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“Relax and have a beer” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Surf Cafe Bali

Surf Cafe Bali
Jl Benesari 1, Bali 80361, Indonesia
361-2101515
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Ranked #1,634 of 3,404 Restaurants in Bali
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Russian, Seafood, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Energize your surf. Get some good waves, park your board, take a shower and enjoy healthy food and powered drinks.
Port Charlotte, Florida
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“Relax and have a beer”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Because that's all you'll be happy doing here. The interior is nicely decorated, plays good surfer movies, and has comfortable couches and an apparently good wifi connection, because dozens of girls were on their various devices and doing little else. You might also be able to meet a girl here, if they'd ever put down their iPhones.

We were hungry and ordered some food. That was our big mistake.

Bill had cream of broccoli soup. It looked promising, as it was at least bright green, but he reported that it was tasteless. His two garlic toasts were pretty good, though. This turned out to be fortunate because I couldn't eat my meal; the toasts became lunch.

I ordered nasi goreng with chicken, which I've loved at a couple of other places farther up the alley. This dish, though, was too spicy, lacked the promised egg, had dried-out rice, and came with a couple of tiny shrimp and, um, seafood--not chicken. The few grey bits of fish that I found in there were fishy and disgusting. Rather than ask for the correct version, which I feared would be no better and would take even longer than the first had, I just gave up and ate Bill's toasts.

Totally agree with others. Hang out here. Don't eat.

  • Visited December 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Bad food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Really bad food here, the burgers looked alright but we ended up having tuna steak and pasta - what a mistake!

Come here to watch surf movies and have a cold beer at the atmosphere is nice, but don't eat.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Very poor”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Come for a beer and eat elsewhere.

Tiny portion of beef stroganoff had hardly any beef and the tuna steak was a minuscule lump consisting mostly of gristle, served with some dry potatoes and six pieces of badly cooked vegetables. Pointed out the gristle and the response was a grunt.
Nice atmosphere and good happy hour but that's it. Really annoyed we have to go pay for a second dinner now.

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North Mackay, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Secret spot that's chill”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Went to this cafe down an alley and glad I did - I had a salad and it was great! Atmosphere was cool and chilled out and the staff really good and happy to make your day a great one as well - recommended after a day on the beach or just to chill and listen to surf music and watch surf videos!

Visited June 2014
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Bordeaux, France
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Decent burgers and nice fresh drinks”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Surf Cafe Kuta / Endless Summer is a pretty nice hangout barely a minute away from the beach. I personally can't get down with the forced surf imagery that is branded everywhere on Kuta beach too much, but whatever - the food and drinks are good enough to let it slide this time. The burgers and fries are of decent sizing and will fill you up in addition to being fairly tasty as well (the burgers automatically come with fries, which isn't too obviously specified on the menu - you do NOT have to order an extra side of fries if you order a burger unless you want more than the normal portion), and the fruit juices and lassies are fresh and amazingly good - then again, it's hard to find bad juices in Bali - almost every place blends the fruits live just in front of your eyes. They have this offer where they give you one free drink if you like their page on Facebook, and don't really care to check whether you actually do or not, but it only applies to their bottled and canned drinks, so the option really isn't that worthwhile. Watch out for the dozens of mosquitos nested under the tables, they come out in the evening and will destroy your legs if you are wearing shorts.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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