As we waited for our room to be ready, we went across the street and had lunch at Cafe Batu Jimbar. It has the Balinese architectural influence, semi open air, high ceiling and mostly wooden theme throughout. There are ample seating inside the restaurant or on the front porch and side alley. We chose to sit inside hoping to escape from the Sanur heat during lunch time and indeed it was cool inside, even without air conditioner.
There is cabinet displaying cakes and little sweet treats in front near the cashier and bar, which all looks very appealing. We ended up ordering one of their chocolate sliced caked for dessert. But first of all, a friendly waiter came to our table and left us to read the menu. They offer not just Indonesian food, but also Thai, Vietnamese, and Western.
I opted for one the Batu Jimbar favourite, which is Ikan Woku Belanga – fish cooked in spicy sweet and sour broth. Hubby went for Arugula Salad with grilled sirloin beef as he had craving for green leaves 🙂 It was a difficult choice to make for the drinks, all the juices in their menu sounds delicious! We ended up getting the Green With Envy and Inner Cleanser. I personally prefer the Green With Envy, but both tasted good not just on the taste buds but body as well.
Hubby said the Arugula Salad is very flavorsome and the beef cooked perfectly well. When we went to Bali, we rarely had western food, mainly because the point of Bali trip for us is to devour on Indonesian food that we already miss. But with this Arugula Salad, hubby said he would happily order it again and again. Same goes to the Ikan Woku Belanga, well-balanced dish that packs with flavour.
Oh and a side note, Cafe Batu Jimbar has Sunday Market event where various chefs sell their food on the stalls in front of the restaurant. We had already left Bali on Saturday night, so missed this chance; but we would definitely love to try it out.
Cafe Batu Jimbar
Jl. Danau Tamblingan No. 75A, Sanur, Bali
Phone: +62 361 287 374