Lovina is an idyllic coastal village stretching along the northern coast of Bali. Its amazing natural scenery, tranquillity and ubiquitous charm showcasing the “real Bali” attract visitors from all over the world. People usually travel to Lovina to indulge in stunning ocean vistas, watch dolphins in their natural habitat and savour genuine Balinese cuisine.
Here, we count down the ten truly remarkable restaurants in Lovina that should be included in any trip to North Bali.
1. Buda Bakery and Resto
Tucked away amidst the verdant hills of Lovina overlooking Mount Agung, Buda Bakery and Resto offers amazing food and mouth-watering desserts, perfectly paired with impeccably friendly service. Specialising in genuine Indonesian cuisine, the restaurant serves beautifully presented satays, curries and seafood in hearty portions.
2. Secret Garden Restaurant
A tiny dining venue with a splendid setting, Secret Garden Restaurant serves cuisines ranging from Mediterranean to Indonesian, including scrumptiously fresh seafood. Delicious food, romantic atmosphere and great service will make your dining experience at Secret Garden truly special.
3. My Greek Taverna
Serving an outstanding Greek and Mediterranean cuisines, My Greek Taverna is an inviting, cosy establishment. Share a mixed grill platter with friends, sample some fabulous tzatziki and finish your dinner with traditional Greek yoghurt or opt for some homemade ice-cream. Yum!
4. The Global Village Kafe
The Global Village Kafe is a non-profit social enterprise set along the main road in the centre of Lovina, occupying a traditional Javanese Joglo house. The venue is famous for its delicious coffee, as well as for serving authentic and flavourful Indonesian and international cuisine. If you have a sweet tooth, take your pick from their huge selection of the homemade cakes and pastries and make your coffee break complete.
5. Jasmine Kitchen
Meters away from the beach, Jasmine Kitchen serves delicious Thai cuisine and fantastic coffee. The restaurant’s elaborate menu includes traditional Pad Thais, curries and salads served with chicken or seafood. Lots of enticing appetisers and attractive desserts will leave no one unsatisfied.
6. Warung Jegeg
Besides sumptuous Indonesian and European cuisine, Warung Jegeg is also famous for its fantastic, fun cooking classes. Everyone is invited to unlock the yummy mysteries of authentic Balinese food and Asian dishes – a great way to surprise your family back home by treating them to an amazing Balinese dinner!
7. Akar Cafe Lovina
100% natural, organic and vegan, Akar Cafe Lovina also offers a wide range of Indonesian dishes along with various gluten-free options. With its attractive green-themed design, healthy menu and amazing atmosphere Akar Cafe has repeatedly been rated as the number one healthy food cafe in Lovina, and once you visit the cafe, you will understand why!
8. JBs Warung
JBs Warung features the simple interior typical to local eateries, while the food is simply outstanding. Serving amazing Indonesian fare, this Balinese restaurant is also a real haven for those with a sweet tooth. Treat your taste buds to gorgeous homemade desserts, cakes and ice-cream, and you will join the hoards of regulars frequenting the cafe again and again.
9. Le Jaenzan Restaurant
Le Jaenzan Restaurant serves sophisticated Asian fusion cuisine along with succulent seafood. Try their lobster ravioli, a deliciously flavourful and hearty dish, or opt for traditional Asian curries with chicken or seafood, featuring beautiful presentation and authentic flavours.
10. Warung Dolphin
A popular seafood restaurant, Warung Dolphin specialises in fresher-than-fresh seafood. Succulent, daily tiger prawns, clams, calamari and fish can be grill, fried or steamed to your liking. To reach the venue you might need to hail a taxi or ride your own motorbike, as it is located a bit outside central Lovina. But with its amazing spread of seafood, Warung Dolphin is well worth the drive!
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