It’s no secret that Canggu is the epicentre of Bali’s best restaurants, cafe culture and there are more epic restaurants around town than you can shake a coconut at. Surfers Paradise has been plagued with a number of opening eateries, so it can be tough to know which are worth a visit. So, to help you on your adventure in the neighbourhood, we present to you a list of all the best places to eat in Canggu – from Berawa and Batu Bolong, up to Pererenan and Seseh. Canggu has a number of restaurants who know how to dish up a delicious lunch and dinner. And don’t forget to check our list of the best bars too.
If you want a really cool foodie experience, head to Sa’Mesa in Canggu. It’s a fairly new restaurant and has some really impressive dishes. It feels like you’re eating at the chef’s house and it’ll be an experience that stays with you for quite some time. Inspired by La Nonna Carmela—an Italian grandmother who invites the entire town to dinner even if she doesn’t know them—this theatrical dinner brings together a small group of diners for an irresistible Italian feast. There are 15-20 delicacies in total, including a plate of antipasti, soup of the day, choice of main dish and choice from While the menu changes depending on the day, don’t expect to leave without exceptional Italian-inspired dishes like tuna carpaccio, chargrilled octopus and homemade king prawn fettuccine. And as the chef is behind the open kitchen every night, you never know what might happen!
We love coming here to hang out, have a few drinks, and eat some of the best Lebanese food in Pererenan. This restaurant is aptly called “Zali” which means “story of love,” because the dishes are made with passion and love, as a tribute to the Lebanese grandmother who created these recipes. They’re also meant to be shared with friends and family, who can come over and enjoy these dishes at Zali’s dining table.
Head to one of Baked’s two locations (one in Berawa, the other in Pererenan) for a brunch and bakery stop complete with creamy poached eggs, fresh-outta-the-oven artisanal sourdough, and oh-so buttery croissants half size of your head.
Joining the ranks of ricotta hotcakes, chewy bagels and fluffy scrambled eggs, Baked is all about Mediterranean-style brunching plus super sweet treats like Portuguese custard egg tarts, homemade banana bread and sticky buns.