14 Best Cafes in Canggu, Bali – Canggu Foodie Guide

If you’re a foodie who loves to travel, then Canggu in Bali should be at the top of your bucket list. This popular beach town is known for its vibrant surf culture, stunning sunsets, and most importantly – its incredible food scene!

From cozy cafes tucked away from the hustle and bustle to trendy spots with Instagram-worthy menus, there’s something for everyone in Canggu. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite cafes in this hip spot so that you can experience unique dishes created by talented local chefs while exploring all that Bali has to offer.

So grab your shades and an empty stomach – it’s time to discover all the amazing flavors the best cafes in Canggu have to offer!

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Best Cafes in Canggu

I’m a real foodie myself, so trying out a new cafe every day was one of my favorite things to do in Canggu. Since we’ve spent 10 days in this cute little town, we were able to discover some of the best cafes in Canggu and I have to tell you, I’ve never seen so many amazing places in one spot!

We tried all the below-mentioned cafes personally, and since I’m a vegetarian, all of the cafes in this post offer many vegetarian/vegan options as well.

Tipping is not common in Bali, however, almost every cafe charges a 10% government tax and a 6% service charge on top of their listed prices (this is always marked on the menu if they do so).

Although many cafes accept credit card payments now, there are still a few where you can only pay with cash, therefore it’s useful to always have some cash in your wallet.

Now without further ado, let’s take a look at the best cafes in Canggu, Bali!

1. The Avocado Factory

Location on Google Maps: The Avocado Factory
Instagram: @theavocadofactory

If you’re also obsessed with avocado like I am, this cafe will be heaven for you! As the name suggests, you will find countless delicious meals with avocado on the menu. Don’t worry, if you are not a fan of this green yumminess, you will still find plenty of options to choose from!

The Avocado Factory can be a great choice for both carnivores and vegetarians as their menu caters to everyone. Oh, and they make the cutest latte art on your cappuccino as well!

Favorite dishes: Avo Cheese Croissant XL, Tropical Booster Smoothie Bowl

2. The Loft

Location on Google Maps: The Loft Canggu
Website: https://www.theloftbali.com
Instagram: @theloftbali

We practically lived next to The Loft in Canggu, therefore we visited this amazing place multiple times. After trying various meals from their menu, I can safely say that The Loft is definitely one of the best cafes in Canggu!

Although they have a spacious catering area on the ground floor, it usually fills up quickly so it’s better to go early in the morning or outside the busy hours. While this area is quite lively, they have a smaller air-conditioned area upstairs which is perfect for working a few hours (although this area is closed after 5 pm).

While they have both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes on their menu, some of their meals are completely vegan. It’s definitely a place where everyone will find their favorite type of food. Don’t forget to try their raw vegan desserts, these are seriously some of the bests I’ve ever eaten!

Favorite dishes: The Loft Waffles, Hummus Bowl, Falafel Salad Bowl, Snickers Raw Cake

3. I Am Vegan Babe

Location on Google Maps: I Am Vegan Babe
Instagram: @iamveganbabe

As the name suggests, I Am Vegan Babe is a fully plant-based cafe with the most delicious vegan food I’ve ever eaten in my whole life. Seriously, even my carnivore boyfriend loved having breakfast there!

The menu mainly contains savory dishes like quesadillas, tacos, sandwiches, and burritos, but there is no shortage of sweets like pancakes or waffles either. I Am Vegan Babe is definitely one of the best vegan cafes in Bali!

Favorite dishes: Hello Babe Waffles, Morning Toast A La Mexicana

Breakfast waffles at I am Vegan Babe in Canggu, Bali

4. The Shady Shack

Location on Google Maps: The Shady Shack
Instagram: @theshadyshack

If you’re a true veggie lover, The Shady Shack is definitely your place! This cafe is completely meat-free and their meals are not only super beautiful, but healthy and delicious as well.

They have an inside seating area which can be perfect if you’re looking for a place to work or you can choose to sit at the lush green outside terrace. If you love coffee, ask for a cappuccino and be amazed by their beautiful latte art!

Favorite dishes: Lost Paradise Smoothie Bowl, Banana Oats

Outside eating area at the Shady Shack in Canggu, Bali

5. Matcha Cafe

Location on Google Maps: Matcha Cafe
Website: https://www.matchacafebali.com
Instagram: @matchacafebali

I’ll be honest with you, I had a love-hate relationship with matcha for a very long time. But since it has many well-known health benefits I kept trying until I absolutely fell in love with a matcha latte in one of the cute cafes in Chiang Mai.

If you’re a matcha lover too, you definitely need to put Matcha Cafe on your radar! Apart from the endless line of organic matcha green tea beverages, you will find many matcha-based foods on the menu as well.

Think about matcha pancakes. Matcha smoothie bowls. Matcha Tiramisu. Mmm, love them so matcha! On top of that, since Matcha cafe has a quiet and cozy vibe it was one of our favorite places to work as well.

Favorite dishes: Matcha Protein Pancakes, Matcha Acai Superfood, Matcha Latte

Inside eating area at Matcha Cafe in Canggu, Bali
Breakfast with smoothie bowl and pancakes at Matcha Cafe in Canggu, Bali

6. Monsieur Spoon

Location on Google Maps: Monsieur Spoon
Website: http://www.monsieurspoon.com
Instagram: @monsieurspoon

Although Bali is mostly famous for its smoothie bowls and avocado toasts, you can find some great bakeries around as well. If you’re craving a real French pastry, Monsieur Spoon is your spot!

Their croissant is just so heavenly, I swear it was even better than the ones I had in Paris (sorry, French folks!). The whole cafe has a cozy, relaxed vibe and there is also a spacious terrace outside if you’re longing for fresh air. It’s perfect for digital nomads as well!

Favorite dishes: Croissant with strawberry jam, Chocolatine

7. Milk & Madu

Location on Google Maps: Milk & Madu
Website: http://www.milkandmadu.com
Instagram: @milkandmadu

Although Milk & Madu has a spacious seating area, since it’s one of the most popular cafes in Canggu it’s almost always crowded. But don’t let that scare you off as their food is so worth the wait! They are open all day long so you can choose to have either breakfast, lunch, or dinner at their place.

We went there for dinner and they had a 2 for 1 special offer for pizzas so we ended up having our cheapest and one of the most delicious dinners we’ve ever had in Canggu. If you’re looking for the best cafes in Ubud, keep your eyes open for Milk & Madu because they have another location in Ubud as well!

Favorite dishes: Pumpkin Pie Pizza, Byron Bowl

8. CRATE Cafe

Location on Google Maps: CRATE Cafe
Instagram: @cratecafe

The industrial-looking, hipster CRATE Cafe is so much more than a regular cafe: they also have a concept store, a gallery and they regularly host interesting events. It’s definitely one of the most popular cafes in Canggu, we even had to come back here because there were no free tables at the first time!

If you’re looking for a lively and buzzing place with good music and good food, CRATE Cafe is your place. Not only their food is super yummy, but they are also budget-friendly, especially compared to the prices of the other cafes in Canggu.

Favorite dishes: Brekkie 2 GoGo Smoothie Bowl, Black Out Smoothie Bowl

9. Cafe Vida

Location on Google Maps: Cafe Vida
Website: https://cafe-vida-bali.business.site
Instagram: @cafe_vida_bali

We stumbled upon Cafe Vida by accident, after we didn’t find any free tables at CRATE Cafe. This cute little cafe is actually taking place inside a traditional Balinese compound so the authentic Bali vibes are guaranteed.

If you love beautifully decorated smoothie bowls (and who doesn’t?) you will love this place! Each bowl is a true masterpiece (just look at my photo below or scroll through their Instagram). Oh, and the homemade cakes and cookies look so amazing too!

Favorite dishes: Amazon Acai Smoothie Bowl, Avocado Pesto Toast

10. The Lawn

Location on Google Maps: The Lawn
Website: https://thelawncanggu.com
Instagram: @thelawncanggu

Have you ever really been to Canggu if you haven’t been to The Lawn? This popular beach lounge is definitely one of the most iconic places in Canggu and you absolutely need to check it out for yourself!

Featuring a cozy inner seating area, a spacious outside terrace with boho umbrellas, and a shimmering infinity pool overlooking the ocean, The Lawn not only provides delicious food and drinks on their menu but grants a whole day of fun for everyone.

Unfortunately, we only tried some of their drinks but since every dish looked totally mouthwatering, I’m sure they are delicious as well!

Inside eating area at The Lawn in Canggu, Bali
Drinks at The Lawn in Canggu, Bali

11. Motion Cafe

Location on Google Maps: Motion Cafe
Website: https://www.motionfitnessbali.com/food/
Instagram: @motioncafe

Whether you are following a paleo lifestyle, a ketogenic, or a raw vegan diet, you will definitely find your favorite fitness food at Motion Cafe. Apart from healthy meals and big salad bowls, Motion Cafe also offers various fresh and natural juices, delicious shakes, and sugar-free sweets.

Favorite dishes: Sweet Potato Waffles with Chocolate Spread and Banana, Sweet Potato Salad

12. The Common Cafe

Location on Google Maps: The Common Cafe
Website: https://www.thecommonbali.com
Instagram: @thecommonbali

If you loved Milk & Madu, you definitely need to put The Common Cafe on your list as well! Both of them are operated by the same group (The Good Food Brotherhood) and let me tell you in advance, this little cafe lives up to all the high expectations.

Their menu caters to everyone as apart from the juicy burgers and burritos they also offer plenty of vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free options.

Favorite dishes: The Commoners Bowl, Chipotle Chicken Burrito

13. Kynd Community Canggu

Location on Google Maps: Kynd Community Canggu
Website: https://www.kyndcommunity.com
Instagram: @kyndcommunity

Kynd Community is a lively and vibrant cafe that prides itself on its commitment to sustainability and healthy eating. All ingredients used in their fresh, locally-sourced dishes are carefully chosen for their nutritional values, with no additives or preservatives.

They only serve 100% plant-based food, so vegan and vegetarian food lovers can rejoice in the abundance of delicious options here. From acai bowls to pancakes and avocado toasts, your taste buds are guaranteed to be tantalized!

On top of the amazing food, Kynd Community also has a pinkish chic and boho design which easily makes this cute cafe one of the most instagrammable places in Bali as well.

Originally they only had one location in Seminyak but due to their well-deserved success, they’ve recently opened a second spot in Canggu so now you can enjoy Kynd Community in two places!

Favorite dishes: Acai Bowl, Leo Gourmet Toast

14. Cafe Organic Petitenget

Location on Google Maps: Cafe Organic Petitenget
Website: https://cafeorganic.co
Instagram: @cafeorganicbali

Cafe Organic was one of the first plant-based restaurants in Bali and it’s still one of the best cafes in Canggu to this day. The whole place has a relaxed and chill vibe both outside and inside, therefore it’s a perfect place for digital nomads as well.

The staff is always nice and friendly and the menu is full of nutritious and organic vegetarian/vegan meals. We loved this cafe so much we’ve been there three times in 10 days!

They used to be located in the heart of Canggu but recently they moved to Seminyak so you might have to drive a little bit further from Canggu if you want to try their delicious meals.

Favorite dishes: Smashed Avo, Chocotella & Cashew Butter Toast

Outside eating area at Cafe Organic in Canggu, Bali

Find the Best Cafes in Canggu on the Map

In the below map, I collected all the best cafes in Canggu for you. You just have to click on the bracket in the upper right corner and it will open it up on your phone. Super convenient, right?

Where to Stay in Canggu

Since the main area of Canggu can be found around the Jl. Batu Bolong if you’re visiting for the first time I would recommend staying in this area.

Batu Bolong is a lively neighborhood within walking distance of the beach so it’s perfect for experiencing the authentic Canggu vibes. On top of that, almost all the above-mentioned cafes are located here so if you’re also a foodie, you will love this area!

Below you can see my top recommendations for the best places to stay in Canggu for every budget. If you’re looking for a broader overview of where to stay in Bali, make sure to read my in-depth article about the best areas to stay in Bali.

COMO Uma Canggu Bali
Photo credit: COMO Uma Canggu via Booking.com

LUXURY – COMO Uma Canggu

This hotel is set back from Echo Beach and Batu Bolong Beach is close by too! Offering panoramic sea views, COMO Uma Canggu is one of the best luxury options in this part of Bali. There are two swimming pools, a spa & wellness center, a fitness center, and an on-site restaurant at the hotel too.

BoHo Canggu
Photo credit: BoHo Canggu via Booking.com

MID-RANGE – BoHo Canggu

BoHo Canggu is an adults-only hotel so is perfect for romantic getaways! There are plenty of facilities here too including an outdoor swimming pool, a terrace area, and a garden. All the rooms are beautifully designed and each one offers an ensuite bathroom, a wardrobe, and air conditioning.

Serenity Eco Guesthouse
Photo credit: Serenity Eco Guesthouse via Booking.com

BUDGET – Serenity Eco Guesthouse

Serenity Eco Guesthouse is just a 1-minute walk from the beach and is the perfect option for a relaxing getaway. This property offers daily yoga sessions, massages, meditation, and a permaculture garden, so you can really get in touch with your body. There’s also an on-site vegan restaurant, a swimming pool, and free WiFi.


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44 thoughts on “14 Best Cafes in Canggu, Bali – Canggu Foodie Guide”

    • First we only planned to stay 3 days in Canggu but in the end we ended up staying for 10 days so yeah we had a lot of time and I looove cafes πŸ™‚

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  1. I was supposed to be traveling to Bali in a few monthsβ€”looks like it’s going to be put on hold. But this makes me excited to finally get there! Going to eat my face off! Xx

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    • Ah so sorry to hear that, it must be so hard! Originally we wanted to stay in Bali for 2-3 months but we needed to come back only after 3 weeks πŸ™ I hope we will be able to go back as well!

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  2. I had no idea that Bali was such a heaven for amazing breakfasts! I mean, I LOVE Indonesian food so I would expect to like the food there, but I didn’t realize how varied it could be (and how many epic breakfasts are available!) Anyway nom!!

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  3. These all look amazing! I need to go back to Bali and explore their cafe culture more. We didn’t have enough time there!

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  4. The dishes look like works of art but so delicious at the same time. What beautiful cafes and lovely photos as always πŸ™‚

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  5. In addition to beautiful scenery, it looks like Bali has beautiful food too! Wow, I really need to make it there at some point.

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  6. OMG I will get food coma and drooling over the dishes! such perfect guide on where to eat in Canggu. Love all your photos.

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  7. There were indeed loads of good places to eat in Lombok when we were there, and I can imagine it’d be the same in Bali!

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    • Yeah Bali is a real paradise for foodies! I haven’t been to Lombok yet but would love to visit, especially if there are so many good places to eat! πŸ™‚

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  8. I went to Betelnut Cafe when I was in Bali in 2017 and I loved the atmosphere so much – this is making me want to go back to Canggu so bad! ??

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  9. I love your blog!! I can’t wait to go to Canggu and Bali in general. We have yet to go! We hope to live there part-time maybe next year and I’ll definitely have to try each cafe on this list!

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    • Oh wow that sounds so amazing! We wanted to stay there for 2-3 months this year too but unfortunately corona had other plans πŸ™ I hope to go back next year again! πŸ™‚

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  10. Kriszti, this article is awesome and your pictures are beautiful! Next time I go back to Bali I will definitely visit as many of these as possible!

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    • Thank you Charlotte! Wish I could eat in a Bali cafe now or at least have a home delivered smoothie bowl haha πŸ™‚

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  11. I spent about 2 months in Bali (mostly Canggu) over the past 6 months and have been to so many amazing cafes in Canggu! However, you have listed some places that I haven’t tried yet so I can’t wait to go back and eat even more!

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  12. ah Bali!!! I miss it so…. and can’t wait to go back to try some of these places. I’ve been to Kynd community before and the smoothie bowls are soooo good!!

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  13. Bali is definitely on my bucket list. Can’t wait to visit one day and eat one is these delicious bowls.

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  14. Ok, you had me at the Avo Cheese croissant!! yum yum yum I knew there were a lot of beautiful cafes in Bali, but HOLY COW! I didn’t realise there were so many! This makes me hungry

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    • Oh yeah Bali is a real foodie heaven! There are so many cafes around the island and whenever I go back there are always some new ones too! Incredible.

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