The Kopi Pot is a cosy garden restaurant and bar on the Jalan Legian walking street, where you can simply drop in amid your strolls to escape the busy traffic, and relax while enjoying some great Balinese coffee or popular Balinese and Indonesian dishes. The street-side café and diner has served visitors to Legian since 1990, and continues to attract them to its thatched roof pavilion bar and tables under shady palms, which haven’t changed much over the years.
As the name play clearly suggests, The Kopi Pot serves up some great Balinese coffee or 'kopi Bali' in the local tongue (IDR 24,000 or USD 1.80). You can also find other coffee selections from café lattes and macchiato to Vienna and Jamaican to accompany a good read. There’s also Irish coffee for those looking for a slight punch (IDR 77,000 or USD 5.80). Its eye-catching Lone Palm Bar in front actually serves a complete range of beverages. A small Bintang is priced at IDR 27,000 (USD 2).
If you arrive feeling a little peckish, highlights from their all-day dining menu include a spicy Javanese lamb stew called tongseng kambing (IDR 62,000 or USD 4.65), which is a great introduction to Indonesian cuisine with its good balance between sweet and spicy curried broth and meaty pieces, oftentimes including tender ribs. You’ll also find popular favourites such as satays and the Balinese sate lilit ‘wrapped’ minced fish version (IDR 56,000 or USD 4.20 per serving), as well as gado-gado mixed salad doused in peanut sauce, bebek goreng crispy fried duck and nasi goreng (IDR 55,000).
International selections range from regional Asian delights such as Tom Yum Goong, minestrone and bouillabaisse, to a rich selection of fresh salads such as chili prawn that comes served on a bed of greens with mild balsamic dressing (IDR 69,000 or USD 5). For seafood lovers, there’s the recommended seafood platter, a serving for two with grilled baby lobster, king prawns, deep-fried breaded red snapper fillets, calamari rings and French fries (IDR 265,000 or USD 20).
The Kopi Pot is also famous for its homemade cakes and desserts (from IDR 36,000 or USD 2.70), which includes irresistible mentions such as coconut pie served with passionfruit sauce, mango cream cheesecake, and the must-try local Balinese snack and dessert known as bubur injin; a traditional black rice pudding sweetened with a dash of palm sugar and coconut milk. Repeat visitors often come here just for the coffee and the desserts.
The Kopi Pot in Bali
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 23:00
- Location: Jalan Legian, Legian
- Tel: +62 (0)361 752 614
- Website: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Poppies-Bali/140812512629540