by Katrina Whitehead in Cool Travel on Friday 1 April 2011

Cafe Bali is considered somewhat of an institution in Seminyak, Bali. With mismatched furniture and an open, relaxed vibe, it’s the perfect place to while away the hours – reading, writing or just hanging with some rather beautiful people.

While it’s not air-conditioned, it’s open and breezy, with French, colonial-style furnishings, a cute lap pool, and some amazingly artistic lighting installations by a local designer. While the food isn’t anything out of this world, the menu is full of fresh, reliable staples like salads, steak, and pasta. They also do a great selection of fruit juices, and if you’re brave enough to try a tuna carpaccio in Indonesia, theirs is apparently a winner.