8 spots to check out in Petitenget, one of Bali’s hottest neighborhoods

Superb restaurants, cool cafes, chic boutiques and iconic beach clubs make Petitenget one of Bali's hottest neighborhoods

Mrs Sippy Bali
Jalan Taman Ganesha, 8 Gang  Gagak
Set in tropical gardens, this Grecian-style pool club offers a saltwater pool complete with dive towers and cabanas to cool off, DJ parties, chill bars and open-air dining with bites like wood-fired pizzas.

51B Jalan Petitenget
This stylish little concept store and gallery aims to promote quality products hand-made by craftspeople in Bali and across Indonesia’s far-flung islands. Snap up woven textiles and pretty ceramics, and shibori (a Japanese tie-dyeing technique) clothes and scarves.

886 Jalan Petitenget
Gorgeous standouts at this charming store include colorful crockery, hand-block-printed batik soft furnishings, teak kitchen ware, ikat throws and tribal-style woven mats. Products are crafted mainly in Bali and some neighboring islands.

888 Jalan Petitenget
Biku combines a quaint tea lounge, restaurant and antique and book store, all within a 150-year-old joglo or traditional Javanese teak wood home. Reserve a table along with a tarot card reading, then try the cult-status carrot cake with a cup of tea.

Waroeng Sulawesi
200Y Jalan Petitenget
A warung is a budget-priced, humble eatery, and this family-run favorite serves authentic home cooking from Indonesia’s Sulawesi island. Choose from a deliciously spicy array of fish, chicken, rice and tofu dishes, accompanied by eye-watering sambal (chili) from the glass cabinet display.

12B Jalan Petitenget
Tribali’s hippy-dippy, Asian-inspired collection of jewelry pieces are mainly hand-crafted in brass, as well as gold and silver and incorporate healing gemstones, bone and Mother of Pearl shells — from dangly earrings and ankle chains to nose studs and lobe plugs — plus Hindu mala prayer beads.

Monsieur Spoon
112A Jalan Petitenget
French bakery and café Monsieur Spoon opened its flagship in Petitenget last March. All their popular goodies, freshly baked in-house from natural ingredients, are on sale here, including Euro-style artisanal breads, fruity macarons and buttery croissants (with live charcoal varieties).

17C Jalan Petitenget
Shearlock multi-tasks as an all-day café serving gourmet breakfasts and lunches with seriously good coffees, and offering cuts and shaves at its adjoining gentlemen’s barbershop. It transforms into an Indian-inspired kitchen at dusk, and into a bar after 8pm.

Illustrations by Joanna Malinis

This article first appeared in the June 2017 issue of Smile magazine.

Written by

Samantha Coomber

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