We’re about 45 minutes from the airport, with minimal traffic. Next to Canggu’s Echo Beach.
The following list of restaurants, warungs, spas, and other interesting places will be updated regularly, as venues change rather frequently.
Want to make your own food? Then try the shops listed here.
An up and coming beach community approximately 800 meters from Ohana Retreat Bali and located west of Echo Beach. There’s a small shack with a handful of beach chairs next to the beach that sells drinks and snacks. The main action is on Echo Beach, which is accessible across a walking bridge (10 minute walk).
Head upstairs for a cocktail or a beer while enjoying the view of Pererenan Beach. A funky atmosphere keeps things relaxed. Food options include Western Russian & Indonesian.
Away from the beach
Casual Italian food. Excellent pizza and pasta. Just a 3 minute walk from the beach.
Fancy casual resort and restaurant. On weekends they offer a BBQ special.
- Shore Amora / Boheme Canggu
The largest resort in Pererenan, Shore Amora has villas and rooms in a rough modern design and two eateries: Boheme restaurant & Porch cafe.
- Monsieur Spoon & Singa Burger Bar
A lovely French style cafe with soup, sandwiches, and pastries. Homemade croissants and breads are a must. Next door is their burger bar, for those who need a shot of quality fast food.
BARO specializes in Spelt bread, among others things. If you care about bread that’s lovingly prepared, then make your way to Baro. Quickly!
One of five restaurants in Bali, Bottega Italiana tries to please with homemade breads and pasta noodles. For me the place comes up a bit short, but taste is subjective…
I can only vouch for the Indian fare at RiZE, as I can’t imagine eating anything better than their masala dosas. And their chai tea. That’s all I order there and I don’t think I’ll change lol.
Lovely Lebanese cafe with a wide selection of breakfast and lunch items. You will find an up-to-date take on traditional Lebanese foods, friendly staff, and a very pleasant atmosphere.
A stylish cafe fit for the Instagram and digital nomad crowd, Honey is open from 8am until 10pm. They serve a diverse offering of Western foods. Just 4 minutes by foot from Ohana Retreat Bali (head towards the beach).
Japanese restaurant with tasty food. The Udon noodles are quite good, and so is the sushi. Just 3 minutes (towards the beach) from Ohana Retreat Bali by foot.
A small Italian cafe with surprisingly good pizza and Italian food. The espresso coffee is excellent. Near Ohana Retreat Bali.
Unique blends of local ingredients for soaps, lotions and oils for body and soul.
Soul food meets street food at this charming little Korean restaurant. Just 3 minutes (away from the beach) from Ohana Retreat Bali by foot.
A Spanish-style fish restaurant with great food and atmosphere. A bit pricey but worth the indulgence. (If you show your Ohana Retreat Bali gate key you will receive a 15% discount. A five minute walk).
Home of “porncakes” and other unique items, such as cinnamon donut pancakes, Brunch Club goes Big on everything.
Leblon Aperitivo Lounge offers excellent cocktails with a swanky, Brazilian vibe. Don’t go there if you’re starving – before or after your evening meal is best.
Along Jl. Munduk Kedungu
A must-try restaurant where Cinderella meets the Flintstones. Great food and amazing atmosphere.
Adorable French cafe with amazing pastries by Nina, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France. Not to be missed.
Located on Jl. Munduk Kedungu, a 5 minute scooter ride or a 25 minute walk, Warun Kezia is a locally owned restaurant with two settings: next to the kitchen or down by the rice fields. They serve up Western food but it’s the Indonesian dishes that should be ordered here.
For extra healthy food and a lovely, quiet atmosphere, give Kinoa a try. The owners are very friendly.
The Flow has a hip feel to it but don’t let that get in the way of experiencing their honest food. Great breakfasts at very reasonable prices. They also run occasional music events.
Continuing north on Pantai Pererenan
Casual Italian restaurant with a wide variety of dishes, both classical and unique.
Another Instagram-friendly spot, Cactus cafe takes pride in the photogenic food displays. Lots of salads, sandwiches, smoothies & health drinks.
A “food forward” chef-run down-home breakfast and lunch spot. Great food. Just ok atmosphere.
- Perro Flaco (CLOSED)
Spanish tapas in Pererenan? Why not!
Homemade juices with local ingredients.
Bali Bowls has a very Canggu approach to food. Smoothie bowls galore, as well as other health food options abound.
A safe place for a foreigner to try Indonesian cooking. You can choose 5 items from the display case or order individual items. The Soto Ayam (chicken soup) is quite good, as well as the fried chicken and beef rendang in the display case
A small but functional fitness club for day use.
A quaint cafe serving a variety of Western breakfast and lunch items. Friendly owner and staff too.
Both Hula (the breakfast & lunch place) and Acme are owned by the same folks. Try their breads, which are excellent. They even have challah bread, which is truly a remarkable thing.
Jalan Sempol (small detour)
As their website says, “Our authentic cuisine is inspired by the countries along the Mediterranean and Mexican coastlines…” You don’t see that every day. Try their French onion soup. It’s delish.
Continuing north on Pantai Pererenan
Specializing in Indian dosas, they offer the original potato based dosa, along with a mung bean and a chickpea option. Go with the mango lassi along with your dosa and you’ll be a happy camper.
A locally owned mini market and restaurant with a few unique items that are worth checking out. Try the vegetarian salad Gado-gado.
An excellent burger place run by the two cool guys who run Pescado, Jose & Rubin. Their fried onions are over the top delicious so don’t forget to add it if its not already included.
Like Italian food? Why not enjoy the authentic recipes from a real Italian chef, Christopher. For example he makes his ragu bolognaise sauce for 3 hours each day. His pizzas are Mamma Mia good. And sometimes he has some surprises, such as focaccia with beetroot. Not to be missed!
A surprisingly nice little Indian cafe in the middle of Pererenan. The small platters are ideal for one person.
Yet another Indian restaurant on Pantai Pererenan? Yes, but this one is a fusion of Indian and Indonesian (And even Middle Eastern), which works most of the time. Worth a try as the prices are very reasonable.
Along Jl. Raya Canggu & Jl. Raya Tanah Lot
When heading away from the beach, Jl. Pantai Pererenan connects with Jl. Raya Canggu. Bear left and you will be on Jl. Raya Tanah Lot. Within a minute by scooter you will see Pepito’s on the right.
The go-to supermarket for tourists, Pepito’s has a fairly wide selection of fruits, veggies, meats, and some fish, as well as, of course, beer, wine and spirits. (You can go to a local market for your perishables but you would need to arrive around 7am.)
A large gas station on the left side of the road, across from Pepito’s.
A friendly restaurant with views of the rice fields, Warung el Passo serves foreigners as well as locals. The duck is quite good. Prices are reasonable given that its a restaurant and not a small warung.
If you want to really enjoy a locals warung you cant go too wrong with WBA Sepang, Kuliner Khas Bali. There must be a shorter name that the locals use lol. Prices are quite low and the menu is on the limited side, but try some a sambal such as sambal metah with your dish.
This cafe bakes its own bread (known as roti in Indonesian). They have a lovely French toast, with lots of fruit. Worth a try if you want to get off of the Instagram hipster path.
There are a few Mexican restaurants in the Pererenan / Canggu area. This one is pretty close by scooter (maybe 8 minutes) and it’s pretty good. A note: guacamole made in Bali uses locally grown avocados, but they’re not nearly as good as Hass avocados from California.
- Kurnia Village (Temporarily Closed)
A very large restaurant serving Indonesian & Indian cuisine. Chose the Indian food and do yourself a favor and get a masala dosa. And a mango lassi.
Along Jl. Pantai Batu Mejan
Stylish and a Pererenan highlight, Airside sets a new standard for casual yet pretty dining in our neighborhood. The owner Satchi is super sweet and the food is excellent.
- el crudo canggu CLOSED
Here’s another Mexican place, and this one is cute and cozy. Food is good, although one cannot compare it to California or Tex Mex.
Alive Wholefoods is a health food store with specialty items geared to health conscious customers. It’s a smaller version of a place like Bali Buda Canggu, which is 2 minutes south (towards the beach) by scooter.
La Pan Nam is a popular warung serving both Western and Indonesian food, although here I’d stick to Western food. Great prices and friendly staff. You can’t go wrong here if your goal is decent food at a decent price.
Starter Lab is a dedicated crew of bakers who make fine breads, but sometimes they are slightly over-baked in my opinion. That said the focaccia is quite good. Prices are not low.
Sunday Market is directly across the street from Starter Lab and occupies the Samadi Bali facility. There’s lots of choices of fresh fruits and veggies, as well as health drinks, breads, coffee, and sweets. There’s a health food restaurant in the back. Vendors in the back sell jewelry, clothing, etc.
You have a choice between keto or ketogenic Italian food or the good old-fashioned Italian food with a Naples orientation.
Bali Buda is a combination of a boutique grocery and a cafe. Lots of items that are not available in Pepito’s Grocery can be found here.
In Indonesia a pharmacy is called an Apotek, and there are some that are quite good, with excellent prices. But if you need an English speaking pharmacist then go to Guardian.
The Jl. Batu Mejan area is growing even at a faster pace than Jl. Pantai Pererenan. There’s Kombucha Brewing Company, a Japanese ramen shop called the Big Slurp, a vegan cafe called The Sloth Bali, etc etc.
As you continue south towards Echo beach there are more and more restaurants and shops. Bearing left and away from Echo Beach is Pantai Batu Bolong Street, which is the heart of Canggu.
Keep coming back for updates.