The 10 Best Coffee Shops in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

hellocapitano Gili Trawangan
hellocapitano Gili Trawangan | © hellocapitano
Edira Putri

From morning coffee with a view to cosy cafés that cool the tropical heat, here are the best coffee shops in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia.

Some seek it to fuel their day of adventure, others need it to cure last night’s hangover. In Gili Trawangan, coffee is as much a part of island life as snorkelling and cold beer at the beach. From authentic Lombok coffee to your familiar espresso, check out the 10 best spots to get coffee in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia.

1. hellocapitano cafe

Cafe, Healthy

© hellocapitano

This charming little shack is an excellent breakfast joint for early birds who just can’t wait to start their day in paradise. Opening at 5am, hellocapitano serves up morning essentials such as coffee and healthy breakfast bowls, all in time to watch the glorious sunrise. Also popular among vegetarians, the nutritious smoothie bowl and vegetable wraps will fuel you well for early adventures.

2. Kayu Cafe

Cafe, American, European

kayu cafe
© Kayu Cafe

People head to Kayu Cafe for morning coffee with a pastry, afternoon pick-me-up cold juices and all-day healthy meals. Depending on the weather and time of day, you’ll see them swarming either the beachfront area or the comfortable, air-conned indoor seats. Kayu Cafe’s coffee is among the most-sought on the island, and it sells premium blend packs to bring home because you’ll miss the taste and blissful memories that came with it.

3. The Banyan Tree

Cafe, Healthy, European

© The Banyan Tree

This café serves generous portions of vegan-friendly meals, from nutritious salad dishes to palatable dairy-free desserts. The beachfront seating area with wooden benches is a perfect setting to have pre-adventure breakfast, featuring an energising cup of speciailty coffee with an inviting ocean view.

4. La Dolce Vita

Cafe, Coffee Shop, European, American

La Dolce Vitta is famed for introducing authentic Italian cuisine to Gili T, brought to you by a proud Italian owner. Its classic dishes from pasta to tiramisu boast delicious authentic taste and premium quality, as does its coffee, be it cappuccino or flat white. Order with the pizza or pastry of your choice for a satisfying coffee break.

5. La Boulangerie

Cafe, European

© La Boulangerie Gili Trawangan

Coffee is great but delicious pastry makes it perfect. A mastery on coffee and French pastry combos makes La Boulangerie a popular breakfast spot that has it all. The café serves a wide array of baked goods and desserts, famed quiches and croissants, available to munch on by the beach seating area or as a convenient takeaway meal.

6. Pituq

Cafe, Restaurant, European, American, Indonesian

© Pituq

As an established healthy lifestyle centre, this relaxing nook offers more than energy-boosting wraps and juices. A cup of fresh aromatic coffee at the peaceful garden and bamboo huts can do wonders to pick up your day. Enjoy the delicious local coffee beans with a healthy snack or vegan meal this café is famed for. Many of the ingredients are picked directly from Pituq’s own garden, ensuring quality and freshness all the way.

7. Bale Sampan

Cafe, American, European

© Bale Sampan

Part of the Bale Sampan Bungalows, the café boasts a chic modern interior with a calming, nautical feel. It’s easy to lose track of time while relaxing on the comfortable chairs in their al fresco hut, shaded by lush greenery. It doesn’t matter if you’re a coffee or tea person: both count as this café’s speciality, topped with tasty baked-to-order crunchy baguettes or fresh signature salads.

8. The Exile Coffee House

Cafe, Restaurant, European, American

© The Exile

Best known as the blissful resort that brings stylish ocean hammocks to the island, The Exile should also be credited as one of the best spots to enjoy coffee. The Exile Coffee House serves freshly ground coffee in a cosy wooden bungalow that lets in natural sunlight and grants a wonderful sunset view. As the evening draws near, the compound gets even more lively with drumming circles, hula hooping and more.

9. The Roast House

Cafe, Restaurant, American

© The Roast House

Famed for its juicy, tender-roasted chicken, The Roast House keeps prices low and reasonable, even for its special, meat-centric burgers. Another favourite is the strong and rich Lombok coffee, which will cost you just a little over one dollar. The well-decorated wooden shack reverberates with a chill but whimsical atmosphere that inspires and energises.

10. Hart Coffee Lane

Cafe, Coffee Shop, European

This charming coffee house offers a wide selection of power-ups for Gili T’s adventurers. Be it an invigorating cup of espresso or refreshing nutritious smoothies, you can count on them for a quick afternoon charge. Aside from their aromatic cup of joe, the skillful latte art is a lovely surprise to cheer you on your island adventures.

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