Where to Eat in Bali – 8 Top Picks

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I don’t know you but I’m a foodie through and through! Give me an amazing breakfast or any world cuisine, and I’m all in. So, when I landed in Bali and discovered the Bali food scene, I couldn’t help but think, “This place is tailor-made for me”.

And you know what? I still feel that way! But this time, I want to spill the beans and share some of my absolute favorite Bali food spots with you.

Bali food scene keeps growing, and there’s always something new to try. But, if you want some ideas, take a look below. These are some of my fav spots that I can’t wait for you to explore and enjoy!

Is Food in Bali Cheap?

You’re lounging on a pristine Balinese beach, the sun kissing your skin, and the gentle waves serenading your senses. Amidst this tropical paradise, there’s one question that keeps popping up: “How much is food in Bali?”

The truth is, Bali offers a tantalizing mix of dining experiences that cater to every budget. From wallet-friendly warungs* to upscale gourmet heavens, the island has it all. The range is so extensive that it’s doubtful anyone could try all Bali food options in just one year. I’ll give some price examples in the next section.

*In Bali, a “warung” is a small, often family-owned or locally-run eatery or restaurant. These establishments are known for serving affordable and delicious Indonesian cuisine, but not only that.

Local Warung for food in Bali

Good to know: there are typically taxes added on top of your bill at most restaurants in Bali (except usually at warungs). These taxes are often in the form of government-imposed taxes or service charges, and they can vary from place to place.

Where to Eat in Bali?

Now, let’s get down to the serious business – food in Bali ! I’m sharing my top 8 restaurants and must-visit places to eat in Bali, the places I keep coming back to, and anticipate returning to on my next Bali adventure.

♥ Ons Waroeng

While there are a LOT of western-style cafes in Bali for breakfast, we decided to switch things up one morning and go local. After some quick Google map scouting, we stumbled upon some rave reviews for this gem. So, naturally, we had to check it out, and it didn’t disappoint!

The portions were huge, the Bali food was delicious, and the prices? Well, they were a steal compared to other places. If you’re in the mood for a scrumptious and budget-friendly breakie, this is the spot to hit!


  • Acai bowl for IDR 48,000 (c. EUR 2.90)
  • Choco Nut Bowl for IDR 48,000 (c. EUR 2.90)
  • Mango Smoothie for IDR 34,000 (c. EUR 2)

Smoothie bowl in Bali

♥ Lola’s Cantina Mexicana

I didn’t plan on having Mexican food in Bali (even though I’m a huge fan), but fate had other plans. We stumbled upon this gem while cruising on our bike, and I’m telling you, it’s a place you can’t afford to miss! The food? Absolutely scrumptious. Prices? Wallet-friendly. Service? Top-notch. And, as a bonus, there’s a happy hour from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Example: A HUGE Quesadilla with Pico de Gallo, Double Guacamole, Sour Cream, Pulled Chicken = IDR 85 ooo (c. EUR 5.20)

Quesadilla in Bali

♥ Santorini Greek Restaurant

One night, as we were enjoying the sunset at La Brisa, we spotted this adorable Greek restaurant buzzing with people on our way back. It felt like a slice of Greece right there in Bali, and with such a lively crowd, we knew this Bali food place had to be amazing. So, we decided to check it out, and guess what? The food was absolutely delicious!

Example: Chicken Gyros Plate, served with Fries, Greek Salad, Pita Bread, Tzatziki for IDR 95 000 (c. EUR 5.80)

Santorini restaurant in Bali

♥ Nalu Ice Cream

Now, this place is a blast! It’s a quirky spot where you can grab ice cream and shop for clothes – or maybe it’s the other way around; who can tell? What I can tell you for sure is that the ice cream here is yummy. Be sure to try the salted caramel – it’s so gooood! And here’s a top tip: start with the Greek restaurant or Mexican place close by and finish with an ice cream at Nalu 😉

Example: You can get 2 huge scoops for IDR 60,000 (c. EUR 3,60) 

Nalu ice cream - Best food in Bali
Excuse the picture quality but you get the idea!

♥ Bagel It!

There are times when you’re not in the mood for a full meal and just want something quick and easy. In those moments, Bagel It is a no-brainer. They serve up fantastic New York-style bagels with a wide variety of options, both sweet and savory. You simply can’t go wrong here!


  • Bagel with Cream Cheese, Smoked Salmon, Cucumber, Red Onion, Capres, Lettuce for IDR 85,000 (c. EUR 5.20)
  • Breakfast Bagel with Scrambled Eggs, Cream Cheese for IDR 55,000 (c. EUR 3.35)

bagels in Canggu, Bali

♥ The Plumbers Arms

For our fellow Brits and their Sunday roast, plus a cozy beer garden. Don’t mind the road – it’s still a great spot for grub.


  • Sunday Roast Chicken for IDR 110,000 (c. EUR 6.60)
  • Beef Carpaccio (as a starter) for IDR 70,000 (c. EUR 3.60)
  • Honey Mustard Chicken with Mash, Mushrooms and Salad for IDR 75,000 (c. EUR 4.50)

Sunday Roast at Plumbers Arms

♥ Mana Uluwatu Restaurant & Bar

A great place to visit in Uluwatu with a pool, stunning food and beautiful sea views. Come here for sunset, you won’t regret it.

Example: Pepperoni Pizza for IDR 130,000 (c. EUR 7.95)

Manu Uluwatu restaurant views

Warung D’Nung

I’m saving one of my favorite warungs, if not my absolute favorite, for last. Everything here is homemade on the spot, and to be honest, every dish we tried was delicious. The manager was incredibly welcoming and friendly, which is why we kept going back almost every day.


  • Chicken Satay with rice for IDR 35,000 (c. EUR 2.10)
  • Banana Pancakes with Honey for IDR 30,000 (c. EUR 1.80)
  • Big Fresh Watermelon Juice for IDR 20,000 (c. EUR 1.20)
  • Cheese Burger with Fries for IDR 65,000 (c. 3.90)

Final Thoughts on Food in Bali

Obviously, there are many other Bali food places worth mentioning that we also enjoyed. But, this list provides a great starting point for those staying in Canggu. So, whether you’re feeling a bit lost in the vast sea of Bali food options or simply want to skip the hours of searching on Google Maps, I’ve shared my top 8 Bali food places with you.

If you’ve had the chance to try them, I’d love to hear your thoughts. And no worries, I’ll be sure to keep this list updated with new culinary gems I discover during my next adventures in Bali.


To Foodies, from a Foodie, with Love.


Disclaimer: While I make an effort to snap my own photos, some folks out there are just naturally better with a camera. So, in this article, some pictures come from Google Maps. 

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