The Best Restaurants for Vegans in Canggu, Bali

Monday, 24 February 2020

breakfast at copenhagen restaurant in canggu

Crowned as the surfers paradise of Bali, Canggu was one of my favourite places we visited in Indonesia. A slightly more relaxed version of its slightly rowdier neighbours, Seminyak and Kuta, Canggu offers the perfect mix of a laid back costal town with amazing restaurants and cafes, a beautiful beach, fun bars and good nightlife. One of the best parts of Bali is that vegan food is amazingly easy to come by. Much like in the UK, veganism is a huge trend in Bali, not only with the touristy restaurants which cater to holidaymakers, but in local cuisines too.

Finding amazing vegan options in Bali is incredibly easy. From beautiful, colourful smoothie bowls to intricately made salads, and tofu and tempeh curries, Canggu is a plant based heaven. If you're backpacking South East Asia on a budget, as myself and James were, you may find that the food in Bali is slightly more expensive than other countries on your route such as Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia. We found that there were much fewer street food options in Bali, especially in Canggu and Instagramable restaurants were very much the way forward. For holiday makers in Bali on a shorter trip, you'll find the food is much more reasonably priced than restaurants back in the UK!

Whilst in Canggu, we found many favourite spots which had amazing vegan options, so I wanted to share my favourites on the blog so you can experience the tropical plant based goodness too!

Copenhagen

Copenhagen was one of my favourite breakfast spots in Canggu. The interior is simple and cute and the food is presented beautifully. The concept is really cool there too - you're given a menu with a pencil and you can tick off the items that you want. It works out as around £4 for 3 items or £5 for 4 from the menu. Copenhagen does serve meat, but they have plenty of vegan options to choose from on the menu such as the fresh fruits, the smoothie bowls or avocado or mushroom toast.

Crate Cafe

Potentially the most Instagram friendly cafe in Canggu and usually the busiest one, Crate Cafe just screams Bali - it's a hipsters dream. With an extensive menu of breakfast options, including those for meat eaters and vegetarians, there are plenty of vegan options to choose from at Crate. From toasts stacked with beautiful greens to colourful smoothie bowls, Crate Cafe is the perfect breakfast spot. It's a little more expensive than some of the other restaurants on the list, but the portion sizes are big and the atmosphere there is really friendly and fun.

The Loft

Another great breakfast or lunch option, The Loft was the king of avocado toast for me. A really laid back cafe on the main strip in Canggu, the loft is always packed with travellers and has a really friendly atmosphere. They also make unbelievable coffee there! This was one of our favourites to go to on a more relaxed morning, and many other people seem to go with their laptops to work in its friendly setting. The Loft has some inventive options for vegans, including a vegan cooked breakfast complete with scrambled tofu, and some amazing buddha bowl options if you find yourself there for lunch.

Luigi's Hot Pizza

Luigi's may not be a usual find on a list of the best vegan offerings in Canggu, but this pizza restaurant really stole my heart! It's a gorgeous, big space which has a chilled atmosphere in the day and turns into more of a party bar in the evenings. It's a really fun place to grab a cheap vegan pizza, have some drinks and dance the night away. We spent New Year's Eve there this year and it was so much fun! Luigi's has a range of different vegetarian pizzas and they allow you to change out the regular cheese for vegan cheese if you want to for an extra 20k (which equates to around £1.10).

La Brisa

Another one which may not be your standard vegan restaurant recommendations, La Brisa is actually one of many beach clubs in Canggu, but it was one of my favourites. It's got a hugely relaxed atmosphere, is very family friendly and is right on the beach front. Entry is free and so is use of their lush pools. They have a few vegan options on their menu such as avo on toast and smoothie bowls, but we often found ourselves happy with just a mango smoothie there to watch the sunset with!

I Am Vegan Babe

The sassy Canggu vegan joint with the absolute best name in my opinion, I Am Vegan Babe introduces the vibrant colours of Bali to incredible vegan junk food. From mock meats to vegan fried eggs, stacked waffles and pancakes, beautiful smoothie bowls and plant based burgers to die for, I Am Vegan Babe's menu really has it all. It's the perfect lunch or dinner option and the food looks amazing. Whether you want to feast on carbs which could fool any meat eater, or indulge in healthy salads and bowls, I Am Vegan Babe has it all, served up on a dreamy aesthetic plate.


Unfortunately, we only had a few days in Canggu, so we didn't get to try all of the vegan options available, however we did get recommended some other places which are top of my list for our return. I thought I'd include these on the list too so you can go and try on our behalf!

Secret Spot

Secret Spot boast an all vegan menu in the Canggu joint and seems to be the perfect lunch spot. From loaded wraps to stacked pasta dishes and beautiful breakfast bowls, Secret Spot has it all.

The Shady Shack

The Shady Shack boasts a colourful plant based menu which uses interesting colours and flavours to create unique dishes. If you're looking for vegan food which you may not have tried back home, this may be the place for you.

Give Cafe

Give Cafe was high on my list while we were in Canguu, and I'm sad we didn't get the chance to visit, because their all vegan menu looks amazing. Unlike others on this list which mainly serve western food, Give Cafe has an Indonesian menu with a vegan twist. Go here to try local dishes such as Nasi Goreng without the meat or dairy. Give Cafe also deserves a special mention because, as the name suggests, they give 100% of their proceeds to charity.

Plant Cartel

The last mention on the list goes to Plant Cartel - your go to for yummy vegan junk food in Canggu. From burgers and loaded fries to dreamy mac n cheese, Plant Cartel is a paradise for vegans who are tired of smoothie bowls and salads.


Thanks for reading! If you want to find out my top tips for vegan travel, take a look at my last post on travelling South East Asia on a vegan diet.

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