Hankering for a cup of coffee this afternoon? Or perhaps you’re looking for some delectable pastries to fulfil a craving? Prefer something more relaxed, like an avocado open toast? Look no further than our list of Bali cafes that you must visit on your next trip. These are the perfect places to head to when you aren’t quite ready for a heavy meal.

Monsieur Spoon: Umalas, Seminyak, Canggu, Petitenget, Perenan, Ubud

Bali might seem like an unlikely place to find great French pastries. But Rafi Papazian and Gregory Guerguerian profess that it was the creativity and passion they found in Bali that charmed them to stay and share their dream. It’s been more than a decade since they decided to leave Paris and set up Monsieur Spoon on the island of the gods and they haven’t looked back since.

Now with six outposts across the island in Umalas, Petitenget, Seminyak, Canggu, Pererenan, and Ubud, Monsieur Spoon has earned its way into any list of the best Bali cafes. Guests can enjoy their delicious fare each day from 6.30 am to 9:00 pm.

Biku: Seminyak

High tea and tarot card readings remain a central feature at Biku Bali, which has recently moved to a new location. This beloved venue was founded 15 years ago by Ibu Asri Kerthyasa and her son, Tjok Gus (Max). It continues to charm with its unique blend of bookstore, tea salon, and antique shop. Nestled now on Jl. Taman Ganesha in Petitenget, just a five-minute journey from its original site, Biku has been meticulously renovated while keeping its signature joglo home. Here, in its re-imagined home, the ambiance marries cosy relaxation with a classic Indonesian flair.

The tea ritual, legendary for its hearty scones and cakes, alongside a menu of wholesome Indonesian dishes and hearty breakfasts, still draws a steady stream of loyal patrons. Visit this Bali cafe for a tarot reading paired with exquisite high tea; 15-minute sessions are available on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 1 to 5 pm. Due to popular demand, reservations for both tables and tarot readings are highly recommended.

Folie Kitchen & Patisserie: Canggu

Folie claims to be ‘a love child between two grand food cultures, neither West nor East, but an attempt to discover something in between’. Chef Stephane Simond, who has experience in Michelin-starred restaurants, believes that a good chef must be obsessed with food. Swing by in the afternoon for a gorgeous high tea setting with seriously good pastry towers. Definitely a contender for the most amazing Bali cafes you will find. 

The Beach Cafe & Spa, Sanur

A serene dining and wellness experience awaits you at The Beach Cafe & Spa. This seaside venue is made for health enthusiasts. It not only provides a diverse menu featuring vegan-friendly options like smoothie bowls, rolled oats, falafel, and noodle dishes, but also indulges guests with its range of superfood smoothies. After savouring these nutritious offerings, you can unwind at the attached spa. Enjoy a reflexology foot massage with views of the ocean or rejuvenate with a sauna session followed by a refreshing dip in their ice bath.

The cafe’s relaxed atmosphere is enhanced by the local canine companions frolicking on the beach. This makes it a favourite spot among dog owners who want to enjoy a meal while their pets play nearby. With plant-based milk available for coffee and delicious sweet potato fries and sautéed vegetables on the side, The Beach Cafe & Spa caters to a variety of dietary needs and preferences in a picturesque setting.

Milk & Madu: Canggu

Since opening its doors in 2014, Milk & Madu has become a staple in Canggu, known for its hip vibe and gourmet simplicity. The menu offers perfectly poached eggs for breakfast which can be paired with smoothies, freshly made juices or fantastic house-blended coffee. Or go for juicy beef burgers, wraps, salads and healthy breakfast bowls packed with fruits, bee pollen and other delicious goodies.

Now, with two locations in Berawa and Batu Bolong, it is closer than ever to you. The café is a favourite among families, complete with kids’ toys, books, and an outdoor playground, enhanced by live music and arts and crafts on weekends. Don’t miss their popular 2 for 1 Pizza deal every Tuesday and Sunday evening.

Rusters, Ubud

Perched above the rice fields on the outskirts of Ubud, Rüsters is a sprawling venue featuring a cafe, roastery, pottery studio, concept store, sunset bar, and restaurant. Renowned for its coffee, the real draw is the sunset views and an exceptional dinner menu.

The menu encourages communal dining with a tasting menu and á la carte options designed for sharing. The dishes blend European and Asian culinary traditions with innovative twists. Expect dishes like Danish crown pork belly with Asian BBQ sauce, Korean fried chicken waffles, and a unique take on the steak sandwich. Cap off the meal with a créme fraiche parfait, which pairs wonderfully with a tangy Spice Gin Sour.

Poule de Luxe: Kerobokan (between Canggu & Seminyak)

Attention, macaron lovers. This pâtisserie satisfies your sweet tooth with macarons, croissants and all things French. Searching for baguettes? Look no further. Poule de Luxe has all that your heart desires. What’s more, everything is freshly baked each morning.

Cafe Kim Soo: Seminyak

A favourite of many, it’s difficult to walk past Kim Soo and not be lured inside by the abundance of gorgeous home ware items on display. Pop into their onsite café for a hot brew and tap away on your laptop, or sit back for some people-watching. A perfect day’s plan.

Book a stay at one of our elite havens on the island and tick each one of these Bali cafes off your list. We promise, you’re going to love them all.