The 11 best things to do in Ubud
Ubud takes its name from the Balinese word for medicine – ubad – and a stay here is certainly what the doctor ordered. Things to do in Ubud run the gamut from exploring the region’s emerald rice paddies, forests and farms, which showcase Mother Nature at her most fertile, to checking out its cultural scene (galleries, art markets, exhibitions and more), which are equally fruitful. Ubud will woo your eyes, heart and soul; no wonder Elizabeth Gilbert riffed on it so lovingly in her bestselling memoir, ‘Eat, Pray, Love’. RECOMMENDED:📍 The best things to do in Bali🏖 The best beaches in Bali🌳 The best things to do in Seminyak🏠The best Airbnbs in Ubud
The 11 most unforgettable beaches in Bali
If you’re in Bali, chances are you’re looking to spend a whole lot of time lounging around in the sun and having the time of your life. Well not to fear, because there’s plenty of that here, and then some. Bali is home to some of the best beaches in the world, let alone in Indonesia, and there’s some bucket-list-worthy options to add to your itinerary. Some of the beaches on this list are so beautiful you’ll barely believe they exist, some are tucked away and hard to find, and others are home to buzzing beachfront bars, restaurants and watersports. There’s every kind of beach in Bali, and no one is the same as another. So whether you’re looking to surf the waves or relax with a book, read on for the best beaches Bali has to offer. RECOMMENDED: 📍 The best things to do in Bali🏨 The best hotels in Bali🏘️ The best Airbnbs in Bali The best places to party in Bali 🏖️ Where to stay in Bali Planning your next trip? Check out our latest travel guides, written by local experts.
The 11 best things to do in Seminyak
Kuta’s sophisticated neighbour on the southern coast of Bali, Indonesia is home to a glittering line-up of luxury hotels, wallet-wrecking boutiques, city-rivalling restaurants and things to do. Seminyak is also something of a night owl, with bars and clubs scattered along its beachfront like shiny seashells. During the day, adventurers can pick from oceanic thrills such as surfing, scuba diving and beach-hopping. But, if you’d prefer to just starfish on the sand, you’re also in exactly the right place. Ready to explore? RECOMMENDED:🛏 The best hotels in Seminyak📍 The best things to do in Bali🏖 The best beaches in Bali🌴 The best things to do in Ubud
The best bonkers breakfasts in Melbourne
OK, so maybe you saw our take on Melbourne's best breakfasts and thought to yourself, "Thanks Time Out, but I'm after something a little more... extreme." Well, this here's for you. These creative dishes are pushing breakfast boundaries in ways you never thought possible (or sensible). Are you game to try them? And hey, if the thought of eating deep-fried Pop Tarts for breakfast is making you reach for your gym membership, perhaps you'd like to try Melbourne's best porridges instead.
City eats at the Archway
Lunch hour just got a heck of a lot tastier thanks to the Archway, a self-proclaimed "foodie laneway" at the high hundreds end of Flinders Lane. Here's a taste of what you'll find there.
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Mork Chocolate Brew House
Any Melburnian chocaholic worth their smoked salt already knows about Mörk’s artisan hot chocolate powders served in Seven Seeds and other café stalwarts. Now you can enjoy a Mörk hot chocolate made according to owner (and chief chocolatier) Josefin’s recipes in Mörk’s immaculate Errol Street Brew House. Mörkaholics can also pick up merch – hot chocolate powder, honey, T-shirts and so on. Forget Cadbury’s. Mörk means ‘dark’ in Swedish; these chocolate powders come with a hefty cacao count. Husband-and-wife team Josefin and Kiril source cacao liquor from Venezuela, cocoa powder from Ghana and unrefined coconut blossom sugar from West Java, blending all three in their ‘brews’. It comes as no surprise that the duo has a background in coffee. Kiril trained as a barista, and Josefin was working as a coffee roaster in Sweden, demonstrating dark chocolate tempering, when they first met. Taking centre stage in Mörk’s concept store is the glittering brew bar. You wouldn’t know it, but submerged underneath the counter, there’s a bastardised coffee machine. The two-group coffee boiler has extended steam and hot water lines, coming through custom-made brass fonts and taps. Little brown-glass bottles of chocolate soda syrup (added to carbonated water for the cold chocolate soda) and an array of treats decorate the bar. Tarts, cookies, pralines and marshmallows are Mörk-made; additional cakes are whipped up offsite, according to recipes by chef Shaun Quade, ex-Quay (Sydney), in order to
Think of shiny things. Diamonds. Kim Kardashian’s hair. Bibelot is shinier. This high-tea salon from the Chez Dre crew (housed in what was formerly Chez Dre's overspill space) is so sleek, so modern and glittery, it’s like a spaceship with cake. We wouldn’t have batted an eyelid if it took off for planet Pastry while we were inside it. Bibelot is an ambitious proposition: espresso bar, gelateria, pâtisserie, café, chocolate shop and 'library'. You can spy on the chocolatier tempering away in the chocolate room, sit on the stylish-but-stark seats at the front and spy on Coventry Street, or occupy the emerald-green sofa in the café space at the back. If you’re seeking inspiration, peruse the sugary tomes – Leiths Baking Bible, Larousse on Pastry, La Maison du Chocolat and so on. There’s a glass-and-gold chest of drawers in the centre, stocked with Bibelot’s bags of grown-up lollies at grown-up prices: think cocoa pop and orange-infused white chocolate; caramelised puff corn with milk chocolate and pink salt; chocolate nougat and so on. One wall is lined with more fancy tooth-rotters: jars of honey in which whole macadamias lurk mysteriously; yellow raisins coated with freeze-dried raspberries and white chocolate; glossy passionfruit caramels… Cakes come courtesy of flour-power owner Andrea (‘Dre’) Reiss, a superstar chef pâtissier, whose CV includes Jacques Reymond’s Arintji in Fed Square (R.I.P.) and Michelin-starred swank-fests in both London (the Yauatcha/Hakkasan group) and