Petitenget

Oh this place is nice. Suddenly very aware that I look like a beach bum backpacker; with my Bali shorts tasselled with pompoms and my hair chlorined, unbrushed and pulled back into a low ponytail. Seminyak’s Petitenget has an air of France on a summer’s day about it, with comfortable wicker chairs, big glass doors, huge…

Café de Flore

Café de Flore is a favourite Parisian institution of mine to visit when in the French capital. With patterned wicker chairs sat facing the world going by under a large canopy, locals and tourists alike frequent this picturesque café on a corner in Saint Germain. Quintessentially and stereotypically French (right down to the stand offish Parisian…

Melting Wok Warung

Simplicity is key at Melting Wok: two curries, one made with coconut cream, one made without; served with your choice of chicken, beef, pork, tempeh or tofu; plus rice or noodles. Not spicy, medium or spicy. Bar two specials that are offered every day, this is the menu. You wouldn’t usually expect somewhere with a…

Lilin at Potato Head Beach Club

Bali has a few famous places readily recognised as ‘institutions’ and Potato Head Beach Club is one of them. Set back from the sands of Seminyak, overlooking the ocean and a prime spot from which to view the sunset, Potato Head comprises three beautifully designed restaurants surrounding an impressive infinity pool with swim up bar. The…

The Fat Turtle

Red Velvet Pancakes? That’s a thing. That is A Thing at Seminyak’s The Fat Turtle cafe on Jalan Petitenget. Red Velvet Pancakes with cream cheese mousse, chocolate soil, honeycomb, ice cream…if you’re a fan of a sweet brunch, this is a dream. If Red Velvet doesn’t swing it for you in the sweet stakes, there’s…

The Breakfast Club

I love nothing more than going out for breakfast and yet it has taken me a full decade to try The Breakfast Club, which I believe many will agree is ridiculous. I have tried to tackle the queue at the original Soho branch before, but got beaten by the rain and a severe hangover that would…