On my last trip and without programming anything, I found myself looking for the best coffee shops in Bali.
The requirements were high. They had to have good ambiance, enough details, and quality food… especially eggs benedict, my all-time favorites for breakfast.
Bali is indeed very different from the island I met 10 years ago. More modern — cosmopolitan, if you can call it —, it’s not difficult to find trendy places, worthy of an Instagram post.
The next seven are on my list of favorites and are well worth the recommendation.
The Cashew Tree, Bingin
On the road towards Bingin beach, you can find The Cashew Tree. This coffee shop is a must if you like to relax, accompanied by some fantastic eggs benedict and natural juices.
If you want to put surfing aside for a while and train in gym mode, there’s a training center here that can be a good option.
At night, the lights come on, and the place becomes more intimate, but without losing its relaxed atmosphere.
Grain Bali, Seminyak
If you are distracted, you may as well pass by the Grain‘s entrance, without even noticing. In a small alley, the tables extend on a terrace that accompanies the window of this cafe in the Seminyak area.
Perfect for breakfast or a light meal, the baristas make magic and coffee
“Creating a community” is the motto of this cafe in the trendy area of Canggu. And it is a large community that is attracted to this location.
The Crate is, no more and no less, a shed transformed into a space with lots of hype.
The menu is on the wall, and it’s necessary to go to a pre-payment queue to place the order. Then you just have to grab an empty table or a crate and wait for the food to arrive.
If you like amazing looking food, order a chia smoothie and pick up the camera.
Because Bali has an anti-plastic policy — it’s about time! —, the drinks are served here with a papaya stem-like straw. Smart!
The Shady Shack, Canggu
This is “The” place to go if you are a vegetarian. The Shady Shack is relaxed and, as the name implies, has a lovely outdoor area that offers the much-desired shade in the hottest time of the day.
The menu is huge, and you’ll want to try everything, even people like me who don’t indulge only in veggie options. Here the food is so good that one does not miss the meat.
Drifter’s Surfshop & Cafe, Uluwatu
It’s one of the most beautiful surf shops on the island and offers a lounge area and restaurant.
Enjoy breakfast in Drifter’s garden and take a stroll around the store while you wait for “Eggs Your Way.”
The decor is all wood-made, and the local brands intersect with some well-known international labels. You won’t find the best prices here, but the place is inviting.
In the path to Uluwatu Beach, just after the Drifter, you’ll arrive at The Loft, a place that entered directly to my best coffee shops in Bali list.
A sign welcomes all expats that live nearby. So, it’s not strange that some tables are occupied by customers who take advantage of this coffee shop to work on their laptops.
The Loft is spacious, and the decor is spotless, with beautiful images on the walls. Order a bowl full of soul food or indulge in one of the various coffees that make up the menu.
Also, next to the Loft, there’s the U Spa, an incredible massage center. Step out of the cafe and surrender yourself to the hands of a therapist to make your day even more perfect.
Crumb & Coaster, Kuta
It was my last stop in Kuta before returning to Portugal and left good memories.
Again, I ordered the eggs benedict for breakfast, and they did not disappoint. But the list is full of wonderful dishes, prepared in the kitchen that is in plain sight.
The decor of the Crumb & Coaster is lovely and full of details, which makes the place even more appealing.
These were just some of the best coffee shops in Bali that I had the pleasure of visit during my trip. If you know others, share them in the comments box below and tell what makes them so unique. Let’s grow this list!