Where to brunch in Canggu

We get an insider's tips on the best restaurants for a midday meal in Bali’s hippest foodie destination.

Find Italian flavours in a distinctly Balinese setting at Bottega Italiana
  • Alison Bone
  • April 2019

Whether you like your brunch Italian-style, with a Japanese twist, heavy on the avocadoes or with a cocktail on the side, there’s a menu for every taste in Canggu. A Bali resident reveals the best spots to linger in over that perfect holiday meal.

Bottega Italiana

Do brunch Italian-style with a latte and freshly baked bombolone at a sidewalk table at Bottega Italiana on trendy Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong. Homemade pasta, panini and cheese platters are equally worthy and well washed down with a bottle of vino. If you can’t get a table here, no problema – a new branch has just opened in Berawa.

The Avocado Factory

Themed cafés can be more gimmick than substance but when it comes to avocado, how could you go wrong? At The Avocado Factory have it smashed on toast (obviously) or blended with chocolate for a sensational mousse. Add in a range of avocado-less juices, rice field views and a sunny terrace and you’re guaranteed a memorable brunch.

The Slow

Pre-noon designer cocktails? Live vinyl DJ selections? Slick brunch menu that hits all the right notes, from fruity chia bowls to soft shell crab tacos? Yes! Sunday’s “Sound Bites” has it all. Ultra hip and highly conceptual, The Slow is adorned with photographic artworks and offers an ingredient-focused food experience. A gallery and sexy boutique lodgings are also attached.

The Slow serves an eclectic selection of dishes in a hip, arty space
The Slow serves an eclectic selection of dishes in a hip, arty space.

Ji Terrace By The Sea

Treat yourself to a Japanese fusion, all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch. Think roast pumpkin with kale and honeyed ponzu dressing, udon and prawn tempura and made-to-order maki rolls. It’s hard to beat Ji Terrace By The Sea’s bird’s-eye view over Old Man’s surf break, not to mention the wonderful ambience of the antique-filled terrace. Opt for the free-flow wine and cocktails package and it’ll be sunset before you know it.

Milk and Madu

Got the kids in tow? No worries. Milk and Madu has fun arts and crafts activities and a cool playhouse in the garden mean you can kick back and enjoy the tropical vibe and vista in peace. Skillet eggs, fluffy buttermilk pancakes and excellent house-blend coffee all hit the spot. Our top pick? Poached eggs with smashed peas, mint, lemon and feta.