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Ubud rice paddy

Rice paddy in Ubud, Bali.
Rice paddy in Ubud, Bali.
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Mango Smoothie

Mango smoothie

For 2 glasses

1-2  ripe mangos

300ml water

3-4 icecubes

1    pinch of vanilla

1. Peel mangos and cut the flesh in pieces; give them into the blender together with the other ingredients. Blend for 2 minutes until the consistence is creamy and smooth.
2. Enjoy!

It is maybe one of the simplest smoothie recipes in the world, but also one of my favorites. A ripe mango just has an amazing flavor, and it makes me truly happy that the season in Bali just started again…

Mango smoothie

Mango smoothie

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.

Coffee time at Anomali, Seminyak

Lately it’s getting much easier to find good coffee shops in Bali, a fact that makes my coffee addicted heart truly happy. After a shopping tour in Seminyak, me and my girlfriends went to Anomali, a Jakarta based coffee house chain in Oberoi.

Anomali coffeeTo my great delight they use Indonesian coffee beans only, in my opinion the best in the world.
They offer the sorts Jawa, Toraja, Bali Kintamani, Papua Wamena and a few more what in combination with high quality grinders and coffee machines leads to a delicious cup of the brown gold. You can choose from the classics (Espresso, Cappuccino, Macchiato…) in hot or iced or ad flavored syrup. They also offer a large selection of tarts and cookies to enjoy with your drink.
The interior of the shop is very special with an industrial charm. What looks like an old factory hall with concrete walls offers many cozy corners to sit and a lot of little details to look at. The mix of concrete, natural fabrics, wood and art creates a special and creative ambience that I really enjoyed.

Anomali coffee shop

Anomali coffee shop in Seminyak, Bali.

Anomali coffee shop in Seminyak, Bali.

I ordered a large iced Cappuccino for drink and the lemon tart. The coffee was very aromatic and delicious with a very intense flavor. The lemon tart was a bit too sweet for my taste, but for the coffee I’ll be back for sure.

Iced Cappuccino and lemon tart at Anomali café in Seminyak, Bali

If you’re looking for a coffee place that’s not Starbuck’s but offers tasty coffee and a nice atmosphere you may like Anomali and should give it a try. For info about coffee beans and machines you can visit their website, they also offer coffee classes on different levels.