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What Is Flexitarian

By definition, a FLEXITARIAN diet is one that is plant based with the occasional inclusion of meat. At Balibola we believe that animals are FRIENDS NOT FOOD. Our philosophy is to serve meatless plates but still be able to cater to everyone – which is why you will find only one dish of ours that includes fish. It is not so much about restricting yourself, but more about eating healthy & occasionally eating meat.

Moreover, it is about being flexible, making the gradual transition into vegetarian foods while simultaneously giving our furry friends a better & longer life in which they deserve. It is about loving your body & feeding it with the right fuel. And most of it all, it’s about sustaining Earth, for our future generations.



Humble Beginnings

Once upon a time there were two girls who became friends. Janet was a a vegetarian and for four years she hadn’t consumed any meat. She did however, eat everything else. Seafood, dairy and eggs. Adeline ate everything. She loved her meats and her vegetables and couldn’t fathom the idea of ever giving up meat. However, both were planning to open a cafe in Bali together. Adeline wanted to create a cafe that included all her favourite foods but Janet wanted a strictly vegan cafe.

They were clearly presented with a problem! They were already in the beginnings of setting up the cafe and both couldn’t come to an agreement.

So as friends do, we decided to compromise. That is how our little baby was born. We met in the middle and Bali’s first Flexitarian cafe was born. We stayed with a strictly meatless concept, however we wanted to still include a dish with fish, dairy and eggs! Our menu is predominantly plant based with half our menu being vegan. It means that our clients can come together as a group of vegans, vegetarians and non-vegetarians and still eat what they love. It means that someone at the table can still have their coffee with fresh milk while another takes it with almond milk. It means no discrimination against anyone just because of what they choose to put in their body. It means a whole lot of things. In a nutshell, it’s about following a healthy but flexible and easy approach to your diet as long as our animal friends are not harmed in the process.

We love our little baby and hope you do too.

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What’s In the Name Balibola?

Well, “BOLA” means balls in both Spanish & Indonesian. And Spain is where this idea of ours was born; the concept of creating yummy balls of wholesome vegetarian goodness. After all, as children, we grew up eating a lot of our food in shapes of balls!

Combined, we have a restaurant that is healthy & at the same time, a place wheer everyone can eat without restrictions. We serve tasty balls & also staple dishes that you would find in any cafe – just meatless!



The Space

From the exterior, the burst of sugar-pop baby color palettes will stop you in your tracks. Upon entering you will be greeted with an abundance of greenery & whimsical paintings. Balibola beckons you to join their tribe & together, make the world a better place!

So as friends do, we decided to compromise. That is how our little baby was born. We met in the middle and Bali’s first Flexitarian cafe was born. We stayed with a strictly meatless concept, however we wanted to still include a dish with fish, dairy and eggs! Our menu is predominantly plant based with half our menu being vegan. It means that our clients can come together as a group of vegans, vegetarians and non-vegetarians and still eat what they love.

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