Georgie Darling, author of The Best Digital Nomad Destinations in Bali, shares her top choices for the island's remote workers looking for great food and incredible places to work from beachside cafes and bars to coworking spaces.
The Best Restaurants in Bali for Digital Nomads
Locavore, Ubud: Locavore may look unassuming from the outside, but inside is an intricate, luxurious, eight-course dining experience focused on locally sourced Indonesian ingredients.
Mason, Canggu: Fresh seafood and artful presentation ensure Mason’s always busy. It’s located in the heart of the neighborhood, with plenty of shops and bars all around.
Ji Terrace, Canggu: Enjoy stylish sushi overlooking the sea at this top date night spot with a zingy menu and great cocktails.
Rolling Fork, Uluwatu: This Italian restaurant comes to life in the evenings, serving up authentic pizza and pasta in a large, candlelit garden with a soft backdrop of live music.
Ours, Uluwatu: Ours is almost always filled with large groups of friends catching up over a glass of wine. Its cheerful, buzzing atmosphere makes it a great spot for lengthy dinners.
Sangsaka, Seminyak: Intriguing flavor combinations served tapas-style. Visit on a Friday night for a “street food” buffet of all-you-can-eat, premium-quality, Indonesian small plates.
Motel Mexicola, Seminyak: Bottomless tacos? Check. A whole margarita cocktail menu? Check. Rainbow-hued surroundings and loud music to match? Check.
Sayan House, Ubud: This Japanese-Latin fusion spot overlooks Sayan Valley and sits on multiple levels with its own swimming pool. It’s a strong date night contender.
Le Patio, Sanur: Perfect for a cheerful, laidback lunch, each table comes surrounded by greenery with a large pool to dip into after you’ve finished your meal.
Jalapeño, Sanur: Long communal tables give this Mexican spot an almost family feel, with crispy tacos and a tequila bar.
The Best Bars in Bali for Digital Nomads
Shotgun Social, Sanur: This brewhouse and beer social is homely and welcoming, serving up a great rotation of craft beers and New York-style pizza.
Casablanca, Sanur: Set in the center of Sanur, Casablanca has some of the best Happy Hour deals in the neighborhood and a constant flow of live music spanning almost all genres.
The Lawn, Canggu: The place to go on Friday nights with a huge, open-air space, multiple bars, and discounted cocktails.
Deus Ex Machina, Canggu: Perfect for live music aficionados, Deus is home to raucous bands, comedy nights, a great beer menu, and plenty of friendly faces.
La Favela, Seminyak: Fusing the midpoint between a bar and a club, La Favela is filled with winding trees and vine leaves both inside and out, with three floors and unique sound systems on each one.
Da Maria, Seminyak: Italian pizza restaurant by day, a classy cocktail bar by night. Stay even later and watch as the restaurant turns into a dance floor with great house DJs.
Room4Dessert, Ubud: Contrary to its name, you’ll be drinking rather than eating here. This little hideaway is tucked on the outskirts of Ubud, shrouded by trees, with an ever-changing cocktail menu.
Night Rooster, Ubud: Almost speakeasy-style, Night Rooster has a carefully curated cocktail menu, made using ingredients sourced from across Indonesia.
Single Fin, Uluwatu: This spectacular sunset spot is set high up on the cliffs overlooking the ocean with beautiful balconies and a large infinity pool.
Sunset Point, Uluwatu: Laid-back and casual, Sunset Point is all about the views. Expect budget-friendly prices and an eclectic mix of people.
The Best Digital Nomad Cafes in Bali
Mana, Uluwatu: Stunning views, great service, plenty of vegan options, and rich coffee ensure Mana’s position as a top cafe for working come day or night.
Kynd Community, Seminyak: With its vibrantly pink decor and a fully plant-based menu, Kynd Community is just as loved by the Instagram crowd as it is by remote workers.
Zest, Ubud: Zest’s bohemian backdrop acts as a tonic to even the most stressful of work meetings, with a huge menu, individual alcoves for working, and a general air of tranquility.
Milk & Madu, Canggu: One of Canggu’s most popular working spots, it boasts fast WiFi, a brilliant all-day breakfast selection, and a chilled vibe.
Genius Cafe, Sanur: Genius Cafe fulfills all of those digital nomad dreams of working from the shore, with a beachfront location and a colorful selection of dishes.
The Best Coworking Spaces in Bali for Digital Nomads
B-Work, Canggu: Tropical surroundings, a large swimming pool, a yoga shala, and beautiful sunsets ensures B-Work takes the top spot for Canggu’s coworking space. Just know it tends to have a waiting list.
Tropical Nomad, Canggu: Another popular spot in the heart of Canggu, Tropical Nomad’s buzzing community promises an immediate network of other remote workers.
Outpost, Canggu & Ubud: Spacious, Balinese-style rooms and multi-neighborhood access with rice-field backdrops and seriously strong coffee.
Colabo Coworking, Uluwatu: Located towards the outskirts of Uluwatu, Colabo Coworking is a huge, welcoming space with a positive and encouraging work culture.
Kinship Studio, Canggu: One for the creatives in particular, Kinship Studio sits in Berawa with a colorful exterior and an innately cool, industrial-style interior.