Lovina Life Julia

Top 5 cafes in Lovina

When we arrived in Lovina it was like arriving on a different island.

Famous for its waterfalls, mountain hikes and the tranquillity the north of Bali is completely different than the Southern Hipster area.

Besides the calm atmosphere and the amazing mountain views, we were of course also excited about the food.

We put together a list of our favorite cafes in Lovina for your best experience in Northern Bali.

The Top 5 Cafes in Lovina

Read on to find the top 5 places to have breakfast, lunch & dinner in our favorite cafes in Lovina.

No matter if you prefer Western food or want to try the local cuisine Lovina’s cafes offer something for everyone. ;)

Akar Cafe – mid-range $$

This cute place offers delicious vegetarian and vegan food.

You can sit on the front, right next to the street, or in the back, next to a tiny stream.

They also serve delicious Milkshakes and have homemade ice cream.

During our 2 weeks stay in Lovina we visited a few times.

We tried the mixed fruit juice (20.000IDR) & different milkshakes (35.000IDR), as well as Illy Espresso (30.000IDR).

For lunch/dinner we had plates for 2.

Once the Mixed Tapas (95.000IDR) & once the Mexican Plate (70.000IDR).

Which was enough for me, but Berni ordered something extra each time. ;)

Opening hours: 7am – 10pm

Address: Jl. Binaria, Kalibubuk

Akar Cafe TapasAkar Cafe Mexican Plate Akar Cafe Julia

Lovina Life – upper-range $$$

The Lovina Life is a boutique hotel including a lovely cafe.

This place reminded us a lot of the hip places in Canggu.

The interior is beautifully decorated and the staff super nice and helpful.

We came by a few times for lunch, breakfast or just 1 or 2 coffee.

For breakfast, we had the yoghurt fruit bowl (30.000IDR), Lovina fried rice (30.000IDR), mocha frappe (27.000IDR) & a hot green tea latte (25.000IDR).

Another time we tried the green chicken curry (45.000IDR) and the ayam goreng sambal hijau (45.000IDR).

Both super spicy!!

Even though we did ask to make it not too spicy. :D

But still delicious!

We also tried the cookie crunch frape (27.000IDR), the red velvet & the taro latte (each 25.000IDR).

Which were amazing!

Take in mind that at Lovina Life the prices are EXCLUSIVE tax and tip!

Opening hours: 7:30am – 10:30pm

Address: Jl. Raya Lovina-Singaraja

Lovina Life

Lovina Life Fried Rice Lovina Life Muesli Bowl

Cafe Greco – upper-range $$$

Yes, we went to a Greek restaurant in Bali. :D

Berni spent his childhood vacations in Greece so we had to try this place out!

We did NOT regret it!

For dinner we had the Greek salad (55.000IDR) twice, one Moussaka (70.000IDR), tried different fruit juices (25.000IDR) and small Bintangs (30.000IDR).

And, of course, had dessert.

All the cakes are homemade and delicious.

We tried the tiramisu and the, I think it was called, Greco Napolitaner – the best dessert in Bali so far!

It’s like a giant vanilla cream cake.

They do also serve Indonesian food and burgers and have a big breakfast range.

Be aware, all prices again EXCLUSIVE tax & tip!

Opening hours: 8:30am – 11pm (Thursday – Saturday until midnight)

Address: Jl. Mawar, Kalibukbuk jl rayn singaraja-seririt  Buleleng

Cafe Greco Greek Salad Cafe Greco TzatzikiCafe Greco Napolitaner Cake


Global Village Kafe – mid- $$ to lower-range $

The Kafe is run by a non-profit organization.

All the profits are donated to the Global Village Foundation.

With the sole mission of assisting the disadvantaged and the disabled of North Bali to live a better life.

They serve Indonesian food and interpretations from global dishes.

It’s not a gourmet cuisine, but we liked the purpose of the place!

We had the Green Curry and Gado Gado.

For drinks a mixed juice and beer.

In total we paid 225.000IDR.

The Global Village Kafe sells lots of useful stuff as well.

We bought, for example, natural mosquito spray (25.000IDR), soap (3bars for 21.000IDR) and donated some money in exchange for 2 self-made bracelets. :)

Opening hours: 8am – 10pm

Address: Jl. Raya Seririt-Singaraja, Desa Kalibukbuk

Global Village Kafe Gado Gado Global Village Kafe Curry

Warung Jegeg – lower-range &

Berni found this place after a little research.

As you know we love to try the local cuisine and in Bali the best place to do that is a Warung.

The owner offered us a mix of Balinese dishes.

And what we got was amazing.

  • Ayam Kecap (chicken in a sweet soy sauce)
  • Tempe Bumbu Manus Crispy (soy and peanuts in sweet soy sauce)
  • Beregedel (fried mashed potatoes)
  • Chicken Curry
  • Steamed rice

For drinks, we had water and a Bintang and in total we paid 190.000IDR.

The amount and taste of the food were totally worth the price!

Opening hours: 8am – 10pm

Address: JL. Raya Lovina, Anturan, Kec. Buleleng

Warung Jegeg Balinese Mix

After the delicious food at Warung Jegeg we decided to prepare those local dishes ourselves in one of their cooking classes.

Check our experience about doing a Cooking Class in Bali and why you have to do one (including all the Balinese recipes)!

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