Good Places To Eat in Bali

One of the things I LOVE the most in Bali is the numerous choices of food available. From Indonesian to Italian, you’ll never run out of options – which is important to me because I always look forward to the food in every trip. Plus, every place is great for photos!

I’ve listed down some of the restaurants and cafe’s we’ve visited, broken down by area. This is a small slice of the amount of choices available! Just thinking about it, I can’t wait to be back and explore some new and tasty places.

KUTA

Made’s Warung

We stayed in Kuta this time around and Made’s Warung was recommended by our guide. It’s classic Indonesian food – Babi guling, chicken stay, nasi goreng, gado-gado. It’s good and so filling.

Dod’s Burger Bali

Dod’s reminds me of a local Shake Shack conveniently located a few minutes away from the beach. Aside from the cheeseburger, please try the onion rings they were delicious and real, not the overly floured type.

Jamie’s Italian Kuta

For a casual Italian place, Jamie’s Italian was a winner in the service department. The pasta was so-so but the calamari was super soft with a bit of spice. So good.

SEMINYAK

Kynd Community

I’ve seen Kynd in Instagram so much, I just had to go there. I’ve always wondered about the “acai bowls” and that green bowl was so good. I do wish it was colder, or a tad frozen because the heat was killing us that day. We also tried vegan donuts which were not bad. This place is also packed all the time.

Sisterfield’s

This modern Australian cafe is also always packed, especially in the mornings. Try the Eggs Benedict, you won’t regret it.

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Motel Mexicola

I love Mexican food and Motel Mexicola delivered. Went there for lunch and while the interiors were funky, it was quiet and chill. Motel Mexicola transforms at night for you to enjoy cocktails and music.

Revolver Coffee

Go for the mural, stay for the coffee!

Warung Nia

We took a cooking class at Warung Nia and sincerely enjoyed it. Although I haven’t cooked anything Indonesian since that class, we had great food for lunch that day and an unforgettable experience.

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Pre-Wedding Shoot Guide in Bali, Indonesia

Sometimes, the universe conspires to create something beautiful – despite quick preparations and some scheduling conflicts!

We were going to Bali, Indonesia originally as a family trip with my brother, his fiancée and a few other relatives. But around November last year and a seat sale, they booked Pullout Prod for a pre-wedding video shoot in the island of the gods.

It was up to me to schedule and coordinate the whole thing and seeing these photos, comes a sense of fulfillment that hey, behind the scenes and the endless water bottles, it all came together beautifully. Even more so in celebrating love between two people.

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If you wish to shoot your engagement photos or video in Bali without a legit coordinator there, here are some tips in order to make it happen!

  1. For this trip, we combined touring + shooting!
  2. There are extra fees for pre-wedding shoots. It costs extra Rp 500,000 “donation” for Tanah Lot and Rp 600,000 in Beratan Lake. When I say extra this is on top of parking and entrance fees.
  3. Drones are not allowed in some areas. For Tanah Lot, we were allowed to fly the drone only because we paid for the pre-wedding fee. Beratan Lake, Batuan Tample and Uluwatu Temple don’t allow drones.
  4. We got away with a few bits of payments by opting out of formal wear. Gowns and suits attract attention and soon enough you’ll have one of the staff approaching to pay the donation (which is a fixed price haha)
  5. Some temples have a dress code. For Batuan temple, a sarong must be worn at all times while for Uluwatu temple, a sarong is only worn when shorts are above the knee.
  6. The heat is exhausting – so bring lots of refreshments and snacks!
  7. Research ahead of time which areas to go to because it takes 45 minutes up to 1 hour to go to each location.
  8. Public beaches are beautiful and free!
  9. Be early. All of the places we shot at were tourist spots. These photos all came together with a bit of luck, early call times and camera magic!
  10. It is a must to communicate with your transport, guide and team to see what they need and what must be done.

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We’ll share the video with you soon!

Photography & Video : Pullout Productions (Mart & Dabid)

Hotel: Cara Cara Inn

Transportation & Guide: Made Nata

Locations:

Tanah Lot Temple

Beratan Lake

Melasti Beach

Batuan Temple

Sacred Monkey Forest and Temple

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