This place is right on the beach. Very relaxing with tables on the sand at night.
Waiting staff are really friendly whether you're there for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Favorite Dish: The satay is very very nice! At only about 29.000 rupiah it's good value. (that's under Aus $4.00!!
If you're looking for some good coffee and "aussie" food you have to visit this place. It's set back from the beach in a small complex, you can't miss it. Liz has always got time to stop for a chat. Staff are very nice too.
Favorite Dish: Apart from great coffee and tea, alcoholic drinks are also available.
Scrambled eggs, bacon and toast for brekky are bloody good too!!
We also tried the Lemon Meringue Pie and gave that a thumbs up too!!
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.
We were heading off to eat further down the road when as usual in Bali there were Staff standing outside the restaurant with menus & a special board. Their roll is to entice you in with a special deal. They had overheard my daughter ask how far we had to walk & they jumped in with an offer to drive us home after dinner . That got us in as although taxis are cheap it's the hassle of finding one who'll use the meter for such a short trip. We were not disappointed. We were given a welcome drink each along with some nuts. My daughter & I were given a flower. They have a free salad bar so we used that instead of an entree as we were missing our salads. On our departure they gave us a voucher for a free desert on our next return visit. During our meal a guitarist played a variety of songs including requests . LIVE MUSIC IS THURSDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTS
NOV 2007 WE RETURNED TO CASA LUNA & WERE ONCE AGAIN VERY HAPPY WITH OUR MEALS. THEY GAVE US ALL FREE DESERT AS WELL AS A WELCOME DRINKS & A FAREWELL DRINK PLUS A LIFT HOME. ON OUR SECOND VISIT ON THE SATURDAY NIGHT WE SAT IN THE RAISED GAZEBO IN THE GARDEN AREA WHICH WAS LOVELY.
Favorite Dish: Amy had potato soup to start then a kid's meal called sailor moon, which was chicken cordon blue quite large for 25,000Rp ( $3.60 AUD). I had the blackbioard special that had attracted me in. It was a grilled snapper fillet , calamari in batter & 2 grilled prawns with a chilli/ orange sauce served with yummy vegies. Have decided to go here on our next visit to Bali as there was a table near us that had ordered traditional balinese food & the presentation was amazing.
NOV 2007 : WE DINED ON CHICKEN CORDON BLEU 44,885 rp ($5.60 AUD) SESAME TWICE CHEESE
SAME $, SEGARA MUNCAN SEAFOOD SATES YUMMY 63 250 RP ($7.90)
THIS PLACE HAS SUCH A GREAT VIBE ON TUESDAY NIGHT. THERE IS AN IRISH BAND ( WHO ARE REALLY THE BRITISH CONSULATE AND HIS BROTHER )THAT PLAYS AND THE WHOLE PLACE IS JUMPING.
NOV 2007 ANY TIME OF DAY IS GREAT. WE CALLED IN AT LUNCHTIME AND ENJOYED WONDERFUL FOOD AND THE PLACE WAS QUIET EXCEPT FOR 2 OTHER TABLES.
Favorite Dish: TERRIFIC GUINESS AND BEEF PIE WITH MASH POTATO AND GRAVY =49500 RP ($6.20AUD)
PLUS A REALLY YUMMY COTTAGE PIE. APPARENTLY THE SAUSAGES & MASH ARE GOOD TOO.
NOV 2007: COTTAGE PIE YUMMY 42900 RP ($5.40)
DONEGAL BEEF ( COMES IN A LITTLE POT ) 48400RP($6.05)
We have to eat at Bennos every time we stay in Bali. We just love the food, views, staff and the great prices too. By the time we've finished bargaining at the nearby Art Market its great to rest our feet & wallet & have a long cold drink & a bite to eat. Just love the bright blue & yellow decor.
Favorite Dish: The whole menu has something for everyone from a quick lunch snack, to a more substantial meal.
You can also just stop for coffee & cake. Even our fussy kids find something they like on the menu.
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.
Smorgås (should be spelled smörgås for Swedish people) is a great café owned by a Swedish family.
It is one of the best coffee places in Sanur serving a lot of "home made" dishes. It is also a place where a lot of Swedish expats order their standard Swedish dishes (meat balls, gravlax etc). They serve some great food and healthy drinks whilst staff is friendly and helpful.
Favorite Dish: Meatball sandwich and Quiche Bolognese is my absolute favourites. I also love the apple pie combined with a healthy juice.
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)
TIME AND TIME AGAIN WE RETURN TO BALI AND ABSOLUTELY EVERY TIME WE HAVE TO VISIT BENNO'S AND USUALLY THAT IS MORE THAN ONCE PER TRIP. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF REASON'S WE LOVE BENNO'S. THE CAFE IS SITUATED IN THE HEART OF SINDHU BEACH MARKETS AND I HAVE SAID BEFORE IT IS A GREAT PLACE TO REST AFTER A BIG SHOP. YOU CAN WATCH THE BEACH SELLER'S, MASSAGE GIRLS, HAIR BRAIDER'S AND NAIL ARTISTS AT WORK. YOU CAN LOOK OUT OVER THE OCEAN AND WATCH THE FISHING BOATS TAKE PEOPLE OUT FOR A SAIL. ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON LOADS OF BALINESE FAMILIES FROLICKED AT THE SHORE AS THIS IS THE ONLY TIME THEIR PARENTS HAVE TIME OFF FROM WORK. ANOTHER THING WE LIKE TO DO IS WATCH ALL THE TOURISTS GO BY TRYING TO GUESS WHERE THEY COME FROM.- NB JAN 2010 WE RETURNED AND WERE SADLY DISAPPOINTED . THE FANTASTIC BUBBLY NATURED STAFF HAVE ALL GONE. THE FOOD WAS JUST OK AND YOU DON'T MIND PAYING A LITTLE BIT EXTRA IF THE FOOD IS FANTASTIC SADLY THIS IS NO MORE .
Favorite Dish: WE ATE AT BENNO'S OVER 4 TIMES IN OUR JAN 2007 TRIP. WE WERE NEVER DISAPPOINTED AND THE SERVICE WAS MUCH FASTER THAN A LOT OF OTHER PLACES WE VISITED. WE ALSO GOT TAKEAWAY ONE NIGHT. SOME OF THE DISHES WE ATE ( PRICES IN AUST $) STK DIANE $6.10, FISH & CHIPS $5.50, CHICKEN NUGGETS $3.50, CHICKEN ALA KING $6.70, BEEF RENDANG $5.50, SPRING ROLLS $2.60, SNAPPER $7.60, MIXED GRILLED KEBABS $6.40, BAMBOO COCKTAIL $5.90, ALL YUMMY
JAN 2010 UPDATE; WENT STRAIGHT TO BENNOS FOR OUR FIRST NIGHTS DINNER. SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR NEW YEARS DAY WE HAD HOPED .THE SEAFOOD PLATTER FOR TWO AT 175,000 RP ( $23aud WITH TAX) WHILE SEEMS LIKE GREAT VALUE WAS JUST OK. THE SERVING SIZE WAS BARELY ENOUGH FOR TWO AND NO COMPLIMENTARY PEANUTS WERE OFFERED EVEN THOUGH THERE WERE PLATES OF NUTS ON THE BAR. NO WELCOME DRINKS ANYMORE AND WE HAD MUCH BETTER SERVICE AND SEAFOOD LATER IN OUR TRIP. EVEN THE STANDARD CHICKEN SATE WAS JUST ORDINARY.
The restaurant at the Sanur Paradise Plaza Suites has a great selection for Breakfast, Lunch by the pool or Dinner. They even set up a Barbecue for you to cook by the pool. We've stayed at this hotel 3 times & still like to have one meal a day at the hotel. The hotel also has a food passport that you buy to give you 50% off your food bill & 25% off you drinks at the restarant great value.
Favorite Dish: There are so many favourites but my husband would say it is the Australian Fillet steak, even better than we can find at home. The cocktails are great & so are the desserts. The seafood barbecue by the pool was great fun. Even our balinese driver enjoyed it too.
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.
In a sea of restaurants serving Nasi Goreng, Spagetti Carbonara and pizza Margerita you can find a few restaurants serving fare "a little different". The Clay Oven is one of these places. It is located on Jalan Danau Tamblingan. Serving traditional Indian food, this restaurant is realatively cheap (in comparison to Indian restaurants back home) with it's dishes about 35,000 Rp a dish. Thats about $3.75 a dish. You could see the cook off to the side grilling our paneer over an open flame and our food came quickly.
FROM THE STREET THIS IS A MOST IMPRESSIVE LOOKING RESTAURANT AND ONE WOULD EXPECT IT TO BE VERY EXPENSIVE BUT IT WASN'T. THE SERVICE IS TOP CLASS THE LITTLE ENTREE OF BREAD STICKS & FISH BALLS WAS A LOVELY TREAT. THE DECOR IS DIVINE & THE LADIES WAS VERY CLEAN TOO.
Favorite Dish: I STARTED WITH A FROZEN STRAWBERRY DAIQUIRI AND HAD THE DELIGHTFUL SEAFOOD FETTUCCINE DAD HAD VEAL TORNADOES AND AMY HAD A KIDS PIZZA WITH A GELATI TO FOLLOW. WE THEN TOOK HOME A TAKEAWAY CALZONE AND WITH THE DRINKS ALL UP IT COST 271000RP WHICH IS ONLY $33.90 aud. SO YUMMY & SO CHEAP
NOT MUCH TO LOOK AT FROM THE STREET BUT NICE SERVICE AND REALLY CHEAP MEALS.
Favorite Dish: WE STOPPED FOR JUST A LIGHT LUNCH OF SATE , MIE GORENG PLUS CHIPS N GRAVY FOR MY DAUGHTER ALL UP WITH A DRINK EACH IT COST THE THREE OF US 84,150Rp ( $12AUD) CHEAP....COST MORE THAN THAT FOR 2 DRINKS BACK HOME.