Our hood is known for its amazing restaurants, places where you wine and dine at night whilst watching the sunset, well you may or may not know it – but some of these places actually serve up some of the best breakies that you will ever taste, and better still all at a fraction of the price that you will get at home.
Often when you book your accommodation breakfast is included, like the resort style buffet, where you have to stand in line waiting whilst the guy in front of you picks over the best pieces of bacon, or maybe you are staying at a private villa where they cook up the standard “American” breakfast (yawn) . Tip – take your accommodation without breakfast (it will save you money) and get out and try some of the incredible places you have more than likely heard about and probably seen on social media.
Seminyak is full of them – enough great places to have you eating the most important meal of the day somewhere different for your 10 day vacay.
Here are some of our favourites :
This place has rocketed to breakfast stardom over the last 6 months – purely because what they do is delicious, fresh and healthy. The menu is full of amazingness offering plates that scream good for you. The smoothie bowls make a great start to any day and come served in a coconut – too cute, that along with a green juice and top it off with a coconut milk latte , even if your not that healthy, you will feel it after that. If you want something bigger and badder for breakfast – two words Breakfast Criminal, this number comes stacked high to the sky with loads of tasty goodness and topped off with two poached eggs. YUM. And the aptly named Big Breakfast is enough to fill the emptiest of tummies. For lunch give the veggie burger a go or get stuck in to a salad, topped off with a smoothie, you will be full for hours.
We love everything about the Petitenget Breakfast, offering specials that change up daily, the breakfast is big and always comes served with a smile – my personal favourite is the Green Eggs and Ham I want to inhale it the minute it lands on the table. Chef Simon sources locally organic grown produce and you can taste it. The breakfast offering is large and has something for everyone, Granolas, The Gadang Breakfast Salad, Glutton Free Mashed Avo, Blueberry Pancakes – The juices are fab and land on the table in a minature jug that you pour yourself (cute) and the coffee is just like back home.
We adore this bright, fun, laidback and vibrant café ! Sea Circus do a great lunch and dinner, but their breakfast will keep you coming back each morning. No beach views here but what they put on the plate should keep your eyes and your tummy satisfied. The pesto eggs gets me every time but the dragon bowl served with granola, frozen dragon fruit, mango, banana and coconut water topped with a rainbow of fresh fruit is filling and tastes so healthy. Feeling a bit shady after last nights big one? Well Sea Circus have the perfect cure – The Happy Hangover Meal – served with a Berocca and a neck massage if required – hello brilliant! The staff are chirpy and very patient as you peruse the menu trying to decide what to try. Coffee is fab and their fresh juices are served super chilled.
Yes – I kid you not, these guys are open morning, noon and night – and Breakfast at the KU is made even tastier whilst looking out over the waves crashing down on Seminyak beach. The menu is small but is full of tasty selections, smashed avo (add a poached egg or two and a side of mushrooms), the breakfast burrito and the corn and zucchini fritters are favorites, and they even have a menu dedicated for the kids. A great choice of juices and smoothies – coffee is okay, there is better out there, but the food and outlook will help you forget about your caffeine addiction. Bring your bathers – as no doubt you will end up staying for the day and the pool is too pretty to say no to.
Another restaurant known for its amazing Italian dishes served up in the evening– but did you know La Lucciola is open for breakfast ? No – well you do now. We LOVE eating breakfast at La louch – not only for its perfect pre noon food – but because this beautiful eatery looks impressive during the day – not a wall in sight, this huge open restaurant looks out onto the gorgeous large green lawn stretching out onto the beach – you will be in heaven. Request a table on the first floor – views spectacular and you will appreciate the breeze coming in off the beach. Dishing up your more traditional breakfast fares – eggs benedict, hash browns, etc, you will find yourself sitting here for hours sipping on lattes or their fresh fruit granitas which will cool anyone down on a hot Seminyak morning.
Revolver Hidden just off oberoi and sometimes hard to find – but dont give up – this cool kids hangout is where its at, so popular, they have extended their café so to fit more of their devotees. Love the menu here not only for the deliciousness on offer – but for the names of the dishes ! The Smith & Wesson, the Double Barrel and of course the Revolver are must try’s – packed with yumminess – you wont need to eat again till dinner ! Loads of sides on offer if whats on your plate is not enough. Everything here is GOOD. I Love every single thing on the menu and better still – Hands Down – best coffee on the island, this shabby chic café serves up the good stuff.
There are so many amazing places here, some others to try, Shelter, Grocer & Grind, Watercress, Crate Cafe, Milk & Madu… the list just goes on. Next time your in town, make sure you skip the breakfast option at the hotel….. and give some of these gems a try ! Start your day right.
note: some pictures sourced via google.