Ruko Cafe – relaxing brunch spot

 

In-between all the rice fields and palm trees you can find a little cafe named Ruko Cafe. I love coming here for a quick coffee in the morning or for a delicious brunch. On a typical hot Bali day you can enjoy sitting inside where its nice and cool while you can peak outside through the huge windows. The atmosphere in here is light, vibrant and buzzing but still has a calming energy. I also tend to use this cafe as a work spot on somedays when its not too busy!

 

What I have

I am in love with their menu. If I fancy something homely, honest and not too fancy then I love coming here for a salad, sandwich or breakfast bowl.

Lunch

My favourite sandwich is the ‘Go Green‘ (50k Idr/ 2.60 Gbp) which is a toastie with avocado, pesto and spinach. On a hot day it’s always nice to have a salad and the one I always order is the ‘Rainbow salad‘ (55k Idr/ 2.90 Gbp) This salad consist of avocado, sweet peas, carrot, mango, cashew, beetroot, radish, mixed greens, sesame seeds and topped with a citrus ginger tahini dressing – I mean, doesn’t that just sound like a plate from heaven?

Breakfast

For breakfast I love getting the ‘Acai bowl‘ (70k Idr/ 3.70 Gbp) and the ‘Fruit salad‘ (45k Idr/ 2.40 Gbp) which is a plate with coconut yoghurt topped with seasonal fruit and granola. Both are extremely refreshing and of course fruity, which I think is the perfect breakfast! Vibrant and exciting! But of course, my breakfast isn’t complete without a delicious cup of coffee! Ruko Cafe has great coffee which you can order with various different types of plant based milks. Im not too crazy about an espresso here, but they have yummy cappuccino!

They also have lots of freshly made juices and smoothies just to add to your super healthy breakfast or lunch!

 

 

Where to go

Ruko Cafe is open everyday from 7.30am – 4pm and their address is Jl. Pantai Berawa No.99 in Canggu. 

 

Im sure you’ll love its atmosphere (and especially their menu) just as much as I do! Enjoy!

 

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Where to find the ultimate vegan food: The Shady Shack in Bali

 

I think that we can all agree with the fact that The Shady Shack is a special place with some memorable food. The early mornings when I got woken up with a delicious coconut latte and a ‘vegan chocolate chip cookie’ in bed. Or the afternoons when my chocolate cravings got the better of me and I had a ‘Choc tops‘ chocolate smoothie to distil any chocolate cravings. The Shady Shack gave me many happy moments and it will always be one of my favourite places in Canggu.

 

 

I am in love with it’s tropical vibes and delicious food. I love to sit in their comfy chair surrounded by palm trees and flowers while enjoying the view over the rice fields.  Everything you thought Bali would look and feel like you will experience right here in this spot.

 

What I love

 

The Shady Shack is a vegetarian cafe but it also truly makes all your vegan dreams come true. Their menu is full of vibrant dishes that will even make your non-vegan friends dribble over their plate. I mean common, who can resist the creamiest, thickest, smoothest and deepest looking ‘Nutella cake‘ you have ever seen. We all have that soft spot for Nutella but to now finally taste vegan Nutella that also tastes just like real Nutella makes me want to jump 5 feet in the air of excitement. Fellow vegans, I’m 100% you will get just as excited and just as addicted to this ‘Nutella cake’ as I did.

 

 

The Shady Shack also makes the best smoothie bowls and really go full out with the toppings – no boring smoothie bowl can be found here! My favourite is the ‘Greenpeace smoothie bowl‘ (90k Idr/3.85 Gbp) which consists of kale, spinach, spirulina, banana, coconut water, coconut oil, goji, chia, bee pollen and muesli. Even though it’s a very green smoothie bowl it has sweet and fruity flavours too which overpowers all the green ingredients – making it taste tropical and healthy!

 

 

For dinner I love getting a burger here. If you are vegan or not you want to get down and dirty while eating a burger. You want to be able to use your hands and have a little mayo dropping out from the back because only then you feel like you ate a real burger. Well people, this is the spot that serves the ultimate vegan burger. The ‘Vegan cheeseburger‘ (90k Idr/4.60 GBP) consists of a mushroom and eggplant patty topped with vegan feta cheese, fresh tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, vegan aioli, homemade tomato ketchup in a whole wheat bun. Cheese melts down your patty and it’s just full of flavour and textures, its simply amazing.

 

The Shady Shack is also one of my favourite spots to get a take away coconut cappuccino or a matcha latte. They make their coconut milk freshly every morning which is delicious in a cup of coffee.

 

Where to go

The Shady Shack’s address is Jl. Tanah Barak No.57 in Canggu and its open everyday from 7.30 am – 22.00 pm.

Im sure you’ll fall in love with it’s tropical vibes and it amazing food just like I did! Buon a petite y’all!

 

 

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Mad for Mad Pops vegan ice-cream

 

On a sunny day in Bali who wouldn’t go crazy for some delicious ice-cream! It’s the ultimate holiday feeling to sit in the sun, feel the breeze and enjoy a refreshing home-made ice cream. However, for vegans like me its always a bit of a search to find the ultimate vegan ice-cream. But the hunt is finally over – because I have found a little piece of vegan ice-cream heaven!

 

 

Mad Pops sells healthy vegan ice-cream made from locally sourced seasonal fruits and coconut milk. This delicious ice-cream does not contain any preservatives or additives and is all hand made! It’s the perfect treat on any day! Just pop in and get blown away by all the amazing flavours – you won’t believe they are vegan!

 

 

What I love

I always have trouble choosing, however at Mad Pops I can stare at all the flavours for the longest of time. All the flavours are absolutely delicious and depending on my mood I will always have a different combination. Nevertheless, a must try is the ‘Stracciatella’ with a delicious creamy flavour and chunks of chocolate. Both ‘Matcha’ and ‘Coconut Mint Chocolate Chip’ are also a must try. They are so good – I still can’t believe its vegan!

Get your ice-cream served in a vegan cone and topped of with one of many delicious toppings such as nuts, sprinkles or Oreo crumbles – a treat that has blessed us all by being fully vegan!

 

 

Where to go

Mad Pops ice-cream shop currently has two locations in Seminyak and Canggu and is open everyday from 11am – 10pm. 

Its the perfect place for your guilty pleasures that you actually don’t have to feel guilty about! Im sure you’ll fall in love with every bite just as much as I did! Buon Appetito!🍦

 

 

 

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The perfect place for an early coffee and breakfast, Rise and Shine.

 

What is a better way to wake up to then the sound of rustling palm trees, the warm sun shining upon your face and the smell of freshly grounded coffee. Mornings like these will forever make me smile. Here in Bali I have a spot where I can sit down and enjoy a scene just like this.

A cafe named Rise and Shine is one of my favourite spots to have an early breakfast and delicious cup of coffee. The moment I walk in I get greeted by the most amazing and smiliest people around. You know those people that just make you smile the moment you set eyes upon them? Well imagine a cafe full of those happy faces singing along to ‘You’re beautiful’ from James Blunt – how can that not make you smile!

 

Apart from having the most amazing atmosphere to hang out in they also serve the most delicious coffee! We all know how important coffee is on those early mornings but you can trust me that this place will solve your morning blues.

Sit on the bar and hang out as you see your coffee being freshly made and your breakfast cooked up right in front of you. The sweet smell of pancakes and French toast makes its way through the cafe giving you that homely feeling.

 

What to get

My usual order here is the ‘Avo on toast’ (55k Idr/2.90 pounds) and I am in love with how simple and good it is. The avocado is always perfectly ripe and its served on whole grain toast with baked tomato, marinated cabbage and coriander. Its such a refreshing and colourful plate.

Other delicious things on the menu are ‘Banana yoyo’ (banana French toast) , ‘Super scramble’ , ‘Veggie sandwich’ and the ‘Fruit boot’ (fresh fruit, granola and chia seed pudding).

However my absolute favourite is of course the coffee! I always get a cappuccino with soya milk and I am the happiest person on earth. The cappuccino (25k Idr/1.30 pounds) is smooth and full of flavour. It has a sweet touch and isn’t bitter or watery like the coffee you normally get served in Bali. Its the perfect wake up call on any morning!

 

Where to go

They are open everyday from 6am until 2pm and the address is Jl. Padang Linjong No.71a, Canggu, Bali. 

I am sure you will love this place and its amazing coffee just as much as I do! In fact, you will find me sipping on a cappuccino at the bar on this very moment! (While secretly singing a long to ‘You’re beautiful’)

 

 

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Live music and vegan pizza at Milk & Madu

 

For an evening full of delicious food, great vibes and live music you have to go to Milk & Madu! Not only do they have an interesting menu full of deliciousness, their restaurant is  just overall a great place to hang out – in the day and in the evening. Everyday from 6pm on there will be live music and its always buzzing with people creating an amazing atmosphere.

With a play hut in the garden children can be entertained while you are lounging in a comfortable couch. Sit down and relax with a margarita in one hand and a pizza margarita waiting for you in the oven! Which at the moment they have on offer every single day between 4-6pm, only 50k Idr (2.70 pounds) for a pizza margarita or a margarita cocktail! I mean, talking about how to brighten up your Tuesday!

 

 

I absolute love the pizza they make here. They use a lava stone pizza oven and their pizza’s are definitely something special. However, unless you order a pizza Marinara the pizza they have on the menu is definitely not the traditional pizza you would get in Italy. The vegan pizza’s are full of flavour and texture due to its large variety of toppings. Which create a plate full of deliciousness.

 

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‘Pumpkin pie’ pizza – Milk & Madu

 

My favourite pizza’s are ‘Greenpeace’ (139k Idr, 7.60 pounds) and ‘Pumpkin pie’ (119k Idr, 6 pounds). On the menu these pizza’s are not vegan but simply ask and it will be made for you just how you like it!

The ‘Greenpeace’ pizza is topped with fresh tomato sauce, spinach, kale, olives, roasted red onion and garlic. The roasted red onion has a delicious caramelised flavour and the black olives have a strong taste and perfect texture. The garlic flavour combines itself with the spinach making all the flavours stand out but are complimenting each other at the same time.

The ‘Pumpkin pie’ pizza is topped with fresh tomato sauce, roasted pumpkin, roasted red onion and fresh rocket. The roasted pumpkin is deliciously soft and adding real texture to the crunchy pizza. The pizza base is thin and soft from the inside but extremely crunchy from the outside. Personally I prefer Napolitano pizza’s, which are thin and crispy – just like this one!

 

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‘Greenpeace’ pizza (left) & ‘Pumpkin pie’ pizza (right) – Milk & Madu

 

Next to pizza’s they also serve all kind of delicious other meals such as salads, pasta’s, sandwiches, sharing plates and smoothie bowls. Enjoy a delicious smoothie bowl for breakfast, a fresh salad for lunch and a crunchy pizza for dinner!

 

 

Milk & Madu has a little fun everyday in which you can join in! At the moment they have the following promotions, which you should definitely give a try!

Daily 4-6pm – Margarita Margarita Special! 

50k Idr Margaritas and Margarita pizza’s.

Every Tuesday – Cheap Tuesday!

From 5pm until closing pizza’s will be 2 for the price of 1.

Every Sunday – All you can eat pizza

All you can eat pizza for only 150k Idr (8.20 pounds).

I mean, the perfect Sunday funday right?!

 

 

Milk & Madu is open everyday from 7am – 10pm. 

You can find them on Jl. Pantai Berawa No.52, Canggu, Bali. 

 

 

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Favourite smoothie bowls at Bali Bowls

 

If you get as excited for breakfast as I do then you have to go to one of my favourite places to enjoy a healthy and delicious breakfast. This place will make even your Monday mornings feel like a Saturday!

Bali Bowls is a cute cafe close to the beach. The bright white and green colours create a fresh atmosphere. You can hang in the relaxing chairs outside underneath the parasols or you can make your way upstairs and enjoy the view.

Its a relaxing place with a great atmosphere. Music is playing in the background, green plants and the bamboo surroundings create a tropical feeling. Everything about this place makes you feel comfortable and happy!

 

 

When looking at the menu you notice that there are such delicious and vibrant dishes. From ‘Unicorn toast’ (45k Idr/2.30 pounds), to ‘Banana oat pancakes’ (35k Idr/1.80 pounds) and of course the most amazing smoothie bowls. As you might be wondering what on earth ‘Unicorn toast’ is il just explain that its the most special piece of toast you will ever have. This toast is topped with rainbow yoghurt spread, strawberry, melon and homemade coconut sprinkles – told you it was crazy! But oh my its delicious!

 

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‘Banana oat pancakes’ – Bali Bowls

 

Whats also amazing from this menu is that you can mix and match lots of dishes. Create your own toast by choosing a base and a topping such as beetroot hummus or peanut butter with broccoli, flax seeds, mango etc. There are endless options and you can make your toast as sweet or healthy as you want!

My favourite smoothie bowls are called ‘Green giant’ and ‘Banana-Cado’ (75k Idr/4.10 pounds) The ‘Green giant’ is an amazing green smoothie bowl that is still sweet and fruity while you are still getting all your greens in! Its a mix of spinach, kale, mango, banana, lime, turmeric, granola, coconut flakes and soya milk. Its smooth, refreshing and delicious! The ‘Banana-Cado’ smoothie bowl is a little more comforting as it has a more nutty and sweet flavour – which I love! The ingredients are banana, avocado, oats, peanut butter, dates, gojiberry, chia seeds, granola and oat milk.

 

 

They also serve coffee, smoothies, juices, buddha bowls, poke bowls, Nusa bowls and chia pods – which are my fave! Chia pods are full of protein and they are extremely refreshing as they are topped with delicious fresh fruit. They also make the pods fresh so you can choose what kind of milk you would like the to have such as almond milk, soya milk or coconut milk.

 

 

I love going to Bali Bowls when I crave a delicious and tropical breakfast and I definitely recommend you to go check it out! Honestly, go for a smoothie bowl and you’ll fall in love!

 

 

Bali bowls is located on Jalan Segara Perancak, Canggu,  Bali.

They are open from 7.30am until 10.30pm, so you can enjoy the most delicious meal at any time of the day! Enjoy!

 

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