THE PUNCH LIST 2023
Responsible Places to Eat & Drink in Canggu
Discover our unique curation of the best responsible restaurants and bars of Canggu in 2023. The Punch members are selected for their quality, sustainable values and commitments.
EAT & DRINK IN BERAWA, CANGGU
“Our team of bakers, baristas, coffee experts, chefs and designers are a talented bunch. Our bakers hand-make nearly every item on our menu – constantly pushing the boundaries of flavour without ever compromising on quality or taste. Where we can, we use locally-sourced, organic ingredients to minimise our impact on the environment.”
Berawa’s latest drinking den believes that good things come in small packages. Souvenir has just opened its doors, a clandestine bar seating just 12 that’s tucked into the multi-faceted Kinship Studio. Founders sought to recreate the small neighbourhood bars scattered across Japan. The result is a devoted drinking space boasting a quartet of bar seats and a lounge.
Bokashi translates to ‘fermented organic matter’ – which for us means reusing waste to develop something useful. “Combining our local Indonesian ingredients with Japanese heritage, we strive to deliver the best quality and health-forward offerings combining unique local and international flavours. We value sustainability in our brand as much as we do in our daily lives.”
The Canggu eatery’s philosophy is that there should be no guilt involved when enjoying one of life’s greatest pleasures. FOLIE is owned by French Chef, Stephane Simond, whose fascination with fiery Asian flavors has created a love child between two grand food cultures, neither East or West, but an elegant fusion that comfortably sits in between.
“We are a plant based collective space consists of restaurant, community space, and soon a living space which will be opening in 2023. We are only using natural process and wholesome food based ingredients at our restaurant, almost everything is made in-house. We believe sustainable & conscious living is a necessity to preserve our mother Earth.”
“Whether you prefer a classic sushi selection or you’re in the mood to try something a bit more innovative, we’re sure to have something to satisfy your craving. We do everything we can to purchase organic fruits and vegetables from local source as we work closely will Bali’s farmers from Bedugul area mainly, where the quality is premium.”
From Italy’s most eclectic cities to buzzing Berawa, MILANO is where you can tuck into all that you love about the treasure chamber of the Mediterranean. The Milanese inspired restaurant’s food menu provides comfort, authentic, simple and fulfilling dishes with influences of different regions from our dearly beloved Italian cuisine.
MILK & MADU
The classic Milk & Madu experience revolves around exceptional food, expertly brewed coffee and a welcoming experience. Serving a delectable variety of all-day breakfasts, superb lunches and not to mention our fabulous dinner menu. “Milk & Madu is at the heart of our family where sustainability runs deep within our values”.
Indonesia’s very first natural wine restaurant and casual eatery and bar. “Mosto practices sustainability in every day decision making with the future in mind. It is about creating a relationship with the island and the world around us. Our sustainable methods start from the top line and work through to our entire team in each department.
Pels Supershop, a wholesome and ethical goods and eatery, located in the heart of Berawa since 2016. Being one of the pioneers of plant-based businesses in Bali, Pels take their holistic sustainable effort seriously yet casually and effortlessly.
Located in the heart of Berawa, Sababa’s cosy earthy atmosphere restaurant is serving casual East Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. “We want to commit to be the most respectful and sustainable possible on our project design, our operations and human resources.
With 2 locations across Bali (and soon to be 3), Sushimi could easily be considered the mecca of sushi train restaurants in Bali. “We attempt to source all our fish from local sustainable seafood suppliers through environmentally friendly methods.”
Tygr Food Concepts offers fresh made hand rolls, bespoke specialty rolls, and a variety of comfort hot dishes such as Ramen and Katsu Curry. The restaurant serves quality food at a reasonable price while supporting their staff and community with a positive impact and measurably sustainable principles.
Ulekan celebrates beautiful Indonesian recipes passed on from generations before being shared in an elevated dining atmosphere. “We work together with small-scale farmers and fishermen to source incredible produce all over Bali by choosing ingredients harvested and prepared in their traditional ways.”
Reaffirming its focus on seafood, Uni’s new menu leans heavily into Japanese-inspired flavours across both food and beverage. “We highlight the quality and diversity of locally caught seafood with the new dishes, made possible thanks to our close relationship with Indonesian suppliers and local fishermen.”
Lusa By/Suka serves up freshly brewed specialty coffee, cakes & pastries baked fresh each day and Australian style breakfast and lunch. As the sun sets, Lusa fires up neopolitana style pizza, housemade pasta and a range of steaks and roasts coupled with signature cocktails and live music.
Riviera is all about the taste of the French Riviera, impeccable crafted cocktails, a curated wine list, and an unforgettable atmosphere. Opened in 2020, chef Emilio has delighted Canggu with a memorable cuisine for every occasion — whether it is a light dinner for two or a celebration for 20.
A beautiful and cozy home with excellent choice of food. All Warung Gouthé’s staff are local and the team loves giving job opportunities to beginners. Most of them have been working for the restaurant since the very beginning. The staff members are regularly trained, just as if they were in a cooking school.
Perfecting what they have achieved over the years, Jalapeño serves delicious Tex Mex food and tequila base cocktails that will have you coming back for more. Open for both lunch and dinner service, Jalapeño is as much an experience as it is a place to be – come for the tacos but stay for the cocktails.
EAT & DRINK IN BATU BOLONG, CANGGU
Burgreens is the biggest healthy plant-based chain restaurant in Indonesia with 15 restaurant outlets in Jakarta, Tangerang, Bandung and now Bali. Burgreens has partnered with more than 600 Indonesian farmers and sources most of the ingredients used in its restaurants directly from small to mid-sized farmers and food artisans who apply sustainable farming and food production at fair-trade prices.
Cafe Vida specialises in using healing botanical plants in all their biohacking recipes which promote health, wellbeing and boosts energy. Offering customers nutritionally rich gluten free food made from pure nature based ingredients supporting local communities who care for the environment by sourcing high quality organic produce from sustainable local farmers, fishermen and artisans.
Koast is for tropical dreamers and culinary explorers with a taste for quality. “We are passionate about this beautiful island we are blessed to live on. Our commitment is to continually grow and rise to the occasion, reducing and recycling our waste, using biodegradable packaging, sourcing quality and local ingredients whilst bringing awareness to our team and supporting our local community.”
LUIGI’S HOT PIZZA
An Italian Pizzeria located in the heart of Canggu.” Luigis Hot Pizza practices sustainability in every day decision making with the future in mind. It is about creating a relationship with the island and the world around us.”
La Baracca serves authentic Italian cuisine, creating special dishes that are infused with the local culture. The restaurant is committed to minimizing its environmental impact starting by using exclusively recycled materials in their decor.”
MADE’S BANANA FLOUR
The world’s first banana flour bakery. “Made’s Banana Flour’s entire business model is based around the use of banana waste. 50% of bananas globally is thrown away, we turn waste into a sustainable process to fuel the world healthy food.”
A modern Australian restaurant. Mason prides itself on using carefully sourced, quality ingredients to make good food from scratch, by hand. The restaurant is dedicated to using locally sourced, sustainable and organic ingredients and makes its charcuterie and cheese in-house.
Decked out in alternative art pieces, indoor palms, and vintage decor, this stylish restaurant serves up tasty sharing plates and a cocktail menu that will knock your socks off! Penny Lane’s leftover foods are given to farmers around the village to provide food for their pigs, cattle, and for compost.
MOTION FITNESS CAFÉ
Motion Café is the place to go for fitness addicts and people that love to eat healthy and clean. Motion supports local farmers and uses organic products whenever possible. Their dishes’ ingredients are combined for best nutrition absorption, flavoring with fresh herbs and spices.
The only tiny and crispy pizza in Bali. Pizza Fabbrica has a different approach when it comes to dough and tomato sauce. The venue is working to be 100% plastic free. Glass is recycled and packaging is sustainable.
Established in 2011, Revolver was geared towards serving Australian style coffee, accidentally revolutionizing the caffeine scene in Bali. From Seminyak to Canggu, Revolver’s offering has expanded to a multifaceted food and beverage business that stays true to their original ethos.
Santanera is conversation of Latin American flavors, European influences and fine local ingredients. This multicultural melting pot is a place to graze on plates-to-share, to connect over cocktails and lose track of time.
A casual restaurant and sports bar serving a range of British and American homestyle cuisine with sports played live and in HD. The Bench is dedicated to using locally sourced, sustainable and organic ingredients and operates without single-use plastics.
TIMES BEACH WARUNG
Without any signage, guests will notice our huts under the Pura Dalem trees, opposite the local temple, facing a sprawling view of the Indian ocean. The story of a local fisherman, a local Ibu (mother), and a local surfer banding together through a local beach Warung, bringing good people together.
The Common embodies the laid-back community of Canggu; the perfect little haven to connect, refresh, work & play. “At The Common, sustainable practices are integrated into everything we do with our staff collecting and recycling aluminium, plastic and cardboard everyday.”
A delicious buffet serving more than 40 dishes everyday where customers can build their own plate choosing the extensive choice of dishes from all over Indonesia. Warung Local was established in June 2019 and is owned by local people, with local taste and local vibe.
Fresh, regional ingredients from Mother Bali herself. 100% organic vegetables handpicked, from the Bali mountains. Fish caught fresh, from the nearby ocean. Recipes curated and perfected with love. Slow down, gather & share with your nearest and dearest friends.
EAT & DRINK IN PADANG LINJONG, CANGGU
Bringing Scandinavian vibes and comfort to the tropics. Copenhagen runs a “too good to go concept”, where products are sold at 50% discount on the day of expiry to help reduce food waste. Copenhagen values highly quality local ingredients and in house products.
“At GIVE, we are doing things a little differently. We are a 100% Plant Based Cafe that gives 100% of its profit to the people & the places that need it most. Our overall mission is to change the way people eat, think & GIVE. We offer an array of fresh local produce each day.”
Wholesome sourdough loaves and pastries. “In our bakery, we work closely with suppliers to minimize (plastic) packaging, we buy in bulk to minimize packaging, we use reusable bags and jars, we separate organic trash paper, glass, plastic and metal.”
EAT & DRINK IN PERERENAN, CANGGU
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ARTE is a relaxed beach-side space to enjoy the flavours of a wood fired oven and homemade Italian cuisine. Surrounded by the artwork of local artists and books from our collaborative library project, we aim to inspire artistic minds and creative thinking with a warm relaxed atmosphere and authentic Italian home-cooking.
A fish eatery and Spanish bar wrapped into one. Pescado is upping the gourmet game in this budding neighbourhood, with amazing tapas plates of the finest fish and Mediterranean flavours, served up in an industrial-chic setting. Pescado is being conscious about its environment and footprint and is supporting its local community.
Shelter Pererenan is a contemporary restaurant where authenticity meets artistry. Inspired by the vibrant and intense flavours of the Middle East and the Mediterranean. The venue was built with natural elements, sourcing sustainable produce and partnering with local suppliers to provide a unique dining experience.
The Hula people are long term residents of the neighborhood or just visiting for a laidback vibe with great quality service and food. The kitchen is all about colorful plates, fresh local ingredients and wholesome food. Coffee beans and baked goods are house-roasted and home-made every morning.
“Our produce is seasonal, fresh and almost completely local and our dishes are vibrant, colourful and delicate. Our interior design pays homage to nature and our surroundings, the original structure is made from reclaimed wood, no trees were harmed in the making of Woods.
Bringing the story of Lebanese hospitality & love of sharing food all the way from Beirut. “The concept of Zali was born from our belief that sharing food is sharing stories and spreading happiness. Sustainability, local sourcing and giving back to the community are all essential parts of our Zali.”