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Eat and meet

Jalan Raya Ubud

This is the main drag through central Ubud and has a good range of places to choose from. Best known of which is Ibu Okas. Traffic noise and crowds can be an issue.

  • Localista
    4 stars

    Pretty cupcakes and great coffee

    Jl Suweta 5
    T: (0361) 972 304

    Localista is a small, new, just-off-the-footpath cafe right next to Rio Helmi's gallery. Priding itself on locally sourced and natural ingredients, the focus is on pretty cupcakes and really good coffee, though a smattering of other tasty selections such as quiche are on offer as well. We were ... read more

  • Casa Luna
    4 stars

    Great cakes, pleasant environment

    Jalan Raya Ubud
    T: (0361) 973 282

    Casa Luna is owned and operated by a Balinese/Australian husband and wife team and has been around forever serving quality food and drinks in surrounds that are clean and perfectly suited to the tastes of Western visitors. The menu is extensive and has a good selection of Balinese specialities, ... read more

  • Bali Buddha
    4 stars

    Great health food

    Jalan Jembawan 1
    T: (0361) 976 324

    Located just a short walk east of the Ubud market is a mainstay of the local health food scene, Bali Buddha. They try hard to make sure all produce is organic and chemical-free, and their food is made fresh daily. This means that you'll sometimes find items not available on the menu due to the ... read more

  • Ary's Warung
    3.5 stars

    Great place for a drink

    Jalan Raya Ubud
    T: (0361) 975 959

    The downstairs bar and lounge area of Ary's Warung is a fantastic place to sip on a drink and nibble on bar snacks while relaxing and watching the world go by. On most afternoons and evenings you'll find groups of people doing just that. There's an extensive cocktail list, drinks are reasonably ... read more

Jalan Monkey Forest

This is the heart of Ubud's shopping scene with plenty of places to stay and even more to eat at. Food leans towards towards tourist fare but there are some good places lurking around.

  • Three Monkeys Café
    4 stars

    Great spot to rest

    Monkey Forest Road
    T: (0361) 975 554

    This is a great little spot to rest for coffee and cake, breakfast, or just a refreshing juice when making the long haul up Monkey Forest Road. The menu provides modern versions of café classics with little additions and twists throughout to take the boredom out of the same old sandwiches and ... read more

  • Cinta Grill
    4 stars

    Pricey, but well-executed café food

    Monkey Forest Road
    T: (0361) 975 395

    Cinta Grill is a pricey little café situated right on Monkey Forest Road where everything is done so well that people are happy to pay a little extra. The menu features a large array of delicious barbequed meats and stir fries for dinner, sandwiches for lunch and creative American-style ... read more

  • Lamak
    3.5 stars

    Fine dining in a relaxed setting

    Monkey Forest Road
    T: (0361) 974 668

    Lamak is a casual fine-dining restaurant owned and operated by the same Westerner that also operates Warung Enak on Jalan Hanoman further south. It's been around for a long time serving high quality Balinese, Indonesian, Asian and international food to tourists and expats alike in a beautiful Made ... read more

Jalan Hanoman and surrounds

This road runs parallel to Monkey Forest and has a fair range of places to eat at. At the southern end, past the intersection with Monkey Forest Rd, it becomes Jalan Pengosekan.

  • Kafe
    4.5 stars

    Fantastic healthy food

    Jalan Hanoman 44B
    T: (0361) 780 3802

    An extensive menu of healthy meals including salads, vegetarian dishes, healthy shakes and sodas greets guests to Kafe. It's operated by the same people that operate the Yoga Barn down the road, so they have an interest in serving food that nourishes the body and cleanses it of any badness. If ... read more

  • Warung Enak
    4.5 stars

    Restaurant quality Indonesian food

    Jalan Pengosekan
    T: (0361) 972 911

    Warung Enak is the sister restaurant of Lamak further north on Monkey Forest Road. It specialises in Indonesian dishes from right across the archipelago in a style that caters to Western tastes. So while many of the traditional flavours remain, you can be assured of high hygiene standards and ... read more

  • Lada Warung
    3.5 stars

    Upmarket warung

    Jalan Hanoman

    Set along Jalan Hanoman, this posh Indonesian warung operates on exactly the same basis as any normal warung would with one important difference. The décor at Lada Warung is upmarket and the presentation of the food is more in line with what one would expect in the West. Lada is cleaner, ... read more

  • Black Beach
    3.5 stars

    Tasty thin-based pizza and free WiFi

    Jalan Hanoman 5
    T: (0361) 971 353

    After a somewhat rocky opening in late 2009, Black Beach has steadied itself and now produces quality pizzas and pasta on the top floor of a building on Jalan Hanoman. The breeze at the top is cooling on a humid Bali evening and the views are great as well. The pizzas are tasty and use some ... read more

  • Warung Sopa
    3.5 stars

    Western style, Indonesian food

    Jalan Sugriwa
    T: (0361) 276 5897

    The fit out of this warung on Jalan Sugriwa (which runs parallel and to the east of Jalan Hanoman) is very Western indeed. The food on display at Warung Sopa is presented in designer bowls as opposed to the finger-stained glass bowls you're more likely to find at traditional roadside warungs. ... read more

  • Ijolumut Warung
    3.5 stars

    Warung with free WiFi

    Jalan Sugriwa 14X
    T: (0361) 970 471

    This is a bright, cool place as it is a cheap eatery decorated in a Western style and offering free WiFi, but serving predominantly Indonesian warung food. On the menu are the usual nasi goreng and mie goreng, but also Western dishes such as chips. The reasoning behind opening a place such as ... read more

  • Taco Casa 'n Grill
    3.5 stars

    Quality Mexican fare

    Jalan Raya Pengosekan
    T: (0361) 212 3818

    Opened in late 2010, this Mexican café serves up standard Mexican fare such as burritos, enchiladas, tacos, quesadillas and fajitas. Located south of the centre of town, on Jalan Raya Pengosekan, there's a choice of eating in the open-air restaurant or opting for the home delivery option -- ... read more

  • Pizza Bagus
    3.5 stars

    Tasty pizza, just out of town

    Jalan Raya Pengosekan
    T: (0361) 978 520

    On the outskirts of town on Jalan Pengosekan, Pizza Bagus is a typical pizza joint that also manages to deliver on a large range of pasta as well. It's been in the Ubud area since 1996 and year after year delivers quality pizzas to the masses. There's a choice of eat in or free delivery, so you ... read more

Jalan Dewi Sita

This road runs parallel and to the south of Jalan Raya Ubud, joining Monkey Forest and Hanoman Rds. Dewi Sita is home to some of the best eating in the area.

  • Slow food at Locavore
    4.5 stars

    Informative and delish

    Jalan Dewi Sita, Ubud
    T: (0361) 977 733

    If you love food, it’s worth checking out ahead of your visit to Bali whether Slow Food Bali might be holding any events during your stay. One of their most popular gatherings is “Bringing Home the Bacon“, where Locavore chefs Eelke Plasmeijer and Ray Adriansyah demonstrate how to butcher ... read more

  • Locavore
    4.5 stars

    One of Southeast Asia's best

    Jalan Dewi Sita, Ubud
    T: (0361) 977 733

    We reckon Locavore is one of the best restaurants in Bali, and quite probably one of the best in Southeast Asia. Serving up modern international cuisine with a focus on — you guessed it — local produce, their degustation menu is out of this world. If you’re in Bali and you love food, a visit ... read more

  • Juice Ja
    4 stars

    Delicious food and juices

    Jalan Dewi Sita

    This place is fantastic as it fills a niche in the health food market that others such as Bali Buddha and Kafe have yet to fill. It's a much smaller menu than you'll find at those other health-conscious cafes and the focus is on great juices, a few sandwiches and a couple of other dishes. It's ... read more

  • Dewa Warung
    4 stars

    Local cheapy

    Jalan Goutama

    Dewa Warung is the local cheapy and serves up consistently good Western and Indonesian food at terrific prices. The portions are large, so you can fill up after a long day touring the ricefields and feel as if you don't need dessert. Even though Ubud has a massive range of great places to eat, ... read more

  • Bar Luna
    4 stars

    Best coffee in Ubud

    Jalan Goutama

    For coffee connoisseurs, there is no better place in Ubud to get coffee than at Bar Luna, a cafe cum bar set on Jalan Goutama, which runs north of Jalan Dewi Sita. Bar Luna serves locally sourced Five Senses coffee and the baristas have been trained in proper coffee making techniques. Aside ... read more

  • Tutmak
    4 stars

    Tasty café food

    Jalan Dewi Sita
    T: (0361) 975 754

    Centrally-located next to the soccer field in a split-level building is the always satisfying café and restaurant, Tutmak. Popular with residents, expats and tourists alike, it's been providing top quality food and coffee for many years now and it's still as good as ever. The menu is an ... read more

  • Kafe Batan Waru
    3.5 stars

    Upmarket Indonesian food

    Jalan Dewi Sita
    T: (0361) 977 528

    Kafe Batan Waru has another outlet in Kuta serving much the same menu of predominantly Indonesian flavours, but this is the original. While the flavours are distinctly Indonesian, the setting is definitely very Westernised making it a comfortable place to sit back and sip a fantastic mocktail or ... read more

Jalan Raya Campuhan and beyond

This is the same westward running road that runs out of Ubud to the west, changing name along the way. While a bit steep up and down, it's walking distance from downtown.

  • Warung Bodag Maliah (Sari Organic)
    4.5 stars

    Fantastic paddy location, delicious food

    Subak Sok Wayah (Middle of ricefield north of Raya Ubud)
    T: (0361) 972 087

    This is the tale of a little walk, up a hill off Ubud’s main street, and through relatively flat, slightly terraced rice paddy, now dotted with ever-more concrete villas and bungalows. It’s a 15-minute walk, or about 800 metres, a sign at the turn off along Subak Sok Wayah tells visitors, to ... read more

  • Naughty Nuri's
    4.5 stars

    Ribs and martinis in a shack

    Jalan Raya Sanggingan
    T: (0361) 977 547

    Update Monday August 27, 2012We were deeply saddened to hear this morning that Brian has passed away. Many ribs and way too many martini with martini chasers were enjoyed alongside his wit and fine humour. Our deepest condolences to his family. RIP Brian.Roadside shack Naughty Nuri’s is an Ubud ... read more

  • Mozaic
    4.5 stars

    Superb fine dining

    Jalan Raya Sanggingan
    T: (0361) 975 768

    Mozaic is one of the best restaurants in Southeast Asia and among the most sophisticated standalone restaurants in Bali. This is the spot to come for a truly romantic dinner for two. Set in a candlelit garden and pavilion, the scenery is pretty enough but the focus here is really about the ... read more

  • Room4Dessert
    4 stars

    Go on, have the lot!

    Rayan Sanggingan, Ubud (next to Naughty Nuri's, opposite Neka Museum)
    T: (0361) 553 2598

    If you’ve always wondered why you are supposed to eat dessert after your main course, Room4Dessert is here with an answer: you aren’t! Why not just have dessert instead? ... read more

  • Minami
    4 stars

    Refined but fresh and affordable

    Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Ubud (opposite Neka Museum)
    T: (0361) 970 013

    The smokey lure of the ribs nearby can be hard to resist, but if you’re keen on something healthier than Naughty Nuri’s barbecued treats, Minami serves up elegant, fresh Japanese cuisine in pleasant surrounds at very reasonable prices considering the fantastic quality on offer. ... read more

  • Nasi Ayam Kedewatan, Ibu Mangku
    4 stars

    Best nasi campur in town

    Jalan Raya Kedewatan, Ubud
    T: T: (0361) 974 795

    This out of the way, long-running classic warung set in a family compound serves up just one dish — nasi campur ayam — and does it so well it draws in celebrities, locals and domestic tourists alike — with a trickle of foreign travellers who can be bothered to make the trek here from downtown ... read more

  • Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa
    4 stars

    For the raw food purists

    20 minutes out of Ubud, Banjar Baturning, Mambal
    T: (0361) 469 206

    Vegans and raw food purists are in for a treat at Fivelements, as is anyone who makes the effort to get to this gorgeous retreat Fivelements, Puri Ahimsa is set right on the banks of a gushing river a 20-minute drive from Ubud proper. It's been quiet on all three of our visits here, but that ... read more

  • Café Des Artistes
    4 stars

    Quality casual restaurant

    Jalan Bisma 9X
    T: (0361) 972 706

    The Belgian owner of Café Des Artistes has been serving up quality food for years to a range of loyal local clientele and many overseas visitors. Many of the dishes feature meat with French/Belgian sauces to complement them, but the menu also offers Thai, Indonesian and even some snacks. ... read more

  • Indus
    4 stars

    Upmarket with a view

    Jalan Raya Sanggingan
    T: (0361) 977 684

    If you’re looking to get away from the craziness of downtown Ubud for a quiet meal in old school surrounds with a fabulous classic Ubud view, Janet de Neefe’s two-storey Indus has been doing it in nonchalant style for years and is the place to head. ... read more

  • Bridges
    3.5 stars

    Classics by the river

    Jl Campuhan (near Museum Antonio Blanco), Ubud
    T: (0361) 970 095

    Tucked neatly alongside Ubud’s famed Campuhan bridges, Bridges overlooks the tumbling river through lush greenery — whatever you do, book ahead to get a front row seat to enjoy the view. The food is modern international, with local dishes thrown into the mixed, presented in a fairly formal way. ... read more

  • Warung Mendez
    3 stars

    Moderately priced warung

    Jalan Raya Penestanan

    From humble beginnings as a dirt cheap warung catering to Westerners, Warung Mendez has transformed into a more moderately priced, spruced-up restaurant with linen napkins. It's a disappointment really, because the food is the same as it always was as is the service, but the prices are now higher ... read more

  • Murni's Warung
    3 stars

    Come for the riverside location

    Jalan Raya Campuhan

    The original Murni's Warung dates back to 1974 and was a shack by the side of the Campuhan River just down the hill to the west from the centre of Ubud. Now Murni's Warung is an enormous restaurant spread across multiple levels cascading down towards the river below. It's a spectacular location for ... read more

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