We woke up early with the hope of getting to Canggu in time for breakfast. We used the an app called GoJek to book a taxi across to Canggu and it was really cheap. It works just like Uber, you book it and then try and spot the correct registration plate and flag it down. It mostly worked really well. There were a few occasions where we booked a car and the driver would private message us asking for more money due to traffic. Don’t do this! Just message back and say no thank you and then order a new driver!
We got to Canggu and had breakfast at Crate Cafe. I love how all the places in Bali are open air even if this meant no air conditioning. The quality of food far outweighs the risk of sweating. You are going to sweat most of the day anyway, so just get on with it! Once we were all fuelled up we walked along the beach at Batu Bolong. We walked along the beach dipping our feet in the water and watching the waves and surfers.
The vibe in Caggu was far more chilled than Kuta and Seminyak. We loved spending our time here just relaxing and people watching. The noise of the ocean waves is something I can’t even describe. It felt peaceful and made us smile. After a few hours of exploring the beaches and walking around it was time for a beer! We found Echo Beach Club which had tables with views of the surfers and waves. If you are after a quiet place with a chilled vibe then we recommend staying in Canggu, it has some amazing places to eat and drink.
We then decided to go back to the hotel as we were seriously overheating. We couldn’t find wifi which made it harder to get a car using the app. Once we did get wifi it was expensive..must be rush hour! So instead of wasting money to sit in traffic we went to the nearest Gelato shop and thank god it had wifi and air con. We headed to Al Bacio Gelato shop where I had a Bounty and mint choc chip cup. Mike had a honey and rum and raisin cup. Both were lovely and cooled us down enough before we finally booked a car and got back to the hotel.
We made it back to the hotel around 3pm and we were hungry! We popped into the bakery down the road which smells immensely good every time we have passed. We then had to pack a bag ready for our few days in Ubud tomorrow. What to pack? What would we need? It took a while to make sure we had everything we needed without over packing. We then decided to try a local warung which was just around the corner from the hotel. This place was stunning. You ate outside watching the sunset. We loved it here, it was only us and it honestly felt like we were eating in someones home rather than a restaurant.
Food and Drinks
Breakfast – Crate Cafe – We had two weeks of amazing foods from so many different places. This place was hands down our favourite place. We ate here twice in the two weeks and both times was amazing. The atmosphere was really chilled and cool. There was a lot of grey concrete and wood making it look quite industrial but in a cool way. We had to wait a bit for a table and move chairs around but it is worth the wait. So we ordered the following:
- The Melville – bruschetta, avocado, halloumi and poached egg. This was delicious and so fresh.
- Smashitup – vegan scrambled tofu, avocado, cheery tomatoes, onion and toast. This was my first time having scrambled tofu, it was so so good.
- Chia Boi – Chia, strawberries, frozen cacao, coconut milk and banana. I think this was my favourite thing to eat. It was cold which was lovely seems as its so hot out. It had all my favourite ingredients including ice cream. Yummy!
- Coffee and Fresh Watermelon Juice – I loved how the juice came with a bamboo straw. Saving the world a straw at a time.
Lunch – Livingstone Bakery – So we walk past this place everyday and the smell of pastries and bread makes us hungry every time. Its not really somewhere we would normally choose but we were hungry and in need of a snack. We had croissants and juices before heading back to pack.
Tea – Warung – We headed to a local warung where we shared
Ice Cream – Just because one ice cream is not enough we headed to Gusto Ice Cream Shop. There were so many flavours to choose from. An absolute must.
YES! We loved Canggu and if we were ever to come back to Bali, we think we would probably stay here. The vibe is so chilled and food is amazing with so many options. It was a chilled day for us and we enjoyed every minute of it. Bali is HOT though so remember to get some shade and put that sun cream on.