Archive for the 'Seminyak' Category

Apr 12 2011

One of Bali’s best coffees: Caswell’s

Published by under Food,Seminyak

It won’t win any awards for its decor, atmosphere, or location, but if you’re heading past Simpang Siur from the airport and onto Sunset Road and need a caffeine boost, Caswell’s is the place to make a quick stop. There’s another outlet inside Gourmet Garage in Jimbaran, but I haven’t made it there yet, and … read the full post

Mar 16 2011

Finding a good croissant in Bali: Cafe Moka

Published by under Food,Sanur,Seminyak

It’s a difficult pursuit, finding a flaky, fresh croissant in Bali. It makes sense: croissants are not exactly indigenous cuisine and the foreign influence in Indonesia, where there’s any at all, is Dutch, not French. Yet some of us, usually with futile results, persist in trying… And I succeeded at Cafe Moka. The island is … read the full post

Feb 24 2011

Buying kids clothes in Seminyak, Bali

Published by under Kids,Seminyak,Shopping

In my experience as a six-foot-tall woman, shopping in the enticing-looking boutiques along Jalan Laksmana in Seminyak can be rather disappointing, with not too much available in my size. Shopping for kids, however, is another question entirely. Quite a few lovely shops selling children’s clothes have sprung up in this area over the past few … read the full post

Feb 16 2011

Cafe Bali on Laksmana, Seminyak

Published by under Food,Seminyak

If I ever had a little wooden seaside cottage, I’d be asking Cafe Bali who did their decorating and getting their number. I love this place: it’s cute but not sickly sweet, a breezy blend of sophisticated and serene right bang in the middle of the disaster-construction zone that is Jalan Laksmana in Seminyak. Think … read the full post

Feb 09 2011

Cozy massage in Bali

Street-level massage joints are a dime-a-dozen in Bali, and so too are the high-end US-dollar priced ones. The market in between, where you pay just a little more and get something a little different is where there’s a bit of a gap, but that’s where Cozy, just near Simpang Siur (ten minutes from Kuta on … read the full post

Feb 07 2011

Review: Sea Circus Restaurant, Seminyak, Bali

Published by under Food,Seminyak

With its dream-coloured glass louvre windows sitting pretty on Jalan Oberoi Sea Circus looks scrumptious from the outside alone. Inside, the white interior with vibrant turquoise accents and touches such as flowers in old bicarb of soda cans lends a carefree, beachfront feel, though the spot is off the beach and doesn’t have any ocean … read the full post

Dec 13 2010

Bali drinks: Ku De Ta

Ever-popular Ku De Ta is probably one of the most recommended places on the island — “Dahhhhling, you must go for sunset cocktails!” — and it’s true, you probably should at least once. It’s a stunningly situated restaurant and bar overlooking a decidedly enticing stretch of beach and at sunset, in the right light, it’s … read the full post

Dec 10 2010

Bali eats: Corner Store/Tuckshop

Published by under Food,Seminyak,Shopping

This uber-groovy spot at the intersection of Drupadi and Laksmana in Seminyak is a great little spot to have breakfast if you have kids in tow as they offer a couple of high chairs, something of a rarity in this area. The coffee here is great, the service breezy and you can browse the snappy … read the full post

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