Revolver Espresso is one of those places I’d heard of through a friend, and if you didn’t already know about it, you’d walk straight past. But hidden amongst the bustling streets of Seminyak, and without even a front window, lies this deceptively simple entrance to a real treasure.
Decor and atmosphere
Decked out like an old western bar with a retro twist, Revolver is laid back and cool. The main restaurant is clad with dark wood and pops of neon light – a stark contract to the ‘garden’ room which is dominated by baby pink walls and colourful floral murals.
And above the bar in the mezzanine is their Revolver Shop, selling their exclusive range of apparel from hoodies to rose-embroidered denim jackets.
Food and drink
We went to Revolver for brunch and it was quite honestly the best brunch food I’ve ever had. Their menu is basically split into all-day dining and then ‘Revolver Nights’ for dinner and desserts.
Everything sounded so delicious it was hard to choose, but I ended up going for the ‘Most Wanted’ and an iced coffee, and Sam went for a deconstructed sushi roll (can’t find it on the new menu) and a ‘Ginger Ninja’ cooler, followed by a cappuccino.
Wow it was good…smashed avocado, whipped feta, tahini and fennel dukkah (a dry mix of roasted nuts, seeds and spices) on a slice of crisp sourdough toast and topped with fresh dill and mint. I just wish we got to try their evening menu too (serving 5pm-10pm).
Coffee at Revolver Espresso
As beautiful as the food is, coffee is what Revolver made its name from. They essentially revolutionised the caffeine scene in Bali, taking their humble cafe dedicated to simple Australian style coffee, to a ‘multifaceted bean business that has stayed true to its original ethos’.
“Give the people great coffee, excellent service, delicious food and an awesome atmosphere and they will be happy” – and that’s exactly what happened.
I have to say good coffee was hard to come by in Bali, so finding this gem was a real game changer for us being such coffee lovers. Verdict: yes, the best coffee in Bali (that I tasted).
If you’re planning a trip to Seminyak, you have to pay Revolver a visit, I just can’t recommend it enough. Check out my reviews of Seminyak’s beach clubs too – KU DE TA, Potato Head and Mrs Sippy. Got a question? Leave me a comment or drop me a message.