Bali Day 4 : Kuta Beach,Shop @ Rock Shop & Eat @ Cafe MokaPosted: May 28, 2011
Time flies when you are having a good time. In a blink of an eye, it was already our 4th and last day at Bali.
Our flight back to Kuala Lumpur was scheduled on the later part of the afternoon, we had a bit of time to kill and hence, after breakfast and packing, we took a cab to Kuta beach. Considered as surfers’ paradise ( facing Indian Ocean), Kuta beach stretches over 5 km.Although it is a public beach, it is surprisingly clean ( unlike those in Malaysia).
I adore the beach but the sun aint exactly my best ally. But you still gotta take a few obligatory pictures of Bali.
As we were at the beach early, it was not that congested. As my friends were busy taking pictures, I was all the time under the shade and of course, being disturbed by the annoying beach vendors selling their massages, hair braiding,etc. At first, I smiled and waved them away. Well, that did not deter them, so at the end, I just could not be bothered at all.
Due to the increasing popularity of Kuta beach over the years, it has become so commercialized and overcrowded that some surfers have moved on to other less congested beaches. Nevertheless, there are hundreds of visitors that throng Kuta beach.
After the obligatory pictures, we still had some time to spare and we decided to have a cuppa at Starbucks which is located opposite the beach. But, I just had to pay a visit to Rock Shop which is just next to Starbucks.
After the drink, we took a cab back to our hotel and checked out.
As our transport ( the hotel provides free transport to the airport, but must inform them earlier for them to make the arrangement) is only fetching us at 2.30 pm, we left our luggage at the receptionist and we had lunch at the nearby Cafe Moka. ( In case if you guys are wondering, we DID NOT shop anymore)
Cafe Moka which has been operating for more than 5 years was initially a traditional French pastry bakery but in response to the great demands, it also serve salads, sandwiches and savories.
From outside, the cafe looks like a simple cafe. But the inside exudes certain coziness that you just feel you want to sit and lay back and enjoy the pastries. The cafe was full and we were quite confused what the hype was all about.
Maybe the thought of having to go back to reality was bothering, we did not order much. I ordered a mushroom quiche.
A quiche is an oven-baked dish made with eggs and milk or cream in a pastry crust. Usually, the pastry shell is blind-baked before the other ingredients are added. Other ingredients such as cooked chopped meat, vegetables or cheese are often added to the egg mixture before the quiche is baked. Quiche is generally an open pie (i.e. it does not include a pastry covering), but may include an arrangement of tomato slices or pastry off-cuts for a decorative finish. Quiche may be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, depending on local customs and personal tastes ( Source : Wikipedia)
The crust was very crispy and they were very generous with the ingredients especially mushroom.
We also a piece of cake to share - some praline chocolate cake. Not too sweet. A sweet ending to our short Bali trip. Cafe Moka is definitely a place to go if you are in Bali. The address of Cafe Moka:-
Jl. Raya Seminyak, Legian
Kuta – Bali
( very near to Made’s Warung, Seminyak)
Bali Day 1, read here.
Bali Day 2, read here.
Bali Day 3, read here.