Photo: Beach time!

Eat and meet

Olala cafe is attached to the bungalows of the same name. The crew here can be a bit abrupt, but they do serve up a reliable selection of Western and Asian food in a couple of relaxing pavilions. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, they also provide decent WiFi. Patience is required as meals can take a long time to arrive.

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The restaurant attached to Yulia’s serves up similar meals to those at Olala, but perhaps executes them a little more quickly. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the menu is typical tourist fare with a small selection of Indonesian meals, a few Western options and a bunch of drinks including fresh juices. The Indonesian meals are quite good quality, but a little more expensive than what you’ll pay from one of the warungs in Iboih village.

Babah Alue is a restaurant in the village of Iboih serving delicious Indonesian food in a relaxed cafe setting. Dishes such as noodle soup, fried rice and veggies are standards but some Western dishes such as sandwiches are available from time to time if the kitchen has the proper ingredients. The juices are fresh, the food tasty and the atmosphere chilled. A good place for those bored with the restaurants attached to the guesthouses.

There are plenty of small places to eat in the centre of Iboih village, which gives you some variety from the limited options at Yulia’s, Olala and Iboih Inn. These warungs primarily serve Indonesian food at prices far lower than what you can expect at the restaurants attached to accommodation. Check these places out for a bit of variety and to speed up your meal time when places like Olala are packed with customers and taking over an hour to dish up food.

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