The breakfast in Canggu is so goddamn delicious that you’d be forgiven for wanting it for every single meal. From flower-adorned smoothie bowls that could’ve been crafted by angels to succulent potato rosti stacks caloric enough to soak up the nastiest Bintang hangover, even the pickiest eater is sure to find a café they’ll want to become a card-carrying member of. Dojo happens to be a short stroll from all the eateries in Echo Beach, and for everywhere else, you can take your scooter for a quick spin or perhaps get acquainted the delivery feature of GoJek.
Jl. Batu Mejan No.88, Echo Beach
Forget boring old smoothies in a glass: Canggu’s coolest place to slurp a bowl of frozen goodness is Nalu Bowls. Nestled next to Dojo Bali, this boho-chic nook attracts all the surfer dudes, yogis and digital nomads in town with its chilled out space and scrumptious breakfasts. With an ever-expanding plant-based menu featuring peanut butter and banana, acai, pineapple and coconut, and spinach and ginger bowls, there’s a fruity combination for everyone. Each dish is beautifully presented and topped with Nalu’s golden homemade granola and an array of superfoods, meaning you’ll be hard-pressed to stop yourself taking a cheeky snap for the ‘gram.
Jl. Canggu Padang Linjong
A Canggu icon, the recently relocated Crate Café is an open-air industrial space that serves up mouthwatering breakfasts: think moreish baked eggs, colourful layered chia jars and crispy bacon and waffles doused in maple syrup. Best of all, everything is 50k, which means you can say goodbye to the awkward penny-counting when it comes to bill splitting. The drinks aren’t half bad either, from the towering iced lattes (Crate even has its own blend of coffee) to the juicy cacao smoothies. While the aesthetic is clean and simple, community seems to be at the heart of this place: big tables make it easy to meet fellow travellers, the Hawaiian shirt-clad staff are always smiling and the friendly face of Aussie owner Maree is forever floating around as she helps clear dishes. While you’re waiting for your meal, you can also browse the unique curated racks of clothing and cabinets of jewellery.
Jl. Pantai Betu Bolong No. 60
Betelnut has been a Canggu diet staple for years now, and continues to offer an array of fresh, healthy grub presented so nicely it’s almost a sin to eat. Come early to nab a table and chow down on one of their excellent toast-and-smoothie deals, or order the naga bomb that made the Batu Bolong joint so famous and pair it with an exotic Moroccan mint tea. The WiFi is reliable, the wooden interior cool and the music en pointe. What’s best, if you can’t be bothered making your way there, Betelnut also does prompt local delivery for next to nothing.
Jl. Batu Mejan No.88, Echo Beach
Start your barefoot, beanbag-as-an-office workday by dining at Dojo. As if having a swimming pool in the middle of your coworking space wasn’t enough, Dojo Bali has an equally rad café to match, which is only open for Dojo members though. Serving delicious all-day breakfasts from 7am, the menu has something for every hardworking (and hardly working) digital nomad. There are millennial favourites like smashed avo and naughty treats such as fluffy pancakes. Those of you who are caffeine fiends will be pleased to know that the baristas here not only know their way around a coffee machine, but take pride in doing so – don’t be surprised to see an expertly drawn swan on top of your extra hot soy cap.
Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.55
It’s easy to forget you’re in the depths of Bali and not in a stylish Parisian bakery when you dine at Monsieur Spoon. Forget the Indonesian sweet bread you find at the 711 – this place bakes crusty French loaves, melt-in-your-mouth croissants and other divine pastries and treats for the mornings when your teeth are feeling a little bit sweet. The coffee is always top-notch, as is the air conditioning.
Jl. Tanah Barak No.57, Echo Beach
After just one meal here, it’ll be easy to see why this breezy vegetarian hangout is so popular. With dishes to suit every picky taste-bud and dietary requirement, hanging out at The Shack means you’ll bump into everyone from locals to surfers, hipsters to skater punks. The breakfast and lunch menus are available all day, meaning you can pick between gorging on a fruit-filled smoothie bowl, chowing on an eggplant burger or munching on the Greek haloumi bowl (with a side of extra haloumi, of course). With plenty of parking out front, and located on one of Canggu’s more quiet side streets, it’s easy to spend the day in the shaded garden soaking up the view of the rice paddies.
Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.38A
This well-known gem under the vegan and vegetarian population in Canggu is a foodie paradise. Offering raw gluten free cakes, locally roasted espresso coffee, juices & healing probiotic fermented elixirs, Vida is the go-to-adress for a healthy start into the day.
Jalan Batumejan No. 33, Echo Beach
Canteen always boasts a buzzing atmosphere, and it’s not just the walls draped with vintage surf and skate memorabilia that’s got everyone flowing through the door. Their breakfast is all-day and it’s fairly cheap too: you’ll pay no more than 35k for French toast with warm coconut honey or a croissant crammed with ham, eggs and cheese, and they’ve even got vegemite on offer for anyone from Aus who is craving the taste of home. The WiFi’s good, the staff are great and the food is exceptional.