A Complete Foodie’s Guide to Canggu, Bali
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Canggu ranks as one of our FAVE Bucketlist Bombshell hotspots for oh-so-many reasons — high on the list though is that it’s a total foodie heaven (yes please!) and it’s a place that screams work/life balance for us online girl bosses!
Eating is basically one of our fave past times as you probably already know if you follow us on Instagram! 😉
Since we love scouring the latest brekkie hideouts, brunch spots, lunchtime staples and dinner finds, we thought we’d break down all our favorite foodie spots so you can be a total Canggu foodie expert too.
Get ready for a major eye feast! And warning: do not proceed on an empty stomach.
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ENJOY A VARIETY OF CUISINE
The hipster chic town of Canggu has quite the Aussie influence — which means you can expect an overload of delish avocado toast, quality coffee roasters and cool eateries that look like they popped straight out of Bondi Beach!
Here, you can also find an extensive array of international cuisines: everything from sushi, authentic Italian, Thai food, Vietnamese and more.
Of course, there are also tons of delicious local Indonesian eats — which consists mostly of rice, veggies, noodles, chicken and beef. Some common staples are:
Nasi Goreng: Fried rice topped with a fried egg
Mie Goreng: Fried noodles topped with a fried egg
Satay: grilled chicken or beef skewers, served with a sauce
Sambal: a staple condiment similar to a hot sauce, but varies quite a bit and can come in many different flavors. Pairs well with pretty much anything!
EAT FRESH & LOCAL
Aside from the wide variety of dining options, Canggu is also extremely health-conscious and you can find many vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and organic eateries dotted all across town. #heckyes!
Want gluten free bread? Homemade almond milk? Kefir? Fresh coconut water? You’re in the right place.
It is so easy, and actually hard to resist, having a healthy diet and lifestyle while staying here.
We truly believe in clean eating and feeding your mind & body so you can continue to crush it as an online girl boss.
COST OF EATING OUT
The quality of food here for the price is incredible, which means we find ourselves eating out for almost every meal.
In general, here’s our average for what it costs per meal to dine at:
Western-style restaurant: approx $7-10 USD
Local Indonesian warung: approx $1-5 USD
So, what’s a “warung” you ask?
To try local Balinese food, head to a “warung”, where you can eat like a local for approx. $3 USD. A warung is what they call a small, usually family-owned, eatery in Indonesia.
It is part of the daily life for the locals and where most people grab a quick, filling bite to eat in the middle of the day. Some warungs will have seating, others will be more of a cart of hut-style, either way we suggest trying a few of them while you’re staying in Bali to get the full local experience.
BEST BREAKFAST SPOTS
As soon as you hit ground in Canggu, you’ll be overwhelmed with brekkie options. While there are always new spots poppin’ up, these are our all-around, absolute faves:
Shady Shack is arguably our fave go-to breakfast spot spot in Canggu — it has all the Bali island vibes with their boho chic decor, wood tables, hanging plants and comfy couch nooks. It’s also a total breakfast heaven for anyone with gluten sensitivities or a vegetarian diet. We love the smoothies here and oh…the avocado toast…topped with Japanese-style Onsen eggs! It’s also a great spot for brekkie for one — just grab a spot at the bar.
Strict dietary restrictions? All about that Paleo diet? No problem! The menu at Motion Cafe is built for any fitness junkie or clean eater on the island. They also have a meal prep menu, so you can pick up a few healthy meals to keep at your villa, or even have them delivered. How convenient is that?! Their staff is always so sweet, friendly and accommodating to most menu changes. Also, they have the best Turmeric Juice mix we’ve found in town…yuuum.
With their new location in Canggu, Crate is THE place to be for brekkie these days. Picture a large industrial Bali-style living room with communal tables overlooking lush green rice fields and all the cool kids of the ‘Gu.
SATU SATU COFFEE COMPANY
Satu Satu is located in Berawa, a bit outside the center of Canggu. But, it is worth every second of your short scooter trip. Ranked in the top 5 breakfasts in Canggu, Satu Satu has incredibly inexpensive prices for their killer coffee and delicious smoothie bowls and avo toast. Plus, their service is so dang friendly you might just make this a daily occurrence 😉
We love Copenhagen because it’s tucked away and a little off the beaten path. Their decor is so dang cute and their Nordic-inspired all day brunch is everything. Their menu allows you to mix and match and design your own meal from fresh pastries, to fruit bowls, sweet and savory options.
Just as the name insinuates, head to The Slow for easy brekkie vibes in a beautifully curated living-room style cafe located on the ground-floor of this boutique hotel. At first sight you’ll fall in love with their locally crafted wood, exposed concrete and black and white photographs. They serve up delicious fresh sourdough bread with local jams, poached eggs and short rib-style bacon — yum!
If a quick, and beautifully styled, acai bowl is your brekkie of choice, head to the popular Nalu Bowls on Echo Beach for the ultimate Bali brekkie. It’s a small island style spot, but grab a seat and enjoy your bowl as you watch the surfers head down to the beach. Pssst…it’s also connected to our fave coworking space on the island, Dojo Bali!
MILK + MADU
Another hit for the guys of the “Good Food Brotherhood” — Milk + Madu is a Canggu staple for it’s buzzing morning vibes, outdoor tables and yummy food. On the weekends, it tends to be more of a family spot as kiddos play in their little playground. Also, be on the lookout for their weekly specials like “Margarita Night” and “All You Can Eat Pizza” (yes please!). If you’re a Milk Chai Tea fan, you’ve gotta try the one here.
Okay, so Watercress is about a 15 minute scooter drive out of Canggu on your way to the neighboring town of Seminyak, but, it’s so dang good that we head here for brunch at least once a week! Our favorite brunch order is the “Sprouted Goodness” with two poached eggs. They also serve up Revolver Coffee — arguably the best coffee on the island!
BEST LUNCH & DINNER SPOTS
Most spots that are just as perfect for lunch, are also a great spot for dinner. Here they are in no particular order:
MOANA FISH EATERY
If you’re a total fish lover — then you must head to Moana like everyone else in town. The Maui Poke Bowl is pure perfection and the cozy, Hawaiian vibes make this a go-to dinner spot! Be sure that you make a reservation beforehand to snag a seat. Reservations are quite uncommon throughout most of Canggu, but this play is THAT good.
If you thought Italian comfort food wouldn’t be available in Canggu, then you’re mistaken (we weren’t lying when we said there’s a little bit of everything here!) La Baracca, translated into English as “The Shed”, does not disappoint even the most Italian customer with cozy rustic vibes and arguably the best pizza and pasta on the island! It’s a great spot for dinner with friends or date night — just be sure to make a reservation so you can skip the wait.
GREEN GINGER NOODLE HOUSE
Green Ginger is a hidden gem in Berawa — it almost makes us want to keep it to ourselves, but too late 😉 Their menu is 100% vegetarian and so authentic and fresh! It’s a bit of a Thai fusion with delicious Pad Thai, Lakksa and curries to satisfy all your cravings.
Want an all organic menu with some of the best locally sourced foods? Head to Cafe Vida. We love the more traditional Balinese flare of this spot — they serve up our favorite salads, tonic elixirs and healthy desserts — plus, if you can snag a spot in their little garden outback with a koi pond, you’ll be seriously zen.
Koi is the perfect go-to for a casual, quick and delicious homemade meal. You have the option of ordering out of their buffet style case, or ordering off their traditional menu. We’re kind of obsessed with their salmon sushi roll — but honestly anything you order here will be made with the freshest ingredients and prepared with care!
Right in the middle of all the action, Fishbone Local is THE go-to dinner spot before a night out these days. Their food is incredible — think fresh tuna, sweet potato and ginger mash and barramundi dishes that will leave you savoring every bite. Their cocktails are also just as delicious — get ready to have dinner while enjoy some good tunes in this trendy dinner spot!
Having a craving for Vietnamese? Leroy’s is a quaint little spot tucked away in Canggu but is serving up mean Pho and Banh Mi sandwiches among other faves. It’s the perfect spot to meet a friend for dinner or have a date night.
If you’re looking for quality, delicious Balinese food in a quaint environment, then Dandelion is the way to go! This eatery is located in a traditional Balinese style joglo with outdoor garden seating as well. Their eclectic decor is totally complete with bunnies (yes real bunnies!) hoppin’ around the garden. How cute is that? Their servers are some of the friendliest people you will ever meet and love to give you an inside taste of local Balinese culture.
WARUNGS ON ECHO/PERERENAN BEACH
There are plenty of warungs that dot the beach along Echo Beach and Pererenan Beach — they’re perfect for an inexpensive, casual bite to chill among the beach goers and watch the surfers catch some waves.
Happy hour anyone? If tacos and margaritas are your thing (of course they are), then you have to stop by Lacalita for some unwinding! They serve all the Mexican favorites, including churros, quesadillas and delicious tacos. The vibe is humming with their bright decor and beats playing in the background. It’s a great dinner or happy hour spot!
BBQ ON ECHO BEACH
If you’re wanting a casual lunch or dinner — head for a yummy buffet-style BBQ right on Echo Beach as you watch the waves roll in. It’s a fun spot to meet a group of friends and enjoy your meal with the wind in your hair and the salty air. Oh, island life!
Located in the exclusive and quieter Umalas area, Kembali Bumbak is an absolute hidden gem. It reminds us of a modern greenhouse (with AC!) and a large adorable patio to dine in the Bali Breeze. Their menu is a delicious combo of salads, smoothies, burgers and even fried chicken. It’s effortlessly cool — and once you go once, you’ll keep comin’ back.
BEST JUICE CLEANSE
If you’re trying to reset and reboot while staying on the island, be sure to pick up or order some juices from Jiva. Whether you’re wanting to do a 10-day cleanse, or just recover for a day, the Jiva juices are amazing and made from locally sourced produce. You can find their juices in the coolers of multiple cafes around Bali, but we suggest setting up a delivery order if you want to pick specific blends and do a full cleanse. Deliveries are made daily and can be made over phone or WhatsApp…gotta love it!
BEST FOOD DELIVERY
Craving a night in? Working through the afternoon? No problem – cue Go Jek (basically like Uber Food but a quarter of the price!) Simply download the app on your phone and order pretty much any type of food right to your doorstep for only about a $1 USD delivery fee! Go Jek isn’t only for food, you can order groceries, house cleaning, even a massage!
Setup like a traditional western supermarket, you’ll be able to find pretty much anything you need here. You’ll find the closest Pepito in the center of Canggu, on Batu Bolong street.
Canggu Shop is a small local shop that is stocked with health food products that are hard to find in traditional grocery stores. This is our favorite spot for fresh Almond Milk, Cashew Milk, Nuts, Ginger shots, essential oils, kombucha, kefir and more!
Canggu Station is a grocery store and great spot to stop in for wine and cheese – setup deli style and always has a wide range of food options as well as many international imported items.
You’ll find plenty of local farmers markets while staying in Canggu, but the Samadi Market happens every Sunday at this popular yoga studio. Here you can find fresh fruits and locally made products (the market wraps up at 2pm so be sure to get out there early!)
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