Whether you fly the Paleo, vegan, vegetarian or Flexitarian flags or you simply like to maintain your healthy eating habits while on holiday, Bali is an easy destination to keep your palate clean. For a destination that is often publicised as a party town, it’s gaining some well-deserved recognition as a hub for foodies and fitness enthusiasts alike. With the number of yoga studios, luxury villa retreats and conscious cafes climbing, consider Bali a place you can dial down, not just party it up. These are the best Seminyak cafes where you’ll to find delicious, healthy food during your stay in Bali.
15 Seminyak Cafes We Love
I have included a few personal favourite Seminyak cafes below and recently updated the list thanks to some tips from Bali local and friend Fiona Peters. These really are just a small part of Bali cafes that make up their clean eating map.
If you’re travelling with friends or a partner who is looking to indulge never fear; most menus also cater to their tastes with everything from Indonesian staples like Nasi Goring (a traditional fried rice dish) to naughty basics like burgers and ribs.
Most of the best cafes in Seminyak offer delivery to your hotel or villa via GoJek. It is a super simple way to get a delicious lunch or dinner delivered, without even having to leave the comfort of your poolside lounge. This is particularly handy if you are travelling with picky eaters (like children).
“Are you guys right?” A very familiar accent welcomed us and a strapping Australian man in a chef’s uniform followed with a broad smile. He quickly gave us the wifi password and offered to grab Alaska some colouring pages and crayons.
We stepped in from the heat for lunch. Alaska had the kids fish and chips, The Hubby the Nasi Goreng and I got a breakfast Bahn Mi (in true Aussie style, breakfast is served all day here).
This place feels like home, with the great coffee something we had been craving all morning. The location is perfect for a mid-shopping meal or a reprieve before you brave the nearby Bintang supermarket.
Shelter Cafe encourages customers to come for a bite to eat and stay to hang out and chat. When it comes to healthy Seminyak cafes, this is one you’ll hear mentioned, every time. Design your own breakfast or juice or tuck into a superfood smoothie or a piece of delicious raw cake.
If you are dining at the Seminyak cafe, don’t forget to browse the boutique on the way out. There are some gorgeous pieces for home and the wardrobe.
Shelter Cafe also delivers for those feeling like a healthy meal in the comfort of your hotel room. Open daily.
This plant-based cafe in Seminyak promises to make veggies taste delicious. A very Instagrammable place, get your taste buds and camera ready for their beautifully bright smoothie bowls, grab a Love Mug or dig into a Kynd Big Mac.
If you still have room, hop next-door for one of their delicious ice creams. Open daily.
Flexitarians rejoice, Balibola has been designed for you. If faux meat (think plant-based burgers), colourful vegetarian bowls and variations of breakfast favourites like eggs Benedict and Corn fritters are your thing, you’ll love this quirky place.
First holiday away with a new love? Take them to La Lucciola for breakfast or lunch and you are bound to impress. Set in a grand, two-storey, open-air building with a thatched roof, it feels more like a beautiful beach house than a restaurant.
Generous bamboo tables and chairs allow for privacy, undisturbed views to the water and the opportunity to bathe in the breeze that is one to the benefits of the cafe sitting right off the sand. Go for a long lunch to enjoy the view.
Sisterfields Cafe brings in the crowds with its great coffee, fresh juices, coconuts and smoothies. Whenever I wander into the cafe near Seminyak Square, I feel like I’m stepping into a Bondi local.
If you’re tired of the hotel breakfast buffet, a Sisterfields Acai Bowl, Homemade Bircher or Smashed Avocado might be the reprieve you’re hoping for. For lunch, freshly made, allergy-friendly salads power out from the kitchen for the health nuts alongside the famed Pulled Pork Charcoal Roll and Dirty Burger.
Thirsty? Grab a young coconut, green smoothie or fresh juice. Open daily.
SOUQ marries a cafe with a beautiful lifestyle store. Both of which have been created by Australian owners Sophie Gargett and Peter Kemp with a respect for the producers and makers in mind.
Famed for its Aussie strength Toby’s Estate coffee, grab a latte and a hearty breakfast in the cafe and stay to peruse the stunning collection of artisanal clothing and goods in the boutique.
The SOUQ menu is crafted from organic, free-range and ethically sourced produce and everything is made from scratch in-house. Open daily.
Zula Vegetarian Paradise
Zula meaning “home away from home” is heaven for vegetarians in Bali. Committed to clean and conscious eating, Zula follows strict practices to ensure their food is GMO-free, organic and cooked in the most nourishing way possible. They also deliver. Open daily.
We’ve mentioned our fondness for Earth Cafe in Ubud in our Ubud guide, but they also have a sister cafe in Seminyak. The principles are the same; they serve up a beautiful, clean, plant-based menu and also sell organic groceries for those who need some healthy supplies while they are in Bali, stocking everything from food to cosmetics.
Earth Cafe also delivers via Whatsapp. Open daily.
Reminiscent of a mix of Palm Springs and Hawaii, Neon Palms feels a little like you’ve stepped directly into an influencer’s Instagram feed. With plush seating, bold colours and stunning vintage detailing around every corner, you can expect the picture-perfect meals and cocktails to match.
The menu at Neon Palms is extensive – offering something for everyone from vegans to vegetarians, meat-eaters and the kids too. Open daily.
The laid back, colourful vibe at Sea Circus is echoed in their food; vibrant, delicious and unpretentious.
The menu is small but it packs a nutritious punch. For breakfast, tuck into a Quinoa & Chia Seed Coconut milk Porridge with goji berries, Granola with bee pollen, fresh berries and banana or Green Eggs made with feta and mushy peas.
We dropped in for a late lunch and tried the Lentil and Red Quinoa Salad, Sizzling Chicken with Coriander and Quinoa and a couple of amazingly fresh soft tacos from the taco bar. Open daily.
Conveniently located across the road from the famous day spa, Bodyworks, Motel Mexicola has been a popular post-treatment destination for us when in Bali.
The Mexican fare is fresh, spicy and delicious and if you’re feeling a little naughty, a margarita is a must. Don’t forget your camera, the decor is nothing short of Insta-worthy. Book online if you are heading for dinner with a group. Open daily.
Cafe Kim Soo
Like stepping into the pages of a luxury living magazine, Cafe Kim Soo is a little bit special. A pretty straight-forward Western menu with some Indonesian favourites, there is something for everyone here.
Beware, the cafe is just as beautifully curated as the shop itself, so you make leave with a satisfied palette and a few bags full of stunning homewares too. Open daily.
Merah Putih is a restaurant that will impress and could be where you’ll go for your best dinner in Seminyak. The design is both beautiful and practical with design elements also acting as clever ways to reduce the environmental footprint of the restaurant.
The menu celebrates Indonesian flavours offering traditional dishes and new, creative interpretations of the Indonesian palette. Open for lunch, drinks and dinner. Open daily.
Watercress Cafe is away from the Seminyak cafe strip and that’s part of its appeal. Stepping off the often busy Batu Belig, life’s pace slows a little at Watercress. It feels wholesome and organic, like the food they dish up. Wooden tables are positioned to take in the back garden – home to their own organic vegetables.
The breakfast menu is vast with every taste satisfied. If you’re hungry, wait until lunch and you can enjoy a smorgasbord of organic goodness with the Watercress Lunch Showcase.
We went to Watercress for dinner and enjoyed a mojito (“Hold the sugar, Sugar”), Wild Rice Stir Fry with Citrus Chicken and the most delicious Nicoise Salad with pan-seared tuna. Open daily.
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Skye is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Fit Traveller. She is a journalist, writer, photographer, intrepid traveller and a former personal trainer with a passion for helping others reach optimal health. As a TV journalist and producer, Skye has worked for household names such as 60 Minutes, Sunrise, TODAY and Nine News. She has also written for Women’s Health, Fodor’s Travel and Yahoo7 Travel, among many others.
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