Along Jl Danau Tamblingan in Sanur, basically there are many restaurants for you to have your meal. We are not hurry so we did a few searching by looking on the menu displays and the dining hall itself'. We then decided to have our dinner in Cafe Batu Jimbar as the restaurant serve what we plan to have and there are customers, so it must be famous or the food must be delicious.
We are not wrong, what we have are :
1. Vegetarian Nasi Campur Set
2. Green tea set
3. Curry fish serve with rice
4. Lime juice
They are all nice in presentation and taste. My wife felt very satisfy on her vegetarian nasi campur set. One day, we want to return to this cafe for the same vege meal and I would order others. The other attraction I know later is, there is a corner in the cafe which keep some books for sales.
Manik Organic has a lovely shaded section right on Jalan Danau Tamblingan. The restaurant offers a good range of vegetarian dishes along with some fish and chicen dishes. My favorites are the refreshing combination juices and lentil soup. The restaurant also offers cooking and yoga classes.
For something light and healthy for lunch, this is a good place to try.
Located still on Sanur, recommended by a friend of mine.
the place is cozy enough that you can actually puff your cigarettes inside the AC room.
then order up a ice blended coffee (didnt remember the name, it has a lot of peanuts in it).
My fault I did not checked the price before :(. a friend of mine ordered a hot coffee (cafe latte).
well long story short, coffee is good (just good) but I ended up to pay around IDR 50,000+ for the coffee????
I dont mean being stingy and all but its a lot for local coffee.
Ambience great, service is a mess...
Three days prior we went to this restaurant, we booked table of 7 people. On the day, they only gave us 2 person table? I ended up being upset, then they gave us the table.
dont give me wrong the food is excellent, best asian food I ever tasted, compliment to the chef, however service dont expect much
Favorite Dish: 3 flavor fish??
Actually found this place when I was enjoying an expensive bad taste coffee in one of "famous" cafe in sanur. just opposite, there it is a small cupcake shop. They provide a large varieties of cupcakes, 16 flavours? I'm in cupcakes heaven.
ended up visited their website, place an order, and around 20ish minutes I already enjoy my cupcakes!
Favorite Dish: My favorites was their red velvet cupcakes and Double chocolate...taste heavenly.
my friend bought a coffee, guess what? the price is RIGHT! and the cafe latte is the bomb!
Star Bistro have wonderful staff and tasty food and drinks.
You can sit inside or outside watching the passing parade of people.
Favorite Dish: We ate here quiet a few mornings for breakfast and we always got what we ordered and it was nice and hot.
They also make great drinks and really nice coffee.
We had lunch one day toasted sandwiches chips and salad,which was very nice.
It can be a little warm inside but each table has a fan and we never felt to hot while we were eating.
This is the bar and restaurant in front of the Ugly Duckling Hotel ( formerly the Puri Made Hotel). I finally had my first ever girls only trip to Bali in Dec 2011. We had breakfast here most days and a Night cap or two to end the night listening to the live music.
The place is run by Australian couple Bill and Gael. Their staff are friendly and everyone was very helpful during our stay.
Favorite Dish: We had continental breakfast included in our room rate which included fruit, juice , tea or coffee, eggs or pancakes and toast. Fantastic value really. The Indonesian meals we tried were delicious especially the chicken chap cay. The drinks were icy cold too.
Maya's coffee & smoothie bar is a quite small coffee shop in Jl. Pantai Shindu, Sanur. It is a small family run business and they serve some great Italian style coffee in addition to smoothies, juices etc. It's a great place to enjoy some coffee, surf on the Internet and eat some bakeries or light snacks.
Favorite Dish: The coffees are in general great. The Affogato (vanilla ice cream with a shot of Espresso) is really nice and my favourite... From the juice selection I love the Sirsak juice...
The lime green tablecloths caught my eye initially, so I just had to have a meal there.
They have a free pick up service in the Sanur area. We took advantage of that. They also took us home again afterwards!
A free welcome drink was enjoyed.
This restaurant has been recommended by lonely planet and rough guide, and now by me too!!
Favorite Dish: The Mie Goreng was quite good but I've had better.
The Wicked Parrot is situated in the northern section of the main street running through Sanur. It is the sister restaurant of the very popular Cat n Fiddle which has been open for a very long time in southern Sanur. The ambience is very similar but there is a lot more space to move around in .This restaurant also features live bands. They have a great breakfast menu but we had a breakfast deal with our apartment so never got to taste it.
Favorite Dish: On the 2nd night of our 2010 trip we ordered the Waygu steaks mine was fantastic but my husband’s was not cooked medium as requested it was rare and also very tough . In fact our two steaks looked totally different. Even now I wonder if he got a different tables order or they had run out of steak & substituted something else. Our daughter had cordon bleu but didn't like the fact it had too much cheese, our son's schnitzel like my meal was good. This was one of our dearest meals so we were expecting much better quality. I told my husband maybe I've spoilt him too much with my good cooking.
Like most Sanur restaurants it's not much to look at from the road. Most days we walked past there were people inside dining. An Aussie guy who visits Bali twice a year was staying at our apartments in Sanur & he recommended Star Cafe along with a couple of other places we had never tried. It was a great recommendation. Good service but not too much fuss. Plenty of fans to keep the heat down. Both times we dined there was for lunch so I can't say how busy they are in the evening but I imagine they would be popular.
Favorite Dish: We ate twice at Star Cafe & once at their sister restaurant Bistro 95 . All the meals we ate were great. Meals included:
Chicken Pie 65,000rp ($7.75) Roast chicken Half a chook 59,000rp ($7), Fish N chips 59,000rp
Spring rolls to start 22,000rp ($2.60) Lge Bintang 25,000rp ($3), Iced Bali Coffee (black) 16,000rp
Seafood Platter 95,000rp ($11.30), Spag Bol , 49,000rp ($5.85) soft drinks were 12,000rp ($1.45)
Street Cafe is set back off the road with a lovely raised patio area at the front. Through the large glass doors you walk into a very different style of Sanur restaurant . Firstly there is a baby grand piano as you enter on your left. To the right are large lounge chairs with a long coffee table . There is free WIFI for all customers and there is no time restrictions. The table settings have large chunky bench style seating. Very heavy to pull too. The kitchen is an open kitchen inside the restaurant so you can see the chefs cooking . They also have a bar area for coffees or cocktails. There are large glass windows all around to let in the light. Their menu prices were also nett so no extra tax to add. They also have very clean toilets too.
We had discount vouchers for breakfast that came with our apartment accommodation. The restaurant is in front of & belongs to the Ajanta villas . We were staying in a sister property Scape apartments down the road.
Favorite Dish: Normally the breakfasts were between 25,000 rp & 60,000 rp but we had the choice of any ; European,eggs, sausage, bacon,tomato, toast juice tea or coffee, Continental ciabata bread roll, croissant, slice ham , slice Edam cheese,fresh fruit, yoghurt , juice, tea or coffee. Plus you could Indonesian nasi or mie goreng too.
We went for dinner one night and ordered the fish and chips, mixed seafood, Ayam be-tutu ( Slow cooked Chicken With Balinese Spice Mixture) and the chicken was so tender. Ayam laplan - fried chicken which was quite a small piece of chicken but enough for my daughter. We had a milkshake, sprite, arak cocktail & large Bintang all up 341,000 rp ( $ 40.60 Aud). Very Yummy & cheap for $10 a head
2007:WE HAVE ALWAYS LOVED OUR MEALS AT RETRO'S. THE STAFF ARE ALWAYS ATTENTIVE THE SETTING IS NICE BOTH INSIDE, OUTSIDE AND AT THE BAR AREA. MUSIC IS GREAT. THEIR FOOD IS ALSO TERRIFIC AND SOMEHOW DIFFERENT FROM A LOT OF THE OTHER RESTAURANTS IN THIS PRICE RANGE. YOU USUALLY HAVE TO PAY A LOT MORE FOR THIS STYLE OF FOOD. THEIR BATHROOMS ARE ALSO VERY CLEAN.
2010 UPDATE; We didn't get to Retro's until the last few days of our trip. The restaurant never seemed to have any more than a few customers in it which always makes you think something must be wrong. We decided to give them a try one lunchtime as we had noticed they had extended the Happy Hour for Bintang from 12 noon till 8pm, maybe to attract more customers. Cannot believe we had left it so long to go to Retro's. The meal was fantastic so much so that we went there for dinner that night & the next night too.
Favorite Dish: 2007:FOR MY MEAL I HAD A SEAFOOD STACK. AT THE BASE WAS A YUMMY POTATO CAKE ,THEN LAYERED STEAMED VEGIES OF CARROT & BEANS, A PIECE OF GRILLED FISH TOPPED WITH A REALLY NICE CREAMY SAUCE. THE FINAL LAYER WAS A LARGE GRILLED PRAWN. BOTH THE KIDS HAD THEIR FISH & CHIPS. THE FISH WAS BONELESS & IN A NUGGET STYLE BUT IT WAS REAL FISH. MY HUBBY HAD THE FILLET MIGNON AND IT WAS TOP QUALITY. ADD 2 LARGE BEERS, AN ARAK MADU, A CHOC MILKSHAKE , LEMON JUICE AND TO FINISH THE LARGEST BOTTLE OF WATER ALL UP WITH TAX 251,000Rp ($35.56AUD) WE WOULD PAY THAT EACH IN OZ!!!!
2010: Spring rolls to start :Neil had the seafood kebabs, I had the grilled chicken & Bali sauces, Amy had chicken cordon blue. with 2 lge Bin-tangs, a Singapore sling & sprite all up 272,800rp ($32.47 AUD) you'd pay that for the drinks alone in OZ!!
for our other visits we had Fillet mignon, Saltimboca,Fish and chips , Spag Bol; 2 beers,2 cokes,a Mai tai, and a fruit punch 255,750rp ($30.45)
Our last meal in Sanur : Med seafood pizza to start, Fillet Mignon,fettuccine ala pesto, Large pizza Romano,spag carbonara. 422,950rp ($50.35Aud)
There is nothing better than to sit at tables set out on the sand in front of an ocean and they light candles ( and mozzi coils) for you as the sun goes down. Locals selling all manner of things from tshirts , sunglasses, art and massages are passing by in their last attempt of a sale before the day is done. Parents bring young children down to the water's edge for a splash and play in the retreating sea. The sailboat owners land their boats as the days trade has finished. You sip on a welcome drink and contemplate a delicious menu wondering what the family & friends at home will be eating for dinner that night. Yes that's what I like to do at a restaurant like The Bonsai Cafe.
JAN 2010 UPDATE; Didn't eat here this trip but there was always people at the tables as we walked past. They have free WIFI so lots of laptops on tables.
Favorite Dish: I had the delightful seafood curry, hubby had the surf & turf, my son had fish n chips while my daughter had steak schnitzel. All very yummy . Total bill along with a small bintang, an arak , diet coke, lemon & an orange juice came to 301,950rp( $43.00AUD). Not bad for four meals and drinks plus a terrific setting.
UPDATE October 2009........................
I have just read on the internet that this cafe will be closing late in 2009. Hopefully the staff will find jobs elsewhere in Sanur as we loved their cooking. I will keep you posted..............................
SET ON THE WALKWAY ON SANUR BEACH THIS RESTAURANT SERVES A WIDE RANGE OF FOOD. YOU CAN STOP FOR JUST A COFFEE OR STAY FOR A SUBSTANTIAL MEAL. WHEN THE BREEZE IS IN IT IS THE PERFECT SPOT TO BE. THEY ALSO GIVE THAT LITTLE BIT EXTRA, COLD DRINK ON ARRIVAL AND A LOVELY COLD TOWEL TO REFRESH YOU BEFORE TAKING YOUR FOOD ORDER.
Favorite Dish: WE HAD A VARIED SELECTION OF DISHES HERE. I HAD THE MOST DELIGHTFUL THAI GREEN CURRY YUMMIER THAN PHUKET THE YEAR BEFORE. HUBBY HAD GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST AND SALAD, SON HAD THE BIGGEST TUNA PATTIES THEY LOOKED SO GOOD I HAD TO TAKE A PHOTO OF THEM. WENT BACK AGAIN IN NOV 2007 AND THE FOOD IS STILL WONDERFUL AND THE SERVICE WAS GREAT TOO. LOVE THE TUNA PATTIES & GREEN CURRY STILL. THE ICED COFFEE & TEA WAS SO REFRESHING AFTER A HOT MORNING OF SHOPPING.