Bali Cafe

109 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33132
305-358-5751
Critics' Pick
Best Of

Details

  • Mon - Fri 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sat - Sun 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • $$
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Family Style, Prix Fixe
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Bali Cafe in downtown Miami fulfills the requirements for a fantastic hole-in-the-wall eatery. This Indonesian restaurant is small; it seats only 30. And it accepts only cash. But it's one of the most affordable spots in the business district. You could order sushi or stick to South Seas classics such as gado gado -- a medley of steamed vegetables, potatoes, and tofu. Or you could try the rijsttafel -- a delicious six-course meal that costs only $17.45. The feast includes crackers called emping, tender chunks of coriander-spiced beef rendang, and por ayam -- chicken legs braised slowly in rich coconut milk. The restaurant's greatest feat is its sambal goreng teri kacang, a flavor bomb of peanuts, anchovies, and chili sauce. Sure, you might find a tiny fish head or two in there. But nothing tastes better than eating salty fish with spice at downtown's best hidden gem.

Related Stories (8)

  • Ten Best Lunches Under $10 in Downtown Miami
    Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 8:32 a.m. by Carina Ost

    Downtown Miami is not quite the culinary capital of the city. Affordable options are slim. You have the fancy hotel restaurants and fast food, but mid-range places where you can buy a delicious lunch for $10 or under are hard to com...

  • Downtown Filipino Buffet Isn't for the Faint of Heart
    Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 9 a.m. by Zachary Fagenson

    Past a downtown convenience store's money remittance window awaits a seemingly perfect hole in the wall. There, in a back room sit about a half dozen steamer trays packed with sour pork adobo, spicy sisig, and boiled baby squid plum...

  • Miami's Ten Best Underrated Restaurants
    Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 8:39 a.m. by Carina Ost

    Like most people, Miamians are drawn to shiny, new restaurants. Sure, there are gems in obvious places, but we're here to highlight the lesser-known spots -- the places without big-name publicists and trendy menus. They simply serve...

  • Miami's Ten Best Hidden Gems
    Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 8 a.m. by Emily Codik

    These places aren't made for out-of-towners. They're made for Miamians. And that's why we keep them a secret. We take our family, perhaps a friend or a date. But that's it. We don't want these places disrupted by rowdy crowds. What ...

Load More Articles

Menu

View All

More Indonesian Restaurants in Miami

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send:

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >