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Eating Gluten Free in Bali
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….
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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!
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.
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.
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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!
Berawa: Jl Pantai Berawa No 52, Berawa
Canggu: Jl Batu Bolong No 88a, Canggu
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!
Kerobokan: Jl. Banjar Anyar No.24, Kerobokan
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.
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!
Canggu Address: Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.41, Canggu
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!
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!
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).
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!
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.
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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!
LEGIAN & KUTA
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.
Seminyak: Jalan Arjuna No. 17, Seminyak
Canngu: Jalan Batu Mejan, Canggu
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.
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.
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!
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!)
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.
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?
Seminyak: Petitenget St No.17D, Kerobokan
Uluwatu: Jl. Labuansait No.10, Pecatu
Ubud: Jl. Suweta No.16, Ubud
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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 :
Bingin: Jl. Pantai Bingin, Pecatu
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.
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