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Though not an actual circus, it’s still near the beach… and possibly as entertaining as a circus. It’s definitely one of our favorite restaurants and the perfect hangout bar and café.
Lunch and dinner menus are spiced with favourites including snapper ceviche, fish tacos, beetroot and orange salad with feta cheese and toasted hazelnuts. They also serve some of Bali’s best margaritas and their signature Bloody Mary’s and tropical cocktails are ready to be shared from giant, glass milk jars.
Sea Circus, Jalan Kayu Aya No. 22, Seminyak
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Mama San – Retro-Vintage Pan Asian Dining In North Seminyak
Mama San’s mouth-watering menu is a delightful stroll through several Asian cuisines. Founder and Chef Will Meyrick gained much of his travel experiences trying out the different street foods and exotic dishes from across the continent. Enjoy flavours from Burmese, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Indian and local Indonesian cooking traditions.
Mama San, Jalan Raya Kerobokan No. 135, Banjartaman
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If you’re vegan or a lover of all things organic, your going to love Bali’s many vegetarian eateries. Cafe Organic is a delightful vegetarian cafe in Seminyak. You don’t need to be vegetarian to enjoy this place, either. Their smoothie bowls are full of substance with nuts, fruit and other goodies – including an array of amazing salads.
Cafe Organic, Badung, Jl. Petitenget No.99, Kabupaten
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The Spicy Coconut
Healthy and incredibly Instagram worthy, this is where you’ll find a supremely high level of care and attention to detail. The co-founders, Mel and Gede, share their respect for the food they serve by using mostly local ingredients. in their delicious food.
Their coconut date pancakes have earned a cult following – so be sure to arrive there with an appetite!
Jalan Batu Belig No.81, Seminyak
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Who doesn’t love the retro style of the 1960s Acupulco? Full of bright neon and tasty delights, Motel Mexico’s walls are covered in beautiful murals and Chef Alejandro Urbina serves up a long list of tasty, traditional Mexican dishes. And you’ll think you’ve gone to tequila heaven when you check out the bar! Don’t miss the dance floor grooves after dinner when table dancing is often part of the scene.
Motel Mexicola, Jalan Kayujati no 9x Petitenget Beach, Seminyak
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This hut shaped café is nirvana for the most health conscious. Juices are fresh, colorful and served in mason jars. You’ll leave Earth feeling satisfied and energised. Personalize your salad with fresh, local ingredients and top it off with one of many delicious dressings. They have everything from falafal wraps to scrambled tofu with organic sweet potatoes and Seitan Schnitzel
Earth Café’s Ginger beer is presented with edible straws (made of sugar cane) and they make the island’s most sumptuous raw desserts – served, of course, with excellent coffee.
Earth Cafe, Jl. Lesmana/Oberoi No. 99
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Located along a little laneway in downtown Seminyak, Revolver Espresso takes good coffee seriously. With its inner city, warehouse interior details, you could very easily forget you’re in Bali altogether. Like all local faves and best-kept secrets, this place isn’t that easy to find. Breakfast here is great and there’s a delicious salad menu for lunch. They’ve opened an even smaller branch on Jalan Petitinget, if you need a coffee fix really bad.
Revolver Espresso at Gang51, Jl Kayu Aya (Jalan Oberoi), #3 Oberoi – Seminyak
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Potato Head Beach Club
This beach club is first visible from the end of a long driveway and has, with its patchwork of old and worn teakwood window shutters, certainly one of Bali’s quirkiest art installations.
Potato Head’s beachfront bar and flat 500 sqm lawn are sided by a large infinity pool which in turn is encircled by a beautiful amphitheatre where international DJs and celebrities take the stage in front of an ocean backdrop.
Potato Head Beach Club Jl. Petitenget No. 51B, Seminyak
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Ku De Ta
As a Seminyak nightlife institution, Ku De Ta has long been the reigning trendsetter in Seminyak and a benchmark for many other venues on Bali. Perhaps best known for it’s beach front lounge and for being host to a wide range of private and international fashion shows as well as community and charity happenings.
Ku de Ta, Jl. Kayu Aya No. 9, Seminyak
Only five minutes walk from uber hip bars Potato Head and Ku De Ta, lies Bodyworks – one of Bali’s most iconic spas. And though extraordinarily popular, the still maintain really great prices across their huge menu. A few hours at Bodyworks is a holiday must-do for a no-frills authentic and absolut lovely Balinese massage (from IDR 355,000) or a perfect pedicure for only IDR 165,000.
Bodyworks, Jalan Kayu Jati No 2, Petitenget