Revolver Espresso is well renowned as serving some of the best coffee in Bali, and as I sit on my little distressed table waiting for my long black, I see two separate expats roll up on their scooters and jump off for their regular orders in the space of four minutes. Luckily for me, ‘Baby Revs’, the postcard stamp sized little sibling of the bigger Revolver (just off of Seminyak’s Jalan Kaya Ayu at Gang 51), is a 2 minute walk away from my hostel on Jalan Petitegnet. Revolver is the sort of coffee shop that wouldn’t be amiss in East London or one of Melbourne’s laneways, and I reckon even the snobbiest of Melburnite coffee lovers would agree that the standard of joe is among the best.
Breakfast runs all day at Revolver, menu options named after different types of gun. I tried the simple Avocado on Toast (one of the only dishes not given a fancy name), which was delicious on excellent quality sourdough, though I probably could have had an extra slice. Next up was the Agent 99: goji berry bircher muesli with fresh fruit, which was delicious with grated apple and blueberries atop, reminding me that a healthier option doesn’t man sacrificing taste. On my next visit I struggle to choose from the lunch menu as everything sounds so appetizing, but I go for The Heri – chicken pesto with baby spinach on a toasted baguette – and I’m not disappointed, though more chicken would have been appreciated.
Coffee beans are roasted and blended in Bali and fruit and veg is organic wherever possible, such is the importance placed on putting goodness into your body on the Island of the Gods. The quality of food here is consistently high, I just want slightly bigger portions. That may well be my sheer greed, though. The original Revolver hosts a larger menu to befit its size, including more breakfast options such as pancake stacks as well as burgers and Mexican fare from 11am through until 5pm for lunch, as well as serving a range of juices that would be great to see in Baby Revs.
Next time you find yourself in Seminyak be sure to swing by Revolver for breakfast, lunch or even just a quick coffee with one of their cake slices or tarts. The larger outpost is ideally located in the middle of some of Seminyak’s best boutiques and serves as the perfect pit stop between all the shopping you’ll be enticed into doing.
‘Baby Revs’: Jalan Petitenget No.110, Kuta Utara, Bali 80361, Indonesia