Biku has become somewhat of an institution in Bali. Located along Jalan Petitenget, this small and cozy venue is popular with the expats and locals alike - and also attracts lots of visitors come seeking for the famous high tea. The restaurant is housed in a Javanese-style pavilion. It gets crowded very fast so make booking to avoid disappointment especially during the peak hours. We went around 4.00 p.m. and was lucky to get a table.
There is also an outdoor area at the side of the building if you prefer to be away from the crowd.
We went there mainly for the Asian High Tea - which comes in a 2-tier platter filled with around 10 items. You can order either tea or coffee to go with the snacks. There were Vietnamese Spring Rolls, Samosa with Chutney, Curry Egg Sandwiches, Date Scones with Jam, Moroccan Orange Cake, Pineapple and Mint Agar Agar, Kue Mochi - an Asian version of the Japanese Mochi, and Dadar Gulung - a rolled cake filled with sweet shredded coconut. All the items were quite good and definitely satisfying for an afternoon snack.
Other items on the menu were also very good - like this Club Sandwich with generous fillings of chicken, bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomatoes.
If you are looking for a relaxing and enjoyable afternoon in Bali - then Biku is the perfect spot. Great ambiance, good food and quite reasonable prices. Can't ask for more.