Bali with Kids - Guidebook

Love is Sweet

Valentine's Day is more than just romance and what better way for families to show their love than by offering and sharing the most delicious, ice creams, cakes and chocolates?

Love is Sweet 

Gusto Gelato is a recent but already popular café offering delicious ice creams, Italian style. All are home made with natural ingredients and the texture is unbeatable. Croccante is a best seller, with its rich creamy base and flakes of crunchy nougatine. The mango and passion fruit sorbets are tangy and refreshing and when red dragon fruit are in season, they make the most intense purple ice cream. Gusto consistently brings out new flavours and kids can't get enough of the Nutella. The café on Jl Umalas II is open from 10am to 7pm and parents can enjoy real Italian coffee. Irresistible!

Café Degan, on Jl. Kerobokan 9, has a beautiful cake shop with original creations that will make children's eyes light up. Their cupcakes are perfect and little girls won't resist their Barbie doll collection. They come in all sorts of flavours including red velvet, lemon, strawberry, chocolate fudge, vanilla blueberry and countless more. For a family treat, opt for your kids' favourite animated movie themes such as The Little Mermaid or Madagascar. These are works of art for special occasions.

Ixora Cakes are renowned in Bali and they have been supplying some of the best establishments for years. They have special designs of cookies and cakes for all occasions and, of course, Love has inspired several of their creations such as heart-shaped cookies, mini cakes, cake pops and cupcakes. The variety of their cake decorations is incredible and they can personalize them to make a special cake for your family with a unique message of love for Valentine's Day. Visit for more information, place your order a few days in advance and collect from Delicioso Cafe, Jl Raya Seminyak 17.

But surely Valentine's Day wouldn't be the same without… chocolates. For a treat of some of the finest chocolates in Bali, visit the Gourmand Deli of St Regis hotel in Nusa Dua. Vincent Stopin, their talented master patissier-chocolatier only uses the best Valrhona chocolate and makes signature chocolates the whole family will enjoy: soft ganache and fruit paste, caramel passion, truffles and he promises to unveil new secret delights for Valentine's Day 2012.

Planning to hold a Valentine's Day party? The best accessories can be found at Smile Party Shop on Jl Sunset 89C. They have Valentine's Day and heart shaped balloons, cute Valentine's heart candles and a set of colourful Valentine's muffin cups, plates and napkins that will give a special touch to a family or friends' gathering when love is in the air.