Is Canggu the home of healthy food in Bali?

These wholesome cafes in Canggu serve up feel-good food so delicious, you won't believe that it is guilt-free!

Canggu is a haven for wellness-oriented cafes like The Shady Shack.
  • Alison Bone
  • May 2019

There’s really no need for a “cheat” day when healthy food tastes as good as it does in Bali. Canggu’s health-focused cafés have you covered from breakfast till dinner - so there’s no excuse to not eat your greens.

The Shady Shack

Nestled in a grove overlooking rice fields, this is the vegetarian café of your dreams. From smoothie bowls packed with exotic fruits to crispy organic salads and hearty burgers, everything looks good, tastes good and is good for you. Don’t leave without trying something from the raw dessert counter.

Cafe Vida

Gluten-free granola, coconut kefir, paleo pastries, smoothies decorated with mandalas – you get the drift? Organic, sustainable and utterly enchanting, Cafe Vida also offers up a tasty tuna salad and roasted organic chicken. If you need a pick-me-up – and the aphrodisiac essence booster shot isn’t doing it for you – grab a single origin Ethiopian coffee from the boutique espresso bar.

Foodies will love Cafe Vida's insta-worthy organic dishes
Foodies will love Cafe Vida's insta-worthy organic dishes.

Peloton Supershop

This buzzing vegan eatery and artisan cycling store is more hipster than hippy and serves up healthy comfort food like you‘ve never seen before. Dig into cinnamon pancakes topped with strawberry, banana and coconut nectar or a pimped-up “tricken” schnitzel burger (it really does taste like chicken) and divine dairy-free shakes.

Rumah Makan

Inspiring yoga classes and a true garden-to-plate experience await within this atmospheric arts village, where many of the ingredients for your meal will be plucked direct from the flourishing organic gardens. Fresh fruit is squeezed into healthy elixirs, salads are tossed with pomelo and bongkot flowers and calamari is doused with a green papaya, mint and peanut dressing. For a truly unique experience, book into one of the resort’s restored antique wooden houses.

The dishes at Rumah Makan are made using fresh, local ingredients packed with goodness
The dishes at Rumah Makan are made using fresh, local ingredients packed with goodness.

Samadi Kitchen Lab

Craving good, honest, wholesome vegetarian food served in a tranquil garden setting well away from the hustle and bustle? The globally-inspired menu at Samadi Kitchen Lab means you can get your Indian fix with a mysore dosa (Indian pancake) or go for something lighter like fresh Vietnamese rice paper rolls. You can also join a traditional Ashtanga yoga class, get your chakras balanced or browse for souvenirs in the artisan market on Sundays.