Smack bang in the middle of Seminyak, you will find Bali Bakery relaxing under a thatched roof. A bakery come lazy eatery with a typical 'Eat Street' menu, heavy with Australian influences. The servings are generous, the service is friendly and boy do they offer some fine traditional Indonesian fare.
Gado gado is an Indonesian staple and I crave it when I need a decent dose of fresh veggies. Each warung serves their own variation but its common to just find a plate of blanched and raw vegetables with a dollop of peanut sauce. Bali Bakery's take comes with potataoes, fried tempeh, tofu, vegetable rolls and a boiled egg. The hefty serve of peanut satay sprinkled with fried shallots was just made to dunk in a welcome serve of krupuk (fried crackers).
I usually arrive home from Bali thinking I didn't chow down enough Mi Goreng. It is so easy to get swept up in the romance of modern eateries, and forgetting the dishes that Bali has to offer. The Mi Goreng at Bali Bakery is one of the best, a healthy serving of chicken, crispy vegetables and the yummiest pickled chillies you will ever find. Forget the oily noodle boxed variety. When it comes to traditional Indonesian fare, Bali Bakery knows how to deliver.