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Lost & Found – Breakfast time in Canggu

Lost&Found in Canggu

This week I tried one of the many newly opened restaurants in Canggu. Lost&Found is open for breakfast and lunch and has a nice selection of breakfast/brunch sets and fresh juices and smoothies. The design of the restaurant is very cute and cozy in bright colors mixed with wood. They have a lot of creative furniture, like a table with an old coffee maker instead of a stand. The whole inside area is very bright and offers a great atmosphere for breakfast. As they are directly on Jl. Subak Sari next to Canggu Club they don’t have an outside area.

furniture at Lost&Found in Canggu

We went there for a late breakfast, so everyone was very hungry when we arrived. We ordered the sunshinebrekkie, the oriental breakfast and the hungry surfer breakfast and I got a fresh juice (beetroot/orange) on top. The service was attentive and very friendly and the food arrived quickly after ordering. I especially liked the oriental breakfast eggs, baked in an oven dish with spicy sausage and yogurt sauce on top, served with herbal baguette slices.

Juices

Oriental breakfast

The sunshine breakfast is a combination of fruit salad with yogurt and honey, a croissant and coffee and juice (you can choose any coffee and from the 2 juices of the day, in our case watermelon or honeydew). The combination for hungry surfers contains 2 eggs (as you like them), 1 fried potato patty, roasted mushrooms and tomatoes, bacon and 1 sausage and toast plus coffee and juice. The prices are very reasonable; we paid 65.000rp (4,30 €) for the hungry surfer breakfast, 40.000rp (2,60 €) for the oriental eggs and 35.000rp (2,50 €) for the sunny breakfast.

Hungry surfer breakfast

Sunshinebrekkie

In my opinion Lost & Found is a great new place for breakfast to try in the Canggu area; next time I go there I’ll try the smoothies.

Healthy food at Watercress Cafe

Table at watercress cafe, Seminyak.

I am a huge fan of healthy, organic food and very pleased to find more and more restaurants in Bali that offer fresh salads, soups or other light and balanced meals.
One I tried recently is Watercress on Jalan Batubelig between Canggu and Seminyak. They offer light food with a little twist, so it’s not only healthy but very delicious and interesting. I went there with 2 friends to have lunch/brunch and we were craving for something fresh and aromatic (except my vegetable hating friend Olive).
The interior is very cozy, a mix between rustic and modern. We were sitting in a corner place in front of a brick wall with book prints and other cute decorations. They also have a small outside are with a lot of green, sadly there is a construction going on (like nearly everywhere in Bali at the moment…) so it’s a bit noisy currently. Inside they played decent music, so the atmosphere was nice and you couldn’t hear too much construction noises.

Watercress restaurant

We ordered fresh juices (you can choose your ingredients or take one of the offered mixes) which are parted in blended and pressed juices. I went for beetroot, spinach and pineapple and my friend for mango, beetroot and orange. Both were freshly made and super delicious, served in a large glass (0,4l) for the very fair price of 30.000rp (2,00 €).

fresh juice at watercress

The rustic breakfast menu offers a lot of choices for breakfast or brunch; they serve it until 4pm (so you can have a VERY late breakfast). I ordered “Salmon & The Rye” (smoked Salmon on rustic bread with cream cheese, capers, cucumber and topped with avocado and dill) with poached eggs on the side, my friends the “Eggs Florencress” (sourdough on watercress bed with poached eggs, spinach, mushrooms, red sauce and topped with hollandaise) and the Breakfast free style (in her case 2 poached eggs, salsiccia, croissant and butter). All dishes were super fresh and delicious, the combinations of ingredients very creative but perfectly matching. The prices are reasonable for the high quality of the food, the salmon breakfast costs 75.000rp (4,80 €) and the “Eggs Florencress” 70.000rp (4,50 €); the free style breakfast in our case costs 57.000rp (3,70 €).

Salmon & The rye breakfast at Watercress Cafe

Eggs Florencress

Free style breakfast

I also spotted a salad buffet for lunch, which looked amazing. Next time I’ll try that for sure. If you are a fan of fresh and healthy food, especially salads and juices, you should definitely give Watercress Cafe a try, I’m sure you’ll like it. I’m already looking forward to go again. For reservations or more informaton you can check out the website.

Newly tried

Stuffed Croissant at Watercress cafe
Le Croissant – stuffed with cheese, tomato and herbs

 

Smashed-Chats&Goats-Cheese
Smashed Chats&Goats Cheese – Smashed baby potatoes, roasted mushrooms and goat cheese on rocked salad with poached egg.

Happy Easter – Olé Olé Ollie

Cupcakes, cookies and puppies

Getting in Easter mood in Bali is a little complicated. The weather is hot, you don’t experience spring time like in Europe with flowers starting to grow and landscape getting greener. The climate is also not really suitable for hiding chocolate easter eggs in the garden, so you have to go for something else. A short time ago I fortunately discovered a very nice little garden café, close to echo beach in Canggu, called Olé Olé Ollie.

Olé Olé Ollie garden café

They offer pancakes (which are very delicious and fluffy), coffee, tea, cold drinks and homemade water ice (with guava and mango flavor). But the best thing there, are the beautiful cupcakes and cookies.

Easter sweets-cupcakes and cookies

For Easter they have a “special edition” of cute cookies formed to bunnies, flowers and eggs. They don’t only look great, but taste very good. I bought a bunny/flower cookie mix (25.000rp; 1,60€)  and two cupcakes (20.000rp; 1,30€ each) today, one with vanilla and the other with blueberry flavor.

blueberry cupcake

vanilla cupcake

Sweet easter cookies

They look so beautiful that they are almost too good to eat, but I did it anyway. The consistency and flavor of the cupcakes where perfect; they contain whole berries and real vanilla. Another thing I have to mention is the adoption day for puppies, Olé Olé Ollie hosts every last Saturday of the month. In my opinion there is nothing better than cupcakes, cookies and cute little puppies in one place!

adoption day for puppies

If you are searching for cupcakes, or extraordinary cookies (they have a lot of different styles like Bintang bottles, flip flops or tops), just want to hang out at a beautiful location and drink coffee or maybe adopt a puppy, give this place a try.

Bali Buda – Organic dining and shopping

Bali Buda hast several locations in Bali, because I live in Canggu I often visit the one in Kerobokan on Jl. Raya Anyar no. 24. It’s a mix of bakery, restaurant and organic shop where you can buy vegetables, cheese and essential things like rice, pasta or cereals, great pastry and have breakfast or a light meal. The articles are organic and chemical-free; they practice the principals of fair trade and recycle 90% of their produced waste. They also sell natural cosmetics, for hair and skin and essential oils. Sometimes I buy basic cooking ingredients like wheat, lentils, oil (in particular the virgin coconut oil, which is amazing!) or polenta; But the main reason for me to go to Bali Buda are the baked goods.

The bread is very tasty, with a good crust and lots of flavor; Also the muffins and croissants are delicious. My favorites in the whole shop are the cakes and cookies, especially the Chocolate truffles and the Coconut tart with passion fruit filling. I am also crazy for the peanut butter cookies (22.000rp; 1,40€) and coconut cookies (40.000rp; 2,50€) which they sell in packages with 10pcs. The truffles cost 10.000rp (0,60€) per piece and the coconut tart 12.000rp (0,75€).

chocolate truffle

coconut tart with passion fruit filling

For cookie and cake lovers this place is a paradise! It’s also a good possibility to have vegan meals and they offer a lot of gluten-, and wheat free alternatives on their menu.

Indonesian breakfast – Nasi goreng

nasi goreng

Nasi (rice) goreng (fried) is an Indonesian classic, which local people eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It’s a mix of fried rice, vegetables (mostly carrots, onions, water spinach and garlic) and egg normally served with prawn crackers on the side. You can get in at street sales, warungs or restaurants, normally you can choose between a vegetarian, seafood or chicken variation. I like it as a late breakfast, especially after workout or surfing when I’m very hungry.

Brown bread with spinach, mushroom and feta

Brown bread with spinach, mushroom and feta

Ready in 5-10 minutes:

Sauté mushrooms with a little chopped garlic for 2-3 minutes then add fresh spinach and stir until it collapses. Season to taste with salt and pepper, spread everything on the bread (roasted or not) and sprinkle with feta cheese.

For the tomato dip put 2 tomatoes, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/2 clove of garlic and salt and pepper in a blender and puree for 1 minute (you can also add chili or herbs). Serve it along with the bread. Enjoy!

Brunch buffet at Casa D’Angelo’s

rack

If you are German and live in Bali, you are always searching for good bread. Finally we found a very good bakery, not too far from Changgu. Casa D’Angelo’s offers coffee and pastry and is located on Jalan Gunung Salak Utara in Denpasar. On Saturday and Sunday they have a fantastic breakfast and brunch buffet from 8 am to 1 pm. The assortment of bread, salads and pastries is large, there is something for every taste. The Location is small but comfy, they have 3 tables inside and 6 outside in the covered area. If you arrive on midday the terrace is very hot, it’s better to get a place inside. You realize that you are in a bakery when you are sitting inside, the racks are filled with all kind of pastries like cookies, grissini, muffins or doughnuts. You can also buy homemade jam, olive oil or salsa sauce.

doughnut

bread

From the buffet I decided for Turkish pizza, stuffed egg, cucumber salad, cottage cheese and a cheese and spinach muffin. Everything was tasty and fresh, and the best thing is you can eat as much as you want and pay only 40.000 rp (2,50€). I especially liked the Turkish pizza with red cabbage and garlic yoghurt and the spicy muffin. We also bought bread and cakes to take home, the county style bread and chocolate cake which both were very yummy. The bread is still crunchy after 2 days, which is not easy in the high humidity on Bali, and the cake was chocolaty and delicious with a few nuts and raisins inside.

brunch

breakfastweb

In my opinion, for breakfast on weekend, this place is one of the best options in the Denpasar area.

Blueberry pancakes

A sweet sin for breakfast

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For 2 People (8 pancakes):

Pancakes
150 g    flour
100 ml  milk
200 ml  yoghurt
2           tablespoons sugar
1           pack of baking powder
3           eggs
1           pinch of salt

Blueberry sauce

200 g   blueberries
30 ml   water
2          teaspoon cornstarch
50 g     sugar
1          vanilla bean

1. Give blueberries, water, sugar, vanilla mark (cut the bean into half and scrape out the mark with a knife) and starch in a saucepan and boil it up. Simmer for so long on a low heat until the blueberries burst and the liquid is slightly thickened. This takes about 10-15 minutes. In the end crush the blueberries a little bit with a fork. You can use the sauce hot or cold.

2. Beat the eggs into a foamy mass and mix milk and plain yogurt into a consistent mass. Afterwards put the flour, baking powder, milk mixture, salt and sugar gradually to the egg mass and continue stirring. You may add a little milk or water if the dough is too thick, but he should be viscous.

3. Heat the pan on medium heat, giving about a teaspoon of olive oil into it for every pancake and successively bake the whole batch of dough into pancakes. Make sure that the pan is not too hot, and the pancakes bake slowly.

4. Put 3-4 pancakes on a plate and douse them with the blueberry sauce. Enjoy your breakfast!