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.
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.
To 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.
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.
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.
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!
Café Bali on Jalan Laksamana Basangkasa in Seminyak is one of my favorite restaurants in Bali. The interior is very individual and special, they have an indoor pool and a lot of different decorative elements all over the place, I especially like the lamps and different mirrors. The atmosphere is very cozy, you feel like you are sitting in a big beautiful living room of an old colonial style house. The staff is great, the waiters are very attentive, cheerful and friendly. Of course the most important thing in a restaurant is the food, which is amazing! They have a clearly arranged menu with some asian dishes and western food, from fish and steak to pasta and risotto. My favorite dishes are the caesar salad as an appetizer and the tenderloin steak with mashed potatoes on the side (you can choose from french fries, mashed potatoes and creamy spinach) and sauce béarnaise (the second choice is black pepper sauce) as the main course.
The best dessert in my opinion is the sweet delight, a selection of 4 different dishes, lemon tarte, chocolate mousse, brownie and crème brûlée. With the sweet delight you get a little bit of everything and don’t have to make the difficult choice between all the yummy sweets on the menu.
The steak is available in 2 sizes, small (150g) and large (200g). The presentation on the plate is simple but pleasant, the ingredients of good quality and the taste is just great. They have also a good variety of wines, which you find rarely in Bali. The prices are very moderate for the quality and service you get. A large steak costs 92.000 rp (5,80€) a small one 78.000 rp (4,80€). The caesar salad you get for 63,000 rp (4,00€) and the dessert variation for one person for 35.000 rp (2,20€). Alcohol is expensive in Indonesia, especially the imported stuff, like wine or vodka. The price for a bottle of wine of the day is 350.000 rp (22,00€).
In my opinion Café Bali is one of the best restaurants on the island, if you are in Seminyak you should pay them a visit.