These fruit packed vitamins bombs, commonly known as breakfast bowls, are quite the phenomenon in Bali. Swirled with tropical fruits and topped off with so-called superfoods, these heavenly bowls are as delicious as they are good for you. As an instant fan, I went on a quest to discover the most exquisite bowls on the rest of the island. Here are my top picks:
1. Betelnut Cafe
Right within the centre of popular surf area Canggu, you’ll find Betelnut Cafe. A tree-house styled cafe which offers bright bowls filled with fresh and healthy ingredients. With the beach within 10-minutes walking distance, the cafe boosts relaxed surfer vibes, which also happens to be the main customer pool. For the best seats, make your way up to the rooftop. The Betelnut Cafe is opened daily from 11:30 till 22:00 and this Tropics Bowl will cost you $4.43.
2. The Spicy Coconut
Dragon fruit, papaya and banana swirled with coconut water and topped of with freshly baked granola. If that doesn’t sound like a delight I don’t know what does. The Dragon Delight bowl at Spicy Coconut was not the first bowl I’ve ever tried, but -because of the overload of tropical fruit flavours which you simply cannot find in the Netherlands- it might very well have been. Cannot get enough toppings? For a surcharge they’ll let you add as much of each as you’d like, prices ranging from $0.35 to $0.70 cents. Whichever bowl you prefer, costs will be 55K IDR – $4.04
Find out more on www.thespicycoconut.com
3.Nalu Bowls Shelter Cafe
Offering their bountiful bowls at four different locations in Bali, Nalu bowls has become a household name on the Island. And for a reason.. the large selection of yummy goodness overloaded with tropical fruits is simply a menu that few can resist. I especially like their location, underneath Shelter cafe, which is kind of a beach shack, not on the beach. Sit down on a bar stool and watch your tasty bowl being prepared right in front of you. Or choose to have a comprehensive breakfast within the relaxed atmosphere of the upstairs, covered in green and bamboo, Shelter cafe.
Find out more on www.nalubowls.com
4. Sea Circus
Serving thick and creamy textures, Sea Circus in Seminyak is definitely worth the breakfast visit. We’ll leave its colorful and vibrant exterior out of it for now, as that deserves an article on its own. 😉 The açai bowl itself is not one of prettiest bowls you’ll ever see- not that there is anything wrong with its appearance but hey, look at the competition above- flavor wise however, it sure is on top of the list. What is this bowl at sea circus going to cost you? Well, 95K IDR so $6.99 to be exact, that also makes it the most expensive bowl on the menu, probably related to the perceived health benefits the açai berry offers.
Find out more on www.seacircus-bali.com
*All prices as of 19 December 2017, converted on xe.com