Healthy Cafes Canggu & Seminyak
The joys of a holiday in Bali always seem to revolve around where you are going to eat next, and which cafe you want to try out.
If you’re staying in one of our Bali villas near Canggu or Seminyak then you’ll be overwhelmed with options to get your healthy food fixes.
If you read our first article on healthy cafes then you’ll already have a taste for the magic you’re in for. The tricky part can actually be narrowing down your options! We’ve done the hard work for you so you can be confident that you’re not missing out on the best spots as you head out of your luxurious Bali accommodation. Check out our second batch of must-tastes.
Updated 11 October 2020
Quince Cafe, Canggu
Jalan Pantai Berawa No. 51, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung
This charming, mostly organic cafe is nestled toward the southern end of Canggu, towards Seminyak, in the area of Berawa. For those that feed through your eyes as well as your mouth, Quince’s second trade is its interior design and homeware shop. It may seem like an odd combo but it makes for an extremely pleasurable aesthetic while you’re having your breakfast post-surfing. But let’s get to the food! While they emphasise quality ingredients and offer vegan and vegetarian options, you won’t be reading through the same menu options as the hipster cafes you may be holidaying away from in Australia. That said, they do make a killer avocado toast with boiled eggs, fresh herbs, sesame, and sumac and it costs less than ten bucks.
Some of the less obviously healthy menu items include polenta pancakes with bacon and pumpkin, Zucchini fritters with a broad bean smash, garlic oil, and a tomato and feta salad, or a breakfast bagel with parmesan custard, steamed greens, and a pumpkin seed pesto. Everything is made fresh to order and served with a warm and friendly smile. If you’re after the classic healthy vegan options that Bali is known for, you can definitely get your chia pudding, although Quince jazzes theirs up with maple poached rhubarb, strawberries, pistachio, and even a fennel seed brittle.
Quince is open from 8 am to 4 pm every day except Monday. They haven’t got a website but you can check out their Facebook here.
Milk and Madu, Canggu
Jalan Pantai Berawa No. 52, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung
If your Canggu villa is located anywhere near Quince cafe, then you’re in luck because our second option is only 300 metres down the road and is equally delicious. It’s also next to the popular Nalu Bowls that we talked about in Part 1. There is a certain aesthetic charm to Milk and Madu that was intentionally crafted by one of its owners, Pablo, who wanted to recreate what is traditionally known as a Joglo. This is basically an open-plan concept that facilitates a more community feel to the place. There are no walls, inviting in both people and a fresh breeze, and the cool stone floors are covered by hut-like wooden beams.
Enough about ambience, you’re probably wondering what you can eat and drink! From 7 am to 4 pm you have your pick of breakfast or lunch items until the switch over at 5pm for pizza dinners until ten. To start, coffee comes from their own blend called The Brotherhood, a 100% Arabica mix of Columbian and Ethiopian beans. All cups are double ristretto pulled through an old La Marzocco, which means something to coffee lovers. If you’re not into caffeine your only problem will be trying to make a decision between the long list of juices, smoothies, kombucha, teas and coconut water. One of the most popular is the take on the tradition turmeric Jammu with ginger, lime, and honey. Smoothies are made with almond milk and have some atypical ingredients like echinacea, nutmeg, psyllium husk and bee pollen along with classics like spirulina, goji berries, and chia seeds. Iced teas are served with a choice of passion fruit or lime sorbet, yum.
Breakfast is so varied, you are bound to find favourites for all types of foodies and non-foodies. You can go for classics like french toast and hotcakes, the Mexican fusion dishes like huevos ranchero and breakfast burritos, or something more Aussie like smashed peas with poached eggs or smoked salmon with dill and capers on toast. They are particularly loved for their special ‘Madu bowls’ which are various combinations of blended frozen fruit with delicious toppings such as the Beach berry, the Peanut Butter cup or the Bali Kiss. Lunch brings in some huge salad bowls with healthy roast veg, various meat options and house-made dressings. They are also known for their fresh burgers, wraps, and even poke bowls! It’s really hard to go wrong here.
No doubt you will leave far more than satisfied, but just know you can always come back for round two come dinner time. Think hot lava stone pizza, vegetarian lasagne, spiced lamb, or seared salmon. While it isn’t the trendy raw-vegan style cafe, you can go as healthy or as hearty as you choose at Milk & Madu. It will definitely be a favourite.
Also read: RENT A BALI VILLA near Milk & Madu in Canggu
Peloton SuperShop in Canggu
Jalan Pantai Berawa, Canggu.
If you’ve tried Milk and Madu and you want to get the ultra-hip vegan experience next, then Peleton Supershop should be on your list. If your a first timer to Canggu, definitely check this place out. As you may have guessed from the name, this central Canggu cafe doubles as a bicycle shop. They promote their bike riding ethos of treading lightly, conserving energy, and generally respecting the earth, and they apply it to the food they make as well. The space is even used as what they call an “open-minded event space” and they generally aim for everything they do to represent a “planet-friendly” lifestyle.
Breakfast, while vegan only, does a superb job at covering all bases for newcomers that may not know they have a taste for vegan food. You can find old favourites like avo on toast, granola, breakfast burritos and granola, but they’ve all got a healthy spin. Eggs are replaced with scrambled tofu, the yoghurt it made from coconut milk, there is house made sauerkraut and cashew sour cream. Of course, you can always opt for a smoothie full of blended tropical fruit and topped with your choice of house-made granola and a variety of super food powders like moringa and spirulina. Everything can be made gluten-free.
Lunch can be hit or miss depending on whether you’re into the faux-meat options like soy chicken schnitzel or parmy, jackfruit in the place of pulled pork, and walnut meat tacos. They have many thoughtful touches that make meals beautiful to look at as well as eat, such as charcoal or spirulina burger buns and nearly an entire rainbow of vegetables in every dish.
All of the trendy latte options are available and are made with either their housemade almond or coconut “mylks”. You can choose between organic hot chocolate, matcha, turmeric, or chai. If you’re a herbal tea drinker you might enjoy the ayurvedic blends that correspond to different doshas or body types. If you are just rolling through as part of the cyclist crowd, maybe you’ll pick one of their superfood shots like Curcuma, moringa, or mangosteen, to knock back while you continue your ride. While some patrons say that prices are a little steep, most acknowledge the care that goes into each meal and the quality of ingredients used. If you are into healthy food with a twist, this is certainly not one to miss.
The Shady Shack in Canggu
Jalan Tanah Barak No. 57, Canggu.
This lovely cafe looks out upon the quintessential rice paddies of Canggu and has made a name for itself with its organic coffee and teas, and beautiful selection of wholesome smoothies. Perhaps it is its charm or its quality ingredients, but this place can get packed during lunchtime so it’s best to get yourself in early before they start running out of popular choices! While some popular cafes let customers wrestle to snag spots, they will actually seat you so you can relax while you’re waiting. They have an outdoor seating area under a mango tree, surrounded by tropical plants to put you at ease.
Organic coffees can be enjoyed with fresh cow’s milk, bonsoy, almond, or coconut milk. Naturally, you can opt for matcha, turmeric, cacao or chai lattes as a coffee alternative, all presented with adorable latte art. Favourite smoothies are the decadent “start-up” with coffee, coconut milk, cashew butter, and cacao, and the “bliss berry” with blueberries, pineapple, banana, dragon fruit, coconut, honey, almond milk and bee pollen.
The food is all vegetarian but many happy meat-eating customers said they don’t miss a thing when they eat at Shady Shack. The popular superfood salad is absolutely packed with veggies, and the jackfruit tacos and chia banana bowl are also hits. You can find other typically non-vegetarian dishes with their own take on them like the Shepards Lie, Bees Knees Nachos, and even a healthy Mac N’ Cheese. They have free wifi too so If you snag yourself a spot before the crowds rush in, it’s not a bad place to drink fancy coffee and get some work done.
Island Bagels in Berawa, Canggu
Nicely located just up from Berawa beach this is the only place in Bali where you can get a decent bagel. A full range of bagel topping that is mouth-watering and with one of their signature cakes for dessert this is a must-see cafe if you’re wanting to chill out and not pay a fortune for really healthy food.
Green Ginger Noodle House in Canggu
Tiny, charming and cool, Green Ginger Noodlehouse is a little gem hidden away on Jalan Pantai Berawa in Canggu. It’s the little sister of The Elephant in Ubud where you can treat yourself to a yummy healthy and hearty meal. The food is inspired by the Southeast Asian region, everything is vegetarian and most of the ingredients are organic, local and seasonal. Prices are very affordable, the staff is genuinely friendly and welcoming and you can come in for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Wonderful!
Visit Green Ginger Noodle House – Jl. Raya Pantai Berawa No. 46A. Phone: +62 878-6211-2729
Earth Cafe, Seminyak
This famous cafe sits right on Oberoi Road – the celebrated Eat St in Seminyak. It’s the place to go for a healthy organic meal or a delicious cold-pressed juice on your way to the beach. When strolling back from the beach to your private villa in Seminyak, you can grab some fresh organic groceries from Earth Cafe and bring it home with you. Earth cafe has a marvellous plant-based menu and all the food is prepared with fresh ingredients from local traditional farms.
Visit Earth Cafe Seminyak – Jl. Kayu Aya 99, Seminyak. Phone: +62 821-4503-7943
SOUQ Organic, Seminyak
One of our favourite places to go for brunch and coffee located right at the beginning on Jalan Raya Seminyak from Sunset Point. While you’re sitting there, enjoying your cup of organic coffee, look around you to spot beautiful homeware items, handmade textiles, clothing and jewellery. Yep, SOUQ Organic is more than a foodie hot spot, it’s a fabulous shopping boutique as well. SOUQ Organic honours artisans and they believe in cooking and eating with integrity and compassion. It’s a great cafe not to be missed when staying in or even just visiting Seminyak.
Visit Souq – Jalan Raya Basangkasa No.10 Opposite Basangkasa Market. Phone: +62 822-3780-1817
Cafe Organic, Seminyak & Canggu
The name says it all, this boho-chic cafe is to be found in Seminyak as well as in Canggu, serving nothing but delicious and healthy food made with local organic produce fresh from the farm. Awesome vegan, vegetarian en raw food options, there are indoor tables where you can enjoy air-conditioned comfort and there are sitting spots outdoors in a lovely garden setting. You don’t have to be a vegetarian to love the food at Cafe Organic, we promise!
Visit Cafe Organic – No.99 X, Jl. Petitenget. Phone: +62 812-3612-8341
Kynd Community, Seminyak
An Instagrammers hot spot, this cute hipster cafe and bar is located on the Petitenget Strip in Seminyak. You cannot miss it with its bright pink exteriors and colourful wall paintings. Step inside and you can sit at a table in the inner courtyard, always busy with beautiful people craving for something delicious. We love their incredibly good-looking smoothie bowls and the inspirational 100% plant-based vegan menu. They even made have their own cookbook if you just can’t get enough of the food over at Kynd Community. This cookbook might be a good present for a special someone at home, as well.
Visit Kynd Community – Jalan Petitenget No.12 Kerobokan. Phone: +62 859-3112-0209
We all know avocados are healthy and delicious. What if we told you there is an avocado cafe hidden away in the rice fields of Canggu? Well, there is! It’s the first avocado bar in all of Southeast Asia located on upcoming Jalan Batu Mejan in Canggu. Healthy, fresh, delicious and good vibes only are what you can expect at Avocado Cafe. Try the green Matcha pancakes, the Avo Island Smoothie Bowl or the chocolate-avo mouse. From all sorts of burgers to avocado hummus and special desserts, everything is made on freshly with local ingredients from farms on the island of Bali. Meat and fish are on the menu as well but there are great options for vegans and vegetarians. The cafe overlooks the emerald rice paddies and there is fast reliable wifi for the digital nomads among us. Also, Avocado Cafe is 98% plastic-free.
Visit Avocado Cafe in Canggu – Phone: +62 813-3738-2521
If you missed our first post, make sure you have a scroll through to make the most of your stay in your Canggu or Seminyak villa. We know that even the pickiest of eaters will be able to find something that charms, Bali doesn’t tend to disappoint when it comes to food.
This post was written by Steven one of the Bali Villa Escapes marketing team who knows all the best eating healthy cafes throughout Seminyak & Canggu. He’s a real foodie and just loves hanging in these fabulous cafes & keeping you up to date on what’s current in Bali.