the delights of bali are plentiful, pulling a large number of visitors from across the planet to its sunny shores. and while they all come to savour the island's unique culture, the interaction has shaped the local infrastructure in many ways. in seminyak, a coastal suburb of the bustling capital denpasar and known for its abundance of hipster establishments, this transformation has a more accelerated pace than elsewhere on bali. the recent opening of bo$$ man, a design-led burger parlour created by melbourne-based practice travis walton architecture, also shows there's a quality-driven side to it. set up by the same people behind the sleek, upscale café next door, bo$$ man is another hospitality concept that's high on aesthetic and service.
upon entering the premises, visitors traverse an outdoor veranda with seating area crafted from slatted wood and concrete. the latter material is also prominently used inside where it takes shape as an elongated wall desk and further extends into a sales counter, paired with glossy tiled walls, whimsical neon signage and bronze mirrors. as said, bo$$ man is all about burgers, but aims to distinguish itself in the area with a concise menu of six gourmet variations – including one for discerning veggies – and all the prerequisite supplements that go with it, such as french fries, beers and soft drinks. location: jalan kayu cendana 8b [seminyak].