Best places to Eat in Bali 2019

10 October 2019

If, like me, your day revolves around what you’re going to eat next, then this is the post for you! I’ve been to Bali a few times now and combined with the kindness of the people that live there, the food is one of the main reasons why I love it so much.

We were lucky to have recommendations from friends as well as people we met along the way for the best brunch and dinner spots, so I thought I’d compile some of the places we visited (and loved) here.

If you’re heading to Bali and manage to check any of them out, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Nicole ♡

Ubud

The Sayan House – Japanese Latin Fusion: We were really lucky to find this place, it’s quite unassuming and we’d only stopped there as we were bike riding and were in desperate need of a drink. It’s one of those places where the views take your breath away. We headed back there the night after for dinner and it was easily one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Being veggie sometimes it’s hard to find any dishes that fill you up but the mixture of Japanese Latin cuisine was amazing, I’d definitely recommend over-ordering as you’ll want to try it all. If you do go, try and get there for sunset and have a drink on the veranda, you won’t regret it http://www.thesayanhouse.com/

Cloud Nine – Korean: If you love Korean food then you’ll love it here. It had a really chilled vibe and more beer than just Bintang to pick from. We ordered most of the menu as I wasn’t sure what I’d like and it was all incredible, loads of vegetarian and meat options – although I’d actually say the vegetarian menu was better than the meat. It was a really good price for the food and the people there were so lovely https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g297701-d13550070-Reviews-Cloud_Nine_Ubud_Pub_and_Co-Ubud_Gianyar_Regency_Bali.html

Three Monkeys – Mediterranean: Three Monkey’s is located in the heart of Ubud, we found it purely by chance walking around and not really knowing what we wanted to eat. We got there quite early as we were trekking up Mount Batur at 2.30am the next morning. Rumour has it that the wine in Bali isn’t actually ‘real’ (chemical based and not very good for you) never the less, I had wine here and thought it was lovely – so if you do fancy a glass of potentially fake wine, this place is the place. The pumpkin pasta was incredible and the views across the back of the restaurant were so lovely. Also, really important, they had the music and the vibe spot on. https://threemonkeyscafebali.com/

 

Canggu

 Cactus Café – We went there twice and I had the same thing every time as it was so good, smashed sweet potato and feta on sourdough. They also serve their iced coffee in a Nutella rimmed glass which was delicious. The menu has so many options and it was always busy so a great place to meet new people if you’re travelling alone or just a social butterfly  https://www.instagram.com/cactuscafebali/?hl=en

Honey – The whole aesthetic of this place was amazing – it happened to be right opposite the Airbnb we were staying at which was lucky as we tended to roll out of bed by 10am and sleepily stroll across the road for our coffee and food fix. Bright, light and an incredible menu including whipped ricotta and peaches on sourdough with honey. Incredible! Definitely one for making at home. (Cannot find a link online anywhere but the address is opposite this: Raya, Pererenan Beach St No.129, Canggu, Mengwi, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia – you can’t miss it)!

 Kembali – We rode here on our moped and it was worth the shaky wrong turns and hot HOT traffic. I’d never tried scrambled tofu before but having recently gone off eggs a little I thought I’d give this a go and it was amazing. There were traditional brunch options but with really nice twists. One thing I wish we’d tried were the Kembali scones as they sounded incredible but we were too full and it was our last day so we were keen to get to the beach and soak up every last ray of sun. https://www.kembalibumbak.com/

La Brisa – Without a doubt, if you’re in Canguu you have to visit La Brisa for sunset drinks and dinner, we loved it so much we went back twice. Try and get a seat overlooking the ocean so you can watch the waves roll in whilst you eat, drink, talk rubbish. We ordered most of the appetiser menu, the black cod croquettes and burrata were incredible and top of my recommendations if you do go there for a bite to eat http://labrisabali.com/ It’s one of those places you can literally walk up the beach to fresh from a day of sun tanning and swimming – just thinking about it now makes me wish I was back!

 Mason – Again, we loved it so much – we went back twice. The vibe, the people, the food, music, drinks – were all perfect, they’ve got it spot on. We ordered different things each time and I’m so glad we did because everything we ate was incredible. They also had an amazing range of cocktails (which I find particularly important). Their specials menu changes day to day and people there range from the surfer community to couples exploring the area. The staff made it feel like you were locals and were happy to suggest the best food combinations to be sure you didn’t miss out. https://www.masonbali.com/

 The Slow – We didn’t actually eat here, and I’m gutted! But I wanted to include it as the food we saw others order looked incredible. We ended up staying for a few drinks (great beer and wine selection) and looking at some of the artwork they had up, if we had one more night – I’d definitely have stopped here for some of their tempeh tacos. https://theslow.id/