Seminyak is just brimming with restaurants, cafes and warungs and new ones are popping up all the time. With so much choice it can get a bit mind boggling where to take your hungry little mouths when they're in need a feed. We've handpicked our favourites based on; quality grub, fair prices and a relaxed, family friendly environment. In no particular order here's our top choices:

Grocer and Grind

This is a favourite spot with holiday makers and ex-pats alike and always brimming with families. Offering a stylish space, the vibe is upmarket, urban, relaxed and easy. You can opt to sit outside or take a table inside in air conditioned comfort.

Open early it's a great spot for a big breakfast, lovely lattes and refreshing granitas. Lunch is all about lush salads, sandwiches, bites and classics like the GG burger. If you're craving an afternoon sugar hit you'll be salivating over the home made cakes and sweet treats. The woodfired pizza oven is cranking all day and the peri-peri rotisserie chooks make a great option for dinner back at the villa.

Little ones are well taken care of with the kiddies box of toys and books, high chairs and their own menu of mini dishes including bangers and mash, meatballs and pad thai.

There is a well stocked grocers section with dairy, charcuterie and breads, condiments and cakes, all handmade with love. Craving a taste of home, then head to G&G on a Wednesday or weekend for traditional roast dinner and all the trimmings! A firm family favourite we keep coming back time and time again.

Sea Circus

This cheerful little place offers quirky decor and delicious bites throughout the day. It's a really funky venue full of character and colour. Little ones will adore the rainbow coloured windows and the strings of light bulbs draped across the ceilings. For the grown ups it's a coffee lovers den. The barristas deliver perfectly brewed Australian Five Senses blends made on their crazily expensive (by their own admission) espresso machine. The menu is made up of little and larger dishes where it's all about sharing and trying a little bit of everything. With options from the garden, sea and land you'll be spoilt for choice. There isn't a specific kiddie menu but with so many bits and bobs, you're sure to find something to tickle your fancy. Our girls loved muching their way through chicken tacos and finishing up with a cheeky scoop of ice cream. Highchairs are available for the tiniest tots.

Watercress

On the hip, meandering Batu Belig you'll find healthy, down to earth Watercress. With a motto of "eat fresh, live well" you can tuck into all things good and healthy for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

With a relaxed, friendly vibe Watercress is all about family and good times, making it one of our top spots to eat with the little ones in tow. Inside is spacious and airy, with exposed brickwork and shabby chic touches. Outside, there is a shady courtyard at the front and a small grassy lawn out the back.

Pick from the imaginative, all-day breakfast menu or keep it simple with a fresh, flaky croissant courtesy of Monsieur Spoon. To say that Watercress are a little obsessed with coffee would be a huge understatement. They serve a special house blend made from 100% imported beans brewed in a fancy-pants, retro coffee machine. The milk even comes from expat Australian cows living in Java (yes they do have visas). For lunch there is a smorgasbord of organic colour - abundant salads, quiches, lasagnes and fresh fish - but be quick; once it's gone, it's gone. By popular demand Watercress is now open in the evenings, offering rustic, delicious dinners to fill your tummies.

The little ones can choose breakfast, lunch and snack choices from their very own kids menu. Jessica's favourite is the soft boiled eggs with vegemite toast soldiers and Millie goes mad for the Tomato noodles.

Its all the extra, little thoughtful touches which really makes Watercress stand out from the crowd. The fresh, young coconuts carved with hearts, the free babycinos, the abundant selection of glossy mags and the crayons, toys and books to keep the little ones entertained. All of this plus fresh, plates of goodness is guaranteed to keep us coming back for more.

Junction

Right on the corner of the aptly named Eat Street (Oberoi street) Junction looks like a cavernous, wooden cabin. Super light and airey it has a spacious, minimalist feel - well, minimalist until you spy the walls. From floor to ceiling the shelves are jam packed with glass jars displaying collectibles. With everything from spices, sweets, pasta, seaweed and little handmade dolls; Jessica was entertained for ages peering at everything. Perfect for lunch or dinner the menu offers a wide range of delicious dishes. Their salads and sandwiches are great for lunch and fresh fish and pastas make for more substantial dinner choices. They don't have a specific kiddies menu, but there are plenty of child friendly choices; the John Dory fillet with a side of mash is a big hit with our girls. With a super friendly, welcoming vibe it is a great place for a casual meal with kids.

La Lucciola

Location, location, location - La Lucciola has it in bucketfuls! In a stunning spot, nestled right on the beachfront it boasts ocean views, a lush green lawn and big beautiful fragipanis. A well-loved, old favourite in Seminyak this is a perfect place for a long, lazy family brekkie or lunch.

The thatched roof, open air restaurant is huge with seating spread across two floors. Upstairs tables enjoy stunning beach views, downstairs works better with little ones so they can run on the huge, grassy lawn and play in the sand whilst they build up their appetites. The staff are super friendly and welcoming and the service is always outstanding. The girls are kept happy with icy granitas and fruit platters, we're working our way through the brunch menu - so far it's all been delicious. Whatever you order, be sure to grab a side of hash browns - they really are the best in Bali.

At night, La Luchiola is perfect spot for a romantic night out. With candles, cool ocean breezes, cocktails and lanterns twinkling from the fragipani trees it is idyllic. One of our favourite spots for a date night in Seminyak - make sure you book the babysitter for that one!

Motel Mexicola

With totally over the top, colourful decor and random, clashing touches Motel Mexicola is a riot of Mexican madness.

The atmosphere is playful, loud and fun filled; like you've just arrived at one great, big, friendly party. Settle into a comfy, colourful booth or pull up a bench at one of the large communal picnic tables - this spacious restaurant has loads of space and is perfect for big group gatherings. Kids will be delighted by the super bright interior and little imaginations will run wild with all the quirky details - think pot plants, shrines and fountains!

The menu is a modern take on authentic Mexican fare. Freshly prepared by Mexican chefs in their kitchen the dishes are designed for sharing. The girls loved munching on corn chips, chicken and cheese quesadillas, finished off with caramel churros. We enjoyed the sharing platter for tasty range of Mexican flavours - the marinated pork ribs and mouth-watering king prawn ceviche were stand-outs.

Sip on frosty Mexican beers and jugs of sangria and enjoy the great atmosphere. The vibe here is relaxing, fun and chilled out - a perfect place for a fun night out with the little ones.

The Corner House

The phoenix from the flames; The Corner House is the resuscitated restaurant where the Old Tuck Shop and Corner store previously stood. With a mix of vintage, cosy and stylish this is the place to be seen for breakfast, lunch and now dinner. With a great ambience, you can take your pick from a variety of seating options indoor or head outside to the peaceful garden. You'll find an array of delicious choices on the varied, French inspired menu. The dishes are fresh and delicious with eggs benedict and crusty croissants our favourites for breakfast. For lunch little plates are perfect for sharing, or satisfy a bigger appetite with herb crusted Mahi Mahi or a signature Corner House Burger. The Corner House is perfect for families looking for quality dining with a dash of style.

Salty Seagull

The crazy folks from Motel Mexicola strike again with rocking ribs, crusty crabs, cocktails in this cool, colourful, quirky joint.

Located in a great spot, you'll find the Salty Seagull just around the corner from the W Hotel and Potato Head Beach Club. The vibrant, funky facade of colourful beach huts stand out on the ever-changing Petitenget strip.

Just like Mexicola the decor is totally over the top, clashing, quirky and kitsch - you simply won't believe your eyes. With a family friendly vibe and quality grub this colourful, vibey joint is a great spot for all day, all day night casual eating and drinking.

The restaurant is huge and the spacious outdoor grassy area has picnic tables and lots of space for little ones to let off steam. Indoors there is a ping pong table for tournaments and plenty of room for highchairs, buggies and exploring.

The menu is all about reto classics; we love the Prawn Cocktail, Mini burger sliders and arguably the best fish and chips in town. Mealtimes here are relaxed, fun and very messy! Finger bowls and bibs are plentiful so you can get down and dirty with your crabs and ribs. Check out their Facebook page for weekly events and offers. After sundown you can feast on half price rocking crabs and ribs, catch live music and sporting events or even join in rockabilly crab racing!

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  1. Shaff

    Hi Guys. We just arrived in Seminyak last night, great blog article, I can’t wait to tuck into all those fab foodie choices.Your blog is great, you write beautifully and with so much passion and insight; it’s really been our main ‘go to’ source here in Bali. Thank you so much! Ps are you still in Seminyak? If so let’s meet up? Shaff and Louise

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