THE KOPI POT RESTAURANT // Serving Us Delicious Food for 23 Years
This popular restaurant is now into its 23rd year, and with a staunch following amongst its guests there is no wonder – it has continuously been serving up fresh, home-style-cooked fare for a whole generation and has a keen following and hardy fan base from when it first made its appearance in Kuta in 1990. It is the sister restaurant of the institution, Poppies of Poppies Cottages fame, also found in Kuta, that was the original landmark on a dusty palm tree road that led to beautiful Kuta Beach when first opening 40 years ago. So this local family run hospitality business certainly know a thing or two when it comes to traditional ‘Indonesian’ cuisine for those visiting the island, as well as making the settings of each of their restaurants ‘Balinese’ in feel but comfortable enough to want to hang out for several hours. Kopi Pot is street side in bustling Jalan Legian, just perfect for people watching at all hours of the day and night, as this is a vibrant street with a lovely mixture of tourists, expatriates and locals going about their business, but also has a more subdued garden area for those wishing to be shaded and peaceful. The Lone Palm Bar area at the front is very popular come evening time and serves up a long list of cooling cocktails (the Banana Daiquiris are too good), as well as an array of long drinks and refreshing thirst quenching local beers (Bintang anyone?), which always go down well whatever the time of day.
Upstairs on the terrace, the peaceful, lush surroundings create a relaxed space for added privacy. Breakfasts are well served from here, and extremely popular with those heading out for a surf or The Kopi Pot Restaurant coming back from one, as well as being very good value. The fresh, icy juices go down a treat, as do the fresh fruit salads and other healthy combinations. During the daytime and into the evening the menu remains more or less the same with the winning favourites definitely being the Nasi Goreng and Mie Goreng, in meat, seafood and vegetarian varieties, as well as Tuna in Sumatran Sauce, Cold Roast Beef Salad, Nicoise Salad and Satay Lilit (satay is the Indonesian name for kebab style skewered foods, ‘lilit’ being fish variety) and the outrageously decadent homemade cakes and desserts such as Black Forest Gateau, Black Russian Pie, Mango Cheesecake and Lemon Meringue Pie, to name but a few. As well as Pumpkin Cream Soup, Chili Prawn Salad, Beef Satay, Ayam Betutu (a traditional must try style of stuffed spiced chicken slow cooked in banana leaf) and Chicken Curry Madras.
Whatever you opt for will not be a disappointment and you really cannot find value for your money with such fresh fare anywhere else along this bustling street. While we are onto bustling, the other good news is that although it is in walking distance to most places in Kuta, those arriving by bike or car will find ample parking out front, a rarity these days in Kuta.
Kopi Pot is open from 8:00 am until Midnight
Free Wi Fi (good connection!)
Jl. Legian Kuta, Indonesia | Ph: +62 361 752614