Maree Suteja: Crate Cafe: Bali



Name: Maree Suteja
Occupation: Connector
Hometown: Bondi
Currently Location: Canggu


Maree Suteja is the owner of Crate Cafe, Canggu Bali. Maree hails from Bondi, Sydney but calls Bali her home too. Crate is only two years old and situated on Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, a growing area of Canguu, Bali with Deus and Pretty Poison not too far away. Meeting Maree was a highlight to our Bali experience. She is a warm and friendly being who loves to have a chat and good laugh. Passionate, enthusiastic and hard working are traits she exudes. We were excited to find out she is also the master mind behind Canggu’s newest skate bowl ‘Pretty Poison’. This bowl is an honour to the Dogtown days and built for the fearless with a steep drop in. Experiencing Crate and Pretty Poison were highlights and a must on your next trip to Bali. If you see Maree make sure you say hi.


What did you want to be when you grew up? On the stage / famous

Did you study anything to help you where you are now? Studied People

When are you most creative? Most Creative at Nites / I don’t sleep

What are you tools of the trade? The Three Minute Manager / isolate overcome and close / managing people to get the best out of them and empowering them

What inspires you? Amazing People

What are you reading? Are you a Book or Kindle type of person? Reading ? Instagram

What websites do you hang out on the most? I follow a lot of incredible Instagram food people

What are you listening to? Always Sound Cloud Crate Cafe

How did you end up in Bali? What do you love about Bali? Bali = surfing sunshine smiled so that seemed like the perfect place for me in 1978. I love the freedom

Do you like to travel? How does it make you feel? I love to travel it makes me feel young

One thing I would like to do but haven’t got around to it yet? One thing – but theres so many things I want to do but right this very moment – start a magazine

Any obstacles that came your way in 2015? 2015 was one of the best years of my life – no obstacles

The highlights in 2015? Opening Pretty Poison

What projects or collaborations are you working on? Colab with check these kids out they are incredibly passionate and we are doing a colab BAG. All proceeds go to their cause

Do you have any advice for those who want to get into this profession? Start with the KISS principle – keep it simple stupid – innovate an idea by researching and working hard – be humble – Instagram is my google haha

Do what you want…and don’t sweat the small stuff

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Photography/Words: Michelle Owen

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