Fancy a quick bite to eat with the kids, perhaps chillaxing over lunch with your best mates or going for a refuel after browsing the shops along Jalan Kayu Aya?
Following are some great cafes in Seminyak with a really casual vibe that you will absolutely love.
Updated by Steven Waldberg (one of the Bali Villa Escapes marketing team) on 23nd August 2022
There are so many new and amazing-looking cafes popping up all over Seminyak that it’s often hard to keep up to date with what’s happening. A casual stroll down the Jalan Kayu Aya, also known as Eat St, will reveal a new start-up cafe or restaurant nearly every month. For the average tourist staying in Seminyak on holiday, you are really spoiled for choice. There are literally dozens of awesome-looking cafes (some hidden up little side lanes such as Revolver) that serve delicious & affordable meals. You could spend a month here and still have not tried everything.
Ingka is a tropical hide-out with fabulous drinks and food located on the upcoming Mertanadi Street in Seminyak. It has a big garden in the back, friendly staff, nice music and beautiful decors. They do a good breakfast with big juices and great coffee. Dinner at Ingka is also amazing and they often have live music sessions going on.
Address: Jl. Mertanadi No.80, Kerobokan, Bali
Hands down, Monsieur Spoon bakes the best croissant in Bali. Authentic French made with real butter and baked in the oven to perfection. It is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, served with extremely yummy homemade jam – I love it! No wonder the croissants, bread and pastries are great at this cafe, the owners of Monsieur Spoon are French. Whether you are staying in Oberoi or Petitenget (or Ubud or Canggu), it really doesn’t matter, you will find this heavenly cafe and bakery everywhere. In Seminyak, there is a cozy Monsieur Spoon cafe across Seminyak Village and the other one on Petitenget Street features a lovely garden with rice paddy views. A great brunch spot!
Visit: Monsieur Spoon
Address: Jl. Kayu Cendana Oberoi No.2, Seminyak
You would think you are in a cafe back home in Sydney or Melbourne. The interiors are ultra-contemporary and the food is amazing. This one has got to be the first on your lunchtime list. It’s just off the main Ea St road near Seminyak Square – you can’t miss it….look for the queues. Try the burgers with fries, they are absolutely delicious.
Address: Jl. Kayu Cendana No.7, Seminyak
Biku Restaurant in Petitenget Seminyak is a tea house tucked in an authentic Javanese Joglo house with a gorgeous intricately carved wooden ceiling and pillars. This charming tea house has indoor and outdoor seating areas and they do a fabulous high tea for adults and kids! Biku exudes old-world charm and his services are friendly and professional. Apart from the tea and the homebaked cakes, the food is also really good and everything is reasonably priced. Come in for a high tea, breakfast, lunch or dinner, any hour of the day is good to head over to Biku. Do make a reservation if you are planning to come during peak hours.
Address: Jalan Petitenget No.888 Seminyak
Right above Nalu Bowls in Seminyak, in a little lane that connects Jalan Raya Seminyak to Drupadi and Oberoi Road, Shelter Cafe is a hidden rooftop garden cafe that is always packed with gem-seekers. This cafe is lofty and open-air with tropical plants all around and nothing but good vibes. The friendly staff will find you a table so you can get your share of their delicious food, drinks, smoothie bowls, cakes and coffee. Shelter Cafe does great vegan lattes, as well, made with coconut, cashew or almond milk.
The Coffee Library
Located on Double Six Beach, Padma Street in Legian and also on the buzzing Kayu Aya Street in Oberoi Seminyak, The Coffee Library features great coffee brewed from fresh local coffee beans. The beans come from all across the archipelago, promoting local coffee farmers and thrilling any real coffee lover holidaying in Seminyak. The coffee Library even serves the (in)famous Luwak Coffee if you want to get fancy. Luwak Coffee is one of the most expensive coffees in the world and the Luwak (a civet animal) has something to do with it… The Coffee Library is a great spot to come in for coffee in lunch, read a book from the extensive book library, have a chat with friends or check up on the latest news on your laptop. Ps: they serve pretty good Indonesian food, as well.
This cafe and coffee hub started out with something great: a passion for coffee. Expat. Roasters is all about the specialty coffee brewed with the best coffee beans from Bali and around the world. The brainchild behind this fabulous coffee cafe is the award-winning head barista Shae Macnamara. Are you up for an exceptional brew? Choose your beans and your brewing style. A coffee lover won’t get enough of this place. Expat. Roasters is located on the Petitenget Strip in Seminyak. Mano Beach Club serves coffee by Expat. Roasters if you want to go for a delightful breakfast with ocean views and the best coffee on the island.
Visit Expat Roasters
Address: Petitenget St No.1A
An old-time favourite for coffee and lunch, Cornerhouse sits on the corner where Oberoi Road begins and Jalan Drupadi ends. This popular cafe serves Revolver coffee and that means you can be sure your daily caffeine shot is a delicious one. Corner House features industrial interiors and it exudes a modern casual city vibe. Not only the coffee is of excellent quality but we also love the fresh juices and the food.
Address: Jl. Kayu Aya No. 10 A, Kerobokan, Seminyak
Located on the Petitenget Strip, Kynd Community stands out with her boho-chic wall paintings and all-day liveliness. This place is packed with ex-pats and tourists on their way to grab a healthy plant-based breakfast or lunch. There are lots of sweet and savoury options. The coffee is excellent and their smoothie bowls are totally Instagrammable. Kynd Community has a little terrace in the front but also a lovely little garden in the back. Go check it out!
Address: Jalan Petitenget No.12 Kerobokan Kelod, Seminyak
Now, who doesn’t dream of enjoying breakfast with the view of emerald rice padded in Bali? Didn’t think it was possible in hip and trendsetting Seminyak? Well, we’ve got news for you: Nook has it. This lovely restaurant is located where Petitenget ends and Umalas begins and the views are wonderful! There are many cozy spots where you can sit and sip your coffee while waiting for your delicious tropical breakfast, brunch or lunch. Can’t get enough of the views and the tranquil ambience? Nook also opens for dinner.
Address: Jl. Umalas 1 No.3, Kerobokan, Bali
Hidden away in the centre of Seminyak on Jalan Drupadi, The Koop is a perfect little breakfast spot. These guys are coffee experts so you can leave your villa without coffee in the morning and head straight to The Koop. They roast the coffee beans themselves and the cold-pressed coffee is really worth a try. The Koop is a breezy double-storey cafe with cozy little nooks where you can have your coffee and check up on the latest news. Breakfast is really good, too! In particular the pancakes and fruit bowls.
Visit The Koop
Address: Jl. Drupadi No.66, Seminyak, Bali
Neon Palms is a trendy cafe sitting right above Bali Boat Shed in Oberoi, Seminyak. This place has got the coolest murals and the menu is brought to you by the Australian chefs who are also behind Sea Circus. Drop in for breakfast and come back in the afternoon for tapas and innovative cocktails. Bring your camera for you will want to take some photos!
Visit Neon Palms
Address: Cnr of Jalan Kayu Aya & Jalan Kayu Jati, Seminyak, Bali.
There are loads more cafes, restaurants and bars in the Seminyak, Petitenget, and Oberoi areas. The fun part is just walking around and seeing what takes your fancy. The above should at least point you in the right direction.
For more information on what to see & do in Seminyak read: The Ultimate Travel Guide To Seminyak, Bali