Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Breakfast In Bali: Canggu Cafe Culture

The breakfast offerings in Canggu are amazing, as a breakfast lover I couldn't have been happier.  Here are four cafes to start your day the right way:

Crate

Our first Bali breakfast was at Crate and we loved it so much we returned a couple of days later. Not a place to sit and linger but a top spot for people watching, good music and sitting at a big sharing table with people far cooler than you are. Portions are generous and you can sip your coffee (from a fresh bamboo straw, natch) while looking out over rice fields. My blue chia pudding might have meant that my Bali breakfasts peaked on day one, but the smoothie bowl I had on my second visit was delicious, too. My boyfriend requested a return visit specifically to order the chorizo toastie, when not in Dubai... Arrive early and tag-team to find a table while queuing and perusing the extensive menu board - this place gets busy.

crate cafe canggu

crate cafe canggu

Betulnut 

After seeing Hannah's Instagram snap, we headed to Betulnut for a later breakfast and grabbed a seat on the upper level. The breakfast menu all looked delicious but I hadn't had avocado toast for four days so had to try Betulnut's version, which turned out to my my one and only avocado on toast in Bali. Service was a little slow (my dish arrived long after my boyfriend had finished his) but we're a long way from Dubai and weren't exactly in a rush...also, it's Bali, chill pls. The avocado on toast was worth the wait and the cafe was a lovely spot to escape the sun and plan our next few days of adventures.

betulnut canggu

The Shady Shack

An all-outdoor cafe, The Shady Shack lives up to its name - it doesn't get much more relaxed than eating breakfast in a green oasis. The menu is entirely vegetarian which is a dream for someone who usually has their pick of a maximum of three options. We started with smoothies sipped through fresh bamboo straws, much-needed after a strenuous morning of surfing / watching surfing. One halloumi breakfast and one superfood salad made for the perfect late breakfast - I wish we could have had time to make a second trip here, the takeaway counter and small shop is worth checking out, too.

the shady shack canggu


the shady shack canggu

Oka's Bakery

Our final breakfast in Bali - a few minutes from our Airbnb, and recommended by our host, was at Oka's Bakery. I had my final smoothie bowl and it was an epic one - a creamy avocado smoothie topped with granola, coconut and fresh fruit.  Fun fact but I usually don't like or eat fruit - it somehow tasted so much better in Bali and cool smoothie bowls appealed more than my usual avocado toast. The bakery sells a range of vegan and / or gluten free treats - every item lists all its ingredients which is so helpful, we picked up some vegan cookies and energy balls for the journey home.

okas bakery canggu

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4 comments

  1. These look incredible! Especially loving that blue chai pudding - yum

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  2. Okay I have not had a fancy brunch in way too long, all these look amazing!

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  3. My god all the colourful healthy looking food! Looks amazing. Part of me is sad I never made it to Bali - but I know it was the right decision for me in the end. But the food...damn looks so good.

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  4. Those smoothie bowls look delicious- perfect for somewhere hot.

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