a first-timer's brunch guide to Bali

Bali, Indonesia is known for its acai bowls and fruit smoothies. Every cafe screams 'Instagram me!' as you walk by. On top of the aesthetic appeal of the cafés in Bali, the vegan options are plentiful. It's basically dreamland for those who like plastic-free eateries, smoothie concoctions, raw food, and fun, beachy atmospheres. 

There are so many places I didn’t make it to on my first-time, one-week stay in Bali. Luckily, I liked Bali so much I plan on returning and giving all the other brunches a try!

here’s a first-timer’s guide to brunch in bali


Sea Circus

Sea Circus is my absolute favourite place to brunch {or lunch, or dinner} at in Bali. Hands down! As in, we ate there three times during our time on the island, and only not more than that because we forced ourselves to try other places. The veggie burger was TO DIE FOR! The Snickers smoothie was delicious, though it tasted more like banana than a candy bar. Their brunch offerings are unique twists on classics like avo toast. The coffee menu is streamlined to offer only the best. Also, the soundtrack at this place is so good-- all my favourites like Vance Joy and Fleetwood Mac plus new tunes I had never heard of. 



KYND {in Seminyak} not only has a beautiful atmosphere but serves beautiful food. There are so many options, I almost couldn't decide when I visited. Ultimately, I picked for the 'Gluten Free Customized Toast' and added the smashed pumpkin and avocado topping options. Luke tried the 'Caramel Kiss Vegan Waffle' which comes with coconut ice cream, Oreos, and caramel toppings. I got to try some of his and it was super yummy. He also said it was very filling. The place has limited seating and you can expect to see Instagrammers snapping away. my favourite thing about KYND is their message: that it's time to be KYND. To our bodies, to animals, to each other. 



Alchemy is the hub of Ubud's raw, vegan food scene. It was a little too hip for me and my tastes, but it is definitely an experience. Luke had the 'Raw Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza', which tasted mostly like pizza sauce. I tried the 'Vegan Nacho Plate.' The nachos were served with guacamole, cashew sour cream, and salsa. We also both enjoyed smoothies, which were the highlight of the meal. In true Bali fashion, the breakfast bowls menu is extensive and there are no shortages of fruit. 



As a bonus, I suggest getting a meal at Divine Earth! Alina and I got to catch up here for dinner. They have a breakfast menu and if it's anything like their dinner food-- it's fantastic vegan food that can't be missed! 



a first-timer's guide to brunch in bali