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“Air Cooler Fans Needed”
Review of Cafe Degan - CLOSED

Cafe Degan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $20
Cuisines: Indonesian, Thai
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Set in a traditional Javanese joglo house, Café Degan brings to Bali's dining scene a selection of popular Indonesian specialties, and a carefully chosen assortment of Thai favorites, in a sophisticated yet warm and welcoming ambience.
Reviewed November 14, 2013

We came for lunch to Degan's Cafe. Our 1st impression was "this is it!" But then we thought, let's give it a try. We ordered some food, which our friend recommended. All about this restaurant is great, the Bebek Goreng is fantastically tasty, the services close to perfect, but there's one thing needed is some more Air Cooler Fans in every corner. To help us relax and comfortable when having meals in Degan's Cafe ^_^

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Thank ZiZo_DoubleTrouble
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

Amazingly great tasting food, every single dish that we ordered. They were cooked to perfection. Unfortunately, I will not go back to this restaurant. One of us brought an opened bottle of water, with only less than half left in it. The restaurant staff wasn't going to allow that to happen, wanted to charge us as it was considered "F&B from outside".
It was disappointing service, we were a big group, we ordered a lot of food, and we also ordered wine and beer. It seemed that the restaurant was making too much of a fuss over a very small issue. Then the staff became rude. We asked to speak to the Manager, the staff said the Manager had left. As we were just finishing food, finishing our chats, I noticed that the staff started turning ALL of the ceiling fans and wall fans off!! Yes, it was closing time, but the ethical way would be to tell us directly that we'd need to move on, we would've surely understood. Instead, they just made us feel hot in there, so that we'd leave their place right away!!
Last but not least, after we paid, there was a manager standing behind us. Apparently she was always there, knew and watched all of us, aware of what was going on, and yet pretended she had left the building.

What a shame, this very unfriendly experience to say the least, had given 12 people from 7 different countries a bad taste in the mouth.

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Thank mdns
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

This place is under rated and probably under performing. The service is excellent but we go there for the food. If you need thai with very high quality ingredients than this place will work for you. The only issue is probably the preparation time of the meal. It does take extra time to come out, but I think it is fair to say that it is well worth the wait. It is obvious that it is all prepared from scratch. It doesn't matter if its a salad or a curry, it is very good. You can always tell a place by the rice and I will challenge anyone to find better steamed white rice than what you will find a Cafe Degan. The Joglo is a great setting, the desserts are not great.

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Thank enostrisola
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Cafe Degan is a world class restaurant with world class attention to detail in their food! Simple, authentic Indonesian home-style dishes but so much preparation to the ingredients that every meat dish was so tender, and every vegetable dish was so fresh! Even their desserts were to die for! And the attached bakery was a nice air-conditioned retreat from the heat ;)

It's a MUST VISIT when you're in BALI!

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Thank RCDragon
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Had a meal or our last night in Bali,were in a bit of a rush so just had the one coarse.the food was not to bad and could not fault the service.they do not sell alcohol but serve wine.the restaurant was quiet.would give it a try if we ever come back,the green curry was really good

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Thank allanhFife
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