Bali is home to many hidden little treasures usually only known to locals and residents, and Waroeng De Daun is one of them. Found in a traditional ‘joglo’ wooden house, open to a green rice field, this restaurant holds an old, classic charm to its name. With its rich wooden furniture, linen drapes and cute trinkets hanging from the ceiling, its a truly unique space.
De Daun serves an eclectic mixture of Indonesian and Western food for both breakfast and lunch; some of their dishes focus on the ‘paleo’ diet, straying away from dairy, grains, processed foods, starches, etc. A favourite from the paleo choices is their No Rice Fried Rice (Nasi Goreng), replacing rice with specially prepared cauliflower. However, you can find real home-cooked comforts at Waroeng De Daun, whose authentic Indonesian dishes has residents coming back for more. Fragrant Soto Ayam, homemade Bakso, a rich Rawon dish and the popular Sop Buntut (ox tail) are among some favourites. For those after a Western menu, one can enjoy their Paleo Lamb Burger, Chicken with 40 Garlic Cloves, Steak and Cabbage and more. If you have room, their homemade (and gluten free!) desserts are an absolute treat, with Carrot cake, Vegan Chocolate Cake and Cinnamon Waffles all on offer. Waroeng De Daun also serves their own ‘jamu’, a traditional health tonic from Indonesia, said to cure many ailments and keep the body fit. A perfect drink whilst you enjoy the padi views.