Canggu is a little coastal town in the southern part of Bali, near Seminyak. It hasn’t been on the tourist map for long but in the recent years it has quickly become one of the most popular areas among digital nomads and beach lovers.
As Canggu started to receive more attention, more and more cafes and restaurants started to open up, transforming this little town into a real foodie heaven. In this post, I collected the best cafes in Canggu that need to be on every food lover’s list!
If you’re planning to visit Bali for the first time you might be interested in my Ultimate Bali Travel Guide as well. It was written specifically for first-timers and it’s loaded with useful information about Bali like where to stay, how to get around, and what to do!
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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 got 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 10% government tax and 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!
1. Cafe Organic
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!
Favorite dishes: Smashed Avo, Chocotella & Cashew Butter Toast
2. The Avocado Factory
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
3. The Loft
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 5pm).
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
4. I Am Vegan Babe
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.
Favorite dishes: Hello Babe Waffles, Morning Toast A La Mexicana
5. The Shady Shack
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
6. Betelnut Cafe
We accidentally stumbled upon Betelnut Cafe and I’m so glad we did! Not only the food is delicious, but it’s one of the most affordable cafes in Canggu as well. It’s actually the sister cafe of The Shady Shack and it totally lives up to the expectation. They have a small, air-conditioned room on the ground level and a much larger open-air area on the second level, overlooking the rice terraces.
Favorite dishes: Mango Smoothie Bowl, Mexicana Breakfast Wrap
7. Matcha Cafe
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 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
8. Monsieur Spoon
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
9. Milk & Madu
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
10. The Lawn
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!
11. CRATE Cafe
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
12. Cafe Vida
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
13. Motion Cafe
Whether you are following a paleo lifestyle, a ketogenic, or a raw vegan diet, you will definitely find your favourite 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
14. The Common Cafe
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
15. Cabina Bali
No Bali trip is ever complete without having a fancy tropical floating breakfast, am I right? Although many luxury hotels offer a floating breakfast, if you don’t want to spend a fortune on accommodation just to have this experience, Cabina Bali is your place! They open every day from 8am and I strongly advise you to go early and even reserve your spot in advance because it gets crazily crowded during the day. Unfortunately, it’s quite pricy but believe me, this experience was worth every penny!
Favorite dishes: The Tropical Power Bowl, Tropical Pancakes
+1: Kynd Community
Okay, the Kynd Community is technically not in Canggu as it is located in Seminyak. But since it’s so close to Canggu and given the fact it’s one of my favorite cafes in Bali I just simply couldn’t leave it out from this list. They are only serving 100% plant-based food and not only their meals are super delicious, the pinkish chic and boho design easily make this cute cafe one of the most instagrammable places in Bali as well!
Favorite dishes: Acai Bowl, Leo Gourmet Toast
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.
LUXURY – COMO Uma Canggu
COMO Uma Canggu offers a panoramic beach view as it’s only a few steps from Echo Beach and around 500 m from Batu Bolong Beach. Guests can chill out in the outdoor swimming pool.
MID-RANGE – Canggu Beach Apartments
Offering accommodations with air conditioning, Canggu Beach Apartments is set in Canggu, 300 m from Batu Bolong Beach. Canggu Beach Apartments also includes a 14 m outdoor pool and a tropical garden.
BUDGET – Canggu Bagus
Canggu Bagus is set in Canggu and offers air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms. At the guest house, every room comes with a terrace with direct access to the outdoor pool.
Canggu is a real foodie heaven. After reading through this article and seeing all these mouthwatering food photos I think we can all agree on that! I hope you liked this post about the best cafes in Canggu and you will be able to visit at least a few of them if you’re traveling to Bali!
If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below or send me an email, I always love helping you out! Do you know some other great cafes in Canggu? Let me know in the comments!
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