ZoomBali presents you our Top 5 youngsters/cool affordable & popular restaurants in Bali that won't break the bank. You won't believe the prices for the service quality and food quality! The food is cheap and good quality plus it will tantalizes your tastebuds!
1. DAENG COFFEE
Location:Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No.47, JimbaranPrice range:from Rp 5.000Menu:coffee, latte, smoothies, mocktails, tea, pasta, pizza, roti bakarOpen hours:6.00 PM-1.00 AM
Looking for a cup of good coffee with reasonable price around Jimbaran? Daeng Coffee is the best place. Hot/ice coffee is available in 17 types including black coffee, Americano, cappuccino, Jamaican rum, affogato, etc. all from Rp 12.000. Their Americano coffee had a little sour taste that left a fresh aftertaste.
Their latte is the best one, we chose the delicious green tea latte, not too creamy but some people who naturally dislike sweet-tasting drinks might find it too sweet. Fresh milk and taro latte are on their menu, too. The tropical coconut lavender lemonade with dill herbs was freshly made and satisfyingly good for hot days. Black tea, jasmine tea, and other 6 teas cost from only Rp 5.000.
Daeng’s main courses are pizza and pasta. Pizzas are thin crust, available in 7 toppings for Rp 26.000 (combinations of mozzarella, chicken, beef, mushroom, tuna, paprika, corn, pepperoni), best shared with friends. Get your extra mozzarella, mushroom, or chicken with additional Rp 7.000.
There are 8 pastas (spaghetti and fettuccini) you can order from Rp 20.000. Spaghetti arrabbiata with sundried tomato, dried chili, and eggplants tastes healthy and fresh; if you are a vegetarian, you will like this. Lemony chicken fettucine is a simple dish with tasteful butter and smoked chicken.
This angkringan-styled (angkringan is a Central Javanese street-side food stall serving cheap traditional food and drinks) café is always busy all night. Located right on the side of Bypass Ngurah Rai, across KFC Jimbaran, Daeng Coffee is a hip and one of the most popular restaurants for coffee, pizza, and spaghetti. Plus, their fast-response service and energetic staff will not disappoint you a bit.
2. NYO NYO FRESH MILK
Locations:Jl. Teuku Umar Denpasar (next to Jebak, temporarily closed per February 7th, as they are moving to other location)Jl. Gatot Subroto Timur Denpasar (next to Hardy’s Mall Gatsu)Jl. Uluwatu II Jimbaran (next to Mandiri Bank)Price range:from Rp 10.000Menu:fresh milk and juices, roti bakar, burgers, tortillas, pizza, pancakes, pisang bakar, kue cubitOpen hours: 5.00 PM-11.00 PM
An extraordinary name might raise your eyebrow and trigger your curiosity. This café in Denpasar and Jimbaran has it: Nyo Nyo. In Balinese, it means “breasts”. No wonder the concept of fresh milk comes to their menu.
Starts from Rp 10.000, a glass of original milk, milkshakes, and other variants with fruits like melon, strawberry, lychee, mango, banana, durian, and blueberry will be served for you. Their blueberry milk tasted so good, not too sweet; but we thought the banana milk was quite over sweetened.
Nyo Nyo’s new premium series will cool you down when it’s hot outside: Milo Godzilla (chocolate milk with ice cream scoop on top), Hulk Milk (blended with Kitkat green tea), and Taro Cookies (comes in lovely purple) are some to pick. Not in the mood of having some milk? Plain tea, teh Tarik (okay, this is milk tea, though) and lemon tea are available. Dessert lovers might want to try Buto Ijo (avocado scoops plus Milo and vanilla cookies topping with milk) and their brownies ice cream series. Tutti Fruiti with dragon fruits and kiwi is another healthy option for you.
Burgers, hotdogs, tortillas, pizzas (Beef Mayo Pizza is one of their new favorited menu) are among their so reasonably priced main dishes. For snacks, you can pick various selections of toasts from Rp 10.000, (the most recommended one is Koko Crunch Cheese toast), chicken wings, pancakes (make sure you try their new Pancake Dragon Fruit), pisang bakar (Indonesian grilled plantains), kue cubit (roughly translated as “pinch” cake, this is a bite-sized Indonesian traditional cake with cheese/oreo/kitkat/banana toppings), french fries, and new menu bakso bakar BBQ (grilled Indonesian meatball) and sausage BBQ.
Open from 5 PM to midnight, Nyo Nyo first opened their restaurant in Teuku Umar Denpasar. Those in the southern Bali can visit Nyo Nyo Jimbaran on Jl. Uluwatu II. The one we visited was Nyo Nyo Gatsu in Denpasar. Their witty Einstein and scientific mural on the second floor will be an iconic Nyo Nyo’s background for your photos!
3. FUNNY PANCAKE
Locations:Jl. Sesetan No 200 Denpasar (nearby IALF)Jl. Uluwatu II/10x Jimbaran (across Grand Jimbaran Hotel)Price range:from Rp 10.000Menu:pancakes, pizza pancakes, burgers, sandwiches, fish and chips, fried rice, spaghettis, soups, juices, various special menu, juices, milkshakes, arabika coffee, latte, teaOpen hours:8.30 AM-11.30 PM
Head down to Funny Pancakes to find all pancakes with huge selections you will quickly add to your favorites list: from classic, plain pancakes (Rp 15.000) to colorfully flavored pancakes. Full stomach guaranteed!
Their lovely marshmallow pancakes, one of their favorite menus, is vibrant with cute sprinkles of soft marshmallows.
We also had a plate of yummy cream cheese red velvet pancake that unfortunately didn’t look so appealing because the ice cream had slightly melted when served.
We didn’t want to miss the Funny Freak specials; we chose Funny Freak Shake Strawberry Banana, to have fruits, ice cream, milkshake, and small pancake in one glass. Even though the milkshake didn’t taste so special, the package did look “Instagramable”. If you go dining out with a group of friends, try pizza pancake to share with everyone.
Another thing that makes Funny Pancakes stand out is their DIY pancake. You can make your own pancake, choose the flavor you want, and enjoy your creation. The ready stock flavors are original and brown choco, but for others like red strawberry, green pandan, blue sky, and yellow banana, make sure you make a reservation one day earlier.
Funny Pancakes are not all about pancakes; a bunch of other snacks and main courses are available as well, from only Rp 10.000! Try hot fried spaghetti, that is made with perfect spices (always get a cold drink to wash down the heat!), nasi goreng (from Rp 20.000, nasi goreng with Balinese betutu spice is recommended), chicken BBQ rice (only Rp 12.000), burgers, sandwiches, fish n chips, or sop buntut.
The café provides free wifi and open space tables. The parking lot is not a huge one, but if you go by either a motorbike or car, you can park them conveniently (the café in Denpasar is right on the big street Jalan Raya Sesetan).
P.S. They have many special discounts and promotions updated on their Instagram, so don’t miss this!
Location:Jln. Tukad Pakerisan gg XI C no. 8, Panjer, DenpasarPrice range:from Rp 10.000Menu:twissterdog, o’potato, soft drinksOpen hours:10.00 AM-10.00 PM, closed on Sundays
French fries, potato chips, and sausages fans, here comes your favorite place of cheap eatery in Denpasar. Twissterdog café serves twissterdog (cooked sausages wrapped in spiral potato) and o’potato (O-shaped fried potato) on their main menu. Twissterdog Bolognese sauce is the top choice of twissterdogs, while o’potato has more variants such as o’potato Bolognese and mozzarella. You can choose and mix your own sauces out of almost 30 flavors from just Rp 10.000. Some of these are BBQ, cheese, seaweed, black pepper, pizza, tomyam, garlic, chicken teriyaki, and Indonesian sauces like balado (Padangnese sambal), rendang (West Sumatran spicy meat dish sauce), maichi (the trendy hot Indonesian crackers spice), and soto ayam (yellow spicy chicken soup flavor).
Twissterdog’s new menu, Twiscow, is a 2 beef sausages wrapped in crispy potato chips and fries. The one with Ayam Bawang (onion chicken) Maichi spice plus mayonnaise tasted strong, and their drinks (soft drinks, tea or Milo) can tone down the taste. This Rp 15.000 snack is perfect to satisfy your savory snacks crave. Once it hits your tongue, it leaves you crave for more.
We also had O’potato black pepper plus jumbo sausage, but we requested to have it without mayonnaise so the sausage tasted richer (you can ask them for separate sauce, if you prefer to add it yourself).
Twister potato, a potato dish without sausages can be another choice when you want potato-only dish (just Rp 10.000). Potato noodle is definitely not your typical soft noodle because it is deep-fried, much like munching on crunchy thin potato fingers. The flavor selections are available for this as well (seaweed and balado sauce is our favorite).
Twissterdog is a house turned into a café in the middle of a narrow alley on Tukad Pakerisan Street, since 2014. They provide a motorbike parking lot inside the alley where cars are not able to go through, so if you go by car, you need to park it on the street side. As Twissterdog is always jam-packed, you might have to wait in line for your order. We saw many ojek taking orders here, so if you are too lazy to go out, you can make online order.
5. WARUNG BUNANA
Locations:Jl. Sunset Road No. 28, Kerobokan Kelod, North KutaJl. Uluwatu 2 No 32x, JimbaranJl. Bypass Ngurah Rai Sanur No.1, SanurJl. Gatot Subroto Timur, DenpasarPrice range:from Rp 4.000Menu:Indian bread, tea, martabak, Indian salad kachumber, curry, nasi kuning, lassi, yogurt drinksOpen hours:10.00 AM-10.00 PM
Warung Bunana has been around for years, most well-known for their tasty, very affordable priced Indian dishes roti canai (from Rp 6.000) and teh tarik. We visited Warung Bunana on Sunset Road interjection in the afternoon, so the restaurant was not so hectic.
Bunana’s roti canai and teh tarik are perfect combination. The soft, salty, and crunchy roti canai (variants: plain, onion, sardine, cheese, beef/chicken sausages, milk, chocolate, banana, cinnamon, among their 30 variants) and occasional sips of vegetable curry (or chicken/goat curry) will start filling up your hungry tummy. The spices will be eased with teh tarik’s sweetness or fruit juices (from Rp 10.000). If it’s not enough, have some Indian martabak (we loved their martabak!) or nasi kuning (yellow rice, only costs Rp 4.000).
We took a table in an air conditioned room inside their outdoor seating room, and this room had an adjoining door connecting it to another air conditioned room (it’s quite private, and it’s a nice meeting place). Their old-styled Indonesian house interior delivered a homey atmosphere. It didn’t take long for us to get our order. The staff offered good service, they always checked every table if there were anything the guests needed. A delightful experience!