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“By FAR the Best in Bali”
Review of AKAR Cafe Lovina

AKAR Cafe Lovina
Ranked #3 of 82 Restaurants in Lovina Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $6
Cuisines: Healthy
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Vegetarian cafe lovina Bali, selling organic salads, smoothies, ice creams, falafel and pastas. Health food shop and weekly yoga classes.
Reviewed July 18, 2011

Akar Restaurant in the North of Bali was the culinary highlight of Bali for us. Excellent food made from the finest ingredients.

We started with a Mediterranean platter consisting of home made humus, falafels, olives and the best bruschetta outside of Italy. For mains we had a 100% vegetarian delight ranging from lasagne, chili Bolognese, quiche lorraine, brinjal & cream cheese mops with cous cous and a salad with dressing so complex yet so simple in its tastes that we paid the chef something to include the dressing recipe with the bill.

The fresh organic juices were served with a generous side cravat of honey. Finally but most definitely not the least we had their home-made gelato ice-cream. My Husband had their golden waffels with ice cream. The staff were amazing and the atmosphere cosy, intimate and friendly.

We were seated on the back veranda next to the river. Only 80 meters away from the beach we were able to end off our wonderful lunch with a stroll on the beach. Needless to say - we were back for dinner that evening and breakfast the following morning. The owner, Justine also offers Yoga classes in the morning which makes this little gem the most rounded, wholesome special little restaurant in the whole of Bali. Yum!

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Reviewed July 18, 2011

We went for lunch this lovely restaurant after recommendation from our hostess Jette at our Hotel in Lovina. We knew the owner, Justine, from her wonderful yoga-classes and decided to try out her vegetarian, ecological cafe. And we're glad we did.
The atmosphere was wonderful and real true to the whole yoga spirit about being good to yourself and your body with healthy food and harmonic, cosy surroundings. The interior varies in fresh shades of green; the seats in the back are comfortable with big pillows and an open view to a small garden section, adding to the already exotic feel. A soft, discreet “yoga-music” drifts in the background.
The menu offers a selection of vegetarian dishes with lots of greens and interesting smoothies and juices. We went for the tsasiki and hummus with bread for starters, and then followed up with the falafel in pita with humus and vegetables and the egg sandwich. Through the meal we both enjoyed one of the interesting mixes of juices and smoothies. –Can’t remember which one right now, but I remember it as being fresh and light. –Ginger and lemon maybe...?
Though we enjoy meat very much, this vegetarian experience was a really nice alternative to try out. It was tasty and you left pleasantly full without feeling over stuffed. A –after our opinion- perfect combination for lunch. Everything came in short time after we ordered it, and the short wait was quickly eased with the previously mentioned beverages. We felt well taken care of, our needs were fulfilled and the staff and owners were all smiling and ready to help. What more can you ask for? We’re certainly looking forward to coming back sometime when we’re in Indonesia again, maybe for our honeymoon? Who knows, so far, we’re recommending AKAR on, hoping that anyone who tries it, will have as nice a time as we had.

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