A satisfying breakfast is always music to one’s taste buds. From modern takes on eggs and pancakes to Balinese babi guling, or suckling pig, the island’s morning pit stops deliver an impressive lineup of adventurous fare to rise and shine to. Top quality coffee, and a sneaky cocktail or two, often complete the delicious picture. Here are some of our favorite Bali breakfasts with a twist.
Nalu Bowls serves up the perfect beachside breakfast. Named after famous waves from around the world, each brekkie consists of a delicious smoothie topped with healthy extras such as granola, goji berries, exotic fruit, chia seeds, bee pollen, coconut flakes, honey and nuts.
Staying healthy on the island is easy with restaurants such as the Earth Café, which cater to those with a penchant for healthy living and high quality organic food. The Scrambled Tofu à la Matan, a dish of marinated and sautéed tofu with turmericv, scallion, cherry tomato, onion, mushroom and tamari served with rye bread and homemade ketchup comes highly recommended.
Those wishing to start their morning with a bang can try St Regis’ signature Bloody Mary Ritual at REMEDE Spa. Inspired by the iconic cocktail, the treatment includes a tomato, pineapple and wasabi massage and a vodka, tomato and clay body wrap. The sumptuous experience ends with a tomato, vermouth and mineral salt bath, with a Bloody Mary on the side.
Exclusively for the early risers, Selingsing Cepaka only serves its babi guling, or suckling pig, from 4 am to 9 am. Each morning, a local family roasts whole spiced pigs onsite, ensuring that the crispy skin and tender pork are at their freshest.The majority of customers at the warung (small eatery) are Balinese with the occasional tourist thrown into the mix.
Sisterfields knows what's up when it comes to berry bowls. With blended frozen blueberry, banana, almond milk, cocoa nibs, goji berry granola, and coffee honey (if you fancy it), their colorful bowl brings flavor and an IG-worthy aesthetic. But the social media-friendly options don't stop there; the Smashed Avocado, with semi-dried cherry tomatoes, popped capers, feta, lime sea salt, and rye is another menu favorite. The airy and modern Australian-inspired cafe also gets major bonus points as they serve all-day breakfast; roll up anytime before 10 pm and you can order up a berry bowl and avo toast.
Vegans will be pleased to know that the Spicy Coconut serves a full menu of delights free from mean and animal products. Not just good for your body, but also for the soul and taste buds, the café’s treats include burgers, Mexican fare and salads.Go all out with pancakes made from coconuts, dates and bananas, served with fresh fruit and salty coconut caramel sauce.
Healthy and packed with flavor, Shelter Café’s “chia me up” pudding comes with vanilla and coconut cream soaked chia seeds, tropical fruit puree and raspberry reduction, as well as bananas topped with ground mixed nuts, fresh berries and coconut flakes.Alternatively, food connoisseurs can design their own breakfast by selecting how they like their eggs and picking from a range of enticing side dishes.
Those wishing to sample some of Indonesia’s top brews should make a beeline for the Seniman Coffee Studio. Made from single-origin coffee beans from Papua, Sulawesi, Java, Sumatra and Bali, Seniman’s coffees are as delicious as they are varied.From lattes and cappuccinos to cold presses and pour overs, each of the café’s artisan coffees comes served on a paddle alongside a glass of water and small Balinese snack.