When Annie Milic asked me whether I wanted to go to lunch at a new cafe on the beachfront, of course I said “yes!” I love going to a new eatery. So many unknowns! What sort of eatery is it? How is the space decorated? Does it have a welcoming ambiance? Are the hosts approachable and obliging? And most importantly how good is the food and the coffee?
The Worung Bagus did not disappoint. Situated across from the Surf Club, the cafe has a youthful vibe, relaxed Balinese decor and delightful, enthusiastic hosts. The cafe offers both eat in or take-away.
In the mood for something hot, Annie and I perused the curry bar.
We decided on the ‘small’ plate for $11.90. But there were difficult decisions to make: did we want Nasi Goreng or a wonderfully fragrant brown rice? What curry would we choose – vegetable, seafood, chicken or beef rendang? Then we had to choose three vegetable sides and I wanted all of them! Eventually, I chose the eggplant balado, steamed vegetables and Cap Cay. And there were additional condiments to adorn our plates as well. Heavily laden, and our coffees ordered, we made ourselves comfortable on the deck and enjoyed every morsel. Then our coffee arrived with a lovely complimentary gluten free home baked cookie. For what more could we ask?
Next time and there definitely be a next time, I will explore the salad and juice bar. The ingredient list was just what you would hope to see, when experiencing a ‘ I need to be super healthy today’ moment. For me, these moments often occur after close encounters with decadent deserts.
So if you are visiting Byron and looking for something a little organically different or you just happen to be another hungry local, consider visiting the Worung Bagus. Whether you decide to eat in or picnic in the park overlooking the beach and the bay, you won’t be disappointed.