Casual cafes to Lunch in at Seminyak
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 most Indonesian holidaymakers will absolutely love.
Updated by Steven Waldberg (one of the marketing team) on 5th March 2020
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. For Indonesian tourists coming to Bali, this is a real treat as many of these cafes are only in Bali. Sure you'll get some great places to eat in Jakarta but they simply can't match the ambience and amazing food you find in these Bali cafes. For Indonesian families, there are lots of places where you can take the kids or if your here on your honeymoon there are lots of romantic cafes in Seminyak for the two of you.
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 featuring a lovely garden with rice paddy views. A great brunch spot!
Visit: Monsieur Spoon, Jl. Kayu Cendana Oberoi No.2
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.
Visit Sisterfields, 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 he 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.
Visit Biku, 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, reading a book from the extensive book library, having a chat with friends or checking 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, 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.
Visit Cornerhouse, Jl. Kayu Aya No. 10 A, Kerobokan, Seminyak
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