In addition to being Bali’s artistic and creative centre, Ubud is also home to a fresh food culture where these health buzzwords dominate the cafe and restaurant scene.
Natural ingredients combined with inventive preparations make feeding your body right a hobby instead of a chore in Ubud, especially when the storefront options are endless; so endless in fact, we felt the need to identify for you which Ubud eateries offer the best ambiences and even better pure, homestyle cooking. Prepare to love healthy eating at a whole new level!
Serve a menu of organic & local raw vegan food. We are the first 100% RAW VEGAN cafe in Bali. Everything is prepared fresh in our kitchen and is free from refined sugar, flour, dairy, wheat & chemical additives. For Alchemy eating is about freedom. Food should make you happy. To eat intelligently is an Art ? pure enjoyment, sharing, laughter, health, & nourishment. Forget the daily restrictions, 5-course heavy meals, calorie counting, guilt, dieting, lettuce leaves or giving up desserts and eat with your HEART at ALCHEMY. Location : 75 Penestanan Kelod, Ubud, Bali.
This small warung off of Jalan Raya Ubud is the perfect spot to take a late morning break and recharge your walking batteries. Settle into the cushioned floor seating and order a cold refreshing juice and a large salad. Or choose from one of their many yummy soups, veggie starters or classic Indonesian dishes. All delicious and reasonably priced. Location Jl. Sugriwa Padang Tegal Mekar Sari, Ubud, Bali.
Boasting a large garden and plenty of comfortable seating space in their new location, Soma is a raw food and drink haven popular with expats. A great place to chill out and hear some spontaneous music rifts, Soma’s health theory revolves around the power of raw food to hydrate the body with lots of nutrients and enzymes.
Thus, menu items include: “live” pizzas, antioxidant juices, herbal ginger kombuchas, wheat-free flat breads, raw cacao, et cetera.
Note: Meals can be a bit more expensive here than similar cafes in the area, but worth it for the fun ambience and novel food experience! Location : Jalan Goutama, Ubud, Bali.
Possibly the front runner of Ubud’s organic restaurants, CLEAR Café is set in a gorgeous space that combines classic Balinese style with modern design. The ground floor provides plenty of seating and tall, bamboo supported ceilings, while the second story is a bit more intimate in its tree-house-like configuration. You can’t go too wrong with the menu, with pages ranging from “Raw and Macro” and “World Flavors” to “Tonics and Elixers” and “Cool Kids”. My favorite page is of the Bali map highlighting the regions from which every ingredient originated from. Local cooking indeed!
For drinks, try their Jamu (Bali’s classic ancient ayurvedic drink with tamarind, fresh ginger, yellow and white turmeric) or Chai Iced Dream (homemade chai, cashew mylk, with a hint of nutmeg). Location : Jalan Hanoman No. 8, Ubud, Bali.
Another staple on the Ubud fresh food circuit, Kafe is a well-known spot amongst seasoned locals for eating well, browsing wifi and sharing the latest yoga classes and events in association with The Yoga Barn. Founded on the principles of eco-conscious, sustainable living, Kafe’s motto is one of “Healthy food, yummy desserts, true espresso, great music… All in the heart of Ubud”.
I sampled “Meg’s Big Salad Bowl” (every veggie under the sun, with tofu-tempe crunch and toasted seeds served with tahini-lemon dressing. Yum!) and their special dragonfruit juice (dragonfruit, pineapple, lime) and left with a very full and happy belly. I highly recommend! Location : Jalan Hanoman 44b, Ubud, Bali.