Caf? Degan is, as yet, unable to sell wines as unlike some other new restaurants they are waiting for all the licensing red tape to be completed first. However they welcome your arrival with your own wine, something that will endear them to the Australian tourists who go BYO to all but the very elite restaurants.Many restaurants in Bali offer Thai options, many more offer Javanese cuisine. In Thailand the best traditional Thai is found amongst the many thousands of street-food vendors, cooking the same way their forebears have done for generations. There are many similar discoveries amongst the local warungs of Indonesia. How great it is to now find food with that same depth of taste from the same original recipes that has been processed via a modern hygienic kitchen. Add to that produced by a western trained local chef of considerable talent.
Such is Caf? Degan.
It is located on the site of the excellent but short-lived Joglo Restaurant on Raya Petitenget. A massive re-building has resulted in quite an impressive site for such a budget-priced restaurant.
Owner/Chef Degan [ex Grand Hyatt Bali and many years with Banyan Tree in Thailand] and his wife preside in the total hands-on manner that is one of the most important factors in building a successful restaurant business in Bali.