CAFES & RESTAURANTS
Many moons ago, on one of my first trips to Bali, I came across the most delightful cafe. The food was delicious, the coffee brilliant and more than anything, this new shop/cafe I stumbled upon had a soul. Some places you walk in, and they’re beautiful and perfect. They have the right furniture, the right flooring, the right artwork. But there’s no magic. And some other places, none of that matters, because the love they transmit engulfs you the moment you enter and fills you with a sense of comfort, bliss and happiness that makes their store stay in your memory forever. Bungalow Living Cafe is that store.
I guess I wasn’t the only person to get such a good impression. The New York Times thought it was pretty special too, naming it as one of the places to visit when you come to Canggu.
Bungalow Living Cafe has been evolving since the first time I visited. They have now expanded the store to make room for more soft furnishings, lamps, decor items and they even made space for a bedroom display, which doubles as their front window. Bungalow takes you on a journey from the moment you enter the store to the moment you leave. The white walls, the ceiling and doorway details are reminiscent of Morocco, the interior of the cafe has an Ubud feeling to it and the outside sitting area has a taste of Providence.
In this store, the art is in the details. Their styling is impeccable, the trinkets, books, pillows, throws, lamps, and flower arrangements are enchanting. Basically, you want to take it all. It’s impossible to leave the store empty-handed, and if for some miracle you do, it’s probably because you lost track of time while enjoying the atmosphere. The pace slowed right down, and you ordered a refreshing cold drink or a cuppa and cake. The bungalow has its own rhythm, it slows you down to island time, and all of a sudden you start to understand what Bali is all about.
BUNGALOW LIVING CAFE
Tel: 0361 844 6567
Address: Jalan Pantai Berawa 35A, Canggu 80361, Bali, Indonesia