Drinking dairy-free coffee is so hip right now. Who is the snobbiest of all the coffee snobs? THE VEGANS! Not only must these hipsters have their coffee brewed just perfectly, but they are also demanding non-soy milk alternatives. I should know, I am one of them!
Bali is a Southeast Asian Mecca for coffee snobs providing the Australian style of coffee roasting & hippy choice in dairy-free milks. Over the years, Bali cafes have been adding alternative milks to their menus – rice, oat, coconut & nut milks. Everyone is on the chase for the cruelty-free milk moustache. Coffee culture welcomes it with open arms.
By far the most popular dairy alternative craze on the island at the moment is the fresh handmade coconut milk. Running coconut meat through a juicer or blending with some water creates a frothy milk that’s not only delicious but also super healthy.
While the lavender, beetroot and turmeric lattes are slowly infiltrating our island, we hear Australians are now adding algae to their lattes. These drinks smell of seaweed and cost a fortune but they are blue in color and are a hit on Instagram. Meanwhile, we sip on our lattes and patiently await for the rainbow latte craze to hit the island.
So where does a vegan coffee snob get their caffeine high in Bali? These are our Mighty 4 picks:
Bootstrap ColdBrew Coffee
Bootstrap is a handcrafted organic cold brew coffee shop. We just love their brown glass ready-to-drink bottles that are slowly popping up all over the island. Bootstrap’s White Coffee brew is mixed with coconut milk and coconut nectar. It’s cold, sweet and refreshing – the perfect pick-me-up after a surf or yoga session. They are also working on adding almond milk to their menu and we cannot wait!
Go find it: Jl Pantai Berawa, Canggu
Peloton knows how to serve coffee right – not only is their brew absolutely delicious and vegan, their coffee is served with a vegan cookie and flowers in a cute instagramable colorful cup. What else can a vegan foodie boho snob ask for? Just an extra shot of espresso!
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Go find it: the corner of Jl.Pantai Berawa & Jl.Pantai Berawa, Canggu
Ubud’s vegan hotspot – Alchemy – has been setting vegan trends since 2011. Alchemy’s coconut/almond milk cold-pressed coffee frappuccinos taste better than health itself. No wonder this place is booming with supermodels & yoga girls. This hotspot makes their own coconut, almond and cashew milks daily, serving coffee with coconut sugar & raw cashew cookies. Let’s also mention the fact that Alchemy has a huge display of raw vegan homemade chocolates & cheesecakes. Just saying ?
Go find it: Jl.Penestanan, Ubud
Vegan coffee options at Quince are orgasmic. There are no better words to describe it. Their coconut milk frappuccino is a sensual symphony in your mouth. Much like the rest of the menu, Quince’s food & service is impeccable every single time.
Go find it: Jl.Pantai Berawa
Do you have a tip on your own hotspot for a cuppa of amazing vegan coffee? Give us a shout!
Words by: our guest star blogger Elena from The Yoni Empire blog is a lover of all things pleasure-related. She writes shamelessly about female sexuality, self-love & leading a plant-based lifestyle. Bali’s resident for more than 5 years, Elena is a self-proclaimed foodie snob & pleasure seeker.