Our Favorite Bali Eats

We’ve been spending severals months each year based down in the south of Bali, on the Bukit Peninsula. We stay down here because we’re only a couple of minutes scooter drive from Bingin, Padang and Uluwatu. These are a few of Bali’s best beaches/surf breaks. There’s also a bunch of amazing food down here, which makes us very happy because we LOVE to eat out. Although areas further north like Canggu are the hotspots for food in Bali, the Bukit has some of the best cafes, local warungs and restaurants on the island. Here are our Top 5:

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The Loft, Uluwatu - $$$

While this list is in no particular order, we do find ourselves eating here the most. Breakfast, Lunch + Dinner. The Loft’s menu caters for everyone (A+ vegan and gluten-free options), the staff are super friendly and the atmosphere is happy and full of energy. “Scandinavian interior design with Latin American passion. Add a hefty dose of Bondi’s awesome breakfast culture, and we got ourselves a Loft of good food.” - theloftbali.com

Pictured: Smashed Avocado on gluten-free toast, Green Juice, Vegan Breakie + Acai smoothie. This is our go-to breakfast.

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Warung Suika - $$

A small and relatively unknown restaurant that offers a super fresh and healthy menu of vegetarian and vegan Japanese food. This spot is rarely busy and is very underrated. We eat here when we need something fresh, after a day of eating fried rice from the warungs on the beach.

Pictured: Miso soup, Vegan sushi roll, Edamame, Rice Paper roll, and Papaya salad. Our usual lunch order.

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Yeye’s Warung - $

This is our everyday lunch spot. Their Nasi Campur is best local food we’ve eaten anywhere in Bali. Nasi Campur is an Indonesian-style dining experience where lots of different dishes are prepared and you pick which dishes you want on your plate. If you want to try good local food, this is our recommendation because you can try several different dishes in one sitting plus it’s super cheap and so tasty.

Pictured: Yellow Rice, Garlic chilli Tempeh, stir-fried green beans and sprouts, rice noodle and vegetable stir-fry with sides of sambal (indonesian homemade hot sauce) and dried coconut shreds.

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Cashew Tree - $$$

A great place to get breakfast, lunch or dinner right up the stairs from Bingin Beach. They offer heaps of options for everyone for all meals of the day. We usually eat here after a morning down at Bingin Beach, surfing and hanging out with our friends. They also have their own hydroponic setup right next to their kitchen, growing their own green vegetable onsite!

Pictured: Tofu Scramble, Plants Benedict, Tropical Time Smoothie, Divine Coconut Smoothie.

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Bali Buda - $$

Last but not least, this is one of our favorite spots to eat in Bali. They have a huge emphasis on tasty organic, locally sourced health food. It’s also a very relaxing atmosphere, so if you’re looking to get away from the crowds then this is the spot.

Pictured: Spinach and Rice Gnocchi with Pomodoro sauce, Bali Buda Salad Bowl, Green Juice + Guava Juice.

Taylor Wagner