Toothsome A.M. Meals
Many restaurants especially around the island’s south offer breakfast specials. Starred and luxury resorts are definitely upping their breakfast ante, and restaurants are adding innovative, scrumptious items to their breakfast menus. Whether you’re craving a traditional Balinese or Indonesian breakfast, a great poached egg, tasty sausages, or a glass of super fresh juice made from the fruits that you just handpicked, these restaurants are the places to go to start your day right.
INTERACTIVE MORNING FEAST
In Nusa Dua, breakfast at KweeZeen really leaves you spoilt for choice. KweeZeen’s interactive boutique dining with authentic market feel offers a delicious culinary adventure where you can hop into different glass rooms of the restaurant to find yourself being in a different food station! Everything for your breakfast is freshly made. You can hand-pick the fresh fruits you’d like to have for your fresh juice and have them juiced right in front of you at the fresh juice counter; have your favourite noodles fixed to your liking at the noodles station, have some fresh sushis from the sushi counter, grab a plate and fill it in with cheeses, cold and hot cuts, taste the Indonesian breakfast items, and of course, get that poached egg from the egg station. Cereal, sweets, and pastries are available, too. Even coffee has its own station!
Inspired by a “food market” concept, KweeZeen serves exquisite Pan Asian cuisine in a relaxed dining atmosphere with each atelier highlighting a different fare, from dumplings to hot grills. With a contemporary and user-friendly buffet and a la carte menu, you can navigate the sea of options more easily.
This Ubud restaurant is celebrated for its diverse flavours of Indonesian dishes, with a menu driven by island-fresh produce and seasonal specialties. Petani serves a generous set menu breakfast each morning, fronting the buzzing JalanHanoman, Pengosekan, and Ubud Monkey Forest area. You get to choose how you would like your breakfast served – with people watching (very interesting) or a view of soothing rice fields on the side.
The restaurant’s “SarapanPetani” allows you to have the most important meal of the day and indulge in a scrumptious breakfast set menu that consists of Indonesian BuburAyam (chicken porridge), Mie Goreng (fried noodles), Baked Pastry & Bakery Basket, Fresh Fruit Platter & Strawberry Yogurt, gourmet coffee and tea, as well as fresh young coconut water. For a more familiar flavours, Petani also offer other breakfast set menus that range from Continental Breakfast, American Breakfast, and Silhouette Breakfast.
Much more than a stunning beachside restaurant, Chez Gado Gado is a legend in its own right, continuing the eclectic style and magnetic charm that brought Bali’s beautiful people to its shores over thirty years ago. With an impeccably trained team, and of course, the equally magnificent beachfront view, the restaurant has built an undeniable reputation as the heartbeat of Seminyak’s internationally renowned culinary scene.
Showcasing new dishes, Executive Chef Quib Rademaker and his culinary team utilises the best of Bali and Indonesia’s freshest produce in fashioning the restaurant’s new “Breakfast Twogether”, a tapas plater that suits the beachfront ambiance of Chez Gado Gado. A serving for two people, the Breakfast Twogether consists of yogurt with homemade granola, fresh fruits, egg salad, Greek salad, cold cuts, cheese, baguette with butter and jam, coffee/tea and juice. The menu is a perfect balance of healthy and delicious. Your beachfront breakfast experience is further enhanced with the outdoor bar, where you can sit and sip your drink of preference while watching the hustle and bustle of Seminyak Beach.
BREAKFAST WITH ORANGUTANS
Breakfast in the zoo might be a common thing, but breakfast with Orangutan? Now this is something different! As the first one in Indonesia, Bali Zoo has launched a ‘Breakfast with Orangutans’ program, where you can enjoy your sumptuous morning meal accompanied by some of the cutest Bali Zoo Orangutan residents. The Zookeeper will guide you to the traditional Sumatran Buffalo House area, where you will witness three to four orangutans playing around in the playground just literally a stone’s throw away from your table. You will be given the chance to come near them and snap photos together!
While the orang-utans make a good reason for you to get up early, the hearty breakfast is also worth the trip. Your meal starts with assorted seasonal fruits and vegetable or fruit juice, then followed by fresh-baked bread that serve with butter and jam, and ends with your chosen main courses of Egg Benedict, Homemade Granola, and NasiKuning. Not to forget, a cup of Balinese kopi tubruk or a warm English Breakfast tea that will add a perfect ending to your breakfast with Orangutans.
BREAKFAST LIKE AN INDONESIAN
Famous for its inviting afternoon tea, Biku also makes a comfort zone for you to enjoy delectable tropical comfort food for breakfast; in addition to its celebrated afternoon teas, you can also expect superb fresh ingredients crafted into hearty dishes at Biku to enjoy in the morning time. In fact, while at Biku, you should have your breakfast like the Indonesians – that is by having the Nasi Campur a la Biku (Balinese rijsttafel with rice, two types of vegetables, shredded spicy chicken, spicy egg, beef rendang, satay lilit chicken, tofu, and tempe). The colourful plate of the NasiCampur is a feast for the eyes, the flavours are exotic, and the portion is enough to not make you want to snack before late lunch time.
But if the NasiCampur is too much of a breakfast for you, you can always opt for the restaurant’s nibbles such as the Sweetcorn Cakes, Chicken or Vegetarian Lumpia, or Biku’s homemade pies. For drinks, the restaurant’s list of “Health Drinks” are favoured by many to have in the morning. From the list you can choose among others the Green Smoothie, and the traditional Indonesian JamuTemulawak.
BREAKFAST WITH JAMIE
Jamie’s Italian in Kuta, brainchild of cheeky British chef, Jamie Oliver, allows you to indulge in its weekend breakfast menu full of hearty, brunch-friendly options featuring great quality ingredients. Available from 9am until noon, you will have the chance to tuck into Jamie’s breakfast menu, incorporating a range of classic breakfasts, healthy choices and sweet treats. In keeping with Jamie’s food philosophy, everything on the menu is produce-driven, with a focus on using the best quality ingredients and locally sourced products.
Hungry? Opt for a “Full Monty” breakfast of a fried free-range egg, tasty sausages, crispy pancetta, wild mushrooms, baked beans, roasted potatoes and tomatoes, all served with a slice of toasted ciabatta (vegetarian option also available). Very hungry? We recommend the restaurant’s flash-grilled prime beef steak with two fried free-range eggs, wild forest mushrooms, baby watercress and lemony gremolata. Drinks-wise, choose from a choice of smoothies, including the silky banana-berry smoothie, or freshly made juice blends – “clean & green,” “beet the blues,” and “orange zinger”. But of course, we recommend you top it all off with a classic Mimosa or a spicy Lombari Bloody Mary to set you up for the day!
Bali Bakery has become a popular all-day gathering place while enjoying its tantalising array of breads, pastries and cakes since its opening in 1994. As you step into the premises your senses will be awakened by the smell of freshly baked breads, from the simple baguettes to your chocolate breads to health conscious options such as whole grain breads. You can also treat yourself to the many different pastries; choose from the usual traditional black forest and tarts, to the experiment and contemporary mousse cakes.
For a convenient breakfast at Bali Bakery, you can go with the restaurant’s Breakfast Package that consists of scrambled or fried egg with a hash brown, sausage, beef or pork bacon, oven dried tomato, and toast served with cappuccino or espresso, or orange juice or tea. But if you want too try something untraditional for breakfast, you can have Bali Bakery’s Soto Ayam, a favourite breakfast item for Indonesians.
The health conscious will be pleased to learn that Bali has its very own ‘smoothie bowl shack’ that offers healthy, sweet, refreshing treats: Nalu Bowls! Perfect for breakfast, the smoothies on Nalu’s simple menu are made from fresh ingredients that are sourced daily, infusing the tastes of the local dragon fruit, fresh coconut flesh, mango, papaya, spinach, and banana. You can be sure the smoothies are healthy and delicious!
Inspired by Hawaii and the culture that revolves around surfing and tropical ingredients, each smoothie bowl is named after Nalu’s favourite waves from around the world! From the menu you can find Mavericks, Uluwatu, Teahupo’o, J-Bay, Pipeline, and Macaronis. Aside from breakfast, each of the smoothies also makes for a perfect pre and post surf meal.