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Updated by Joanna James on Jun 23, 2019
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Best places to dine in Bali – A foodie's guide

Foodies around the world travel to the exotic island of Bali to explore the hidden treasures of the country, while dining at some of the best places here!


Cloud 9 Bali

Cloud 9 Bali is a very laid back, hipster cafe offering beautiful views of green paddy fields and fresh air. With beanbag chairs and extra cool decor that promotes a surfer vibe, the cafe is an ideal place to wind down and relax at, which suits well with the mood of Bali's slow pace. Indoor seating is also available, with cosy sofas and booth like table settings, for those who prefer to sit up straight while enjoying a scrumptious meal! Food offered here range from fresh green salads to succulent thick burgers and perfectly toasted sandwiches that will leave you craving for a second serving! Just outside the cafe, to compliment it's decor and vibe, there's a vintage Volkswagen van parked outside – this creates the perfect photo op!


Private Dining

This isn't a particular place, exactly. But private dining options in Bali can be found is any central luxury resort in Ubud. Private dining is most ideal for couples in love and couples looking to rekindle the spark, as it sets a romantic mood with cupid flying quite low over head! You can choose to dine besides a waterfall, in the middle of a jungle, by the beach, under a cave, by a lake or even on a secluded section of your hotel's lawn, like that offered at COMO Uma Ubud. If you intend on popping THE question, then you might want to carefully think about picking the best location and luckily, Bali has more than its fair share of exotic and completely secluded areas to enjoy a romantic dinner with your S.O.


Motel Mexicola

Get your dose of Mexico while in Bali! Motel Mexicola is a vibrantly decorated, electric bar and restaurant that offers the best range of Mexican cuisine on the island. Quench your thirst with a round of tequilas, margaritas or the delicious Cuban libres! The bar usually plays a variety of Mexican music that will certainly make you feel like you're "across the border". The central open air courtyard is large and sets as a massive dance floor once the bottomless margaritas and tequila shots kick in! Head over here if you want to try some Mexican cuisine while dining with this thrilling atmosphere.


Cosmic Diner

Don your 80s costume and twist your way through the black and white chequered floor of the Cosmic Diner in Bali. Slide in to a booth and order a large milkshake or a range of other refreshments available, to quench your thirst. This quirky bar offers diner food that you've seen in movies – from burgers, hotdogs, pasta and waffles.



Wine lovers, gather here! Exclusively for wine connoisseurs, Bridges is the best place for you, offering a cellar with a broad range of wines that'll make you squeal in excitement! You'll have to cross a bridge over a ravine, to get to Bridges – which is how they got the name. Spread over 7 levels, you can choose whether to sit at the cocktail lounge, coffee and tea parlour or the bistro terrace – each offering views of the river below!