Sanur’s living room with weekly Sunday morning organic market
- Jl. Danau Tamblingan No.75
- Open daily 7am – 11pm
- + 62 361 284103
Championing healthy home-grown food, this iconic café hijacked the Sanur culinary scene to another level when it first opened in 1991. Batu Jimbar has its own organic farm and is a firm favourite among the local expat community. This is the kind of place, where you drop in for a coffee, decide to stay for lunch and end up sharing cocktails with friends.
Every Sundaymorning Batu Jimbar hosts Sanur Sunday Organic Market. ‘The market is always busy, lots of locals come here to enjoy breakfast and buy local organic produce. It’s like Sanur’s living room’ says Pak Wayang, who drives in from Pupuan to sell organic vegetables and flowers. Fill your bamboo basket with sweet and savoury local delicacies. Some of our favourites include lemper (sticky rice dumplings with chicken filling), putu ayu (rice snacks with shredded coconut and palm sugar) and bikang (coloured rice cakes). Wash it down with freshly made Daluman Ice.
Bawa’s Bali style
When Australian artist Donald Friend first came to Bali in the 1960’s, beachfront land was used for grazing cattle and growing coconuts. The Balinese did not live close to the ocean; too dangerous because of the sea demons. Donald was one of the first to buy a piece of land and he asked famous Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa to design his dream house. The villas completely blend in the landscape and set a trend for hotels along the Sanur beachfront. He defined ‘Sanur Style’.
Sleep like royalty
The stunning Batu Jimbar villa is available for rent. The place has attracted many celebrity guests over the years including British royals, Mick Jagger, Jerry Hall and Sting, who invited the neighbours for an impromptu concert when he stayed.