Heavenly cool, crunchy or soft – ice-cream shops, French pastries and classic American doughnut cafes – Bali strikes the incredible array of venues, where the sweet tooth among us can treat themselves to delicious desserts. Complete with an excellent selection of coffee and teas, each of the venues stands out with its unique product, intriguing visitors and inviting to discover the whole new world of sweets. As the saying goes, life’s too short to wait for the dessert, so we’ve done the groundwork for you and picked up the most enticing venues to visit first. Check out our delightful sweet-tooth cafeterias in Seminyak (and around), and enjoy the sugary treats, guilt-free, of course.
1. Dreamwave Donuts – Canggu
The Bali’s new and eccentric Dreamwave Donuts shop serves the homemade doughnuts in a cool, new-retro space, located in the cool-as-can-be neighbourhood of Canggu. Organic, 100% plant-based and waste-free, the locale is a doughnut’s pioneer in Bali, offering the mouth-watering buns complete with epic coffees. The menu highlights include the Triple Chocolate, Blueberries and Cream doughnuts.
Image Credit: Dreamwave Donuts | Canggu, Bali
Open daily: 9 AM-6 PM
Address: Jalan Tanah Barak Bali
2. Porncakes – Legian
And it’s not a mistype. The brand new pancake house, despite the name, specialises in fluffy, mouth-watering pancakes and delicious coffee to complete the heavenly culinary experience. Porncakes also offers a selection of delicious desserts including the old-school New York cheesecake and chocolate brownie, which will make you lick fingers.
Image Credit: Porncakes | Legian, Bali
Open: Monday-Saturday – 9 AM-8.30 PM, Sunday – 9 AM-5 PM
Address: Porncakes. Jl. Raya Legian No.457, Legian
3. Gusto Gelato – Seminyak
Founded by an Italian couple, Gusto Gelato is one of the first Bali-based ice-cream-gelateria shops in Seminyak. All ice-creams are 100% organic and homemade, offering seasonal fruit flavours like mango, coconut, passion fruit as well as favourite Snickers, Hokey Pokey and Cremino. Besides the mouth-watering ice-creams, the venue also serves high-quality Italian coffee and a range of desserts to-die-for.
Open daily: 10 AM-10 PM
Address: Jl. Mertanadi No.46B, Seminyak
4. Yogurt Republic
The inviting Yogurt Republic sits right in the heart of Seminyak, making it almost impossible to miss the shop, also due to a stylish, eye-catching design. As for produce, the venue serves fresh and natural frozen yoghurts, prepared according to the traditional Greek yoghurt recipe with a variety of toppings, nuts and seasonal fruits. All yoghurts are made daily, ensuring the freshest and the highest quality of ingredients.
Image Credit: Yogurt Republic | Seminyak, Bali
Open daily: 9 AM-12 AM
Address: Jl. Raya Seminyak 14
5. Monsieur Spoon
Monsieur Spoon is an artisan French Bakery café, founded and run by two Parisian cousins. The elegant venue offers authentic, freshly baked French croissants, handmade pastries and cakes as well as house-blend coffee and seasonal juices. Open from the morning till late evening, the café became a trendy hot spot among both Bali ex-pats and tourists alike.
Image Credit: Monsieur Spoon | Seminyak, Bali
Open daily: 7 AM-9 PM
Address: Jl. Kayu Cendana Oberoi No.2
6. Chef Cakes Bakery – Seminyak
Located off the beaten path, on the outskirts of Seminyak, Chef Cakes Bakery is a go-to place if you need a special occasion cake or crave for sweet breakfast. Menu highlights include made-to-order cakes, pastries and fresh bread prepared daily and with the finest ingredients both locally sourced and imported. Treat yourself to a delightful chocolate muffin or a couple of freshly made macarons with a cup of aromatic coffee on the spot – the best way to start a day in a paradise!
Image Credit: Chef Cakes Bakery | Denpasar, Bali
Open daily: 6.30 AM-5 PM
Address: Tegallalang, Jl. Gunung Salak No.4, Padangsambian Klod, Kec. Denpasar Bar., Kota Denpasar
Popping up around Seminyak and around, there are dozens of fantastic cafeterias that specialize in sweets and fresh bakery. From Bali’s first and unique soufflé pancake house to authentic Italian gelato to made-to-order custom cakes – there are half a dozen delightful venues to treat your taste buds to sumptuous desserts of all kinds. Do a favour to yourself and visit them all!