Art Café Bumbu Bali provides an unforgettable culinary, cultural and visual art experience by combining many traditional elements of a Balinese Home, and the warm and genuine friendly hospitality of the Balinese People. 

We are delighted to serve you “only” authentic Balinese cuisine. Two and a half decades investigating and documenting Balinese cuisine are the foundation in the style of cooking served in Art Cafe Bumbu Bali.

The extravagant beauty and delights of Bali also extends to its much-celebrated local cuisine. Discovering the tropical island paradise also requires the exploration of its traditional cooking by treating yourself to such delicacies as slow-roasted chickens and ducks in banana leaves; superbly fresh grilled seafood; tantalizing sates; soups from banana stems, green papayas and mushrooms; a large selection of vegetarian dishes; and an ever changing selection of Balinese cakes; black rice pudding; not forgetting the daily changing selection of tropical fruits found at the local markets. This are just some of the delectable creations, certain to even please the palates of Bali’s fabled Gods, that await the gastronomically curious visitor to our beloved Indonesian island. 

The creation of Bumbu Bali

Bali’s first authentic Balinese restaurant was created following the principals used in designing a traditional Balinese home compound. On the menu you will not find Balinese food commonly served in hotels and tourist restaurants, as it is our aim to serve Balinese food the way you find it prepared in Balinese homes or during traditional ceremonies. We take you on a journey into the culinary delights our island paradise has to offer.

Countless trips into villages, homes and temples, together with an endless drive in researching deeper into the food culture of Bali have resulted in several highly acclaimed publications by Heinz von Holzen the Godfather of Bumbu Bali. In “The Food of Bali”, “Bali Unveiled: The Secrets of Balinese Cuisine”, “Feast of Flavors from the Balinese Kitchen”, and the soon to be released “Street food of Bali” one will discover most of the secret dishes and delights served on our menu.

Recognized by locals and visitors alike as the leading Balinese Restaurant in Bali, and the many awards received since opening the small door in 1997, together with the incorporation of every day Balinese life into a harmonious surrounding will ensure a most memorable and authentic dining experience.

Covid-19 Special Notice

We are open again on Thursday, April 9 2020


We have this so very beautiful restaurant and our small team would love to look after you. It makes us and the spirits of our home so sad to see our treasured restaurant abandoned.


Our Chef’s crafted a very special small menu which features Bali’s most famed specialities. 


We are open at 9am for breakfast and then serve our special menu from 11 am to 9 pm.

Special Menu Selection


If you rather enjoy your meals at home then we offer daily delivery to your door at no extra cost.

(This applies for the Nusa Dua Area only)


Should you require further assistance or have special requests then please do contact us directly at your earliest



We look forward to look after you and your loved ones and comfort you some very special moments in a very inspirational place.


Wishing you many enjoyable moments during this very difficult time


The Art Café Bumbu Bali Team


Heinz, Puji and Fabian