When arriving in Ubud, one of the first things you’ll notice is the abundance of delicious food. In fact, there is so much of it that it’s tricky to try all of the possibilities out there.
Of course, it’s best to try it out for yourself and find your fav spot.. But if you’re short on time – I am sharing my absolute favourite restaurants in Ubud, Bali here for you. For real, they’re next level.
Some of these places have been recommended to me on my recent trip or one a couple of years ago and some I discovered myself by chance. Some of them are more known than others and the ones that are not as popular – are my favourite.
So here we go:
My Favourite Restaurants in Ubud, Bali!
Oh yes – they are all Vegan-Friendly and Gluten-Free-Friendly too <3
AA Juicery & Café
( Address: Jl. Tirta Tawar, Petulu, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali )
In all honesty, this place has it all. I couldn’t believe it when my friend introduced me to the AA Juicery. The menu is seriously impressive, there’s even a tempeh steak.. and it tastes insanely good. It’s organic and vegan-friendly, I truly believe whether you’re a meat eater or a vegan – you will love the food here, the vibe AND how cheap it is.
Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, dinner or desserts – you won’t be disappointed. But whats even better is the juicery part of it.. We would drive there regularly to get their freshly made Jamu (Balanise super healthy potion) and when I say fresh I mean fresh. As in – they make in in front of you with coconut water straight from a freshly cut coconut and all. So good.
The vibe and the staff are great too. And it’s a bit outside of the centre, which makes it even better, especially if you’re looking for something on the way to the Tegalalang Rice Terrace 😉
( Address: Jalan Penestanan Kelod No.8, Penestanan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali )
Situated on a hill at the end of a winding street, the setting is seriously nice. With views of the valley towards the river and there is also a garden with ponds, statues and many plants. The vibe is super hip and trendy but in a very beautiful way.
The menu has loads of vegan options and the food in general is amazing. The sweet potato fries are insane and all the food we ordered (in a group of 6) was very tasty. Oh and their hot cocoa is next level too.
Bare in mind however, if you are in a rush – it’s best to book in advance especially when planning a dinner visit. The place was super busy and if you leave it till last minute – there might be a few (or many) bits missing from the menu. Saying that, what you will be able to order will be so, so worth it.
There are also events such as Kirtan that take place here 🙂
Tulsi Dining and Lounge – Om Ham Retreat
( Address: Jalan Tirta Tawar No.Road, Banjar Junjungan, Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali )
One of my other favourites. Not very well known as a restaurant, as it’s based in a retreat/hotel OmHam – making it even better. The best thing about OmHam is the tranquility of it. Nature it’s surrounded with and absolute peace and bliss. I love everything about this place and I went back to the restaurant even after moving to another place.
The food is delicious, the juices super tasty and the rice paddies surrounding the lounge make this place an absolute dream. I love it love it love it.
( Address: Jalan N Sinta, Keliki, Tegallalang, Kelusa, Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali )
Ok, first of all – this place will leave you speechless as soon as you enter the grounds. So prepare yourself. The architecture is unique and of course views of the rice paddies are super nice. Located outside of the centre makes the place even more peaceful.
The food I’ve tasted was freaking delicious. It was vegan and didn’t taste it at all. Best jackfruit as a meat replacement I’ve had, no joke. Salads and sauces were also yummy.
Akasha also runs events such as the full moon conscious party, if this is your kinda thing! Oh, there is also a pool on the grounds.
Warung Makan Bu Rus
( Address: Jl. Suweta No.9, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali )
A Warung is definitely something you shall experience when visiting Indonesia. It’s a traditional – family-owned type of restaurant where you can usually experience authentic food made with love. And Makan Bu Rus feels exactly like that.
Before entering, you’d never be able to tell it’s a restauant. You go through the Balinese kind of a gate, feeling like entering someone’s home premises. Once you walk for a little bit you see all the different seating areas and the greenery – so, so, so Balinese and so beautiful. I simply love this kind of vibe. And the coconut and papaya trees.
The food is super nice too. Different options – non-vegetarian, vegetarian and vegan too. Also gluten-free if I remember correctly – which is not always the case with Warungs. This place is also located right in the centre, just off the main road. Of course, it doesn’t feel like it at all when entering the premises, which is something that always surprises me with Ubud. Such a perfect spot and very reasonable prices.
Clear Cafe Ubud
A very popular place in Ubud and for a reason, especially is you’re looking for an Instagrammable spot. You enter through a circular door which feels like entering some magical world, from the noise and craziness of Ubud.
The menu is huge. There are literally so many options and everything sounds and looks delicious. It tastes good too. It’s definitely a safe option for a group as everyone will be able to find something they like for sure.
There are water features and beautiful architecture in general. Definitely, a nice place to visit and set in a super convenient location.
So here you go! Enjoy alllllll the deliciousness that Ubud has to offer <3
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All the food looks so delicious. I cannot wait to check these places out on my visit to Bali! Thank you for sharing!!!
Thank you Melanie! <3
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