Bali Cafés With Snazzy Interior Design

Published 31 August 2017   

Are you a die-hard foodie & design enthusiast and want your Almond Milk Latte served alongside a creative interior décor? We serve you a list of new cafes that are here to satisfy your taste buds as much as to please your aesthetic senses.

Words & Photos: VERONIKA K.

Kim Soo Café
Jl.Kayu Aya 21, Seminyak
Every Day day 7.30am -5.30pm

Kim Soo is a new chic concept store offering a finely curated home décor selection and a cute, homey adjacent café right in the heart of Seminyak.

Every morning their state of the art vintage La Marzocco espresso machine rewards coffee lovers with the heady aroma of a well brewed cup of black gold. Café Kim Soo is a living experience, they serve simple, delectable family favourites and creative dishes inspired by the eclectic community living in Bali.

French Toast is designed by Kim Soo’s French Mauritian friends. Popular Pumpkin and Garlic Quiches that have been part of family Sunday baking for so long are also on the menu. Lamingtons and Lemon Pound Cakes from recipes that have been handed down for generations, are there for laid back afternoon teas. Artisan Farine Bagels and Sourdoughs are truly world class. Rich, velvety home-made cakes will find their way onto your plate here, too. Kim Soo Baristas are individually trained by Kim Soo’s Italian friend, who has coffee roasting running through his veins.

So, this is Cafe Kim Soo; generous, fresh, beautiful food and drinks intended to fuel you into an inspired day. A place to share your moments with family or friends, to relax under the Frangipani tree, people watch and plan the day ahead.

Joshua District Café
Jl. Kebo Iwa, Pangkung Tibah, Tabanan
Tue- Sunday 8am – 10pm / Closed Mondays

Sitting in the middle of a vast expanse of unspoiled rice paddies, this stellar café is an integral part of a community project built around villas made out of shipping containers.

Master chef Zdenek creates the magic here – an explosion of tastes and smells. He has been a part of really exciting culinary experiments and “ruled” kitchens of high-end restaurants all over the world. The ever-changing seasonal menu he created for Joshua District Cafe is an expression of all the experiences and tastes he has collected travelling the world.

They offer innovative brekkies, such as house cured salmon served on a bed of overnight soaked lentils and everyone’s favorite classics, such as filling omelets. Lunch and dinner are all about innovative meals with a twist – try their spicy chicken. They’ve got very special daily specials you won’t find anywhere else – like the popular gravy Goulash or central European staple “Svickova” – prime beef cutlet served with dumplings.

Also try their wings wrapped in a corn tortilla arranged to look like a “meaty spaceship”.

All the yumminess at Joshua District comes presented in a really aesthetically pleasing way on designer plates. But what really makes JDC stand out is that all the delicious meals here are served with a side of unparalleled emerald rice field views, with a sense of space you won’t get anywhere else. After your taste buds have been blown away and your belly is happy, don’t forget to wander around the district – you can shop at their gallery for recycled, sustainable art, visit their showroom and store representing some fine Bali based designers, or just hang out with likeminded people taking in all the inspiration. This progressive place is way worth venturing out of Canggu.

Eat & Drink Café At The Slow
Jl.Batu Bolong 97, Canggu
every day 7am -10pm (drinks till 11pm)

Eat & Drink is a part of a gorgeous new “Bali meets Cali” concept The Slow, which includes designer suite accommodation – minimalist tropical interior design at its best.

The food concept here is as innovative as the design – simple, unpretentious with a big focus on details. The Café offers a contemporary take on ingredient-focused cooking with an island accent. Chef Shannon Moran draws upon his travels around the globe to create an ever-changing menu of revamped classics, injecting bold, new exotic flavours, with an emphasis on seasonality, sustainability and sane eating.

The light and airy restaurant, under a highline of botanical chandeliers, is a magnetic meeting spot with friendly service and a bohemian sensibility. A café by day with private dining during the afternoon and evening, the menu focuses on wood-grilled meats and seafood, local vegetables, farm greens, and field grains. The inventive drinks selection, inspired by mythology and history and designed by a London bartender, highlights specialty batch spirits, extractions and tonics, with all cocktails pre-batched in-house.

A carefully selected wine list presents small growers, regional styles, and quaint vintage wines, encouraging guests to try some of the best old and new world wine the island has to offer.
A small collection of local craft beers completes the thirst-quenching offerings. The restaurant connects to Room 13, The Slow’s gallery space, which features a barista station and rotating art collection.

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