The Ultimate Bali Guide by Blissology

Here is a very personal list of places we like in Canggu, Ubud and beyond.

It is by no means comprehensive, but it does include lots of insights from Blissologists over the years and soon it will include your recommendations as well!!

COFFEE & RESTAURANT

Canggu / Batu Bolong

  • BGS / Revolver – best coffee in town! (try BGS’s homemade almond milk!)
  • Crate – everything on this healthy menu is 55k IDR (can get pretty busy.)
  • Bali Buda – healthy and cheap meals and grocery shopping.
  • Copenhagen – create your own breakfast plate, yummy!
  • Motion Fitness Cafe – clean and healthy eating (protein shakes for 30k IDR at happy hour.)
  • Vida – so delicious! (try the flights of healthy “shots”)
  • Monsieur Spoon – for a treat we take Ananda here on Sundays for the best croissant.
  • Made’s Gluten-Free Bakery – for treats, supplies a lot of the local cafes with gluten-free desserts.
  • I am Vegan Babe – Vegan heaven! (all-you-can-eat pancakes on Sunday.)
  • Nalu Bowls – right at the beach at Batu Bolong Road.
  • Shady Shack – try the vegan burger and any of the bowls.
  • Mad Pops – BEST vegan ice cream for a sneaky treat.
  • Dreamwave Donuts – Eoin’s favorite donuts in town.
  • Times Warung – oceanview morning coffee.
  • Ji Restaurant Bali – say Ji Terrace by the sea x Blissology for 10% off!
  • La Baracca – all-you-can-eat pizza on Tuesdays only 79k IDR + tax!!!
  • Secret Spot – healthy vegan food & live music on Tuesday Evenings.

Brawa / Berawa

  • Peloton in Berawa – delicious vegan food, lots of local flavors.
  • Matcha Cafe – for your extra Matcha boost.
  • Nude Café – healthy and yummy!
  • Manggis – another super yummy vegan restaurant (try their tiramisu for a treat.)
  • Butterman – best croissants you will ever have.
  • Suka – new in town.
  • Sista Dumpling – dumpling heaven
  • Cinta Cafe – awesome avocado toast!
  • Urban Bites – great price for great dishes.
  • Lola’s – the best tacos you can get!
  • L’Osteria – authentic Italian food.

Pererenan

  • Rize Cafe – best Indian food for lunch (we love their doshas & chai tea!)
  • Zali – Lebanese food, has a taste of Beirut
  • Touché – Great coffee in Pererenan
  • The Hula – Nice atmosphere, great food
  • Arte – Try the wood fire Pizza
  • Vedic kitchen – our favorite ayurvedic food
  • Seseh General Store – your best coffee choice next to Udara

Ubud

  • Kafe on Jl. Hanoman
  • Sage Bistro – beautiful space and nice for dinner
  • Alchemy – best salad bar ever
  • Sayuri’s Raw Food
  • Seeds of Life – known for tonics and elixirs and clean food
  • Clear Café – really lovely restaurant that will appeal to everyone, vegetarians and
    omnivores alike
  • Moksa – plant-based cuisine
  • Elephant in Campuhan – sister restaurant to Green Ginger in Canggu
  • Milk & Madu – try their Pizza
  • Zest – most stunning location in Ubud with awesome vegan dishes

Local Warung

  • Dandelion
  • Warung Local
  • Warung Bu Mi
  • Give – GMO free, vegan Nasi Campur (they donate 10% of your meal.)
  • Oma Jamu – healthy vegan Nasi Campur (no GMO, Palm Oil.)

TO DO IN BALI

  • Go Surfing: get a board and/ or lessons at Batu Balong beach, Old Mans. This is the best nearby spot for beginners. Rentals are approx. $5/ hour (Please let us know if you want to book a surf lesson, we have an awesome surf instructor.)
  • Hike Mount Batur: a very popular hike, find records at various tour places around
    Canggu. Could be fun during the break with a group.

Visit one of the Hindu Temples

  • Tirtha Ganga – the water temple north of Ubud.
  • Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple – the Temple is at the southernmost tip of Bali. If you
    go for the Sunset, get sure to see the traditional Kecak Fire Dance.
  • Besakih Mother Temple – a temple village in the middle of the Island.

Visit Uluwatu

  • Surf in Uluwatu if you are a more experienced Surfer or at Baby Padang, for a more beginner friendly wave. The water is crystal clear and you will love the walk down to either of these spots.
  • Have a beach day at Thomas Beach, Melasti Beach, or Pandawa. The water is turquoise blue and beautiful, perfect for a relaxed beach day.

Visit Bali’s neighbor islands

Nusa Lembongan/ Gili / Nusa Penida
Book a 1-day trip and go on an incredible snorkeling adventure. These trips are well organized,
all you need to do is to go to Sanur and catch a Ferry. We are sure you will fall in love by swimming with Manta Rays while watching the coral reef and different fish species.

Ps: Sanur has a beautiful beach to relax afterwards.

Visit Ubud

  • Walk the Campuhan Ridge Hike early in the a.m.
  • Go and visit the monkey forest and hike beyond.
  • Take an herbal walk with Nadi’s Herbals and learn about traditional Indonesian herbal
    medicine.
  • Go to the Pyramids of Chi for a sound bath experience – it is amazing!!!
  • Visit a Balinese Healer: Ketut at Bodyworks is famous.
  • Visit the Russian Dacha for a sauna and massage.
  • Visit the Ubud Palace and watch the Kecak Dance.
  • Visit the Market and get totally cured of ever wanting a macramé wall hanging or a
    dreamcatcher.
Photo by Sergey Chuprin
Photo by Adrian Motroc

SPA

Get some quality time for yourself and visit one of these great Spa`s in Bali.

  • Gold Dust – Batu Bolong.
  • Spring for Massages – Batu Bolong.
  • Therapy Right at Echo Beach – Soothing, calm space. Good therapists.
  • Esthetic for Everything – Jalan Pantai Pererenan.
  • Bening Spa – Batu Belig: great Balinese massage!
  • Colors Bali at Batu Bolong or in Berawa – treat yourself with a Mani/ Pedicure and get 50% off on Friday.
  • Maria Curau – non-toxic, cruel- free and vegan natural nail care – show your Lanyard for a
    discount.

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