Seminyak as you base on Bali is more than okay. It's not as touristy as nearby Kuta and buzzing with als sorts of bars, restaurants and boutiques and is very accessible. Also for daltours by the way. Despite having to get used to the busy daily hustle and bustle we found Seminyak a nice place. And of course we had our favourite spots here.
We loved going to Merah Putih and Dough Darlings which I already posted about. But I think these other four places are really worth mentioning.
I was an unplanned visit tbh. Moments before we had a really bad experience at Warung Ocha (definitely a no go) and so we were actually looking for... well, compensation. We passed Kilo on our way back to our hotel. On the internet I'd already seen some positive things about it. So we asked ourselves not why but why not. And so we went in. It is an amazingly beautiful restaurant, open and light. Modern yet with a homely touch due to the carpets here and there. The eyecatcher though is definitely the huge green-white marble table. The interior and friendly staff brightened up our mood instantly. We ordered a tahu-tempeh bowl with red rice and local veggies. I have to say, on of my fave bowl ever (image above).
22 Jalan Drupadi, Seminyak Bali
Oh la la what a lovely bakery. Bread baked in traditional French style, so fully according to ours spoiled European tastebuds. Besides the orange seemingly coming out of a blender instead of being squeezed/pressed no remarks whatsoever. But hey, we got over it and went straight for breakfast a few times. We enjoyed a french breakfast, which was a croissant, a baguette and a choice of drink. But on the menu there's also quiches, salads, sandwiches and all sorts of eggs to top the perfectly baked bread. Oh, also: pastry like macarons, small cakes, chocolates and crêpes.
2 Jalan Kayu Cendana, Seminyak, Bali
This joint... It truly lives up to its name. These people are some really bad a** bosses. They serve (and deliver) burgers in the 'OMG, hell yeah' category. Good buns. Nice char on the meat. Nice sauce. Crispy fries. Cool vibes and super friendly staff. And... they're open till 4 am. Love it!
Nice spot to hang, snack and have cocktails. We sure did. You can find Tiger Palm right next to the entrance of the Seminyak Village Mall. They focus on Asian streetfood. So there's lots to choose from. We were crazy for their Malay crispy chicken pop corn with caramelized honey lemon glaze. So nice!
8 JalanKayu Jati, Seminyak, Bali
The travel season
The travel season isn't really a season. Travelling can be done year round. And I wish I could do it year round too. There's just so much to see and do in the world! So that's why started the subject 'The travel season' where I'll be keeping track of abroad culinary adventures. You can find a short intro post here.