Bali being this popular with foreign tourists means there's no shortage of cafes, the cafe phenomenon possibly made famous by the Aussies in this part of the world, that has spread to Asia like wildfire. Everywhere you go these days seems to have quaint cafes serving up Eggs Benedict, Smoked Salmon Sandwiches, Pulled Pork Burgers, Avocado Smash and the like, from Singapore to Hong Kong to Seoul.
I had one last day to kill in Bali and fill my tummy before I took a flight out of Indonesia, well technically about 5 hours from when I landed from Labuan Bajo in Flores to my next flight out of Bali.
I chose Kuta just because it's slightly closer to Denpasar, and I can never count on the ridiculous traffic in Bali that is choked to and from Denpasar.
Enter Crumb & Coaster.
Located on the back streets of Kuta, cars, motorcycles and the like squeeze through tiny alleys where you'll eventually find yourself at the sliding doors of Crumb & Coaster.
Natural light pours in through the massive glass windows, and come brunch time, this place is packed.
The menu here is extensive and varied, from fruit bowls and salads to wraps to burgers to burritos to brunch favourites like Eggs Benedict.
Most items on the menu are IDR 60 000 to IDR 80 000, which is expensive for local standards of course, but like with many other things, are just a fraction of the price you'd pay for a similar dish in other parts of the world.
I opted for a more expensive dish, their BBQ "Naughty" Pulled Pork Burger, their signature 6 hour pulled pork in BBQ sauce burger served with Sriracha aioli and a side of homemade coleslaw and fries which set me back IDR 95 000. The burger was scrumptious, and was quite the treat as it was the only burger I had when I was in Indonesia. The pulled pork was delicious and coupled with that BBQ sauce was a deadly combination.
We also had the Falafel Wrap (they have quite a number of vegetarian options) which was served with hummus, tabbouleh, baby romaine, red onion and tzatziki tahini dressing.
If I find myself in Bali again, you bet I'll brave the Kuta crowds just to enjoy a fantastic brunch here any day.
From my trip to Flores and Bali in Indonesia, I've turned some of my photography into my brand of everyday products which you can check out below. Worldwide shipping is available so if you're looking for a tote bag to take home to remember your travels if you too have been to this part of Indonesia, and if you'd like to support this passion project of mine, look no further!
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