Bali Eats – Part 1

One of the things I was most excited about when planning my trip to Bali was visiting the array of incredible cafes, restaurants which fill my Insta feed.

From Balinese Nasi Goreng to incredible salad bowls, there were so many delicious options to choose from. If you’re ever in Bali, these are three of my top recommendations of places to eat.

Shady Shack – Canngu

In the heat of the Balinese day, where the tropical sun is at it’s most relentless, there is nothing better than the cooling respite of the Shady Shacks’ garden dining area.

The café embodies Bali’s eat clean mentality, serving vegetarian and vegan dishes which account for every plant based dietary requirement and taste delicious doing so!

I enjoyed a naked falafel, with fiery tahini and a wheatberry salad. Rich in both colour and flavour, it was the perfect pick me up after a hot stroll from the beach.

Sisterfields – Seminyak

Bringing a love of good food and great coffee to Seminyak, this superb spot near Seminyak square is inspired by Australian café culture.

Enjoy their all day breakfast, brunch and lunch menu, made with fresh, top quality homemade ingredients in a simple and cool environment. The atmosphere is friendly and the servers super attentive, with water provided for the table and recommendations of top picks galore.

Owing to my sweet tooth, I went straight for the chocolate French toast. It was not only a visual masterpiece but a veritable concerto on the taste buds. Don’t forget to add one of the many juices to accompany your dish choice. Both times we visited, I found them to be the perfect remedy to a fuzzy post La Favela head.

N.B. After you’ve dined, be sure to check out the bathrooms for some sage words of wisdom.

Merah Putih – Seminyak

The fantastic interiors of this favourite Seminyak establishment create the perfect setting for the refined Balinese dishes served here.

Between the two of us, we enjoyed Bak Pao Rendang and Ayum Pop to start, with Sayur Kalio for main, accompanied by steamed rice and creamy espresso martinis, made with home grown Balinese coffee.

The dishes were served on beautiful javanese wooden boards. This made it easy to share dishes between us, a dining method encouraged by Merah Putih which reflects the traditional dining arrangement of a Balinese home. Be sure to call and book in advance as it is a staple favourite with tourists and locals a like!

The above represent just a tiny portion of the hundreds of delicious eateries Bali has to offer. Stay tuned for more Bali Eats in the coming weeks.

Ellen x

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