13 Best Coffee Shops and Cafés in Kuta

By Catur, 2023.12.04

Finding the best cafés in Kuta with great coffee is not difficult, as Kuta is a well-known tourist attraction. You’ll benefit from some of the best spots in Kuta to enjoy breakfast, making your mornings brighter and more energetic. Most of these are located in the heart of Kuta or close to the famous Pantai Kuta or Kuta Beach.

Here are 13 of the best coffee shops and cafés to get your dose of morning or afternoon coffee. These options will complete your coffee experience while you enjoy your time in Bali. Plus, you don’t have to wonder where to eat in Kuta as this food guide includes key information about finding the best food in Kuta.

Coffee and croissants in one of the Best Coffee Shops and Cafés in Kuta

1. Crumbs & Coaster

The Crumb & Coaster has been a staple breakfast destination in Kuta for a while now and is probably among the best breakfast spots in Bali. Nestled close to the small alleys of poppies and just a short walk from the beach, the Crumb & Coaster is one of the cafés in Bali that you should try at least once when you come to the island.

Crumbs & Coaster - the signboard on the cafe on the street

CRUMB & COASTER LOCATION

The menu at the Crumb & Coaster consists of mouthwatering choices that go well with your morning or afternoon meals. Indulge in their heavenly selection of freshly baked pastries, croissants, a butter-flavoured muffin, cereal breakfast with fruit or syrup, fresh salads, or smoothie bowls. Don’t forget to order their cappuccino or black coffee to accompany your meals.

Delicious frappe and afternin meal in Crumbs & Coaster cafe

CRUMB & COASTER MENU

Stepping into the Crumb & Coaster will make you forget that you are just a few streets from Kuta Beach. Their industrial design combined with a rustic aesthetic will make you feel like you’re in one of the hip cafes in Canggu instead.

Two women having a drinks in Crumbs and Coaster

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Details about the Crumb & Coaster

💸 Average price per guest at the Crumb & Coaster: US $8

🍽️ Cuisine: Healthy, International, Asian 

🕙 Opening hours: 7.30 AM – 11 PM 

❤️ Kids-Friendly, Vegan-Friendly

🌟 On Bali Expert Review Score: 9/10 

Google Reviews: 4.7/5

Trip Advisor: 4.5/5

☎️ Call the Kuta Crumb & Coaster: 0819 9959 6319

📲 Instagram: Kuta Crumb & Coaster

2. Flapjacks

Flapjacks first appeared in Bali in 2009. The restaurant is located right across the street from Kuta Beach and has become a family favourite. With their red-painted pillars and walls plus a huge statue of the Flapjacks’ mascot with the moustache carrying a tray full of stacked pancakes at the front, the restaurant is a staple destination if you want some delicious pancakes.

Red-painted pillars and the statue of the Flapjacks'

FLAPJACKS LOCATION

You should try the gelato version with chopped nuts: this dessert is rightly appreciated by local foodies and those from abroad. Their kitchen cooks delicious homemade pancakes, crunchy and soft waffles with syrup and, my favourite, low-fat ice cream, as part of their dedication to serving high-quality food made with fresh ingredients.

Flapjacks cafe - interior and desserts

FLAPJACKS MENU

Flapjacks may not be the most Instagrammable cafe in Bali, but the restaurant serves some of the best pancakes and waffles in town. This is the restaurant in Bali that you go to and expect nothing but familiar food that makes you feel right at home.

Some people are sitting in Flapjacks cafe

BOOK YOUR TABLE AT FLAPJACKS

Details about Flapjacks

💸 Average price per guest at Flapjacks Kuta: US $9

🍽️ Cuisine: Dessert and International 

🕙 Opening hours: 9 AM – 11 PM 

❤️ Kids-Friendly

🌟 On Bali Expert Review Score: 9/10 

Google Reviews: 4.7/5

Trip Advisor: 4.5/5

☎️ Call the Flapjacks Kuta: (0361) 763100

📲 Instagram: Flapjacks Kuta

3. Benih Cafe

Kuta may be known as a hectic and crowded part of Bali but, if you look carefully enough, many restaurant and café options are hiding in plain sight. All you need is to step inside to know you’ve found a gem. Benih Café is precisely that, even though it is located in one of the busiest alleys in Kuta.

Benih Cafe - the name and cafe menu on the glasswall

BENIH CAFÉ LOCATION

At Benih Café, you should expect delicious morning meals, as the café is known for its breakfast and brunch menu. Choose from sandwiches with fresh cheese, smoothies, Eggs Benedict, fresh salads, croissants, or bagels to start your day. But it is their brewed coffee with a seamless and satisfying taste that makes the bar a hit with visitors, as well as their milkshakes, juices, or smoothies.

Breakfast and interior overview of Benih Cafe

BENIH CAFÉ MENU

The proximity to the beach results in guests coming to enjoy the magnificent ocean view, but they stay in the space for super-friendly and helpful staff, as well as for fantastic food and drink.

Tables, sofa and chairs for sitting in Benih Cafe

BOOK YOUR TABLE AT BENIH CAFÉ

Details about Benih Café

💸 Average price per guest at Benih Café: US $8

🍽️ Cuisine: Asian, Western

🕙 Opening hours: 7.30 AM – 10 PM

❤️ Kids-Friendly, Vegetarian-Friendly 

🌟 On Bali Expert Review Score: 9/10 

Google Reviews: 4.7/5

Trip Advisor: 4.5/5

☎️ Call the Benih Café: 0813 1110 8874

📲 Instagram: Benih Café

4. The Alleyway Shack

Are you craving a mouth-watering burger and sandwich but looking for a different experience? If so, Alleyway Shack is a place that will fit your criteria. Tucked away in a small alley and feeling like an addition to a house instead of a restaurant, Alleyway Shack is extremely unassuming but delivers a punch if you’re looking for the best burger in Kuta.

The facade with the signboard and entrance to The Alleyway Shack cafe

ALLEYWAY SHACK LOCATION

The menu at Alleyway Shacks will make you want to order everything they have. Sourdough toast, avocado, omelets, pancakes, smoothies, milkshakes, and juices are perfect for filling up your stomach in the morning. If you go here during lunchtime, staple food like fried noodles, fried rice, burgers, and sandwiches showcase the best of their menus.

Breakfast menu in The Alleyway Shack cafe

ALLEYWAY SHACK MENU

Since they only open until 3 PM, you’ll have enough time to hit the beach afterwards and catch the sunset. This restaurant is located in Legian, only ten minutes’ walk to the beach. This is definitely a different restaurant experience in Bali that you should consider seeking out.

The couple is sitting and drinking in The Alleyway Shack

BOOK YOUR TABLE AT ALLEYWAY SHACK

Details about Alleyway Shack

💸 Average price per guest at Alleyway Shack: US $8

🍽️ Cuisine: International, Asian, Burger

🕙 Opening hours: 8.30 AM – 3 PM 

❤️ Kids-Friendly 

🌟 On Bali Expert Review Score: 9/10 

Google Reviews: 4.8/5

Trip Advisor: 5/5

☎️ Call Alleyway Shack: 0831 1480 4016

📲 Instagram: Alleyway Shack

5. Dear Lucy

Dear Lucy may be a hidden gem for now, but probably not for long, especially if you’re a coffee aficionado. Their menu is unique and this alone makes them stand out from a boring café experience in Bali. They may not be located right on the beach, but coming here is worth your time, especially if you have pets as Dear Lucy is one of the few pet-friendly cafés in Kuta.

Dear Lucy - the signboard of facade of the building

DEAR LUCY LOCATION

Dear Lucy offers an array of dishes, from Indonesian favourites like fried rice and chicken noodles to Malaysian laksa and tom yum. But their drinks selection, especially the coffee menus, will leave you wanting more. The café boasts wine, coffee latte, and V60, as well as ceremonial tea and Uji-matcha, which will create a lasting impression in every sip you take.

Delicious desserts and coffee in Dear Lucy cafe

DEAR LUCY MENU

The café features an industrial design with wood and concrete as part of the charm. Arriving here means you’re ready to be welcomed to their cozy café and a unique experience you’ll not find anywhere else in the area.

Wood and concrete interior dseign of Dear Lucy cafe

BOOK YOUR TABLE AT DEAR LUCY

Details about Dear Lucy

💸 Average price per guest at Dear Lucy: US $8

🍽️ Cuisine: International, Asian, Coffee

🕙 Opening hours: 10 AM – 6 PM 

❤️ Kids-Friendly, Pet-Friendly

🌟 On Bali Expert Review Score: 9/10 

Google Reviews: 4.6/5

Trip Advisor: 4.5/5

☎️ Call Dear Lucy: 0877 3734 2152

📲 Instagram: Dear Lucy

6. Coffee Cartel

Coffee Cartel started out as a place where people could communicate over a cup of high-quality coffee – an Australian coffee blend, to be precise. So, if coffee runs in your veins, add this spot to your list. This stylish café is a magnet for anyone who is looking for a café serving a great breakfast. Your coffee is served with non-dairy milk and offers the epitome of what Bali life looks like.

The red signboard of Coffee Cartel cafe

COFFEE CARTEL LOCATION

The catchy and quirky names of the Australian-inspired meals at Coffee Cartel are certainly teasing your appetite. With smoothie bowls with names like Bananarama, Cartel Galaxy, and Man Go Wild, together with an extensive vegan selection, you’ll not be disappointed. The café serves juicy burgers, avocado toast, salmon bagels, or a refreshing salad from their menu to provide you with energy that lasts until lunch.

Instagrammable menu and the room of Coffee Cartel cafe

COFFEE CARTEL MENU

Coffee Cartel is one of the best breakfast restaurants in Kuta. Although pink becomes a primary colour at this café, the rattan chairs and the marble tables create a classic look that will seem timeless on your Instagram feed.

Laughing girls during the breakfast in Coffee Cartel

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Details about Coffee Cartel

💸 Average price per guest at Coffee Cartel: US $8

🍽️ Cuisine: International, Breakfast

🕙 Opening hours: 7.30 AM – 5 PM 

❤️ Kids-Friendly, Vegan-Friendly 

🌟 On Bali Expert Review Score: 9/10 

Google Reviews: 4.6/5

Trip Advisor: 4.5/5

☎️ Call Coffee Cartel: 0881 216 3700

📲 Instagram: Coffee Cartel Bali

7. Hard Rock Cafe

No introduction is needed for this well-known spot in Kuta. Hard Rock Café may as well be as iconic as Kuta Beach because, for nearly 30 years, this popular café, adorned with a large guitar-shaped sign, has been providing delicious meals for music enthusiasts since its inception.

The big building of famous Hard Rock Cafe in Kuta, Bali

HARD ROCK CAFÉ LOCATION

Hard Rock Café is famous for its American-style burgers, yet it also offers other items on the menu that make this bar and restaurant chain an iconic establishment in Bali. Their buffalo-style sliders, chicken wings, and New York Strip Steak will fill your stomach with deliciousness.

Burgers, drinks and interior of Hard Rock Cafe in Bali

HARD ROCK CAFÉ MENU

Hard Rock Café boasts one of the best views in Kuta, being located right on the turn of the famous Kuta Beach. The restaurant features music memorabilia and is often dubbed one of the best restaurants in Kuta, thanks to the iconic shape of a red surfing board and its fabulous location.

Live jazz concert in Hard Rock Cafe

BOOK YOUR TABLE AT HARD ROCK CAFÉ

Details about Hard Rock Café

💸 Average price per guest at Hard Rock Café: US $10

🍽️ Cuisine: Burgers, American, International

🕙 Opening hours: 11 AM – 12.30 AM 

❤️ Kids-Friendly, Vegan-Friendly

🌟 On Bali Expert Review Score: 9/10

Google Reviews: 4.5/5

Trip Advisor: 4/5

☎️ Call Hard Rock Café: (0361) 755661

📲 Instagram: Hard Rock Café Bali

8. Dijon Cafe

The Dijon Café, once a small shop selling imported cooking products, has transformed into a trendy destination for socialising, business gatherings, and where good meals are served. Combining a café and restaurant ambience, Dijon has become quite a legendary name in the list of restaurants in Bali.

DIJON CAFÉ LOCATION

Among many food and drink options on their menu, my favourite is Nasi Goreng Kambing, which combines famous Indonesian fried rice with a Middle Eastern touch. But you can also order from their breakfast menu, such as Dave’s Big Breakfast, Acai Bowl, or Eggs Florentine. They also serve decaf coffee, fruit juices, and Dijon special menus that you need to try.

Beautiful painted walls and the breakfast menu in Dijon Cafe

DIJON CAFÉ MENU

Dijon Café is not only a place to socialise, but also somewhere you can buy imported goods at their shop next door. They have indoor and outdoor settings where you can admire the small fish pond as well as the tropical trees planted around the building.

Dijon Cafe room and the visitors

BOOK YOUR TABLE AT DIJON CAFÉ

Details about Dijon Café

💸 Average price per guest at Dijon Café: US $9

🍽️ Cuisine: International, Middle-Eastern, Indonesian

🕙 Opening hours: 9 AM – 9 PM 

❤️ Kids-Friendly, Vegan-Friendly 

🌟 On Bali Expert Review Score: 9/10 

Google Reviews: 4.6/5

Trip Advisor: 4.5/5

☎️ Call Dijon Cafe: (0361) 759640

📲 Instagram: Dijon Café

9. Elephant in The Room

Elephant in The Room – what a place to squeeze in! This café has become the place for regulars to take their orders for takeaways instead of enjoying their coffee on-site. Since the nearby options don’t have the pop-up-ness of Elephant in The Room, this factor alone is enough reason to visit this little café.

Elephant in The Room - logotype and the name of the signboard

ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM LOCATION

In addition to its coffee selection, this café also has non-coffee menu items like tea, iced-flavoured lattes, and fresh fruit slushies, which you don’t find that often, even in the established cafés and restaurants in Canggu. You can also opt to have your coffee served with oat milk if you’re vegan or lactose-intolerant.

Sweets and coffee in Elephant in The Room

ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM MENU

While pop-up-style cafés like Elephant in The Room may be common outside Indonesia, they are still rare in Bali. Not every coffee shop has to have food on its menu, especially if it serves great coffee like Elephant in The Room.

The man is buying a coffee from the window of Elephant in The Room

BOOK YOUR TABLE AT ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

Details about Elephant in The Room

💸 Average price per guest at Elephant in The Room: US $7

🍽️ Cuisine: Coffee, Breakfast

🕙 Opening hours: 8 AM – 4 PM 

❤️ Kids-Friendly, Vegan-Friendly 

🌟 On Bali Expert Review Score: 9/10 

Google Reviews: 4.8/5

Trip Advisor: 5/5

☎️ Call Elephant in The Room: 0882 1952 9240

📲 Instagram: Elephant in The Room

10. The Dusty Cafe

Looking from the outside, The Dusty Café resembles a factory building. Yet, if you step inside, its industrialist design radiates a warm atmosphere where you can sit for hours while catching up with friends. This beautiful café serves a blend of coffee and food that will make you crave more and is one of the best places to have your morning meal.

The Dusty Cafe - view on the building from the street

THE DUSTY CAFÉ LOCATION

The Dusty Café offers all-day breakfast and brunch menus, as well as lunch and dinner. Start your day with a Biggy Brekky, Dragon Bowl, or Bubble Waffle here, along with their Dusty Coffee specialties. Your lunch is sorted with their Ultimate Bagel or Chicky Pesto while the hot weather in Bali is perfect for enjoying your cocktails or sundaes.

Loft interior design and the menu in The Dusty Cafe

THE DUSTY CAFÉ MENU

At a glance, The Dusty Café looks like an unfinished building, but its wooden floors, marble tables, and unpainted walls add to the charm of this café located in the busy streets of Seminyak. You’ll be guaranteed a great time when you come and try their menu.

Bar counter and the waiter with the coffee in The Dusty Cafe

BOOK YOUR TABLE AT THE DUSTY CAFÉ

Details about The Dusty Café

💸 Average price per guest at The Dusty Café: US $7

🍽️ Cuisine: International, Asian

🕙 Opening hours: 8.30 AM – 10 PM | Sunday: 8.30 AM – 5 PM 

❤️ Kids-Friendly, Vegan-Friendly 

🌟 On Bali Expert Review Score: 10/10 

Google Reviews: 4.3/5

Trip Advisor: 4.5/5

☎️ Call The Dusty Café: 0821 4645 2051

11. Brunch Club Bali

With three branches in Legian, Pererenan, and Berawa, Brunch Club Bali has established itself as the cool place to go if you crave some sweetness in your life. This is the perfect place to have breakfast and brunch with your best friends while snapping photos for your Instagram, as their three stacks of pancakes are too bad not to be immortalised in your social media.

The building of Brunch Club Bali - view from the street

BRUNCH CLUB BALI LOCATION

They pride themselves on serving a good meal for your buck. Whether it’s their All-Day Brunch menu of grilled chicken sandwiches, eggs benedict, or shakshuka toast, they are heavenly good! They also have what they call ‘Porncakes’, but don’t panic, it’s just two or three stacks of souffle pancakes with different syrup and toppings. They really know how to elevate what a pancake should be!

Souffle pancakes, strawberry smoothie and the whole interior in Brunch Club Bali

BRUNCH CLUB BALI MENU

With indoor and outdoor seating, Brunch Club Bali caters to different customers and, with their unique menus, they have succeeded in disrupting the café culture in Bali – the reason they founded Brunch Club Bali in the first place. The wooden chairs and tables combined with rustic design make their branch in Legian one of the most beautiful restaurants in Kuta.

Brunch Club Bali building near the street

BOOK YOUR TABLE AT BRUNCH CLUB BALI

Details about Brunch Club Bali

💸 Average price per guest at Brunch Club Bali: US $9

🍽️ Cuisine: International, Pancakes

🕙 Opening hours: 7 AM – 6 PM

❤️ Kids-Friendly, Gluten-Free Friendly 

🌟 On Bali Expert Review Score: 8/10 

 Google Reviews: 4.7/5

⭐ Trip Advisor: 4.5/5

☎️ Call Brunch Club: 0819 5247 4063

📲 Instagram: Brunch Club

12. The Bare Bottle

Less than a five-minute walk from the famous Kuta Beach is this little gem with a green neon sign as its marquee. Nestled alongside stores on the busy street of  Bakung Sari, The Bare Bottle will instantly grab your attention with its unique name and an unusual location for a café.

Unusual Bar counter and bartender in The Bare Bottle

THE BARE BOTTLE LOCATION

Their Bare Coffee, Flavoured Latte, and Signature Bare Bottle are designed to pick up your morning, and you can choose whether to have almond milk or skimmed milk as an addition. You can order their scrambled eggs or fluffy pancakes for your big breakfast. They also have a selection of brunch vegan menus and fruit juices to accommodate the growing numbers of conscious customers.

Beautiful meals and ice coffe in The Bare Bottle

THE BARE BOTTLE MENU

The Bare Bottle is minimalist with their grey, light blue, and brown colours making up the interiors. You’ll find many bottles (just like their name!) accented on the walls in white, brown, and light blue, creating a stand-out silhouette.

The interior of The Bare Bottle in turquoise beige tones

BOOK YOUR TABLE AT THE BARE BOTTLE

Details about The Bare Bottle

💸 Average price per guest at The Bare Bottle: US $7

🍽️ Cuisine: International, Brunch, Breakfast

🕙 Opening hours: 7 AM – 6 PM

❤️ Kids-Friendly, Vegan-Friendly 

🌟 On Bali Expert Review Score: 8/10 

⭐ Google Reviews: 4.7/5

⭐ Trip Advisor: 5/5

☎️ Call The Bare Bottle: 0821 3561 9831

📲 Instagram: The Bare Bottle

13. Dripz Coffee

Dripz Coffee looks modest from the outside, but do not let its appearance fool you. Once you walk inside, the smell of coffee will spoil your nostrils, and all you have to do is order and then choose your table, which can be outside or inside.

Dripz Coffee cafe - view from the outside

DRIPZ COFFEE LOCATION

There are numerous coffee choices available at Dripz Coffee to satisfy everyone’s preferences. At Dripz Coffee, you can get a classic espresso, latte, and unique coffee blends. Japanese drip coffee, Vietnamese coffee, Mexican mocha, and other drinks await you.

Coffe and the cake in cozy Dripz Coffee place

DRIPZ COFFEE MENU

The café interior is quite minimalist, with grey and white as the primary colours. The indoor seating area is perfect for sheltering yourself from Bali’s heat, while the outdoors are the perfect choice if you like to watch the busy traffic and get your dose of a day’s sunshine.

The indoor place and bar counter in Dripz Coffee

BOOK YOUR TABLE AT DRIPZ COFFEE

Details about Dripz Coffee

💸 Average price per guest at Dripz Coffee: US $8

🍽️ Cuisine: International, Coffee, Indonesian

🕙 Opening hours: 7 AM – 10 PM

❤️ Kids-Friendly

🌟 On Bali Expert Review Score: 9/10 

⭐ Google Reviews: 4.4/5

⭐ Trip Advisor: 4/5

☎️ Call Dripz Coffee: (0361) 4726402

📲 Instagram: Dripz Coffee

Expert Opinion About the Best Coffee Shops & Cafes in Kuta

Living in Bali for over ten years has turned me into a food explorer, and finding the best cafés in Kuta has reminded me how much I love the café, food, and coffee culture in Bali. There may be many places in Kuta that have flown under my radar, but these are by far the best cafés in Kuta Bali to get your caffeine intake.

Whether you’re looking for the best espresso, a family-owned café, or simply great food, Kuta has it all. These are, without a doubt, Kuta’s best cafés in my opinion:

Crumbs & Coaster, Dijon Café, and Dear Lucy

These three fit my idea of great cafés and best all-round coffee shops as they don’t only cater to coffee enthusiasts. They also have indoor and outdoor spaces, serve great food, and are located not far from the main tourist sights in Kuta. They have a great ambience even though they are not establishments I consider to be specialised restaurants, like Mexican or Indian restaurants (although they do have menus inspired by those regions).

Are you ready to explore the cafés and restaurants in Kuta? Use this guide to find the best in the area.

Catur

The author of the project On Bali

Hi everyone! My name is Catur, and I was born and raised in Central Java. I moved to Bali in 2011 but left the island in 2016 before returning in 2018. Bali feels more than a home to me, and maybe that’s why my name feels like a premonition. Catur means four, both in the Balinese and Javanese languages. It is spoken like ‘c’ in chess, which is also the meaning of my name in Indonesian.

Date of Last Update: May 28, 2024

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