Many may not know that a holiday in Bali is so much more than just spending time at the beach and trying out the vast selection of watersports. Besides the sun, sea and sand, Bali is also a great holiday spot for foodies and cafe-hoppers. The eclectic mix of cultures here has so much influence on the food, and not to mention that Javanese coffee beans are also world-famous.

The coffee scene in Bali has grown tremendously in recent years, which gave rise to many amazing cafes and coffee shops. Here is a list of top five best coffee places in Bali:

1. Seniman Coffee Studio, Ubud

Seniman in Ubud is the quintessential Balinese cafe that you must visit if you ever get the chance. In Indonesian, seniman means artist, which is a great name for this artisan coffee spot. The coffee beans here are sourced from all over the world and are roasted in house. Not only that, they take the art of coffee seriously and have their own micro-roastery, brew bar and even offer coffee workshops.

The food items here are great as well with influences from different Indonesian cuisines with its own twist. Do try out their specialty such as sushi roll Gado Gado!

Where: Jl Sriwedari No. 5, Ubud

2. Revolver Espresso, Seminyak

Revolver Espresso is one of the first specialty cafes in Seminyak and is often regarded as the father of the chic coffee shop boom in Bali. This place is incredibly popular and well-reviewed, which is why it may be hard to get a seat as well. The coffee here includes in-house blend and single origin, but they also have other specialty brews like Watercress and Milk & Honey.

Besides the exquisite coffee, this cafe is also beautifully-decorated with artsy murals and a chill grungy vibe which attracts locals and visitors alike. A must visit for all coffee and cafe lovers!

Where: Jl Kayu Aya (Oberoi), Gang 51 #3 Oberoi, Seminyak

3. Hungry Bird, Canggu

The Hungry Bird comes from a humble beginning, with its Indonesian owner roasting coffee beans at home and opening a small coffee shop. It became really popular amongst surfers thereafter given its location in Canggu and has now become a bustling cafe with an incredibly cozy ambience.

Head here for really authentic coffee, great breakfast and a relaxing day of doing nothing. The youthful atmosphere here should be enough to entice you, just a great epitome of the beach town of Canggu!

Where: Jl Raya Semat No. 86, Canggu

4. Anomali Coffee, Seminyak, Ubud & Kuta

Anomali Coffee has become a chain given its popularity in Jakarta, and now has presence in Seminyak, Ubud and Kuta as well. The coffee here comes from different parts of Indonesia, from Aceh to Papua and the beans are incredibly high in quality. If you’d like to try out pure 100% Indonesian roast, this is a great cafe to check out!

The cafes boast industrial design that is both minimalistic and hip and are a great place to hang out with friends or to catch up on some reading.

Where: Jalan Raya Ubud No. 88, Ubud

5. Cafe Vida, Canggu

For a laid back atmosphere, visit Cafe Vida which is housed within a traditional Balinese compound and has a lovely courtyard garden. The coffee selection here is vast and includes other healthy versions such as one blended with organic raw virgin coconut oil, or with rosella coconut water and aloe vera.

This boutique cafe is always packed for very good reasons, as they make their own espresso blend sourced from various places in the world. They even have a range of herbal lattes like chai, red velvet beetroot and more for those looking for caffeine-free drinks!
Where: Jl Pantai Batu Bolong No. 38A, Canggu