I am very lucky to be able to call the beautiful island of Bali home. My mum lives in Bali so every time I visit her, I am fortunate enough to dine at some of the best restaurants and cafes on the tropical island! Although I am a meat eater, I thoroughly enjoy eating plant based meals on a regular basis. I spend a lot of time in Bali each year and find I frequently have a lot of people asking me for my foodie tips. So here are my top 6 plant based cafes in Bali.
Peloton Supershop – Located in Berawa
Peloton is a trendy vegan café in Berawa (located between Seminyak and Canggu). It has a wide variety of food on the menu that would appeal to not only vegans but meat eaters too. Peloton has a really great vibe, the staff are all so friendly and welcoming from the minute you walk in and the food is consistently good. The portions are large and the menu is creative ranging from smoothie bowls, tacos, salads, burgers, lasagne and much more! There really is something about this place, the vegan food is absolutely delicious and the coffee with their homemade coconut milk is out of this world. No wonder it is always so busy – clearly a very popular spot with expats, locals and of course tourists. Pictured is their green smoothie bowl with a mangosteen shot and coconut latte.
Kynd community – Located in Seminyak
This cute, trendy pink café in Seminyak is divine! Kynd Café will make anyone fall in love with vegan food, the smoothie bowls are out of this world and always beautifully presented as are the salad bowls. I have been to Kynd several times and almost every time I have been, people are clicking away on their phones taking pictures of the beautifully presented food – it will put a smile on anyone’s face, as it doesn’t only look phenomenal but tastes great too!
The Shady Shack – Located in Canggu (vegetarian)
I love going to the Shady Shack for a nice, quiet, healthy lunch whilst sitting in their tropical garden. The menu provides a range of options which makes it really hard to choose from. One things for sure is that all the food is nutritious, beautifully presented and you can’t go wrong! The relaxed atmosphere and gorgeous setting makes for the perfect place to unwind in and enjoy some fresh tasting food. I have eaten numerous meals at The Shady Shack and I am yet to find something I don’t like – the wraps are very delicious as is the jack fruit burger! Definitely worth checking out if you are in the area.
Botanik – Located in Batubelig (between Seminyak and Berawa)
Botanik is located where The Spicy Coconut used to be. It is the perfect spot to refresh yourself and escape the heat for an hour. I have only ever enjoyed the smoothie bowls at Botanik but each one I have had has been spot on, beautifully presented with great customer service! This eco-friendly café’s simple interiors and colourful food will make anyone feel at home.
Down to Earth – Located in Seminyak and Ubud
If you are looking for really healthy food in Bali, then Down to Earth is the place for you. The menu is extensive and the atmosphere chilled and inviting. The seitan burger is a win as is the roasted vegetables rosemary tofu wrap! I love their coconut kefir, smoothies and Kombuchas to quench my thirst on a hot day. They also have a mini super market were you can pick up an array of supplements, beauty products, packaged superfoods and snacks as well as takeaway raw treats.
Alchemy – Located In Ubud & they have a small branch in Seminyak at Potato Head
The raw salad bar followed by a raw cake or two is the ultimate lunch combo! Nice sized portions, top quality, tasty food in a very relaxed atmosphere! I would have lunch over breakfast at Alchemy though as the menu is more varied at lunch time and the portions larger. There is even a shop inside the café where you can stock up on natural beauty products, supplements and health food products. This review is based in the Ubud location.