Red Velvet Pancakes? That’s a thing. That is A Thing at Seminyak’s The Fat Turtle cafe on Jalan Petitenget. Red Velvet Pancakes with cream cheese mousse, chocolate soil, honeycomb, ice cream…if you’re a fan of a sweet brunch, this is a dream. If Red Velvet doesn’t swing it for you in the sweet stakes, there’s banana bread French toast with caramelised banana, ginger walnut crumble and vanilla ice cream.

For the savoury among us, The Fat Turtle offers the usual suspects of eggs with bacon, omelettes and Eggs Benedict with a twist of pulled pork, pickled green chilli and lime hollandaise. On top of this all-day breakfast there are a few sandwiches and lunch mains to balance the menu, along with an array of healthy cold pressed juices, milkshakes, teas and coffee. There’s even a Brekky Pasta which sounds much like a Carbonara with a poached egg on top – a great choice if it’s more lunchtime than breakfast when you stumble into Fat Turtle to aid the hangover from a day at Potato Head.

My first visit calls for Kaffir Lime Leaf Sweet Corn Fritters with crispy bacon, tomato relish, poached eggs and avocado hollandaise because a) bacon and b) avocado. The eggs are perfect and the bacon crispy, just the way I like it, though I’d probably prefer smashed avocado with it rather than the hollandaise.  With that in mind, the smashed avocado on toast with poached egg ordered with bacon as an extra becomes order of the day some weeks later, and it’s kind of great. I wish it was twice as big, but that’s purely down to greed and not because I leave the café hungry. The juices are fresh and the coffee is strong, as is the wifi. The owner is friendly, recognising me on my later visit. A solid option for a quiet breakfast when in Seminyak.

Jalan Petitenget No. 886A, Seminyak, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia
+62 813 3737 4766

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