Ducking great: Eating roast duck in Bali’s rice fields at a kitschy Indonesian chain is the touristic experience we didn’t know we needed

Taking a seat in the rice fields and sinking our teeth into some roast duck at Bebek Tepi Sawah is a touristic experience that we regret not having tried sooner. The road to the elephant temple, Goa Gajah, is just south of Ubud. It’s filled with restaurants catering to day-tripping tourists. Most of these offer lush rice field ...

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Two Trees Eatery in Bali’s hip Berawa has got some serious vegan substitution skillz

Two Trees Eatery in Bali’s hip Berawa has got some serious vegan substitution skillz

Searching for healthy food in Canggu is like looking for fast food in America. It’s everywhere. At every turn, there’s promise of another cafe offering “avo...

Seminyak’s Sea Vu Play rolls out new charcoal grill BBQ menu with serious salad bar

Seminyak’s Sea Vu Play rolls out new charcoal grill BBQ menu with serious salad bar

The new barbecue menu at Seminyak’s Sea Vu Play is an ode to charcoal — it’s all about deep, spice-packed flavors that bring heat and umami. None of that electrical...

Disrupting the vegan scene: Locavore opens premium ‘nose-to-tail’ butcher shop in Ubud

Disrupting the vegan scene: Locavore opens premium ‘nose-to-tail’ butcher shop in Ubud

COCONUTS HOT SPOT — It’s a bold move, opening up a neighborhood butcher shop in Ubud. Ubud’s food scene is like *so hot* right now — but it’s dominated by vegan and...

Spice for Days: Spesial Sambal (SS) comes to Bukit with 33 sambal varieties

Spice for Days: Spesial Sambal (SS) comes to Bukit with 33 sambal varieties

COCONUTS HOT SPOT — If you’ve got a thing for spicy food (or if you don’t, but are ready to step into the danger zone), then you’ve got to try Spesial Sambal (SS), an...

Drifter Uluwatu: Bali surf shrine now serves healthy Balinese-inspired eats for dinner

Drifter Uluwatu: Bali surf shrine now serves healthy Balinese-inspired eats for dinner

COCONUTS HOT SPOT — The Bukit neighborhood’s favorite shrine to surfing, Drifter Uluwatu, is now serving up dinner at their cafe. A recent evening spent at the cafe’s...

Copenhagen comes to Canggu: Graze on Danish delights at this cafe’s all-day brunch

Copenhagen comes to Canggu: Graze on Danish delights at this cafe’s all-day brunch

COCONUTS HOT SPOT — Just when we thought we had seen it all on this island, Danish food washed up on the shores of Bali in the form of an all-day brunch cafe near Echo Beach....

Come for the striking views, stay for the food at Jimbaran’s Opia

Come for the striking views, stay for the food at Jimbaran’s Opia

COCONUTS HOT SPOT — The food at Opia Bali is pretty much just as striking as its panoramic hilltop views of Jimbaran. We never let our expectations get too high when checking...

Indonesian Tapas: Go on a gourmet tour of the archipelago with the rijsttafel at Asam Garam

Indonesian Tapas: Go on a gourmet tour of the archipelago with the rijsttafel at Asam Garam

COCONUTS HOT SPOT — Hiding in plain sight, just off of Jimbaran’s busy Jl. Uluwatu is a gourmand’s paradise. Tucked away in the gardens of the vintage-style boutique hotel,...

Sample the curry coco and don’t forget dessert at this new chic French cafe near Jimbaran Beach

Sample the curry coco and don’t forget dessert at this new chic French cafe near Jimbaran Beach

COCONUTS HOT SPOT —  La Brasserie, a new chic, French-fusion cafe has opened its bright, white doors on the road leading right to Jimbaran Beach. On a stretch of the road...


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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.