The best eats in Bali

 

I’m a huge foodie, always on the lookout for delicious and healthy options, especially ones that are jam packed with gorgeous local tropical produce!

Here’s a look at my TOP FIVE eateries in Bali…


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Sisterfields - A go to ‘destination’ for an all day dining experience, from brunch to lunch and into the evening, with in-door and out-door seating areas you feel like you’re right amongst the ambience and high vibe of the Bali buzz around Seminyak Square. Vibrant decor and design, an with an abundance of super friendly staff that all have me returning time and time again - it’s such a neat place to watch the world go by as you sip on a fresh coconut and pour over the extensive quality menu before deciding that actually.. you ‘want it all!’ You have to try the Vietnamese poached chicken salad with a side of their famous ‘polenta parmesan fries with aoli’.. out of this world and one of my favourite orders!

Next door you’ll find me in the mornings at S-BL-NG, chatting to the lovely barrister Arie whose busy serving up the best takeaway coffee in Seminyak! A small coffee roaster and espresso bar located next door - this is a great little edition, or ‘sibling’ to the Sisterfield family and ideal for those ‘on the go’ but needing their coffee fix! And fix it will - superb!

www.sisterfields.com


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Coffee Cartel - For the love of all things PINK and famous for their coffee ripple machine that will turn your ordinary coffee into an extraordinary experience. Whether it be your name, a logo or a butterfly - they can print whatever you like on top of your coffee of choice! This gorgeous boutique coffee shop, nestled in the back streets of Petitenget with a new location set to open in Legian, offers a large menu - one that spoils you for choice along with satisfying the biggest of appetites! A great spot for brunch and if there’s still room.. another coffee and maybe a sweet treat!

www.coffeecartelbali.net


Quince Cafe - when an instagram post comes to life in the most delicious of ways! I enjoy staying in the Berawa area which sits on the boarder of Canggu; the eateries here are so varied with many stand out choices - by far one of my favourites here is Quince Cafe and concept store - serving fresh, organic, gluten free vegetarian dishes and share plates that are perfect for brunch and lunch - the cafe closes at 3pm so get in early. Speaking of plates… this cafe also showcases a gorgeous collection of ceramic crockery and homewares - all those natural speckled plates and serving bowls in a range of neutral colours - I could have filled my kitchen, along with my belly! One of their popular dishes - which lead me through their door, is their Bruschetta - not only did it present itself as perfectly as the image i’d seen on their instagram feed… it is to this day, the best Bruschetta I have ever tasted! Every mouthful an explosion of fresh herbs, diced cherry tomatoes, soft feta cheese on rye bread with secret spices on the side… believe me… you have to try it!

No website here, but seek them out on FB and Instagram

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Peloton Supershop - Plant powered and bicycle inspired.. enter the world of plant-based cuisine! You may ask if you can stay here for breakfast, lunch and dinner? the answer is yes, of course you can! And you may need to, or at least make this cafe/restaurant one of your fav’s too, so you can enjoy the incredible menu they offer - vegan, vegetarian, gluten free.. they’ve got it covered.. and their meals are substantial too. One of my favourite breakfast options here is the Granola Lola - cinnamon, Cashew and Raisin gluten free Granola served with Coconut Yoghurt, tropical seasonal fruits and homemade coconut milk! How beautiful is this image I took on my last visit to Peloton - almost too pretty to eat! This cafe also offers an extensive range of super healthy shots, Ayurvedic teas, smoothies and juices. One of their philosophies encourages us all to tread lightly on this planet, to lead a conscious, sustainable lifestyle as a collective and to enjoy good healthy food sourced locally, to seek balance.. and I couldn’t agree with them more!

www.pelotonsupershop.com


Sea Circus - The name says it all - close to the sea and decorated in the brightest of colours, yet this is no circus.. but a wonderful space to sit and enjoy the energy this coffee den, restaurant and cocktail bar exudes. Breakfast, lunch and dinner - they’ve got you covered! As their motto says.. ‘Some days we drink coconut lattes and eat scrambled vegan tofu. On other days we indulge in tasty tacos and drink way too many margaritas… we’re all about that #balance’. They make a great açai bowl and their coffee hits the spot! But in keeping within the ‘circus’ theme I just had to try their ‘Fairy Floss Pancakes’ it came highly recommended and I wasn’t disappointed - plus it brought out my inner child for the time it took me to eat it! Ricotta pancakes with raspberry sauce, mini meringues caramelised banana, strawberries, blueberries, white chocolate cream, pink fairy floss & lemon butterscotch pouring sauce.. sugar overload! But such fun!

www.seacircus-bali.com

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Tina Arthur