Best Canggu Cafes to eat & work

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Are you looking for the best cafes in Canggu either to work or simply enjoy a delicious meal? This town has a crazy number of them, ensuring that you will never have to go to the same one again. They have great vibes, beautiful rice fields views and scrumptious food! Lunch is actually my favourite meal and being based in Canggu, I work from cafes daily, so I’m delighted to give you a tour of the best Canggu cafes!

1 Cinta Café – Best everything

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Cinta Cafe

Ambience

Cinta Café is my favourite place in Berawa due to its cool vibes and chilled café playlist. It’s got a large sitting area with wooden furniture with cute cushions and lots of greenery hanging from the walls and ceiling. But my favourite part of the café is at the back, which is overlooking a colourful field. My only complaint is that sitting at the back was a little too warm even with the fans. However, it was a very hot and sunny day. If you get hot easily, try sitting at the front of the restaurant.

Work-friendly

If you’re planning to work from here, I recommend sitting at the back. The space there is a little secluded with minimal destructions and not many people passing by. I also felt safe to leave my laptop to use the restroom which are right there. The cafe has plenty of electricity sockets throughout and free flavoured water for the customers.

Food

The menu is extensive compared to other cafes. It includes various juices, smoothie bowls and breakfast eggs. Some of the unique options include turmeric latte, beetroot humous with poaches eggs, avocado and freshly baked pitta bread and coconut water with spirulina. Twice a week, they do sangria and pizza night.

Coffee Price: 30k IDR
Breakfast Deal 55k IDR

2 Nude Café – Best staff

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Nude Cafe

Ambience

Nude Café is famous for its extremely friendly staff that make you feel welcomed and cared for. The main part of the restaurant is open space with fans and greenery to keep you cool. There is also a smaller part that is air-conditioned.

Work-friendly

I found Nude Café to be excellent for working. They’ve got an air-conditioned room that tends to be quitter for people that want to focus on work. There are sockets, and staff refills your glass with delicious, minty and complimentary water. If you’re going to work, I recommend coming early in the morning or later in the afternoon as this room fills pretty quickly. There are some sockets available to plug your laptop.

Food

The simple yet delicious menu at Nude includes a good selection of smoothie bowls, eggs and muesli. Try chilli scrambled tofu or acai bowl and if you’re looking for lunch, try their vegan burger with sweet potato fries. Every Wednesday you can get a burger at Nude for only 40k IDR.

Coffee Price: 25-30k IDR
Breakfast – from 45k IDR

3 Milu by Nuke – Best vibe

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Milu by Nook Cafe, Canggu

Ambience

The ambience at Milu by Nuke is super cool. There is an inside, open space and outside space overlooking a rice field and with comfy mini sofas. There are fans throughout the venue but no air con. Milu by Nuke is an excellent option for breakfast, lunch or a cheeky cocktail. Milu is open until late so you can enjoy a Bintang here too.

Work-friendly

Although the café is super cool, it is not the best place to work. The wifi is a little weak, and it can get hectic, so it depends where you sit and how easily you get distracted. Having said that I loved the vibe at Milu, and I will be back.

Food

The food at Milu by Nook is tasty and well-priced in comparison to other places. Try their fantastic smoothie bowls for 60k IDR. Other great options include various salads, bagels and burgers.

Breakfast prices- 45-75k IDR
Coffee Price – 28k IDR

4 Ruko Café – Bets temperature

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Ruko Cafe

Ambience

Ruko is a relatively small and quiet café with a pleasantly fully air coned interior, which also means no traffic noise from the street. Staff is very friendly and café playlist nice on the ear. Extra points for cool wall art. They also donate 5% to children’s charity for every coffee sold.

Work-friendly

Seats have cushions, and there is plenty of electric sockets throughout the room. The internet speed is good, and there is free water to keep you hydrated while you’re working.

Food

Menu prices at Ruko Café include tax and services charges which is always great, especially if you’re on the budget. The menu consists of all the day breakfast choices, and the lunch menu has a selection of salads, sandwiches and burgers. Try their smashed avocado on sourdough bread which comes with two poached eggs and crumbs of feta cheese, and you get two pieces of bread for 65k IDR.

Coffee Price: 30k IDR

Breakfast Deal 80k IDR includes a regular coffee and a choice of smash avocado toast, pancake or omelette.

5 Matcha Café – Best matcha

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Matcha Cafe, Canggu

Ambience

Matcha café is a small café with open space and only a few tables. It is located on the busy road which can be its downside if you’re looking for some peace and quiet. At the same time, there is a small temple behind and a green field by the road which gives it a nice, relaxed feel.

Work-friendly

Despite the busy street, I actually enjoyed working here. The space is open with some ceiling fans that keep you cool. There are electric sockets available and free water refills. The wifi is good too.

Food

As the name suggests, Matcha Café offers some great matcha either in hot or iced version! All prices include tax and service charges. Try their matcha ice creams, a cinnamon swirl with a matcha sauce or matcha vegan Nutella ice cream!

Coffee Price – 30k IDR
Matcha pancakes – 60k IDR

6 The Shady Shack

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The Shady Shack, Canggu

Ambience

The Shady Shack is situated on a side street overlooking a beautiful green field, and it’s surrounded by palms and greenery. It is one of the most popular cafes in Canggu where you can spot some Instagram celebs.

Work-friendly

It is a cute spot with plenty of greenery but because it’s outside and perhaps not ideal for a laptop day. I also found that on a sunny day, it felt a little too hot. For these reasons, I recommend coming early morning with your laptop fully charged. Free water is available, and I haven’t used the wifi here so can’t tell whether it’s good or not.

Food

This is the place for a plant-based lunch buddha bowl! The portions are massive, and the lunch and dinner selection extensive. They also have tasty smoothie bowls, salad and juices.

Coffee Price – 32k IDR
Food Price – from 75k IDR

7 The Avocado Factory – Best avocado options

Ambience

Avocado Factory has an open space with ceiling fans and an upstairs area. Overlooks a small field and has a cosy corner with a cute sitting and lovely wall art.

Work-friendly

I recommend choosing the upstairs for work and bringing your own water bottle as although you can get free water; it’s not something that staff autonomically offers. The wifi quality is good, and the vibe chilled.

Food

If you love avocado as much as me, you’re in for a treat as at this café every menu option comes with a wholesome avocado! They offer a 15% discount on coffee and drinks if you bring your own cap. But I must say, the café is one of the priciest in Canggu. I had a tofu buddha bowl which was lovely but again a little expensive.

Coffee Price – 30k IDR
Promotion – Avo pancake and coffee offer for 75k
Smoothie bowls – 80k IDR

8 CRATE Café – Biggest portions

CRATE Cafe
CRATE Cafe

Ambience

CRATE is a little different from other cafes I’ve visited in Canggu. It’s got a large sitting area what appears to be a warehouse opened from both sides. It seems to be very busy, especially at breakfast and lunchtime with staff frantically trying to serve the hangry crowd. You have to order at the counter, and they only take cash at the time I visited. Luckily there is a working ATM just around the corner on the main street. There are various low tables with comfy cushioned armchairs and a few wooden larger tables.

Work-friendly

If you’re hoping to work here, the best tables are the large wooden ones that you share with other people. My favourite is the one facing away from everyone onto a lovely green rice field and a cute lining palm tree. Bring your own water and charge your laptop as these luxuries are not available here but you can rely on their WIFI speed.

Food

The food is definitely the winning aspect when it comes to CRATE. The menu selection is vast, and pricing really simple – everything is 55k IDR with no hidden cost. Try one of their super bowls, smash avocado or a giant croissant filled with goodness or massive salad bowls full of greens. They also have freshly baked cakes by the counter for less than 30k IDR.

Coffee Price: 30k IDR
Breakfast or lunch: 55k IDR

9 TMO Café – Best budget choice

TMO Cafe Canggu Bali
TMO Cafe

Ambience

TMO is a tinny café with no fancy décor. There are only a few seats with cushions and high tables and two chairs overlooking the outside street.

Work Friendly

My work vibe was actually good here. The seats are comfy, you get free water, and the WIFI was good too.

Food

The menu is small and the prices very affordable compared to other, more fancy cafes. They serve smoothie bowls for only 30k IDR, salads, avo toast and some Indonesian options. I recommend having a banana pancake here, which comes with a plate full of fresh fruit and honey.

Coffee price: 30k IDR
Food price: 25k – 55k IDR

10 Secret Spot Café – Best cakes

Secret Spot Cafe Canggu
Secret Spot Cafe

Ambience

Secret Spot Café is a cute place on a quiet street with very friendly staff and a welcoming vibe. The venue has got ceiling fans inside, 3 different rooms and another sitting area in the inside courtyard.

Work-friendly

I found this is an excellent place to work with good WIFI, plenty of electricity sockets and comfy cushioned seats. It is quiet, and there are always other people working on their laptops which gives a nice chilled vibe and minimal distraction.

Banana Brownie at Secret Spot Cafe

Food

Breakfast is served until 4 pm, and prices start from 55k IDR, lunch prices average at 72k. They’ve got a mad selection of delicious cakes and waffles and good quality coffee. Prices are exclusive of tax and service charges. Try their banana chocolate brownie. Omg is so good! And if you like coconut milk, you”l like this place because you can have it in your coffee for no extra charge.

Coffee Price: 30k IDR
Breakfast Price: 55k IDR

Mal

Hey there! Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm Mal, Polish solo traveller from the UK. I quit the financial corp world and sold all my belongings to travel the world full time. I'm currently based in Bali. Follow me for free destination guides and travel tips.

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