Stop by this garden oasis and feast on your subsequent outing to Balangan

COCONUTS HOT SPOT — On a approach to Balangan Beach final weekend, we stumbled opposite a arrange of dark bliss along a breezy highway that leads we to a pantai


We’ve upheld a high section archway countless times while headed to a beach though never knew a border of a colorful garden oasis that lies on a other side of a entryway. 

When you’re pushing down to Balangan and see this embankment on your right, we know you’ve arrived. Photo: Juminten Jones/Coconuts Bali
The Alchemist Bali. Photo: Juminten Jones/Coconuts Bali

It turns out a place is a bungalow village, called a Alchemist that’s finish with a vast outside garden grill and bar. 

Of march since it’s Bali, a grill has a operation of vegan and vegetarian options on offer. If you’re looking for something healthy, we can select from tofu ceviche, vegan caprese (also done with tofu to reinstate a cheese), vegan moussaka, or a honeyed potato burger, among other options. 

But tatter not, associate meat-lovers, a restaurant’s also got a operation of burgers and sandwiches/wraps and assorted Indonesian dishes. Prices seemed flattering reasonable for Western food in a area, trimming from Rp 35-60k for many plates. 

There’s also a breakfast menu, though a choices aren’t that gorgeous and include especially of egg, toast, and fruit image combos that are what you’d customarily design during any homestay in Bali.

So that’s because we leaned towards a lunch and cooking menus. 

Because a unchanging (mozzarella-containing) caprese was “sold out,” we staid for a image of bruschetta to start, followed by a falafel hang and pasta carbonara. 

Bruschetta to start. Photo: Juminten Jones/Coconuts Bali

Pleasantly startling us, a bruschetta incited out to be vast portion-wise and enclosed crostini with a preference of roasted veggies, melted cheese, along with one fresh-tomato and basil toast. 

The falafel hang was good and fresh, entrance in a multi-grain tortilla with a tiny salad on a side, though it was a pasta carbonara that stole a show. Let’s be real: in Bali, grouping carbonara is typically a vital gamble. You’re expected possibly going to breeze adult with something super flowing or so dry that not even transfer olive oil on a image would deliver it. 

The falafel wrap. Photo: Juminten Jones/Coconuts Bali
Pasta carbonara. Photo: Juminten Jones/Coconuts Bali

Well we’re happy to news that a carbonara during a Alchemist didn’t fit into possibly of those boxes and was indeed utterly creamy—not watery, amin. A runny egg served on a side hermetic a deal, providing confirmation that this image of pasta was legit. 

The place wasn’t terribly swarming for a Sunday afternoon in a high season, though there were people trickling in and out as we got there. You positively won’t need reservations for this laid-back resto, though only comprehend a island time vibe is clever and it’s probable a resto is under-staffed so we can design accessible service, though not OTT use watchful on we hand-and-foot. 

The Alchemist Bali. Photo: Juminten Jones/Coconuts Bali
Treehouses for adults! Photo: Juminten Jones/Coconuts Bali

In a end, it’s unequivocally a cold out, sensuous garden atmosphere that creates a place. Everywhere we look, there’s immature and tiny pops of tone in a form of retro decor. If we have additional time on your hands, a bungalows in a behind positively demeanour value checking out—especially a one that looks like an upscale treehouse!

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Jl. Pantai Balangan (headed towards a beach, on your right side after Orange Mart)

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