You will find the rather pleasant Kakatua down towards the beach in Lovina's `Eat Street', Jln. Pantai Binaria. The cockatoos happily screech at you whilst you are eating your braekfast, always with one beady eye watching your every movement, just in case you are going to feed them as well.
Like most tourist cafes in Lovina, as elsewhere in Bali, Kakatua offers a choice of cuisines. The difference is that here they all reach a level of accomplishment that matches the price.
Breakfast can be English [fried or poached eggs, with bacon, beans and mushrooms, toast and orange juice], German [boiled eggs with bread, jam, cheese and fruit juice], or American [fruit salad, eggs with breakfast sausages, toast and fruit juice]. All come with your choice of tea or coffee.
The other meals and snacks can be Mexican, South East Asian, Seafood or general International.
The Mexican offerings include the usual Nachos, Enchilladas, Empanades and Tostados, although the Aguacates Rellenos [stuffed oven-baked avocados] are rather different.
The Seafood inludes a Mixed Seafood Kebab [tuna, calamari, and prawn]. Barbecue Prawns are available with your choice of accompanying sauce; garlic, tomato, sweet & sour, lemon, onion or Balinese [?].
South East Asian includes Thai [fish cakes, beef salad, stir-fry shrimps in tamarind], and Indian [tandoori chicken, chicken vindaloo or beef madras].
The International menu has the usual Pizza Margharita [ham, salami, onion, mushroom, tomato and mozzerella], Pasta [spaghetti or fettucine], Steaks, and many light meals. Plus one very interesting and tasty Ginger Honey Chicken.
Live music every night and a rickety old bar that is quite fun to sit at.
All in all Kakatua represents simple food, cheap prices and pleasant service. Always a nice way to start, or end, any day.
Just don't spoil the cockatoos!