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Eat & Drink, Travel

Eat Bali

To regular readers it will be clear that Bali is a longtime favourite at The Lifestyle Department. Warm, cheap and close (if you live in Australia or Asia, anyway), it’s got a lot to offer. Well, I’m here to tell you it now has another weapon in it’s arsenal: foodie hotspot. Bali it seems, is making a play as the foodie getaway destination of the Asia Pacific region.

We recently revisited some delicious old friends and discovered some new, finding meal after meal of moreish morsels and thoroughly quaffable drinks. Here’s what made the list.

Mister Zimi - Shot at Motel Mexicola

Mister Zimi – shot at Motel Mexicola


Revolver Espresso (Seminyak) – down an alley in a cool, kooky room you’ll find , Melbourne-standard coffee alongside fantastic brunch fare until 6pm. Coffee aside, we scoffed the juices, sliders and the jerk chicken quesadilla. Also see the newest addition to the Revolver family – Baby Revs (102 Jalan Petitenget).

Watercress (Kerobokan) – delicious, delightful, delovely. Get it in your face.

Betelnut Cafe (Canggu) – healthful, organic and locally priced. It’s a trifecta.

Motel Mexicola (Seminyak) – a whole lotta tasty and a whole lotta fun. Ole!

Mozaic Bali

Mozaic Bali


Mamasan (Seminyak) – slick and smart with a menu to match, it’s allllll good but don’t leave without trying a coconut and lychee crush.

Sarong (Seminyak) – eco-friendly, sustainable and organic produce from local suppliers. Get a table outside and enjoy this modern take on Asian fare.

Merah Putih (Seminyak) – mouthwatering modern Indonesian food in a stunning setting – think cathedral meets giant bonsai forest. Be sure to try the rendang steamed buns and the slipper lobster.

Barbacoa (Kerobokan) – the home of the hip and happening crowd, this warehouse space exudes Latin American style bites. We’re crazy for the burnt carrot and the Cuban pulled pork slider which frankly justifies the airfare alone.

Mozaic (Ubud) – Indonesian food done fine dining (degustation) style.

La Lucciola (Seminyak) – Italian in Indonesia? You bet. Get yours with a seriously authentic Aperol spritz as the sun sets over the ocean.

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