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A Vegan Eating Guide to Gili Air in Indonesia: The Best Restaurants & Cafés

A Vegan Eating Guide to Gili Air in Indonesia: The Best Restaurants & Cafés

Everything you need to know about finding the most delicious vegan and vegetarian places on Gili Air, Indonesia
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Are you a vegan or vegetarian visiting Gili Air?

We spent two nights on Gili Air and loved sampling all of the plant-based delicacies.

Gili Air is the most eastern island of the three Gili Islands and it’s also the closest one to Lombok.

It’s not a party island like Gili Trawangan but it’s not as quiet as Gili Meno, either.

After spending two lovely nights on Gili Meno, we really enjoyed coming to Gili Air for more food options.

And we had some amazing vegan meals!

If you’re looking to explore this paradisiacal destination on a budget while still remaining true to your values, then this blog post is for you.

In this vegan eating guide, we’ll tell you all about the places we visited on Gili Air so you can get some inspiration for where to eat yourself.

Find all of the mentioned restaurants and cafés on a map at the bottom of the article.

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Where to stay on Gili Air

Search for the best value accommodation in Gili Air here.

Gili Air drone shot
This tiny island called Gili Air, located just off Lombok in Indonesia, is a haven for vegan foodies and yoga enthusiasts alike.

Mama’s Garden (Hello Lumbung) – 100% vegan

Mama’s Garden on Gili Air (which used to be called Hello Lumbung) is an all-vegan restaurant that offers a variety of dishes, from burgers to salads with a local Indonesian twist.

This is the place for those who want something quick and casual without having meat as an option on their plate!

The staff are very friendly and we felt right at home here in no time.

With only one true vegan restaurant in town, Mama’s Garden on Gili Air offers an impressive menu of plant-based eating options. Unfortunately, we didn’t take any photos.

Check out Mama’s Garden on HappyCow.

Mama’s Garden is 100% vegan. Yay!

Open Monday from 09:00-23:00 and Tuesday to Sunday from 08:00 to 23:00.

Jalan Sunset Boulevard, Gili Air, Indonesia.

Captain Coconuts – Fully vegetarian

Captain Coconuts is both an enchanting hotel and a great vegan place to eat.

The hotel offers a variety of rooms, from dorms to private villas. We stayed here during our time on Gili Air and loved it.

The restaurant is fully vegetarian and has lots of gluten-free options and good service.

Food choices include nachos, lasagna, avocado toast, and smoothies.

Eating vegan here is not a problem at all as the vegan dishes are clearly labelled and the friendly staff are knowledgeable.

Captain Coconuts is vegetarian and offers vegan dishes.

Open every day from 08.00 to 20.00.

Jalan Sunset, Gili Air, Indonesia.

Pool area at Captain Coconuts
The café is situated right next to this inviting pool.
Vegan breakfast
The perfect vegan breakfast?
A smoothie bowl made with love
A smoothie bowl made with love.
Vegan nachos
The vegan nachos were great.

Musa Cookery – Vegan taste bombs

Musa Cookery probably serves the tastiest and most creative vegan dishes on Gili Air. It’s a place we would readily return to.

The prices might be a little bit higher than in other places, but it feels like we got a lot of value taste and quality-wise.

Located near the centre of the island, Musa Cookery feels like a very relaxed space.

Musa Cookery is vegetarian and offers vegan dishes.

Open every day from 09.00 to 21.00.

Gili Indah, Gili Air, Indonesia.

Musa's breezy open air joglo
Musa’s breezy open air joglo.
Musa's breezy open air joglo
Vegan satay banh mi
It is not often we find vegan banh mis outside of Vietnam. This satay banh mi was amazing.
Vegan jackfruit gyro
Jackfruit gyro: Souvlaki style pita with roasted garlic tzatziki, tomato, shallot, cucumber and rosemary baby potatoes.
Alex at vegan restaurant
Alex was happy!
Vegan chocolate cake
Yum! This fudgy raw cacao cake is served with coconut vanilla ‘nice cream’.

Gili Bliss – All day breakfast

All day breakfast? Count us in!

We visited Gili Bliss shortly before they closed and shared their vegan pancakes with bananas, pineapple sorbet and strawberry sauce. They hit the spot.

It’s a cute little place serving lots of sweet and savoury dishes as well as smoothie bowls (and smoothies).

Gili Bliss serves meat but they have vegan options, too.

Open every day from 08.00 to 17.00.

Main Street, Gili Air Harbor, Gili Air, Indonesia.

The vegan pancakes at Gili Bliss
The vegan pancakes at Gili Bliss.
Gili Bliss, Insta-friendly
Very Insta-friendly.
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Flowers & Fire – Yoga studio & café

Flowers & Fire is a yoga studio with a nice restaurant/café serving wholefood dishes using minimally processed ingredients.

They have good vegan options and very attentive staff.

Our waiter was a real talkative guy with lots of jokes and laughs. We had a good time and felt well taken care of.

The grounds are pretty and you can get free water on request. That’s so great.

If you’re looking for a light lunch, Flowers & Fire is definitely a nice place to go.

We had the spring rolls, pesto gnocchi, vegan sushi and finished off with a raw snickers. Yes, we were hungry!

Flowers & Fire is vegetarian and offers vegan dishes.

Open every day from 07.00 to 19.00.

Jalan Mojo, Gili Air, Indonesia.

Flowers & Fire vegan café
Flowers & Fire is more than just a yoga studio and place to stay. They also have a fully vegetarian restaurant/café serving up some of the best plant-based food in town.

Pachamama Organic – Beautiful dining

Pachamama Organic is stylish. We loved the space!

There’s simply something amazingly charming about the interior (and exterior) designs of many of the places on Gili Air – and Pachama Organic is one of the most beautiful spots.

We went there for lunch and shared a vegan burger and a vegan burrito. We really liked the potatoes that were served alongside the burrito.

Pachamama Organic serves meat but they have vegan options, too. One of the owners is vegan.

Open every day from 10.00 to 21.00. If the owner is travelling, the restaurant might be closed.

Jalan Svea, Gili Air, Indonesia.

Pachamama Organic interior
This isn’t the cheapest place to get your belly filled on Gili Air. But it might be the prettiest.
Victoria at Pachamama Organic
As we went rather early in the day, we found ourselves all alone at Pachamama Organic.
Pachamama Organic food

Kenza Village – Seaside views

Just before leaving Gili Air to go to Lombok, we shared two smoothie bowls at Kenza Village near the harbour (priced at ~IDR 65k & 75k).

Although they weren’t exactly as frozen as we would have liked, the flavours were good.

And the view across the water to Lombok was amazing.

Kenza Café is vegetarian and offers vegan dishes.

Jalan Sunset Sunrise, Gili Air, Indonesia.

Smoothie bowl at Kenza
Such stunning colours!
Our vegan smoothie bowls at Kenza Village
Our vegan smoothie bowls at Kenza Village.

Map

Here’s our Gili Air map with all of the restaurants and cafés mentioned in the vegan eating guide. They’re all marked with a light green icon.

Click the icon in the top left corner of the map to navigate using a list.

Hungry for some vegan food?

We hope this restaurant & café guide has made you hungry for the vegan and vegetarian food on Gili Air, Indonesia.

Check out the Gili Air map on Happycow for an updated overview of all the animal-friendly places to eat on the island.

Have you tried any of the above-mentioned places?

Or do you know of any restaurants or cafés on Gili Air that we should visit next time?

Let us know in the comments.

Thanks for reading and happy eating!

Fresh fruit on the streets of Gili Air
Fresh fruit on the streets of Gili Air.

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