Indulge in mouthwatering vegetarian food in South Bali — with so many plant-based options and the best views, even carnivores will want to come along!

After being a flexitarian (mostly vegetarian, sometimes pescatarian) for almost six years now, I gotta say, looking for food whilst overseas is still a game of Russian Roulette. So, it was a refreshing change of pace to find vegetarian food quite easily while I was travelling in Bali!

The Shady Shack, The Loft, Single Fin — Vegetarian restaurants in Bali

Photo credit: The Shady Shack, @theloftbali via Instagram, @singlefinbali via Instagram

Most travellers will make a stop at Uluwatu, Canggu, and Seminyak, as they are rather near Bali’s main airport in Denpasar. And you probably will too! Hence, we’ll be uncovering some hidden gems in South Bali.

But vegetarians aren’t used to this many options so we’ve narrowed it down to the best restaurants, in terms of aesthetics. With beautiful surroundings and good vibes all around, they’re perfect for bringing along your non-vegetarian friends too.

Jump to your favourite spot in South Bali: Uluwatu | Canggu | Seminyak

Vegetarian Food in Uluwatu, Bali

Ulu Cliffhouse

Cliffside seating at Ulu Cliffhouse, Uluwatu — Bali Food Guide

Photo credit: @ulucliffhouse via Instagram

Cliffside beach bars are plenty in Uluwatu but Ulu Cliffhouse is a go-to if you’re looking for a place to raise the roof. As the name suggests, the cafe is perched on a cliff and often hosts live bands and parties. Energy never dies here and it’s a hit with tourists and locals alike — so reservations are the best way to go!

*Pro-tip: Ask for a seat on the furthermost edge of the cliffside veranda for an unobstructed view of the ocean.

Vegetarian food served at Ulu Cliffhouse, Uluwatu — vegetarian food guide

Photo credit: @ulucliffhouse via Instagram

Partying clean couldn’t be easier with bar snacks like Beetroot Crisps (Rp55,000) or Scorched Edamame that’s sprinkled with Nusa Penida’s special seaweed salt (Rp60,000).

But if you’re looking for a quiet breakfast or lunch, get a house salad or try one of their unique vegetarian options like the Basil and Kemangi Pesto (Rp110,000). On top of vegetarian-friendly options, they also serve delectable servings of meat-based dishes like the Soy Honey Glazed Baby Pork Ribs (Rp185,000).

Opening hours: 12PM – 10PM (Mon – Thu), 12PM – 12AM (Fri – Sun)
Address: Uluwatu, Jl. Labuansait No.315, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Single Fin

Outdoor seating facing surf breaks at Single Fin, Uluwatu, Bali — Where to eat vegetarian in Bali

Photo credit: @singlefinbali via Instagram

Single Fin is a cliffside beach bar that overlooks the famous surfer’s paradise — Uluwatu Surf Break.

Most people come here to chill on the high stools facing the sea and watch surfers do their thing! There’s usually a live DJ on Sundays which makes watching sunsets here all the more eventful too.

Vegetarian pizza and cocktails at Single Fin, Uluwatu, Bali —vegetarian food in Bali

Photo credit: Single Fin

It’s mostly tacos, pizzas, and salads here but there’s a vegetarian option for each of these main course meals. Go green with the veggie tacos or quesadillas (Rp75,000) or the Green Bowl pizza (Rp105,000) that’s topped with roasted pumpkin and mozzarella.

For supper, nachos (Rp75,000) will hit the spot. And hey, beer’s (almost) always vegetarian.


Opening hours: 8AM – 10PM, closes at 12AM on Wed and 1AM on Sun
Address: Pantai Suluban, Jl. Labuan Sait, Pecatu Uluwatu, Kuta Selatan, Pecatu, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

The Loft

Seating area at The Loft, Uluwatu, Bali — Bali Food Guide

Photo credit: @balischoolofparadise via Instagram

The Loft Bali boasts a clean Scandinavian aesthetic that’s infused with accents of green. There are plenty of comfy seats to have a meal or sip a cuppa while catching up on emails. And, the lush bamboo wall is a perfect backdrop for that “Out of Office” ootd shot (yay to natural lighting)!

This cafe offers an extensive all-day breakfast and lunch menu — from vegan burgers to wraps. Or create your own meal by selecting your choice of protein, carbs, and sauces.

Feeling fancy for dinner? Pair their Four Cheese Gnocchi Homemade Pasta (Rp150,000) with a glass of wine.

Vegetarian mushroom and avocado bowl served at the loft, Bali — South Bali Food Guide

Photo credit: @theloftbali via Instagram

If your friends aren’t meat-free, there’s a range of options for pescatarians and meat lovers too like the Salmon Rosti (Rp95, 000), Lamb Shank (Rp320,000), and Pork Ribs (Rp180,000).

Opening hours: 8AM – 10PM
Address: Jalan Labuansait 52, Pecatu, Kuta Selatan, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Vegetarian Food in Canggu, Bali

The Shady Shack

Shady Shack, Canggu, Bali — Vegetarian food in bali

Photo credit: The Shady Shack

If you love nature, this vegan restaurant’s for you. Shady Shack overlooks a lush green paddy field and is also just a 10-minute walk away from Pererenan Beach. (Pst! Canggu may be popular for its black volcanic-sand beaches from end-to-end but this particular one is a quiet hidden gem not many tourists frequent.)

Photo credit: Mn Iz via Google Reviews

Shady Shack’s menu is extensive — there are healthy smoothies and juices, an array of delectable main courses like burgers and burritos, and indulgent vegan desserts. There’s even all-day breakfast! Imagine having brekkie bowls and avocado toast while sitting on a veranda that overlooks a lush green paddy field? Slay.

Food at Shady Shack, Canggu, Bali — Vegetarian food in bali

Photo credit: The Shady Shack

But if your tastebuds are craving something a little more Asian, the Tempe Burger (Rp75,000) might do the trick. Tempe, or fermented soybean, is commonly used in Asian dishes and makes for a surprisingly good patty substitute.

Opening hours: 8AM – 10PM
Address: Jl. Tanah Barak No.57, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351

Clear Café

Outdoor seating area at clear cafe, Canggu, Bali — Vegetarian food in bali

Photo credit: @ksole_ via Instagram

The bohemian-inspired interior design of Clear Cafe is a harmonious blend of wooden furniture, local-inspired artwork, and vibrant splashes of colour. This zen enclave surrounded by nature makes for a restful mealtime.

Local dishes which are usually meat-based are given a vegan twist here — try the vegan Nasi Campur (Rp55,000) for a taste of this Indonesian classic mixed rice.

Or experience true Balinese culture and get a Jamu (Rp30,000)a medicinal Ayurvedic drink that promotes health through herbal ingredients. These drinks are designed to aid digestion, detoxify the body, boost immunity, and improve energy levels!

seared pepper tuna served at clear cafe, Canggu, Bali — Where to eat vegetarian in Bali

Sunshine Tuna — a serving of seared pepper tuna steak and a side of mixed greens. Photo credit: The Clear Cafe

While the menu is mainly for vegans and vegetarians, there are some pescatarian options too like Fish Tom Yum Goong (Rp60,000), Tiger Shrimp Quesadillas (Rp70,000) and Sunshine Tuna (Rp80,000).

Opening hours: 8AM – 10PM
Address: Jl. Pantai Batu Mejan No.34, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia

Penny Lane Bali

Seating area at penny lane Bali — Where to eat vegetarian in Bali

Photo credit: @pennylanebali via Instagram

Penny Lane’s aesthetic is modern yet rustic with a touch of mystic. Think fairy lights, neutral tones and touches of greenery.

*Pro-tip: Come in the evening just before sunset and watch magical purple and orange hues on the horizon from the outdoor seating area.

It isn’t exclusively a vegetarian restaurant, but they do serve salad and brekkie bowls plus a range of detoxifying juices and smoothies.

vegetarian food at penny lane, canggu, Bali — Where to eat vegetarian in Bali

Photo credit: Penny Lane Bali

You could also get some Burrata Cheese and Hummus or Mediterranean Tuna Tartar for the table (both at Rp85,000). And let your carnivore friends discover for themselves that vegetarian food doesn’t have to be bland!

Prices are a tad steep here with vegetarian Nasi Goreng at Rp70,000 but most reviews say it’s still worth a visit due to the large food portions and unbeatable atmosphere.

Opening hours: 8AM – 11:30PM (reservation is required for groups bigger than 3pax)
Address: Jl. Munduk Catu, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara Badung Indonesia

Vegetarian Food in Seminyak, Bali

Kynd Community

Seating area at Kynd Community, Seminyak — Bali Food Guide

Photo credit: Kynd Community

Famous for its Barbie-pink decor and gorgeous presentation of vegan food, Kynd Community is a 100% plant-based restaurant in Seminyak.

Fun fact: A plant-based or vegan diet means enjoying delicious meals without any animal products or by-products. This excludes dairy, eggs, and even honey!

Everything here is vegan and vegetarian-friendly — from burgers with veggie patties to cocktails like Mimosa, so eat and drink to your heart’s content. Coming on a Tuesday or Thursday? Great. It’s two pizzas for Rp120,000 (S$12)!

*Pro-tip: Scan the QR code on this menu — there are photos of every dish to help you pick your meal.

Vegan and vegetarian food at Kynd Community, Bali — Best vegetarian restaurants in Bali

Photo credit: Kynd Community

What’s even more impressive is that Kynd isn’t just a restaurant, it’s a movement. They strive to foster a worldwide vegan-friendly community through their online-based platform — School of Kyndness where anyone can sign up for plant-based online cooking classes! (Oh, and they also have cookbooks and sustainable merchandise that can be shipped globally.)

Opening hours: 7:30AM – 10PM
Address: Jalan Petitenget No.12 Kerobokan Kelod, Seminyak, Kuta Utara, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Kilo Bali

Japanese zen seating area at Kilo Bali, Smeinyak — South Bali Food Guide

Photo credit: @kilobali via Instagram

Kilo Bali is known for its Japanese-inspired zen set-up with floor-to-ceiling glass panels and lush vegetation in every corner.

This place is a little on the pricier side and has mostly meat-based options on the menu. But they have several vegetarian options too like the Curry Tofu and Veggies Rice Bowl (Rp130,000).

The sake pairing menu is an interesting concept as I wouldn’t expect to experience Japanese-style dining in Bali. Ask the staff to request a sake pairing with their Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi (Rp160,000) that’s served with grilled mushroom and miso sauce.

Vegetarian food served at Kilo Bali, Seminyak — Vegetarian-friendly cafes in Bal

Photo credit: @kilobali via Instagram

Complete the meal with their special Sticky Black Rice (Rp95,000) — it’s a serving of traditional sticky rice served with homemade basil ice cream, rum-poached banana, coffee custard, and roasted walnuts.

Opening hours: 7AM – 11PM
Address: Jl. Drupadi No.22, Seminyak, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Nook Bali

Cafe seating at Nook Bali, Seminyak — South Bali Food Guide

Photo credit: @nook_bali via Instagram

Nook Bali is a quiet corner nestled in the bustling town of Seminyak. With 360° views of lush, green paddy fields, the vibes here are just *immaculate*. On top of the paddy field views, reviews also boast about the reasonable prices, pretty food presentation, and large menu with many vegan options.

If you’ve never had a meat-free burger, now’s as good a time as any cause their Sweet & Smokey Beetroot Burger (Rp55,000) sounds hella dope. Ingenious parry substitutes always leave me in awe — so i’m kinda bummed I didn’t come across Nook the last time I was in Seminyak!

Food served at Nook — South Bali Food Guide

Photo credit: @nook_bali via Instagram

But if that paddy field view has got you craving something more local, get a plate of Gado-Gado (Rp38,000) — it’s a mix of veggies, tofu, tempeh (fermented soybean), egg, and peanut sauce.

Opening hours: 8AM – 11PM
Address: Jl. Umalas 1 No.3, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Searching for the Best Vegetarian Food in South Bali

South Bali Food — Best vegetarian food guide

Photo credit: Kynd Community, Single Fin, The Clear Cafe

As you can see, there are plenty of vegetarian restaurants in South Bali. So I’ve compiled over 10 locations for you to use as a base map and plan your vegetarian foodie adventure, plus add on to it along the way!

Some places might be quite far apart though so Gojek is your best friend for travelling around. Here’s another tip: use HappyCow to search for vegan and vegetarian restaurants in your area too!

Heading to Bali soon? Check out some of our other itineraries and guides:
13 Best Things To Do in Bali in 2022 — Hidden Gems, Must-visits and New Experiences
5D Bali Itinerary: The Best of Bali For The Adventurous — Ubud, Seminyak, Nusa Dua

Know of any vegetarian cafes in South Bali not mentioned in this article? Share them with us in the comments below!

For more travel inspiration, follow us on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and Telegram!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here