Coffee O’Clock: Cakes and Caffeine at these 11 Cafés

Dining | Written By, Joannes Rhino | March 12th, 2017

Coffee is the life force for many people living on the planet. The smell of fresh brewing coffee is something that has been keeping them alive since forever. Because of its high demand, coffee shops in Bali are popping up sporadically other the past 5 years. Some shops are offering a good coffee presented with an authentic Italian coffee maker, while others are focusing on its perfect location for meet & greets, unique interiors, cosy working-space concepts, or low prices that will not burn holes in the pockets. The only similarity between most of these coffee shops is good Wi-Fi.

While coffee is the prime forte ion these shops, you can also pair it with a variety of cakes. Combine the snacks with coffee and amplify the taste, it will be a burst of flavours that linger on your lips. For coffee lovers, we’ve covered some of the exclusive coffee shops that are committed to serve the best coffee possible on the island.


BALI BAKERY

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In Kuta, Bali Bakery stands solid as a meeting point since it established in 1994. This is a coffee shop that also deliver excellent cakes, pastries and breads, as well as an innovative menu of both local and Western dishes. The ambience of the place is lively and friendly. You can easily find people have business lunches or office team meetings. If you love cookies, they have from the classic biscotti with Chocolate Hazelnut, to the grown-up version of our childhood favourite: Valrhona Chocolate Chip Cookie to the all-time favourite Almond Cookie. No doubt, coffee and cookies go together by default.

Bali Bakery

A : Jl. Raya Kuta 65
T : +62 361 755149
W : www.balibakery.com


ANOMALI COFFEE

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Not far from Bali Bakery, Anomali Coffee is a coffee roaster company providing specialty coffee from all over Indonesia since 2007. Their mission is promoting and curating Indonesia specialty coffee through education and experiences. With an industrial atmosphere for its interior concept, the visitors get the opportunity to see the live roasting process of making coffee. The have an array of coffee types, most of which are the best you can get in Indonesia and beyond. Now they have 7 outlets in which 2 outlets are in Bali.

Anomali Coffee

A : Bali White House, Jalan Dewi Sri 23
T : +62 361 767119
W : www.anomalicoffee.com


KOPU POT

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Opened for public in 1990, Kopi Pot has since been credited for producing the greatest coffee as well as the finest desserts and cakes. Located in Kuta’s vibrant and bustling main street where you can see people wandering from morning until late evening, this place is a local version of the classic continental street-side café. You can enjoy your coffee by the tables set amongst gardens and grass-roofed pavilions, or from the stylish bar built around a living coconut tree growing right through its roof. If you decide to stay for long hours, they also serve heavy food, including Indonesian cuisine and the International dishes & Seafood.

Kopi Pot

A : Jalan Legian, North Kuta.
T : +62 361 752614
W : www.kopipot.com


THE HARVEST PATISSIER & CHOCOLATIER

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Far away from the typical busy lifestyle of Kuta, The Harvest Patissier & Chocolatier is ready to host your business meeting if you happen to be in or around Sunset Road. This is mainly a bakery and dessert shop. Mix your coffee with a wide selection of some of the most delectable cakes around. For cakes lovers, this is the place where you can taste Chocolate Emotion Cakes, Oreo Cheese Cakes, Rainbow Cakes, Chocolate Devil Cake, Sweet Violet Cake, Vanilla Fruits Cake, Tiramisu Cake, Opera Cake and Strawberry Cheese Cake.

The Harvest Patissier & Chocolatier

A : Jalan Sunset Road 815, Kuta
T : +62 361 8496488
W : www.harvestcakes.com


SIMPLY BREW

On the main road of Bypass Ngurah Rai, Simply Brew is one of the best coffee shops in Sanur. They have a myriad of coffees, including their most ordered, Pink Blossom, Mochaccino, Twilight Sparkle and Vietnam Drip espressos. Their coffee experts will make sure that every cup coming out of the kitchen is special and will win the heart of coffee lovers. The shop has a semi open venue to avoid people feeling trapped inside a packed air conditioned room. Rather, they want all the guests to enjoy the fresh air and the scenery. Besides coffees, they also have other major meals, including those for vegetarians.

Simply Brew

A : Jalan ByPass Ngurah Rai 127, Sanur South Denpasar
T : +62 361 4720186


TANAMERA COFFEE

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If you are heading to Jimbaran, Tanamera Coffee brews a wide range of single origin coffees, beans that are directly sourced from the best coffee producing regions in Indonesia. Their coffee grading system is premium and the roasters are state-of-the-art. It is their style that plays homage to traditional methods thereby coming up with innovative, unique single origins together with blends. The unique flavours of Tanamera Coffee successfully impressed an International judging panel of experts to secure top positions for Indonesian Coffee, with trophies for ‘Champion International Roaster’ in 2015 & 2016 on the much respected annual ‘Melbourne International Coffee Expo’. They also achieved medals, attaining important recognition for coffee quality from various regions across the Indonesian Archipelago. Following that, Tanamera gained more awards at the ‘2016 International Contest of Coffees Roasted’ in Paris. With its long list of recognition from the world, a quick visit to this coffee shop is worth the shot.

Tanamera Coffee

A : Samasta Lifestyle Village, Jalan Wanagiri, jimbaran
T : +62 361 4468600
W : www.tanameracoffee.com


SENIMAN COFFEE STUDIO

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Travel north from Jimbaran to Ubud, Seniman Coffee Studio is one of the leading specialty coffee brands in South East Asia. Focusing on quality and customer experience, this coffee shop gets its credits from the fact that they only use specialty grade coffee, which they process by themselves thus producing some of the best espressos ever. Developing a range of blends to suit manual and espresso drinks from shots to cappuccinos, you can expect a wide selection of single-origin coffee beans from across Indonesia, South – Central America and Africa. All their espressos are double ristretto, it’s richer and sweeter. Their Baristas know what they are doing. Simply ask for the bean and they will do the rest as the shop’s daily tastings helps them adjust their techniques to bring out the best in each roast. Do not expect for light roasts as the coffee comes fruitier and more aromatic. You can also buy several customised blends from this shop, most of which suit the espresso and manual drinks.

Seniman Coffee Studio

A : Jalan Sriwedari 5, Taman Kelod, Ubud
T : +62 361 972085
W : www.senimancoffee.com


EXPAT ROASTERS

In Seminyak, there are many coffee shops you can put on high consideration. Expat Roasters is a specialty coffee manufacturer driven by a passion to produce a one-of-a-kind, unpretentious brew, from the ground up. Their perfect bean features a combination of science and art, thus coming up with a superior product, thanks to the care and skilfulness of their people, from hand picking the beans to the application of the myriad of scientific processes that result in its flavour. This coffee shop welcomes everyone who shares the passion to not compromise on the quality of coffee. Contradicting the so-called coffee giants like Starbucks and alike, Expat Roasters serves coffee strong and filling – much like an Australian Blend Coffee.


REVOLVER ESPRESSO

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Revolver Espresso was established with the intent of making things much different from the traditional way. By sourcing some of the best coffee beans from around the world, proper roasting, blending and the entire processing procedures are done with a lot of keenness and precision. In order to produce high-quality coffee, they are working with the fabulous La Marzocco coffee machines and Mazza grinders. Other than just coffee, they also offer main course meals.

Revolver Espresso

A : Jalan Kayu Aya, Gang 51, North Kuta
T : +62 851-0088-4968
W : www.revolverespresso.com


TITIK TEMU COFFEE

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Titik Temu Coffee is a hidden gem in Seminyak. It can be a little tricky to locate the place, but once you do, you will be surprised by the ambiance, the food, and the drinks! Best for breakfast, both sit-ins and takeaway, the coffee shop mainly specialises in light bites. These include classic grilled cheese, traditional corn fritters, Temu Coffee BBQ Wings, Coffee Rubbed Fries, Temu Churro French Toast, Kaya French Toast and an Assortment of Cakes. The spatial design of the shop is unique and caters for meeting purposes. The seating arrangement is designed in such a way that one can position their laptops in comfort. The tables provide enough space to allow your work tools to spill out, making it a perfect spot to impress a client and make sure that the meeting is productive.

Titik Temu Coffee

A : Jalan Kayu Cendana 1, Seminyak
T : +62 821-4411-2489


PISON COFFEE

At Pison Coffee, you can expect a selection of Asian cuisine among the western menu. Choose from the mustard mayo, caramelised onions, beef burger or kung pao chicken for late breakfast. The shop maintains a very light-hearted environment so that the sprinkles of your laughter and smiles adds to the essence of the place. It’s not just the interior and aesthetics that are appealing, but the atmosphere is also very soothing and comforting, which encourages you to get cosy and feel like you actually belong there.

Pison Coffee

A : Jalan Petitenget 8A, Kerobokan Kelod, North Kuta
T : +62 821-44560066


In conclusion, coffee shops provide a space for friends to unite again after a long time, for a new business deal to solidify, or for two hearts to meet and get to know each other better. So, travellers… business people… lovers… jump on board for a cup of coffee!

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Joannes Rhino

Joannes Rhino is a Editor in NOW! Bali Magazine

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