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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Top 4 breakfast cafes in Canggu, Bali

As you might know I have been waking up in Bali for the last month! And currently I live in a trendy place named Canggu. Its also known as a surfer paradise but in between the palm trees and surf boards you will find the cutest cafes! Here they will serve home-made, organic, fresh, vegan and all kind of different and healthy products! For me this is food paradise!

And as you might know my favourite time of the day is breakfast time! – I get wayyyy too excited!!

So I thought I would share with you 4 of my favourite cafes to enjoy a good and healthy breakfast at!

Matcha Cafe

This cafe serves amazing meals that are made of ingredients that are sourced from local farms as well as being organic and home made. They definitely serve the best matcha! Which they use in all kind of ways! Enjoy a matcha latte with home-made coconut milk or start your day with Matcha Nutella pancakes!

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Matcha Cafe – Matcha Nutella Pancakes

The Shady Shack 

This cafe serves only delicious vegetarian meals! Under the palm trees you will enjoy a chai latte with home made almond milk! Order one of their amazing freshly made açaí bowls topped with tropical fruit and home-made granola and enjoy the view over the rice fields!

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The Shady Shack 

The Spicy Coconut 

The Spicy Coconut only serves vegan meals made with local products. The cafe is extremely cute and the food is delicious! The perfect place to enjoy a healthy breakfast or lunch! Order the ‘Power bowl’ in order to start your day of with some good energy!

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The Spicy Coconut – ‘Power bowl’

Peloton Supershop

This cafe only serves meals that are plant based and focus on being planet friendly! Within the cafe you will find a bicycle shop which just adds a little fun but also adds to a conscious lifestyle! Their food is amazing and the atmosphere is lovely!

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Peloton Supershop – Acai Bowl

If you think that I should try a specific cafe or you have any tips comment below! Let me know where my next breakfast should be! X

Fresh coconuts and waves for breakfast in Bali

When we are a little stressed or tired we all just close our eyes and imagine to be hearing the sound of the waves, our feet in the warm sand, enjoying the view of a landscape full of bamboo huts and palm trees. Well.. when I opened my eyes this morning, I wasn’t dreaming.. it was real. Welcome to Bali.

Its a hot morning, and I am full of excitement wanting to go explore this beautiful place named Canggu. However, only after a few minutes of walking I get distracted by a cafe named Shady Shack who seem to be serving the most colourful plates I have ever seen. I can’t help but make a stop! And I am so happy we did.. it’s breakfast heaven.

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The Shady Shack Canggu, Bali

Fresh coconuts, opened with a large knife right in front of your eyes and served with just a straw. A delicious cappuccino with coconut milk. And smoothy bowls topped with fresh fruit and granola, which are out of this world. Its not only the colours that are vibrant, the flavours are too. The fruit explodes with flavour, its sweet and fresh. The coffee is creamy and delicious. Its the ultimate breakfast. The perfect start to a day beautiful day!

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The Shady Shack Canggu, Bali

After a good breakfast we continued walking through the beautiful streets of Canggu. You can hear banana trees rustling in the wind as you walk passed shops and cafes. Until we reached the end of the street and found ourselves with our feet in the sand. As I walked towards the sea I could see people riding the waves. One by one, some would fall, but then get back up and try again, over and over again. You may need some dedication, but once you stand, and ride along the waves, you feel like you have concurred the world.

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This is my first day in Bali, but definitely will not be my last. In fact, I have many more stories, adventures, and tips about this magical place for you guys in the future as I will be living here for a while! I have officially moved to Bali! And boy do I feel lucky! X