Ahh Bali, Bali, Bali
This little tropical island in Indonesia hardly needs an introduction, with visions of swaying palm desolated beaches and bare feet springing to mind when the word ‘Bali’ is uttered. Especially in the last year or so where Bali has been inundated with travel bloggers and social media influencers, emphasizing the perfection that Bali offers, it’s one destination that will be staying on the must-visit list for a while!
While there are more blog posts about Bali than one could possibly believe, I had to write one up about a topic that’s very dear to my heart.
If you’ve followed me for awhile, you might know that I have a bit of a coffee obsession. I love nothing more than to find a cool café, settle in and hang out for awhile. In fact, my last trip through Asia I think I spent more time searching for cafes than actual tourist attractions! #touristpro
While I think that Australia has the best coffee, I had to admit that there is some seriously tough competition out there. Particularly in Bali, where the Australian cafe culture has seriously influenced the area. I was in Bali for about three weeks and made it my mission to try as many as I could. As I was staying in Seminyak, most of these cafes are based there but there are plenty of other areas around Bali such as Canggu that has some amazing cafes as well. Here we go:
I’m going to start with my personal favourite, Shelter Cafe. I’m not sure whether it’s the out of the way location, the breezy cafe layout or the epic salad bowls but Shelter Cafe stole my heart from the very beginning! With a menu bursting full of fresh and healthy options for all times of the day, your hardest decision will be what to eat. If by some weird chance that nothing tickles your fancy, Nalu Bowls is downstairs and you can get your acai bowl fix there! Plus, Shelter Cafe is very conscious of not overcharging, so everything on the menu is reasonably priced – perfect for the budget traveller!
Oh, and they have chocolate brownies. So there’s really no contest here!
Must-try: Weffy’s Salad and the Iced Caramel Latte
This one is for my coffee lovers out there. If you’re looking a strong brew with a funky edge then head on down the tiny alleyway and through the secret entrance to Revolver. I felt like I needed a few more tattoos and maybe some pink hair to fit in with the cool kids but the staff are super friendly and the interior design of the cafe will occupy your eyes for hours! In my three weeks in Bali, I visited Revolver four times and each time was a blessing. It almost felt like I was back home in Australia, the coffee was THAT good!
Must-try: ‘Mignola‘ (banana bread with their infamous coffee butter!) ‘You’re Toast‘ -their sourdough is phenom – and an iced latte or Killer Chiller
You probably have seen the entrance to Sea Circus on Instagram with its colourful mural favoured by social media influencers. I have to admit, whilst it was high on my list to visit – I never actually got to Sea Circus! However, I fully recommend you go simply because it’s super colourful and the menu looks banging! And we all need an obligatory shot sitting in front of the infamous mural!
The original raw vegan cafe in Seminyak, Earth Cafe offers healthy delights that are not only delicious but nourishing! This cafe doubles up as a whole food market where you can stock up on goodies to take with you. I stopped in here for an afternoon pick me up and was super impressed with their menu!
Must-try: Chocolate Mousse Cupcake! Feels naughty but isn’t! I didn’t get a chance to try it but the Portobello Burger looks amazing!
A little out of the way and a little out of the ordinary, Divine Earth puts a whole new spin on vegan and raw cuisine. The menu has a tonne of delicious and nutritious options to choose from and I dare you to try something new! They also have an upstairs cinema that screens all sorts of movies every day of the week!
Must-try: Nut Burger and the Kama-Sutra smoothie
Obvs there is an abundance of epic cafes that haven’t been mentioned, such as Sisterfields, Grocer & Grind, Corner House, Souq and much more but these ones listed above were ones that I went to several times, simply because it was always a wonderful experience! I still need to go back to Bali and try out all the cafes in Canggu next!
If you’ve been to any groovy little cafes in Seminyak that you think deserve to be on this list, leave it in the comments below!