Balangan’s Cafe Of Passion

May 03, 2017

It’s easy to lose track of time when you’re at Café La Pasion. Rated number 1 on TripAdvisor, the Café is just a stone’s throw away from Balangan Beach; you might easily miss it when you drive by in your hurry to get to the waves but once you’ve gone inside and experienced the unmistakable La Pasion hospitality, you will be sure to make plans to come back again and soon.

Cosy and inviting, the Café encourages lounging outdoors in the balmy island sun with its semi indoor-outdoor setting. Amidst bean bags, throw pillows, sofas and communal-like long hardwood benches and tables, the café gives off a relaxed and comfortable ambience, much like home. Surfers, food lovers, travellers and those looking to just relax all come together like familiar friends to enjoy ice cold beers, delicious cocktails and, according to TripAdvisor, the best coffee in Bali. The food here is much to shout about; perfect for families and just anyone looking to enjoy some honest-to-goodness, delicious and tantalizing Latin American, Spanish and Italian dishes. Our favourites include the Chicken Quesadillas – folded grilled tortilla filled with grilled chicken, Latin style green pepper, onions and melted mozzarella cheese. The Tuna Tostadas came in close, featuring marinated fresh tuna in soy sauce, ginger, lemon grass on crispy corn tortilla, topped with coriander leaves and 1 slice of Jalapeno. Tacos, Nachos, Beef Burger, Burrito Chicken BBQ and the Calamari Fritto are also available under the All Day Selections. Pizza of course, is a must and a wide selection offers to satisfy any preference – we chose the Chicken BBQ for its BBQ sauce, barbecued chicken, leek and sour cream but other options include the popular Margarita, Salami, Mushroom with Cream Sauce and for the adventurous; the Mexicana Pizza with pineapples, jalapenos, capsicum, oregano and chilli and the Four Cheese pizza. Classic Pastas, Pork Ribs and the Grilled Chicken are great for hungry stomachs, along with Ceviches and Salads and All Day Breakfasts.

Amidst intense midday heat, the pool provides cool relief from sweltering island temperatures. This family friendly restaurant features a cool games room with modern dart machines for everyone to try. When the sun sets, it’s time for some sundowners - the Café boasts one of the longest Happy Hour every day, from 2pm to 7pm, so come enjoy buy 1 get 1 free special cocktail and beer while a live band serenades with favourite tunes and on Sundays, a live DJ to brighten the mood.  If alcohol is not your thing, settle down for a cup of Joe; choose from an impressive list of Blended Drinks, Classic Coffee, Tea and other timeless favourites such as the Iced-Choco Nutty Latte, Cucumber Lemon Tea or Strawberry Basil Lemonade. Relax by the pool with a thick slice of cake and tune-in to the clips showing on the giant screen outside. Opens every day from 8am until closing at 12am.

Café La Pasion

Jl. Pantai Balangan, Jimbaran, Bali

T: +62 812-38-10-9228 / +62 812-4682-21-88

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