There’s no surprise as to why Canggu is the number one choice for digital nomads in Bali and nowadays globally. Close proximity to beaches, great nightlife, trendy boutiques, and some of the best cafes and restaurants I’ve come across on my travels. Being Dairy Free in Bali was incredibly easy with an endless amount of choices, Indonesian, Western, Mexican, Vegan, you can even find an entire Avocado restaurant on this list.
Canggu really is a foodies paradise, you could easily spend weeks here and still only scratch the surface of what’s on offer. To make things easier on your next trip below are few of my favourites in no particular order. If you’re anything like me when it comes to travelling, food always takes centre stage in most cases our daily activities will be focused around our next cafe visit. I’ve also included a small breakdown of costs so you can roughly get an idea of the price point. Here is a list of my Best Cafes & Restaurants in Canggu.
If you haven’t added Ruko to your list, get your phone calendar out and slot it in. Ruko’s wide variety of breakfast and lunch options make this a very popular stop, every time we drove past on route to the beach this small little spot was always busy. If you can, get yourself a table outside and watch the world go by. Their menu focuses on locally sourced and fresh ingredients, a must visit when it comes to breakfast if you ask me, or a perfect spot for a late brunch after a morning surf. This was my first time trying a charcoal smoothie bowl and it definitely lived up to its hype! All dishes are between 50k to 85k IDR / £ 2.80 to £4.83
I’m not one to call favourites but three visits in four days. Enough said. You can be sure to find something you enjoy on their extensive and vast menu, with plenty of vegan options to choose from too. Big portions, flavoursome and everything on the menu will cost you no more than 55000 IDR / £ 3.15
Incredibly popular among Canggu’s hipster community and Aussie surfers. Their 6 am early starts make Crate a perfect pre surf coffee spot for many. Head in for their all day breakfast, their huge nourish bowls for lunch, or that perfect afternoon snack all while looking out at the rare and beautiful Canggu rice fields. The chances of you finding a queue when you arrive at Crate for brunch are very likely, but I can guarantee the food is worth the wait. I think Pablo nailed his description on Crate: “This place is like District 13 from the Hunger Games except its all hipsters and there’s no actual food shortage, food in fact looks and tastes great, everything is 55k or less so can’t beat the price/quality & quantity in my opinion”
Located on the other side of the Shortcut you’ll find Nüde , a popular spot among digital nomads due to their good wifi and indoor fully AC room. Nüde offer everything from high quality breakfasts, to superfood salad bowls, burgers, coffees, juices and smoothies. If you visit you must try their Nuts & Nana smoothie, it’s a peanut butter fanatics dream! The staff are incredibly friendly, with a real genuine smile from ear to ear. Their half-raw food half-naughty food hit the spot on every visit.
Bali Bowls & Smoothies
Prior to my visit to Bali, Bali Bowls & Smoothies was one of my bucket list foodie visits and we decided to leave this as our last Breakfast in Canggu. Enjoying our last meal on their upstairs terrace was a great way to end a fantastic holiday in the healthiest of ways. Couldn’t recommend enough their Acai Berry and Banana Cado smoothie bowl. Definitely a must visit in Canggu.
The Avocado Factory
An Avocado lovers dream! We originally just stopped here for a snack prior to watching the sunset. But we couldn’t resist getting a bite to eat as well. I had one of the best gluten free smashed avocado on toast I’ve ever had, with a real firery kick to it, from the chili seasoning. Reasonably price and in a gorgeous setting by the rice fields.
Burgerz goes beyond just a place to simply eat incredible finger licking food. Its a place to meet people, if you’re incredibly fortunate like us to meet the owner Koh a trip to Burgerz will be one hard to forget. We had the chance to learn about his life in Bali, his entrepreneurial spirit, & how Burgerz came together (An ingenious collab between Koh & the owner of a famous burger joint in France). The space is full of “souvenirs” from a more westernised world that can be found on the tables, acting as a gentle reminder of many of our roots, and how crazy it is to be here now. The workers are happy, smiling and genuinely willing to make your experience the best possible.
They offer a great burger combo (Burger + fries + soft drink) for 100k IDR / £ 5.70
Must try: Their creamylicious Shakes that can me made vegan using Mad Pops Ice cream & their homemade fresh burger buns baked fresh daily.
Made’s Banana Flour Co
Recommended by a friend, Made’s Banana Flour Co is the worlds first banana flour bakery. 100% Gluten-Free & Celiac Friendly. Made’s is definitely one of Canggu’s unique finds, located along Batu Bolong it’s the perfect spot to fulfill those sweet cravings. But basically sugar-free, what more is there to be said.
Best Value: Warung Jaba, Dandellion and Bu Mi.
The term Warung means small family owned business. You can’t visit Bali without trying some of the local cuisine, and when you can fill an entire plate of veggies and tempeh for just over £1.50 why wouldn’t you dive in. On our trip to Bali we always split our meals during the day by combining a western meal and a local meal. Warung Jaba was our favourite while our stay in Canggu, and although we didn’t have a great experience at Warung Bu Mi it does come highly recommended by all our friends. Warung Dandellion: This quirky café is an experience within itself, and don’t forget to chat to Gani and hear his funny stories.
I couldn’t get enough of seafood or chicken Nasi Goreng while on the island and can’t wait to attempt to recreate it at home.
Other great options we didn’t have a chance to visit: