Petitenget is a nice place to go if you want to have high quality, light meals in decent colonial atmosphere. The bar at the entrance is very elegant and classy, a good place to wait for a table, in case you don’t have a reservation (it’s wise to make one if you are 4 people or more).
They offer a great selection of healthy and light meals and wines from France, New Zealand, Italy and Australia. We went there for a ladies lunch in hot weather and all craved for something fresh, aromatic and light (except for the dessert of course…). We ordered Fish & Chips, Snapper Fillet, Salad with BBQ Tiger Prawns, The Wagyu beef burger and the poached chicken salad for main course.
The prices are a pit above the average, but once in a while it’s ok…and the quality of the food is very high. We paid 74,000rp (5,00€) for the Prawn salad and snapper fillet, 86,000rp (5,70€) for the burger and 70,000rp (4,60€) for the fish and chips. The taste of all dishes was amazing; I especially liked the Prawn salad with a combination of Tiger prawns, coconut, mint, pomelo and coriander.
For dessert we ordered Lemon panna cotta, tiramisu and chocolate tart, for 40.000rp (2,60€) each. My favorite was the panna cotta with lemon, poppy seeds and fresh fruits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 €).
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 €).
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.
Last week I discovered a great place for breakfast, brunch or lunch in Seminyak. Sisterfields is a beautiful boutique café with a clean and modern design in the heart of Seminyak, close to the Seminyak square. The use of many glass elements mixed with metal and light colors create a bright atmosphere. In the back they have a lovely patio with an industrial charm surrounded by climbing plants on concrete walls.
I went there with 2 of my girlfriends to have brunch, coffee and a lady chat. Although it was very busy you could have a good time and chat with normal voices (I hate it when it’s too loud to have a normal conversation).
We ordered cappuccino and a fresh juice each for drink, I went for the one with beetroot, carrot, tangerine and lime. The juice was amazing, you could taste it’s freshly pressed and the glasses are quite large (so the price of 40.000rp is not SO bad). The coffee was also very good, I was especially amazed about their tableware, from one of my favorite shops Kevala home. For food we ordered Eggs Benedict, French toast and the smoked salmon sliders (plus extra spinach and avocado/feta to share). The eggs benedict were classical; the sauce hollandaise very delicious. The french toast was a variation with brioche and just amazing! It was served with caramelized banana, walnuts, banana ice cream and maple syrup and although I’m not a big fan of bananas I really loved this dish. The smoked salmon sliders were served on small burger breads with scrambled egg and salsa verde, together with the extra portion avocado and feta they were very delicious. All dishes were arranged beautifully on minimalistic plates or wooden boards.
We had a great morning, with very good food and still reasonable prices. The coffee costs 30.000rp and we paid 60.000rp for the eggs benedict and 65.000rp for the salmon sliders and french toast.
Unfortunately I left my camera at home and had to use my phone, so I didn’t capture the location and furniture, but you can get an impression on their website (wich is very nice) until I go there again. If you like modern design and classic dishes with a little twist you could like Sisterfields. We will come back for sure!
Even though Indonesia cultivates some of the best coffee sorts in the world, the most popular with the locals is the instant one, where sugar and milkpowder are already mixed inside. But fortunately the good coffee culture, that we are used to, is arriving slow and steady also here in Indonesia. That’s why you can find more and more “real” coffee houses in Bali.
One of my favorite restaurants for coffee and breakfast is the Hungry Bird in Canggu, Jalan Raya Pantai Berawa no. 33. The location is small and cozy, held in turquoise and white with retro bird decorations. They offer different kinds of beans (java, sumatra, bali, flores) roasted in their own bean roaster, freshly ground and prepared with a great classical espresso machine.
The choice of coffee drinks is large, you can order cappuccino, latte macchiato, long black, flat white and a lot more. Usually my coffee of choice is cortado (ratio between milk and coffee 1:1). The presentation of the hot drinks is beautiful, the barista is always creative with his coffee art. I also like the extraordinary dinnerware in a mix of painted wood and porcelain.
Besides the great coffee, the Hungry Bird offers also tasty dishes for breakfast and lunch. My favourites are the chicken sandwich (shredded chicken/salad/tomato/celery) and the oatmeal with coconut milk and fresh fruits (you can choose between milk, coconut milk and soy milk). They also have delicious juices and lemonades made from seasonal fruits. The prices are relatively low, compared to other breakfast restaurants with the same quality. The hot drinks are around 18.000 rp (1,20 €), juices 15.000 rp (1,00€) and the breakfast and lunch dishes between 15.000 rp and 35.000 rp (1,00€ -2,50€). The Hungry Bird is open from 8 am to 5 pm every day of the week but on Sundays, where it is closed.