Bali has always led the way in wellbeing holidays from meditation retreats in Ubud to surfing camps on the spectacular coast. Now Bali is leading the way in healthy eating. So much so that in 2019, it’s actually become difficult to avoid fresh, local plant-based food in roadside warungs, cool cafés and luxury hotels.

Glowstar and model Fabienne Dobbe is a huge fan of the Indonesian island having visited Bali for both work and holidays. With the massive choice of plant-based cafés on offer, she found it virtually impossible to narrow it down.- declaring “they’re all amazing”. Here’s her top three vegan and vegetarian cafés in Bali:

KYND community, Seminyak

KYND Community is in stylish Seminyak on Bali’s south coast. With its signature baby pink stools and feature wall, it’s the stand-out cool kid on the block. Not surprisingly, it’s has queues out the door most days. The café offers 100% vegan, plant-based cuisine.

Fabienne describes their menu as “the most beautiful I have ever seen”.

We suggest trying their Tropical Feels juice: a winning blend of strawberries, watermelon, apple, pineapple and orange. The signature dish at KYND are the smoothie bowls. They are Instagram perfect with carved fruit lettering. Our tip is ordering the Green and Grind bowl.  The base is banana, mango, spinach, flax, maca, spirulina and coconut water topped with home made granola and tropical fruits. It comes decorated with pretty letters carved from banana, strawberry, pitaya, blueberries and mangoes forming the word “love”.

To read the full review click here.

Motion cafe, Canngu

Based in Canggu, a 20 minute walk from the beach,  Motion’s standout dish is their sweet potato and protein waffle. The rest of the menu has an extensive range of organic food options- Paleo, Keto, Alkaline, Vegan and low sugar to name a few.

The stylish café space is open- half inside, half outside. It has turquoise and white walls alongside pretty printed wallpaper creating a welcoming vibe. You can either order food as a takeaway or delivery, or eat in.

As the sweet potato waffles are the real deal at Motion,  they need to be somewhere in your order in either sweet or savoury form.

We suggest the sweet – with  fresh chopped fruit (banana, apple, mango, papaya, watermelon, blueberries and dragonfruit), chopped walnuts, coconut cream and coconut syrup. It isn’t as sweet as you’d expect due the perfect savoury balance of the sweet potato base, but it’s waffle perfection.

Motion is also committed to zero waste. They use glass straws, have their own reusable napkins and their glasses are made of recycled bottles. So, it ticks all our Bali boxes!

To read the full review click here.

Crate Café, Canggu

Unlike most eateries in Bali, Crate Café opens super early at 6 am and serves a great coffee to kick start your day whilst your look out on the rice paddies. Fabienne’s tip is to have one of their their chia puddings with a dollop of nana cream on top and to go early as it does get packed Crate is modern, minimal and large with open sides with a cool canteen vibe. You can either sit outside at a wooden bar with parasols or in the main seating area with large wooden tables, comfy, pink couches and smaller tables featuring pictures of visitors under a plate glass top.

Crate Café has a huge menu. If you don’t like their signature smoothie bowls or chia puddings, then you can choose from wraps, toast, eggs and (vegan) sweet treats as well – like banana bread, muffins or brownies.

We love their Two Timer smoothie of vivid pink and green layers.

The pink layers are dragon fruit and banana, and the green layers kiwi and banana. It is sweet and filling. Also worth ordering is the Bluebs chia pudding. This pastel blue wonder comes in a big glass mug. Think a layer of chia pudding soaked in coconut milk, then a layer of nana cream made with blue spirulina, papaya and banana. All topped off with mango and kiwi balls. Yum.

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