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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.

  • Seniman Coffee Studio
    4 stars

    Coffee lovers rejoice

    #5 Jalan Sriwedari, Ubud
    T: (0812) 3607 6640

    If you love coffee, a stop at Seniman during an Ubud stay is essential. All beans are graded and roasted in-house and all espressos are actually double ristrettos, so you know you’re getting the very best, smoothest brew around. But the vibe here is also chilled out, so you may well want to hang ... read more

  • Alchemy Bali
    4 stars

    Go for the salads, stay for the chocolate

    75 Jalan Penestanan Klod, Ubud
    T: (0361) 971 981

    Great juices, fantastic salads and delightful raw chocolate and other desserts are served up at this chilled-out, relaxed cafe with an attached health food shop. ... read more

  • Hujan Locale
    4 stars

    Fantastic pan-Asian

    Jln Sri Wedari 5, Ubud
    T: (0813) 3972 0306

    While the menu at breezy, rustic Hujan Locale serves up pan-Asian fare, the focus is on using fresh local Bali produce. The Will Meyrick restaurant following on from Sarong, Mamasan and the E&O Jakarta delivers on dishes following its sisters' established tradition of deep flavours and gorgeous ... 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. ... read more

  • Bar Luna
    4 stars

    Watch for events

    Below Casa Luna, Jalan Raya Ubud (opposite Puri Lukisan), Ubud
    T: (0361) 971 605

    Set downstairs from Casa Luna, Bar Luna is a cafe and bar hosting a range of interesting arts and culture activities such as film screenings, literary panels and open mic nights. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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

  • Locavore to Go
    4 stars

    So good

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

    What do you do when you’re one of Bali’s top restaurants and people are doing anything they can to get a table? Open up a sister branch serving deli-style fare just up the road to serve the hungry masses, that’s what! Ubud’s deservedly popular Locavore restaurant has a second iteration ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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

  • Cafe Pomegranate
    4 stars

    Great sunset spot

    Subak Sok Wayah (middle of paddy north of Raya Ubud, on the left)
    T: (0878) 6080 3632

    Cafe Pomegranate, housed in an unusual open-air safari-style canvas tent, offers stunning views of Ubud’s rice paddy, to be enjoyed while sipping a drink or dining on their solid range of Japanese-Singaporean-Indonesian offerings. ... 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 ... read more

  • Clear Cafe
    4 stars

    Fresh and delicious

    Campuhan Rd, across Bridges Restaurant and Antonio Blanco Museum
    T: (0878) 6219 7585

    Clear Cafe serves up a broad range of delicious, healthy cuisine in a relaxed, funky setting overlooking a nearby temple near the Campuhan bridge. ... 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. ... 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

  • Gaya Gelato
    3.5 stars

    A friend recently mentioned offhand Gaya’s Gelato and my ears pricked up as I often take the Sayan ridge route to get to Ubud from Sanur. This takes you past the large Gaya Fusion, an art space with an attached restaurant and villas, but I hadn’t noticed any ice creamery … What was I missing?! ... 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. ... 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. ... read more

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