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Top ChoiceAustralian in Seminyak

Shelter Cafe

This second-storey, back-alley cafe brims daily with the beautiful people of Seminyak, their coffee strong and their acai bowls piled high (prepared by Nalu Bowls, the acai bar downstairs). With an extensive menu...

Top ChoiceCafe in Seminyak


Trendy Sisterfields does classic Aussie breakfasts such as smashed avocado, and more-inventive dishes such as salmon Benedict and maple-roasted-pumpkin salad. There are also hipster faves such as pulled-pork...

Top ChoiceCafe in Seminyak


Wander down a tiny gang and push through narrow wooden doors to reach this matchbox coffee bar that does an excellent selection of brews. There are just a few tables in the creatively retro room that's styled...

Top ChoiceAsian in Seminyak

Ginger Moon

Australian chef Dean Keddell presides over an appealing, airy space, with carved wood and palms. The Asian fusion menu features a 'Best of' list of favourites, served in portions designed for sharing and grazing....

Top ChoiceFashion & Accessories in Seminyak

Drifter Surf Shop

High-end surf fashion, surfboards, gear, cool books and brands such as Obey and Wegener. Started by two savvy surfer dudes, the shop stocks goods noted for their individuality and high quality.

Top ChoiceBeach in Seminyak

Pantai Seminyak

Pantai Seminyak

A lounger and an ice-cold Bintang on the beach at sunset is simply magical. A good stretch can be found near Pura Petitenget, and it tends to be less crowded than further south in Kuta.

Top ChoiceArts & Crafts in Seminyak


Tenganan, the Aga village of east Bali, produces the intricate and beautiful rattan items sold here. Containers, bowls, purses and more (from 50,000Rp) display the very fine weaving.

Top ChoiceArts & Crafts in Seminyak

Theatre Art Gallery

Specialises in vintage and reproduction wayang puppets used in traditional Balinese theatre. Just looking at the animated faces peering back at you is a delight.

Top ChoiceClothing in Seminyak

Bamboo Blonde

Shop for frilly, sporty or sexy frocks and formal wear at this cheery designer boutique (one of 11 island-wide). All goods are designed and made in Bali.

Top ChoiceArts & Crafts in Seminyak


The works of young designers based in Bali are showcased at this intriguing and glossy boutique.

Bar in Seminyak

La Favela

An alluring, mysterious entry seduces you into full bohemian flair at South Bali's most popular nightspot. Themed rooms lead you on a confounding tour from dimly lit speakeasy cocktail lounges and antique dining...

International in Seminyak

Sea Circus

Adorned in cartoonish, pastel circus murals, this fabulous spot offers up fresh and delicious dishes inspired by cuisines in Asia, Australia and the Americas. Brunch is hugely popular and includes favourites like...

Mexican in Seminyak

Motel Mexicola

Not your average taqueria, Motel Mexicola is an extravaganza that channels a tropical version of a nightclub. The huge space is decked out in kitschy neon and palm trees. Food is secondary to drinks: soft corn...

Mall in Seminyak

Seminyak Village

Rice fields just a few years ago, this air-con mall deserves a compliment for being discreetly placed back from the street. The selection of shops is refreshingly local, with some notable names, such as Lily...

Health Food in Seminyak

Nalu Bowls

Inspired by Hawaii's culture and tropical ingredients, this chain of acai bowl establishments has made a big splash in Bali. The flagship Seminyak restaurant occupies just a small bar downstairs from Shelter...

Fusion in Seminyak

Mama San

One of Seminyak's most popular restaurants, this stylish warehouse-sized space is split into levels, with photographs hanging from exposed brick walls. The menu has an emphasis on creative dishes from across...

Bar in Seminyak

Red Carpet Champagne Bar

Choose from more than 200 types of champagne at this over-the-top glam bar on Seminyak’s couture strip. Waltz the red carpet and toss back a few namesake flutes while contemplating a raw oyster and displays of...

Homewares in Seminyak


The Middle East meets Asia at this glossy high-concept store with Bali-designed housewares and clothing. It has a small cafe with healthy breakfast and lunch choices, plus good coffee and cold-pressed juices. It...

Gallery in Seminyak

BIASA ArtSpace

Founded in 2005, BIASA ArtSpace showcases the work of up-and-coming Indonesian and international artists. The gallery has a line-up of rotating exhibitions in a variety of art forms, from painting and photography...

Asian in Seminyak

Fat Gajah

Fat Gajah is all about dumplings and noodles, prepared with mostly organic ingredients. They come fried or steamed with innovative fillings such as beef rendang, black-pepper crab, kimchi tuna or lemongrass lamb....