Less of a ‘Best Eats’ post and more of a ‘Best eats with a vibe’, the renowned old mans bar/restaurant in Canggu has become a locals savior over the past couple of years. I remember when it first opened around 3 years ago and thinking ‘its too big, they will never get the foot traffic through here to fill the space’ and I couldn’t have been more in the wrong. With its 2 for 1 happy hours Monday-Friday, they soon got the ex-pat community dropping by daily for a quick bintang or $6 glass of wine and rest is history. It quickly got its name to be one of the only places to ‘party’ in canggu after 9pm, and now houses live music 3 or 4 nights a week and is THE place to party on the island of Bali come Wednesday night (Warning, people flock by the busloads –quite literally!)
As for the food, the crew at Old Man’s serve up a selection of fresh fish & chips, burgers, curries and vegetarian rice paper rolls. Nothing too fancy, but suits everyone from little grommets fresh out of the surf with Dad to the ‘I’ve accidentally started a drinking session and need food ASAP’ type of offering. Their 'buckets of fries are top notch' and hey, they even have their very own Ice Creamery inside!
Served up right above the car park at Batu Bolong beach, just down the road from the infamous beatlenut and Crate Café, Old Mans has become a tourist hot-spot and must visit over the past 12 months. With views looking out over the ocean at sunset, showers to freshen up post surf, 2 for 1 drinks most nights and live music, it’s hard to not love this now Canggu icon.
Location: Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu
Best time to visit: Sunset - Late
Prices:Bintangs $2.50, Wine $6, Food $4-$8
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To put it simply, they’re basically the same suburb only their split by ‘THE SHORTCUT’.
What’s the big deal you might say? There isn’t one really….. (Depending on who you talk to… and how many times they’ve had to ‘Cross the cut’ that day) but to fully enjoy your time on holiday, the least amount of moving around would be ideal, at least in Canggu anyway.
Creamy, chewy, healthy and yep you guessed it - DELICIOUS this Choc Cashew Slice is on high rotation in my freezer and a close runner up to my all-time-fave Snickers Slice that I shared earlier this month.
This Cashew based slice is so ridiculously easy to make, not to mention healthy, it's hard to pass up. I love having it on hand in the freezer for, well, myself but also a nice little treat when friends pop over. So, what are you waiting for? Time to get baking and find out why I'm raving on about it!