Canggu is a part of Bali synonymous with cool. Curated outfits carry fashionable visitors down the rugged footpaths, through small boutiques, delivering them to the cute corners of Canggu cafes. It’s an influencer’s paradise. Thankfully though, it also remains a welcoming place for families, surfers and backpackers to chill out when in Bali too. The Canggu restaurant scene has exploded over the past five to ten years. From a few small family warungs, years ago to trendy hipster-style vegan cafes that populate every corner of busy Canggu as it is today, it’s hard to keep up with all of the new additions. These are just a few of our favourites and what we consider the best Canggu restaurants.
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Our Favourite Canggu Restaurants
Well worth the drive from Seminyak to Canggu if you’re not staying in the area, the Eden Cafe premise is to provide healthy and affordable meals for their customers. They buy their produce fresh from local farmers and put together good, healthy, balanced meals. A family-run cafe, Eden prides themselves on connecting with and nourishing their customers. Open daily.
Known for some of the best coffee in Canggu, made from their own blend from beans roasted locally. You’ll find plenty of healthy, gluten-free and raw vegan options on the menu make it a popular spot with locals. Delivery available through GO-JEK. Open daily.
A combination vegan cafe and bike shop, Peloton Supershop offers dishes with clever names and clean flavours. Try a Biker Bowl, Pedal Powered Pancakes or a Fuel Good Salad delivered as perfectly plated delights. Open daily.
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A cute, beachy treehouse-style building is home to Betelnut in Canggu. One of the best Canggu restaurants for both its food and the vibe there too. Laze on the verandah overlooking the rice paddies while you enjoy one of their colourful feasts of healthy goodies. From their smoothie bowls to their healthy burritos and nutrient-dense savoury bowls, you’ll feel great after a meal at Betelnut.
One of the first “fancier” establishments to pop up in Canggu, Deus Ex Machina is still a favourite with ex-pats and visitors alike. The menu features traditional Indonesian and western favourites. Open daily and they deliver via GoJek.
The Shady Shack looks a little like the beach house we all dream of; lots of fresh air and cosy, rustic seats under the trees in the garden and of course a delicious vegetarian menu. Order something fresh from the menu but don’t forget to check out the raw treats in the cabinet for a healthy dessert too. Open daily.
Formerly known as Avocado Cafe, Paleos will love Motion Cafe, particularly for a pick me up after a morning workout or surf. With lots of Paleo specific options on the menu, vegans and vegetarians won’t be disappointed either. Motion Cafe is all about nutrient-dense bites with a rotating weekly menu to keep regulars’ diets balanced. For those looking for more direction they also offer bespoke meal plans and consultations. Open daily.
The Lawn is the spot for sundowners and considered one of the best Canggu restaurants for dinner and drinks. Famed for its front-row seat it offers to those iconic Canggu sunsets. Grab a spot on the black sand for a cocktail before dusk or settle in for some dinner under the thatched pergola overlooking the beach. They also do a weekend brunch buffet. Book a cabana or daybed so you can relax and digest all of that delicious food after feasting.
Boasting all-day breakfast and a popular haunt for the hipster Canggu crowd, Crate gets busy. Wander in straight from the beach or the pool and browse the menu, scribbled straight on to the raw concrete back wall. The superfood bowls are a hit, but there is ample fresh and tasty fare to try for those with a sweet or savoury palette. Open daily until 3 pm.
Come for a beautiful meal, leave overwhelmed with design inspiration at The Slow, Canggu. Suites, a cafe, restaurant and gallery, you could spend an afternoon or a week at The Slow. The menu is varied but very considered with wood-fired meats, seafood, vegetables and grains all featuring. Flavours are introduced from around the world thanks to Chef Daniel Medcalf with some Asian style dishes, others showing a little European flare. Open daily.
Fancy a little taste of Hawaii, in Bali? This Canggu restaurant delivers. Poke Poke serves up super fresh poke bowls and smoothie bowls. Design your own or choose one from their menu, at really reasonable prices. The perfect lunch stop after a morning at the beach or by the pool. Prepare your camera too! Their creations are just as pleasing on the eye as the stomach.
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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.
Skye created The Fit Traveller as a beautiful online space and community where people feel inspired to escape the desk to move and explore more.
Equally comfortable in a 5-star resort or hiking a far-off mountain, Skye loves the unexpected and enriching life experiences that each trip brings and can often be found in a backstreet chatting to locals with her camera in hand.
Skye is based in Sydney, working to master the balance between motherhood and her insatiable appetite for adventure.