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Canggu food and coffee scene

Fresh juices, smoothie bowls, vegan options, as well as traditional Balinese cuisine.

This tiny beach town used to be a calm escape from the craziness of Kuta and Legion. I’ll admit, it can still be very calm, however, there are some main areas that are now bustling.

I have always loved the food in Canggu, it has never let me down. These are a few of my favourite places to eat.


Betelnut Cafe is becoming one of the more popular cafes’ in Bali, known for its Nagabombs and Nagabowls.

It is located fairly central to one of the main areas, and has a rustic cafe scene.

Stop in for breakfast, it’s one of my most favourites.


This is where you will find some more delicious build-your-own smoothie bowls.

The options for fresh cold pressed fruit juices, smoothies and snacks are endless.

This is the place to go for your raw food fix.


Nude is a day-to-night cafe, with quality organic tastes and friendly vibes.

They have delicious breakfast, super salad bowls, wraps, burgers, coffees, juices and smoothies.

It’s the perfect place to catch the first morning light, with a view over the rice paddies.


A magical restaurant to visit, and one of the best locations in Canggu to watch the sun set.

After dinner, take a wonder down to the beach. Or walk through their gardens and have a tarot reading done.


Dandelion is a cafe, restaurant and shop all in one.

They serve a variety of traditional Balinese dishes, and you can choose to eat inside or outside in their beautiful garden.

If you’re lucky, you’ll get to spot some of the pet rabbits hopping around.

Also, check out my post on where to stay in Canggu.

Bali Travel

Canggu, Bali

Canggu feels like the untouched destination that hasn’t quite been overwhelmed by Bali’s tourism. For how long I am not sure, the Village has changed dramatically since I last visited 2 years ago. However, it’s still just as beautiful with some very exclusive villas.

It has a hipster vibe and an intimacy with tradition, which a lot of other villages don’t seem to possess.

Things to do

Street Art

One thing that isn’t hard to find in Canggu is art, and more specifically street art.

Just wander around the village to find artists in action, creating some beautiful pieces on newly constructed buildings and blank canvas’.

Hire a scooter and explore for a day. But please be careful, the death rates on scooter have been rising, and more and more tourists have lost their lives.

Wander around the village

As well as street art there are so many beautiful things to see around the village.

From local temples, rice paddies and quirky houses.

Canggu also has some of the most unique shopping available and is fast becoming well known for its enticing food scene, check out my post on where to eat here.

Visit the beach

There are a lot of surf schools scattered around Canggu.

Whether you’re a surfer or just want to stroll down to the beach, Canggu is where you’ll find peace and quiet, without being asked to buy something every 5 seconds.

If you’re lucky you might get the beach to yourself.


Canggu has a very different style to the rest of Bali, with their boutiques and retail spaces.

Whether you are looking for clothing, home decor, gifts or surf wear, you’ll find what you need amongst the earthy, and unique vibe that Canggu has to offer.

Where to stay

Canggu has become much more accessible in last couple years. It is very easy to catch a taxi from your hotel or villa, and there are taxi stands dotted around the main areas.

If you’re travelling with family, it may be best to stay around Finns Beach or the Coastal Stretch. There are clusters of hotels, restaurants, bars, beaches and activities within walking distance. Making it much less stressful when you have kids in tow.

Hotels near Canggu Coastal Stretch

Koa D Surfer Hotel If you’re looking for something affordable that is close to everything, Koa D Surfer hostel is a great choice. Price Range: $40 – $90 AUD per night. Compare prices here

Villa Berawa Wanting to treat yourself to a villa at a reasonable price, this is the place to go. Price Range: $125 – $140 AUD per night. Compare prices here

Hotel Tugu If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, Hotel Tugu is the place to stay. This is an extravagant hotel close to some of the best restaurants in Canggu. Price Range: $300 – $400 AUD per night. Compare prices here

Hotels away from the crowds

If you’re looking for some quiet time away from the crowds, I recommend moving away from the beaches.

Canggu Surf Hostel – If you’re looking for an affordable place to stay that isn’t over populated, Canggu Surf Hostel is the place to go. Price Range: $40 – $60 AUD per night. Compare prices here

Zoe Villa Canggu Bali – Just wanting to relax with loads of privacy. Zoe Villa has affordable rooms with private pools and luxurious amenities. Price Range: $110 – $220 AUD per night. Compare prices here

Gay friendly Hotel in Canggu

The Bali Dream Villa Resort Echo Beach Canggu – A great place to relax with loads of privacy. The staff are willing to go out of their way to meet your needs and make your stay as comfortable as possible. I have also read reviews on their villa in Seminyak, which is also very gay friendly. Price Range: $50 – $100 AUD per night. Compare prices here

Canggu Packing Essentials

  1. Sunglasses and sunscreen 
  2. Thongs or for those outside of Australia, Flip Flops
  3. Mosquito repellent bracelet
  4. Backpack
  5. Light clothing for Bali’s humidity