Finally we get to telling you about the wonderful restaurants and cafes in Ubud, Bali. Ubud is a paradise for travelers who value healthy, vegetarian or vegan food . We’ve been to countless cafes there, but these are our absolute favourites.
1. Our Favorite Restaurants and Cafes in Ubud Clear Cafe Even the entrance gate makes you look forward to what is hidden inside the Clear Cafe. On two floors you can take a seat on a variety of seating options. Not far from the center of Ubud, the Clear Cafe feels like an oasis.
The menu is no less impressive : everything your heart desires is served, from Asian to Western food. The drinks menu is also very extensive and geared towards smoothie and shakes lovers. At this point, there is a clear recommendation for the excellent Pad Thai and the “Chai Iced Dream”.
Only the WLAN is very slow, which is a shame, because otherwise the place would also be a great place to work.
Address: Jalan Hanoman No. 8, Ubud
The KAFE belongs to the well-known “The Yoga Barn”, but is a bit away from it. (Hint: It is not to be confused with the Garden Kafe, which we will tell you about in a moment.) The KAFE is not a purely vegetarian restaurant, as one might expect, but there are enough healthy dishes on the menu.
According to their own statement, they also value regional organic products. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served . The restaurant is very cozy with lots of wood and greenery. We like it best upstairs on the small terrace. Oh and the Iced Cappuccino is the best served in Ubud.
Address: Jalan Hanoman No. 44 B, Ubud
La Pacha Mama Wow! We stumbled upon this restaurant purely by accident as it was close to our accommodation (Sri Ratih Cottages – highly recommended, more on that further down in this blog post).
At La Pacha Mama gets Vegetarian Mexican food served – at the highest level. The chefs are really good. And by the way, the ambience is just great. Sometimes atmospheric live music is played. The restaurant is about 02 walking distance from the center of Ubud and is really a little insider tip.
Address: Jalan Raya Penestana Kelod No. 1, Ubud
The Garden Kafe (The Yoga Barn) The Garden Cafe is located on the premises of the yoga center “The Yoga Barn”. So it’s worth stopping by after a yoga session. In addition to a few breakfast dishes, there are also small snacks and many smoothies and juices on the menu.
As you would expect, the food is very, very healthy and extremely tasty – raw and vegan is almost standard. In the photo you can see, for example, the “Living Granola” with dates, nuts, pineapple and cashew milk. Attention: The Garden Kafe is already closing 749 Watch. So for dinner you have to look elsewhere.
Address: Jalan Raya Pengosekan, Ubud
Alchemy The Alchemy is the Balinese version of a health food store with an integrated health food store. Only vegan raw food is served – so if you prefer classic or down-to-earth food, you’ve definitely come to the wrong place.
There’s breakfast and salads (to be seen in the photo) and main courses. Alchemy is also known for its wide range of creative, vegan desserts, including ice cream and cakes.
Alchemy is a little bit outside the centre in the Sayan district (near La Pacha Mama). On foot you are from the central market in Ubud approx 20 minutes on the way. It’s much faster with the scooter.
Address: Jalan Penestanan Kelod No. 44, Ubud
2. Where to stay in Ubud: Our hotel tips In Ubud has a bewildering array of accommodation choices. We can recommend these two hotels, which we have stayed in ourselves.
Sri Ratih Cottages Our favourite! The quite spacious complex is beautiful and very well maintained. The pool is great. The Sri Ratih is just outside the town centre. But you can walk to 10 Walking distance in the center. The rooms are very pretty and the breakfast delicious. The spa deserves a special mention: here we were allowed to enjoy the best massages in all of Indonesia.
Here you can book the hotel: Sri Ratih Cottages
Ila Villa Ubud Nice hotel with a small pool that is located however, is quite far out. With the scooter it is about 5-10 minutes to central Ubud. The rooms are pretty. In our first room, however, it smelled quite musty. Moving was not a problem though and our second room on the top floor was really great for that. (It’s best to ask so that you can stay upstairs.) The breakfast is very good and the staff is really courteous.
You can book the accommodation here: Ila Villa Ubud
3. Travel Guide Tips for your trip to Ubud
We recommend Stefan’s travel guide for Indonesia Loose. These are always our number one for Southeast Asia, because they are well researched, very detailed and filled with good tips. Depending on whether you are only traveling to Bali (and Lombok) or also to other Indonesian islands, we can recommend the following two travel guides:
Guide Stefan Loose Bali & Lombok Travel Guide Stefan Loose Indonesia 4. More Bali Travel Reports Moped day trip to the north of Ubud Canggu: Our Tips Itinerary for Indonesia (3-4 weeks) Transparency: Affiliate Links
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Do you have any other tips for restaurants or cafes in Ubud? Which ones do you recommend? Please leave us a comment, we look forward to it!