Coffee is the life force for many people living on the planet. Smell of fresh brewing coffee is something that has been keeping them alive since ever. Because of its high demand, coffee shops in Bali are popping up drastically for the past 5 years. Some shops are offering a good coffee presenting with an authentic Italian coffee maker, while others are focusing on its perfect location for a meet & greet, unique interior, cosy working-space concept design, or low prices that will not burn holes in the pockets. The only similarity between one coffee shop to another is good Wi-Fi. Let’s be honest here, would you go to a coffee shop if it doesn’t provide free internet?
While coffee is the prime forte in the coffee shop, you can also pair it with a variety of cakes. Combine the snacks with coffee and amplify the taste, it will be a blast that linger in your lips. For such coffee lovers, we’ve covered some of the exclusive coffee shops that committed to serve the best coffee possible on the island.
In Kuta, Bali Bakery stands solid as a meeting point since it established in 1994. This is a coffee shop that also deliver excellent cakes, pastries and breads, as well as an innovative menu list of both local and Western cuisines. The ambience of the place is lively and friendly. You can easily find people doing business lunches or office team meeting. If you love cookies, they have from the classic biscotti with Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti to the grown-up version of our childhood favourite: Valrhona Chocolate Chip Cookie to the all-time favourite Almond Cookie. No doubt, Coffee and cookies go together by default.
Not far from Bali Bakery, Anomali Coffee is a coffee roaster company providing specialty coffee from all over Indonesia since 2007. Their mission is promoting and curating Indonesia Specialty Coffee through educations and experiences. Having industrial atmosphere as its interior concept, the visitors get the opportunity to see live roasting process of making coffee. The have an array of coffee types, most of which are the best you can get in Indonesia and beyond. Now we have 7 outlets in which 2 outlets are in Bali.
Opened for public in 1990, Kopi Pot has ever since been credited for producing the greatest coffee as well as the finest desserts and cakes. Located in Kuta’s vibrant and bustling main street where you can see people wandering from morning until late evening, this place is a local version of the classic continental street-side café. You can enjoy your coffee in the tables set amongst gardens and grass-roofed pavilions, or from the stylish bar that built around a living coconut palm growing right through its roof. If you decide to stay for long hours, they also serve heavy food, including Indonesian cuisine and the International dishes & Seafood.
Far away from the typical busy lifestyle of Kuta, The Harvest Patissier & Chocolatier is ready to host your business meeting if you are happened to be in around Sunset Road. This is mainly a bakery and dessert shop. Mix your coffee with the widest arrays and some of the sweetest cakes around. For cakes lovers, this is the place where they can taste Chocolate Emotion Cakes, Oreo Cheese Cakes, Rainbow Cakes, Chocolate Devil Cake, Sweet Violet Cake, Vanilla Fruits Cake, Tiramisu Cake, Opera Cake and Strawberry Cheese Cake.
In the main road of Bypass Ngurah Rai, Simply Brew is one of the best coffee shops in Sanur. They have a myriad of coffees, including the best orders are Pink Blossom, Mochaccino, Twilight Sparkle and Vietnam Drip espressos. Their coffee experts will make sure that every cup coming out of the kitchen is special and will win the heart of coffee lovers. The shop has a semi open venue to avoid people get suffocated inside a packed air conditioned room. Rather, they want all the guests to enjoy the fresh air and the scenery. Besides coffees, they also have other major meals, including for those vegetarians.
If you are heading to Jimbaran, Tanamera Coffee brews a wide range of single origin coffees that come from beans that are directly sourced from the best coffee producing regions in Indonesia. Their coffee grading system is premium and the roasters are state-of-the-art. It is their style that plays homage to traditional methods thereby coming up with innovative, unique single origins together with blends. The unique flavours of Tanamera Coffee successfully impressed the International judging panel and experts to secure top position for Indonesian Coffee, with trophies for ‘Champion International Roaster’ in 2015 & 2016 on the much respected annual ‘Melbourne International Coffee Expo’, the international coffee roasting competition provides coffee roasters from around the world. They also achieved medals, attaining important recognition for coffee quality from various regions across the Indonesian Archipelago. Following to that, Tanamera gained more awards at the ‘2016 International Contest of Coffees Roasted’ in Paris. With its long list of recognition from the world, a quick visit to this coffee shop is worth the shot.
Travel north from Jimbaran to Ubud, Seniman Coffee Studio is one of the leading specialty coffee brands in South East Asia. Focusing on quality and customer experience, this coffee shop gets its credits from the fact that they only use specialty grade coffee, which they process by themselves thus producing some of the best espressos ever. Developing a range of blends to suit manual and espresso drinks from shots to cappuccinos, you can expect a wide selection of single-origin coffee beans from across Indonesia, South – Central America and Africa. All their espressos are double ristrettos, it’s richer and sweeter. Their Barista knows well what he is doing. Simply ask for the bean and he will do the rest as the shop’s daily tastings adjust their techniques to bring out the best in each roast. Do not expect for light roast as the coffee comes fruitier and more aromatic. You can also buy several customized blends from this shop, most of which suit the espresso and manual drinks.
In Seminyak, there are many coffee shops you can put on a highly consideration. Expat Roasters is a specialty coffee manufacturer driven by a passion to produce a one-of-a-kind, unpretentious brew, from the ground up. Their perfect bean features a combination of science and art, thus coming up with a superior product, thanks to the care and skilful people from hand picking to the application of the myriad of scientific processes that in result into its flavour. This coffee shop welcomes everyone who share the passion to not to compromise on the quality of coffee. Contradicting the so-called coffee giants like Starbucks and alike, Expat Roasters serves coffee strong and filling – much like an Australian Blend Coffee.
Revolver Espresso was established with the intent of making things much different from the traditional way. By sourcing some of the best coffee beans from around the world, proper roasting, blending and the entire processing procedures are done with a lot of keenness and precision. In order to produce high-quality coffee, they are working with the fabulous La Marzocco coffee machines and Mazza grinders. Other than just coffee, they also deal with main course meals.
Titik Temu Coffee is a hidden gem in Seminyak. To locate the place is a bit tricky, but once you do you will be surprised by the ambiance, the food, and the drinks! Best for breakfast, both sit-ins and takeaway, the coffee shop majorly specialises in light bites. These include classic grilles cheese, traditional corn fritters, Temu Coffee BBQ Wings, Coffee Rubbed Fries, Temu Churro French Toast, Kaya French Toast and an Assortment of Cakes. The space design of the shop is unique and caters meeting purposes. The sitting arrangement is designed in such a fashion way that one can keep their laptops in comfort. The table space provides enough space to keep a laptop and diaries, perfect spot to impress a client and make sure that the meeting goes productive.
At Pison Coffee, you can expect a selection of Asian cuisine among the western menu. Choose from the mustard mayo, ceramized onions, beef burger or kung pao chicken for late breakfast. The shop maintains a very light-hearted environment so that the sprinkles of your laughter and smile can rejoice the place. Not just the interior and aesthetics are appealing, they are also very soothing and comforting, and hence, renders a very cosy feeling so that it feels that you actually belong to this place.
In conclusion, coffee shop provides a space for friends to unite again after a long time, or for a new business deal to crack, or for the two hearts to meet and get to know each other better. So, travellers… business people… lovers… all come aboard for a cup of coffee!