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Jl. Pantai Pererenan: What’s New and What’s Gone

About 13 months ago I wrote about 4 new cafes opening on our main street (Jl. Pantai Pererenan). I titled the post, “I turned my head & 4 cafes opened.” It was pre-covid and food venues were opening at a blistering pace. You would think that things would be slowing to a crawl, but you’d […]

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Bunny cafe opens — a hop away

In these challenging times it’s a credit to the human spirit to see a cafe opening up. And it is literally a hop away. Our next door neighbor will be selling rolled ice cream, sorbets, pancakes, smoothies, smoothie bowls, milkshakes, fresh juices, coffees and chia pudding. We brought our staff to check it out: The […]

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A funky cafe just steps from Pererenan Beach

Bali has been subject to tsunami-style waves of change for a very long time. You would think that the Balinese would be overwhelmed, but remarkably, they absorb the best parts of the changing landscape, keeping their own culture pretty well intact. Here in our little corner of the island is Pererenan Beach. Cafes and restaurants […]

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I turned my head & 4 cafes opened

Here in lovely Pererenan, we are still a quiet little neighborhood. But that is changing as the entrepreneurs continue to put their stakes in the ground. Cactus Cafe serves healthy breakfasts and lunch. They have a cute little outdoor spot for the espresso lovers. Also a health food hangout, Bali Bowls offers the granola and […]

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Week #47 — Final stretch Part 1

We said goodbye to the last of the workers who have made their temporary home with us. First they slept under tarps when there wasn’t a structure in place. Then they slept in empty concrete rooms, most of the time on thrown-together wooden beds without mattresses. They first came from the hill country of Bali. […]