Poppies Lane Walking Streets in Bali

Walking Guide to Kuta's Famous 'Shortcut' Streets

Poppies Lane I and II refers to two separate narrow streets, both of which connect Jalan Pantai Kuta beach road to Jalan Legian - Kuta's nightclub-lined thoroughfare. Poppies Lane is also popular for its selection of budget stays, particularly if you’re looking for a cheap guesthouse, homestay, ‘losmen’, or inn, right in the middle of Bali’s two most popular beach resort areas. From here, you can easily reach Kuta Beach, or the exciting nightlife hub of Legian, all within an easy 10 or 15-minute stroll.

Like most small streets in Bali, the lane was named after a prominent establishment, in this case, the Poppies Bali Restaurant. With humble beginnings as a warung (a local street-side food stall) in the early 1970s, it was said to have been further developed by former Californian restaurateurs who ran a restaurant with its name inspired by California’s state flower, the Golden Poppy. 

Frequented by surfers and backpackers ever since, the original Poppies Lane eventually became known as Poppies Lane I, and retains much of its past’s charm. The similar interconnecting street parallel to its north shared some of its fame, but eventually saw more development and became known as Poppies Lane II, and which resulted in a little more hectic scene representing much of the contemporary vibe of today’s Legian.

Both lanes are now popular walking streets lined with shops, bars and restaurants. Beware of the traffic on your walks though, as Poppies Lane II also serves as a shortcut for surfboard rack-rigged scooters, cars and taxis too. 

Below, we’ll show you the various shops, cafes, bars and restaurants that you can walk past along both lanes. We begin at the Poppies Bali Restaurant on Poppies Lane I where it all started, then move further west onto Poppies Lane II via Jalan Pantai Kuta, making a shortcut for Legian again.

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You can find the start of Poppies Lane I near the eastern end of Jalan Pantai Kuta (furthest from the beach), right beside Made’s Warung.

Poppies Restaurant

This is the restaurant that inspired the name of both Poppies Lane I and II, which has been serving Indonesian and international cuisine since 1973, offering an experience for guests to dine under a canopy of flowers, amidst gardens with pools and fountains. It offers an oasis and cool retreat away from the busy traffic of Kuta. Simply go for drinks at the bar, with favourites that include the Poppies Pina Colada, a sweet rum-based cocktail made with light rum, coconut cream and pineapple (IDR 97,000 or USD 7.30). For a filling treat, go for the ‘rijsttafel’ (rice table) for two (IDR 259,000 or USD 20) which features a series of small and tasty portions of famous Indonesian dishes.

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 - 23:00
  • Location: Poppies Lane I, Kuta
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 751 059
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TJ’s Mexican Bar & Restaurant

Since opening three decades ago, TJ’s is Bali’s original Mexican restaurant featuring relaxed open tropical gardens with soothing water features on Kuta’s Poppies Lane I. Dishes here cover Mexican and Cal Mex, and all are served with fresh homemade tortillas. A unique must-try here is their Mexican ‘nasi campur’ (IDR 95,000 or USD 7), inspired by the local mixed rice platter, as well as California wraps with an Asian influence.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00-23:00
  • Location: Poppies Lane I, No.24, Kuta
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 751 093
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Bamboo Corner

Chinese and Indonesian cuisine with a good selection of locally prepared seafood selections are the offerings of Bamboo Corner, a small and affordable dining spot on Poppies Lane I. Fish n’ chips, chicken and chips, and fish or pork steaks are from only IDR 25,000 (USD 1.80), and a seafood basket of snapper, prawn, crab and squid are IDR 85,000 (USD 6.50). You can also find local favourites such as fried chicken served with sambal, nasi goreng’ fried rice, and ‘mie goreng‘ noodles.

  • Opening Hours: 08:00-24:00
  • Location: Poppies Lane I, No.26, Kuta
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 765 966
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Boardhouse Surf Shop

Get your custom designed board tailormade at this surf shop on Poppies Lane. Besides doing custom boards, Boardhouse also rents out surfboards of all sizes, does ding repairs for your own boards, and you can even enrol for a surfing lesson here, guided by their team of friendly instructors.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00-20:00
  • Location: Jalan Poppies Lane I, Pasar Agung No. 3, Kuta
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 763 615
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Sion Surf Shop

Poppies Lane in Kuta has several small surf shops displaying racks full of short boards, Malibus and bodyboards of different sizes, and Sion Surf Shop is one where you can bring your own design to be turned into the real thing. They have a team of shapers who design their own boards, while ready ones are up for grabs. You might also be interested in their collection of beautiful surf paintings to decorate your wall back home.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00
  • Location: Poppies Lane I, Kuta
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 767 361
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Secret Garden Bar & Cafe

Good for Aussies looking for a taste of home, this snugly positioned bar and café is a cool retreat along Poppies Lane, where you can enjoy seating under thatched roof tables and bamboo chairs with cold beers and live sports feeds. The menu focuses on Aussie grub, using a combination of imported meats and locally sourced vegetables. All-day breakfast options, meat pie with mash and gravy, sausage and mash, and chicken schnitzels are among the choices highlighted, ranging between IDR 45,000 and 55,000 (USD 3.40-4) per serving. Live bands perform regularly.

  • Location: Poppies Lane I, Kuta
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 757 720
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Havana Club

Havana Club is one of the few full-fledged dining spots on Poppies Lane, featuring a restaurant with a spacious dining hall, and a bar serving exotic cocktails, fine wines, imported spirits, beers and original Italian coffee specialties. You can enjoy a frozen margarita with delicious tapas, and its name suggests, the main offerings include South American appetizers, while wood-fired Italian-style pizzas, Asian and local Indonesian selections are also available. Sandwich wraps, fajitas and platos include a burrito Havana at IDR 95,000 or USD 7, while the local-favourite chicken satay and ‘nasi goreng’ fried rice are from IDR 65,000 (USD 5) per serving.

  • Opening Hours: 07:30-23:00
  • Location: Poppies Lane I, Kuta
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 762 448
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Poppies Lane II is around 150 meters north of Poppies I along Jalan Pantai Kuta, between the Kuta Seaview Hotel and the Sheraton Kuta Bali Resort.

Poppies Lane II Art Shops

The first 100 meters of Poppies Lane II consists of a row small art shops reminiscent of the Kuta Art Market. Here you can try your luck on a good bargain over anything from Bintang singlets and coasters, paintings, lighters, to bead bracelets and crummy bumper stickers. A few of the items are fixed priced, but you can always customarily bargain at half (or more) of the initial price. You’d easily get a print T-shirt for around IDR 50,000 (USD 4).

  • Opening Hours: 08:00-21:00
  • Location: Poppies Lane II, Kuta
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90 Degrees Restaurant at Satriya Cottages

After the rows of art shops on Poppies Lane II, you’ll find the Satriya Cottages with its signature restaurant, 90 Degrees. The restaurant serves international cuisine, with selections that include the spicy Thai tom yung goong and Malaysian laksa soups (IDR 40,500-47,500 or around USD 3.40 per serving), as well as mains comprising seafood and grills that include a Satriya Extravaganza platter with crab, king prawns, calamari satays, and fish fillets (IDR 89,500 or USD 6.70). Look out for their nightly live bands performing requests of pop hits. 

  • Opening Hours: 08:00-23:00
  • Location: Satriya Cottages, Poppies Lane II, Kuta
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 758 331
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Fat Chow

Fat Chow serves Asian delights, ranging from tom yum, bahn mi, laksa, and various other spicy and exotic Oriental dishes in casual settings. Sharing plates include a Chow Pao of tender pork soaked in homemade hoisin BBQ sauce and topped with nuts, cucumber and pickled carrot inside a soft bun (IDR 42,000 or USD 3), while wholesome mains include Pattaya pork ribs (IDR 115,000 or USD 8.60). The décor of Fat Chow features almost all recycled items such as hanging sauce bottles and stacks of pallet wooden benches.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00-21:20
  • Location: Poppies Lane II, No. 7C, Kuta
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 753 516
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Nebula Artisans Burgerbar at Dekuta Hotel

Nebula is a bar and restaurant at the Dekuta Hotel that serves fresh and wholesome Asian and western dishes, including health foods such as toasts, smoothie bowls, fresh salads and others. This cool restaurant offers a casual dining ambience where you can enjoy delicious must-tries, such as a grilled snapper fillet (IDR 70,000 or USD 5.25) that is marinated with shallots, lemongrass, basil and dice tomatoes. From the bar, choose from daily smoothies (IDR 35,000 or 2.60), classical cocktails (IDR 50,000-75,000) or a cold Bintang at IDR 25,000.

  • Opening Hours: 07:00-22:00
  • Location: Poppies Lane II No. 8, Kuta
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 764 502
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Kori Restaurant and Bar

Kori Restaurant and Bar is a garden restaurant that serves large variety of Asian and international cuisine in cool and relaxed settings. The restaurant allows you to escape from the heat and hubbub of ‘Downtown Legian’ and is a good option if you’re up for trying out some authentic Balinese or Indonesian dishes while in the Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 12:00-24:00
  • Location: Jalan Legian, Poppies Lane II, Legian
  • Tel: +62 (0)361) 758 605
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Serving English breakfasts and all-day light bites, Alleycats is a favourite among regular backpackers. It serves inexpensive dishes, ranging from fillet steaks, a variety of burgers (IDR 45,000-60,000 or USD 3.40-4.50), salads and meats. Overall, it’s a good Aussie backpackers’ chill-out spot, with a good selection of drinks from its bar, ranging from cold Bintang (IDR 30,000 for a large bottle) to tequila shots and other shooters in different flavours.

  • Opening Hours: 09:30-24:00
  • Location: Poppies Lane II, Legian
  • Tel: +62 (0)813 3756 5663
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A fashion boutique on Poppies Lane that features a collection of fashion inspired by rock n’ roll and punk rock culture, Electrohell has all the great singlets, shirts, caps and print t-shirts that look good on or off the stage. You can usually meet up with the rock musician-founders behind the clothing brand inside. You can also find modern and vintage musical instruments such as guitars for sale, as well as items bearing surf and youth brands such as Hurley and Deus Ex Machina on display.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00-23:30
  • Location: Poppies Lane II, Legian
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 757 211
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Balinesia Tattoo Poppies Lane

Balinesia Tattoo Studio is Australian-backed and has another studio on Jalan Pantai Kuta. Manned by awesomely skilled Balinese artists, Tagel, Ibud and Jet Lee, they specialise in custom and creative tattoo designs, you can either choose from their extensive gallery and albums, or feel free to bring your own. It’s also one of the few reputable studios that can also do body piercing. This tattoo studio has a relaxed atmosphere, and their assistants are all friendly. All equipment and hygiene are of Australian standards, using quality ink and all new disposable needles. Small tattoos are from IDR 500,000 (USD 37) and up to IDR 15 million (USD 1,100) for a full sleeve.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00
  • Location: Poppies Lane II, Legian
  • Tel: +62 (0)361 767 394
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Ticket to The Moon Hammock Poppies Lane

Ticket to The Moon on Poppies Lane is a specialty store that features its own designs of durable parachute hammocks incorporating silk nylon materials. The 'parachute fabric' hammocks are both solid and comfortable, offering a great combination of elasticity and breathability, and providing a perfect body support with no pressure points. Great for camping, setups on the beach, or even on your villa balcony. Besides quality hammocks, the small shop also stocks a range of camping and outdoor-related products such as 'MoonChairs', pocket frisbees, mosquito nets, beach blankets, kabuff shelves, nautical ropes, tarps and carabiners. Hammocks are USD 35 for kid sizes, and up to USD 150 for a huge sized ‘Mammock’ that can carry up to 200kg.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00-21:00
  • Location: Jalan Poppies II, Legian
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