Stop and smell the coffee in Bali
On 12 January 2019, Starbucks opened the doors to their newest Bali outlet – the Starbucks Dewata Coffee Sanctuary – which is the largest yet in Southeast Asia! As you would expect, this is no ordinary Starbucks. With a striking design and unique experience, this outlet is also home to a coffee farm.
Starbucks Dewata Coffee Sanctuary in Sunset Road
It’s only apt that Starbucks opens the biggest Southeast Asian outlet in Bali seeing as Indonesia is one of the world’s largest coffee growing regions. In fact, it is the fourth largest Arabica coffee growing region in the world!
The Dewata Coffee Sanctuary marks the first Starbucks Reserve Bar in Bali and its tenth in Indonesia. A Starbucks Reserve is an immersive space designed to elevate a customer’s coffee journey, where you can find the rarest coffee and taste them in a relaxing and interactive setting.
This 20,000-sq-ft Starbucks sanctuary is located in the up-and-coming retail district of Sunset Road. So make sure to add it into your must-visit list for your next Bali trip even if you’re not a coffee person.
Starbucks Reserve Dewata
Address: Jl. Sunset Road No.77, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening Hours: Daily, 8am to 10pm
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Easily the most striking aspect of this Sunset Road Starbucks outlet is its awe-inspiring design and stunning interior. A mix of contemporary architecture with traditional Balinese influence, the store was designed as a tribute to Indonesia’s culture and coffee heritage.
Inspired by traditional Balinese houses, the store has an expansive interior with free-flowing connected rooms. Be greeted by a two-storey hand-carved wooden mural and admire the living wall filled with flora from the region as you?sip your cup of joe.
Make your way to the second floor to check out the seedling nursery which is a greenhouse canopied by panes of glass. Providing an open-air experience, it also makes for quite the Instagram-worthy spot!
As its promise to give customers a seed-to-cup journey, there’s a 1,000-sq-ft coffee farm (the size of a typical Indonesian farm) at this Starbucks location! As you enter through the concierge, you will be guided through the farm past Balinese landscaping, coffee plants and the de-pulping station. You can also try your hand at washing, drying and raking green coffee beans!
Make sure to look out for the zoetrope, animation devices that spin to give the illusion of moving images. You can watch images of coffee seedlings mature into lush, cherrying trees. These devices are made from natural and synthetic palm stems or rattan, and up-cycled materials, covered in a traditional Balinese carving.
Moving back inside at the Reserve bar, you can taste rare and small-lot coffees that you can’t find in regular outlets. To get your caffeine fix, you can head to the core bar where you can order from the Starbucks signature core beverages as well as some local specials.
Special Dewata menu
Did you know that Starbucks is one of the largest buyers of Indonesian coffee beans? So if you’re desperately in need of a cuppa, you won’t be disappointed. At this store, you can find several special drinks like the Lavender Latte, Cold Brew Float, Cold Brew Malt and more.
Aside from drinks, you can also grab a bite to eat from their list of pastries, sandwiches, desserts, and more. If you’re a fellow Starbucks merch collector, you’ll be happy to find exclusive Dewata mugs or perhaps you can bring home the extremely adorable Bearista!
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If you’re a coffee enthusiast, the Starbucks Dewata Coffee Sanctuary is your heaven on earth! In fact, we think you might enjoy a visit to the Bangkok Starbucks too, the second largest in the world.
When in Bali, make sure to stay connected at all times with a 4G WiFi Device. You know you’ll be taking lots of Instagram stories! Save the hassle of renting a car and driving and instead opt for a private car charter and Bali airport transfer. Complete your trip with these exciting Bali activities from Klook!