The good news if you’re a vegan is that you’ll never go hungry in Bali, and there are a host of cafes that even your non-vegan friends will love. Plant-based cafes are capturing the imagination and the Instagram feeds of a generation of healthier travellers. Today’s vegan cafes are colourful, fresh and bursting with flavour and personality. Check out our top ten and discover how creative cooks are reinventing cafe favourites.
By Yasmine Schouten.
Health freaks are going nuts over the vegan, gluten and dairy-free menu at Shady Shack. If you like your food in all colours of the rainbow then this is the place for you. The leafy terrace and crisp interior plays off jungle décor with white canopy-covered tables located in their garden. The best thing they serve is an all-day breakfast, so you can enjoy smoothie bowls for dinner without getting a sideways look, and still have room for their amazing cakes.
The Shady Shack, Jalan Tanah Barak No.57, Canggu, p. +62 (0)819 1639 5087.
At Give Café things are done a little differently. Every single purchase has a purpose. The café is completely plant based and gives 100% of its profit to the people & places that need it most. Each month 3 charities are carefully chosen by the café and all profits are dedicated to these organisations. Besides doing great work, Give Café also has an amazing menu. From Unicorn Pancakes and Pink Lattes to Cheekan Satay (vegan sate) and whole coconuts. At Give you can do well and eat well at the same time.
Jalan Padang Linjong no. 85 Canggu, Bali, Indonesia 80361
A combination of a plant-based café & bicycle store allows Peloton to share the fun and ease of a conscious lifestyle. Peloton Supershop is about celebrating a full life. They are a one stop planet-friendly shop, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Peloton is not a typical plant-based café, although they are meat and dairy free, they believe in balance and encourage fellow humans to be mindful of our consumption to eat more plants.
Peloton Supershop No.46 Jln Raya Pantai Berawa. Berawa, Bali Indonesia.
Hidden in the heart of Ubud, Bali’s spiritual and cultural capital, lies the Lazy Cats, a restaurant that doubles as a café, bar and gallery and that encourages its guests to indulge in the arts of feeling indolence and serenity. Lazy Cats invites its patrons to leave the world behind and unwind with exquisite cocktails, regional coffee specialties and a wide variety of artfully created colourful vegetarian delights freshly made with locally grown produce by Chef Hiram RIOS.
Jl. Raya Ubud No.23, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
Sayuri Healing Foods is quite spiritual and serves predominantly raw-living foods for its higher light and vibration menus aimed at enhancing the healing process, healthy rejuvenation & longevity, all working on a physical, emotional & spiritual level. They also serve plant-based, gluten-free, simple cooked food incorporating the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, Chinese, and Macrobiotic philosophies. In particular the drinks and desserts at Sayuri stand out. They also offer yoga and raw food cooking classes. Sayuri, yes, she’s real, is also an incredible raw dessert chef.
JL Sukma kesuma no 2 , Br Tebesaya – Ubud, Peliatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
Soul in a Bowl is a place for everyone, anytime of the day. They are welcoming, colourful, organic, eclectic and evolving. The restaurant is a modern, two level eatry, with an urban feel, mingled with classic Indonesian elements. They have an extensive menu with lots of healthy dishes, including some meaty favourites. Our personal favourite is the vegan lasagne. They also have Soul at The Beach, also in Sanur that serves fresh and healthy food everyone will love.
Jl. Danau Tamblingan no. 180, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali 80228, Indonesia
& l. Pantai Sindhu, Sanur, Denpasar, Bali 80228, Indonesia
Bali Buda recognised early on that home-made, healthy and delicious is a recipe for success. In their cafes and stores, now in five locations across the island, everything is homemade every day. Their menu consists of a big assortment of healthy and delicious foods. As much as possible, their produce, grains and protein are as chemical-free or organic as possible. Bali Buda continuously supports 2 great major projects which are: Rumah Sehat Mandi (A natural birthing clinic) and Recycling Eco Bali. Moreover, 90% of their wastes is either composed or recycled. So while you have delicious food you are doing something good for the environment too. The stores are a great source of local and imported ingredients and health food, eat in, or get it delivered.
• Ubud (0361)976 324 • Sanur (0361)288 732 • Bukit (0361)701 980 • Kerobokan (0361)8445 935 • Bali Bunda Munggu 0887 3808 763
If you are looking for a plant-based café in the heart of Seminyak then Kynd Community is the place to go to. Kynd is created to show people how good plant-based and cruelty-free food can be. The interior of the café is very instagrammable and you’ll see a lot of girls and boys making photo’s either with or of their food. Their menu is full of healthy dishes with lots of veggies, fruits but also major guilty pleasures such as the Caramel Kiss waffles. The smoothie bowls are probably their best sellers and you can even give a suggestion on what word you want to have spelled out in fruit on your bowl.
Jalan Petitenget No. 12 Petitenget, Bali Indonesia
Café Organic offers health conscious vegetarian meals made of fresh and locally farmed foods. The café is also known as garden gangstas as most of their ingredients come straight from the garden. They have a diverse menu with lots of different dishes. They even have 8 different kind of smoothie bowls and 13 “regular” smoothies. It can get busy so it might be wise to make a reservation upfront.
Jln. Petitenget No 99 Seminyak Bali
Jln. Batu Bolong No 58 Canggu Bali
Jln. Umalas 1 Kerobokan Bali
The Cashew Tree Collective is an organic café and bar located close to the cliff top of Bingin. The café covers yoga sessions in the garden, live acoustic evenings, DJ nights and of course fresh, healthy and organic food. The perfect place to relax after a day of catching waves or laying at the beach. The Bali training centre which is from the same owner is located next to the café and makes it therefore an easy to go to spot after your training.
Jalan Pantai Bingin No 9, Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia