Favorite Nightly Meal
First night in Bali - everyone was exhausted from travel. We did a search for the closest place and found Scratch - literally across the street from our villa. You might judge us, but we ate there every night for the entire week - and a couple of times for breakfast too. It was the perfect ending to our busy travel days and if you can avoid traffic, why wouldn't you?! The food selection and preparation are excellent. Can highly recommend the burger, the tacos, the Philly cheese steak, the breakfast tacos and the bulletproof coffee. If you want dessert, order at the same time as your entree as they take a little while to make. Mixed drinks seemed to be a challenge for the bartenders. A few times our food came out before our drinks, but that was probably for the best as it limited how many drinks we had. Milkshakes are more milk than shake, but still delicious. Staff is conscientious and hard working. Highly recommend Scratch!
09 Jul 2018
Best 'bloody marys' on the island, great food made from 'scratch', and friendly service!
First of all, Scratch offers the best bloody mary's on the island. Hands down. They have a list of 5 or 6 different varieties, each one with a different twist, and an edible garnish that could almost double as a meal. Their Canadian twist made with clam broth comes with a big slab of house-made cured bacon. The classic comes with a grilled cheese sandwich (just try it), and I'm currently making my way down the list. But if boozing isn't your thing, they make amazing meals. I tried their bbq pork ribs that came with a well-seasoned coleslaw and some of the best mac and cheese I've had in a long time. On certain days you get a free beer for ordering the ribs. Overall the ambiance is very mellow, they have colorful indie band tour posters all over the walls, and multiple TV screens where they show sports matches from UFC to football. It's also never too distracting if you're not into the sports. Service is genuinely friendly and the staff are more than happy to explain menu details to you. Pricing is reasonable for Bali, though I wouldn't categorize it as a 'cheap meal' by any means. Around 80 to 150k for mains, 50k appetizers. To give you an idea :) Overall, I'm glad to have this joint as my local bar and gastro-pub. Check it out if you're ever in the Kerobokan or Batu Belig area!
09 Jul 2018
Our "local" for the week
We found Scratch because our accommodation was over the road and we thought we would check it out....and ended up back almost every day of our week long stay. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food which was value for money in comparison to Seminyak. The alcoholic drinks were about AU$8 for spirits and $11 for a cocktail...of which I sampled many! The rose sangria was very drinkable as well. The pool table out the front was a draw card for us and is free to play. The service is typical of Indonesian hospitality, friendly, welcoming and never rushed. We visited on our last night and with a private local party going on inside it was very busy, but the staff looked after us by bringing us drinks and checking on us while we played pool outside. It was just like our local, on holidays.
28 Jun 2018
Jl. Pengubengan Kauh No. 78, Bali, Indonesia