You’ve heard of the Canggu that once was.. a distant break accessed through a skinny rice field path – one arm cradling a surfboard, the other negotiating the bumps of a winding dirt track. The good old days.. the OM days, the Warung of Knowledge days, when the same crowd would meet after a long day surfing an un-crowded line up for cold beers, long chats, and a satisfying feed. Throwback to simpler times with a visit to Canggu’s iconic Canteen Cafe. One of the first cafe’s in Batu Bolong, it’s become a landmark in its own right.
Not just another instagram cafe – Canteen Cafe Canggu has been around since before instagram was even really a thing. It’s cool coz its not trying to be cool, get it? You won’t find any pastel walls here, rainbow lattes or unicorn anything.. rather just a menu jam-packed with really really REALLY good food. We’re talking all-day breakfasts fit for a man-sized hunger, crowd-pleasing lunches deisgned with e-v-e-r-y-o-n-e in mind (yep, Canteen does not discriminate.. Surfers, gurfers, hipsters, yogis, vegans, maybe even a Bali dog or two).. it’s just got that welcoming come-as-you-are kinda vibe.
Up for earls? So is Canteen Cafe Canggu, pouring up piping hot coffee that will put a hair on your chest. Smash a brekkie bagel and a hasbrown (or ten) pre-surf, and pop back after for a burger and a cold coconut. Like a sleep-in? No worries crew, the kitchen is dishing up Pagi feeds all day long. French Toast at 4pm? See you there!
Equally as epic is the Canteen Cafe lunchtime spread. This is where you’ll find their legendary (and highly-addictive) Laksa, the drool-inducing Cripsy chicken burger on a charcoal bun, the Vietnamese warm rice noodle & tempe salad, or our fave – the roasted pumpkin, chicken & cashew nut salad. YUM! Wash it all down with some fresh juices, smoothies, an iced coffee.. or nip next door to Scoops Gelato and treat yo-self!
Sentimental souls will enjoy the vintage surf memorabilia covering the walls of Canteen Cafe. Take a trip down memory lane as you wait for your food to hit the table. While some things have changed in Canggu since 2012, not much has at Canteen. It’s same same, but better. And we LOVE it, just the way it is.