Photo: Boys, beers and boards At Nal’s Kitchen.

Eat and meet

Surfing can certainly build up an appetite and no matter which area you choose to stay (or surf) around Medewi, you won’t go hungry—as well as many guesthouses and hotels offing meals, a growing number of local and Western style cafes and restaurants are popping up too.





Directly overlooking Medewi point break, Bombora Resort’s relaxed style eatery is a terrific spot to enjoy a latte or sip on a sundowner with a varied menu that rivals any Western cafe from Bondi to Malibu (at least in price: mains 60,000–185,000 rupiah). If you are not a guest, unfortunately the tempting swimming pool is out of bounds.

Warung Bagus can handle all major food groups.

Warung Bagus can handle all major food groups. Photo: Sally Arnold

Back from the beach as well as a bunch of local warungs, there’s a handful of tourist style cafes too. Stop by Surf Shack Medewi housed in a fantastic bamboo “shack” for a cold beer or juice in the sunny beer garden.

Medewi Beach Inn and Cafe will sort you out for a smashed avo on toast (40,000 rupiah) as a well as Indonesian and Western standards. Challenge your friends to a game of Monopoli here—a (probably not authentic) version of the famous boardgame featuring Indonesian cities.

Last, but certainly not least along this strip, long running Mai Malu has been a crowd-pleasing surfer hangout dishing up pizza, pasta and burgers since the waves were mere ripples (Ok, since 1997).

Terrific seaside location at Bombora.

Terrific seaside location at Bombora. Photo: Sally Arnold

If you are staying back in the village, Rasta Cafe in a simple bamboo shack overlooking the ricefields near Padi Surf Villa and dishes up fresh food with super friendly service and many vegetarian and vegan options. You can’t go wrong here either if you pop into Medewi Surf Homestay for a healthy and filling dragon bowl (40,000 rupiah)—stop by for one of Ugis’s excellent massages too!

To the south of the point, Warung Bagus on the main highway is as popular with the locals as it is with tourists. A menu in English even offers some Western fare at this basic cheapo local style joint with most mains around 15,000–25,000 rupiah. You’ll be handed a notepad and pen to write down your order, and unless you request, the tastes are toned down for the tourist pallet. If you prefer spicy local style, be sure to write “pedas”.

At the other end of the spectrum, for a fancy meal the beachfront resort at Pekutatan, Puri Dajuma is a lovely spot for a romantic nosh-up—give them a call for a free pick up and choose from one of their three restaurants.

Settle in for sunset at Warung Sri Ten Pandan.

Settle in for sunset at Warung Sri Ten Pandan. Photo: Sally Arnold

Heading north to Yeh Sumbul Beach, our top pick here is Nal’s Kitchen on the main road to the beach. This hipster style warung is packed nightly with both tourists and locals and it’s easy to see why—the simple Indonesian food is fresh, well cooked and affordable. We’d recommend the Ikan Bakar (30,000 rupiah) if they have it and for a sweet treat, try the icy es teller dessert (10,000 rupiah). Cold beers are available too at supermarket prices.

Down on the beach Warung Sri Ten Pandan (089:00–23:00) bags a lovely spot for a sundowner under the pandanus trees (though we counted more than ten). You can choose fresh seafood from the icebox as well as local and Western standards on the menu, but If you’d simply like a snack with your beer, the only choice we were offered was… cigarettes! Oddly the ikan bakar “special packet” (110,000 rupiah) here includes one kilo of fish (as well as veggies rice and tofu), unless you ask for less, then the price is reduced accordingly. We spoke to a couple who hadn’t realised this and the fish kept coming, one small fish after another.

For a smarter spot to dine in this area, the second-floor restaurant at Sea Medewi overlooking the ocean is a very relaxing place to kick back, with daily happy hour and pool table below. The limited menu is mainly Western fare, and though breakfast was very good here, unless you like sweet toppings (when they should be savoury), don’t order the pizza!


Map of eating options for Medewi
Map of eating options for Medewi
Legend
(1) Bombora Resort (2) Mai Malu (See Surf Shack)(3) Medewi Beach Inn and Cafe (See Surf Shack)(4) Medewi Surf Homestay (5) Nal’s Kitchen (6) Puri Dajuma (7) Rasta Cafe (8) Sea Medewi (9) Surf Shack Medewi (10) Warung Bagus (11) Warung Sri Ten Pandan

Bombora Resort Jalan Pantai Medewi; .
Mai Malu Jalan Pantai Medewi; Open Mo–Su: 07:00–22:00 .
Medewi Beach Inn and Cafe Jalan Pantai Medewi; .
Medewi Surf Homestay Medewi village; .
Nal’s Kitchen T: Yeh Sumbul Beach; .
Puri Dajuma Pekutatan; .
Rasta Cafe Medewi village; Open Mo–Su: 09:00–22:00.
Sea Medewi Medewi Beach; .
Surf Shack Medewi Jalan Pantai Medewi; .
Warung Bagus Main highway through town; .
Warung Sri Ten Pandan Beachfront; Open Mo–Su: 08:00–23:00.

Bombora Resort
Jalan Pantai Medewi; Medewi, Bali
Under 10,000 rupiah
Mai Malu
Jalan Pantai Medewi; Medewi, Bali
Under 10,000 rupiah
Medewi Beach Inn and Cafe
Jalan Pantai Medewi; Medewi, Bali
Under 10,000 rupiah
Medewi Surf Homestay
Medewi village; Medewi, Bali
Under 10,000 rupiah
Nal’s Kitchen
Medewi, Bali
T: Yeh Sumbul Beach; Under 10,000 rupiah
Puri Dajuma
Pekutatan; Medewi, Bali
Under 10,000 rupiah
Rasta Cafe
Medewi village; Medewi, Bali
Under 10,000 rupiah
Sea Medewi
Medewi Beach; Medewi, Bali
Under 10,000 rupiah
Surf Shack Medewi
Jalan Pantai Medewi; Medewi, Bali
Under 10,000 rupiah
Warung Bagus
Main highway through town; Medewi, Bali
Under 10,000 rupiah
Warung Sri Ten Pandan
Beachfront; Medewi, Bali
Under 10,000 rupiah
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