The best restaurant and healthy cafes in Ubud
Holidays are all about travel, sight-seeing and most of all trying to eat all the cultural and local cuisines. One of the best places for foodies is Bali for many years and still counting. Ubud is one of the best. But where to eat in Ubud? The Balinese and Indonesian food will satisfy your taste buds and will leave a memorable flavour for you to remember. Are you looking for restaurants with a view in Ubud? I will share with you some of the best.
The food cafes in Ubud are so exquisite and well presented that even it looks tasty and delicious in the pictures or you can say that the food is very photogenic. There are many local cuisines to try, it might take 2 weeks or more to taste all the local cuisines. Although all the foods and cuisines of Bali is delightful the most special and hyped restaurants are of Ubud. Ubud is a town in the heart of Bali. Most of the tourists stay in Ubud as it is famous for its arts and cultural too. Also, you need to see the jungle fish which is another amazing place for food with an infinity pool!
History of Ubud
- Ubud was first known as Ubad, Ubad is a Balinese word which means Medicine.
- It got its name because the place is rich in medicinal plants and herbs. And with the passage of time and the innovation of modern language, the Ubad word turned into Ubud.
- People from all over the world come here for different cures.
- The list below will help you find the best rated and most popular food chains, restaurants and cafes for lunch, breakfast, brunch and dinners in Ubud. Bon appetite!
The 12 best places to eat in Ubud
Here is the full list of the top restaurants and cafes in Ubud to check out on your visit to Ubud. There is amazing food, cocktails and coffees sold uniquely at the different Ubud restaurants.
It is a restaurant where you can have lunch or a brunch. It has a full vegan menu. If you are a meat or dairy lover then this place is not for you. This place is loved and most visited by the environmentalists. But if you are looking for fat-free and light food then you must visit this place. It is not very expensive and it has a very variety of dishes. And it is very well presented in bowls. This is one of the best places to eat in Ubud.
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They also have many desserts in the menu. Zest opens every day of the week and from 8am to 10pm. This restaurant can be found in J1 Raya Penestanan Kelod. They also have a website for advance booking.
#2 The Sayan House
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If you are with your partner or better half and you want to relax from the city’s hustle and bustle then The Sayan House is the best spot for you. If you looking for restaurants in Ubud with a view, then this is the place to visit it gives a stunning scenic view of the forest. Also, they have a mixture of Latin and Japanese cuisine and the staff is very welcoming. And they serve the best seafood, you can enjoy the best sushi and tempuras.
It is located in J1 Raya Sayan No. 70, this address is 10 to 15 minutes from the main city of Ubud. This restaurant will be under your travel budget. You can also walk your way to the restaurant. It opens from 12pm to 10pm all days of the week.
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#3 Mozaic Restaurant Gastronomique
It is a very popular place for fancy and fine-dining restaurant, it has also won many competitions and awards for its mouth-watering food and this unique cafe in Ubud is visited by food lovers worldwide. The Mozaic offers variety of European and Javanese dishes.
The presentation of the food is very appealing. This restaurant is a little expensive as compared to others. It is situated in J1 Raya Sanggingan. It opens from 6pm and onwards all days of the week. It is a very crowded restaurant, its best if you book your reservation here at this epic restaurant in Ubud.
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#4 Ibu Susu Bar & Kitchen
Do you like cocktails? And Asian foods?
As the name suggests, this bar is known for its best cocktails and the Pan Asian foods. Although it is a small bar and kitchen but it serves the most appetizing lunch and dinner and is very cheap and cost-effective place to eat in Ubud for backpackers. It opens from 12pm to 12am.
The food here is amazing and you need to try this Ubud eatery if like Asian foods.
You should visit here then Monkey Forest, Padang Tegal Kelod. You can also lookup the menu and book reservations on the website.
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This is the second most popular restaurants in Ubud, this place is so crowded that you have to book your reservation a week before and this place is famous because the most ingredients of the food are hand-picked from the Island. It serves a seven-course meal.
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The plates and bowls are hand-made. It is placed 27 in the Asia’s Top 50 Best Restaurants. This top place to eat in Ubud serves lunch from Tuesday to Saturday from 12pm to 2:30pm and serves dinner from Monday to Saturday from 6:30pm to 10pm. You can book your reservation at www.locavore.co.id
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#6 Casa Luna
It is on a list of Ubud’s most oldest restaurants. Casa Luna is almost 25 years old and has a very chill and tropical emanation. Also, it has very traditional furniture and fabrics and it serves the best Balinese cuisine in the whole Ubud.
Despite of being the oldest restaurants in Ubud, it is not very expensive, it is considered as the landmark of Ubud in the line of restaurants. Also, if you’re looking for vegan restaurants in Ubud, this is the place to eat. The ingredients of the dishes are hand-picked from the Casa Luna own organic garden. It is situated in Jalan Raya. It opens at 8am to 11pm. You can book your reservation online.
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This restaurant is famous because of its location, it is located adjacent to the rice fields, the sight breath-taking and food is divine. It has an Indonesian menu and has an Indonesian style décor, which makes it very unique in its own style. One of the best restaurants in Ubud with a view for diners here.
This Ubud place to eat is not very expensive and it is situated in J1 Hanoman. It open at 8am to 10pm all days a week. You can also visit its website at www.manisanbali.com.
#8 Yellow Flower Café
It is a small and adorable café up past the Blanco Museum in the downtown of the area, the sofas and chairs are made of bamboo and it has a very tropical environment. Are you looking for healthy food bars in Ubud? This is one of the best places for healthy food and it serves Indonesian and Western snacks, it is a very cheap café. What time does the Yellow flower cafe open? The cafe opens daily at 8am to 9pm.
If you’re travelling through Ubud on a budget, you should definitely check out this epic cafe. You can grab some healthy food for cheap. Also, side note. The gyms in Ubud are cheap if you’re looking to stay fit. You can also check out the yoga barn Ubud on your visit
#9 Living Food Lab
Looking where to eat in Ubud for vegans? You should check out this top Ubud restaurant.
It is a café and also a teaching kitchen in Ubud’s famous International Green School. It is famous for its raw food which is grown in its own organic lab and it is a vegan and most importantly it serves gluten-free food, which makes it very famous.
It serves a variety of cuisines like; seafood, Moroccan food, Mexican food and local Balinese food. It is very cost-effective. It is situated in J1 Raya Sibang Kaja, Banjar Saren, Abiasenmal. It opens every day at 8am to 5pm. You can also see its website at www.livingfoodlab.com.
It is the only Indian and Ayurvedic café in Ubud and it is a vegan restaurant. Also, Mudra serve in traditional Indian plates and it also has a small sitting area for coffee and tea outside the restaurant.
It opens from Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 10pm.
There are some amazing coffee shops in Ubud. This is one of them. You can chill out and watch the world go by with a nice cuppa.
#11 Lacasita Fonda Mexicana
I love Mexican food! Mexican is one of my favourite foods, a good taco. This top Ubud place to eat doesn’t disappoint as a Mexican.
It is famous for its pure Mexican food. There are 600 spicy tacos made everyday here in Lacasita Fonda. It also opens late night for cocktails and serves vegan and gluten-free food. Although it is a little expensive than the other cafes and restaurants in Bali.
It opens everyday from 12pm to 12am. It also has a website; www.lacalacabali.com.
#12 Kafe Ubud
If you’re looking for a great Ubud organic Kafe, this is the one you should visit. Located in Ubud town centre, the Ubud Kafe is one of the best healthy cafes in Ubud. They produce healthy food that is suitable for vegetarians and its very tasty!
This is also a great cafe for coffee in Ubud and the music is brilliant. Inside the cafe is a shop called Kafe Kares for you to visit. Here you will find goods that are environmentally friendly. If you care for the environment, the Kafe Kares is for you.
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What the opening times of Kafe Kares? The cafe is open from (7:30am – 11pm) everyday.
Some important tips for visiting the restaurants and cafes in Ubud
Be sure to follow some set of tips:
- Keep extra cash with you in case you have to tip the waiters.
- Always remember where you parked your car or motorbike as some places are very crowded.
- If you are allergic to nuts, be sure to let the management know before they serve you.
- Don’t forget your car or motorbike keys.
- Sometimes in the cheaper places to eat in Ubud, the service is not always the best.
- Sometimes expect longer waiting times.
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