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Hula & Acme move in on both sides of the Street

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 […]

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New Restaurants Keep Popping Up

There’s a lot to be said for the entrepreneurial spirit. When a normal person zigs, the entrepreneur zags. And so opening a restaurant when hotel occupancy in Bali is 5% of capacity (due to covid-19) kind-of makes sense if you are passionate about your own ideas and beliefs. The owner of a new tapas place, […]

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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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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 […]