10 Undiscovered Gems to Visit in Bali's Trendiest Seminyak Neighbourhood

Besides its famous beaches, Bali's beautiful Seminyak neighbourhood is brimming with hipster cafés, trendy bars and clubs that are totally worth checking out on your next trip!

Bored of hanging out at the beach and the pool day after day? Bali’s buzzing, thriving Seminyak neighbourhood is chock-a-block with up-and-coming eateries and quirky, undiscovered gems. Here’s our guide to the best hidden spots you’ve got to check out!

1. Tree Bar

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Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach’s Tree Bar offers bespoke BALIXOLOGY™ cocktails. Have tasty finger food and sip on a fragrant cocktail with homemade infused Arak, local herbs, florals and fruits. The wooden decor is super chic, while the hanging potted plants give the bar a lush, homely feel. It’s the perfect place to be at and watch the day go by, whilst watching the friendly bartenders concoct refreshing drinks.

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There’s no doubt you’ll leave Tree Bar feeling rejuvenated at any time of the day! Don’t miss out on the special daily promotions from their BALIXOLOGY selection, including the BALIXOLOGY Happy Hour where if you buy 1 glass of cocktail, you’ll enjoy 1 more for free. You’ll also discover that they serve their cocktails in unique, Insta-worthy glasses made by an architect, Martin Jakobsen, with designs inspired by birds, cigarette pipes, cats, crystal balls, as well as Tiki cups. Tree Bar also offers an organic artisanal punch and much experience infused with local herbs, such as Loloh (Balinese version of Indonesian Jamu), made of turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, healthy finger foods and salads.

In fact, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach is itself the perfect place to stay and explore the hidden gems of the Seminyak neighbourhood. Take your pick from their rooms, suites, and pool villas for a blissful Balinese retreat amidst lush tropical surrounds, and we guarantee that it’ll be a stay to remember.  

Its location promises the utmost convenience when it comes to bar and cafe-hopping in the Seminyak area, and its design is modern while retaining a distinctive Balinese flavour, reflecting the vibrancy of the ever-changing Seminyak neighbourhood. Book your stay here today!

And lets not forget their incredible outdoor pools, just mere steps away from the beach! Perfect for a languid afternoon dip, or lounging around with a refreshing tipple in hand. There’s also another pool at their beach club, SugarSand, which is set to open in early Q3 this year, so keep your eyes peeled for it!

For some blissful indulgence, the hotel’s in-house spa, Sava Spa, offers a range of treatments and techniques to soothe your spirit and body, and refresh and rejuvenate your energy levels. Combined with traditional influences such as the use of local Balinese ingredients like herbs, rice and sea salt, their massage treatments will certainly revitalise your tired muscles. Try out luxurious treatments like the Eastern Rose aromatic massage or Balinese boreh body mask!

The hotel also has staff dedicated to showing guests around the neighbourhood and the hotel’s surroundings. Going the extra mile beyond regular concierge services, these staff, known as Neighbourhood Hosts, will take you out to explore Seminyak and share local experiences, curating a tour that’s tailored to what you want to see and do! Awesome or what?

In addition, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach is celebrating Easter by having a special Egg-lectic Easter Brunch at the Makase neighbourhood café for only IDR 495,000++ per person (50% off for kids under 12; kids aged three & under eat free) on Saturday, 31st March 2018. It is inclusive of one special Easter BALIXOLOGY cocktail, all-day pool access, egg painting class, Easter egg hunt and more entertainment!

The resort also offers a package that includes USD 50 nightly credit and breakfast inclusions, if you book the Advance Purchase offer for two consecutive nights! Isn’t that just absolutely irresistible? And with its prime location in the Seminyak neighbourhood, it’s the perfect place to kickstart your Bali getaway. What else are you waiting for?

This promotion is valid for bookings made by 15 April 2018 and for stays until 23rd June 2018.

2. The Koop Roaster & Café

At the heart of Seminyak is this quaint cafe that boasts a wide selection of breads, pastries, and of course, coffee made from the most aromatic premium coffee beans! Enjoy a hearty breakfast or a satisfying tea break, accompanied by The Koop’s unique pink decaffeinated ‘latte’! Everything is served on simple glass or rustic wooden plates for a definite old-school ambience.

Feast on delicious homemade pastries like banana bread, cinnamon rolls, lemon tarts, chocolate tarts and more when you visit! They even sell their own crunchy homemade granola too. Not only are their pastries homemade, the cafe is eco-friendly and uses natural ingredients without any colouring, preservatives or additives, sourced from local farms and organic wherever possible.

Address: Jalan Drupadi No.66, Seminyak, Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali

Opening hours: 7am-5pm daily

3. 40 Thieves Club

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Award-winning mixologist and entrepreneur Shah Dillon focuses on creating world-class craft cocktails and artisanal spirits at his hip and hot speakeasy club, which sits above Mad Ronin, a trendy ramen spot. Slurp up some noodles, then head upstairs and take your pick from the ever-changing selection of creative happy hour cocktails!

Address: Jl. Petitenget No.7, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali

Opening hours: 8pm-3am (Tues-Thurs), 8pm-4am (Fri-Sat), 8pm-1am (Sun)

4. Rolling Fork

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This all-day Italian food spot boasts handmade pastas, salads and mains -- with vegetarian options like veggie burgers too! The restaurant is quite small, but comfy and stylish. It serves rather humble fare, but it’s delectable and affordable given the sizeable portions.

If you’re here with your whole family or a group of friends, this is the place for you to enjoy a wholesome spread!

Address: Jln Kunti 1, 6A Seminyak, Badung, Bali

Opening hours: 8.30am-11pm daily

Tempted to feast on some delectable Italian fare in Bali? With Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach’s Sweet Stay with Spa promotion, make your Bali vacation come true today.  Enjoy FREE buffet breakfast daily, a complimentary 60-minute Balinese massage for two at Sava Spa, complimentary late checkout till 16:00, and 15% off on food and beverage!

5. Paris Cat Jazz Club

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Having established itself as the leading jazz hangout and performing arts venue in Melbourne, Paris Cat Jazz Club was an instant hit when it opened its doors to the Seminyak crowd! This sleek, sophisticated club offers night owls a welcome reprieve from thumping EDM dance beats.

Order some tapas-style finger food and a cocktail named after your favourite musical legend, such as the Billie Holiday Strawberry and Basil Paloma. Then sit back, relax and enjoy the soothing crooning of local and international performers, in genres ranging from Latin fusion to R&B!

Address: 98, Jl. Petitenget, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali

Opening hours: 7pm-2am daily

6. Ritual Coffee Shop & Boutique

This coffee shop is aptly named, because it’s all too easy to make coming here a ritual! With its amazing coffee, super delicious and Instagram-worthy desserts, as well as island-style clothes and home decor items, you’ll want to come back again and again. Try the decadent brownies, topped with a scoop of ice-cream -- perfect for the sweltering weather!

They also have coconut lattes, Bailey’s frappes and more for you to sip on whilst overlooking the hustle and bustle of central Seminyak.

Address: Jl. Kayu Aya No. 8, Bali

Opening hours: 8am-8pm daily

7. Kynd Community

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This is definitely the ‘kynd’ of cafe you want to be at! Kynd Community serves up gorgeous and sumptuous food, from smoothies and juice boosters to waffles, burgers and gourmet toast… and it’s all plant-based! The dishes here are colourful, creatively presented (think: coffee served in a coconut husk, alphabet-shaped biscuits) and healthy too! A meal here is sure to cheer you up, and the lovingly painted mural is a great photo spot!

Address: Jalan Petitenget No. 12, Petitenget, Bali

Opening hours: 6am-5pm daily

Excited to update your Insta-feed with all these picture-perfect places in Bali? With Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach’s Stay 3 Pay 2 promotion, your dream Bali vacation is mere clicks away. Enjoy your third night of stay FREE, complete with buffet breakfast for two daily, and complimentary access to their 24/7 Health Club!  

This promotion is valid for bookings made by 31st March 2018 and for stays until 14th June 2018.

8. Mano Beachhouse

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Mano is a seaside club on the stunning Petitenget Beach, with brightly coloured beanbag seats dotting the lawn, and its own pool as well! Here, fresh seafood and local produce are used to create an exotic selection of Asian and Western fusion food. By day, it’s a casual restaurant with awesome beach vibes. By night, it transforms into a romantic dinner-and-drinks spot with an enchanting view.

Address: Jalan Petitenget, Petitenget Beach, Badung, Bali

Opening hours: 10am-11pm

9. Clean Canteen

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Clean Canteen’s unique concept is that of putting a healthy, upmarket spin on Western favourites and Asian street food classics by using organic, pesticide-free and homemade ingredients. Satisfy your junk food cravings in a good way, with Clean Canteen’s pancakes, pizzas and wraps with a nutritious twist! Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, tea or dessert, there’s something for everyone!

Address: Jalan Petitenget No. 38KX Seminyak, Bali

Opening hours: 8am-12am daily

10. Nyaman Art Gallery

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‘Nyaman’ translates to ‘cosy’ or ‘comfortable’ in English, a succinct expression of the ethos of this contemporary art gallery: to make modern art accessible and comfortable for all to appreciate. The diverse and eclectic artworks include urban street art-inspired paintings, traditional Indonesian sculptures, and even Balinese jewellery! All these artworks are carefully curated from both prominent international and emerging local artists.

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This is a must-visit for all art aficionados! Plus, it’s a refreshing change from all the surf and sand in Bali.

Address: Jalan Basangkasa No.88, Bali
Opening hours: 9am-9pm daily

Nope, Seminyak is not just a touristy beach! It’s littered with cafes, clubs, restaurants and quaint corners galore, if only you know where to look. The next time you’re in Bali, be sure to pay these places a visit for a Bali trip like no other!

Brought to you by Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach.

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