Seminyak, Bali

Last week I was in Bali, enjoying the consistently warm weather, lazing by the pool and feeling like I was Julia Roberts in Eat Pray Love. This week, unfortunately the relaxing holiday is over and the regular work routine is back in full swing. But all isn't bad, I am so grateful that I got to experience a new culture, see a new country, meet lovely people and of course eat in some new and delicious places. So what did the Seminyak Table Top look like? It looked good! With a lot of Western influences, but Indonesian dishes still plentiful & of course don't forget the Bingtang beers for all.

Find some of the delicious places we dined at during our stay in Seminyak Bali - and what our top picks would be if we only had 48 hours in the haven.

Watch out for our time in Ubud ( the relaxation mecca) for some more must do's in Bali.

DAY 1 



"Where should we go for breakfast?"

Although most accommodation offers complimentary breakfast, it's nice to head out in the morning and explore the breakfast menus too! So we did this a couple of times during our stay in Seminyak. Bircher Muesli, yoghurt & tropical fruits was my trending breakfast whilst away so excuse my un-originality.

Cafe Zucchini was a cute place, which made me feel like I hadn't left Australia and yet I could see all the scooters racing past. The menu is perfect for all the health freaks, but also offers wi-fi, a clothes store & fun interior. It was a perfect start to any day!

Establishment: Cafe Zucchini

Where: Jalan Laksamana Basangkasa, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Must Have: Banana smoothie

How Much: $5-$10 per person

Go Here: If you need a pick me up.



Take a stroll around the main streets of Seminyak ( Jl Kayu Ayu & Sunset Road) , take in the noise of the scooters, mill through the markets with the locals or grab some delicious street grub.  There are also many cheap beach dresses to be found, and why not treat yourself to a relaxing balinese massages while you are at it.



"I could eat!" This is what we exclaimed, after realising we had completely skipped lunch one day. Get a taxi to drive you down to the  Ku De Ta entrance, make sure to get there before the sunset rush to squeeze in a bite to eat, sip on a cocktail or hold tight to a bintang and watch the waves crash in, sounds like hard work doesn't it?Bring your swimmers with you for a dip in their pool or the ocean afterwards.

I'd suggest, if you do want to watch the sunset ( which I'm sure is divine here, as it is everywhere else I saw it in Bali) I'd book ahead of time, because "sunset rush hour" is a thing.

Establishment: Ku De Ta 

Where: Jl. Kayu Aya 9 Seminyak Bali

Must Have: Pizza & beer

How much: $15-$30 per head ( lunch menu)

Go here if: You like a good sunset, like to relax in deck chairs & swim in pools by the seaside.



"Sunset and cocktails please!"

Without a doubt there are many places you can sit and watch the sun escape into night in Bali, one I'd recommend is at La Plancha, a tapas beach bar with bean bags on the sand and cocktails a plenty. It was the perfect amount of chilled out with a DJ playing some eclectic tunes as the sun escaped us for another day.

Establishment:  La Plancha

Where: Jl. Dhyana Pura Seminyak Kuta-Bali Benoa Kuta

Must Have: Patatas Bravas & Strawberry Daquiri

How Much: $20 per person

Go Here: For the sunset, music & bean bags.

10pm until late

"Bintang please"

After taking in the gorgeous sunset in head back to the main strip and bar hop.

Starting at Zappaz, which offers live music and an extensive cocktail menu you will be put right into the mood for a fun night ahead.

Head down a little further to Soho diner, they are open 24 hours and a cold bintang and a late night burger is the thing to have here.

If you are feeling a little classy head over to the Red Carpet Champagne Bar, where they offer to take you home in a moet shaped car, how's that for class.





Have a sleep in, and a paracetamol if your head is a little worse for wear from last nights fun!


"Kick start your day with a good breakfast"

Another great place for breakfast, which is quite an establishment is Cafe Bali. The staff where friendly, food was fresh and the decor was so lovely, with fresh marigolds as your centrepiece. Another great way to start a Bali morning.

Establishment:  Cafe Bali

Where: Jalan Laksamana Basangkasa, Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Must Have: Bircher Muesli with strawberries

How Much: $5-$10 per person

Go Here: For nice decor & lovely staff



Tuck into a great book and spend the day relaxing by the pool, why not get room service while you are at it.  Relaxing and slowing down is what being in Bali is all about, make sure to experience the ultimate comfort and zen that the island life brings.



"Something a touch fancy" 

For your last night in Seminyak, go somewhere nice. The Bistrot is a parisian styled eatery with fusion food, they mix a mean cocktail and the ambience of the restaurant makes you feel like you could be anywhere in the world with it's vintage industrial feel.

Establishment:  The Bistrot

Where: Jl.Kayu Aya No. 117, Seminyak Bali 80361, Indonesia

Must Have: Fruit punch & Beef curry

How Much: $30 per person

Go Here: For a touch of balinese paris.

Enjoy your getaway and don't forget to share your table top experiences by tagging us on instagram

A special thanks to my hand model - Toby.

From The Table Top x