Cabina: The tropical badlands of Kerobokan

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.

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Tropic meets the badlands.

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:

  1. Pulled Pork Nachos: A typical serving of nachos with salsa, cheddar, jalapeño, BBQ sauce and the star of the show: slow braised pork leg.
  2. Bacon & Mushroom: Back bacon wrapped in a good amount of enoki mushrooms, then fried and served with tomato concasse.
  3. Mixed Bruschetta: smoked salmon-caper bruschetta, salami-concasse bruschetta, grilled shrimp-guac bruschetta.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. High Rolling (VG): Their take on Vietnamese spring rolls, not bad.
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6 Tapas, arranged accordingly.

A young coconut or fresh fruit smoothies would pair well with the food, though their selection of coffee are doubtlessly enjoyable as well.

Verdict:

Tropical, fresh, and photogenic. As simple as that.

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