Restaurants in Canggu thrive with some of the best food and experiences on the island. Serving every cuisine and satisfying every craving, it can be hard to know where to eat. As always, I am here to help you out!
I have eaten my way around the town to tell you which restaurants are the tastiest – from breakfast feasts to evening snacks, I have narrowed down the top spots.
Grab a napkin – you are going to be drooling by the end of this.
All the Must Try Restaurants in Canggu
Hungry Bird For the Early Bird
My morning doesn’t start until I’ve had a coffee, and Hungry Bird is my go-to.
Serving their own coffee blends with beans from around the country, you can’t beat a smooth trickle of caffeine hitting your system.
Hungry Bird is a cosy cafe that makes for a great working space if you are tired of Canggu coworking spots. The sweet cakes and tasty menu will have you energised and fuelled for a big island day.
Open from 8am in the heart of Canggu, you can stop off for a coffee hit and fresh croissant on your way to the day’s adventures.
All Day Dining in Canggu
Mason is an iconic name in Canggu, with a dining experience that promises delicious flavours in a luxe yet chilled setting – I know, it’s a lot!
The menu at this Canggu restaurant is filled with delicious, delicate bites, and hearty main meals.
An ideal spot for a romantic dinner with a partner, you can devour plates of fresh fish and perfectly prepared chicken, and sip sophisticated cocktails.
Located on Batu Bolong, its right in the centre of town with plenty of nightlife spots nearby to continue your night.
The Best of Thai
A place for rice, spice and everything nice, Paed Thai is one of the top restaurants in Canggu for delicious Thai food.
Authentic and fresh, the menu is jam-packed with all the traditional dishes including seafood, meat and side dishes. Join your loved ones for an unforgettable meal, right in the heart of Canggu.
Salivate over fresh oysters, tuck into sweet and spicy soups, and devour fish dishes – everything you order will be incredibly tasty and flavourful. Whether you are a Thai food stan, or newbie to the fare, Paed Thai has every type of dish to be able to really appreciate the cuisine.
A Nordic Breakfast of Dreams at Copenhagen
OK, I’m going to say it, there is no shortage of amazing breakfast spots in Canggu.
Copenhagen’s ‘build your own breakfast’ has a special place in my heart. Rye bread, scrambled eggs and bacon are calling to me.
With a vast breakfast menu of Western morning favourites, and naughty sweets, you won’t regret heading here for a post-surf feast.
From 6.30am to 6pm you can tuck into unforgettable mouthfuls of heaven.
Time to Chow Chow Down
Chow Chow is a great spot in Canggu for fresh, flavourful and interesting Asian fusion cuisine.
Set on Batu Bolong, it is a central restaurant where you can tuck into sushi rolls, poké bowls, smaller bites and large main meals.
The setting is colourful and spacious with a lantern decor arrangement and bright design.
Each of the tables are spacious enough to accommodate your excessive ordering, and your fruity cocktails.
For something fun and tasty, Chow Chow is a cool restaurant.
Back to SKOOL
Overlooking the beach along Batu Bolong, SKOOL is modern dining with self acclaimed ‘primitive cooking’.
The menu is packed full of delicious fresh meats, seafood and vegetables – all ‘touched by fire’.
A luxe place to dine with friends and family while catching a beautiful sunset, SKOOL should be on your dining list for a special occasion.
Brekkie in the.. Nüde
This is one of the best restaurants in Canggu for extending breakfast into brunch. Nüde has a huge, healthy menu full of everything you could wish for.
At the top of my list is their potato rosti stack, and filling smoothies. The perfect combination of salty and sweet, all the food is the perfect fuel for a busy day.
The outdoor seating area is a cool and breezy setting to relax with your friends over a hangover pick-me-up or catch-up.
A great spot for people watching, or stopping by before heading to the beach, Nüde is one of my favourite Canggu restaurants.
Sharing is Caring
Sa’Mesa is a super unique and fun dining experience in Canggu. Gathered around a large table with other guests, you will share plates, conversation and leave as friends.
The 18+ course dinner is held daily, but you must book to secure your spot as they only have 1 experience per evening.
You will take part in the slow, Italian way of dining, where courses are savoured and enjoyed, not rushed and finished up.
Surrounded by strangers, you can enjoy the delicious flavours together, and share an experience like no other.
Gyros, Souvlaki, Hummus – Oh My!
Run by a Greek family, Santorini Restaurant is Canggu’s top choice for delicious Greek cuisine.
The style of the space is super cute with the classic blue and white style of the Greek islands – and the food is top notch!
Super fresh and expertly prepared, the classic options like souvlaki, gyros, Greek salads and mezze platters will whip you out of Indonesia and into the European coast.
Set just off the main road of Canggu, it is an easy spot to find, and close to nightlife and beaches.
Sweet Like Milk and Madu
If you trust their cult following, then Milk and Madu is one of the top places to get your breakfast fix in Bali – as well as every other meal.
The all-day breakfast menu is packed with everything from smoothie bowls to burritos and French toast.
Grab your laptop and send a few emails out before your day starts, and watch the world pass by.
Their relaxed and chill set-up is perfect for a morning feast or simple coffee.
Romantic Bistro Dining in Berawa
Riviera Bistro is a beautiful restaurant in Canggu perfect for a first date or romantic meal with your loved one.
The space is bright and comfortable with lush greenery, bar seating and tables. Now, the menu is the real star of the show.
Serving fresh, delicious seafood, that is expertly prepared and beautifully dished, you are in for a real treat.
Pair your special meal with a wine from the carefully selected collection. Everything about Riviera Bistro oozes easy luxury.
Run for Shelter
Hidden away in Pererenan, Shelter is another amazing restaurant in Canggu for a vibey, enjoyable meal.
Open from lunch til dinner, the menu is filled with tantalising dishes and immersive cocktails, there is also an impressive wine list.
The space is chic and stylish with outdoor dining as well as indoor, open-air dining.
Perfect for a schmoozy lunch with friends or first date with a crush, the setting it idyllic and atmospheric.
Merci, Monsieur Spoon
Who doesn’t love a pastry? A plain croissant, a chocolatine – you can’t beat it!
Monsieur Spoon’s pastries melt in your mouth like butter.
Preparing fresh breads, cakes and dishes for the masses, this is one of the must-visit cafes in Canggu – an island staple.
Their menu of sandwiches, soups and salads can fuel you for a day in the sun. With spots all over Bali, no matter where you are you can find a super tasty pastry.
Constantly Raising the Bar Vera
Bar Vera is a European bistro in Canggu that has a delicious, decadent menu and fabulous selection of cocktails and wines.
If you fancy something a little more upmarket and special, Bar Vera is a great spot.
The menu is as chic as the setting with elegant dishes served and prepared to perfection.
For those who love European cuisine, and want to treat their loved one to a romantic dinner, Bar Vera is ideal.
Lounging at The Lawn
The Lawn is a well-known restaurant in Canggu that hosts popular international artist performances and events.
A beach club overlooking Batu Bolong beach, there is a pool surrounded by day beds and bean bags, all facing out to the ocean.
The menu is full of delicious Western faves including small bites, share platters, burgers, pastas and pizzas, that can be enjoyed beside the glistening pool.
A great place to spend a luxury day lounging in the sun, you can nibble on tasty bites, take in beautiful beach views and enjoy the vibey atmosphere.
Life is CRATE
A huge breezy cargo-container turned cafe, CRATE cafe is the place to be seen!
I’ve purposefully placed it here, as although it is one of the hotspot restaurants in Canggu for breakfast, their salad bowls are undeniably delicious. Both the breakfast and lunch menu are FABULOUS.
The entire menu is presented proudly on the walls, with their pay-first system making sure it is a smooth and speedy experience – if you need it to be.
Take a seat at one of the sprawling benches or comfortable sofas, and dig into your tasty meal. Using fresh local ingredients, you are promised some quality food for a reasonable price!
CRATE cafe is an all-day fave!
A small concept store is located in the cafe for some enjoyable spending, supporting some local independent brands.
Let’s Get Baked.
Ok, this one is a personal fave. When it comes to those mornings when I can’t be bothered to make my own breakfast, you best believe I’m ordering from Baked.
Their menu is full of delicious options including sandwiches, eggs, granola and pastries.
There are 2 spots in Canggu – 1 in Berawa and 1 in Pererenan.
Perfect for a delicious, filling breakfast before a day on the beach or doing emails, Baked is a must-try!
Milano by the Sea Shore
Pizza just steps from the beach? Heaven!
Milano is a chic restaurant in Canggu for Italian cuisine with pasta options, pizzas and lots of fresh, specials.
Located close to Berawa beach, opposite Finns Beach Club, it is a great spot for an afternoon bite or evening cocktail.
Hang around for sunset on the sand before heading to Milano for the meal of a lifetime.
A Slow Living Dream
The Slow Suites Kitchen and Bar is an aesthetic restaurant in Canggu right in the heart of town.
Neighbouring the beautiful hotel space, the restaurant boasts the same style and decor for a relaxed and chill meal.
Bite into delicious nibbles and meals, sip sweet cocktails and start your morning with a strong coffee.
Enjoy some slow living and dining at The Slow.
DuaTiga has some of the best noodles on the island – that aren’t Indo-mie.
A combination of Vietnamese and Thai cuisine, they have perfectly captured the tastes of South East Asia in their bowls.
The stir fries and Asian tapas bites are ideal to share with friends over an evening chat.
Explore their menu of Western dishes or try something new! The great atmosphere, right in the heart of Berawa, is perfect for a relaxing get together.
Middle Eastern Dreaming
Sababa serves up exquisite Middle Eastern cuisine in a cool, trendy setting.
The menu is filled with all the classics made from super fresh ingredients, and served with style.
There are plenty of share dishes for those dining as a group, and impressive main meals for when you want something filling and delicious.
Sip creative and interesting cocktails, enjoy the Middle Eastern style decor and spend a fun evening with friends over a decadent meal.
The Tastes of Indonesia
Canggu is brimming with local warungs offering their local delicacies, but Warung Jaba is one of the best Indonesian restaurants in Canggu.
Authentic noodles, rice dishes and side veggies provide a mouthful of flavour you might not be expecting. Indonesian food is unbelievable.
Whether you like spicy chilis or calm curries, you are sure to enjoy the traditional, local dishes offered in this quaint and quiet restaurant.
Sip a Marg at Lola’s
Lola’s Cantina is one of Bali’s TOP Mexican restaurants with a cool atmosphere and INCREDIBLE food.
Perfect for your taco cravings, a pre-party quesadilla and spicy marg, it has everything you expect for a good Mexican spot.
Set on the infamous Canggu shortcut, it is right in the heart of the action, close to the best nightlife.
For a large group of friends or a solo treat, be sure to book your table as it can get BUSY!
Turn into a Fat Mermaid
A super social and delicious place to dine, Fat Mermaid is a really cool restaurant in Canggu.
The setting is extravagant and interesting with a garden wall, different table options and a huge bar.
From brunch to dinner there is a little bit of everything – soup, salads, pastas, Asian options and more!
For getting together with friends and loved ones, Fat Mermaid is a fun spot!
A restaurant-cum-rooftop bar, Zin Cafe exudes the ultimate relaxing island vibe with its use of bamboo and natural materials.
A great place to dine while the sunsets, you can dig into delicious chicken burgers, pizzas and pastas as the sky changes colour.
Also featuring a co-working space and rooftop bar, spend your afternoon working away with the promise of a delicious meal and sunset drink at the end.
Beachfront Dining in St Tropez
Everyone knows about Finns Beach Club, but did you know about their luxe dining experience at St Tropez?
Located in the VIP section of the beach club, the restaurant sits beside the pool with indoor and rooftop seating.
The menu is diverse and jam-packed with treats like ceasar salad, pizza and oysters.
Be sure to head here for sunset for unbelievable sunset views and an incredible dinner.
Chilled Poolside Dining
Each plate is an artistic compilation of fresh ingredients and vibrant colours.
Dining on cosy rattan furnishings around a glistening swimming pool, Yema Kitchen is the ultimate island vibe.
Sip on fancy cocktails and order a variety of plates to share with your loved ones.
Yema Kitchen is a place for relaxing, community and incredible food. You will be returning for every gathering and special occasion!
Pizza and Party at Luigi’s
If you have heard anything about Canggu’s party scene, you will know about Luigi’s.
The open restaurant sits in the centre of Batu Bolong, with bench style tables and a tasty menu of pizza.
An ideal spot to line your stomach before a night of drinking, or soak up what’s leftover from the night before, you can never go wrong with pizza!
As the night draws in, the party really starts with top DJs and a buzzing crowd.
Gorge on Paella
When you are with your loved ones and want to pig out, head to Pescado for a huge dish of paella made with the freshest and tastiest ingredients.
The clean, easy design of the restaurant makes for a comfortable dining experience where you can relax and spend quality time with your friends and family.
The array of cocktails, Spanish dishes and sumptuous desserts will have you falling into a food coma before you even get back to your Canggu villa.
Seafood lovers with LOVE the fresh paella and rich flavours. Honestly, this may be one of the best restaurants in Canggu for a special meal.
Lacalita is another amazing Mexican restaurant in Canggu that serves up tasty Mexican delights.
The setting is comfortable and bright, with bar seating as well as tables for gathering with friends and family.
Of course, the STACKED menu is drool worthy with all kinds of burritos, quesadillas, snacks and strong cocktails.
Treat yourself to some really great food after a day of exploring the island.
Dine in Interior Heaven
If not for the food, then you should definitely visit Penny Lane for their interiors alone.
Bringing together boho-chic, Moroccan and Mediterranean vibes, it is a beautiful place to hold a special dinner, or to have a meal with your loved ones.
Lounge in a private booth, dining on your Western faves and enjoying the relaxed atmosphere. It is one of the best restaurants in Canggu for vibes alone!
Plus, they have some of the best burgers in town!
Peachy Keen, Jelly Bean
Dining in Canggu is a maze with SO many incredible restaurants to fit into your holiday itinerary.
Peachy is another option for some rooftop, sunset dining with beautiful views over rice paddies and Canggu.
The menu is packed with fresh, tasty meals from breakfast till dinner, and loads of snacks in-between.
At Peachy, women rule the world with ladies nights every Saturday where ladies drink free! Get down there girls!
Fancy a Smoke?
BBQ is one of my favourite food genres. Tender meats, smokey sides and decent beer sounds like a dream dinner to me!
Smoke is one of the best BBQ spots in Canggu. Set in a tropical garden setting with both covered and outdoor seating, it is a social space where you can get together with friends and loved ones for an unforgettable meal.
The meats are perfectly prepared and cooked, served with fresh sides for a delicious dining experience.
Meet Me at Honey, Honey
Honey, is a chic and beautiful restaurant located among the vast luscious rice fields of Pererenan.
Thei vast menu is packed full of decadent treats and Mediterranean staples to satisfy your belly.
I personally recommend the smashed burger and falafel burger, you can’t beat the amazing flavour the team have managed to create!
The minimalist style, and incredible food makes this one of the best restaurants in Canggu – in my opinion.
A Meal for Your Senses
If you are creative with your meals and open to something very special, Sensorium is the place to go.
The dedicated and talented chef and owner – William Salim – works with the ingredients to make a magical dining experience.
The all-day menu is filled with regular dishes, but with a twist – Japanese scrambled eggs, decked out avo-toast and breakfast quesadillas – wow.
Sensorium has a minimalist design that lets the food speak for itself.
Touché is one of the most aestethic restaurants in Canggu with a stunning design and decor.
Super bright and open, it sits on the main road of Pererenan with cosy tables and a setup ideal for a day of cafe working.
The menu has amazing all-day breakfast options, big-ass mains and drool-worthy desserts. The cocktails are pretty damn decent too!
For those who love to show-off their meals on Insta, you are gonna wanna try out this spot!
Bringing France to the Island
Folie’s all-day brunch and dinner menus are filled with decadent dishes to get your taste buds dancing.
The bright and lively atmosphere will make this a meal to remember, as will the amazing food served.
Offering fresh fish, a range of meat delights and vegetarian favourites – there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Gather with your loved ones for a fanciful meal, enjoying each other’s company and the mouthwatering food.
All Day Tropical Dining
A plant based option for our Canggu vegans, Manggis in Canggu is a delicious place to get a guilt-free bite.
Their menu is filled with amazing dishes that are prepared with fresh, local ingredients and cooked with love.
The restaurant itself is a cute and cosy spot to dine with loved ones all day long.
Be sure to check out this spot when searching for vegan food in Bali.
Tacos in Tibubeneng
A well-known hotspot around town, Koloni is a place for meeting friends and tucking into an easy, tasty meal.
Bustling with action on their 50% off Taco Thursdays, you can devour some delicious fresh bites at half the cost.
The restaurant is a modern space with tropical murals and luscious greenery. It’s a great place to get some work done fuelled by their sumptuous treats.
I Left My Heart in Santorini
I am always craving for some fresh pita bread and dips. Santorini provides me with just what I need.
Serving a menu of authentic, traditional Greek food, you can tuck into mezze platters and gyro stacks to your heart’s content.
The bright, thriving decor makes it a fun meal no matter who you are with. Transport yourself to the Greek islands for a meal of perfectly cooked meats and fish.
Sista, Let’s Get Dumplings!
After a day of exploring the island and enjoying the sights, there’s nothing better than a plate of hot dumplings with a rice paddy view.
Sista Dumplings has 2 locations in Canggu, 1 in Berawa and another in Pererenan.
Colourful and scenic, both of the branches serve up amazing dumplings that ooze comfort.
For dumpling lovers or newbies, Sista Dumpling is a great place to get your dumpling fix.
Make Way for the Best Fish in Canggu
Tahiti in Bali – Moana is the place to go for delicious fresh fish in every possible way.
Prawn curry? – yes.
Mahi mahi burger – got it.
Poke bowl? – of course.
Tuna Tacos? – we got you.
I recommend getting one of each and having a mini platter with your loved ones, you have to taste everything!
The tropical vibe and relaxing music makes this a dining experience to remember.
In the heart of Canggu, close by to the nightly hotspots, tuck into an amazing dinner before heading out for a night on the town. After a bite of coconut cheesecake, of course.
Best Beers in Town
Fresh out the tap, Black Sands Brewery serves the best craft beers in Canggu, alongside a vast menu of tasty tapas and main meals.
Located beside vibrant green rice fields, this is a cool breezy place to have a few drinks and sample small snacks with your loved ones.
Chill out to the 80s hits and enjoy the thriving atmosphere of this Canggu must-go spot.
Be sure to come by on a Sunday afternoon for free tapas!
Flippin’ Out Over Fabbrica’s Pizza
One of the best restaurants in Canggu for Italian food, Fabbrica uses authentic Italian ingredients and brands to ensure their food is as close to the original as possible.
Their thin-crust crunchy pizzas are smothered with fresh tomatoes and the stringiest Mozzarella for a perfect pizza cheese pull.
The menu is filled with pasta and antipasti favourites that will have you believing you are sitting in Rome.
Actually, I am Vegan Babe
At the top of my list of restaurants for every vegan and vegetarian is I am Vegan Babe.
The sassy name alone makes it intriguing, but the menu will have your floored.
The breakfasts are for champions with everything from oats to tacos, to full-cooked breakfasts.
Their salad and smoothie bowls are unmatched, while their extensive lunch menu is hard to choose from.
Even the non-vegans will be able to enjoy this incredible spot!
Tasty, Fresh Falafel Spot
Prepared with the freshest, most delicious ingredients, Falafel Temple serves up some of the tastiest falafel on the island.
Choose from salads, pitas and wraps, stuffed with the iconic falafels, crunchy veggies and amazing sauces and toppings.
All cooked fresh onsite, Falafel Temple is one of the best places to dine in Canggu.
The Shady Shack is a Little Old Place Where..
You won’t find fresher delights then at Shady Shack.
The healthy menu is brimming with crunchy vegetables, fresh salads, huge burgers, smoothie bowls and cake treats – it is a place that non-vegetarians can easily find something to suit their style.
Located on Batu Bolong, just a short drive from the beach and hotspots of the town, you can stop off for a filling and delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner before heading out into the crowds.
A Whole Cafe Dedicated to Avocados
Not to be controversial, but I’m not a huge fan of avocados..- cue sharp intake of breath.
But after a visit to the Avocado Factory, I am pleased to say I am – slightly – converted.
Avocado hummus with pita bread, stacking avo onto my burger and smothering it in sauce, totally delicious!
The majestic fruit is the heart and soul of this quaint luscious restaurant, and deserves some attention from even the most unconvinced of avo-tasters.
Blended in drinks, decorated into a rose and thinly sliced into a salad, every imaginable way is served at this avocado haven.
The Supershop of Superfoods
I’m going to be ending this vegetarian segment with the most famous of the plant-based restaurants in Canggu, Peloton.
In the centre of town, you are sure to drive past this spot at some point during your Canggu stay.
Their menu runs from 9am breakfast through to 9pm dinners, bursting with Western faves and sweet dishes.
Promoting a plant-based lifestyle in the tastiest of ways, Peloton is a must-visit restaurant.
And there you have it, the tastiest, most popular, most beautiful and relaxed restaurants in Canggu. No matter your dietary requirements or preferences, there is something to suit you.
I will definitely be heading back to Plant Cartel, Honey and CRATE cafe soon. I can’t wait to see if they have any new menu items to try!
As the area becomes more popular with tourists, the restaurant scene keeps growing.
I am sure I will be back with more brand new hotspots very soon! Until then, get eatin’!
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