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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…
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 …
Market in Padangbai

Ryan Shop

The mercantile pleasures of the Ryan Shop can't be underestimated. It has good used paperbacks and sundries. They note that 'postcards still sell well'.
International in Padangbai

Ozone Café

This popular travellers' gathering spot has low tables with pillows for lounging. It also has pizza, BBQ fish and live music, sometimes by patrons.
Hindu Temple in Padangbai

Pura Desa

A small Hindu temple in the western part of Padangbai; continue walking past the mosque.