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…
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!
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!
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).
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.
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.
They don’t have much marketing happening here so not many people know about this place yet, which means you get served straight away 😉
They also do really nice acai bowls for IDR70k ($7AUD).
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.
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.
If you’re specifically looking for an acai berry smoothie get the Love Bowl 1 – IDR89k ($9AUD).
Cafe Organic is a great place to hang out and socialise.
It has a really pretty interior and I loved getting the acai smoothies here: IDR50k ($5AUD).
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.
They do really good eggs on toast as well.
Coffee + Laptop-Friendly Cafes
Iced coffees at Canteen are amazing!
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).
Also if you’re hungry try the vegetarian paninis while you’re here – delicious!
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.
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.
Lunch + Dinner
Located on the main street in Batu Bolong, Bettelnut Cafe is good for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Particularly the cheap Mexican food, mmmm burritos…
The view from upstairs is also quite nice, although similarly to Crate the tables can fill up really quickly around meal time.
They also do really tasty smoothies on the breakfast menu (before 11.30am).
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.
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 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.
Cheap Local Warungs
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.
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).
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 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.
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.
Are there any other restaurants + cafes you’d add to this list? Leave us a comment below…
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