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Where to Eat in Lovina: A Guide for Solo Travellers

If you’re a female solo traveller exploring the beautiful island of Bali, then Lovina is a must-visit destination. With its relaxing beaches, stunning sunsets, and warm hospitality, this charming coastal town has so much to offer. And when it comes to food, Lovina does not disappoint. From cosy breakfast spots to romantic dinner restaurants with breathtaking views, this guide will take you on a culinary journey through the best places to eat in Lovina.

Best Breakfast Spots

I’ve been to quite a few hotels and I have to say they all offered a delicious and filling breakfast. But if you missed your breakfast here’re a few options to choose from 🥐

For Vegans:

Akar Cafe is a hidden gem in Lovina that offers delicious vegan dishes and freshly brewed coffee. It’s the perfect spot to start your day with a hearty breakfast of avocado toast, smoothie bowls, or their signature “Big Breakfast” – a plate filled with tofu scramble, tempeh bacon, roasted potatoes and veggies.

Price references: You can get avocado on toast here for IDR 55K and smoothies for IDR 35K.

For the Hipsters:

Coffee Bar nAu is a cosy and laid-back cafe that serves some of the best coffee in town. Their menu includes mouthwatering breakfast items such as croissants, pancakes, and omelettes. But what makes this place truly special is its hipster vibe – with eclectic decor, good music and friendly staff, it’s the perfect spot to relax and enjoy your morning cup of joe.

Price references: A matcha latte here is IDR 20K, pastries around IDR 40K and americano IDR 13K.

Balinese Deliciousness:

Barclona Lovina Bar & Restaurant is a popular spot among both locals and tourists for its authentic Balinese cuisine. Their breakfast menu includes traditional dishes such as Nasi Goreng (fried rice), Mie Goreng (fried noodles) and Bubur Ayam (chicken porridge). It’s a great way to start your day with some local flavours and experience the true taste of Bali.

Price references: Fried rice here is around IDR 60K, pancakes IDR 15K and iced cappuccino IDR 12K.

Delicious Lunch Places to Check Out!

There is nothing better than a delicious and filling lunch after a full morning in Lovina. Maybe you went snorkeling or visiting some temples. Here are some options for you:

For Vegans:

Buda Bakery & Resto is a must-visit for all the vegans out there. This charming bakery and restaurant offers a wide variety of vegan dishes such as burgers, wraps, and salads. But what sets them apart is their freshly baked bread, cakes, and pastries – all made with organic ingredients. It’s the perfect lunch spot for those looking for healthy and delicious options.

Price references: A smoothie bowl is about IDR 50K, vegan rice burger is IDR 95K, vegan pancake IDR 45K and cappuccino is IDR 32K.

For Hipsters:

COFFEENOSKY Coffee & Eatery has a unique concept of combining coffee and art – with a gallery space inside the cafe showcasing local artists’ work. Their lunch menu includes gourmet sandwiches, salads, and pasta dishes that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are delicious. With its cool and artsy vibe, this place is perfect for a midday break from exploring the city.

Price references: Grilled chicken pesto burger is IDR 35K, salmon burger IDR 50K and a salad is IDR 35K.

Balinese Cuisine:

Warung Nemo Lovina is a small, family-owned warung (restaurant) that serves authentic Balinese dishes at affordable prices. The menu changes daily depending on the freshest ingredients available, but you can always expect tasty and flavorful meals here. Enjoy your lunch in their cosy outdoor seating area while taking in the beautiful views of Lovina Beach. This place is also great for dinner!

Price references: Nasi Goreng here starts from IDR 25K, grilled seafood IDR 105K and fish soup is around IDR 35K.

Best Dinner Restaurants to Go Solo

Dinner in Lovina are special, especially by the sea overlooking a spectacular sunset! I’ll give you a few options here including a romantic restaurant, because why not? Travelling alone doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a romantic setting or you will always be on your own! ✨

For Vegans:

Warung Music is a cosy and intimate restaurant that specializes in vegan Balinese cuisine. Their menu is full of delicious plant-based dishes, using ingredients sourced from local farmers. The atmosphere here is warm and friendly, with live music performances adding to the dining experience. Don’t miss out on their famous tempeh satay or jackfruit rendang.

Price references: A full meal would be around IDR 100K and drinks starting from IDR 10K.

For Beach Lovers:

Spice Beach Club combines stunning ocean views with a hip and vibrant atmosphere, making it an ideal spot for dinner. Enjoy delectable fusion cuisine that seamlessly blends international flavours with local ingredients. From mouthwatering sushi rolls to succulent grilled seafood, every dish at Spice Beach Club is a work of art that will leave you craving for more.

Price references: salads start from IDR 65K, pork chops IDR 220K and grilled fish around IDR 190K.

Romantic Dining:

Mentari Lovina Bar & Kitchen is a romantic garden restaurant that offers an unforgettable dining experience. The menu features exquisite Balinese and international dishes, created with love by the talented chef. With soft lighting, cosy seating, and a beautiful garden setting, Mentari Lovina Bar & Kitchen is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic dinner with your loved one.

Price references: deep fried local fish here is around IDR 85K, a beef burger also IDR 85K and a steak is IDR 155K.

Best Restaurants with a View

Lovina is blessed with stunning views that can elevate your dining experience to new heights. Here are two restaurants that offer not only delicious food but also breathtaking vistas:

The Damai Restaurant

Nestled among lush greenery, The Damai Restaurant provides an enchanting setting overlooking the surrounding hills and valleys. Indulge in their gourmet dishes inspired by both Indonesian and international cuisines while immersing yourself in the beauty of nature.

Price range: IDR 300K – IDR 700K. Yes, it’s quite expensive compared to local restaurants but you pay for high quality food and location.

Sunset Bar The Lovina

Located on a cliff overlooking the ocean, Sunset Bar The Lovina is an open-air bar that offers panoramic views of the sunset while serving up delicious cocktails and tapas. They also offer live music which takes your experience to another level.

Price references: A Balinese salad here is about IDR 79K, nasi goreng IDR 95K and chocolate cake IDR 75K.

FAQ: Answering Your Burning Questions

What to eat in Lovina?

Lovina offers a wide range of culinary delights to satisfy every palate. From vegan options to traditional Balinese cuisine, there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss out on trying local specialities like nasi goreng (fried rice), satay skewers, or babi guling (roast suckling pig) for an authentic taste of Bali 🍚

Where to eat in Lovina Beach?

Lovina Beach is lined with wonderful dining options that cater to different tastes and preferences. Some popular choices include Spice Beach Club for a hip and trendy vibe, Krisna Resto for stunning ocean views, and Mentari Lovina Bar and Kitchen for a taste of traditional Balinese cuisine 🌴

What can I do in Lovina?

Apart from indulging in the incredible food scene, Lovina offers a range of activities for solo travellers. Take a sunrise dolphin-watching tour, explore the beautiful Gitgit Waterfall, or pamper yourself with a relaxing spa treatment. Don’t forget to catch the mesmerizing sunset at Lovina Beach! Read this blog post to find out more things to do in Lovina 🐬

Conclusion

Lovina truly is a food lover’s paradise, offering an array of dining options that cater to every palate. From cosy breakfast spots serving vegan delights to romantic dinner restaurants with breathtaking views, there’s something for everyone here. Whether you’re seeking authentic Balinese cuisine or craving trendy hipster vibes, Lovina has it all. So pack your bags, follow your taste buds, and get ready to embark on an unforgettable culinary adventure in this charming coastal town.

Ciao for now,

Silvia x