On of the beauties of Bali is that with just an hours drive you can be in the thick of the jungle, on a cliffs edge watching the sunset or relaxing on the beach somewhere lushes. There is so much to see and do and we can’t recommend it enough. Personally we like to see a little bit of everything, so 3 days in Ubud is enough for us to experience all it has to offer.
Below are our favourite eating and drinking hang outs. Be sure to check these out and see our favourite things to do in Bali here.
Breakfast / Lunch:
We stumbled across this little place when we were on the hunt for coffee. Their motto is “hand made and connected to the heart,” the dinning experience is intimate with only 15 people able to dine at any given time. Most of the food is plant based though they do offer some sustainable sourced fish and poultry. Try the Cassava pancakes and Vanilla Mactah latte here, you won’t be disappointed.
Is still one of Macs favourite meals in Ubud. This friendly, vibrant place has both a downstairs and upstairs seating area, it’s an open plan cafe and perfect for an afternoon of people watching. I ate a beautiful avocado and chicken salad. The avocado and lettuce was definitely the greenest I have ever seen. While Mac ate a burger with little potato in the jacket. It was a westernised menu but still divine.
Seeds of Life:
If you are a lover of raw food, then this cafe is for you! Everything from pastas, salads, smoothie bowls to pizza is on the menu, all of which is raw. You can sit barefoot on the floor and enjoy some healing tonic juices or shots before your main meal. We ate a pumpkin pasta with noodles and the Indian pizza. The flavours were delicious however we personally think some things are just better cooked. The service was also extremely slow, it took over an hour to get our meals.
You will find these health food stores / cafes in Ubud, Seminyak and Changgu. We went here to load up on some snacks to take on the Mount Batar hike. They have everything from healthy drinks, to bliss balls, homemade pastries and raw cakes. The cafe is perfect for a bullet proof coffee, smoothie bowl or a delicious and fresh salad.
Dinner / Lunch:
Let me start with the view of this place. The restaurant sits high up, overlooking the jungle and an infinity pool. It is absolutely breathtaking. The food is fresh and delicious and perfect for shared plates. The chefs use a combination of Balinese herbs and spices in every meal so you can get a taste of traditional flavours and smells. I can’t recommend this place enough.
Was such a nice dining experience. They have thought of everything in this funky little restaurant, including when you are ready to order drinks or food you simply pull a little cord and a red light will come on. It was very cool and convenient. The Green curry was absolutely beautiful.
The at food KAFE was delicious. We started with tempeh and tofu chips served with a spicy capsicum, red onion and chilli dipping sauce. Followed by a beautiful chicken and vegetable stir fry. The produce was fresh, delicious and vibrant and we left feeling very satisfied. You could eat at KAFE for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The menu is very versatile.
It’s getting a well deserved mention again because they served the best Matcha and coffee we drank on the whole trip. They do not use dairy milk so instead choose from soy or coconut. We personally had coconut lattes and they were devine.
Black Eye Coffee Roasters:
If you are a coffee snob then this is the perfect place for you. Using their own brand of coffee, choose between a slow dripped coffee or an iced latte to take away. The staff are friendly and it is a great environment to escape the hustle for just a little while.
Folk Pool Bar:
This little hidden oasis is down an alley off one of the main strips in Ubud. You walk into a big lush pool with a swim up bed, music playing and lounge beds surrounding. It is perfect for an afternoon of complete chill time and of course a couple of delicious cocktails.
If you are heading here for dinner be sure to check out their drinks menu. The cocktails are one of a kind compared to what you see on the menus of other places. I enjoyed a passionfruit martini while Mac enjoyed a chilli gin, and chilli it was.
Jungle Fish Pool Bar:
Not only is the resstaraunt stunning but once you have finished your lunch make your way down to the pool bar for the afternoon. great music, great cocktails and of course the infinity pool that over looks the jungle. How could you go wrong?!
I hope you enjoy your travels and the places above as much as we did. Be sure to travel safe and responsibly and be in the present for every moment.