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Bali, Indonesia: Where to get the best brunches

By Faye Bradley 24 September 2020

Header image courtesy of Brooke Lark (via Unsplash)

Late risers will be delighted to hear that there’s a way to celebrate lazy Sundays—by brunching. The mid-day treat ensures breakfast delights can be savoured all day. We’re talking eggs, smoothie bowls, granola, pancakes—you get the gist. Sometimes, it’s even topped with a glass of champagne to truly celebrate the weekend. Whilst the eating concept has been popularised worldwide, having it in sunny Bali is difficult to top—because what better way to spend a Sunday than with beach views, and a delicious meal? From hipster hangouts to five-star dining, here are some of the best brunches in Bali.

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Starfish Bloo

At W Hotel in Seminyak, Starfish Bloo offers a comforting Sunday brunch, overlooking beach views. As one of the region’s most premium resorts, the hotel restaurant serves a gourmet beachside buffet, which includes à la carte plates and chic cocktails. Under the helm of chef Ashley Garvey, guests can expect pan-Asian flavours, particularly in scrumptious seafood, and roast meats. Spend your Sunday right here.

Starfish Bloo, W Bali Seminyak, Jl. Petitenget Kerobokan, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia | (+62) 361 3000106

The Beach Grill

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to hear that Bali is home to some of the most luxurious hotels in the world. The Ritz-Carlton’s outpost is a telling feat, offering five-star amenities, accommodation, and dining. On Sundays, the hotel’s seaside restaurant, The Beach Grill, hosts an incredible brunch, which is pretty difficult to beat. As one of the most elegant brunches in Bali, the restaurant’s menu will fulfil your Sunday feast and includes access to the beachfront infinity pool. Led by executive chef Stefano Attardi, guests can start their journey from 11.30 am to 4.00 pm every Sunday, for a magnificent feast which doesn’t disappoint. Begin with an unlimited selection of appetisers—which includes highlights like Thai beef salad and grilled octopus—then pick a main dish, followed by a mouthwatering dessert. Gather with friends and family at this food haven, which comes with exceptional service—all the while peering over the majestic Indian Ocean.

The Beach Grill, The Ritz-Carlton Bali Jl. Nusa Dua Selatan Lot. III Sawangan, Jl. Nusa Dua, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia | (+62) 361 8498988

The Porch

Sit out on The Porch for a delightful mix of sweet and savoury goodness at the restaurant’s brunch. Whether you’re craving a classic all-day breakfast, or something a bit healthier, like the fruit platters, the eatery caters for all. It's also got a cosy, homey vibe, thanks to its wooden patio, and Balinese furnishings. Travellers flock here to try the tastiest homemade goods, and the speciality “serious coffee,” which covers an extensive range of options for caffeine enthusiasts.

The Porch Cafe, Jl. Danau Tamblingan No.110, Sanur, Kec. Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80228, Indonesia | (+62) 361 281682

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Soleil

Meaning “sun” in French, Soleil is a stylish seaside eatery at The Mulia Bali in Nusa Dua. The luxurious brunch is set amidst lush garden greenery and a beautiful poolside. Expect a pretty epic Sunday brunch here—it’s famed for a reason. The long-established gathering features an extensive selection of food, exceptional service, and a gorgeous beachside setting. Dine like a king by indulging in the selection of Italian antipasti, pan-Asian tapas, and decadent seafood towers, all of which are prepared based on best seasonal ingredients. It goes without saying that you must come hungry if you want to devour a little bit of everything. Enhance the experience further by adding on free-flow bubbles, cocktails, or mimosas. It is Sunday, after all. C’est la vie!

Soleil at Mulia Bali, Kawasan Sawangan, Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan, Nusa Dua, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia | (+62) 361 3017777

The Elephant

Go vegetarian for brunch at The Elephant, an earth-friendly eatery set within Bali’s spiritual capital, Ubud. Everything is 100 percent vegetarian, and the restaurant offers stunning views of Tjampuhan Ridge. Established in 2013, The Elephant aims to provide scrumptious, healthy food, using a sustainable and conscious approach to dining. If you have any dietary requirements—like being vegan or gluten-free—simply tell the staff and they will adjust the meal accordingly. Be part of the ethical, slow movement whilst trying the best of veggie cuisine. So, what’s the brunch about? Diners can build their own meal from the à la carte menu, or choose one of the brunch packages which comes with three veggie courses, a coffee, and a refreshing juice. Dishes range from banana and tahini on sourdough to zucchini omelettes. Top it off with a delicious dessert to finish.

The Elephant, Hotel Taman Indrakila, Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia | (+62) 851 0016 1907

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Faye Bradley

Travel writer

Faye Bradley is a freelance writer based in Hong Kong, covering topics in travel, wellness, F&B, and the arts. As the editor and business development executive for Cha Siu Papers Times and Compare Retreats, Faye has experience in writing predominantly about luxury travel and well-being. With a keen eye for finding hidden gems, exploring new destinations, and tasting best-of-the-best cuisines, she continues to pursue her love for writing about travel and visiting remote lands. You can find her by the pool with a good book and a mojito in hand.

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