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Among the endless stream of backpackers, couples and Eat, Pray, Love-inspired solo travelers, Bali also welcomes a large number of families. The Jakarta Post Travel asked food bloggers who live in Bali: “Which family restaurants would you recommend?” Here are their favorite places. Monica Manoch | As the mother of an active toddler, Monica recommends Kakilima By The Sea as the place to go with your children. The restaurant is located in Batu Bolong, Canggu, right next to Echo Beach. The vast size of the playground and choice of toys available for children – including a trampoline – is her reason for choosing the place. “There are bush fences between the beach and the playground, so you don't have to worry about your children rushing out of the area,” said Monica, emphasizing the security of Kakilima By The Sea. Jemma Reynolds | Biku is Reynolds’ first choice for a family restaurant. It is located in a beautiful old Javanese teak house, called the Joglo, in pretty Petitenget. The restaurant offers breakfast and dinner, and everything in between, including a famous high tea. Little ones are made very welcome here; they can sit comfortably in highchairs, rummage through the big wicker basket full of toys, or draw with colored pencils on tea party-inspired coloring sheets that are thoughtfully provided. To munch on, there is a special kids’ menu with everything from fairy bread for morning tea to mini servings of fried rice for lunch or bangers and mash for dinner. Her second pick is the Old Man’s in Canggu. The Old Man's is casual and colorful. This beachside eatery offers plenty of space for the little people to run around, fun and funky artwork to inspire, highchairs for toddlers, a box of wooden toys to play with, comfy cushions to lounge on, and an old boat to climb all over. Children can order from the kids’ menu that includes pancakes and pirate bacon and eggs for breakfast, fresh coconut and gelato ice cream. Ira Rodriguez | Similar to Monica Manoch, Ira found Kakilima By The Sea to be the perfect venue for family dining. She said the place was so much fun for the children. Located on the coast in Canggu, Kakilima By The Sea offers the best spot to watch the sunset. “I love the color when the sun goes down; we just love it!” she exclaimed. Bayu Amus | The Prego in the Westin Nusa Dua and Feast in the Sheraton Kuta are Bayu’s picks for the best family restaurants. These places have their own kids’ food stations for breakfast and brunch, which Bayu sees as a big plus if you plan to take the whole family. Sheraton’s location on Kuta Beach, next to the Beachwalk shopping complex, is really convenient for Bayu and offers the best choice for family trips on the weekends.