It’s a lazy afternoon in Bali and you wake up to the sun, sea and late morning breeze. What’s the best thing you can look forward to?
Brunch, of course!
Who says Bali is only known for its luxurious resorts and weddings? Food is equally important, and many cafes definitely know how to serve up brilliant brunches. Whether you are after a healthy kick-start to the day within lush surrounds, an intimate brunch for two featuring exceptional ala-carte options, or an all day food-and-frivolities buffet encounter, Bali has it all.
From unique spin-offs of local dishes to your Western favorites, here are our version of Bali’s Top 10 places to indulge in for a very late breakfast.
1. Beachfront Bliss: La Lucciola
Fancy having brunch on one of Seminyak’s most beautiful stretches of beach? La Lucciola offers unique Mediterranean-Asian fusion fare in a breezy, open-air setting.
Begin the day with prawn and avocado frittata or baked eggs with chorizo, tomato sugo and rocket. Wash it down with freshly squeezed juices and fine Italian espresso. And what happens if you get food coma after such a delicious meal? The owners of La Lucciola have already thought it all out – there’s comfy bamboo chairs for you to lounge in, before you head to the nearby Seminyak beaches for an afternoon of sun, sand and surf.
Price Range: IDR 40,000-150,000 (US$3.50-$13.50)
Contact: +62 361 730838
Address: Jalan Petitenget, Kayu Aya Beach, Legian, Seminyak
2. Laid-back and Refreshing: The Porch
For homesick Australian expats, The Porch brings comfort with its popular Aussie fare. Homemade pies, daily soups and toasted sandwiches feature on the menu, along with their outstanding three bean blend coffee – which some even say is the island’s best!
The Porch prides itself on using the freshest ingredients prepared in their open, outdoor kitchen. And we couldn’t resist adding this – the L-shaped wooden ‘porch’ design is so homely and cosy, it’s the perfect place for a casual brunch with friends!
Price Range: IDR 20,000-70,000 (US$1.80-$6.50)
Phone: +62 361 281682, email@example.com
Address: Jalan Danau Tamblingan 110, Sanur
3. Artisan brews: Seniman Coffee Studio
Chicken Sate served with Tipat rice and 3 different dipping sauces from Sulawesi, Gado Gado, Tipat Candock, The Fat Trucker
If you need the perfect brew to start your day, look no further. Seniman Coffee Studio, located in lush Ubud, is all about the aromatic beans! At this cafe, you’ll find everything from smooth espresso to art-inspired lattes.
In fact, the owners are not simply passionate about Indonesian single-origin coffee. They’ve also complemented their extensive caffeine options with delectable Indonesian regional food, so you’ll definitely find your favourite local dishes here!
After you’re comfortably fueled up, it’s time to wander into the on-site gallery, where you’ll find a nice selection of revolving exhibitions. What better way to spend a lazy morning?
Price Range: IDR 20,000-60,000 (US$1.80-$5.50)
Contact: + 62 361 972 085
Address: Jalan Sriwedari, Ubud
4. Your cozy village cafe: Watercress
It’s not easy to be healthy and popular at the same time, but this cute breakfast spot in Batu Belig seems to be toeing the fine line remarkably well. Far from being touristy, Watercress is more of a community darling – a place where the locals hang out and catch up on the latest gossip.
Its delicious and wholesome all-day breakfast menu is perfectly complemented with the signature Revolver coffee brew.
Add in lush green surroundings and vintage shabby chic decor, and you’ve got the perfect morning hang out spot.
Price Range: IDR 35,000-75,000 (US$3-$6)
Contact: +62 361 7808030
Address : Jl. Batubelig no.21A, Kerobokan, Kuta Utara, Bali 80361
5. The local legend: Made’s Warung
From little things, big things grow. Made’s started out as a small warung in Kuta and has grown into a two-restaurant franchise frequented by locals and tourists alike. This bali legend has also made it into Gourmet Traveler’s selection of Best Restaurants on the island.
If you’re going after a taste of Balinese culture, not only does Made’s serve a huge selection of Indonesian favourites (we’re talking spicy rujak fruit salad and everyone’s favourite nasi campur), it also hosts traditional dance performances.
So whether you’re hungry for brunch in Kuta or Seminyak, you can look forward to a delicious start to the day nearby at Made’s Warung. Have we tempted you enough?
Price Range: IDR 20,000-80,000 (US$1.80-$7)
Contact: 62 361 755297 (Warung Kuta), 62 361 732130 (Warung Seminyak)
Address: Br. Pande Mas, Kuta and Br. Seminyak, Kuta