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Sea Circus in Seminyak
By Bianca Lucas
16 June 2012

This time 24 hours ago I was sitting in the delightful Sea Circus cafe in Seminyak, Bali.

A friend had recommended I go here – “best coffee in Bali” I was told.

Having left Melbourne (land of the good coffee) almost a year ago I have been less than pleased with the results Perth have thus far yielded & my poor friends and family have had to hear my despondent cries over this ever since my return.

Trying to get a good coffee in Perth is one thing, but based on my previous trips to Bali, trying to get one there is another altogether.

So this remark, along with another teaser (co-owned by a guy from Melbourne - so obviously it must be good coffee) was enough to arouse my curiosity and tantalise my coffee tastebuds.

I was not disappointed.

Whilst this girl could wax lyrical on the strong smooth Kintamani (Bali) Espresso Beans, Custom roasted by ‘5 Senses’, there was so much more to this gorgeously colourful and playful cafe.

Maybe it’s the cool tunes that play overhead (this girl tapped her Haviana-ed feet along to the likes of Paul Kelly, Rolling Stones, Beck and Radiohead to name a few) that drown out the noise of the busy street (Jalan Kayu Aya) outside.

Turquoise and whitewashed walls, bright lemon and zesty orange chairs, eclectic photo’s and prints in white frames all help to make one think they are in a beach shack somewhere in the Caribbean.

And then there is the food...

Corn fritters, fresh juices, eggs with avocado and red onion marmalade and ricotta pancakes constituted breakfast over 3 days.

Lunch and snacks were fresh and tasty baguettes, tortillas and quesadilla’s followed with gelato.

Dinner was spiced chicken pieces with a pomello salad followed by a Banoffee Parfait that was so delicious, and the cream on top so light and frothy it was all I could do not lick the bowl! Although a few more of their frozen strawberry Margarita’s and I can’t say I would have had the same willpower!

 So here I am now in the rain and wind of Perth winter 24 hours after leaving Bali surrounded by the little ‘tags’ of wisdom given with each coffee (they are stuck on my work ‘inspiration’ board). Words of advice from the oh-so stylish Audrey Hepburn; sentences taken from the love poems of Rumi, and proving she was more than a pretty face Ms Monroe tells me “The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead” (so true Marilyn, so true!).

I think if she were to have gone to Sea Circus, she would’ve have ended her quotation with “and makes you an amazing cup of coffee”.

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Samui Holiday Villas
Hi Bianca. Sounds like you had a wonderful time at the café! I've heard really great feedback about it.

Best wishes, Alex.
Great post Bianca. Keep up the good work!

Josh | http://www.villakohsamui.com.au
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