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  • Crystal Palace
    4.5 stars

    Our favourite beach shack

    Beachfront, north of Double Six

    Just to the north of where Jalan Double Six hits the beachfront you'll find the very aptly named Crystal Palace. ... read more

  • Potato Head Beach Club
    4 stars

    Top-notch sunset spot

    Jalan Petitenget
    T: (0361) 737 979

    Potato Head Beach Club is one of the best sunset spots in Bali’s busy Seminyak, offering a sublime beachfront setting, comprehensive array of cocktails, a large swimming pool with a swim-up bar and several great options for dining into the evening. ... read more

  • Ku De Ta
    3.5 stars

    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 ... read more

  • Seminyak and Legian beach bars
    3.5 stars

    Open any inflight mag and the Bali beach bars that get name-dropped are inevitably the glossies like KuDeTa, Cocoon, Rock Bar, Potato Head, Tao Rooftop Bar and so on, but there’s one problem, none of these are actually on the beach. ... read more

  • Mozaic Beach Club and Lounge
    3.5 stars

    Jalan Pantai Batu Belig, Kerobokan
    T: (0361) 473 5796

    Relatively new Bali restaurant arrival Mozaic Beach Club offers an incredible six-course tasting journey as well as an a la carte menu offering meals that are among Bali’s most creative and simply delicious. Set in elegant surrounds overlooking the beach club lounge and Batu Belig beach beyond, ... read more

  • Cocoon Beach Club
    3.5 stars

    Breezy beachfront restaurant

    Jalan Double Six
    T: (0361) 731 266

    Relative newcomer Cocoon has lifted the vibe of the Double Six neighbourhood quite drastically. ... read more

  • La Lucciola
    3.5 stars

    Relaxed fine dining

    Petitenget, Seminyak
    T: (0361) 730 838

    Italians do all the important things in life well – shoes, bags and food. Most people enjoy Italian food, but it can sometimes be too heavy for a tropical climate. Bali institution La Lucciola, located a stone’s throw from Petitenget temple on one side, and the thundering Indian ocean on the ... read more


  • Where’s a good place for cheap Indonesian food in Seminyak?
    3.5 stars

    If you’re shopping in Seminyak and need to stop off for a quick lunch or dinner and you’re in the mood for some cheap Indonesian food, you have a few options to choose from. ... read more

  • Seminyak breakfasts
    3.5 stars

    Whether you’re roughing it at a Bali guesthouse and you want to treat yourself or you’re splurging in a villa but you want to hit the pavement, brunch in Seminyak is a good idea. Breakfasts run the full gamut here, from cheap and cheerful through to sophisticated and pricey. Here are a few of ... read more

  • Seminyak's best restaurants
    3.5 stars

    A quick wrap of some favourites

    Bali’s Seminyak is becoming more popular than ever for quick traveller getaways, whether coming from Australia for a week-long eat and shop trip or from Singapore for a weekend break from the city. We’ve covered some of Seminyak’s cheap restaurants, but here are some of our faves for when you ... read more

Jalan Batu Belig

  • Watercress Cafe
    3.5 stars

    Jalan Batu Belig 21A
    T: (0361) 780 8030

    Watercress Cafe on Bali’s Jalan Batu Belig is the latest lovely addition to the island’s burgeoning healthy cafe scene. Set in an airy tiled building with beautiful shabby chic design touches, it makes a great pitstop for breakfast, lunch or coffee and for the wonderful quality and friendly ... read more

Jalan Double Six

While Jalan Double Six is a continuation of Jl Arjuna, many refer to the whole stretch as Double Six. It's clustered with everything from very late-running dodgy bars to tshirt shops and cafes. Watch out for holes in the pavement!

  • Warung Melati
    4.5 stars

    Superb Indonesian food

    Jalan Double Six

    Warung Melati serves quite possibly the tastiest Indonesian food you will ever try -- it is absolutely sensational. ... read more

  • Warung Murah
    3.5 stars

    Tasty food at low prices

    Jalan Laksmana, Seminyak (next door to Cafe Bali)

    I kicked off a series on cheap Indonesian food in Seminyak a while back and am continuing with a little post on Warung Murah, which translates, literally, as cheap roadside restaurant. Located on busy Jalan Laksmana/Oberoi/Eat Street, it’s actually better than roadside, being a proper ... read more

Jalan Drupadi

  • Lacalaca
    3.5 stars

    Jalan Drupadi 1, Seminyak
    T: (0361) 736 733

    There’s a new kid on Bali’s Mexican block, and she’s a beauty. Well located on Jalan Drupadi just around the corner from Eat Street, Lacalaca offers a short but beautiful Mexican menu in pretty but not silly surrounds. Come here for the quesadilla, stay for the bloody yummo habaneros sauce. ... read more

  • Kreol Kitchen
    3.5 stars

    Jalan Drupadi 11 no. 56, Seminyak, Bali
    T: (0361) 738 514

    The brochure saying, “Soul food cooked with passion,” and the bright ribbons dangling in the wind at the entrance to Seminyak’s Kreol Kitchen drew us in to this quirky, lovely spot. Entering the cafe, we were met by an enormous blackboard presenting an enticing menu, which at first glance was ... read more

Jalan Laksmana

Affectionately known as "Eat Street" Laksmana is packed with excellent restaurants and cafes. It goes through a few name changes, with Kayu Aya and Oberoi often used interchangeably, but say Laksmana and your cabbie will know where you are headed.

  • Wah Wah Gourmet Burger Winebar
    4 stars

    Jalan Laksmana 11
    T: (0361) 736 585

    A $30 burger in Bali? Never thought I'd be doing that, but that's just what I did at this slick burger and wine bar down near the Legian Hotel. ... read more

  • Sea Circus
    4 stars

    Whimsical and cute

    Jalan Laksmana 22
    T: (0361) 738 667 / (0878) 6077 1754

    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 ... read more

  • Trattoria
    4 stars

    Good value, tasty pizzas and pasta

    Jalan Laksmana

    A Seminyak-mainstay that continues to grow in popularity, Trattoria serves Italian food such as pizza, pasta and meat dishes to crowds of people that know good food when they eat it. ... read more

  • Grocer and Grind
    4 stars

    Quality Western café

    Jalan Laksmana

    Grocer and Grind is part deli, part café, part expat haven. The food is what you might find at a better cafe back home for an interesting but delicious breakfast or lunch with a difference. ... read more

  • Anomali Coffee
    3.5 stars

    Jalan Kayu Aya No. 7B, Seminyak
    T: (0361) 736 687

    If you’re doing a spot of shopping along the Eat Street stretch of Seminyak and the heat is driving you nuts, urbane coffee house Anomali makes for a good rest and recharge-with-caffeine stop along the way around to Jalan Basangkasa (as Jalan Legian eventually becomes known as it heads north). ... read more

  • The Bistrot
    3.5 stars

    Jalan Laksmana (opposite Coco supermarket)
    T: (0361) 738308

    The Bistrot has only just opened its gleaming glass doors and is a seductive, stylish addition to the busy scene on Bali’s Jalan Laksmana, or Eat Street, in Seminyak. ... read more

  • Revolver Boutique Coffee House
    3.5 stars

    Best coffee in town

    Jalan Kayu Aya (Jalan Oberoi) #3, Seminyak, Bali Behind This is a Love Song Concept Store and Home Store, or enter from the lane
    T: (0361) 788 4968

    If you’re in the mood for a perfect coffee in Bali, Revolver Boutique Coffee House, just off Jalan Laksmana, is where you need to head. Along with coffee, this urban-style cafe — yes hipster, even — serves up smoothies, delicious breakfasts and light lunches. ... read more

  • Sisterfields
    3.5 stars

    Bright and breezy

    Jalan Kayu Cendana 7, Seminyak

    Sisterfields is a great breezy breakfast, lunch and coffee option located in the little Seminyak street cutting between Laksmana and Grocer and Grind. ... read more

  • Earth Cafe
    3.5 stars

    Wonderfully vibrant food

    Jalan Laksmana 99,
    T: (0361) 736 645

    Earth Cafe has just a few tables and a bench but a lengthy menu of fresh, wonderfully vibrant food, and the air-con is a welcome and rare respite from the heat and dust outside on Laksmana. ... read more

  • Press Ban Cafe
    3.5 stars

    Hipster cafe

    Jalan Laksmana 50
    T: (0361) 730 486

    Just four tables are offered at this decidedly hipster vintage boutique and cafe, with a short but sweet menu of coffees, teas, sweet things and light lunches. ... read more

  • Cafe Zucchini/Zuttion
    3.5 stars

    Excellent coffee

    Jalan Oberoi 47
    T: (0361) 736 633

    This easy to miss spot on Laksmana is another stop-while-you-shop joint, with excellent coffee, smoothies, baked items and light fare. ... read more

  • Cafe Bali
    3.5 stars

    Great atmosphere

    Jalan Laksmana
    T: (0361) 736 484

    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 ... read more

Jalan Mertanadi and Sunset Road

  • Caswell’s
    3.5 stars

    Komp. Pertokoan Dewa Ruci, Blok C Jl. Sunset Road Kuta

    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. ... read more

  • Gusto Gelato & Caffe
    3.5 stars

    UPDATE, June 2014: Gusto’s has moved to Jalan Mertanadi (the “jail road”), a few hundred metres up from Sunset Rd. There’s more space for parking and inside the ice creamery, with tables and chairs either out in the garden or inside in air-con. Still just as worthy of a diversion!It’s ... read more

  • The Little Green Cafe
    3.5 stars

    Jalan Bidadari No 1 (off Jalan Mertanadi), Seminyak
    T: (0361) 275 2125 / (085) 857 070 205

    The Little Green Cafe is a favourite healthy spot of ours in Bali’s Seminyak area, serving up scrumptious salads and light vegan and vegetarian fare in a sunny and shaded courtyard. ... read more

Jalan Petitenget

Jalan Petitenget makes a circuitous loop from Laksmana, eventually joining Batu Belig. You'll find some of Seminyak's fanciest restaurants here, grasping onto the last of the area's ricefield views.

  • Saigon Street
    4 stars

    Great drinks, solid Vietnamese

    Jalan Petitenget 77X, Seminyak
    T: (0361) 897 4007

    On-trend Saigon Street offers great cocktails and excellent Vietnamese food in bustling, mint-green surrounds. ... read more

  • Metis
    4 stars

    Sophisticated with paddy views

    Jalan Petitenget 6
    T: (0361) 737 888

    This sophisticated restaurant is off the beach but has paddy views instead, albeit with development and bright lights in the distance. ... read more

  • Sarong
    4 stars

    One of our favourite spots for a splurge

    Jalan Petitenget 19x
    T: (0361) 737 809

    This is one of our favourite spots for a splurge meal in Bali. Well off the beach on increasingly popular Petitenget. ... read more

  • Gourmet Cafe
    4 stars

    Yummy light meals

    Jalan Petitenget 77A
    T: (0361) 8475 115

    This breezy and popular spot serves coffee with a bite and baked goods, as well as a range of yummy light meals such as sandwiches, mostly under 50,000 rupiah. ... read more

  • Lantern Bali
    3.5 stars

    Contemporary Southeast Asian

    Jln Petitenget 17E, Seminyak
    T: (0361) 733 192

    From the people behind Seminyak’s Bo and Bun comes funky, bright Lantern, serving a range of pan-Southeast Asian classics, such as pho, laksa, masaman and pad Thai. They do a good job, too, particularly with their Vietnamese dishes — the pho is excellent, while the banh mi and chicken salad ... read more

  • Warung Sulawesi
    3.5 stars

    200 Jalan Petitenget
    T: 0361 746 3052

    Nothing is quite as humiliating as having another expat express incredulity about you not having visited a particular restaurant or sight. And so it was, chastised by another, that I sought out Warung Sulawesi (yes, worse — it’s very close to our base in Bali). ... read more

  • Motel Mexicola
    3.5 stars

    Bright and bold

    Jalan Kayu Jati, No. 9X, Petitenget Beach (behind the temple, opposite Bodyworks)
    T: (0361) 736688

    We usually try to wait for a joint to have been open for a little while before checking it out, but with bright, bold Motel Mexicola in Seminyak, Bali, we just had to stop by. ... read more

  • Petitenget
    3.5 stars

    Jalan Petitenget 40X, Seminyak
    T: (0361) 473 3054

    Petitenget, named for the nearby temple and street, is an elegant, 1930s-feel restaurant serving creatively scrumptious meals and proving that you don’t need to be on the beach in Bali to be prominent on the island’s culinary map. ... read more

  • Biku
    3.5 stars

    For tea lovers, and more

    Jl Raya Petitenget 888, Seminyak
    T: (0361) 8570888

    Beautiful Biku has practically become a Bali institution for those seeking a relaxing retreat where you can sip on the best teas on the island. The food menu is top-notch as well and affordable — this is the sort of place you can go with a group and not panic about how much your portion of the ... read more

  • Sardine
    3.5 stars

    No-fuss but good menu

    Jalan Petitenget 21
    T: (0361) 738 202

    It’s not often you return to a restaurant in Bali to find it’s truly doing better than it was before; too often you have a lovely night out, return six months later and find that the fickle clientele has moved on, seduced by something shinier and trendier that has opened down the road. So it ... read more

Jalan Raya Seminyak

This is just a continuation of Jalan Legian and forms the main north south road through Seminyak. Heavily trafficked, this is more of a shopping strip than eating, but there are a few reasonable options to choose from.

  • Taco Beach
    3.5 stars

    Jalan Kunti 6, Seminyak, Bali
    T: (0361) 854 6262

    I’ve been on the hunt for Bali’s best babi guling for some time now, so when I heard about the babi guling tacos and burritos at Taco Beach (thanks for the tip, Hati Solutions), I figured trying them would really be an essential part of the overall mission, right? ... read more

  • Warung Ocha
    3.5 stars

    Delicious Indonesian and Western food. Free WiFi

    Jalan Raya Seminyak

    Warung Ocha is not your typical local warung -- it's a slick Western-styled place that serves both Indonesian and Western dishes. ... read more

  • Ryoshi
    3.5 stars

    Great sushi

    Jala Raya Seminyak

    Ryoshi has a number of outlets throughout Bali and has been incredibly successful because of the freshness, quality and consistency of its food. ... read more


  • Habitual
    3.5 stars

    Outstanding burgers

    Jalan Umalas 1 No. 12 B (past Warung Hotei, on the right) Kerobokan, Bali
    T: (0361) 9181 801

    Habitual is a small little day-time cafe tucked away in Bali’s Umalas, an area that’s starting to thrive when it comes to cute little food joints. Open for breakfast and lunch, it’s a pleasant pitstop — and if you love burgers, it’s worthy of a diversion if you’re staying in nearby ... read more

  • Nook Bali
    3.5 stars

    Our local

    Jalan Umalas 1 - on the road connecting Petitenget, Bali
    T: (0813) 3806 0060

    Nook is a cute little warung that opened up a few months ago in Umalas, just north of Seminyak, serving excellent Indonesian food as well as a few Western options, in basic but stylishly simple surrounds. Overlooking a patch of paddy that can’t last for much longer as the developers move in, ... read more

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