Retiring cheap in Bali means finding the best places to go out and grab a meal. Are there cheap places to eat and are they good? I’ve explored a ton of restaurants in the Sanur area in Bali, near the beach that you should check out! Each of these are great deals and 100% worth going to!
The fire station: Fantastic burgers, believe it or not this is the best burger I had in my entire trip in Asia. The priciest place on my list its $13 (130,000 idr) for a towering burger and fries. Seriously good! Everything is exactly what you want in a classy burger place. Great ambience, fantastic service and everything made fresh!
Warung Java & Seri Rundo Java
These two places are side by side. They both specialize in Indonesian food, and have the best curries I’ve ever tasted. Seriously, I must have eaten at these two places 50 times! At $2 (20,000 idr) a meal, I ate a lot of curries. If you get the chicken curry at Warung Java it’s only $1 (10,000 idr). There are a lot of vegetarian options as well. It can be a little intimidating ordering there because they don’t really speak English. But if you can do the pick from random foods game, worth it. Catering to mainly locals, both of these places are must try spots.
They’ve also got fluffy American style banana pancakes for $2 (20,000 idr). Sanur has a ton of places which sell Indonesian (aka German/Dutch) style flat pancakes. These are great (see picture below), but Baby Monkeys is one of the only ones that sell the fluffy ones. Playing Bob Marley in the background this little restaurant is chock full of cute signs, worth it for the relaxed atmosphere alone.
You can definitely eat in Sanur for $5 a day but sometimes you’ll splurge! I hope this article helped you with your quest of finding some great food while you look for the best country to retire cheap. Scroll to the bottom of the page for more tips and articles on finding the cheapest places to retire. And if you liked the article, please share on social media (I’d love it if you did!)