Pontiac Stardust: Palm Springs road trip inspired award-winning mixologist’s new bar at Alila Seminyak

Desert rock, 1950s and ’60s California vibes, and “progressive cocktails” are at the heart of the Pontiac Stardust, the new Bali bar from Beckaly Franks, the award-winning mixologist behind Hong Kong favorite The Pontiac. Situated inside the Alila Seminyak, the Petitenget-area bar opened with a bang recently, throwing a cosmic-themed grand opening where three new ...

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Herbs & Stones Garden: Restaurant and menu revamp sees cozy, stylish new space and healthy eats in Seminyak

Herbs & Stones Garden: Restaurant and menu revamp sees cozy, stylish new space and healthy eats in Seminyak

Herbs & Stones Garden Restaurant, which is situated within the Villa Air Bali Boutique Resort and Spa, recently refurbished their establishment with new interiors and new menu.

Mr. Wayan and Expat Roasters bring their culinary and coffee specialties to the Kuta area

Mr. Wayan and Expat Roasters bring their culinary and coffee specialties to the Kuta area

Mr. Wayan, by the Sea and Expat. Roasters recently opened new locations at Beachwalk Shopping Center in Kuta.

We tried Da Maria’s Sicilian menu, the first region in their new menu series, and it was like a trip to Southern Italy

We tried Da Maria’s Sicilian menu, the first region in their new menu series, and it was like a trip to Southern Italy

Osteria-style restaurant Da Maria Bali is currently running special menus to showcase the culinary specialties of regions across Italy — each for two months at a time, and...

The Coffee Club: New Legian beachfront spot offers up good brews and stellar poached eggs

The Coffee Club: New Legian beachfront spot offers up good brews and stellar poached eggs

Chain restaurants don’t usually do it for us. We tend to find them a bit impersonal, or uninteresting, or both. But, the recently launched Legian beachfront branch of The Coffee...

Mana: We stan the pork belly tacos and cliff-top views at this Uluwatu restaurant

Mana: We stan the pork belly tacos and cliff-top views at this Uluwatu restaurant

COCONUTS HOT SPOT — Unlike Bangkok, Bali doesn’t have the “Mexican” drunken-nights-go-to-fast-food joint Taco Bell, but we’re not that mad about it now that we...

Two Fingers: Berawa spot serves up Cali-Mex food & booze like babi guling tacos and jalapeño-infused tequila in a jazzed-up dive bar space

Two Fingers: Berawa spot serves up Cali-Mex food & booze like babi guling tacos and jalapeño-infused tequila in a jazzed-up dive bar space

Two Fingers isn’t your typical Mexican restaurant outside of Mexico. No bright colors, no sombrero-wearing, mustachioed men. No mariachi music. None of that stereotypical (and...

Going with the Gatsby theme at Double Six: Dry-aged steaks, line-caught seafood, and 250+ types of wine at Plantation Grill

Going with the Gatsby theme at Double Six: Dry-aged steaks, line-caught seafood, and 250+ types of wine at Plantation Grill

It’s one of Bali’s most developed, built-for-tourism areas, well past its heyday, and chock-full of Bintang-singlet-wearing Aussies on their way to nightclubs and...

Review: Mason, the Canggu newcomer that produces in-house cured meats, cheeses, and (stiff) cocktails

Review: Mason, the Canggu newcomer that produces in-house cured meats, cheeses, and (stiff) cocktails

Mason, which opened just last month, is a project of the Brett Hospitality Group, the same people behind the popular Batu Bolong seafood spot Fishbone Local (we haven’t tried it...

LocaLAB ‘test kitchen’ in Ubud builds elaborate multi-course dinners around a single ingredient — here’s a look inside

LocaLAB ‘test kitchen’ in Ubud builds elaborate multi-course dinners around a single ingredient — here’s a look inside

A food laboratory in Ubud backed by one of Bali’s most hyped restaurant groups has been playing with various local ingredients and coming up with some pretty crazy, edible...


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Coconuts Bali Hot Spots

Coconuts Hot Spots are notable new restaurants or undiscovered gems around Bali that we think are worth a visit. We keep these pieces short and to the point. No TL;DR in our hot spots section! New bars, restaurants, and clubs are opening up in Bali on an extremely regular basis—try nearly daily—so we’ve got plenty of new and exciting places to tell you about. But let’s also not forget those hidden gems, hole-in-the-wall kind of places that give us reason to smile and are well worth mentioning to our hungry Coconauts.