If you ask us, one of the absolute best things about being on holiday is having all the time in the world to linger at the breakfast table. You know the kind of mornings we’re talking about: taking your sweet time with that artisan cappuccino, tucking into an obscene stack of pancakes and letting conversation flow from the early am to a very late arvo. Here are our favourite spots for indulging in some breakfast bliss in Seminyak.
Coffee Cartel is that rare breed of hipster coffee hangs which actually serve delicious food. All too often it seems that all energy is put into choosing those Instagrammable floor tiles and curating that funky neon sign, leaving food as something of an afterthought. Coffee Cartel offers an incredibly cute setting and hallelujah – they also serve fabulous food. Their all-day breakfast menu includes the mandatory avo smash, incredible vegan pancakes and fresh smoothie bowls. Coffee Cartel is located right next door to Soham Wellness Centre and in the early mornings, the cafe is filled with coffee lovers dressed in sporty lycra.
Coffee Cartel is a great choice if you’re travelling in mixed company – i.e. some of you follow a vegan diet and others can’t start the day without their bacon, as the menu caters to both tastes. A special shoutout to their menu where prices include tax and service!
It’s official: Kynd Community is the most Instagrammable breakfast spot in Seminyak, bar none. Located along chic Jalan Petitenget, you’ll rarely see this cafe anything but packed and more often than not, a majority of the people sitting on the terrace are pointing their phones to a smoothie bowl or the cute “another day in paradise“ mural.
Kynd Community shot to fame thanks to their picture-perfect smoothie bowls, but what we really love about this trendy eatery is that they are on a bigger mission that goes far beyond your Instagram feed. This includes serving exclusively plant based (and may we add delicious) dishes and using as little plastic as possible. You’ll sip your smoothie with a brass straw and carry your take-away meals in sustainable wrapping from Avani Eco. With all that “kyndness” floating about the place, it’s impossible to leave this cafe without a smile on your face. Kynd Community is also a great option for early birds, as their doors swing open bright and early at 6 am.
A great breakfast doesn’t have to be trendy, fancy or expensive. One of our favourite spots for starting the day is the laid-back Warung Pantai nestled between Petitenget and Batubelig Beach. This is just the kind of bamboo shack one would hope to stumble upon on their morning stroll down a Bali beach. Warung Pantai is built right on the beach and offers great views of the waves rolling in. If you really want to relax, they also offer sun loungers right on the sand.
The set breakfasts – American and Indonesian – are priced at just IDR 50,000 (USD $3.6) a pop, which is an absolute steal at such a prime beachfront location. If you arrive a little later in the day, Warung Pantai also serves great main meals and of course, cold beers and coconuts.
Cafe Kim Soo
Design lovers will swoon over this one. Kim Soo is a chic-as-can-be homeware store and cafe located just a hop and skip from Ku De Ta and Petitenget Beach. Kim Soo serves all the things we want to see on our breakfast table, from ricotta pancakes to French toast and avocado smash – and we absolutely love the huge portion sizes!
After you’ve fuelled up on the gourmet grub and fantastic coffee, make sure you take some time to wander through the beautiful store that started the whole Kim Soo phenomenon back in 2015. The cafe is an effortless extension of the boutique and features the same beautiful elements: marble top tables, recycled teak and a whole lot of class.
Pison Coffee sits along along Jalan Petitenget. From the outside, the place looks quite small and nondescript, but once you swing open the doors, the place is actually designed to the nines.
Pison Coffee serves generous portions of all our breakfast favourites (avo toast and pancakes and corn fritters, oh my!) and their coffee is fantastic. This is the kind of place where the baristas really look like they mean business. If you’re looking to try something weirdly wonderful, order their avocado espresso. Sounds a bit bonkers but tastes fabulous! If you’re more of a night owl, Pison Coffee also hosts regular live music sets in the evenings.
Listing Sisterfields as one our favourite breakfast spots in Seminyak is a bit like recommending visitors to Paris to visit the Eiffel Tower. But cliches are cliches for a reason and Sisterfields has definitely earned its spot as the ultimate breakfast Nirvana in the Yak. The prices have hiked to near Aussie standards, with prices starting at IDR 100,000 (USD $7) per dish before tax and service.
Located about 20 steps from Eat Street, Sisterfields offers a huge spread of all-day treats, ranging from breakfast burgers to pancakes and from salmon Benedict to chilli cheese scrambled eggs. If you’re feeling really hungry, the Sisterfields Big Breakfast includes eggs your way, bacon, mushrooms, roasted tomato, potato rosti and hollandaise sauce served on sourdough bread.
Granted, Ingka Restaurant is technically located on the wrong side of the Seminyak-Kerobokan border, but this new kid on the block is just too good to not be included on our list. In fact, one of our villa specialists considers this her favourite new hangout! Created by the same dream team behind Nook in Umalas and Milu in Canggu, Ingka is beautifully styled with stretches of exposed concrete, eclectic photos framed on the walls and lush green gardens creating a tropical feel.
The breakfast dishes served at Ingka are well priced, with priced starting at around IDR 50,000 (USD 3.5). They serve all the breakfast classics plus photogenic smoothie bowls which are basically synonymous with Bali breakfasts. Ingka’s coffee is also fantastic and their latte art game is strong.
We’re always on the lookout for great new breakfast hangs in Bali. If you know a restaurant that serves an epic breakfast that wasn’t included in the list, please share it in the comments below.