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.
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.
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.