Best for Aussie café civilization and specialist java: Milk Espresso
Rise and shine at Coffee Espresso for darn good coffee and classic Aussie brekkie combos at tropics homely surroundings. Think bacon eggs benedict, smashing avocado, and smoothie dishes. Open in the evenings too, these men make an average cocktail (Espresso Martinis are their thang). Swing by on a Wednesday or Friday due to their two-for-one cocktails and live songs.
Milk Espresso, Jl Raya Kuta, Kuta, Lombok, p.+62 822 6618 9839. Open 7am — 12am.
Best for chilled outside hangs: Bush Radio
A warehouse with laid back and entertaining vibes. Serving seriously tasty salads, sandwich, smoothie bowls and juices, everything at Bush Radio is homemade, fresh and packed full of goodness. Their home-baked sourdough is a standout.
Bush Radio, Jl Raya Kuta, Kuta, Lombok, p.+62 852 5342 7611, e. email@example.com. Open daily 8am — 4pm.
Best for a tranquil oasis: Kenza
Fresh and healthy is the name of the game at Kenza. A peaceful little retreat beneath the busy crossroads of town. Admire the beautiful and calming interiors though you charge up on one of their superfood smoothies. From the vegan green wrap to poultry parmigiana, there’s something for everyone. Great little homewares treasures are available here too.
Kenza Lombok, Jl Raya Kuta, Kuta, Lombok. Open daily 7.30am — 10pm.
Best for rooftop Mediterranean vibes: Markisa Restaurant
Escape the fantastic roads and cool down in this breezy rooftop restaurant and pool bar — Markisa. A quick glance at the mouth-watering menu here and you’re going to need to order one of everything. Think tomato crostinis, grilled sardines, anchovy toast, and octopus ragu — an ever-changing list of Mediterranean favorites.
Markisa Restaurant, Jl Pariwisata Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Lombok, p.+62 853 3850 5058. e. firstname.lastname@example.org. Open daily 7.30am — 3pm. Evenings soon.
Best for plant-based goodness: Terra
Eating to live, instead of living to eat, is the motto at Terra, serving up a colorful array of raw, vegan, vegetarian and plant-based goodness. Regardless if you go for a smoothie or salad you choose all the ingredients while the staff whip it up for you — then you may enjoy your creation on their beautiful and fresh rooftop terrace. Come at the right time, and you might also grab their pop-up tasting dishes and cooking classes.
Terra, Jl Pariwisata Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Lombok, p.+62 859 6412 3010. Open daily 8am — 8pm. Pop up dishes also.