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Taco Swell

Are you in the mood for a funky, out-of-the-way place with homemade Mexican food, a chill vibe, and views of the ocean? If so then here’s what to do. Driving down Pantai Pererenan as if youre going to the beach, pass Monsieur Spoon (on the right) and then slow down. Go about 50 meters or […]

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Singa Burger Bar

It is not entirely uncommon for an entrepreneur to start a business outside his comfort zone. Sammy, the owner of Monsieur Spoon in Pererenan, decided to go bold and adopt the American hamburger. He’s placed his burger bar next to his French cafe (which is more amenable to his tastes, as he’s from France), but […]

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The Pizzas, in Pererenan

Christopher (real name: Cristoforo) was born in Italy and he’s been making pizzas professionally for 17 years. After stints at Da Maria and Luigi’s, he knows how Bali works and has set out to build his own pizza empire, starting in our very own neighborhood! On my first visit I had a delicious eggplant panini. […]

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Esperluette, Pâtisserie française

In Bali there are many surprises. A local Balinese blesses a road intersection. An expat opens a combination barbershop / felafel stand. A kite falls from the sky, into your backyard. And now there’s Esperluette, a white on white cafe on a nondescript street, popping into existence like a sweet summer dream. Confidently run by […]

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Getting serious about grapes

About 15 months ago we began an experiment for 1 of our 2 roofs. We built a metal arbor and started to plant a local variety of grapes, in order to create a shaded space for weddings or group gatherings. Around 9 months ago we started to see our local grapes growing on the vine. […]