Jalan Batu Belig Gang Daksina No. 1, Kerobokan
Cabina is a restaurant most famous for their “floating brunch”, and it is exactly what it sounds like. The place is a hybrid mix of a tropical cabin with desert bricks as barrier. Hundreds of cacti decorate both the exterior and interior of the place, creating a kind off barren atmosphere that is immediately liberated by the sight of an oasis in the center. The dining area is semi outdoor, with pastel tones and plush couches, creating a relaxed ambience.
Food: A selection of 6 Tapas (IDR 275k)
Tapas is a Spanish/Mexican term for appetizers and the word is used for effect in this setting. I thought it would be cool to order 6 different types of “snacks” in small portions. It turned out the portions were pretty big, and we ended up quite stuffed. Here are the list of tapas we ordered, and a brief description and opinion on each:
- Pulled Pork Nachos: A typical serving of nachos with salsa, cheddar, jalapeño, BBQ sauce and the star of the show: slow braised pork leg.
- Bacon & Mushroom: Back bacon wrapped in a good amount of enoki mushrooms, then fried and served with tomato concasse.
- Mixed Bruschetta: smoked salmon-caper bruschetta, salami-concasse bruschetta, grilled shrimp-guac bruschetta.
- Soft Shell Crab Taquitos: Deep-fried crispy soft shell crabs served on top of salsa on a taquito (mini taco), topped with traditional sambal matah. Easily the best of the bunch.
- Fish & Chips: Classic menu with a twist. The fish are cut into finger-sized bites. The chips are made in-house from sweet potato. Delicious nonetheless.
- High Rolling (VG): Their take on Vietnamese spring rolls, not bad.
A young coconut or fresh fruit smoothies would pair well with the food, though their selection of coffee are doubtlessly enjoyable as well.
Tropical, fresh, and photogenic. As simple as that.