It is no secret that Bali is home to some of the best cafes and restaurants. While we enjoyed visiting all the cafes that we have been to on our trip to Seminyak, one place that won all our hearts in an instant is NOOK, a gorgeous local eatery overlooking breathtaking views of the paddy fields.
What we love about NOOK is that the cafe is tucked away from the bustling Seminyak area, but still within walking distance to the main street. Escape from the crowd and enjoy some traditional Indonesian delights that do not lose out to those you will find in warungs.
NOOK is busiest during the day, as visitors are able to take in beautiful views of the paddy fields and even pose for some pictures with the green pastures as their backdrops. Head over in the evening to catch a magnificent sunset during good weather.
NOOK’s Nasi Goreng Ayam (RP45,000/ S$4.50) was decent, but it paled in comparison to the signature Nasi Campur.
Nasi Campur Special (RP49,000/ S$4.90) is our favourite dish at NOOK—in fact, it is the one of the best Nasi Campur we have tried in Bali. Every side dish is so delicious and diners get a variety of mixed meat, vegetables, tempeh and egg given in bite-sized portions.
We would travel all the way to NOOK just to eat the Nasi Campur.
Another dish to try at NOOK is Ayam Betutu (RP55,000/ S$5.50). This is a traditional Balinese dish featuring steamed chicken cooked in bumbu betutu, a type of spice mix. It was full-flavoured and we enjoyed every morsel.
Jalan Umalas 1, Gg Nook Nr. 1
Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
Tel: +62 0361 8475 625
Daily: 8am – 11pm