Hello foodies! This post if for you. I was going through some images on my camera and can’t believe I haven’t posted anything about Bali yet! Naturally my first post about Bali is going to be about food because the food in Bali is unreal. I love food. But I don’t like sugary, fatty, greasy foods that make you feel like garbage after. I like food that’s well crafted, fresh, tastes amazing and is worth it. No need to waste money or calories. And in Bali this wasn’t hard to find! Everything tasted so fresh and delicious and was so pretty! It’s an Instagrammers paradise 🙂 (You can follow mine here!)
When I travel I’m always at war with food because I used to be 35 pounds heavier so I need to watch what I eat to keep the weight off and to keep my sanity. In Bali that was so so easy to do! I don’t think good healthy food should mean a sacrifice of flavour. Here’s a foodie’s guide to Bali:
Casa Luna – Just a few steps away from Ubud Palace, this cafe was as pretty and the food was tasty. They had my favourite Gado Gado which is an Indonesian Salad of boiled veggies and peanut sauce. They also had the famous Naga Bowls and lots of healthy dishes. Highly recommend!
The Watercress – A foodies haven. Or heaven. Whatever you want it to be 😛 Sometimes you needed to just order two things off the menu because everything sounded so amazing! My first day there I ordered the smoothie bowl (which was the most expensive breakfast) and the pumpkin roasted salad. It is a brunches paradise – I went here 3 or 4 times in the 9 days I was in Bali!
Milk and Madu – Pretty tricky to find if you aren’t familiar with the area. Located in North Kuta this cafe boasts high ceilings, delicious food and Nalu Bowls! Worth the detour.
Rock Bar – If you’re planning a trip to Bali and haven’t heard of Rock Bar yet something’s wrong. Rock Bar is a swanky cliffside bar that has such a beautiful view of the ocean. The cocktails are around $17 and the appetizers are around $10 but it was worth it. Go early to get a good spot for a sunset because those staying at the Ayana Resort have first dibs on good seats.
Potato Head – Such a cool place! It was so VIP getting it. There’s security everywhere but they are honestly the smiliest friendly people ever and after a quick security check you go into this almost half colosseum shaped bowl thing where the opening is facing the ocean. There’s restaurants, bars, a pool with a swim up bar and a lounge that you need to reserve. We went for drinks and dinner and it was so good! We were only going to go for one cocktail but instead did 3 cocktails, appetizer, dinner, and then another appetizer because why not.
Kopi Kat – Located right across from OrganicSKIN Spa is an off the track place called Kopi Kats. It has the BEST appetizer platter ever. There’s these little sweet potato hash browns that are to die for! Such a great find and a perfect stop for after the spa 🙂
Bridges Bali – Conveniently located by a bridge in Ubud this fancy and beautiful restaurant is lovely stop for any traveller. It’s on the expensive side but you can’t beat a glass of wine looking at Bali’s dense jungle.
Alchemy Cafe – Out of the main sight of Ubud is this lovely vegan cafe. They have smoothies, fresh pressed juices, a salad bar and a raw vegan menu. The coffee was pretty bad though so maybe stick to the juices and smoothie 🙂
The Seeds Of Life – This is famous raw vegan bar in Ubud. I got the chocberry bowl pretty much every single time and Aaron would get the Shangri-La smoothie. It’s a nice and refreshing stop and is a yogi hotspot
Nalu Bowls – Not a cafe and not really a brunch spot but so worth the hunt! There’s Nalu Bowls scattered around Bali but the best one I had was in Seminyak. My smoothie bowl takes like a brick of delicious brick of peanut butter. You can add extra granola and fixings to have it just the way you like! Definitely a must stop for foodies.
Bali Bunda – After running around Bali for a week straight we really just wanted to order take out so our hotel agreed! Bali Bunda delivered right to our hotel and it was so nice just to eat a pizza in the comfort of your own room.
Gedong Sisi Warung – Such a convent stop when checking out the Ubud Markets. There gado gado was amazing and they have refreshing drinks! I highly recommend the watermelon ginger.
Are you a foodie? Where’s your next trip?!