Jl. Legian is the main street in Kuta as far as tourists are concerned. Packed with bars, nightclubs and restaurant on the lower Kuta end, it turns more into a shopping location in the Legian area. Small clothes shop, bag shops, handicrafts galore, plus salons, jewelry stores as well as the local mini markets. This afternoon I checked out a few places on Jl. Legian and got the impression business was slow. The trend in this area is definitely for boutique type clothes shops, AC with a glass window and fixed prices. They often sit next to a local shop selling stuff like pillow cases, an avalanche of color spilling out onto the sidewalk.
Jl. Legian is a handy place to rent a scooter / motorbike, buy petrol, get your tires pumped, buy a SIM card / pulsa for your phone. There is a bank BCA ATM machine next to Glory Restaurant. You can also find a postal agent on the other side of the street as well as a DHL office further down. The nice thing about the shops on Jl. Legian in the Legian area, is they are not as busy as Kuta. This enables you to shop with more elbow room and have the time to bargain in peace. Your best option for food on Jl. Legian in Legian is Glory Restaurant. This family friendly place does good food and even has a Balinese buffet on Sundays. Most of the other restaurants are down Jl. Padma, Rum Jungle Rd and so on.
If you hit this street at the right time, you can often see ceremonies taking place at the Pura Agung on Jl. Legian, Balinese people lining the sidewalk in ceremonial attire. This is a photo op for anyone staying in Legian. I liked this photo of female office workers all departing at once.