It is widely known that Bali Island is often a year-end holiday destination, with many tourists both from within and outside the country who come there. Apart from its natural beauty, it turns out that Bali is also the most appropriate place for you to enjoy a cup of coffee in relaxing cafes.
Not to mention the typical Balinese scenery and atmosphere that can add to the excitement of your time there. So, for those of you who are confused about looking for a relaxing place to hang out while enjoying coffee, worry no more! We have you covered with the 10 best instagrammable cafes that also provide delicious food.
1. Mannaka Bali
Like a cafe in Japan, Mannaka Bali has a very small size. But you will feel that this cafe has a strong character in terms of design. Minimalist but memorable.
No wonder so many people come to Mannaka to take Instagram photos. So, make sure you come a little early because space here isn’t too big.
But while taking photos, don’t forget to try the Matchapresso. The mixture of bitter taste between espresso and matcha is delicious on the tongue.
Location: Jl. Petitenget 19C, Kerobokan Kelod, Seminyak
Open: Daily from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
2. Recolta Café
For those of you who are looking for a cafe in the Jimbaran area, there is a cafe with a fairly elegant design and not far from the Udayana University campus or the airport. The place is super cozy and the interior also seems luxurious.
Well, what’s cool in Recolta is the glass design behind the Cafe which directly overlooks the mangrove forest.
Apart from selling coffee, here you can also order various heavy foods such as burgers, or deserts such as Gelato. The choice is quite complete.
Location: Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai 33 – 34, Tuban
Open: Daily from 8:30 AM to 9:30 PM
3. Seniman Coffee
Seniman Coffee is an old player in the coffee world in Bali (and abroad). In fact, this place is considered the leader in producing the best baristas in Bali.
What’s exciting is when you step into the cafe on Jalan Sri Wedari, a small alley in Ubud which is now the best culinary center in Ubud.
You will find this cafe feels more like home. Baristas will greet you kindly, even though guests don’t know each other, they will talk about coffee or their vacation.
And what makes this cafe famous, apart from the coffee, is its unique rocking chair. Made of cheap plastic chairs, the legs of the chair are given additional curved wood. Very unique and comfortable!
In terms of price, it is rather expensive compared to other cafes, and the parking space is also minimal. So, don’t expect a parking space if you take a car.
Location: Jl. Sri Wedari 5, Ubud
Open: Daily from 07:30 AM to 10:00 PM
4. Revive Coffee
If you like the strong taste of coffee to make you awake while working all day at the cafe, then try visiting Revive Bali.
With a rustic tropical style design and a mural arrangement made from ceramic tiles on the bar table, it makes the feel of this cafe really hippie.
The coffee used here comes from roasting Revolver Espresso. This Revolver Espresso is in the same class as Expat Roasters, so you don’t need to doubt its quality, right?
Besides being suitable as a place to work while drinking coffee, Revive Bali is also famous for its brunch and vegan menus.
Location: Jl. Penestanan, Ubud
Open: Thursday – Tuesday from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
5. Hanaka Coffee
If you are looking for a hangout place in the Denpasar area to hang out with friends or just use wifi for work, maybe you can try Hanaka Coffee.
The place is not too big, but has a minimalist interior design which is quite interesting.
The cement wall covering with white ceramic tiles and wooden furniture makes this cafe feel clean. Not to mention the lighting is bright enough, so it’s nice to use while working.
But the problem is because it’s quite crowded, sometimes you will feel like you can get a sharp glance from customers who don’t get a seat. But set that aside, the open space concept is mind-refreshing!
Apart from being a cafe in Denpasar, Hanaka also has a distribution shop, so be careful with your expenses, even though the coffee price is quite cheap, you can be tempted to shop for clothes there!
Location: Jl. Komodo Island, Denpasar
Open: Daily from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
6. Full Circle by Expat Roasters
If you’ve had coffee several times in Bali, you must be familiar with the name Expat Roasters. In addition to opening independently, it turns out that Expat Roasters coffee beans are widely used in cafes or cafes and restaurants in tourist areas.
Well, it’s no wonder, Expat Roasters’ barista has won international competitions. So, if you want to know what good coffee tastes like, you can try their coffee.
Well, since 2019 they have opened a new cafe in Ubud with a concept identical to Ubud’s nature, named Full Circle by Expat Roasters.
The typical industrial cafe interior is combined with several wooden elements and a forest-themed mural will make your visit to this cafe feel comfortable.
Every corner of the cafe is designed differently, from booth seating that is suitable for gathering with friends, to seating like cinema stairs.
You just need to remember, because they have a row of titles and unique coffee beans, then you will have to spend more for a cup of coffee at Full Circle.
Location: Jl. Jatayu, Ubud
Open: Daily from 07:00 AM to 22:00 PM
7. Karakter Kopi
Karakter Kopi, which is located in Renon, Denpasar, was built on top of an old Joglo house, with vintage furniture from the days of our grandparents. Even though it seems old, this is what is the hallmark of the Karakter Kopi itself.
According to the location and concept, Karakter Kopi has a really friendly price. They even have one signature coffee called Kopi Tanggal Tua (end of the month)!
So even though the cash in your wallet is running low at the end of the month, you have no reason not to be able to enjoy a coffee here because the prices are quite cheap!
Location: Jl. Tukad Barito 99, Renon
Open: Daily from 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.
8. The Bare Bottle
The Bare Bottle is a small but very well designed café. From the outside, it is eye-catching. If you want to taste their coffee, definitely spend time in this small cafe. They have delish food for your tummy as well!
Once inside, you can sit on a swinging bench while enjoying a simple yet quirky interior design.
But what’s really impressive about The Bare Bottle is the coffee.
You could say the quality of the coffee here is on par with some of the best cafes in Melbourne, the king of cafes! Definitely one of the best in Bali too.
Location: Jl. Raya Kuta, Bali
Open: Daily from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
9. Hungry Bird Coffee Roaster
Coffee from Hungry Bird is one of the best in Bali. It is not surprising that they were awarded the number 1 cafe in Canggu.
Also, the team from Hungry Bird itself has arguably won the title. Starting from the owner, the roaster, to the barista! Each of them had won in their respective fields.
Well, for those of you who like to post latte art photos on Instagram, you must stop by Hungry Bird.
The latte art here is very champion, you can request any image you want to make, knowing that the barista has won 3rd place in Latte Art competitions throughout Indonesia.
Location: Jl. Raya Semat (Jl. Perancak) 86, Canggu
Open: Monday – Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
10. Starbucks Reserve Dewata
Starbucks Reserve is the premium brand of Starbucks. The coffee beans used here are different. In addition, at each Reserve outlet, they also educate visitors about coffee beans.
For example, at Starbucks Reserve Dewata itself, you will be able to understand more about coffee through their various educational media. Starting from the coffee garden that was created in the back garden area, to visual media about coffee bean processing.
One of the most impressive things about this super magnificent cafe in Bali is its design. Every detail of the interior is really designed using the philosophy of coffee and the resulting architecture is so beautiful to look at.
Price? Standard Starbucks, definitely more expensive than regular cafes. But for a place to hang out with friends, it’s worth it.
Location: Jl. Sunset Road 77, Seminyak
Open: Daily from 08:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.
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So those are the 10 recommendations of cafes in Bali for your splendid time! Hopefully, this article can help you find places to hang out casually while enjoying coffee there. See you in Bali, Flokqers!