This cafe has been getting so much attention on Instagram and it is not difficult to understand why. The cafe is MADE for Instagram with its numerous photo opportunities—from OOTD corners, a huge mural to the prettiest food and drinks.
We paid a visit to this LA-inspired cafe and here’s what we loved about Coffee Cartel, Bali.
We have to, however, admit that upon stepping into the indoor dining area, we were pretty underwhelmed. The main dining area on the first level of the cafe is pretty dull; minimal efforts were taken to “beautify” the place.
The saving grace of the first level is the outdoor seats, complete with patterned floor tiles and marble tables. That’s where most of the food shots you see on Instagram were taken.
There is also a little outdoor area at the back of the cafe where a fake dining table is set up. Well, you can really sit there if you wish to but the cacti in the background are huge—if it doesn’t bother you.
On the second level of Coffee Cartel is a quaint, home-like space with couch seats and an outdoor “balcony”.
The menu is definitely one to love. Much thoughts have been put into curating a wholesome, (relatively) healthy Aussie-style selection. You can expect a whole range of fresh juices and smoothie bowls, coffee and flavoured lattes, salads and brunch mains, as well as interesting Indonesia-influenced dishes.
You have to go for the smoothie bowl. We tried the Pink Smoothie Bowl (IDR 65,000) and it was fresh and refreshing. And very photogenic; that’s what we all care about too, right?
There is also the Zucchini & Corn Fritters that is a very typical Australian-style brunch dish and Coffee Cartel did it well. Generous pieces of fritters were complemented with a side of mashed avocado and chilli salsa, all for IDR 60,000.
The Mie Goreng Crumbed Chicken Burger (IDR 75,000) may sound weird at first, but it deserves a mention too. As the name suggests, the chicken patty comes with a Mie Goreng Crumb and it is accompanied by tomato, smashed avo and sambal mayo.
And forget regular coffee, you all. Go for the Pink Beetroot Latte (IDR 35,000) or the Turmeric Latte (IDR 35,000). Sure, besides making your social media feeds pretty, these naturally-flavoured lattes are actually very light yet tasty!
Are you ready to visit Coffee Cartel the next time you are in Bali?
Jl. Lb. Sari No.8, Kerobokan Kelod,
Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Tel: +62 821 4525 1005
Daily: 6am – 5pm