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RiZE Cafe

You might pass RiZE Cafe by on your way to the beach, as it’s behind another restaurant, Zali. It would be a mistake to pass this wonderful cafe without trying one of its signature dishes, the masala dosa. Wow. I started having it for breakfast, which I didn’t think I’d enjoy initially. But boy was […]

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Under the Radar, Genius Bistro

Ive passed Genius Bistro numerous times and it has always made me curious. What kind of place is this? It’s also in an unusual location, on Jalan Sempol, in-between Pererenan and Canggu. Turns out this French inspired bistro is quite good. The setting is lovely, the staff is a delight, and the food (I ordered […]

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Gruppetto: Cafe and Bicycles

Yet another restaurant opens in our wonderful little neighborhood! Along with Arte, Vignando, and The Pizzas, we now have another Italian restaurant called Gruppetto. Owner Stefano, who has opened several restaurants in Bali, notably in Ubud, has climbed aboard the Pererenan ship and is steering it from the heart of our main street. The name […]

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Soul food meets Street food at Soogi Roll

About a week ago a new Korean restaurant opened its doors onto Pantai Pererenan, our main street, and it seemed like it was instantly a neighborhood hangout. How did that happen? Well, if you are the owners, Insook and Tim, then you have connections all across this lovely island. Both have a long history with […]

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Boutique Grocery “Bali Direct” Opens Shop in Pererenan

It’s always exciting when an innovative entrepreneurial organization comes knocking at your door, especially if that door is the neighborhood of Pererenan. Bali Direct has robust online shopping options for all sorts of healthy foods. And almost every food item has a story to tell, since 93% of the products are from Bali producers: For […]