Heading to Bali soon and looking for some good eats? You’ve come to the right place. This little list of five of my fave places I ate in Ubud and I can honestly say they are some of the best places to eat in this little town. You’ll notice that there isn’t too many Indonesian options on the list..it’s pretty sad that so many places cater solely to Westerners and don’t show off their own local cuisine – trust me, I looked tirelessly for some authentic food but outside of the night market, there isn’t much. You can still find Asian/Indonesian food on the menus of these places – just don’t expect a full menu. You could always do what I did and do a cooking class! What better way to truely experience the way locals eat?
Ready to eat? Let’s go…
This modern little nook just outside of the monkey forest is a fusion of Western and Indonesian food – perfect if you’re travelling with a fussy group! I went with friends and had the smashed avo (you can take the girl outta Auckland…) and Jen had fresh spring rolls and dim sum – I can definitely say the avo was 10/10 and if you don’t mind spice then the fresh spring rolls and dim sum should be on your list to try too!
A gorgeous little vegetarian restaurant that is open for breakfast and right through ’till late. The cafe front is a crystal and spiritual shop and the food area is in the back, overlooking a wee rice field. I went a few times and can say that the smashed avo (I know, I’m a total cliche) is amazing, the pizza is DELISH and the dessert? I’m drooling just thinking about it. They are definitely more of a Western establishment with Indonesian food lacking on their menu but still worth a visit.
Jungle vibes, delish curries and the freshest food ever. I came here for lunch and ordered the fresh tofu spring rolls and a yellow noodle curry. Both were amazing and I’d 100% go back for more if I could. The portions are pretty generous and you get so much food for your money! Go with a friend and share a few things.
A weird name for an Italian, but then again, Italian in Ubud is probably weird too right? Either way, these guys nail it. The bruschetta is incredible and the pizza gets a firm nod from Jen (a friend I met travelling). They also have loads of vegan options and some drool worthy vegan desserts – yum!
I came here for breakfast on a super hot day and got the corn fritters and a fresh pineapple juice – how good does that sound right now? Their juice menu is very extensive and they have loads of vegan and vegetarian breakfast options (pretty standard in Ubud). Service is a little slow but you’re in Bali, you’re not in a rush.
I hope this helped you find some epic brunch and dinner spots and please let me know in the comments if you go to any of these restaurants!
Thanks for reading!
Love, Lyd x