COCONUTS HOT SPOT — A new restaurant/cafe/boutique combo has non-stop adult in Bukit on Jl. Uluwatu right before Pecatu Indah Resort, and we can’t skip it if you’re creation a outing to Uluwatu. Literally. A hulk black pointer with a restaurant’s name in white lettering, all-caps, is manifest from a widen divided of a double-story building on a differently flattering low-key street.
El Merkat, that facilities primarily Mediterranean-style cuisine (think options featuring cheeses, meats, and wine), comes from a same people who brought us a monumental yet bougie El Kabron. You know, that always-Instragrammed, iconic (and expensive) Spanish cliff-top bar with a beautiful white-washed forever pool, unaware a Indian Ocean between Bingin and Dreamland.
So it creates clarity with a success of El Kabron, a organisation would come adult with a new try that non-stop a doors late final year, yet we should know that El Merkat’s got a many some-more infrequent cafeteria vibe about it, suitable for a roadside plcae on a categorical lane down to Uluwatu.
The restaurant’s got an impressively extensive menu that weighs towards breakfast; dual out of 3 columns on their categorical menu are radically breakfast/brunch difficulty headings like healthy bowls, tartine, eggs—which is separate into a common breakfast eggs (aka eggs benny) and a surprising all day eggs. The Wasabi katsuobushi Florentine (Rp 85k) has held a courtesy in a latter category: smoked tuna, tawny spinach and seaweed, wasabi, and katsuboshi flakes. While a subsequent object on a ‘to-try’ list has to embody their Cuban (Rp 65k) or jalapeño fry duck (Rp 65k). If lunch is what we crave, don’t skip over a ‘rolls’ section, with a accumulation of grilled wraps like immature vegan hummus (Rp 55k) and Mediterranean pumpkin (Rp 65k).
On a cooking column, there’s a whole tartare territory with beef (Rp 68k), tuna (Rp 65k), and salmon (Rp 75k) options. While we desired a uninformed bites of wasabi, watermelon, and tomato in a tuna tartare, be suggested that this is some-more of Mediterranean-styled image so you’re not going to get a inexhaustible chunk of meat, yet some-more of a salad reduction that’s same to a poke bowl.
For dinner, there are also salads, carpaccio, and roasted meats, yet we suggest checking out their specials they’ve got going right now. You can get pasta + birra (pasta and beer), their daily pasta with a Bintang for only Rp 75k. When we went, they had a choice of penne or spaghetti with pesto, carbonara, or bolognese. There are also other packets: sangria and bokata (Rp 105k), Plaga and bokata (Rp 99k), and a bucket of 5 Bintangs for Rp 99k (buy 4, get 1). Thursdays also underline homemade paella (Rp 240k, adult to 2 people). Then transparent your pallet thereafter with a dip of gelato (Rp 35k).
El Merkat’s got a boutique upstairs and as a name suggests, a full-on marketplace is on a way, set to open adult in that dull front trustworthy to a restaurant.
While it’s really a step adult on a cost scale from many of a adjacent food and libation options on this widen of Jl. Uluwatu, it does offer a good place to consort over sangria or chill with a crater of coffee when a time calls for it and for those “day-commuters” headed to Bukit only for a surf, it creates a good pre-break brekkie or apres roller stop.
Coconuts Hot Spots are important new restaurants or undiscovered gems around Bali that we consider are value a visit.
Jl. Raya Uluwatu Km. 9, Uluwatu 80361
Wednesday-Monday 8:30am-11pm (closed Tuesday)