Where to Eat and Drink in Bali

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As promised, I recapped our overall experience in Bali, then did a post on shopping tips, and now I present you our recommendations for food and drinks on the beautiful island. I could have rice and noodles everyday so Bali was basically a magical wonderland of eats for me.

We are value hunters so the majority of our recommendations are well-priced, but we did splurge a couple nights. Below are our faves from South Kuta, Ubud, and Canggu and I throw in my favorite snacks from the trip.

Where to eat in South Kuta

  • Warung Mak Jo – modern, clean warung on a main street with a great bang for your buck. Get their noodles and Balinese coffee!

    Coffee, lumpia goreng, and mie goreng at Warun Mak Jo

    Coffee, lumpia goreng, and mie goreng at Warun Mak Jo

  • Hong Xing (Nusa Dua) – wonderful Chinese-Balinese fusion restaurant right on the beach in Nusa Dua behind the Bali Collection Mall
  • Bawang Merah Jimbaran Bay Restaurant – what a perfect way to end the night: watching and listening to the Indian Ocean’s waves coming onto shore while having fresh seafood. While it was our most pricey meal of the trip (1 fish and 2 beers for ~$25 USD), it’s still cheaper than what you would pay in America and very worthwhile.
With our juicy fish on Jimbaran Bay Beach

With our juicy fish on Jimbaran Bay Beach

  • BreakTime Bali (Nusa Dua) – quaint roadside cafe with cheap noodles and wonderful juices
Ramen pizza, kari ayam (noodles), and a mixed juice from BreakTime Bali

Ramen pizza, kari ayam (noodles), and a mixed juice from BreakTime Bali

Where to go for a drink in South Kuta: Ayana Resort’s Rock Bar is one of a kind. Perched on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean, it is the best place to watch the sunset. Get there early to avoid waiting and just get drinks and an appetizer if you don’t want to spend too much.

One of the many viewpoints from Rock Bar

One of the many viewpoints from Rock Bar

Beers and the spring roll appetizer at Rock Bar

Beers and the spring roll appetizer at Rock Bar

Where to Eat in Ubud (the town where every place has Happy Hour)

  • BreadLife – on-the-go or searching for the cheapest eats? BreadLife and their Chinese buns is your answer.
Chinese buns for lunch at BreadLife

Chinese buns for lunch at BreadLife

  • Pringga’s Grill – Happy Hour is buy 1 get 1 free cocktails. Great for Balinese and Italian options (we actually got pizza here)
  • Get gelato when you’re in Ubud!

Where to Drink in Ubud

  • Kebun Bistro – you’ll almost forget you’re in Asia when you step onto this French cafe’s patio. Classy place serving up 2 for 1 sangrias in the afternoon!
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Sangria and fries at Kebun Bistro

Where to Get Coffee and Tea in Ubud

The Bali Pulina plantation outside the town offers a wonderful tasting of their finest teas and coffees after partaking in a tour. Sip while looking out at the luscious, green Bali countryside from their towering tree house.

Tea and coffee tasting at Bali Pulina

Tea and coffee tasting at Bali Pulina

Where to Eat in Canggu

  • The Loe – hands down the BEST meal we had during our trip, which is surprising seeing as we were the only ones in the restaurant for the whole duration of our dinner. The food was incredibly tasty and they offer very unique menu items. Go here on your stay!
The pictures don't do the food at The Loe justice (pictured: bruschetta, Italian style suckling pig, and fried pig skin)

The pictures don’t do the food at The Loe justice (pictured: bruschetta, Italian style suckling pig, and fried pig skin)

Cool music paraphernalia all over The Loe

Cool music paraphernalia all over The Loe

  • Echo Beach Club – another great choice right on the beach. This place has an extensive drink and food menu and all the food is cooked fresh on the beach in front of you!
Drinks at Echo Beach Club

Drinks at Echo Beach Club

Snacks you have to try in Bali

If you love seawood like I do then you must try these snacks:

Seaweed flavored Pringles!

Seaweed flavored Pringles!

Seaweed flavored and salmon teriyaki Lays

Seaweed flavored and salmon teriyaki Lays

Special shout out to our Airbnb stay at Ubud Ku Guest House in Ubud, which provided the best breakfasts straight to our room every morning:

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Thanks for stopping by! Check out the full recap of our Bali trip here and my Bali shopping tips here.

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