Lovers of all things sweet have an exciting new venue in which to indulge their taste buds and sate their desires.
Sweet teeth, rejoice! Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach serves as a new destination for everything sweet and decadent, in addition to the great coffee and tea selections.
The gorgeously colourful and eclectic Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach is much more than a feast for the eyes. From the moment guests step into the lobby, there is a plethora of beautiful views, quirky knick-knacks and attractive decor. This love of beauty stretches across all aspects of the hotel, including into the kitchens.
Every one of the outlets serves sweet treats, but we are especially blown away by the innocuously named Cobana, a coconut, chocolate and banana croissant that melts in the mouth and intrigues the tongue. Perfect served warm, the thin layers of pastry are light but moist, the chocolate is neither too sweet nor too overpowering, while the banana adds a creamy texture. Gently pervading through this is a hint of coconut, just enough to add an exotic touch, but slight enough to be almost indiscernible.
This deceptively simple pastry is served in Pottery Café, where a selection of carefully curated Indonesian coffees, teas and cocoa are available as the perfect accompaniment. Coffee is roasted in the café and the specialist coffee barista will be happy to help you decide on a perfect match.
Pottery Café has plenty of other sinful delights, such as the 100% Balinese chocolate gateau made with locally sourced chocolate from Sorga and a stunning cashew pie made with local cashew nuts from the Muntigunung community social enterprise, which supports the local community – so
by treating your tummy, you are helping Balinese farmers and entrepreneurs!
Over in Makase, the resort's Indonesian street food-inspired neighbourhood café, is a refreshing, cooling treat that is ideal on one of Bali's hot, sunny days. Es teler is eaten on every corner of Bali and Java and Makase has a stellar version of this icy dessert. Spoonfuls of sago pearls, chunks of fresh avocado, swirls of coconut flesh and cubed jackfruit are piled onto shaved coconut pandan granita and topped by a generous drizzle of condensed milk. For those familiar with this popular street food, the Makase version is not to be missed; if you've never had it, do try some, it is surprisingly delicious and reviving in Bali's heat.
If you prefer something a little more international, Hotel Indigo has you covered with a fabulous array of rolled ice cream down at the beautiful Cave Pool Lounge. Just tell the chef what you want mixing into the basic mix and he'll make it on an iced metal plate in front of your eyes. Popular choices include Oreo cookies, fresh mango and coffee! Another specialist treat here is the refreshing and freshly squeezed – in front of your eyes – sugarcane drink. For those of us who like an alcoholic kick with their sugar, head over to Tree Bar for the Indigo twist on an espresso martini. The Kopi Sik Luh is indulgently refreshing with its Absolut vodka, Pottery cold brew, white chocolate liqueur, turmeric and vanilla syrup, chocolate bitters and milk foam. Meanwhile the Laklak Swizzle is a Caribbean-style drink inspired by the Balinese laklak dessert and sees pandan-infused Bacardi Rum mixed with spiced Arak, pineapple juice, coconut nectar and lime juice, topped with soda water.
Whatever your preference, the Balinese inspiration behind all the sweet treats at Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach offers unique twists that are not to be missed.
Assorted fresh pastries