Restaurants in Canggu Bali, that you simply must try

There is a massive change happening in Canggu. The whole area is rapidly becoming very hip, happening and extremely trendy. Move over Seminyak and watch Canggu explode over the next few years. There are heaps on new villas being built and the tourist numbers, especially those from Australia are on the rise. This sleepy beach side, farming rural  village area is now home to hipsters, ex pats, surfers, back packers and Australian families renting out luxurious private holiday villas.  

If your a foodie, then Canggu is the place to be. It’s a foodies paradise!

Along with this rise in tourist numbers there is of course some really cool restaurants that are worth trying. Most of these are centrally located near Echo Beach and along the main road strip known as Jalan Batu Bolong and they are cheap and very family friendly. So take the kids and enjoy some fabulous food while watching the passing parade of people as you tuck into your healthy salad or smashed avocado.

The team at Bali Villa Escapes  thought that it would be a good idea to list our favourite restaurants in the Canggu area that you should definitely visit. They are all well priced, great value and the food is awesome.

CLOUD 9 – this restaurant/cafe is a bit out of the way as it’s on the short cut between the rice fields that everyone uses to get from Canggu to Seminyak. It might be a little hard to find and you will probably have to ask for directions to get there, but the views are absolutely gorgeous. Sit back on the bean bags with your friends and soak up the wonderful views of the Balinese farmers at work. It ‘s very chilled out, relaxed and great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You really get a sense of Bali way of life here as there are no other restaurants around which is perfect!

You can get anything here from healthy juices, salads, Indonesian dishes right through to a fantastic choice of hamburgers all with cool surf break names such as: Mavericks,Pipeline, Teahuoo just to name a few – this kids will love these.

Cloud 9 is about a 5-10 minute drive from Echo Beach in Canggu and 5 mins from the Bolong area.. If your staying in a villa nearby you will probably find it easier to rent a scooter and drive down there as taxis can be hard to find.

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MONSIEUR SPOON – this is the first restaurant in the really popular area of Jalan Butu Bolong. This is where all the tourist activity is in Canggu and this is where you are going to find many of the best known restaurants and cafes. Monsieur Spoon is ideal for breakfast and lunch as they serve delicious French pastries, freshly baked in their own kitchen. It’s a hub, central meeting  spot where people from all over Canggu come to sip coffee, chat with friends enjoy delicious croissants and of course watch all the beautiful people passing by. They also serve healthy and very tasty sandwiches, baguettes, quiches, yummy salads and amazing cakes for dessert. Well worth dropping in just for the buzzy atmosphere. There is an outdoor garden area where you can chill out and relax with ample seating and tables for everyone.

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BETELNUT CAFE – this is probably one of the mast famous and well know restaurants in the Canggu area and it’s busy the whole time. Everyone seems to come here and enjoy delicious wraps, burgers, health breakfast bowls, Indonesian and Mexican dishes; you name it they have it (even a special kiddies menu) and the place is buzzing from morning till night. It’s right in the thick of all the restaurants in Batu Bolong and it’s not hard to find. All you need to do is follow the crowds. Try to sit upstairs where you get really fabulous views over the rice fields plus you get to check all the action happening below. It’s very casual and most people come here after spending time at the beach. Come here in your board shorts, bikinis and thongs – the vibe is all about good food and relaxation.

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CRATE – this is a famous landmark in the Batu Bolong strip. It’s loud, vibrant, energetic, full of 20 somethings and serves up an array of fabulous wraps, amazing health juices, burgers, salads and the usual post surf fare. The food is healthy, well priced and this seems to attract people the entire day; it is seriously busy! Expect loud music, lots of noise and to be wowed by the top food. It is small so you may miss it if your driving past. Be on the look out for a a small cafe that looks as though it’s still being built. Basically, it’s a hole in the wall.

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The video below is of Crates new shop which is about 10 minutes walk from their old shop. It’s so much bigger but still has the same fabulous food.

DEUS CAFE  – this is a massive restaurant, surfboard and custom motor bike shop all rolled into one. It’s an eclectic place and this is the beauty of it and this is what draws the huge crowds – tourists come from all over Bali to wonder around the place, check out the cool bikes and have breakfast, lunch or dinner at the same time. Most people that come to Bali end up here, so it makes perfect sense to drop in and see what the hype is all about if your staying in Canggu.

The food covers all bases, pizzas, pastas, burgers, meat dishes, seafood and Indonesian cuisine – there is something for everybody here. Deus Cafe is just off Jalan Batu Bolong so you get some terrific rice field views while eating. It has a very relaxed and chilled out vibe as you would expect from a Canggu cafe – remember in Canggu it’s all about enjoying yourself and having lots of downtime with friends and family and Deus Cafe is the perfect place to do it.

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MILK & MADU – about a 10 minute ride from Canggu ( almost in the Berawa area)  is the very hip and happening Milk & Madu cafe. The menu is extensive and covers everything from Gourmet Pizzas fabulous wraps as well  as a kids menu of the usual spaghetti bolognese and burgers,  Whilst not exactly in Canggu it is worth the effort coming here simply for the laid back and very friendly atmosphere. Adjacent to the cafe is the famous Nalu Bowls where you can get the most delicious and very healthy juices and granola bowls. The kids and the family will love this place. Trust us on this!

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CINTA CAFE – You really have to keep an eye out for this little gem tucked away about 10 mins from Canggu on Jalan Pantai Berawa. This cafe/restaurant has the most gorgeous rice field views. People flock here to capture these views will eating on some fantastic cafe food such as burgers, wraps, salads and delicious healthy snacks. There is also beer and wine on the menu so it’s also great for dinner. A big draw card for this cafe the children’s little playground area as well as the Sunday afternoon activities for them. It’s a real family affair and tons of fun for the parents as they get to relax while the kids are looked after in the playground.

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MY WARUNG – I love this place as its a bit hard to find and a bit out of the way but once you get here you will see why so many people make the effort. It’s a cool little restaurant / cafe that serves really healthy snacks, salads and local Balinese food. It’s so yummy and well priced for the quality of the food and the great ambiance. Make your way there as it will take you to the other side of Canggu to the Jalan Linjong area. Order a salad, grab an outside table and check out all the action.

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