I’m one week into my first trip to Bali and I’m in love with the island. One of the best things about Bali is its flourishing healthy food scene. Smoothie bowls, kombucha, and juices are everywhere. I’m in heaven.

I’ll be posting about each of my favorite Bali cafes, and then I’ll put together a comprehensive, “Best of Bali” guide for you after my trip.

First up is Nook in Seminyak.


On our first morning in Bali, Tom and I hopped in a Bluebird Taxi and headed straight to Nook. It was recommended by my friend, Rachel who’s from Jakarta and regularly visits Bali. She has excellent taste, so I knew Nook would not disappoint.

Just outside of the bustling streets of Seminyak, Nook is located amongst Bali’s peaceful and stunning, bright green rice fields. The restaurant has an open air plan and the decor is gorgeous, featuring wooden tables and benches, rattan chairs, linen pillows and woven straw light fixtures under bougainvillea. It had a definite Tulum vibe, just with a view of green rice fields instead of the blue Caribbean Sea.

I instantly felt relaxed in the airy, tranquil atmosphere at Nook. There’s not a bad place to sit; all of the tables have a great view and get a lovely breeze off the rice fields.

Let’s get down to the food. Everything was delicious. We stuck to the breakfast menu, but I’d like to go back for the lunch and dinner options which include sandwiches, burgers, grilled fish and local Balinese dishes like Nasi Goreng. 
As you can probably guess, I started with a smoothie and Tom had a pot of English Breakfast Tea. 
Blushing Berry Beet Smoothie:
beetroot, strawberries, raspberries, apple, coconut water
Next, we each ordered a smoothie bowl. I had the Wayan and Tom went with the Kaman. Eating smoothie bowls with a view of the rice fields was my official “welcome to Bali” moment. 
Wayan Smoothie Bowl: 
kale, spinach, avocado, banana and mango, topped with grated coconut, granola, goji berries, mango slices and flax seeds
Kaman Smoothie Bowl:
vanilla protein powder, banana, dates, cinnamon, ginger, carrot and soy milk, topped with dragon fruit, mango, goji berries, granola, grated coconut, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds and flax seeds 
Both bowls were drool-worthy-delicious. And, how gorgeous is that presentation?!
We were pretty full by this point, but managed to share avocado toast with poached eggs.
Nook’s Smashed Avocado On Crusty Bread with Poached Eggs:
topped with rucola, cherry tomatoes, red radish, crumbled feta cheese, dill and black sesame seeds
I’ve had my share of avocado on toast over the years and Nook’s is in the top 3. The unique combination of radish, dill and black sesame gave it a delightful, tangy flavor with a slightly spicy kick. I’ll definitely be experimenting with this combo at home in the future. 

I could have happily stayed at Nook all day, ordering more food and eventually moving onto the very tempting signature cocktails – Spicy Lemon Basil Mojito, Turmeric-Ginger Detox with Rum. . . YUM!


After brunch, we walked around the rice fields and checked out Nook’s small gift shop, featuring gorgeous, locally-made baskets, wooden carvings and signs with messages like “Remember this: very little is needed to make a happy life.” I couldn’t agree more, especially with this amazing setting and smoothie bowls. I’m all set!

Brunch at Nook was the perfect way to kick off our trip. It’s a must for brunch in Seminyak.


Jl. Umalas 1 Gang Nook No. 1, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
+62 361 8475625