If delicious, healthy food is what you seek, then look no further than Bukit Pensisula (the Uluwatu, Bingin Beach area). This hip part of Bali has some of the most delicious food being served on the island. From makeshift restaurants that serve the mouthwatering local food, to cozy cafes that serve delicious healthy meals.
We were fortunate in that we had local residents guided us through the plethora of restaurants and cafes in the Uluwatu & Bingin area. So throw out that TripAdvisor list, and check out these joints.
Here are the best restaurants and cafes that we personally ate at, and recommend by locals in the Uluwatu, and Bingin Beach.
Address: On the southern end of Bingin Beach
Technically, Juniartis isn’t a restaurant. It’s a collection of plastic chairs and tables that springs to life at sunset on Bingin Beach. And also, there isn’t a menu. You simply walk up to the cashier, see what’s the catch of the day, pay for it, and go sit down. The preparation is very simple – they slap it on the barbecue. The seafood is then served with rice, steamed vegetables, and dipping sauces. That’s it. Simple, delicious and, healthy.
It’s not just the food that so enjoyable, but the setting too. It was so perfect that we ended up eating at Juniartis twice, and at Lucky Fish (a similar establishment) once.
It’s important that you know that the stock of seafood runs out really fast! So, if you want your pick, make sure that you arrive early. Ideally just after sunset. And honestly, why wouldn’t you want to be at Bingin for the sunset? It’s the best spot in Bali to catch the setting sun.
CasAsia (not to be confused with Casa Asia, the nearby resort), known for its delicious, authentic Italian food and pizzas, is a relatively large restaurant located near Bingin Beach, just off the Jl. Labuansait Road. But don’t let it’s large size make you think that finding a table is easy. In fact, the restaurant is extremely popular and it might make sense to make a reservation or arrive a little early. Do make sure you order a pizza because that’s what they do best. And if you’re looking for recommendation for a drink, try the “Capri”. It was the most refreshing drink I had during our stay in Bali.
Bukit Cafe is located on the main Jl. Labuansait Road just after the turn for Anatara Resort. As one of the more popular restaurants in the area, Bukit Cafe is known for their delicious and healthy menu. The servings too were very sumptous.
I ordered their burger, while Neha asked for their zucchini noodles in pesto. It was hard to say whose dish was tastier, but looking back I wish I had order those zucchini noodles. Damn, they were good!
Nestled away in the interiors of Bingin lies Cashew Tree, a restaurant that serves some of the most healthy food in the Bingin area. Sumptuous quantities, and fresh ingredients really made it one of our favourite restaurants that we visited. And it’s also good to know that they have a variety of vegan dishes.
I ordered the chicken burger on the menu, and I have to say it was one of the most unique, and delicious chicken burgers I’ve eaten.
Here’s another tip about Cashew Tree – Thursday evenings is when there’s a live band or DJ at the cafe. It gets quite lively!
If you’re staying closer to Uluwatu, and craving some really good Italian, head down to La Baracca. You can make this dinner super romantic by requesting for a table in their back garden. Just remember to spray insect repellent.
And if you want a recommendation, make sure you order their burrata pizza! Yum!
Drifter Cafe serves some of the best coffee in the Uluwatu, Bingin Area. In fact, Drifter is more than a cafe. It is a surf shop, cafe, and gallery too. It’s a great place to chill, grab a coffee and read a book. Or bring your laptop along and get some work done.
Make sure you try their ice coffees, they really offer quite a respite from Bali’s heat.
Hope you enjoyed these recommendations for restaurants and cafes in Uluwatu and Bingin. If you have a favourite place, drop the name in the comments below.