Guide To Restaurants & Cafes In Canggu Bali

After living in Canggu for a month, Will and I managed to get into a routine: Eat, Coffee, Work…Eat, Play, Sleep. We discovered different cafes + restaurants each day and have been able to put together a list of the best places to eat, drink and work (online) in Canggu. Enjoy!

Note: As always all opinions are my own and based on personal experience from the places I went to. I was not paid nor sponsored to review any of the following.

Breakfast + Brunch

In Canggu you’ll find that there’s a lot more breakfast/brunch places that close early, than there are dinner places. Brunch cafes are a big part of the Canggu culture so it’s important to try them all! For poached eggs with smashed avo or nutritious smoothie bowls, here are our favourite brunch cafes you just must try in Canggu…

Crate

It’s no secret in Canggu that ‘Crate is Grate,’ I mean this cafe has over 25k fans on Instagram. I think what makes this place awesome, apart from the amazing food and social culture, is that it’s really affordable. Our favourite meal ‘the brekkie plate’ is only IDR50k ($5AUD) and very filling!

Canggu Crate

The only annoying thing about Crate is how busy it gets, so each morning there is literally a line of people waiting for a table. Most of the days we wanted to eat here there simply was not enough room for us – so make sure you get here super early to get a seat!

Christmas Day Canggu

(Christmas Day brunch at Crate, Canggu)

Monsieur Spoon

Monsieur Spoon is a French Bakery in Canggu that do amazing croissants, coffee and brunch specials. This was our ‘go to’ place when Crate was too busy (so pretty much most days).

Monsieur Spoon Canggu

Sometimes I’d bring my laptop and get work done in the air-conditioned area after breakfast. The wifi is good for online work but note that it can get noisy and there aren’t any power-points – so make sure to charge your devices beforehand.

Croissants Canggu

KOI

We discovered KOI towards the end of our stay but wish we did earlier as their ‘Avocado Special’ for breakfast is soo good, and affordable.

KOI Canggu

They don’t have much marketing happening here so not many people know about this place yet, which means you get served straight away 😉

KOI restaurant Canggu

They also do really nice acai bowls for IDR70k ($7AUD).

Bowl of goodness 🍇🍌🍓🌴#acaibowl

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Avocado Cafe

I experienced brunch at Avocado Cafe and have to say, their food and service is really good! A bit more expensive than the other places though, so not an ‘every day’ cafe if you’re on a backpacker budget.

Avocado Cafe Canggu

In The Raw

This place is amazing and all organic so you know you’re getting the good stuff no matter what you order. In The Raw is especially popular for it’s range of smoothie bowls.

In The Raw Acai Bowl Canggu

If you’re specifically looking for an acai berry smoothie get the Love Bowl 1 – IDR89k ($9AUD).

In The Raw Canggu

Cafe Organic

Cafe Organic is a great place to hang out and socialise.

Acai Smoothie Canggu

It has a really pretty interior and I loved getting the acai smoothies here: IDR50k ($5AUD).

Cafe Organic Canggu

Machinery

A bit off the beaten path at the moment, but I can see Machinery becoming really popular as Canggu expands for tourism. The owner is really nice and the smoothie bowls here are delicious.

Machinery Acai Bowl Canggu

They do really good eggs on toast as well.

Machinery Canggu

Coffee + Laptop-Friendly Cafes

Canteen

Iced coffees at Canteen are amazing!

Iced Coffee Canggu

There’s no aircon so probably not a good place to work but we’d come here just for the coffee (and to see their dog’s newborn puppies).

Canteen Canggu

Also if you’re hungry try the vegetarian paninis while you’re here – delicious!

Panini Canteen Canggu

Shady Shack

The Shady Shack have a good looking lunch menu, but we never actually tried it so don’t have food recommendations from here but the coffee is great! It’s also a really cool place to just hang out – with good wifi.

The Shady Shack Canggu

Coffee with a friend is like capturing happiness in a cup ☕️☺️ @theshadyshack

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Eden Cafe

I preferred other cafes in Canggu for food and coffee, but was very glad to have discovered Eden Cafe as the perfect place to work! Part of the cafe has an air-conditioned room away from the noise, the wifi is really good and there are handy powerpoints. I started coming here every day for my daily coconut (IDR20k = $2AUD). Do note that they close at 5pm so arrive early if you have a lot of work to get done.

Eden Cafe Canggu

Lunch + Dinner

Bettelnut Cafe

Located on the main street in Batu Bolong, Bettelnut Cafe is good for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Particularly the cheap Mexican food, mmmm burritos…

Betelnut Burrito Canggu

The view from upstairs is also quite nice, although similarly to Crate the tables can fill up really quickly around meal time.

Betelnut Cafe Canggu

They also do really tasty smoothies on the breakfast menu (before 11.30am).

Betelnut Cafe Canggu

Oka’s Bakery

We loved Oka’s Bakery for their epic pizzas, and we may have got a little addicted to a ‘pizza, Netflix + chill’ routine in the evenings during our time here. I’m scrolling through my phone trying to find a pic of this place but I think the pizza was gone before I could get the camera out, every time.

Cloud 9 Canggu

You have to experience Cloud 9 in Canggu at least once. The vibes here are chill and there’s even a combie van in the restaurant for decoration (which I think is so cool!). I specifically recommend coming here in the evening to watch the sun set overlooking the rice fields.

cloud 9 canggu

Pit Stop

It’s probably not the healthiest option, but the burgers at Pitstop are too good, and only IDR50k ($5AUD). They do veggie burgers too incase you were wondering!

Deus

Deus is actually quite popular among tourists and I guess that’s probably because of the marketing for this international brand. For us though we found that we could eat the same food at other places, that were the same if not better, and for half the price.

Deus Canggu

Cheap Local Warungs

Roti

Roti is actually three different-themed restaurants in one, all the same owner so you can order off any of the menus regardless of which restaurant you sit in. They do lots of kinds of food but there’s a cheap Indonesian part of the menu if you’re looking to try some Indonesian dishes.

Roti Canggu

Dian Cafe

I don’t know what it was about this place but I found their basic food to be so tasty, and run by locals. It’s right on the Batu Bolong beachfront so the perfect place for dinner before sunset (and a lot cheaper than eating at the popular Old Mans Bar next door).

Dian Cafe Canggu

Warung Bu Mi

If you’re looking for super cheap local food go to Warung Bu Mi, it’s a self-serve restaurant and you can get a full plate of food for around $1-$3AUD depending on what you get. This place is filled with expats, backpackers and budget travellers every day.

Warung Dido

Warung Dido near Canteen is very similar to Bu Mi and very cheap, although not as mainstream yet so you get served a lot faster. Warungs are a type of small family-owned business so I recommend eating at these places more often than not, to support the Balinese people.

Warring Dido Canggu


We mostly ate in places near Batu Bolong as we never felt like driving to Berawa first thing in the morning so didn’t try the popular cafes there (and most of them close early). If you’re staying on that side of Canggu some recommendations we were given were Hungry Bird, Sprout, Milk & Madu, Nalu Bowls, Peloton and Bungalow for breakfast/brunch.

I hope this article was helpful and I wish you an awesome trip to Bali! Don’t forget to also check out my popular guide on things to do in Canggu.

Sandy x

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29 thoughts on “Guide To Restaurants & Cafes In Canggu, Bali

  1. Yummmm!! Unfortunately I’ve only been down to Canggu a few times, but I’ve still done my fair share of eating out 😉 Deus was highly recommended to me by my driver, but I never got there. Maybe a good thing? hahah I ate at Avocado Cafe and it was delish! Great list here 😀

  2. I absolutely adored Crate and ate there almost every day while I was in Canguu. I’ll definitely add the other spots to my list next time I head for Bali xx

  3. Canggu has a lot of good eating places, my partner and i were there for a week last week. Last year we spent a lot of time in Seminyak and Uluwatu, i was surprised to see the amount of cafes in Canggu. But i went through a funny situation at Crate cafe as i’ve ordered a smoothie and took a while to come i went to the counter and checked, they’ve said would be 2 minutes, ( i totally understand they were busy some how )10 minutes or so later i went and back and tried to cancel it as i had to go, the owner looked at me and said she wont give my money back and that i was disrespectful at her stuff ( which i wasn’t, all i did was asking nicely to cancel my order ) and she also has a strong discriminated opinion about Australians despite being Australian herself. Her hospitality manners are fading away somehow. Food is good but manners aren’t there

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