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Top Choice Japanese in Canggu

One Eyed Jack

Izakaya, the style of Japanese dining that encourages groups of friends to enjoy drinks and shared plates of food, is exemplified by this wonderful small restaurant. The chef is a veteran of internationally acclaime…
Top Choice Beach in Canggu

Batu Bolong Beach

The beach at Batu Bolong is the most popular in the Canggu area. There's almost always a good mix of locals, expats and visitors hanging out in the cafes, surfing the breaks or watching it all from the sand. There a…
Top Choice Cafe in Canggu

Deus Ex Machina

This surreal venue amid Canggu's rice fields has many personas. If you're hungry it's a restaurant-cafe-bar; for shoppers it's a fashion label; if you're into culture it's a contemporary-art gallery; for music lover…
Top Choice International in Canggu

Old Man's

You'll have a tough time deciding just where to sit down to enjoy your drink at this popular coastal beer garden overlooking Batu Bolong Beach. The self-serve menu is aimed at surfers and surfer-wannabes: burgers, p…
Top Choice Bistro in Canggu

Warung Goûthé

Superbly prepared and presented casual meals are the hallmark of this open-front cafe. The very short menu changes each day depending on what's fresh. The French owners can take a simple chicken sandwich and elevate…
Top Choice Bar in Canggu

Black Shores

A laid-back bar with a pure Canggu vibe. Creative bartenders concoct drinks that are boozy, fresh and often fruity. Regular live acts (usually Friday nights) feature top visiting bands. When crowded it feels like a …
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Canggu

It Was All A Dream

Great-quality leather bags, fun sunglasses, vintage jeans, jersey basics, embroidered kaftans and more. This hip boutique has original pieces at reasonable prices. It's run by a French-American pair of expat designe…
Cafe in Canggu

Hungry Bird

One of the few genuine third-wave coffee roasters in Bali, Hungry Bird does superb single-origin brews. The Javanese owner is incredibly knowledgeable on the subject, and roasts beans on-site from all over Indonesia…
Indonesian in Canggu

Warung Varuna

The best deal for great local fare close to the beach, Varuna combines excellent Balinese fare with a surfer sensibility. The nasi goreng (fried rice) comes in several creative variations; there are also juices, smo…
Bar in Canggu

Pretty Poison

Pretty Poison's bar overlooks an old-school '80s skate bowl, so a surfboard isn't the only board you to need to pack. Run by longtime Aussie expat and surfer Maree Suteja, it's a great place to hang out, with cheap …