The newest hood attracting all of the attention from expats, locals and tourists alike is ‘The GU” a.k.a. Canggu. It was originally known for it’s laid back surfer vibes with the occasional villa in sight. Now it has become a booming hood for high-quality restaurants at affordable prices, the latest trendy boutiques and stunning designer villas. We recommend starting your shopping adventure on Jalan Batu Bolong at the Deus and Monsieur Spoon intersection.
Let Us Be Your Tour Guide
With the ever-changing landscape of thriving Canggu, we have laid out the below guide to virtually tour you down Batu Bolong. We suggest starting your journey at the Batu Bolong intersection outside Monsieur Spoon and walking southwest toward Batu Bolong Beach. You will notice that the shops lining the left-hand side of the road have their descriptions on the left and thus the descriptions that are located in the right column are those positioned on the right-hand side of the road.
An Artisan French Bakery offering delectable pastries and iconic French all-butter croissants that are well known in Bali. You can choose to dine indoors or outdoors in their alfresco style dining areas for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
** Commonwealth Bank ATM
Housed in a Joglo style Javanese building with nods to the local surf scene both in the waves and on land. Stocking their latest swimwear, clothing and accessories with an upstairs floor dedicated to high-performance surfboards.
Love Anchor Bazaar Markets
Canggu’s answer to market shopping all in one cosy space. Open daily hosting over 100 vendors with the full market available on Saturday and Sunday’s – you will find rattan bags, jewellery, arts and crafts as well as one-off clothing pieces. Bartering here is encouraged and vendors always welcome customers with a smile.
Canggu Taxi Stand
If you are not scooting around on a motorbike, and haven’t arranged a driver for the day, and are in need of a taxi – look out for the local Canggu taxi stands. This stand is just after the intersection on Batu Bolong and located across from Love Anchor Bazaar Markets. Prices to Seminyak are approximately IDR 150,000 for a private car one-way transfer.
Roti Canai (Downstairs)
Dining here will have you discover their modern flare on Indian classics – they have transformed the traditional roti with an endless list of flavours to accompany the traditional taste. Whether you are looking for an all-day breakfast or homemade curry, Roti Canai boasts raving reviews.
One of the Canggu OG’s that has been around since tourists and expats alike started discovering this surfing hipster hood. Serving up fresh salads and nourishing meals at competitive prices – we love their Mexican food and kiddies corner that comes in under IDR 70,000 for a meal.
Haze and Glory
Da Beach Shack
Unisex clothing in a funky beach store setting, selling original swimwear pieces, gift wear and accessories. They have the traditional barefoot luxuries like anklets, beaded jewellery and surf style backpacks. Bikini’s start from IDR 375,000 and bracelets vary in price between IDR 80,000 – IDR 150,000.
Just as the name states, they are known for their Goldust 24K GOLD Facial that is supposed to deep cleanse your pores, tighten and smooth your skin, as well as stimulate circulation to slow down collagen depletion and thus reduce to impacts of sun damage. They are a day spa and thus also offer massages, manicure and pedicures, scrubs, nourishing hair spas and waxing.
Studer Surf Board Shop
A Californian based brand selling highly sought after surfboards due to their shape and style. This brand’s original shaper – Luke Studer, started perfecting his craft at 16-years old and hasn’t stopped since.
Le Petit Cartel Store
Step inside this unique store for handmade leather goods like purses, handbags and wallets. An ultra-limited series of fine jewellery pieces and accessories that have been curated by a French designer.
An affordably priced warung that serves local Indonesian cuisine from morning until late. Priding themselves on no added MSG which is beneficial to westerners. A meal averages around IDR 35,000 per person and varies as to what dishes you choose.
Opening Hours: 8:00am – 11:00pm
Phone: +62 361 737 586
Kartel Board Store
Carrying a range of new and used boards for every surfer made by world-class shapers like Onfire surfboards, PSI and Deathless. Their staff are highly knowledgeable on the different required for each individual surfer and also go as far to take their customers out to ride their first waves on their new board.
Love Bali Tees
Stocking a range of hand-made fashion with materials that have been sourced locally in Bali. Their printed style vary from women’s singlets to men’s t-shirts with a range of accessories in vibrant tropical island colours.
Moon Rocks (Live Different)
Created from an idea of wanting everyone to ‘live differently’ this brand is more than just fashion they are a lifestyle. The designs are different from mainstream trends and encompass a way of life and a way of thinking differently. You will notice they still stay true to Canggu’s surfing vibes and are moderately priced to reflect the quality of materials used to produce the clothing.
Lulu Yasmine is an up-market Bali brand that has been curated by a Brazilian designer. Their clothing is delicate with unique and feminine designs, rich in embroideries, beadworks and lace styles with pieces starting from IDR 1,500,000.
69 Slam is a modern lifestyle brand that houses men, women and kids clothing and accessories. Known for their loud designs and rock star vibes, their store pays homage to their youthful audience and provocative brand. This international brand is the result of its owner wanting playful and loud printed underwear, simply because he was over the boring faded briefs that were then on offer.
A stunning extension of the Goldust brand with their resort wear collection. Most prominent in their line are the brightly colour sundresses that start from IDR 700,000. They also offer a special order service if you fall in love with one of their dress designs, you can order in a range of colours custom to your size and preference.
Opening Hours: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Watson’s Pharmacy is your typical chemist that stocks both prescription and over the counter medication. They do provide consultations for basic level illnesses as well as stock a large range of familiar bath, personal care, hair care and preventative health products. An ideal store to pick up a sunscreen that has run out or replenish any short supplies whilst on holiday.
A well-known swimwear brand that has been established since 2004. Niconico designs are created to frame the beauty of a women’s body with colourful patterns that are made in Bali from imported materials. Their range includes full piece swimsuits, mix and match bikinis, resort wear and accessories.
**Niconico Mansion, Seminyak is designed by the creative director of Niconico Mare Swimwear and can only be described as, unlike any villa you have ever seen before.
Lost in Paradise
Lost in Paradise showcases a wide range of men’s and women’s summer fashions at affordable prices. They exude the surfing vibes that Bali and Canggu are known for with their flowing kaftans, classic men’s boardshorts and cheeky women’s bikinis.
Bottega Italiana Canggu
A stunning boutique gourmet restaurant offering a variety of authentic Italian specialty foods at affordable prices. We love their selection of fresh homemade pasta and sauce, cured meats and cheese, pastries and wine.
We love this store for their sophisticated selection of linen apparel and feminine silk clothing line. Elce women’s boutique is a unique find in the surfing paradise of Canggu. All of their pieces are handmade with quality materials, at relevant price points for a high-quality product.
A modern woman’s boutique stocking beach, boho clothing with crochet swimwear, linen pants and dresses, two-piece sets and on-trend wooden accessories. Featuring a high-price point, you will need to expect to be paying western prices for their quality products.
If you are after a moderate selection of wines, beer and spirits we can’t go past recommending Bottle Avenue. Stocking for locally sourced and imported products, you will find that prices are reasonable and increase with their imported range.
Sensatia Botanicals prides itself on their 100% natural products that are handmade fresh in Bali. Their range includes herbal soap, bath, body, & facial skin care with ingredients that are free of harmful chemicals.
Guardian Pharmacy stocks medications, health and beauty products. You will find international brands like Maybelline, Nivea and Banana Boat products are available however, being that most are imported they are at a higher than expected price point. This store is convenient if you run short on any of your creature comfort bath and beauty products whilst on holiday.
Located right next door to Plant Cartel is a women’s casual clothing store known as Merch. A great find if you are looking for surf-style flowing sundresses, soft wrap skirts and an array of cotton t-shirts. True to the relaxed Canggu hipster style, this women’s boutique also has a selected range of accessories at an affordable price point.
100% plant-based fast food menu with an eat-in or take-way option. This is the Canggu hipsters healthy alternative with all-day menu options like burgers, tacos, hot dogs and salads. If breakfast is more your style they offer a plant-based ‘sausage and egg’ muffin as well as banana choc chip pancakes.
Focused on providing a new approach to quality meats, cheeses, dips and vegetables – all served simply with homemade flavours to allow the produce to be the shining star of the dish. Their wine list provides a decent mix of local and imported selections predominately from Australia, New Zealand and France, whilst their cocktail menu pleases with fresh organic ingredients.
Well known for their relaxing spa experiences, as they take a modern approach with sleek and unique spa environments. Choose to enjoy your treatment in a private room or spa lounge and be pampered from head to toe. Their extensive menu features facials, traditional massages, manicure and pedicures whilst combining cutting edge technology into their treatments.
Stocking a refined line of cotton women’s clothing and accessories all in neutral tones and patterns. If you are looking for great-quality pair of sunglasses their wall of shades will have you spoilt for choice. Featuring on-trend designs as well as some classic shaped frames, we can’t go past recommending at least trying a few pairs on.
Opening Hours: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Phone: +62 812 381 3649
A small convenience store stocking cold drinks, savoury snacks like chips, nuts, chocolate and ice-cream. They also sell cigarettes, electricity recharging and limited pre-mixed alcohol.
Opening Hours: 8:00am – 10:00pm
Suen Noaj Free Love People
A collection of vintage-inspired t-shirts, dresses, shorts and accessories for both men and women at a medium price point. Catering to a free-spirited style and people who like to dress and beat to their own drum.
Quality fresh food served daily until late – come to expect inexpensive dishes all being served with a gourmet flare. You won’t miss this popular modern Indonesia warung with their mural wall out the front and hordes of expats frequenting here daily.
Opening Hours: 8:00am – 10:30pm
Phone: +62 818 0551 8790
Burgerz is known for its homemade burger buns, waffles and sweet potato wedges. They have a large range of burgers that are ideal if you are looking for a quick bite to eat between shopping and surfing. They also offer vegan and vegetarian options on their creative burger menu.
Dirty Sanchez Barber Shop Canggu, Bali
An old school style barber shop that looks like it has been plucked from the streets of New York City. Fit out with washbasin chairs, leather couches and professionally trained barbers that can fix you up with a fade, long or short cuts and beard trim. They don’t do appointments and are purely on a walk-in basis.
A Brazilian born company that has become the most well known simple flip-flop or thongs product in the world. Spoilt for choice with their many colours and patterns all centred around their secret rubber formula that has your foot bouncing in their flexible and durable design.
Vibrant dishes, filled with fresh tasty ingredients, at affordable prices with fast, friendly service. We recommend stopping by for a smoothie bowl for breakfast or one of their chicken sandwiches. Top tip; they also cater alternatives for gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options.
Modern bikini designs all made with high-quality fabrics and handmade tailoring. Stocking many well-known swimwear labels, with new pieces constantly arriving in store for women to enjoy whilst holiday in Canggu’s beachside location. A bikini set starts from IDR 375,000 and goes upwards from there.
The Practice Yoga Community Bali
We recommend dropping in to take a class and experience The Practice Bali and their world-class facilities for a spot of yoga. This studio is dedicated to lineage-based Traditional Tantric Hatha Yoga and single drop-in classes start for IDR 140,000.
A UK based international clothing brand that is devoted to encouraging the pursuit of individual style. Their designs are influenced by London street style and thus houses a miss-matched feel. With many stores located internationally this brand is able to produce a large and diverse range of men’s and women’s clothing at a western price point. T-shirts start from IDR 450,000 with women’s dresses being more moderately priced.
A colourful treasure trove nestled in the heart of Batu Bolong full of vibrant men’s and women’s fashion inspired by Mexico, India, and Indonesia. A great store to pick up knick knacks and accessories at affordable prices as there are pieces we have not seen before.
Lacalita Bar Y Cocina
Ji-Va Spa & Nails
A dedicated spa and nail care experience that will have you pampered from head to toe. Their professionally trained team will personalise your treatment so you feel well taken care of and relaxed during your treatment. Known for using high-quality products OPI, Shellac CND and Revlon for their nail care all at affordable prices.
Opening Hours: 9:00am – 10:00pm
Phone: +62 813 3892 7531
Inspired by the modern woman, this brand was born by a Parisian artistic director that wanted to create vintage jewellery pieces that exudes a bohemian feel with a modern touch. All of their gemstones are sourced first-hand in India and South East Asia to ensure the highest of quality for their customer. We love how delicate and versatile their pieces are. Evolving with their collections they also now produce lace lingerie intimates that are sophisticated and feminine.
The Slow is a unique space offering art, culture, interactive fashion shopping and modern dining. World-renowned chef Robbin Holmgren curates an ever-changing menu based on contemporary European cuisine with an emphasis on sustainability, seasonality and sane** eating.
**SANE: Satiety, Aggression, Nutrition and Efficiency — eating meals that are mostly high in protein, low in fat/sugars, and non-starchy vegetables.
We love these refreshing frozen popsicles that made using seasonal ingredients to create flavoursome frozen delights. Whether you are a sweet tooth at heart or looking for a fruity filling they have a great spread of combinations that are sure to tickle your fancy. You will be spoilt for choice, so allow us to recommend trying the coconut popsicle – you won’t be disappointed.
Beach Garden – In the RAW
A health-focused restaurant which is an extension of their brand In the RAW cold-pressed juices, serving original natural meals including vegetarian alternatives daily. This trendy establishment is great for watching Canggu pass you by from their lounge style seating whilst you sip on a smoothie and devourer one of their healthiest dishes.
Jalan Lingkar Nelayan – Street View
Turning left off Jalan Batu Bolong onto Jalan Lingka Nelayan will take you to some of our favourite Canggu villas. If you want to be close to the shopping boutiques, delectable restaurants and vibrant atmosphere of Jalan Batu Bolong we suggest checking out Villa Canggu, Arnalaya Beach House or Mary’s Beach Villa which are all just a short walk away.
Step inside Billy Ho and you will see the stunning interior design and tattoo-inspired feature wall that makes this one of the most authentic restaurants in Bali. Lead by Chef Will Meyrick, one of the most well-respected maestros of the South-East Asian food scene. His menu is inspired by the comfortable cuisine of Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea yet presented in a sophisticated fashion.
X Bar Canggu
A popular hangout bar for locals, tourists and expats with their live music featuring hits from the noughties and nineties as well as reggae music nights. Self-described as a place that connects you with people that you have always wanted to get to know, this social scene is most lively on a Wednesday and Saturday night.
Score Sports Bar – Aston Canggu
Located in the main lobby of Aston Canggu, this sports bar screens many Australian and International sporting matches, live through pay-tv channels. Choose to have a bite to eat from their reasonably priced bar menu or enjoy a cold Bintang.
Just as the name states they serve fresh seasonal seafood all sourced from local fisherman. They pride themselves on supporting the livelihood of the local community as well as sourcing the freshest of ingredients at the same time. Their menu draws inspiration from Balinese traditional sambal flavours and barbeque style cooking, whilst their cocktail list is the shining star of the short but sweet drinks menu. No need to make a booking for groups less than 10 people, as they take care of you on a walk-in basis.
Located right on the cusp of Canggu’s trendy boutiques and rolling waves, this surf store is the one stop shop for all things enjoyable to ride in the ocean. They stock high-performance crafts, fun twin and single fins as well as accessories and apparel.
Backyards Pool Bar and BBQ
Backyard’s is set up as a place to unwind poolside, whilst biting into a juicy burger and sipping on a refreshing cold drink. A great venue to bring the kids to during the day to enjoy the pool and open space or to enjoy with friends by night whilst listening to their live bands and playing a game billiards.
JI at Bale Sutra 1706
Located below the iconic Japanese fusion restaurant Ji by the Sea is their sophisticated boutique of one-off homewares, accessories and furnishings. Replicative of the Bale Sutra, a Kang XI period temple from 1706 – you can browse their assemblage of majestic ancient arts and antiquities that start from IDR 1,500,000 and proceed upwards in price.
Jalan Pura Dalem
Turning right off Jalan Batu Bolong onto Jalan Pura Dalem and walk approximately 50-metres to find Canggu’s well-known beach club The Lawn. We recommend going with friends and selecting some dishes to indulge in from their casual dining menu whilst you watch the sunset.
Island Beach Bar by Pizza House
This Canggu beachfront restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Their laid back atmosphere complemented by the waves natural soundtrack is great for enjoying a casual breakfast or lunch. We recommend trying their decently sized Pirata Pizza which is made with fresh ingredients, at an affordable price. We think it’s helpful to note that this area of Canggu comes to life at night and thus if you are bringing the family for dinner we recommend going early.
Now that we have reached Batu Bolong Beach, it’s time to enjoy what Canggu is most well-known for – its beaches. Our team took approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes to shop until we dropped along Jalan Batu Bolong and that included a few pit stops for smoothie breaks and lunch. We recommend starting your day mid-morning so you can break for lunch or, in the afternoon so you can enjoy sunset drinks on the beachfront.