Best food in Canggu, Bali in 2019 – healthy, vegan cafes

Best food in canggu

If you are wondering where to find the best food in Canggu, Bali, then you came to the right blog post! As a professional food blogger I basically eat for a living and sampled my way through the entire restaurant and cafe sphere in Canggu. There are so many incredible places in this tiny village and its the absolute honestly my personal food heaven here. I will share my favorite food spots with you now. 

One Instagram spot after another in Canggu

Let’s start by saying how absolutely incredible and amazing food is here in Canggu and Bali in general. You find so many tropical fruit, colorful veggies and fresh seafood. Recently some really trendy hipster cafes have opened all across the island and somehow most have settled down in the Canggu area.

Please be aware that these places are not reflecting typical balinese food and are way more expensive than the less fancy restaurants locals would go to. In while I have been in Bali I have barely seen an Indonesian in those places. It is mostly tourists who obviously pay more for food than locals ever would.  However, they are gorgeous and beautifully designed. Walking in there alone feels like going on vacation. The places I am going to share with you are honestly some of the coolest restaurants I have ever been to in my life! There is simply such a unique vibe and feeling to them. 

I will always link the instagram account of those places. Make sure to check them out as you can really see they trimmed the places for bloggers and foodies to take their Instagram pictures. Literally all of these places have tens of thousands of followers. Crazy! 

Healthy Cafes and Restaurant Guide Canggu

I will share my tips for the best food in Canggu now with you. I have selected restaurants that are hip, trendy with a cool atmosphere and beautiful interior design. All spots offer healthy food, many vegetarian and vegan options and a lot of fitness dishes. Rarely ever have I eaten so healthy for such a long time and this is only thanks to these wonderful restaurants I can go to and enjoy an incredible healthy meal that also tastes absolutely amazing at the same time. 

So lets get into my best food in Canggu restaurant tips: 

1. Cafe Organic

Another lovely hidden spot for the best healthy food in Canggu is Cafe Organic. Make sure to check out their Instagram, as simply looking at their feed will make your mouth water. It is a healthy conscious cafe with a passion for sustainability and waste reduction. They don’t use any plastic, which I find fantastic and cook with a lot of fresh ingredients. It basically feels like you are eating a rainbow there! 

Cafe Organic best healthy food in Canggu

They have a big breakfast and lunch menu! They have organic coffee and fresh smoothies and juices as well. There is a nice selection of different smoothie bowls that are prepared beautifully and all the food simply looks so instagrammable. I met the founder of Cafe Organic personally when we recorded a video for the Cafe Organic Instagram channel. She was the first one opening a plant-based cafe in Canggu and has done quite some pioneer work in this area! 

Insta photo spot tip

On the terrace you find a little whit hammock in the corner that just cries for you to take a fun shot in it. Thats the one I took there:

Cafe Organic best healthy food in Canggu

2. Crate Cafe 

This healthy food spot in Canggu might as well be my favorite one out of all of them. I love coming to Crate Cafe because it feels like stepping into a food bloggers kitchen. If I wouldn´t know better I would have sworn they hired food bloggers as kitchen staff to prepare the dishes. Everything you order is mind-blowingly awesome decorated. I personally could not do it better than the kitchen fairies at Crate Cafe. The best seller there is the Wuddup avocado, hummus bread. It is such an eye-catcher. This cafe is a must if you are looking for the best food in Canggu. 

3. Nalu Bowls

I love to include Nalu Bowls in my list of healthy food places in Bali because it is such a cute little spot. They only serve smoothie bowl and compared to the other restaurants don´t have a huge menu selection. Sometimes in other cafes its really hard to decide because they offer so many different dishes. At Nalus its just five different smoothies bowls. During my stay in Canggu I have tried them all and my favorite one is the peanut butter one! We have been going to Nalus quite frequently, also just for coffee, because it is literally right next to our co-working space. I love the minimalistic design of the shop and the beach vibes you get visiting this little food spot!

Nalu Bowls canggu

4. The Loft 

The Loft is a beautiful restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner on the main street of Canggu. Everything on the menu sounds super yummy. I had the Vida Halloumi Bowl there and my friends tried the Loft Burger, the Poke Bowl and a wrap. Everything was really good. Portions are quite small though, so keep that in mind.
If you go to the Loft I would in hindsight rather order a drink and a dessert. They really go above and beyond regarding decoration and all the coffee drinks simply look so magical and amazing. They make the most boring latte look incredible. What I also really love about this place is that they are very focused on sustainability and don’t use any plastic. 

The desserts are all homemade, mostly vegan and I have never seen such an elaborate decoration on the plate for ever dessert the brought to our table. It was really pure art on a plate. 

The Loft Canggu Desserts

If you are looking for good smoothie bowls I also highly recommend them. Here is one of the smoothie bowls we had at the Loft: The loft . canggu smoothie bowl

5. Motion Cafe 

A restaurant that only serves pure fitness food is my personal definition of the perfect food place for me! Motion Cafe developed a concept of clean eating and all the dishes you can order are 100% fitness approved by me! I can recommend the mega chicken salad as one of my favorites on the menu. You can also design your own protein shake and choose from different diet styles (Paleo, vegan, ketogenic, high protein). During our stay in Canggu we also tried the meal plans from Motion. In the morning you get all your meals delivered to your home and have everything ready for your day in perfectly labeled containers. I tried the paleo meal plan and my boyfriend the gainer meal plan. This made clean eating so easy and gave us so much more time as we didn´t have to cook for the whole day. Don´t leave Canggu without visiting Motion Cafe! 

Motion fitness food bali_

6.  Secret Spot 

The secret spot is indeed hidden very well, as I only discovered it after a couple weeks in Canggu. A bit off the busy main street it is a cute little surf cafe with a lovely atmosphere and delicious dishes. They only have vegan and vegetarian dishes which are so tasty you would not even miss the meat one single bit. I ordered the „Chicken“ Bowl, which was crispy tofu on a Mexican salad and my friend got the tofu poke bowl. For dessert we shared a raw, vegan, gluten and sugar-free snickers bar. Let me tell you this was one of the most amazing things I have ever eaten. The food at the secret Spot Canggu was outstanding and I really recommend you check it out while you are in town.

The secret spot Tofu Poke Bowl

I was actually talking to the owner of the Secret Spot for a little bit and he told me that they are following a zero waste concept and are really mindful of where they source their ingredients. They only use the best and purest food for their dishes.

These were my top choices for healthy food in Canggu. However, there are so many other incredible places that didn’t make the final top list because they don’t serve the typical hipster, healthy and vegan food category that this blog post is about. 
That is why I wanted to dedicate a special section for those places as well:

Best Indonesian and local food in Canggu 

This where you need to go for the best Indonesian local food in Canggu:

  • Just Warung: secret tip from my Indonesian professor. Very local, beautiful place and very cheap. Try the chicken curry, its so good. 
  • Dandelion: Such a great experience. The staff is so friendly and the restaurant is beautiful. Authentic and cheap. They have rabbits running around free! 
  • Warung Local: Indonesian Fast Food: So cheap, cute and authentic. Always a lot of people because everyone loves it there! 

Make sure to visit at least some of them while you are staying in Canggu! 

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