COCONUTS HOT SPOT — Places offering yummy nuanced vegan dishes and smoothie bowls are popping up in Bali left and right by the dozen, with the mass migration of hippies and hipsters to the island. Not gonna lie, we love hip healthy food ourselves, but there are times when a big, fat, juicy burger is just what the doctor ordered.
Since it opened in Seminyak on Jl. Kayu Cendana in early 2015 from the same people who brought you the chic and refined brunch-lovers cafe Sisterfield’s, Boss (or Bo$$) Man with its giant burgers is almost the polar opposite of its slimmer, cleaner, healthier next-door neighbor. Other than the fact that they clearly go hard with their mouth-watering Insta shots, they serve tasty stuff, and that they’re expensive AF for people who live on more local salaries or are traveling on a budget.
But after food-gasming hard over probably the best burger we’ve had to date in Bali (maybe even in Indonesia), we just can’t be that mad about how much money we spent for lunch.
There it is, the “Al Capone” itself
Rp 120k was dropped for an “Al Capone” and a can of coke. But hot damn, that 180-gram beef patty served on a seeded and toasted bun, topped with bone marrow emulsion, homemade smokey BBQ sauce, and creole chutney for a little bite, made for one of the juiciest and flavor-packed burgers you can sink your teeth into. The fatty bacon, caramelized onions, and smoked cheddar also didn’t hurt things.
Other than the Al Capone, the burger joint offers five other burgers that reviewers across social media have praised as different but equally delicious—four of which aren’t even beef. If you don’t want sapi, you can pick from pork belly, Korean fried chicken, lamb shoulder, or an edamame, quinoa, and sunflower seed patty for all the vegetarians out there.
The “Notorious P.I.G”, made of 18-hour pork belly, Asian slaw, candied chilli, and sesame emulsion
If you can squeeze in room after a mega-burger, they’ve got a nice line-up of fries to enjoy, including more classic style french fries with “Bo$$ seasoning”, truffle, porcini & parmesan fries, loaded fries (pulled pork, jalapenos, grilled queso blanco, coriander, and chipotle mayo). AND, our personal fave, their fat polenta fries with confit garlic aioli.
A heart attack in a basket. A really delicious heart attack.
Take note, it’s a very small space and if you dine in, your options are sitting inside at the bar, over-looking the open kitchen (recommended if you love watching meat sizzle as much as we do) or grabbing a spot on the outdoor patio (weather permitting). This place is very much about smashing down some enak banget food, rather than a lengthy, chilled-out dining experience where you sip down a mimosa and enjoy a long chat with your girlfriend (go to Sisterfield’s for that). Boss Man is conveniently open til 4 am for those out late looking to satisfy the munchies. They also offer delivery, or you can always Go-Food it.
We love us some open kitchens
Jl. Kayu Cendana no. 8B
11am-4am, 7 days a week