Breakfast bliss in Bali

Start your tropical mornings off right with our guide to the best of Bali's cafés.

With the recent surge of healthy, delicious, and organic cafés to choose from, the discerning breakfaster (or bruncher) has an abundance of options. Many of Bali’s trendy and expat-loving establishments are using fresh and locally-sourced ingredients, and they don’t stop there. Patrons are enticed with bright, open-air spaces, unique and eclectic décor, and friendly and helpful waitstaff. To help you navigate the breakfast scene in Bali, primarily in the towns of Seminyak, Uluwatu, and Ubud, here are eight restaurants and cafés that will enhance your gastronomic experience.

Watercress Café lives by the slogan “always fresh, plentiful and abundant goodness for all.” Top dish recommendations include the smashed chats (a type of potato) and goat cheese, the Watercress omelet or benedict, and the Spanish chorizo and baked eggs. They also have vegetarian and gluten-free options, which are helpfully marked on the menu. Also, they self-confessed coffee snobs and work closely with barista, Katie Allen, from Revolver Coffee, an extremely popular coffee destination in Bali. Their latte mugs were imported from Australia, their house blend coffee is 100% Arabica from Colombia, Guatemala, and Papua, and their milk comes from Australian cows living in Java. Talk about taking the coffee experience to the next level! Breakfast is served all day starting at 7:30 a.m.

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Kafe is a see-and-be-seen café. If you go to Ubud, you will hear at least one person talking about dining here. I frequented this spot several times a week while living in Ubud, couldn't get enough! On the list of must-try dishes, the banana pancakes ranks high. With indoor and outdoor seating, as well as an open-air area upstairs where many expats and long-term travelers station themselves to work, this place is a great way to mix and mingle with other travelers while enjoying an unforgettable meal.

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