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Let’s face it: a trip to the “Island of the Gods” wouldn’t be complete without indulging in a cup or two of Balinese coffee. The area is indeed blessed, carrying a significant amount of spots that any javaphile would go hard for. We’ve gathered some of the best places around Bali to get your daily jolt of caffeine. Whether you choose to have your cuppa at a third-wave cafe in bustling Seminyak or a little nook in quaint Sanur, it will hit all the right spots in all the right ways.

Updated a year ago

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Revolver Espresso

Bali Denpasar, Indonesia • Recommendation • 12 August 2018

Tucked away in an alley in downtown Seminyak, Revolver Espresso started out as a small 30-seater joint back in 2011. Now, it has expanded into a full-blown boutique cafe, sourcing beans from all over the world and roasting them locally. Swing the saloon-style doors open to reveal its grungy and eclectic interiors, together with the fragrant, unmistakable aroma of heavenly coffee. As soon as you take a seat, pick your poison! Keep cool in the middle of a hot day with the Revolver Coffee Shake (blended espresso, milk, and ice cream), or try something out-of-the-box like the Espresso Tonic (single origin espresso, tonic water, and lemon). Pair your beverage with any of Revolver’s savory or sweet treats, and you’re bound to stay around longer than you expected!

+6236100884968

Jalan Kayu Aya Gang 51, Seminyak, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia

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Expat. Roasters

Bali Denpasar, Indonesia • Recommendation • 12 August 2018

Make your way to Expat. Roasters, a pleasant addition to Seminyak’s thriving coffee scene. They take pride in their “from the ground up” mindset, collaborating with local Balinese farmers and producers to create the ideal cup. Java options include the usual black, white, filtered, and cold brew; but they also have tea, matcha, and chocolate selections for non-coffee drinkers. Don’t forget to grab a slice of their freshly baked banana bread—it comes highly recommended!

+6236146641665

Jalan Petitenget Number 1A, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia

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Pison Coffee

Bali Denpasar, Indonesia • Recommendation • 12 August 2018

Classic Bali meets trendy Sydney at Pison Coffee! Experience the best of both Asian and Western elements, from the red-brick store concept down to the actual cup of joe. Its signature Espresso Avocado embodies Pison’s passion for fusion, combining fresh avocado juice, vanilla ice cream, and a shot of espresso. Purists, on the other hand, will love traditional tipples like Affogato, Cappuccino, and the sweet but robust Sumatra Blue Batak blend. They're open seven days a week, but drop by on Thursdays and Saturdays for live music!

+6236144560066

Jalan Petitenget Number 19A, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Indonesia

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Hungry Bird Coffee

Bali Denpasar, Indonesia • Recommendation • 12 August 2018

Head to Hungry Bird Coffee in Canggu for a great cuppa and brunch spread! This third-wave coffee shop is the brainchild of a self-taught and self-made connoisseur named Edo. Back in the day, he would roast beans from his bedroom using a coffee machine that he purchased online. He eventually opened his own store and is now a hit amongst local surfers. Enjoy single-origin brews together with homemade pancakes, hearty breakfast plates, and tasty baked goods. Hungry Bird also hosts cupping sessions, so call ahead to reserve a slot.

+623686191008

Jalan Raya Semat Number 86, Tibubeneng, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia

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Seniman Coffee Studio

Bali Denpasar, Indonesia • Recommendation • 12 August 2018

In Bahasa Indonesia, “seniman” means “artist”—seems appropriate as Seniman Coffee Studio has completely turned coffee into an art form. Beans from various plantations around Indonesia are roasted in-house, and each cup is expertly prepared by hand. Whether you choose to have your brew hand-pulled or poured through a siphon, you’re bound to receive an excellent blend. Every serving even comes with a glass of water and a small Balinese treat, presented on a stylish wooden paddle. The studio conducts tasting workshops twice a week, where you get to learn how to make the perfect espresso, as well as the basics of latte and milk art. They also have a shop dedicated to all sorts of coffee equipment. Scour their collection, and practice your newfound skill at home!

+62361972085

Jalan Sriwedari Number 5, Banjar Taman Kelod, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia


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F.R.E.A.K. Coffee

Bali Denpasar, Indonesia • Recommendation • 12 August 2018

F.R.E.A.K. stands for French Roasted “Enak” (Indonesian for “delicious”) Arabica from Kintamani, and their name pretty much says it all! They always make it a point to use high-quality beans, which are all organically grown in the highlands of Bali. Here, coffee is taken very seriously that even the baristas are well-versed in the craft. Choose from their extensive menu of hot and cold java, brewed tea, and fresh juices, complemented with any of their vegan pastries.

+623618987124

Jalan Hanoman 19, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia


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Simply Brew Coffee Roasters

Bali Denpasar, Indonesia • Recommendation • 12 August 2018

Simply Brew Coffee Roasters is an underrated coffee joint in the laid-back town of Sanur. They have something for every kind of caffeine fiend, from their best-selling Manual Brew to the highly-raved Coconut Affogato. Join locals and in-the-know tourists as they get their much-needed fix for the day. The space inside is a bit small, but feel free to occupy the seats outside to savor some cool Sanur air.

+623623817951

Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai Number 127, Sanur, Denpasar Selatan, Bali, Indonesia


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Luhtu's Coffee Shop

Bali Denpasar, Indonesia • Recommendation • 12 August 2018

Situated right in front of Sanur Beach, Luhtu’s Coffee Shop lets you delight in a cup of Balinese coffee while basking in the sun! They boast a variety of brews, smoothies, and milkshakes which go well with their array of cakes, pies, and gluten-free brownies. Lounge the day away at a table under the trees. In case you get hungry, refuel with the cafe’s light menu items, which include fresh salads and delectable sandwiches.

+6236146050576

Pantai Sindhu, Sanur, Kota Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

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Anomali Coffee

Bali Denpasar, Indonesia • Recommendation • 12 August 2018

Anomali Coffee has branches all over Bali, but its Kuta location is the best place for some quiet time. Expect straight-up Indonesian java while you’re here, made with beans from different regions like Aceh, Papua, and Sumatra. The baristas even allow visitors to witness the actual coffee roasting process, so prepare to get up close and personal with your cup of joe! They have the usual espresso-based drinks, but Anomali also has a couple of unique offerings for adventurous coffee lovers such as Dark Choco Rum Latte, Black Forest Latte, and even Creme Brulée!

+62361767119

Jalan Dewi Sri, Legian, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia

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