Last Updated on August 26, 2021 by queenie mak
If you are travelling solo to Bali for the first time, you may be spending a few days or so in Seminyak, an upscale town on the west side of the island. Seminyak has many things to do and is a wonderful introduction to island life.
And part of island life is eating healthy and eating well. There are many excellent restaurants and cafes in Seminyak Bali that serves the healthiest food, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Plus, it is quite affordable to eat out.
So if you only have a few days in Seminyak, follow my guide so you can plan what and where you will be eating in Seminyak. Keep reading, and I will show you my pick for the 8 best cafes in Seminyak that you should try!
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What you need to know before eating the best cafes in Seminyak
Before you visit Bali, take a look at my post on everything you need to know before going to Bali. I included a lot of information, including how to get around Bali, how to get a prepaid SIM card and other essential Bali travel tips.
Here are a few additional tips when it comes to eating in Seminyak:
- Seminyak cafes serve western food mostly influenced by Australian cuisine, and many of them are vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
- If you don’t have a scooter, you can order a GoJek bike or car through your smartphone app, and visit one of these Seminyak cafes.
- Some of these cafes in Seminyak offer food delivery as well. Check GoFood which is part of Go-Jek. All you have to do is download the app, order Go-Food, pay, and food will come right to your door.
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Where to eat in Seminyak: 8 best cafes in Seminyak
There are many excellent cafes in Seminyak but I really like the ones below. Every time I go back to Bali, I will go back to these cafes because I love their food and the atmosphere of the cafes.
If you are staying in Seminyak, you can probably walk to most of these. But if its too hot (which most likely it will be), hop on a scooter or order a cheap Go-jek bike or car ride.
Here are my suggestions for the 8 best cafes in Seminyak.
1. Sisterfields Cafe
Address: Jalan Kayu Cendana, No. 7 (see map) | Hours: 9am to 4:30pm
Sisterfields Cafe has to be the best cafe in Seminyak. I’ve been going to Sisterfields for a couple of years and they never disappoint. And many people know about the popular cafe – there is always a long queue and the restaurant is always full.
The modern Australian cafe serves the most appetizing brunch food. Just look at the photos above! I’ve tried almost everything on the menu. And there isn’t anything I don’t like. It is my go-to cafe in Seminyak Bali!
The Australian cafe also serves yummy sandwiches and even a delicious burger with onion rings.
And for some reason or another, I find that everyone who goes to Sisterfields is really good looking. Don’t believe me? Go to Sisterfields and check it out yourself! Ha!
Address: Jalan Umalas, No. 3 (see map) | Hours: 8am to 11pm
I love eating at Nook! I went several times because their food is delicious, and the price is right. I especially enjoy the restaurant because of the view. All the tables in the cafe are facing lush green rice fields. It is one of the most relaxing cafes in Seminyak.
The casual cafe serves several classic traditional Indonesian cuisine. I tried their nasi campur and it is was really good. The option is quite big so order it if you are hungry.
Besides traditional Indonesian food, you can find sandwiches, burgers, pasta and other western food on their menu. Plus, there are plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options too.
3. Shelter Cafe Bali
Address: Jalan Drupadi, No. 2B (see map) | Hours: 8am to 4pm
Another one of my favourites is the Shelter Cafe Bali in Seminyak. The cafe became so popular that it expanded in early 2019. The expansion included a retail store selling home decor on the ground level just behind Nalu Bowl and additional seating in the cafe area.
Even though the cafe is not exactly in the main area in Seminyak, it is still worth going. They have the best breakfast in Seminyak. I especially love the Big Bang breakfast plate and Weffy’s healthy bowl. And they have many types of fresh juices and vegan smoothies too!
Shelter Cafe is an excellent spot for breakfast and lunch. And also a great spot for working. I spent many afternoons working there because the food is good and the wifi is reliable.
The cafe setting is full of lush greenery with many hanging plants and different ferns all around the cafe. Take a look at the main photo of this blog and you can see why I love Shelter Cafe.
And if it is raining and you don’t feel like going out, check out Go-Food and order food delivery from Shelter Cafe.
4. Titik Temu Coffee
Address: Jalan Kayu Cendana, No. 1 (see map) | Hours: 9am to 5pm
At the busy main intersection of Jalan Kayu Aya and Jalan Kayu Cendana, you will find Titik Temu Coffee, a little cafe tucked behind Uma Seminyak, a row of boutique stores.
The main cafe area has an indoor area with a large communal table and several smaller tables. For a more casual atmosphere, have a latté on one of the beanbags on the lawn or on the cascading staircase on the exterior of the cafe.
Coffee in Bali is always good, and Titik Temu is no exception. They make a strong cappuccino! Try one of their cakes or the truffle french fries while you work there. They serve an all-day breakfast, rice bowls, pasta, snacks and a variety of pastries.
5. Pison Coffee
Address: Jalan Petitenget, No. 19 (see map) | Hours: 8am to 11pm
I really like Pison Coffee for their coffee and food. And I’m not the only one who thinks that. Many people go to Pison Coffee for their various western, Asian and Indonesia food options.
And many digital nomads go there to work. The upstairs space is quiet and usually full of people and laptops. Although it is a bit dark, I was able to get a couple of hours of work done. Not a bad place with good food and excellent wifi.
6. The Coffee Library
Address: Jalan Laksama Basangkasa, No. 50B (see map) | Hours: 8am to 12am
During the day, The Coffee Library is one of the best places to work in Seminyak. Even though the busy cafe is quite small, the staff doesn’t really mind that you are spending a few hours working. Make sure you order one of their specialty coffees to keep you caffeinated throughout the day.
And in the evening, the cafe is an excellent spot for dinner and drinks. They have a food menu with western and Asian food options. So grab a seat at the bench facing Jalan Kayu Aya, order a Bintang or wine and do some serious people-watching.
7. Sea Circus Restaurant & Bar
Address: Jalan Kayu Aya, No. 22 (see map) | Hours: 7:30am to 10pm
Sea Circus is one of my all-time favourite cafes in Seminyak Bali! They’ve been around for 10 years!
The colourful cafe opens early for breakfast and stays open until late. So that means you can enjoy one of their delicious brekkie options or try any of their Mexican dishes throughout the day. If you have been travelling in Asia and miss good Mexican food, make sure to grab a few tacos at Sea Circus. Plus, they have an impressive list of cocktails!
And if you want to take photos for the gram, Sea Circus is the perfect spot! The colourful and Instagram-ready food matches its bright and cheery restaurant interior. There is no shortage of Instagrammable photo ops!
8. Kynd Community
Address: Jalan Petitenget, No. 12 (see map) | Hours: 8am to 9pm
Kynd Community is a one-of-a-kind vegan cafe in Seminyak. Everything on their menu is 100% plant-based including breakfast, waffles, burgers, salad bowls, burrito, ramen and pizza!
Plus, you would think you are in an Instagram dream! The cafe is well-designed and decorated in various hues of pink where the food matches the interior. Like, c’mon!
And since the inception of the cafe in 2017, they also opened Give Cafe in Canggu, one of my go-to cafes in Canggu.
Moreover, Kynd Community also sells a range of sustainable products and cookbooks. Plus, you can even join the School of Kyndness where they teach you how to make plant-based meals at home.
Even if you cannot visit the most Instagrammable cafe in Seminyak, you can order their food via Go-Jek.
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Which cafe in Seminyak Bali are you going to try?
Hopefully, you will go to all of them because they are all worth trying! These are some of the best places to eat in Seminyak!
Plus, they are all pretty affordable compared to western standards. And you won’t have to feel guilty for eating too much because everything is made with wholesome ingredients.
Let me know in the comments which Seminyak cafe you tried or if you discovered any new ones.