Traveling around the World comes with a lot of pros. Stunning views of nature’s finest locations, meeting people from an array of cultures and most importantly, getting to eat some of the finest foods from all over the World. During our two month journey through Europe and Southeast Asia, I reshaped my relationship with food. On this trip I decided to give up eating meat forever and I developed a true appreciation for whole organic foods. Aaron and I have always been foodies and we made it a point to try as much food from each city as we could. This inspired me to bring some of that love for food into the blog with a new series called ‘City Eats.’ This series will be dedicated to our favorite eateries from our travels around the World. Our first stop: Machinery Cafe in Canggu, Bali.
Aaron and I discovered Machinery Cafe when they started to like a bunch of our photos on Instagram (thanks btw!). I checked out their feed and then made Aaron promise me we could go there for lunch the following day. Smoothie bowls and endless coffee options? Yes and yes.
One of the best parts of visiting Machinery Cafe was the ambiance. The decor perfectly fits the name with little touches of mechanics mixed with modern decor. They offer a good amount of seating, lots of outlets, and fast wifi (which is a big bonus in Bali.) There is also a ton of light coming into this place so I didn’t need to worry about taking photos for this post.
Before we continue to the main attraction (the food) you need to meet the best frappuccino I have ever had (see above.) This is coming from a self-proclaimed coffee snob so that statement should stand for something. Where most frappuccinos are loaded with sugar, this frozen delight was a real blend of coffee with just a touch of cream and syrup. Just imagine the greatness that would come from a coffee that looks like this. Now add more delicious flavor to that and you have the hazelnut frappuccino from Machinery Cafe.
Our visit to Machinery was shortly after I committed to going vegetarian and I was happy to find there was plenty on the menu to accommodate my new diet. I am still slowly weaning off of dairy so the dishes below weren’t fully vegan, but overall it was pretty easy to find healthy and delicious food options on the menu. Another thing I really enjoyed was the option to choose the toppings for my smoothie bowl. Luckily I am not too picky when it comes to fruit and nuts, but getting to pair my own toppings was a nice bonus.
(Spinach Quesadilla & Mango Smoothie Bowl)
Aaron opted for the chicken schnitzel and iced cappuccino and enjoyed the flavor of both. We also liked the touch of bbq potato chips that came as a side with the quesadilla.
(Chicken Schnitzel and Iced Cappuccino)
Overall we loved our afternoon at Machinery Cafe. We walked a good 20 minutes to get there and it was worth every step and drip of sweat. Both the coffee and the food were very impressive and the decor was pretty nice on the eyes. Another bonus? It’s only a 25 minute walk to the beach!
Want to see more from Machinery Cafe? Be sure to check them out on Instagram and make sure you stop by the next time you land yourself in beautiful Canggu, Bali.Pin It