Vegan breakfast in Bali: 5 highlights

Vegan breakfast in Bali: 5 highlights

Vegan breakfast in Bali is a dream, because the island of the gods is a paradise for all who want to eat consciously and healthy. Vegans will love the island. There are especially many vegan restaurants in Canggu, Ubud and Seminyak.

Vegan breakfast on Bali

An extensive vegan breakfast is a highlight in Bali. The choice of vegan restaurants and cafes or places with a large vegan offer is fantastic. Most locations are semi-open and tastefully designed. The vibe is sometimes rather cool, sometimes more meditative, but always casual and relaxed, to which the long opening hours also contribute. The cafes are open all week. Since there is a wide selection of vegan options, even the hyped cafes are usually not so crowded that you can’t get a seat. Just going there and having breakfast, no checking opening hours, no making reservations, no standing in line, I found that very convenient. During my trip to Bali with my dad and four year old daughter, I tested a few vegan breakfast options. These are my highlights:

1. Alchemy Bali Ubud – the health food superlative

Alchemy in Ubud includes a yoga studio, a small concept store and a cafe. The semi-open cafe is very tastefully decorated in a minimalist style. I especially liked the large bright sofas. At the completely vegan Alchemy, health matters. In addition to a great selection of breakfast, there are, for example medicinal soups. Alchemy Bali Ubud follows a raw food philosophy and organic food is used. The ingredients for the salads come from their own organic farm. We had green juice for breakfast with a great plant-based substitute for fried eggs. Health is taken seriously at Alchemy Bali Ubud: there was a whole liter of the green juice. It was a good thing, since we were out for longer afterwards in the tropical midday heat.

I also had a lot of fun visiting the small store. There was everything imaginable in health food and supplements made from natural ingredients, but also other things like inspirational and cool journals. The team at Alchemy Bali Ubud was so friendly and very sweet to my little daughter. We really enjoyed our breakfast there.

Address: Jl. Penestanan Kelod No.75, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar,
Bali 80571, Indonesia

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 07:00 AM – 09:00 PM*

2. Kynd Community, Seminyak and Canggu – the Instagram stars

The pink cafes of the Kynd Community are among the most popular cafes in the world – also on Instagram. I’m actually not a pink fan, because it’s too cliché feminine for me, but the design of the two Kynd branches still appealed to me. I found it more cool and stylish, less supposedly feminine – even though most of the guests are actually female. It was all the cooler that my dad was there twice and liked it there as well.

The customized breakfast bowls (e.g., with your own first name) not only look amazing, but also taste delicious. I was impressed by the friendliness of the staff – no arrogance, as is unfortunately common at some very hyped places, but cordiality and (oh yeah!) family friendliness. Juno was given coloring materials every visit and there was a vegan children’s menu for her. In Germany, children’s menus at restaurants are almost always meat only. These are moments when I would have loved to stay in Bali.


Seminyak: Jalan Petitenget No.12 Kerobokan Kelod, Seminyak, Kuta Utara, Badung Regency,
Bali 80361, Indonesia

Canggu: Jl. Nelayan No.31, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung,
Bali 80361, Indonesia

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 07:30 AM – 10:00 PM

3. Shady Shack, Canggu – vegan breakfast in a tropical garden

The Shady Shack is one of the most popular restaurants in Canggu. It comes with a beautiful, enchanted garden. In addition, there is a view of the rice field. Shady Shack is actually a vegetarian restaurant, but the vegan offerings are quite impressive. The focus is on sustainable and wholesome food. The shack, after which the Shady Shack is probably named, is stylish and the accompanying garden incredibly pleasant for relaxed sitting. There is also very cool seating around the shack in a tropical boho design. Especially if you’re having breakfast a little later in the day, the shade of the garden is very valuable. Breakfast is available at the Shady Shack all day long.

Address: Jl. Tanah Barak No.53, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung,
Bali 80351, Indonesia

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 08:00 AM – 10:00 PM

4. I am Vegan Babe – my culinary highlight in Canggu

I am Vegan Babe is located in the same street as the Shady Shack and also offers a wonderful view of the rice field. In front of it there are some beautiful coconut palms. The semi-open, stylish restaurant delights with a mix of minimalist, bright and colorful design and lots of plants. I am Vegan Babe offers breakfasts and other Western-style dishes. It’s the place where I finally found vegan Egg Benedict. And it was insanely delicious. I had been looking for this in Germany for quite some time.

There are many other vegan breakfast options, including tacos, for example. I found the smoothie with dragon fruit particularly tasty. The large selection of cakes and pastries was also very appealing. Vegan whipped cream was served with a sweet treat. I get that rather rarely in Germany. The I am Vegan Babe is like so many restaurants in Canggu two-story. There are also nice places on top. At I am Vegan Babe you can enjoy the plant-based lifestyle at its best. It will also please non-vegans. My father is the best proof.

Address: Jl. Tanah Barak No.49, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung,
Bali 80351, Indonesia

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 07:00 AM – 10:00 PM

5. Zest Ubud – the most amazing vegan breakfast in Bali

Zest Ubud was my personal highlight for a vegan breakfast in Bali. I was blown away by this beautiful restaurant that seems to blend with its lush green surroundings. This is typical Ubud, the enchanting nature is always present in Ubud – maybe apart from the immediate village center. Zest Ubud follows a sustainability concept: the completely vegan restaurant uses local food from Bali and organic ingredients. Good music is also part of Zest Ubud’s ambitious concept. The food and drinks are served very attractively and also taste as delicious as they look.

With an extensive breakfast, I like to eat something sweet and and something hearty. Therefore, I ordered both avocado bread and a smoothie bowl, along with a green juice. I felt incredibly comfortable on the appealing large sofa, on which I sat idyllic as in a garden. I enjoyed the good food and the pleasant music and did not want to leave. What a dreamlike morning!

Address: Jl. Penestanan No.7, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar,
Bali 80571, Indonesia

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 07:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Conclusion: vegan breakfast in Bali

The atmosphere in Ubud’s vegan scene is a little different from Canggu. While Canggu is mainly very young and hip, there is something Zen-like in the air in Ubud. Many people visit Ubud for spiritual experiences. The cafes are quieter, there is less laptop use, and the guests a bit older on average. I really liked the cafes in Ubud as well as in Canggu. The vegan scene in Seminyak is similar to Canggu, perhaps a bit smaller. The people were comparable.

I especially liked the breakfast bowls. Also, the juices and smoothies were always quite excellent. It’s no wonder, since Bali is home to some exotic fruits. For example, breakfast bowls or smoothies made from intense-tasting dragon fruit are quite common in Bali. Just looking at this color (deep magenta) makes my mouth water. Delicious! Unlike in the U.S., for example, I also generally didn’t find the smoothie bowls too cold, because I tend not to like ice in them. Also, avocado bread somehow tastes better in Bali than anywhere else in the world. I don’t know what the reason is.

Even if you don’t live completely vegan or not at all, I recommend you to try a vegan breakfast in Bali – as a chance to get to know something new and to do something for your health. You will definitely enjoy it and won’t miss anything.

*Opening hours are subject to change at any time.

Vegan breakfast in Bali: the highlights

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