Ever travelled outside Australia and searched for Bulletproof Coffee? Tried to stay keto on your holiday? Jayce Love from Train Holistic chimes in after staying healthy on his recent trip to Bali. Enter Jayce:
I’m all for letting my hair down, but I also enjoy being able to go away on a holiday and not return with a few spare tyres, a fried brain and feeling like you’re starting from scratch with all your health and wellness gains. Some places are harder than others to maintain the usual munching habits we are able to have with such availability of food choice. In Bali, although it might seem like there are endless places to eat, actual quality food places are few and far between. But if you look hard enough, and endure a few bouts of “Bali belly” exploring the options, the good fatty food is out there in all its fatty goodness. I also made it a little mission of mine whilst I was in Bali to not give up one of my favourite morning rituals – Bulletproof Coffee. So to save you the hunt, next time you’re in and amongst the Bali hustle, here are a few diamonds amongst the Nasi Goreng rough:
1. Veda Café, Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.38A, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia
This was my all time favourite. Not only did they serve an outstanding Bulletproof Coffee, but this organic cafe had an epic menu that could satisfy the ketogenic monster in me. Not to be left out is their Blueberry Cheesecake (not that healthy, but still made using banana flour and organic ingredients). I think I averaged about one a day while in the Gu (as the cool kids call it). They also have an endless range of healthy shot mixeson the menu like Jamu, Activated Charcoal, Turmeric Tonic and some other exotic mixes. This place is 10/10 sticks of butter.
2. Atman Cafe, Jl. Hanoman no 38, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Although I left Ubud a few days early, because it’s basically a slightly more sleepy version of Kuta, I managed to find a good café that does a decent Bulletproof Coffee called Atman. Sit on the Morrocan style tables and count how many times you hear “Transport?” in the time you can down the fatty brew.
3. The Coffee Library, 39th Padma Street, Legian Bali, Indonesia
No food worth noting here, but they did do a decent fatty brew. That is, once I tasted the first coffee and had to explain the process of making it, I got a second one that was a bit more on point. Another point worth noting is: don’t be scared to ask to see the butter they use (if you’re a butter snob like me). That’s what I did here. They use Anchor butter if you’re wondering; not bad. Be sure to say you want it with no milk otherwise you will get a weird combo of milky Bulletproof.
4. Bukit Cafe, Labuan Sait, Jl. Labuansait, Pecatu, Pecatu, Bali, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
I knew it would be a mission to track down Bulletproof brews in Uluwatu, being a bit more chilled out with fewer options for cafes and restaurants. But, this place was still a winner. It’s not on the menu but I asked the staff to blend me up a long black coffee with coconut oil and their best butter. It was just as good as any other Bali Bulletproof. If you don’t ask, you don’t get.
Failing these places, you could also go pick up a packet of the local Coffee Luwak, which is also called Cat Poo Coffee. Grab a stick of butter, a container of coconut oil and whip up a “poor mans” Bulletproof until your disaster pants are content. I usually just take a cheeky travel kit of everything I need to whip one up wherever I go. Find it all here!
Originally featured on Jayce’s Train Holistic blog.