I crave that quintessential cuppa joe all the time. I seriously cannot function without coffee. I have had to reduce my consumption now and then, but no matter where I explore and venture across the world, that coffee outlet needs to be there. Some places you would never expect a local coffee spot boasting delicious bespoke drinks have gems that need to be experienced. Bali is one of those places. Indonesia is known for many characteristics and features, but usually coffee and espresso beverages don’t immediately come to mind. And to help all the nomads travelling through this tropical nation, here are the best cafes in Bali for you to nab that craved java when you need it.

the best cafes in Bali for the crafted cuppa joe
the best cafes in Bali for the crafted cuppa joe

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The Best Cafes in Bali – Australia Influenced

The meteoric rise of Australian influenced cafés has caught the attention of coffee-cultured travellers. Most of the best places serve all-day-breakfast and lunch, with some even offering night menus. With endless places to enjoy mouth-watering food and equally delicious cups of coffee, the best cafes in Bali should definitely be on any foodie’s travel bucket list.

Bali is a much larger island than most realize. The Balinese cities bringing the best gastronomy and bespoke coffee drinks typically include Canggu, Seminyak and Ubud, but the food scene in Uluwatu is growing fast. Here are the best cafes in Bali in our humble opinion. We doubt you’ll be disappointed!

THE LOFT – Canggu

Located on Jalan Batu Balong, one of the busiest roads in Canggu, this spot, one of the best cafes in Bali, is always packed. Its cool, open-loft style design sets it apart from neighbouring eateries, as does their varied menu. It’s no wonder where it got its name is it?

The Loft - one of the best cafes in Bali
The Loft – one of the best cafes in Bali
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The Loft offers a little bit of everything from raw, vegan salad bowls to juicy Australian beef burgers. There really is something for everyone. It’s also the sister establishment to Vida Surf Shop Café – a swanky and hip cafe near Bondi, just in Sydney Australia that attracts a similar type crowd.  

REVOLVER ESPRESSO Seminyak

Founded in 2011 by Sydney’s Katie Allan, Revolver undeniably revolutionized the quality of coffee in Bali. They roast and blend their coffee in their own roastery in Seminyak and have grown to supply some of the best cafes in Bali.

Revolver Espresso - one of the best cafes in Bali
Revolver Espresso – one of the best cafes in Bali
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This is the place for an unmatched and tantalizing all-day breakfast served with magnificent coffee. As you devour your little piece of heaven, people watch and soak in the cultural atmosphere. They also have a separate dinner menu with some of their Lunch favourites.

MILK & MADU Ubud

The original Milk & Madu was a favourite in Canggu. Now, they’re bringing their serious coffee obsession to the heart of Ubud. Yes, I do mean obsession: they brought over latte glasses from Australia to ensure they were THE perfect size, always pour double ristrettos and use their own 100% Arabica beans.

Brunch is served all day, from fresh croissants , signature eggs benedict, and real Aussie beef burgers. Everything tastes great. These guys know what they’re doing!

SEA CIRCUS Seminyak

You can’t miss the brightly coloured circus murals and quirky interior at Sea Circus. Start with breakfast and a cup of coffee made with custom roasted beans which are ground by the cup. You get a coconut cookie and an inspirational quote to help you start the day.

It’s no wonder this place is always busy, as well as offering great food and coffee at a good price, once the sun begins to set it’s the ideal place to enjoy a cocktail and sample some their night menu dishes. Basically, you could happily eat and drink here all day.

STRAWBERRY FIELDS Batu Belig

A relatively new addition to the Bali café scene, Strawberry Fields combines an edgy interior with good coffee, good food and good drinks. What else do you need really?

They’re famous for their Smoothie and Vitality Bowls as well as their mouthwatering New York style burgers made with quality Aussie beef.

Strawberry Fields - Another one of the best cafes in Bali!
Strawberry Fields – Another one of the best cafes in Bali!
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They’re open for breakfast, lunch and dinner! So whether you’re in the mood for a coffee, fresh coconut or thirst-quenching cocktail (or all three? I won’t judge…) the friendly staff here will ensure your cravings are well and truly satisfied.  

SISTERFIELDS Seminyak

As soon as you walk through the doors you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a café in Melbourne. It has a sleek, marbled interior and luxurious feel. Yes, it’s slightly more expensive than other cafes in Bali, but has a wide variety of mouthwatering dishes and great coffee.

This is THE place to come for brunch and is loved by locals, expats and tourists. It’s also probably the most iconic “Australian café” in Bali.

Sisterfields cafe in Bali
Sisterfields cafe in Bali

CRATE Canggu

Crate may have started off in a small spot on Jalan Batu Balong, but its new expanded location just down the road is a testament to how popular they are, still busy and thriving with the buzz of the old place.

Crate - one of the best cafes in Bali Credit: Cal Bailey
Crate – one of the best cafes in Bali
Credit: Cal Bailey

They keep it simple with polished concrete, no walls and no table-service, but that is part of the charm. Crate offers consistently great food and coffee at exceptional prices. From the dishes to the décor, this place is every Insta-traveller’s dream.

WATERCRESS Batu Belig

Watercress was the first baby of the Good Food Brotherhood (see Milk & Madu, too) and is still as popular today as when it first opened. Trained baristas poor the perfect coffee every time, using their own Brotherhood beans.

Try out their food any time of day. Freshly baked, buttery croissants in the morning, a range of open sandwiches on delicious sourdough and summer lasagna stand out on their lunch menu, as well as fresh tuna and tasty veggies on their dinner menu. Inspired by their hometown Byron Bay, the hardest part when you come here is choosing what to have. Take your time and savour your coffee while you take in the menu.

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So there you have our round-up of some of the best cafes in Bali. Whether you’re in Seminyak, Canggu, or Ubud, there are so many fantastic eateries to choose from it can be hard to know where to start. With colourful dishes and sublime flavour combinations it’s hard to go wrong.

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Cal is a guest writer for Fill My Passport and is the blogger behind the delightful site Mountain Leon Visit to learn more and be inspired to travel the world.

 

 

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