crate Cafe brings all the Canggu vibes. A real family style space that attracts a consistent crowd of loyal fans.
There is an all day breakfast menu, and during your visit be sure to try the CRATE COFFEE, their own blend! While you’re there checkout their gallery, an outlet for creators to share their stories, experiences and perspectives through the arts.
Stay tuned to their Instagram account for details of their monthly exhibition nights.
LIFESCRATE at Crate Cafe, a Canggu icon.
One of the many things we love about Bali are the different types of people that you meet from all walks of life. And at Inklusiv Warung, diversity is not only welcomed, it is something to be celebrated.
Specialising in their all-day round the world breakfasts, Chef Komang Suarcana has used his 20-years experience in the industry to design a wide variety of tasty dishes. Be it delicious European and Indonesian specialities, or a hearty classic English Breakfast, you’ll be sure to find something to tickle your tastebuds.
Inklusive by name, and inclusive by nature, what makes this warung so unique is their non-discriminatory approach towards both customers and staff. Not only are half of their employees deaf or hard of hearing, but they also run regular social events to raise awareness and empower those in local community minority groups.
What’s not to love about this dining experience with a heart?
Born from the busy markets in the Middle East, Sababa is an authentic restaurant located in the heart of bustling Canggu. Welcoming you in with their stylish Mediterranean decor and vibrant atmosphere, you’d be forgiven for thinking that you were in the Middle East as the tempting flavours tantalise your tastebuds.
Serving up a variety of delicious homemade favourites, such as tender calamari, grilled Kefta, beautifully seasoned falafel or pan fried halloumi served with a side of freshly baked flat bread. Or if you’re in the mood for something more substantial, we love their succulently grilled Levantine meat selection and melt-in-your-mouth braised lamb shank.
There are also plenty of vegetarian-friendly options on offer, such as their Green Shashuka and spinach and cauliflower spiced puree served with traditionally made Dukkah. With their wide selection of wines and homemade cocktails, you may find it hard to tear yourself away from this Middle Eastern gem!
One of Bali’s most popular restaurant chains has two venues in Canggu. Their Berawa outlet is located right in the centre of the area, and was the second Brunch Club Bali to open on the island.
Find all of the goodness you’ve come to expect from Brunch Club Bali at this location; From fresh, loaded salads, giant sandwiches, omelettes and smoothie bowls, to buttery lobster benedict and carefully selected blends of coffee. There is something for everyone on this menu.
You just can’t miss the signature dish of Brunch Club during your visit; the Porncake! Choose from two or three stacks of soft and fluffy soufflé pancakes, with various sweet and savoury toppings, that taste even better than they look!
Of course, there are a wide range of epic cocktails, fresh juices and other delicious beverages available to enjoy with your meal.
Known among locals as more authentic than Bali’s Little Italy, Milano offers guests a taste of the finest Italian food using famous traditional recipes.
Located in the centre of Berawa, just steps from the beach, this restaurant offers an experience of Milanese ambiance without having to book a flight. The furnishings radiate elegance and lend a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere throughout the entire restaurant.
The most popular dish on the menu is the traditional “Cotoletta alla Milanese”, veal breaded and sautéed in butter, accompanied by the creamy polenta, something Milano is famous for.
A stop at Milano’s cocktail bar is a must: mouth-watering cocktails and fine wines are waiting to be savoured on their own in all their delightfulness.
Having a Spritz in the centre of Padua or a Bellini on the Grand Canal, a Negroni in Florence or an Americano drink in Milan? In this restaurant, you will never forget the magic of Italy!
Who would like a taste of Middle Eastern cuisine in the heart of Canggu?
Flavours direct from Egypt, the sunny streets of Marrakesh, and Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar are here in this restaurant for you to experience the authentic oriental cuisine of the Middle East.
As the name of this restaurant suggests, the main menu item is the “falafel”, a deep-fried ball made from ground chickpeas, fava beans (or both) typically served in pita bread with salad, hummus and tahini sauce. These delicious vegan fritters can be eaten in many different ways: in salads (the “Falafel Salad” is served with fresh vegetables and herbs accompanied by tahini sauce), wrapped in pita bread, or in “mezze” (great main course usually accompanied by hummus, salads, or tabbouleh).
In short, a real pearl you should not to miss if you want to try the exquisite flavours of Middle Eastern cuisine!
You know what Italian mummies always ask their children (even if they are 40 years old)? “Hai mangiato?”, which means “Have you eaten?”.
This question is the motto of Via Emilia Bali and that only underlines the inseparable attachment to tradition, the love for the land and its products, and the value of the family in Italian culture.
This lovely restaurant serves 100% local organic produce but above all, everything is homemade. In addition you will find a wide range of cheeses (fresh mozzarella, grana padano which is a type of hard cheese similar to parmesan, the stretched-curd cheese called scamorza and many others), sourdough bread, and plates of cold cuts.
The main course is, obviously, pasta with various condiments and sauces (which are all strictly homemade): pasta filled with spinach and ricotta cheese (knows as “ravioli”), potato pasta (also called “gnocchi”), pasta rolls filled with spinach and ricotta cheese (the famous melting “cannelloni”), layers of fresh pasta accompanied by béchamel and Bolognese sauce (the timeless “lasagna”).
A meal is never complete without the dessert, therefore hold up your spoon and have a taste of heaven: profiteroles dipped in dark chocolate sauce, and if you prefer more delicate flavours, don’t miss the “panna cotta” topped with chocolate and red fruit coulis!
We hope you get to try some of these amazing Canggu restaurants and that this guide has been helpful!
You know, everyone has their own preferences, and it is for this very reason that we have made a list of places as broad and varied as possible. We cannot wait to hear your perspective and… bon appetit!
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