These days, eating in a restaurant doesn’t only a matter of eating food but also enjoying the experience. That’s why boutique restaurants are sprouting everywhere, including in Bali. Here are 6 beautiful boutique restaurants you can go to on the Island of the Gods:
When you lose your appetite, there’s no better place to get it back than Kim Soo on Jalan Kayu Ara 21 Seminyak. The foods are amazing and the interior is even more interesting. Imagine eating your favourite food at the artsy version of IKEA. You’ll surely get lots of likes after posting pictures of you eating at Kim Soo.
The price is reasonable—considering the effort the owner make to build such beautiful a place—and the quantity is satisfying enough to help you survive till the next meal. Anyway, it is also a good place to have a cup of coffee.
Having your meal at Nook on Jalan Umalas 1, Gang Nook, Kuta Utara, will totally recharge your energy because. Why? Because besides tasty Balinese and Western food, the boutique restaurant also offers fresh air. “Do we have to eat while using an oxygen mask?” Well… No. What we mean by fresh air is the constant supply of the wind coming through the paddy field.
The most favourite food at Nook is nasi campur. Some reviews claim that the restaurant has one of the best nasi campur in Bali. But it’s still debatable because we doubt the reviewers have already tasted all of nasi campur on the island—or have they?
Tetsuo by Nook
Just across the street from Nook, Tetsuo by Nook offers another gastronomic sensation. It serves not only various healthy dishes—local seafood, Japanese, and Nordic—but also caters for vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian.
As the neighbouring Nook, you can as well enjoy the green rice field while having your meal at Tetsuo. The most Instagrammable moment to go to Tetsuo by Nook is a couple of hours before sunset when the sunray touches the paddy fields with magnificent golden light.
Bungalow Living Bali
As a wholesale gallery and a cafe, Bungalow Living Bali is one of the comfiest places to have a bite to eat. Bungalow sells products such as cute cushions and handmade bags which are exhibited on the racks making the room look more beautiful.
Having a cup of coffee while reading your favourite book at Bungalow is gonna be once in a lifetime experience for you. However, this boutique restaurant is rather hidden as to get there you need to walk through a laneway on Jalan Berawa Canggu.
Selling the old ambience, the name of this boutique restaurant itself is a pun. Balique or Balik in Bahasa Indonesia means to go back. And you will definitely be taken aback as you enter the front door of Balique Restaurant.
Balique combines the experience of Eastern and Western cultures. As you try the local legendary nasi campur, you can enjoy romantic jazz played by American musicians simultaneously from the perfectly tuned speakers. Go to Jalan Uluwatu 39 to find this restaurant.
Though the name comes from one of the traditional fabric of Indonesia, namely Batik, this restaurant doesn’t solely serve Indonesia dishes. In fact, you can choose among varieties of foods from South East Asian Countries.
The walls of the Deco Art style Batik Restaurant are decorated with various Batik artworks. Though it might seem classy, compared to other restaurants in the same league in Seminyak, Batik Restaurant on Jalan Kayu Ara has a relatively reasonable price.