The Bali restaurant scene has become a force to be reckoned with over the last decade. This makes it an exciting and dynamic travel destination for foodies, but also a comfortable and convenient place to travel for all. You can find everything from Western favourites, to cutting edge fine dining innovation, Indonesian classics, and Balinese specialties like Babi Guling. Its coffee offering is no exception either. Gone are the days of chewing down a weak percolator blend with your buffet breakfast. Now, you will find every type of pour around the island. These cafes are where you will find some of the best coffee in Bali during your stay.
Where to Find the Best Coffee in Bali
Revolver Espresso has become an institution in Bali for those looking for a great heart starter in the morning. When you think the best coffee in Bali, Revolver will quickly slip off everyone’s lips.
Revolver in Seminyak is the perfect mid-shopping break as you work your way along the Seminyak shopping strip. Stop in for a short black or even a cold press (on one of those super humid Bali days). For those up near Jalan Petitenget, Baby Revolver will be your local. More of a hole-in-the-wall coffee shop, this is the ideal place to stop in for a takeaway or quick caffeine hit.
You’ll notice the brand at other cafes and restaurants around Bali as they are roasters too. For those who can’t (or simply don’t fancy leaving their villa for coffee, Revolver also delivers 7 days per week).
We’d heard about Grain’s coffee for years but only tried it for the first time on our last trip to Bali. On first sip it tasted like home; a good strong pour, powerful enough to help us bare the crowds during the rest of our shopping jaunt along Jalan Seminyak in the afternoon heat.
Grain is part of the “seed the cup” initiative, meaning they are part of the process from pick to pour, helping to promote sustainable coffee farming practices locally.
With boutique branches in both Seminyak and Legian (where their roastery is), the founders of Coffee Cartel brought their love of coffee from Australia to Bali.
The coffee menu at Coffee Cartel is a little bit fancy; you’ll find all of the usual suspects along with Bullet Proof, V60 drip and aeropress for the health nuts. They also feature those Insta-worthy lattes in all the colours of the rainbow from Matcha to Charcoal.
With a full food menu, you can settle into their blush surrounds for a little longer than a short black too.
Sisterfields has long been a go-to first thing in the morning if we are staying in Seminyak. One of the first cafes to bring Australian-style pours to Seminyak they make a consistently good coffee.
Enjoy your morning latte served in the comfort of their chic air-conditioned cafe, a step, but seemingly a world away from the Seminyak chaos outside.
Visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to Canggu restaurants. But, a name that will always be in front of my mind when venturing to busy Canggu is Peloton Supershop. We love it so much, we made our driver pull in and wait with the meter running so we could grab some takeaways coffees, during our last visit.
Ubud Coffee Roastery pours up delicious strong coffee in their cute little cafe in the backstreets of Ubud town. I dare you to enjoy your brew without one of their fresh French pastries in hand – they are delicious.
We managed to squeeze in two coffees and a danish before our toddler lost her patience and the rest of the cafe, theirs. It was a lifesaver.
When it comes to where to find the best coffee in Bali, the Bukit is definitely having a moment. Suka Expresso is a friend’s favourite on the Bukit. They have a sister cafe in Ubud too.
They serve up Australian-style coffee to locals and visitors in Ubud alongside a mouthwatering menu of healthy Western-style dishes, Buddha bowls, and shakes.
Related: Where to Eat, Stay and Play in Ubud
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