Singaraja, a former Dutch colony, stretches along Bali’s north coast and charms visitors with its unique ambiance that’s light years from Bali’s southern retreats. Laidback and tranquil, this northern hub exudes authentic Balinese charm and stands out with its architecture, scenery and dining scene. Catering mostly to local tastes, Singaraja also boasts a few cafes where you can enjoy some familiar Western favourites as well. Here is a quick guide to the best places to eat in Singaraja for first-time travellers.
1. Warung Bambu Pemaron
Warung Bambu Pemaron is a traditional Balinese restaurant featuring a spacious open-plan dining area and simple interior. Regular dance performances will make your dining experience truly special. The main draw here is the attractive menu that includes genuine Indonesian cuisine along with numerous vegetarian options.
2. Loving Hut
Located on Jalan Surapati, Loving Hut is a favourite place for locals to have a quick bite or hearty dinner when the sun goes down. Serving amazing vegetarian dishes along with some local favourites, the restaurant also attracts foreign travellers to indulge in some fresh food and organic smoothies. Besides the affordable vegan and local dishes, there is also a wide selection of the homemade desserts to treat your taste buds.
3. Conato Bakery
Conato Bakery offers delicious daily baked goods including croissants, danishes, chocolate doughnuts and many other delights. Inviting passers by to grab a seat and enjoy a cup of aromatic coffee with a scrumptious pastry, the cafe often gets full in the morning and during lunch time, but luckily you can always seem to find a seat here.
Even though Singaraja dining scene is not as vast and diverse as Seminyak or Canggu in South Bali, you can still expect to find some great dining venues while exploring this beautiful northern gem in Bali. Sip freshly made coffee with a hot homemade croissant or go for a traditional Indonesian meal – there are enough dining venues in the town to suit all tastes.
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