Travels with a Gourmet

a food lover's travels, memorable meals, culinary trials and gastronomic experiences

Sanur, on the eastern side of southern tip of Bali, is mostly residential.  It is also where the first hotels on the island opened up many years ago.  Today, Sanur still retains a more relaxed appeal with much less tourists (although lots of expats live around here) than overpopulated Kuta or hip and happening Seminyak.
There is one two-lane road that runs parallel to the bypass in Sanur called Jalan Danau Tamblingan and it’s where most of Sanur’s hotels and restaurants are.  Right smack in the middle of this road is the Sanur institution, Cafe Batujimbar.  Popular with expats and locals, Cafe Batujimbar is a well-located, bright, open-air cafe which serves sandwiches, salads and some Indonesian specialties along with cakes and coffees.  They open early which is why its’ a popular hangout for the Sanur mums who stop by for a coffee after doing the school run at the nearby Bali International School.
We did just that after the early morning drop-off and had a quick breakfast before heading back to Uluwatu which is a 45-minute drive from Sanur. We sat at one of the shaded outdoor tables and had double espressos and toasted country bread with butter and homemade jam. The espresso was thick and with lots of crema and the milk served alongside was hot and foamy – perfect cup to jumpstart the morning. (It seems that they get their coffee beans from Kopi Bali which is probably why it’s good.) We also shared a carrot-apple-ginger juice (25,000 Rupiah, around US$3) which was good although a tad pricey for Bali.  There were lots of other tempting things on the menu so we will definitely be stopping by again for some breakfast or lunch one of these days.


Cafe Batujimbar
No. 75A Jalan Danau Tamblingan , Sanur  
BALI ,Indonesia  80228
Telephone: +62 361 28 7374

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