Yes Pererenan continues its march forward, as more and more savvy folk realize that this little neighborhood is the next Thing.
And by Thing I mean tourist destination, as well as expat and digital nomad hub. How do I know? Well as I drive up and down main street (Jl. Pantai Pererenan) I see the evidence in front of my eyes. Case in point:
You need a babka or cinnamon bun to get you started? Well you’ve come to the right place. Fresh bread and coffee are prime movers in getting a neighborhood rolling. And these guys are so enthusiastic they built a cafe across the street!
Getting the hipster crowd their avocado toast or smoothie bowl is always a high priority, but I do wish that new cafes would strive for more variety. Given the owners aesthetic towards clean and creative design, I’m hopeful that Hula will break new ground with unique & yummy food offerings.
On the locals front, and just up the road from Hula and Acme, is Sweet Potato. The upstairs is a small restaurant, while the downstairs is a mini market.
Most tourists might choose Hula or Acme, and that’s fine, but I recommend giving Sweet Potato a try too. Their Indonesian food, such as Gado-gado, is excellent. Or try one of their unique offerings, such as a stuffed sweet potato.