Seminyak was our second and final stop during our trip in Bali. We’d eaten a whole heap of delicious foods in Ubud and were looking forward to seeing what Seminyak had to offer. And it did not disappoint. Seminyak and the surrounding areas of Kuta and Canggu, offered a great selection of vegetarian restaurants for us to try. Here are our favourites!
We had driven past Sea Circus so many times on our drives around Seminyak. And it wasn’t until one of our last mornings that we decided to head in for breakfast. The building, as well as the decor, is bright, colourful and super fun. This laid back, beachy circus vibe made for a relaxed dining atmosphere. There are a number of veggie options, but they also do serve food for meat-eaters as well. But how was the food? Well, see for yourself…
This delightful stack of waffles was my choice for breakfast and my gosh it was tasty. Waffles, especially a large stack like this, have the tendency to get dry and a little samey after a few big mouthfuls. But the ice-cream that was served with it, as well as the berries, toasted nuts and warmed bananas really added to the dish and helped to make the waffles less dry. But all the more filling! Dan opted for a Buddha bowl, filled with banana, coconut, chocolate and home-made granola. And although it wasn’t his favourite from the trip, he enjoyed it immensely!
Peloton Supershop was somewhere we visited twice for dinner whilst in Seminyak. Located in Kuta, it was about a thirty minute drive for us to get to the restaurant. We were actually in the area of Kuta, to visit the Deus Ex Machina- Temple of Enthusiasm (a super cool shop/ bar/ live music space) so popped in here to grab some food as we’d read some really great things about it when doing some food research.
This plant-based cafe does a great selection of food; from burgers, insane salads, pastas, pancakes and hot dogs. I opted for their Veg Out Burger on my first visit and it was delicious. We both went for salads on the second visit, which we enjoyed immensely. Just a pointer, it does get super busy of an evening, so expect to wait a little while or to be sat at a large table with other diners. We visited the second time just before the dinner peak began and were able to sit upstairs in the outside balcony area. So if you’re wanting a more relaxed, cosy dining experience definitely try to visit out of peak hours.
Crumb & Coaster
If you’re looking for a great breakfast or brunch spot when in Kuta, Crumb & Coaster would be my suggestion. We found this place online after a little research and it was well worth putting up with the long drive (and insane amount of traffic)to get there! We actually visited on a few occasions and tried a range of dishes. But the star of the show for us were the corn fritters. They were super crispy, full of flavour, with a lot of spice and were absolutely delightful. The avocado mash and chilli jam perfectly complemented the fritters and created a meal that we could have eaten five times over.
When we were looking for a quick breakfast of a morning we popped across the street to the wonderful Monsieur Spoon. This French style cafe served, as you can expect, a whole host of pastries, as well as avocado toast, eggs cooked in numerous ways, and lots and lots of bread. The food was super tasty here and the service was fast, but my favourite thing about this place was the decor. It was a strange mixture of the light and bright hipster cafe that I’ve come to know from my time in London, with warm and cosy French cafe. It sounds weird but it worked!
Our hotel, Kokonut Suites, was located just across the road from this lovely Italian restaurant. Considering its location was a little out of the main centre of Seminyak, La Baracca was busy, but we managed to grab a small cosy table inside. We went all out, like we always do when ordering, and both got a portion bruschetta to start, as well as another dish of grilled zucchini, tomatoes and pine nuts. And for mains Dan went for a delicious ravioli and I opted for the gnocchi. What shocked us most about the meal wasn’t the quality of the food, (it was incredible by the way) it was the price! All in all our dinner came to a whopping £9. Back home in London £9 would just about get you a main course of pasta, but we managed to get starters and dinner for two for that price! This is a great place for a bargain dinner, but you can enjoy it without worrying that you’re scrimping on food quality.
We actually went back to the restaurant for lunch one day, as we were so impressed by the quality of the food. We shared a margarita pizza and also ordered a make your own salad, which I had been craving so much whilst we had been travelling. Again the costs were low and the atmosphere was great. Unfortunately La Baracca closed the next day for refurbishment, so we weren’t able to go there again, but we were so glad we got to try it a few times. We left before we could see the finished product, so if you decide to eat here, it may look a little different to the pictures above!
And there you have it! These were my favourite restaurants in Seminyak (and the surrounding areas). I know there isn’t any traditional Balinese foods on here, but this was the last destination on our trip, and we were really just craving some of the tastes from home. Plus after living on Dominoes in Vietnam we were really just craving fresh, healthy foods. And Bali well and truly delivered.
Until next time.