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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Lunch in avocado heaven at Avocado Factory

 

The world has gone crazy for avocado and do you blame anyone for loving this smooth and healthy deliciousness! You may spread it on bread or even on your face or in your hair. Its one of natures gifts that we can use in so many ways and is good for so many things!

Here in Bali the avocados drop from the trees above you and so its no surprise that you’ll find avocado on so many menus in cafes and restaurants. However there is one cafe that overrules them all. Its Avocado Factory that does true to its name and has created a menu that includes avocado in every single dish. Here you’ll truly find yourself in avocado heaven.

 

 

I just love getting comfy in the laid back chairs as I take a sip of my coffee while overlooking the green rice fields. Its a beautiful spot and the perfect place to hang out and enjoy a breakfast or lunch.

 

My favourites

As I mentioned before the menu is based on avocado, so anything your order automatically becomes delicious! The menu offers everything from avocado juices to avocado salads and ‘Avo Nasi Campur‘ – a traditional Balinese dish made with a twist.

My favourite juice to start the day with is the ‘Avo good day‘ juice (35k Idr/ 1.75 pounds), which consists of avocado, spinach, pineapple and mint. Its super refreshing and a little sweet while you still get all of the green goodness to give your body a great boost at the start of your day.

After my juice I always start my day with a coffee and as the owners of the cafe are Italian I would expect a killer coffee! And I must say that they have done their country proud! In the morning I usually get a soya cappuccino here. I do find it rather hard to get a nice coffee in Bali, but Avocado Factory is a really good spot!

 

For brunch I love getting the ‘Avo hummus‘ (60k Idr/3.10 pounds) which consists of avocado hummus and an avocado rose served on a mixed seed sourdough topped with crunchy chickpeas, green peas and red radish. Whats originally a delicious and simple dish is made a little more interesting with a little twist to add some extra crunchiness and flavours.

If I fancy a salad I usually go for the ‘Avo tofu salad‘ (65k Idr/3.40 pounds) or ‘Avo makes my hearth beat salad‘ (60k Idr/3.10 pounds). They are both super delicious and full of colour, flavour and textures!

 

Where to go

The Avocado Factory is open everyday from 7am – 11.30pm and you’ll find them in Canggu, North Kuta, Bali. Enjoy an amazing early breakfast as the perfect start of your day or end it with some avocado goodness for dinner! Im sure you’ll fall in love with this little piece of avocado heaven just as much as I did!

 

 

 

 

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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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Another day in breakfast Paradise at Kynd Community

 

Another day in paradise, another tropical breakfast in Bali! My favourite part of the day is waking up to a good cup of coffee and a delicious breakfast right here in the tropics. One spot that I love going to and you can’t miss out on is a cafe named Kynd Community.

Kynd Community is a plant-based cafe hidden away in the busy streets of Seminyak. This cafe really shows that plant-based food doesn’t have to be boring at all. Their menu is full of vibrance and their dishes explode with flavours and veggie goodness.

The cafe has a tropical and laid-back vibe. People come strolling in for take-away coffees and a cheeky vegan chocolate chip banana muffin as they walk away with a smile. All kinds of delicious vegan desserts are laid out at the counter and you cant help but stare at them as you walk past. The smell of freshly grounded coffee hangs in the air and laughter fills the room. Its a lovely space to hang out and enjoy some Bali vibes.

 

 

What to get

As you might know I am the biggest coffee freak and thats why I am happy to say that the coffee they serve here is delicious! They make their milks fresh every morning and you can choose between soya, coconut and roasted almond & date milk, my favourite here is the soya.

 

 

Their menu is so vibrant and there are so many delicious options. As everything is plant-based I would say that everything on the menu is as delicious as the other. However, I love getting the ‘Greener Grass’ juice (50k Idr/ 2.50 pounds) for some refreshing green goodness. This juice is extremely fresh and I definitely recommend you to get it on a hot day. Even though it’s a green juice it does also have a sweet taste to it and as there is some ginger in there as well its creates a perfect flavour balance.

Then of course a must have and also one of my favourites is the ‘Green and Grind’ smoothie bowl (69k Idr/ 3.60 pounds). This green goodness consists of banana, mango, spinach, flax, maca, spirulina, coconut water and is topped with home-made granola and tropical fruit. Its absolutely delicious, super refreshing and extremely healthy. Even though this might be a green bowl it does not taste overly green and still has some sweetness to it. What I find different from this bowl compared to others is that when you have finished the toppings you don’t just have the rest of the smoothie to spoon out. Instead at Kynd Community puts the granola on the bottom so with every spoonful you have some crunchy granola.

Tip:

When ordering your smoothie bowl ask if they can write a personalised message for you as a topping on your bowl. Its a little bit of fun that will look great on your Insta 😉

 

 

Have you fallen in love with the home-made granola, their cookies or even their cutlery then no worries! You can purchase them inside and take home some Bali vibes! I definitely recommend to take home some chocolate chip cookie vibes!

 

 

Where to go

They are open everyday from 6am – 5pm and their address is Jl. Petitenget No.12X, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Bali.

 

 

This is the ultimate spot for a delicious breakfast, brunch or lunch with friends – you will even convince that one non-vegan friend that vegan food can be vibrant and delicious! Enjoy!

 

 

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Sunday market at Samadi, Bali

 

Its a sunny Sunday, the perfect day to be strolling around a market getting your fresh fruit and veggies! One of my favourite markets in Bali is the organic Sunday market at Samadi. The most beautiful and fresh fruit creates a rainbow of colours. The smell of sweet summer hangs in the air and you’ll see fruit that you never even know excited.

From exotic fruit and vegetables to bags full of nuts and fresh bread. This is the perfect place to stock up on some healthy deliciousness for the coming days! Here they only sell organic locally produced food by the farmers in the area.

 

 

I love going to this on Sundays as it has the perfect Sunday kind of atmosphere.  Samadi is also a yoga and wellness centre – this explains the calmness and relaxing vibe that hangs in the air. They offer yoga classes everyday and there is also an organic cafe on site. Stroll around the food stands, try on some dresses and do some jewellery shopping and then have a healthy bite to eat. To me that sounds like the perfect Sunday morning!

 

 

Samadi‘s market is on every Sunday from 9am until 14.00pm. Have some delicious breakfast or lunch or enjoy a stroll around the food, clothing and jewellery stands.

 

 

This is one of my favourite places that I’m sure you will love just as much as I do! Enjoy!

Samadi is located on Jalan Padang Linjong 39, Echo Beach, Canggu Bali.

 

 

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My all time favourite coffee in Canggu, Bali

 

Your sleepy eyes slowly open, your are comfortable. That feeling you get when waking up in a warm cosy bed hasn’t left your mind yet. A breeze flows through your hair as you take your first sip of hot coffee. It warms you up inside and leaves you speechless for a second as you enjoy that first sip full of flavour. For me, this is a moment of pure happiness.

Since I moved to Canggu in Bali I have been looking for the perfect cup of coffee to create these moments of happiness every morning. After many cups in many different cafes I have finally found the cafe that never lets me down and always leaves me in my coffee dreamland.

Welcome to Satu Satu, my little piece of coffee heaven.

 

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‘Banana Chia Jug’ and coconut cappuccino –Satu Satu

 

Satu Satu is a cute cafe in which you feel cosy the moment you walk in. The smell of freshly baked croissants and grounded coffee fills the air. Apart for the coffee I also absolutely love going for breakfast here. My two favourite meals are the ‘Banana chia jug’ (40k Idr/ 2.10 pounds) and the ‘Satu Satu style porridge’ (40k Idr/ 2.10 pounds).

Both meals are the ultimate breakfasts to have on any day. Full of delicious goodness to keep you energised! The ‘Banana Chia Jug’ is made with a papaya smoothie, banana, chia seeds and topped with coconut and granola. Its fresh, healthy and delicious!

The ‘Satu Satu style porridge’ is made from oatmeal, quinoa, chia seeds, banana and coconut milk topped with fresh fruit, granola and served with caramelised banana. Honestly every spoonful is an explosion of flavours. Its also an extremely healthy start of the day and this meal will keep you energised and full throughout the morning.

 

 

Now, about their coffee. At Satu Satu they make their own coconut milk which is absolutely delicious. I found that many cafes in Canggu use a very oily coconut milk, which I am not a fan off. It overpowers the coffee taste and leaves an oily after taste. However, when coconut milk is home-made it usually is amazing. Perfect for a cappuccino! If you are a coffee lover like I am then you will be happy to hear that they offer 3 different cup sizes here – small, medium and LARGE! (For those Monday mornings)

 

 

My regular is a large cappuccino with coconut milk and it fulfils my coffee dreams every time! The coffee itself is full of flavour. Its rich and smooth. Its not bitter but has a little sweet after taste. Unlike usual Bali coffee its not watery at all and actually has rather strong flavours. Mix it with some milk, especially their freshly home-made coconut milk and you have yourself a match made in heaven!

 

 

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Satu Satu 

 

I definitely recommend you to visit Satu Satu for breakfast, lunch or go by for a snack and a coffee!

Satu Satu is open everyday from 8am – 4.30pm. 

They are located on Jl. Pantai Berawa No.31, Canggu, Bali.

 

 

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