Back off Berawa, beat it Batu Bolong.. Bumbak is the new black.. and you heard it here first. Pronounced “BOOM-BACK”, this new Umalas eat-street has dropped on us like BOOM! And its freshest cafe Kembali Bumbak slapping us in the face like a black rhino beatle at sunset – literally coming out of nowhere.. Or so they’d have you think.
Although this new Umalas hotspot oozes effortless cool with icy white marble benches, off-set with matte black e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g and on-trend velour cushions.. don’t be fooled. Effortless this was not. In fact it’s been a long labour of love, the creative brainchild of some of Canggu’s top restauranteurs, a collaborative cloning of the best bits from Ruko Cafe and Nude Cafe in Berawa. With cafe DNA of this caliber, we’ve got a new breed of Canggu cool.
Ok, iPhones out.. get to ‘gramming with dirty, choc-oreo, or peanut butter-salted caramel, or nutella-loaded freak shakes and crispy fresh-pressed waffle stacks dripping with ice cream and salted caramel. The parmesan waffles with poached eggs, smashed avo and bacon will be the best breakfast you’ve had this year (promise), the scotch eggs with apple salad and chilli oil will give you LIFE, the chorizo scrambled eggs are EVERYTHING, while the charcoal bagel stuffed with bacon, avocado and aioli will have you drooling into your personalised latte. Yep! You read that right. Custom cappucinos erry damn day. So what will be on your coffee-top this morning? A frothy unicorn? A daily motivation? You’ll just have to visit to find out.
The lunch menu is just as drool-inducing, with juicy stacked burgers, salad bowls and share plates of smaller bites. Think eggplant fries, fried chicken strips (too good to share!) or french fries with ailoi. Wash it all down with fresh pressed juices or an icy coffee.. enak sekali!
Kembali in Bahasa Indonesia means “come back” and with so much goodness to discover on the new Kembali Bumbak menu, and the promise of balmy sunsets with seafood & fine wine in the courtyard (soon to come).. we will be doing just that.