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Top Choice Cafe in Padangbai

Topi Inn

Juices, shakes and good coffees are served up throughout the day. Breakfasts are big and whatever is landed by the fishing boats outside the front door during the day is grilled by night. Refill your water bottle he…
Bar in Padangbai


In keeping with the local vibe, this barely there bar (most seats are outside on the pavement) serves simple grilled fish at night along with cold beer. The motto is 'light up our soul', which can be defined many wa…
Cafe in Padangbai

Wareong Bloo

The in-town cafe of the Bloo Lagoon Village hotel offers an upscale place for people waiting for their fast-boat departure. Excellent coffee, drinks and fresh juices are served in a breezy, shady setting.
Beach in Padangbai

Blue Lagoon Beach

On the far side of Padangbai's eastern headland, about a 500m walk, is the small, light-sand Blue Lagoon Beach, an idyllic place with a couple of cafes and gentle, family-friendly surf.
International in Padangbai

Zen Inn

Burgers and BBQ mains are served in this airy cafe that goes late by local standards – often until 11pm. Lose yourself on the loungers amid vintage movie posters.
Beach in Padangbai

Bias Tugal

Walk southwest from the ferry terminal and follow the trail up the hill for about 1.3km to idyllic Bias Tugal, also known as Pantai Kecil (Little Beach), on the exposed coast outside the bay. Be careful in the water…
Seafood in Padangbai

Depot Segara

Fresh seafood, such as barracuda, marlin and snapper, is prepared in a variety of ways at this slightly stylish cafe (which also does good burgers). Soak up the harbour views from the elevated terrace. In a town whe…
Temple in Padangbai

Pura Silayukti

See the place where Empu Kuturan – who introduced the caste system to Bali in the 11th century – is said to have lived by following a path up to this headland at the northeast corner of Padangbai's bay. From the thr…
Cafe in Padangbai

Colonial Restaurant

This large cafe on the beach strip is the best place to while away time waiting for your boat. Lounge on beanbags, sofas or at actual tables and enjoy the harbour view. Food spans the burger–Indo gamut. Patrons can …
Bar in Padangbai

Babylon Bar

A tiny all-open-air bar in the souvenir stall area back off the beach; a few chairs, tables and pillows scattered about are perfect for whiling away the evening with new friends.