On holiday-goers’ last day in Bali, more often than not people will look for somewhere to grab a bite before heading to the airport. The common assumption is of course that airports rarely offer good places to eat. Well, that’s certainly not the case with food at Bali Airport; since international company HMSHost began managing Ngurah Rai’s food and beverage outlets, travellers have been enjoying the tasty and convenient dining destinations made available.
HMSHost, a global restaurateur and world leader in travel dining, operates in more than 120 airports around the world. Their goal in Bali’s airport is to offer a range of restaurants and cafés, with brands that are international, chef-inspired or local favourites.
So, if you’re looking rushing on your last day to find somewhere to eat, don’t. Head to the airport early and take it easy at one of the airport’s top 5 restaurants:
1. The Coffee Club
The Coffee Club is the largest home-grown café in Australia, bringing that ever popular modern, Australian coffee shop vibe to Bali. For those travelling, coffee is a necessity. The Coffee Club offers specialty coffee, all-day breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts and also alcoholic drinks, it’s a deli with a side of delight. Popular food choices include the classic Club Sandwich and the gourmet Eggs Benedict. Being landside of the International Departure, it serves as the perfect meeting spot for a last chat with Bali-based friends.
International Departures, Landside
2. La Place
Following the world’s ever increasing move towards healthy and fresh food, the Bali Airport offers La Place, a long-standing establishment from Holland. This market-style venue features live stations and naturally fresh and local produce. Light bites like take-away salads or the smoothie bar makes eating healthy and easy choice, but the restaurant offers freshly made burgers grilled a la minute, pizza’s topped and cooked in front of you, sandwich made with panini or wraps”, and even vegetarian choices. La Place is all about the wholesome foods made fresh. The restaurant is spacious, has charging stations and unlimited WiFi.
International Departures, Landside and Airside
3. Two Tigers
Found Airside (after customs) in the International Departure, Two Tigers is where people flock to for a tasty Asian dish and a last round of holiday cocktails. Offering everything from sushi made fresh in front of you, to hearty bowls of noodles, an array of rice dishes and other Asian-inspired nibbles. Some favourites here are: the Beef Gyoza, Black Pepper Beef with Rice and the Ramen Noodle Soup. But in all honesty, many take a seat here to enjoy a few handcrafted cocktails! The Tiger Stone and Tiger Claw are popular tipples – but of course an ice cold Bintang never goes amiss.
International Departures, Airside
4. Urban Food Market
Found at the domestic departures area, Urban Food Market’s aim is to offer quick and tasty meals on the go. Unlike at the International Departure, the waiting time for domestic flights is much shorter. So, a quick take-away cold-press juice and tune melt sandwich is a convenient choice. The fresh juices here are standout items, packed with nutrients and superfood they’re the perfect travel companion. On top of that, the iconic ‘Pia Legong’ pies are available here for those wanting to bring some Bali back with them.
Domestic Departure, Airside
5. House of Beans
This playful little restaurant is a favourite for coffee and breakfast. Decorated like a row of toy-style houses, it’s a spot kids will love too. When it comes to food, the sweet and savoury breakfast offerings take the ticket: the classic avocado and feta smash and the Ham & Cheese Croissant are two savoury faves, whilst the fluffy Nutella pancakes are always a good choice. House of Beans also has sandwiches and all-day lunch and dinner choices.
It would be amiss not to mention the drinks offered here. House of Beans serves premium Indonesian coffee blends, prepared by top-notch baristas. However, the favourites here are the over-the-top milkshakes for anyone with a serious sweet tooth: Nutella Chocolate Cookie with its edible Nutella jar; Bubblegum Cotton Candy stuffed with lollipops and candy floss bathed in rainbow sprinkles or sweet and salty combination of chocolate and salted caramel, Ferrero Salted Caramel.
International Departure, Airside
As you can see, the Bali Airport – both International and Domestic departure – now has an amazing selection of places to eat, drink and relax. So if you’re on your way out, head over a little earlier and take your time.
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