On our most recent visit to Bali and Candidasa, we visited two places, which I feel are worthy of mention...both are in Jalan Mendira, a few minutes drive south of Candidasa.
The first place, was a small café/restaurant named Padang Kecag. With a seating capacity of around 25, get in early or book, as it is well worth a visit. It's situated on the left hand side of Jalan Mendira, around half way from the start of the road to Seabreeze Villas.
I believe the meal we had there, was probably the second best we had in Candidasa this trip, ie it beat a number of the higher profile, better known establishments for quality, taste, value for money and choices.
For instance, the special the following day, was Young Papaya Prawn Salad/Grilled Mahi Mahi with orange sauce or tomato salsa/Spice Chocolate Samosa.
Located on the right of Jalan Mendira and around 200 metres from the start of the road, is Alam Zempol. It is a small local producer of soaps, lotions, potions, incense, bathe bombs, body sprays and more. For those of us who love these shops, it's a great spot to stock up on some beautiful bathroom treats.
I look forward to returning to both, next trip :)