Juice bar

Serves meat, vegan options available. Cafe located on Sanur beach in front of Mercure hotel. Offers labeled vegan dishes, vegan ice cream, fresh smoothies and plant mylks for drinks. Open Mon-Sun 7:00am-9:00pm.

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31 Reviews

First Review by Miekeveg


Points +118

27 Jun 2023

Good option for a beach lunch

The place has a good variety of vegan dishes. The menu has some confusion over vegan vs. vegetarian so worth double checking before you order.

Pros: Variety from mains to desserts

Cons: Service was a bit off, Hygiene



Points +50

25 Jun 2023

Look at your bill carefully

Food was good, expensive, especially after the bill was not charged properly. I recommend paying for each item as you buy it, that way there will be less chance of mistakes or being ripped off.

Pros: Falafel, Location, Friendly service

Cons: Incompetence/dodgyness, Very slow service, Grossly overcharged


Points +517

05 Apr 2023

nice setting okay food

a lot of options and a nice setting it was a bit more expensive than other places but a nice place so that was fine, the food we had however wasn’t too flavoursome but still fine just not great maybe other options would be more seasoned

Sheen per

Points +232

23 Mar 2023

Love it

34 pages of menu and a separate drinks booklet. Eat once here every day, either breakfast or lunch. What to choose!!!!! Love it all and great staff

Pros: Vegans have plenty of choice , Generous size portions so don’t over order, Nice friendly staff

Cons: Nothing for me


Points +8505

09 Jan 2023

Decent vegan options, friendly

Genius Café has a nice spot on Sanur beach and a menu that clearly labels vegan options. We found the smoothies and desserts to be quite good, and the mains to be OK but nothing special.

The bumbu curry was mild and could use more veggies. The mushroom wrap was simple but good. The vegan nachos were OK though mild in flavor and not especially nacho-like.

One of us wanted to order a vegan pizza, but after taking our order our kind server returned to inform us that the dough for the crust is not vegan (honey). He said they sometimes have vegan crust but not tonight, so vegans be sure to ask.

Service is very warm and helpful.

Updated from previous review on 2023-01-03


Points +343

07 Jan 2023

Partial Vegetarian/Vegan/Meat restaurant

If you want beachside this is a place that has some vegan and vegetarian meals. Expensive and from the meal i had nothing special. Had the vegetarian quesadilla with vegan cheese,which reminded me of melted cheese whiz when i was a kid..not that good cashew cheese...the potato chunks were the only good part of the dish,the tomato salsa was like mayonaise
blended with tomato..eeks...not worth a second visit for me.


Points +395

26 Dec 2022

So many options!

Whether you’re craving nachos or Balinese curries or pasta or pizza, you’re covered. Their shakes are all also vegan, as are their desserts. Service is good. I ordered the nachos, which was a little bland, but my friend’s Bumbu Bali curry was delicious.

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Great location by the beach


Points +1126

04 Dec 2022

Beautiful setting

We must have been craving Mexican food bc we got the tempeh tacos
(Pretty good but small) and the nacho bowl (great vegan cheeze) - tasty. Beautiful place on the beach
Don’t sit on the beanbags- dogs were peeing on them 🫣

Pros: Lots of vegan items , Variety of items , Pretty location

Cons: expensive.


Points +2264

30 Oct 2022


Nice place right on the beach.
The food is pretty good, good juices too 👍

Cons: Expensive


Points +34

28 Sep 2022

Great beach bar.

Ice cream is delicious the French fries are great

Pros: Great options. , Lots of choices

Cons: Food is a bit bland.


Points +1066

17 Sep 2022

Oh yes!

Beautiful beach bar.
Vegan options on the menu.
From juices to smoothies and healty to fast food.
Super yummy and super tasty.
Nice vibes

Pros: Yummy food, Vegan cheese, Enough options


Points +2953

29 Jun 2022

Great drinks and veggie options

Lots of delicious smoothies to cool down. We tried the taste of asia bowl, pumpkin and ricotta pizza, bumbu curry and 3 dips combo. All were delicious and portions were generous. Great place for vegetarians and vegans to eat in Sanur 👍


Points +263

19 Jun 2022

Cool Beach Bar

They have Vegan Pizza with cheese. Unfortunately the cheese ran out 😭
We took Spaghetti instead.

Updated from previous review on 2022-06-19

Pros: Many vegan options, Great atmosphere, Vegan ice cream

Cons: Pricy


Points +1038

01 Mar 2020

Good but expensive

Had the happinessbowl with extra tempe. The tempe tasted like it was cooked in a pan where chicken is cooked too. Not a fan of that at all. And it is quit expensive for Bali. But the atmosphere with dancing peaople is nice. And the food was satiating.

Pros: Good quantity, Nice atmosphere

Cons: Expensive, Tempe tastded like cooked in a pan with meat


Points +22

05 Dec 2019

Tasty food good vibe

I've had the happiness bowl and nachos both vegan and delicious. Plenty of vegan options and a nice setting on the beach.


Points +20

26 Nov 2019

Awesome beach bar

Amazing place with great staff! Especially Rizky! Loads of vegan options!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Delicious food, Great location on the beach


Points +6119

29 Oct 2019

All ice cream & desserts vegan

Pricey but tasty! I got the Dahl & coconut ice cream.

Pros: Beautiful location on the beach, All desserts & ice cream were vegan.

Cons: Expensive, They need a vegan burger!


Points +63

26 Sep 2019

The most amazing place!

Right on the beach and fantastic food! We went here 3 days in a row! My favourite thing I had was the Mexican Bowl of Glory. It is a little pricey, but well worth it in my opinion.


Points +1445

11 Sep 2019

Chill out at the beach

The location is the best to have breakfast in the sand with view on the ocean. In the evening it can be a bit chilly and windy also in the seating area.

The choice of food is very good, some portions were huge (the curry, the smoothie bowl), some rather small (the mushroom pasta) for the price. The taste was good but not extraordinary, sometimes lacking a bit spices (the curry). The vegan pizza was not bad, but had too much balsamic on it in my opinion. It also had vegan cheese on it but was some kind of cream cheese. The ice cream could have been a bit more creamy (also too pricy for Bali).

Pros: Location , Atmosphere , Choice of food

Cons: Expensive


Points +86

27 Jul 2019

Very delicious smoothie bowls

I've been there for breakfast today after my yoga class. I had the dragon fruit smoothie bowl and it was fantastic. They are well priced and I got 25% off because of the yoga class I joined before. Very friendly stuff.

Pros: Many vegan options


Points +27

23 May 2019

Good but expensive

Nice location by the beach and the possibility to either sit at tables or on bean bags nearer to the beach. The taste of my vegan mexican bowl and green ganesha juice was amazing.

Pros: Lots of vegan option and amazing juices

Cons: Expensive


Points +65

Mostly Veg
18 May 2019

Relaxed sitting by the beach with great healthy drinks, tapas and cakes

Great location, tasty food and excellent service

Pros: High quality food

Cons: The life music is too loud.


Points +230

07 Apr 2019

Nice chilled place on the beach

Lovely place by the beach. Taste is nice. (Not wow). Live music at sunset. Some vegan options

Pros: On the beach, Events, live music, Friendly staff

Cons: Breakfast finish at 3pm..


Points +3966

11 Jan 2019


So many vegan choices this places is wonderful! Breakfast lunch or dinner. Huge sized meals, great service.
Note- smashed avo on toast comes in a bowl and is really difficult to eat.

Pros: Vegan food choices, Beachfront

Cons: Expensive


Points +52

16 Oct 2018

So so

Their smoothie bowls are standard, just so so, but the price is very expensive.


Points +63

03 Sep 2018

A surprising gem by the beach

In a place like Sanur where most restaurants in the tourist-packed areas have very generic and meat-heavy menus, Genius cafe is a refreshing exception. They have a nice selection of vegan options and even do pizza with vegan cheese. However, they brought cow parmesan in a cup with my pasta bolognese even though the dish was labelled vegan and there was no mention of the cheese on the menu, which I found odd. When I mentioned that they took the cheese away and brought vegan cheese sauce instead.

Pros: location, a variety of clearly marked vegan options, pizza with vegan cheese

Cons: dairy cheese with a meal labelled vegan, slightly pricey


Points +16

17 Aug 2018

Amazing vegan options! So fresh and healthy-highly recommend!

We had the nachos to start and the falafel bowl and vegan vegetable pizza to follow. All food was delicious! The cafe is just on the beach which is lovely. It is on the pricy side for Bali but the portion sizes are generous and the quality of the food was well worth it.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Healthy fresh food, Amazing location on the beach

Cons: Expensive (for Bali) , No vegan desserts apart from ice cream

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