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Eating Gluten Free in Bali

Whether you have decided to eat a gluten-free diet out of personal choice or due to medical reasons, it can be challenging finding places to eat that suit your dietary requirements whilst on holiday.

You’ll be pleased to know that over the last few years, Bali has seen a sharp rise in the amount of restaurants that offer gluten-free dining, with options clearly marked on menus for your peace of mind. Here is a list of some of our favourite places to eat gluten-free in Bali…Enjoy some of our tried and tested favourites below….

The Cashew Tree Gluten Free

Recommendations of Gluten-Free Cafes in Town

Whether you have decided to eat a gluten-free diet out of personal choice or due to medical reasons, it can be challenging finding places to eat that suit your dietary requirements whilst on holiday.

You’ll be pleased to know that over the last few years, Bali has seen a sharp rise in the amount of restaurants that offer gluten-free dining, with options clearly marked on menus for your peace of mind. Here is a list of some of our favourite places to eat gluten-free in Bali…Enjoy some of our tried and tested favourites below….

SANUR

Warung Dapur Deli

This cute and quirky cafe is a real Sanur favourite, carefully tucked away in the back streets, it’s definitely well worth a visit for their wide range of freshly made sandwiches, toasties, salads and wraps. 

Try the flavoursome Mediterranean falafel wrap with mint yoghurt, but make sure you leave enough room for a generous wedge of their decadent peanut-butter blondie for dessert.

Warung Dapur Deli Canggu Menu
Warung Dapur Deli Canggu Interior

Pizzaria at Hyatt Regency

A Luxurious beachfront hotel with Italian-inspired Pizzaria restaurant, offering classic flavours from their wood-fired oven. Enjoy the relaxing beach-front views as you dine in their stylish surroundings. 

All of the gluten-free pizzas are delicious, however our favourite would have to be the Quattro Stagioni. If you are more in the mood for pasta, then the creamy Pappardelle with crispy pancetta and forest mushrooms never fails to disappoint. Gluten-free welcome bread is also available.

Pizzaria Sanur
Pizzaria Sanur Ambiance

Genius Cafe

This relaxing co-working space is located on Sanur’s renowned Mertasari beach and offers a pleasing selection of healthy gluten-free and plant-based foods.

It’s always a treat to indulge in their fish and chips, with batter so golden and crisp that it is hard to believe that it’s gluten-free. If you are searching for more of an authentic taste of the island, then the local Bumbu Bali curry cooked in traditional coconut flavours is always a people pleaser.

Genius Cafe Sanur
Genius cafe Sanur Mexican Food

Pier Eight Bali @ InterContinental Bali Sanur Resort

Various dishes served on the table by Pier Eight at InterContinental Bali Sanur Resort

One of the InterContinental Bali Sanur Resort’s restaurants, Pier Eight is open to everyone, offering some of the best beachside views in Sanur. Here, you will have an entire menu dedicated to gluten-free dietary requirements, with everything from starters and sandwiches, to mains, pizzas, burgers, Indonesian classics and even some desserts.

If we’re in the mood for some light bites, the Bruschetta loaded with marinated tomatoes, black anchovies, fresh lime and basil is perfect to enjoy alongside a crisp glass of wine, as you soak-up those beachside panoramas. For something more filling, the classic Club Sandwich or Pan Seared Barramundi with hand-cut fries is guaranteed to satisfy your hunger! 

  • Breakfast 06:30 AM – 10:30 AM | Lunch 11:00 AM – 04:00 PM | Dinner, Sunday – Thursday: 06:00 PM – 09:30 PM, Friday & Saturday: 06:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Massimo Sanur

A popular authentic Italian restaurant that has been a firm favourite with Sanur diners since 1996. Their gelato is legendary and you will often see people queuing during day and night to try some of the delicious varieties of flavours on offer – many of them are also gluten-free and clearly marked on the ingredient’s labels.

The homemade gluten-free ricotta and spinach ravioli in a rich tomato sauce is as authentic as it comes. Make sure to leave room for some of the many impressive gluten-free desserts they have on offer. Our favourite has to be a (large) slice of the 7 Segreti semifreddo cake flavoured with rum, hazelnut and chocolate.

Massimo Sanur Italian
Massimo Italian Restaurant in Sanur

Taqisa

A traditional and authentic Mexican restaurant with fresh, hearty flavours and a welcoming atmosphere. Most dishes are made with cornflour, meaning that almost everything on the menu is gluten-free – hooray! You can’t go wrong with a bowl of their tasty Carne Asada nachos, topped with tender marinated grilled steak and melted cheese. The corn tacos are also lip-smackingly good with a variety of tempting gluten-free fillings to choose from.

Taqisa Tacos
Taqisa Tacos Burrito

LeMo Beach by Malaika

This quaint health food shop and restaurant can be found situated directly on the beach, so you can sit and watch the world go by as you dine on their wide selection of organic, raw, keto and gluten-free food. Choose the succulent Beef Rendang for a hit of real Indonesian flavours. We love their variety of desserts and can always be tempted with a slice of cheesecake topped with ripe, juicy blueberries.

Malaika Moksha Sanur
Malaika Moksha Bali

Forketta

Located in the heart of Sanur, this newer addition to the restaurant scene is already proving a big hit with diners for their delicious Italian flavours. We enjoyed the Penne Alla Bolognese with its flavourful rich sauce, covered with generous amounts of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Bellissimo!

Forketta Bali Sanur
Forketta Sanur Gluten-free Cafe

Shotgun Social

This family-friendly spot is a real people-pleaser, with their adventure playground and weekly fun activities to keep the kids entertained, as well as plenty of scrummy food and drink options. Open throughout the day, it’s a great space to chill out and feast on some delicious gluten-free food. Their tender kofta uses New Zealand lamb shoulder and Australian organic grass-fed Wagyu beef, which is then cooked over a wood fire and served with tzatziki, olive oil and fresh lime. We’re also big fans of their Laksa curry made with roasted pumpkin and sweet potato. Shotgun Social is definitely one to check out!

Warung Sports

Finding a sports bar to watch your home team play which also caters to gluten-free dietary requirements can be tricky to track down. Luckily, this hidden gem (located just a stone’s throw from Sanur’s popular Sindhu beach) has managed to do just that! Choose from plenty of hearty favourites such as battered fish, chicken parma, lamb kofta, breaded seafood baskets and even those much-loved puds like pisang goreng (deep-fried bananas), Eton Mess and a classic Pavlova! So sit back, watch the game and enjoy getting involved in some real sports bar action!

UBUD

Dapur Usada

Usada Bali in Ubud is not only an amazing cultural centre with an emphasis on local community experience and holistic health, but is also home to Dapur Usada – a delicious restaurant with a focus on tasty and nourishing Indonesian and Indian-inspired cuisine.

Whilst the menu does not specifically indicate gluten-free, almost all of the meals are vegan and also made without wheat flour – in fact the only bread they use throughout the restaurant is gluten-free. Pop-in for a hearty breakfast, lunch or dinner – we can’t get enough of their scrummy house favourite Jackfruit and Moringa curry served with steamed rice cake. Make sure you leave enough room to sample a generous slice of their gluten-free gooey chocolate brownie served with whipped banana cream – absolute perfection!

  • 7 AM – 11 PM

KAFE

This fun and funky cafe can be found slap-bang in the heart of central Ubud and is renowned for priding itself on their 100% natural, organic and local ingredients with a focus on global flavours that are sure to be a hit with all the family.

Start your day off with a serving of their famous buckwheat pancakes drizzled with berry compote and a generous dollop of sour cream and maple syrup. For more filling meals, we are big fans of the grilled tuna steak with mashed potatoes, sauteed green veg and a tangy pineapple salsa. And their gluten-free key lime tart is an absolute winner in our eyes! Come and check out this friendly neighbourhood favourite that’s full of lip-smacking goodness.

  • 7 AM – 11 PM

Alchemy

With a menu that is completely plant-based and gluten-free, Alchemy offers the perfect dining experience for coeliacs and those people searching for healthy and sustainable food options. WIth two locations in both Ubud and Uluwatu, Alchemy is a definite ‘must try’ on your Bali list.

From all-day breakfast options to satisfying salads, medicinal soups and filling mains, there is plenty on their menu to get your teeth into! Their healthy take on Pasta Primavera using thinly sliced zucchini noodles, cherry & sundried tomatoes, capers, avocado and pesto is a real people pleaser. And afterwards there also is a wide variety of raw desserts, bars and truffles to enjoy with a hot chai latte, pot of tea or wholesome fresh smoothie.

Muse Cafe & Art

Offering a laid back Ubud atmosphere with a delicious array of gluten-free homemade meals to tickle your tastebuds.

Our favourite is the hearty chicken Dosa served in a gluten-free wrap and accompanied by a variety of tantalising Indian side dishes, such as pumpkin spinach Sabzi, spicy Bombay potatoes and a selection of mouthwatering chutneys.

Gluten-Free on Bisma

A real hidden gem for coeliacs as this restaurant is absolutely 100% gluten-free! So sit back, relax and order anything and everything off the menu, safe in the knowledge that all dishes on offer are fully gluten-free. Whilst there is a great selection of Asian and Western dishes here, we particularly love the Bihun goreng (stir-fried noodles), ordered with a side of crispy golden sweetcorn fritters for the total Indonesian experience.

Gluten Free on Bisma Ubud

Milk & Madu

Milk & Made also has locations in Berawa and Canggu and stocks gluten-free bread, pizza dough and rolls so you don’t have to miss out on many of the appetising dishes they have on offer. The gluten-free pizza dough is some of the best we have ever tasted, and with a long list of tempting toppings to choose from, you may well need to return to work your way through them all. For us, the ‘Got Beef Esse’ and ‘Pumpkin Pie’ flavours are hard to beat!

OTHER LOCATIONS:

Berawa: Jl Pantai Berawa No 52, Berawa

Canggu: Jl Batu Bolong No 88a, Canggu

Milk and Madu Gluten Free Cafe in Ubud
Milk and Madu Gluten Free Cafe

Mara’s Kitchen

From mouth-watering savoury dishes to tempting desserts, Mara’s Kitchen is a coeliac’s dream with everything on the menu fully gluten-free – so there is absolutely no fear of any cross-contamination. From scrummy pesto pasta, deep-filled lasagne and flakey quiches, to decedent chicken breasts and signature chicken curry, Chef Mara really is the queen of flavours! Be sure to try the famous Sunday High Tea which is crammed full of yummy sweet and savoury courses to work your way through. They even offer private catering service so you can make those special occasions totally hassle-free!

Mara’s Kitchen even offers private catering to make those special occasions totally hassle free!

Bali Buda

With shops and cafes located around south Bali, Bali Buda is the go-to place for all of your general health food needs, as well as a wide range of gluten-free main meals and sweet treats.

The gluten-free Nasi Campur gives you a variety of flavoursome Balinese delicacies and definitely counts towards your 5-a-day veggie intake. Which means you can have a large slice of their gluten-free chocolate mousse cake absolutely guilt-free!

OTHER LOCATIONS:

Renon: Jl Raya Puputan No 108, Denpasar

Kerobokan: Jl. Banjar Anyar No.24, Kerobokan

Canggu: Jl. Pantai Batu Mejan No.67A, Canggu

Uluwatu: Jl. Raya Uluwatu Pecatu No.104, Ungasan

Bali Buda Vegan Gluten Free Cafe Ubud

Mother

A relaxing oasis located not far from the famous Ubud Monkey Forest, Mother has a vast menu of sweet and savoury classics, all of which are clearly marked gluten-free on the menu. Eye-catching plates of hash browns, Eggs Benedict and vibrant smoothie bowls with gluten-free granola, makes this location a must for brunch. There are also many customisable gluten-free dinner options too.

Mothers Bali Ubud Gluten Free Cafe
Mothers Bali Gluten Free in Ubud

Made’s Banana Flour Cafe

Yet another coeliac’s dream with everything on the menu being made with banana flour, meaning that all of their sumptuous treats are fully gluten-free – hooray! With a sister restaurant also located in Canggu, they also offer a delivery service so that you can have freshly baked breads, pies, pasties and cakes delivered straight to your door. Gluten-free croissants, pancake stacks smothered in maple syrup and fresh strawberries, succulent burgers and tempting hot pies, make this a difficult one to select our favourite dish – you may just need to try them all!

OTHER LOCATIONS:

Canggu Address: Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.41, Canggu

Made banana flour co ubud
Made Banana Flour Co

Copper Kitchen and Bar

Enjoy prime rooftop views as you relax in the cosy, yet elegant atmosphere of Copper Kitchen and Bar. All of their produce is locally grown and ethically sourced from their own farm, with a generous selection of gluten-free options for a real fine-dining experience. To start, why not try their salt and pepper squid, followed by a deliciously fresh asparagus and feta salad – which means you can treat yourself guilt-free to their decadent black rice and coconut pudding made with caramel banana and puffed rice.

Pesona Lounge

If you are searching for vibrant and deliciously authentic Indian food – then you’ll be blown away with the mouthwatering curries on offer at Pesona Lounge. From sharing plates of flavoursome chickpea pakoras, crispy poppadoms and onion bhajis, to all of your favourite aromatic curry dishes and giant dosas. Almost everything on the menu is gluten-free, so the hardest challenge for you will be deciding which of their many wonderful dishes you want to try first!

  • 11am – 12:30am

Atman Kafe

You can find this cafe slap-bang in the bustling main streets of Ubud, and with its chilled atmosphere and delicious food, it’s the perfect place to relax with a good book or just watch the world go by. There are plenty of Indonesian and Western-inspired dishes to work your way through from soups and salads, to pizzas and curries. Wash it down with some of their delicious organic coffee or a healthy smoothie to nourish your body and soul.

  • 07:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Yellow Flower Cafe

Hidden away just past the famous Blanco Museum in downtown Ubud, the Yellow Flower Cafe is a cute little pocket of calm that serves up some truly delightful dishes. If you’re looking for breakfast options, their crispy corn and potato fritter stack is a real people pleaser, as are their scrummy smoothie bowls and rice crepes served with a selection of fresh Balinese fruits and berries. There are plenty of lunch and dinner options to get stuck into as well! Be sure to check out this hidden gem the next time you are in Ubud!

  • 07:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Unity Cafe

Dish at Unity Cafe Bali
Dining Area at Unity Cafe Bali

Unity Cafe is an absolute blessing for coeliacs, as the entire restaurant is 100% gluten-free! Serving delicious healthy vegetarian and vegan meals, they are open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We love the Signature Unity Burger, layered with sauteed tomato, grilled pineapple, onion, jalapenos and sweet chilli sauce. And their Eggs Benedict with gluten-free hollandaise sauce always starts our day off with a smile. With flavour and love cooked into every bite, this is truly a gluten-free delight!

SEMINYAK

Grill’d Burgers

This renowned Australian burger joint has now opened in Bali and is serving up a tempting variety of tasty burgers that are naturally free from preservatives. All staff have been trained to be highly allergy aware, with a separate food preparation area for gluten-free orders. You’ll find it hard to choose from their vast array of mouthwatering burgers, but we can’t resist the traditional crispy bacon and cheese burger, served with a generous side of their famous feta loaded thick cut potato chips. Try it – you’ll thank us later!

Grilld Gluten Free Burger
Ggrilld Burgers Bali interior

Ginger Moon

Ginger Moon exudes a welcoming, yet trendy vibe and is located in the middle of one of Seminyak’s main bustling streets. As well as offering a variety of gluten-free pizza options, it is their delicious Asian fusion food which always has us coming back for more. Start off with their healthy Thai rice paper rolls with sweet chilli dipping sauce, followed with the succulent Ayam Betutu, beautifully seasoned in Balinese spices. Be sure to leave plenty of room for their Crème brulėe trilogy!

GInger Moon Bali
Ginger Moon Interior Bali Gluten Free Cafe

Basil Kitchen

Tucked away in a quieter corner of Seminyak is the Basil Kitchen with a good selection of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free foods. Whilst some foods are already marked as gluten-free on the menu, others can easily be adapted – just be sure to let the serving staff know.

You can’t go wrong with a steaming hot bowl of their Tom Yum Soup, followed by the tasty Pad Thai (vegetable, prawn & chicken options are available).

Other location:

Jalan Tanah Barak No. 8, Seminyak.

Basil Kitchen Canggu Burrito Gluten Free

Merah Putih

If you’re looking for a venue that’s set to impress, then Merah Putih is sure to deliver! From the moment you step inside, its cathedral-like domes and stylish ambience will hit you with the ‘wow factor’. But what’s even better is that the food is just as sensational as the setting! Here you’ll get to sample high-end Indonesian cuisine featuring plenty of gluten-free options clearly marked on the menu. We loved the tender pumpkin and coconut curry, slow-cooked pork belly and side of crispy sweetcorn fritters. And for those special occasions, they also serve up a decadent Chef’s Tasting Menu, which can also be made fully gluten-free! Go on – treat yourself!

BAGELHAUS

A woman enjoying her bagel at bagelhaus bali
A person holding a bagel sliced in half by Bagelhaus Bali

Bagels make the perfect snack. So finding somewhere in Bali that specialises in this tasty little pick-me-up, filled our glu-ten-free hearts with joy! At BAGELHAUS, there are heaps of fillings to choose from, from breaky faves like the classic bacon and egg, to healthy veggie and vegan options too. 

They have simple bagels, deluxe bagels and even the sweet variety. Plus, with the option to create your own – there really is a bagel to suit any mood! We are fans of the Salmon Pastrami bagel, but if our sweet tooth is calling, the Chocolate bagel made with homemade Nutella, is a total craving satisfier!

  • Open 24 hours

Biku

Set in the stunning surroundings of a 150-year old East Javanese teak jogolo, Biku is a real Bali institution. They serve a dazzling array of delicious Indonesian and Western  specialities – but what they are renowned for is their selection of over 50 varieties of tea and also their famous high tea! This is the only location on the island (that we know of)  that offers a fully gluten-free high tea, complete with inviting sandwiches, dainty cakes and buttery scones accompanied with cream and jam. Why not treat yourself and add a glass (or two!) of bubbly? Go on – you deserve it!

Biku Bali Gluten Free Food
Biku Bali Gluten Free Cafe

Kynd Community

Spreading Kyndness throughout the community with their delicious 100% plant-based menu, this Instagrammable cafe in the heart of Seminyak doesn’t disappoint with their wide variety of gluten-free dishes on offer. Start your day off right with a Big Boss Breaky, offering a smorgasbord of gluten-free bread, pesto, garlic mushrooms, avocado, smoky bakon, pumpkin, hummus, hash brown, balsamic reduction and your choice of scrambled tofu or vegan fried egg. Start your day off the Kynd way.

Kynd Community Gluten Free Option
Kynd Community Glutern Free CAfe

Barbacoa

Themed around the concept of Latin American BBQ wood fire flavours, Barbacoa is a firm favourite with food savvy diners as a perfect location for an impressive evening dinner.

Start off with some crispy chicken wings, flavoured with paprika and a side of aioli as you sip on a professionally mixed pre-dinner cocktail. Follow that with a finger-licking serving of Papuan King Prawns, woodfired in kombu butter – perfect!

Barbacoa Choco Truffle
Barbacoa Bali interior

Sisterfields

If you are looking for a touch of Australian cafe culture in the heart of Seminyak, then this cool little boutique cafe will be right up your street! Serving delicious food alongside equally tasty coffee and cocktails, it’s a great place for chilling with friends and enjoying the ‘brunch experience’ that we all know and love!

Start the day with a fresh Acai berry bowl or their spicy lamb sausage with poached eggs and potato rosti. And if you find yourself there later in the day, you can’t go wrong with their lip-smacking Thai glazed pork belly or the wholesome pumpkin and whipped feta salad.

  • 7am – 9pm

Mrs Sippy

Eat, swim and play at one of the island’s most renowned beach clubs, featuring an inviting saltwater pool and infamous diving board. Gluten-free dishes are clearly marked on the menu for peace of mind. We particularly love feasting on the fresh prawns served with horseradish aioli, washed down with a glass of chilled white wine. From the grill you can also enjoy freshly cooked mahi-mahi, octopus and pork ribs – all served with tasty sides. The perfect accompaniment whilst you enjoy soaking up the Bali sunshine!

Motel Mexicola

Motel Mexicola never disappoints with its colourful Mexican vibes, great music and tempting cocktails! Fuel up before hitting the dancefloor with their gluten-free calamares, filled tostadas (crispy flat corn tortillas), tacos and empanadas with braised beef cheek. This vibrant Seminyak party hot spot ticks all the boxes for a fun night out with plenty of gluten-free snacking options to keep you dancing throughout the night. Arriba!

  • 11:00 AM – 01:30 AM

Grain

This cute coffee shop is a real winner for their tasty selection of gluten-free sandwiches. Choose from favourites such as crispy chicken, cured salmon, ham and Swiss cheese, as well as their 100% ground Australian beef burger served with relish, cheese and caramelised onions. Check them out for some great breakfast options too! It’s the ideal place to fuel up and start your day off on the right foot.

  • 07:00 AM – 18:00 PM

Cafe Organic

Born as one of the first plant-based restaurants in Bali, Cafe Organic has been delighting customers with their fresh and organic produce with a focus on sustainable plant-based cuisine. From breakfast through to lunch and dinner, you will find plenty of tasty gluten-free options on their menu to work your way through. We absolutely love their Breakfast Criminal – a generous helping of poached eggs, avo toast, homemade hash brown, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, garlic mushrooms and all the trimmings. It’s the perfect way to start your day!

  • 08:00 AM – 04:00 PM

Batik

Situated in bustling Seminyak, Batik restaurant certainly impresses with its colonial-esque building and Asian batik-inspired furnishings. This classy venue is ideal for celebrating a special occasion or catching up with friends, and their dedicated gluten-free menu has a variety of South-East Asian delicacies to try. From Vietnamese Pho beef noodle soup to aromatic curries, Pad Thai and crispy duck leg, you’ll be spoilt for choice as you sit back and take in the gorgeous ambience.

Rustica Bali

If you’re a fan of homestyle Italian cooking, then you’re in for a real treat! This quaint trattoria-style restaurant is renowned for rustling up delicious homestyle dishes – and their generous selection of gluten-free pasta and wood-fired pizzas is definitely worth checking out. For true comfort food, there’s nothing quite like a hearty bowl of gluten-free gnocchi or tagliatelle, laden with traditional flavour. And for true lip-smacking goodness, you’ve got to try a generous slice of their scrumptious gluten-free lasagne – cooked with love and authentic Italian flair!

Mama San

Renowned culinary icon Mama San brings sophisticated dining to the heart of Seminyak, and provides the ideal backdrop for a truly memorable night out. With a dedicated gluten-free menu, you can enjoy high-end fusion dishes for lunch and dinner – safe in the knowledge that your dietary requirements are being catered for. For a flavoursome experience, we recommend the spiced lamb shoulder or the Beef Rendang slowly cooked in Sumatran spices and coconut milk. For a dining experience with a bang, be sure to check out Mama San! 

Jackson Lily’s

Big brother to Ginger Moon, this casual eatery is an exciting addition to the Bali dining scene. Choose from their air-conditioned downstairs or open-air balcony which offers prime sunset views, and enjoy a cocktail as you sample some of their gluten-free dishes. Choose from authentic Indonesian dishes, such as Gado-Gado and chicken satay, as well as succulent charcoal grilled steaks and an ample amount of sides that will be sure to leave your belly and your heart full!

Chai’ba

Bringing exotic flavour combinations from north and south Asia, fans of flavoursome Indian cuisine should prepare themselves for some seriously delicious, authentic dishes. With a staggering amount of gluten-free options clearly marked on their menu, work your way through scrumptious classics, such as crispy onion bhajis, filled dosai wraps and of course heaps of traditional curries and sides. Truly a curry-lover’s delight! 

LEGIAN & KUTA

Santorini Greek Restaurants

These Greek Restaurants are the real deal with menu items made from generational recipes. Tucked in Poppies 1 in Kuta you will find the original Santorini Greek Restaurant, but as Bali has grown they have also expanded to Seminyak and Canggu too!

Our favouriite GF option on the menu is the Chicken Giga but there are many other GF Greek favourites on the menu all clearly marked. Enjoy the ambiance of being in Santorini for your meal, while indulging in authentic and delicious Greek fare.

OTHER LOCATIONS:

Seminyak: Jalan Arjuna No. 17, Seminyak

Canngu: Jalan Batu Mejan, Canggu

Santorini vegan restaurant
santorini greek restaurant bali

Coffee Cartel

Famous for their distinct specialist coffee blend, Coffee Cartel also offers a pleasing range of tempting breakfast, lunch and dessert choices. With many of their dishes having the option to be made gluten-free – what’s not to love? Fuel-up in the morning with their own take on a bacon and egg McMuffin and a cup of piping hot coffee. If you’re stopping by for lunch, we recommend the house cured salmon and beets salad with whipped feta. 

Coffee Cartel Smoothie

The PaD Bar On Bene

Relaxed and unassuming, this Australian owned restaurant which offers an array of Indonesian and Western dishes does so at very affordable prices. Renowned for its great service and friendly staff, The PaD Bar On Bene has a fully separate gluten-free menu with plenty of breakfast, lunch and dinner options.

For breakfast, we find the Eggs Benny Salmon always hits the spot. And for something more substantial you can’t go wrong with an Aussie grilled steak sandwich served with gluten-free bread and all the trimmings.

thepadbarglutenfree
thepadbarlegian

Dolce Vita

This traditional Italian restaurant is a big hit with coeliacs thanks to the separate food preparation area and the owner’s in-depth knowledge of gluten-free ingredients. If you are looking for authentic Italian food cooked just like Nonna would make it – this is the place for you! With plenty of tempting pasta and risotto dishes, as well as gluten-free pizzas and numerous meat and fish selections, you will love the variety on offer. Make sure you leave room for their popular traditional Tiramisu, made with espresso coffee-soaked gluten-free ladyfinger sponge and mascarpone cheese – a real Italian treat!

Poppies Restaurant

This Bali institution has been delighting diners since 1973 and they now also have gluten-free options available on their menu. Located slap bang in the middle Kuta, drop-in for a light bite or something more filling after a long day hitting the shops. For an authentic taste of Bali, their Gado-Gado is sure to hit the spot! Enjoy more island favourites such as ikan pepes, grilled satay or tender lamb slowly stewed in coconut milk. They also have Western classics available. And if you still have room, why not finish-off with their tempting creme caramel or chocolate mousse? Delish!

Kopi Pot

The Kopi Pot is perfectly located to grab a bite, sit back and watch the hustle and bustle of downtown Kuta. Their menu has a variety of gluten-free local and Western delicacies for you to choose from, such as local favourite Bebek Goreng – crispy duck served with rice and local veggies. With plenty of gluten-free hearty soups, fresh salads, grilled steaks and desserts too, you are sure to find something to suit everyone.

Mozzarella By The Sea

With its prime beachfront location, Mozzarella by the Sea is a real Legian favourite that offers some great family-friendly food choices. They have a fully separate gluten-free menu with plenty of options for breakfast, lunch and dinner that are sure to please even the fussiest of eaters. Choose from chicken steak to pan-fried salmon, garlic butter prawns and beef tenderloin, as well as some delicious dessert options, like creamy creme brulee and their decedent panna cotta.

  • 07:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Crumb & Coaster

This funky industrial-style cafe is a real lunchtime favourite, serving up plenty of familiar Indonesian-style dishes as well as global fare. Their chilled atmosphere is ideal for sitting and watching the world go by, whilst you sample some of their scrummy gluten-free options. From deep-filled salad bowls, local curries, Balinese tuna steak and Singaporean seafood laksa – you’ll find plenty of options to satisfy those mealtime flavour seekers!

CANGGU

Benny & Bloom

Funky Canggu vegan and gluten-free cafe showcasing local produce and with a focus on environmental sustainability Enjoy home comfort foods with a twist, such as the pulled jackfruit served with rosemary potatoes, peas, charred broccoli, gravy and mint sauce – yum!

Benny and Bloom Gluten Free Cafe
Benny and Bloom

La Calita

Serving Mexican inspired food and cocktails in vibrant surroundings, a great place to go with friends and immerse yourself in some South American vibes. Nibble on tacos served with a variety of fillings such as sweet potato, Adobo marinated chicken and succulent pork. And of course, it would be rude not to pair it with a Margarita (or two!)

la calita bali gluten free
la calita bali

The Brunch Club

With locations in Canggu, Pererenan and Legian, The Brunch Club is a firm favourite of ours for their Melbourne-cafe vibes and tasty selection of breakfast and lunch time favourites. The hearty Grilled Portuguese Chook Burger served with bacon, avocado, rocket aioli and fries in a gluten-free bun will certainly fuel you up ready for a busy day of sightseeing and surfing.

brunch club bali menu
brunch club bali

La Baracca

A rustic Italian restaurant with a great ambience and rice paddie views. Other locations can be found in Seminyak, Uluwatu and Ubud. All of their deliciously authentic pastas are available gluten-free, but we particularly love their signature Cellitti All Amatriciana in a slow cooked tomato sauce with smoked bacon, red wine and parmigiano reggiano. Why not treat yourself to a gluten-free cheese board whilst you’re at it?

OTHER LOCATIONS:

Seminyak: Petitenget St No.17D, Kerobokan 

Uluwatu: Jl. Labuansait No.10, Pecatu 

Ubud: Jl. Suweta No.16, Ubud 

La Baracca Gluten Free
La Baracca Bali

Shady Shack

Offering a fully vegetarian and vegan menu, The Shady Shack oozes chilled-out stylish beach vibes and is the perfect place to escape the busy Bali streets for a moment of peace. Our go-to is the hearty gluten-free Shady Lasagne – stuffed full with layers of delicious grilled eggplant, zucchini and spinach, served in a rich tomato Napoli and bechamel sauce with cashew cheese.

the shady shack gluten free
the shady shack

Cafe Vida

Nourish your heart, soul and stomach at Cafe Vida – an organic restaurant and boutique espresso coffee shop located in the heart of Canggu. Not only do they serve amazing food, but they also support local farmers and homeless charities with their various sustainable projects. There are so many wonderful gluten-free options available at Cafe Vida, such as the Dill Salmon Poached Eggs, Thai Green Curry or the Pulled Roast Organic Chicken and Halloumi Wrap. You may find yourself wanting to sample the entire menu!

Cafe Vida Bali

Nude

This sleek and contemporary restaurant is the perfect place to catch-up with friends over a relaxing brunch, or embrace their funky evening vibes for a chilled-out dinner. There are some Insta-worthy smoothie bowls on offer here at Nude, but we love to start our day off with the Crispy Potato Rosti Stack served with bacon, smashed avo, feta, poached egg and topped-off with their signature tomato relish. You’ll find plenty of lunch options also!

Nude in Canggu Bali
Nude in Canggu Interior

Secret Spot

With two locations in both Berawa and Canggu, you’ll be spoilt for choice with Secret Spot’s gluten-free menu. There are some awesome breakfast options, from quinoa porridge to pancakes. But we particularly love their offering of scrummy bowls and fragrant curry dishes. You’ll drool over their pastas and risottos – we’re definitely big fans of the homemade gluten-free lasagne made with Napoli sauce and vegan cheese! 

  • 07:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Finns Beach Club

As well as enjoying the day lounging about at one of Bali’s most iconic beach clubs, you’ll be pleased to hear that Finns also has a variety of gluten-free items on their menu. Snack on their delicious fresh smoked salmon salad, loaded nachos or poke bowl. Or for something more filling, their Mumbai Kitchen has plenty of Indian-inspired meals to choose from. Perfect for a day of sun-baking, people watching and cocktail drinking in their stunning beachfront infinity pool! 

  • 07:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Billy Ho

This bustling intimate Asian Boteco (bar) serves up a host of authentic flavours with their small and large sharing plates. Those with a gluten-free diet will find themselves well catered for with a separate gluten and soy-free menu. Choose from fresh sashimi and sushi rolls, as well as Yakitori chicken, Char Siu pork belly, grilled scallops and Peking duck served with a tangy homemade HoiSin redcurrant sauce. In fact, there are so many tempting dishes to try, that it’s the perfect excuse to keep coming back for more!

Happy Chappy

This Shanghai-inspired Chinese restaurant is a much-loved island institution, which blends  traditional Cantonese-style dishes with more modern influences. Those with a gluten-free diet will know how challenging it can be to find Chinese food that caters to specific dietary requirements – thankfully at Happy Chappy their gluten-free menu has plenty of mouth-watering classics for you to try. We can’t resist their Szechuan style shredded beef, Kung Pao chicken with cashew nuts all served with a large portion of Hong Kong style fried rice – it’s guaranteed to hit the spot!

ULUWATU

Alchemy

With a menu that is completely plant-based and gluten-free, Alchemy offers the perfect dining experience for coeliacs and those people searching for healthy and sustainable food options. WIth two locations in both Ubud and Uluwatu, Alchemy is a definite ‘must try’ on your Bali list.

From all-day breakfast options to satisfying salads, medicinal soups and filling mains, there is plenty on their menu to get your teeth into! Their healthy take on Pasta Primavera using thinly sliced zucchini noodles, cherry & sundried tomatoes, capers, avocado and pesto is a real people pleaser. And afterwards there also is a wide variety of raw desserts, bars and truffles to enjoy with a hot chai latte, pot of tea or wholesome fresh smoothie.

Nourish Cafe

With a delicious selection of organic and locally sourced ingredients, this popular all-day cafe also has its own wholefoods store where you can stock-up on all manner of goodies. We never pass up the opportunity to order the very moorish Corn Fritters that come alongside poached eggs, smashed avocado, dukkah, chipotle mayo and tomato relish. Pair it with a refreshing fruit smoothie to hit the spot!

Nourish Bali Gluten Free Menu
Nourish Bali Interior

The Place with No Name

Specialising in pescaterian and vegetarian food with a pinch of Balinese magic, not only do we love the name, but we also adore the laid-back vibes and tempting gluten-free options available.

The traditional Thai Vegetable Coconut Curry is the perfect comfort food to unwind with after a long day in the surf. Let the kitchen know that you are gluten-free and many other dishes can be easily adapted for coeliacs, such as the Pan-seared Tuna Steak topped with Balinese spices (sambal matah) and grilled potatoes.

The Place with No Name in Bali Gluten Free Cafe
The Place With No Name in Bali

Suka Espresso

This vibrant cafe is one of our favourite spots to hangout in Uluwatu. Famous for their great customer service, wholesome fresh food and excellent coffee. Fuel-up with their Chief Beef Burger, served with cheddar cheese, caramelised onions and all the trimmings. Be sure to save space for a slice of their homemade gluten-free chocolate brownie!

OTHER LOCATIONS:

Ubud: Jl. Raya Pengosekan Ubud No.108, Ubud

Berawa:: Jl. Pantai Berawa, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara

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Suka Espresso Gluten Free Bali

The Cashew Tree

This popular Uluwatu spot is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, often offering live acoustic music in the evenings. There are plenty of gluten-free food options to be found here to tempt you no matter what time of day you visit. For breakfast, we love their decadent Super Pancakes with berry compote, caramelised fruit and coconut ice-cream. For something more savoury, try the colourful Burrito Bowl or crispy Asian Chicken Spring Rolls and chilli sauce.

The Cashew Tree Gluten Free
The Cashew Tree Collective

Ours

A popular restaurant which combines Scandinavian architecture and Balinese style, creating a rustic, natural and bohemian feel. It’s the perfect place to enjoy brunch with friends or a romantic dinner with a loved one. We can never resist their Creamy Fettuccine with gluten-free pasta. The perfect combination of succulent chicken, crispy bacon, creamy white wine sauce and parmesan cheese never disappoints.

Ours Pecatu

Drifter Surf Cafe

Enjoy the cool surfer vibes in this well-known Uluwatu haunt. Not just a cafe, but also a surf shop too, you can enjoy a spot of shopping whilst working your way through their mouth watering menu. Start your day off with their yummy Drifter French Toast, smothered in caramelised banana, whipped vanilla coconut cream and strawberry drizzle – delicious!

Drifter Cafe Uluwatu Gluten Free
Drifter Cafe Uluwatu

Casa Asia

This family-run Italian restaurant is renowned for their welcoming atmosphere and authentic flavours. There are two locations to choose from, with their Ungasan setting also offering cute, clean, family-friendly rooms to stay whilst you take in the local sights. Pair a large glass of crisp Italian wine with a large bowl of the many gluten-free pastas on offer. We love the fresh flavours of the Spaghetti Allo Scoglio crammed full with black mussels, prawns, squid, clams and Dory fish smothered in tomato sauce. 

OTHER LOCATIONS :

Ungasan: Jalan Kencana Resort, Banjar Angas Sari, Ungasan

Bingin: Jl. Pantai Bingin, Pecatu 

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casa asia ungasan restaurant

The Loft

A cosy place with a laid-back atmosphere – perfect for relaxing with a coconut after a surf or chilling with a coffee as you tap away on your laptop. Not only do they have a wide variety of delicious freshly squeezed juices, their food menu has plenty for gluten-free diners. For breakie, chow down on their tempting ricotta hotcakes smothered in whipped coconut cream, nuts, coconut flakes and fresh strawberries. Later on, why not try their morish Mongolian beef bowl or creamy sauteed chicken stroganoff served with rice and chips for a more hearty feed?

JIMBARAN

Cuca

For a fine dining experience that is a true feast for the senses, Cuca certainly ticks all the boxes! We highly recommend indulging in their Michelin-quality Chef’s Tasting Menu which we guarantee will be one of your Bali dining highlights. There are plenty of coeliac-safe options to sample, from fish tartare, bbq octopus, spicy crab and (our favourite) beef bone and marrow. Paired with one (or two) of their many delicious artisanal signature cocktails, this really is an unforgettable dining experience that will leave your heart (and your belly) full!

  • 12:00 PM- 12:00 AM

The Garage

Not only is the food here absolutely delicious – but it is all 100% totally gluten-free and coeliac-friendly! Serving the fluffiest cinnamon rolls and croissants that we have ever seen, there is plenty here to satisfy your hunger cravings. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, work your way through their jaw-dropping menu full of juicy burgers, filled pizzas, wraps, fresh salads and numerous tempting cakes and desserts. Prepare for guaranteed gluten-free satisfaction!

Final Words

Whilst all of these restaurants have gluten-free dishes clearly marked on their menus, we recommend always letting your server know that you have an allergy for your peace of mind.

To help explain your food allergy to any restaurant, cafe or hotel staff, show or download these Indonesian or English language cards :

We hope that this restaurant guide makes you feel more confident with eating gluten-free whilst in Bali. 

Selamat makan! 

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