Gili Air Food Guide

Gili Air Food Guide

A few days with your bum in the sand and a cold coconut in your hand: that’s what you can do on the lovely Gili Air. Here, you fill your days with relaxing, sunbathing, snorkeling, and of course, lots of FOOD! Gili Air doesn’t lack cozy local warungs, trendy coffee shops, or cool beach bars. We’ve gone all out again to find the best hotspots on Gili Air for you. Somebody got to do it ;p Discover our favorite Gili Air restaurants quickly, the best spots to catch the most beautiful sunsets, and of course, the ultimate tip for the most delicious coffee on Gili Air.

Best places to eat on Gili Air in a nutshell:

  • Barefoot Blondie: Heavenly coffee and delicious sandwiches, a favorite!
  • Aura Bowls: For your smoothie bowl fix.
  • Juju Zero Waste: Cozy place with delightful French Press coffee and a cute shop.
  • Kopi Susu Gili Air: Trendy spot with amazing coffee, fantastic terrace!
  • Poke: Make your own favorite poké bowl.
  • Mama Pizza: Here you’ll find the most delicious pizzas, by the beach!
  • Pituq: Divine vegan food, also for non-vegans.
  • Bohio Kitchen: Nice spot in the middle of Gili Air.
  • Legend Bar: Very nice place by the water.
  • Solabose Bar or My Happy Place: Fantastic sunsets and delicious cocktails.
  • Chill Out: Perfect for relaxing, little wind, and a nice sandy beach.

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The Best Coffee & Lunch Spots on Gili Air

While I can definitely appreciate the local Lombok Kopi, nothing beats a strong espresso or creamy cappuccino to kickstart your day. And of course, a good lunch should go hand in hand with that coffee – think a solid sandwich, a fresh salad, or a hearty smoothie bowl. These are our favorite spots on Gili Air for a cuppa and a great lunch.

Barefoot Blondie

This is simply our favorite, no contest. The coffee is amazing and those sandwiches? Even better. The bagels are just divine. It’s the kind of place where you can hang out upstairs or just grab a quick coffee to go. Best of all? It’s only a minute’s walk from the harbor. And as if that wasn’t enough, they also have a cute shop with clothing and accessories.

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Juju Zero Waste

This cozy shop and coffee bar can be found at a charming intersection in the heart of Gili. Alongside delightful coffee, the menu also boasts an abundance of tasty vegan options. At the back of the shop awaits possibly the coolest store on all of Gili Air, filled with beautiful jewelry, zero waste products, and awesome accessories. Seriously, an absolute must-visit when you’re on Gili Air!

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Kopi Susu Gili Air

Kopi Susu is another favorite spot for a strong cup of coffee. The hip bird of the island. While we haven’t eaten here, the dishes looked truly fantastic. You can enjoy sitting indoors or outside on the terrace/garden, where the chickens happily roam around. Doesn’t that sound amazing?

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Aura Bowls

While it might not be the most atmospheric place on Gili Air, the smoothie bowls here are truly heavenly and also super affordable. Leroy went for the chicken but wasn’t completely blown away. You should come here especially for the smoothie bowls.

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The Best Restaurants on Gili Air

After all that snorkeling, sunbathing, and chilling on Gili Air’s beaches, it’s time for FOOD. From munching on nasi in a cozy warung to indulging in the most delightful pizza with your feet in the sand, these are our top favorites for restaurants on Gili Air.

Mama Pizza

We’ve tried Mama Pizza’s pizzas before in Kuta Lombok, and they’re already shining in the Kuta Lombok Foodguide article. When we arrived at Gili Air, we immediately knew where we were going for a bite: MAMA PIZZA! The great thing about Mama Pizza is its location right on the beach. So, you can enjoy your pizza with your toes in the sand. These aren’t just any pizzas, though; the selection is huge! Not in the mood for pizza? No worries. You also have options like pasta and salads.

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Poke

Poke is a tiny eatery in the middle of Gili Air where – you guessed it – everything revolves around poké bowls. The cool thing is that you can create your own Poké Bowl. You have choices like rice or quinoa, tuna, salmon, chicken, or tempeh, and many more options. Absolutely a solid recommendation if you’re in the mood for poke!

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The Best Restaurants on Gili Air

After all that snorkeling, sunbathing, and chilling on Gili Air’s beaches, it’s time for FOOD. From munching on nasi in a cozy warung to indulging in the most delightful pizza with your feet in the sand, these are our top favorites for restaurants on Gili Air.

Mama Pizza

We’ve tried Mama Pizza’s pizzas before in Kuta Lombok, and they’re already shining in the Kuta Lombok Foodguide article. When we arrived at Gili Air, we immediately knew where we were going for a bite: MAMA PIZZA! The great thing about Mama Pizza is its location right on the beach. So, you can enjoy your pizza with your toes in the sand. These aren’t just any pizzas, though; the selection is huge! Not in the mood for pizza? No worries. You also have options like pasta and salads.

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Poke

Poke is a tiny eatery in the middle of Gili Air where – you guessed it – everything revolves around poké bowls. The cool thing is that you can create your own Poké Bowl. You have choices like rice or quinoa, tuna, salmon, chicken, or tempeh, and many more options. Absolutely a solid recommendation if you’re in the mood for poke!

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The Coolest Beach Bars on Gili Air

Along the entire coastline of the island, you’ll find fantastic beach bars. Perfect for cooling off in the middle of the day or enjoying the enchanting sunset at the end of the day. These are our favorite beach bars on Gili Air.

Legend Bar

This might just be one of the coolest beach bars on Gili Air. The ambiance is fantastic, the beach is breathtaking, and the menu caters to everyone’s tastes. A small note: at low tide, swimming can be a bit challenging. But even then, it remains a delightful place to relax.

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Mowies

Mowies is one of the nicest and most beloved beach bars on Gili Air. Take a seat at a table or lounge on one of those relaxed beach beds. Here, you’re not just here for a refreshing drink but also for a delicious beach bite. Definitely worth it!

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Solabose Bar or My Happy Place

These two gems are right next to each other, both offering the ultimate setting to enjoy a delightful drink as the sun sets. It’s the ideal place to sink into a bean bag and completely unwind, savoring the enchanting evening sky painting the horizon.

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Chill Out

Chill Out is simply the spot to relax in the afternoon after a day spent hanging out at the beach. Regarding the food, we don’t have experience here, but for a refreshing drink and a laid-back day, this is the ultimate place. With a sandy beach, it’s delightful even at low tide, and the wind doesn’t spoil the fun here.

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Is your favorite hotspot missing from this overview?

If you have a hidden gem where we absolutely must grab a bite, DM us on Instagram or leave a comment.

What are nice places to stay in Gili Air?

From cozy homestays to lavish villas, Gili Air has it all. A comfortable place to sleep is crucial for an unforgettable trip here. Luckily, this island caters to everyone and every budget. Whether you want to relax in a local homestay, enjoy luxury in a sea-view hotel, or unwind in a spacious villa with all the comforts.

For those valuing space and privacy, there are breathtaking villas with private pools and beautiful gardens, perfect for an exclusive and relaxing experience.

So, if you’re seeking an unforgettable stay on Gili Air, be sure to check out our favorite homestays, hotels, and villas on this beautiful island.

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