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Top 5 Bang For The Buck Cafes In Bali

One of the many compelling reasons why I am ridiculously drawn towards Bali is because their exhaustive list of cafes well-situated on this tropical island never ceases to amaze me.

Ironically, I shun the idea of cafe-hopping in my home country because I cannot rationalize Singapore’s exorbitant prices for their meals, not forgetting the ludicrous government tax and service charge. Instead, I would much rather travel another 1,673 kilometres to get my brunch fix.

Realistically speaking, it is impossible to cover a lot of ground with a limited amount of time. After thorough consideration, I took it upon myself to compile a carefully curated selection of cafes that are not just aesthetically pleasing for the gram, but also serves food that tastes as good as it looks.

You can thank me later.

Folie (1)Folie (2)Folie (5)Folie (6)Folie (7)Folie (8)Folie Kitchen & Patisserie

Address: Jl. Subak Sari No.30a, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 8:00AM to 10:00PM
Menu: Click Here
Price Range: IDR 48,000 to IDR 298,000 | SGD $4.52 to $28.04

Folie Kitchen & Patisserie is madly in love about good food. In French, “Folie” means love to the brink of madness. Tuck in your napkin for their line up of degustation menu, an intriguing combination of salads, tantalizing appetizers, top quality meat and seafood dishes, saucy pasta, tasty sandwiches, and decadent desserts.

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Address: Jalan Kayu Jati No. 9X, Petitenget, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 11:00AM to 1:00AM
Menu: Click Here
Price Range: IDR 25,000 to IDR 200,000 | SGD $2.36 to $18.82

Nestled amongst the coco palms and glassy swells of Seminyak resides the tropical oasis known as Motel Mexicola. As my friends and I were unfamiliarized with certain terms used in the menu, their approachable staff kindly provided a detailed explanation of what we needed to know, and even offered to look after our belongings while we went around taking pictures.

That said, if you’re looking for authentic Mexican cuisine with impeccable customer service, this is it.

Neon Palms (1)Neon Palms (2)Neon Palms (3)Neon Palms (4)Neon Palms (5)Neon Palms (6)Neon Palms

Address: Jl. Kayu Aya No.22 2nd floor, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 8:00AM to Midnight
Menu: Click Here
Price Range: IDR 25,000 to IDR 70,000 | SGD $2.36 to $6.60

Located on the second floor of a concept store, Bali Boat Shed, it is hard to miss Neon Palms when the cafe is designed to bear resemblance to a hut with a striking jungle-themed interior. Though this cafe specializes in cocktails and delectable tapas-style food, it was their thick and fluffy pancakes decorated with fresh fruits that made an impression.

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Address: Jl. Umalas 1 Gang Nook No. 1, Kuta Utara, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 8:00AM to 11:00PM
Menu: Click Here (Credits to Trevallog)
Price Range: IDR 25,000 to IDR 75,000 | SGD $2.36 to $7.07

Quietly tucked away behind Seminyak, a bustling tourist residential area on the west coast, NOOK is that escape back to the green and naturalistic beauty of Bali with a 360-degree panoramic view of lush rice fields. It offers Balinese, Indonesian, and Western infused cuisine.

Nook (6)Nook (7)Also, located at the entrance of this cafe is Nalu Bowls, Bali’s first smoothie bowl shack. Customers can order and eat their smoothie bowl within the premises but the bill will be separated.

Sisterfields (1)Sisterfields (2)Sisterfields (3)Sisterfields (4)Sisterfields (5)Sisterfields (6)Sisterfields (7)Sisterfield

Address: Jalan Kayu Cendana No. 7, Seminyak, Kuta, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 7:00AM to 10:00PM
Menu: Click Here
Price Range: IDR 85,000 to IDR 140,000 | SGD $8.02 to $13.20

Experience a bit of the iconic cafe culture of Melbourne for a fraction of the price over at Sisterfields.

Dedicated to whipping up modern Australian cuisine, this cafe serves an all-day breakfast, brunch and lunch menu alongside an extensive range of coffees, cakes and pastries. Their high customer traffic flow is a representation of their popularity, therefore I suggest arriving before your intended dining time to queue because reservations are not accepted.

I cannot stress the importance of nurturing your body with good food because it will affect the quality of your thinking. So, don’t obsess over the weight gained, and just treat yourself to these small indulgences whilst on holiday, I know I did.

Image Source: Aftereuphoria [Images shot by En Li with a Canon 550D]

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