Aishwarya Shah, author of The Best Digital Nomad Destinations in Lombok, shares her picks for the island's best restaurants, bars, cafes, and coworking spaces for digital nomads.

The Best Restaurants in Lombok

Jiang Nan, Kuta: Featuring an authentic Chinese menu and a unique twist on happy hours once a week—discounted dumplings instead of drinks—Jiang Nan is a must-visit. 

Mama Pizza, Kuta: Delicious wood-fired pizza prepared by Italian owners and served in a delightful garden setting, Mama Pizza is known for adding a local twist to traditional recipes, such as putting green beans on their pesto pizzas.

Knalpot, Kuta: Perfect for date night, the intimate setting at Knalpot lends itself to deep conversation over global and local dishes and creative cocktails. Be sure to try their tuna tataki. 

Cantina Mexicana, Kuta: This Mexican cantina on the high street offers free tacos with their margaritas on Tuesdays and hosts live music nights three times a week. 

Kayu Cafe, Gili Trawangan: With the option to sit inside with air conditioning or outside right by the sea, Kayu Cafe’s expansive menu will keep you coming back for more, especially their jackfruit baguette and breakfast burrito. 

Jali Kitchen, Gili Trawangan: Nestled away in a green oasis, Jali serves up large portions of hearty meals featuring curries from across Asia. The kadai masala beef and vegetarian thai curry should go on your list. 

Pachamama Organic Cafe, Gili Air: The one-stop-shop for all the vegan wonders of the island, such as their banana blossom tacos and seaweed bowl as well as some true meaty delights.  

Pituq Cafe, Gili Air: Located at sunrise point, this cafe offers delicious vegan food that is made from locally sourced ingredients. They’re affiliated with the Pituq Foundation which works in the domain of education and environment in Lombok. 

Senja Restaurant, Senggigi: This beachfront restaurant puts you smack dab in front of a prime sunset spot and offers delicious Indonesian and Asian food. 

Cafe Alberto, Senggigi: Known for its pizza and wild sunsets, this is the place to be for the finest cuisine in town. 

The Best Bars for Digital Nomads in Lombok

Bara, Kuta: Bara has Bali-style decor, local DJs who get you dancing and a pool to cool off in.

Treehouse, Kuta: The go-to spot for tapas and happy-hours cocktails, Treehouse has large tables which are perfect for group hangs. 

 Ashtari, Kuta: The best sunset bar in Kuta, Ashtari has perfected the art of cocktail making and often hosts weekend parties to get you grooving. 

Lava Bar, Gili Trawangan: One of the busiest bars on the high street, Lava Bar is best visited on Friday nights when they host rock n' roll bingo and get the crowd singing, dancing and if you’re lucky, you’ll be spared from the cold water bucket of shame! 

Sama Sama Bar, Gili Trawangan: Head to this reggae bar for happy hour, and keep your eye out for its other live music events.

Pearl Beach Lounge, Gili Trawangan: The combination of yummy cocktails, tasty seafood, and the most beautiful beachfront bamboo construction will blow your mind. 

Happy Cafe, Senggigi: A great place to go and make friends, dance to live music, and enjoy a chilled beer. 

La Chill Bar, Senggigi: With a sublime sunset view and seafood, this place is particularly popular on the weekends. 

Mowie’s Bar, Gili Air: A beloved watering hole, you’ll find yourself going back again and again for the lush sunsets, yummy cocktails, and a view of the surf break. 

Legend Bar, Gili Air: Although Gili Air is the quieter of the islands, Legend Bar hosts parties on the weekend to liven things up. 

The Best Digital Nomad Cafes in Lombok

Loka Cafe, Gym and Recovery Centre, Kuta: With a reasonably priced, health-focused menu and an in-house sauna, Loka is perfect for efficient work days with the ultimate work breaks. 

Bush Radio, Kuta: This industrial design cafe has the best antidote to your caffeine needs, fast internet, and plenty of plug points for the worker bees to keep their gadgets charged.

The Banyan Tree, Gili Trawangan: With great coffee and a range of inventive healthy items on the menu, this cafe will keep you fit and full while you work on your laptop. 

Coco Loco Cafe, Senggigi: Right on the beachfront, Coco Loco serves up fresh juices and quality food to remind you that you get to live and work in paradise! 

B-52 Cafe, Gili Air: Besides numerous charging points and high speed internet, they’re also known for the best coffee on the island and delicious breakfasts. 

The Best Coworking Spaces in Lombok for Digital Nomads

South Lombok Cowork, Kuta: Cowork Lombok has a full setup with meeting rooms, private spaces for video calls, power back up and high speed internet. They’ve got air conditioned seating as well as a terrace that overlooks Kuta Bay. 

Cokreate, Kuta: Cokreate offers great value for money on their weekly and monthly passes as well as a chic industrial design that allows lots of natural light to come in. 

Salon de Nomad, Gili Trawangan: This the only coworking space on Gili T and they have co-living accommodation.

Konyu Coffee & Space, Senggigi: Although this spot is closer to Mataram than Senggigi, it’s worth the scooter ride to work in a spot with other remote workers and enjoy reasonably priced coffee and snacks. 

Milk Espresso, Kuta: The top-notch coffee and separate, air-conditioned section for coworkers makes it a good place to get your hustle on.

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