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The small Le Warung Restaurant, in the Bloo Lagoon (main courses Rp25,000-Rp50,000; AE, MC, V; daily 7:30am-10pm), uses organic produce from the garden. The chef serves simple, tasty salads, soups, and pastas with homemade sauces. Indonesian food and well-made curries are also available. Fresh juices, cappuccinos, and teas are available all day. Nine years ago, Omang Omang Café, Jl. Silayukti (tel. 08/123638052; www.omangcafe.com; main courses Rp45,000-Rp70,000; no credit cards; daily 8am till last person leaves), was the first restaurant to open in Padangbai and it is still the best place. They cook up a selection of wholesome, organic Western and Asian fusion dishes at very reasonable prices. The barbecue is by far the most popular choice, with memorable spareribs marinated in a secret sauce. The best choice on the Asian menu is the chicken with cashews, though the puddings and homemade ice creams steal the show (Rp10,000 a scoop). On Monday nights, enjoy the live jazz/blues band from 7 till 10pm.

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