Having visited Ubud four (or more) times now, there’s one thing I can assure you – if you like good food, then you’re going to love Ubud. You're guaranteed to find some of Bali's best restaurants in Ubud!
Well-known for being an artist's enclave-turned-yogi town, with eco-luxe hotels that overlook the jungle and a place to find peace and serenity amongst the rice terraces, finding good food is just one of the many things to do in Ubud. It's a must-visit place on anyone's Bali itinerary as it offers some of the best dining experiences in Bali. From healthy vegan food, cocktail bars, top-rated fine-dining establishments, and Ubud restaurants with a view. There are, quite simply, so many options of places to eat in Ubud that will suit any and every taste!
Here's our Ubud Food Guide featuring our picks of the BEST cafes and restaurants in Ubud, Bali
Our Top 5 Places to Eat in Ubud
We absolutely love the variety and choice of places to eat in this beautiful mountain town, which made it tough to narrow down this list of top 5 places to eat in Ubud. But of all the places we've tried over several years of visiting, here are our top 5 places to eat in Ubud:
Monkey Cave Espresso
This little hole-in-the-wall café is our favourite coffee spot in Ubud. The baristas serve up a delicious brew with a dose of good personality. They have a cute sitting area on top of the espresso bar. A great place for people watching while sipping your coffee.
Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Watercress Cafe Ubud
Watercress is without a doubt, the best cafe in Ubud! They do excellent coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner. And their cocktails are not bad too. In our opinion, they serve the best breakfast in Ubud, and indeed most of Bali. Owned by a couple of Aussie blokes who saw an opportunity for cafés in Bali serving delicious, distinctly Aussie-style food (after-all, Bali is practically a second home for many Australians). They also provide employment for a number of local Balinese people who are clearly very passionate about their job and provide excellent service.
Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Our go-to spot when we're feeling like a healthy lunch in Ubud. The Garden Kafe is located at the iconic Yoga Barn. An excellent place for a bite to eat after a relaxing yoga class, which is coincidentally one of the top things to do in Ubud. But even if you're not keen on yoga, come and hang with local yogis and ex-pats who rate this as one of the best places to eat in Ubud! Feast on delicious, healthy salads, smoothies, burritos, raw treats and Ayurvedic foods. Garden Kafe is vegan and vegetarian-friendly, with meat options available also.
Jl. Pengosekan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
DUMBO is a newly opened restaurant that we quite literally stumbled upon. And I’m so glad we did. After one sitting it quickly became a top contender on our list of the best restaurants in Ubud. With stunning architectural design, great music, a striking feature wood-fired pizza oven and swanky cocktail bar, DUMBO offer fabulous vegetarian Italian food in a stylish setting. They even donate a percentage of their profits to orangutan preservation. I cannot wait to go back.
Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Kedewatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Uma Cucina is another excellent Italian restaurant, located in the beautiful Como Uma Ubud luxury resort, which we also loved so much, we stayed there three times! But back to the food… There’s a reason why Uma Cucina is considered by many ex-pats as one of the best restaurants in Ubud, the service is impeccable! We’ve eaten here three times in two years, and the staff remembered our name every time! The food is also divine, and they have a good selection of Italian wines on offer.
Jalan Raya Sanggingan No.21, Kedewatan, Ubud, Kedewatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia
Best Spots for Coffee
Seniman Coffee Studio
One of the most popular spots for coffee or lunch in Ubud, Seniman Coffee opened many years ago as a humble little roastery, but now spans across three buildings and exports all over the world. Have your coffee brewed several different ways, and the food is good too. Located just around the corner from Ubud Market.
Jalan Sriwedari No. 5, Banjar Taman Kelod, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia
19, Jl. Hanoman, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Ubud Coffee Roastery
Also, a hop, skip and jump from the Ubud Market, Ubud Coffee Roastery can be found in a relatively quiet laneway, slightly away from the hustle and bustle.
Best Cafes in Ubud
Habitat Café is very conveniently located near the Ubud Monkey Forest and is a great place to find avocado on toast. Before kicking off your Ubud sightseeing tour at the Monkey Forest, head here for the energy hit you’ll need to fend off those insatiable primates.
Jl. Monkey Forest No.88, Ubud, Kec. Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Café Wayan & Bakery
Café Wayan, located off bustling Monkey Forest Road, is something of an institution and touted by many as the best cafe in Ubud that serves Indonesian food. Now that's a big call to make in an Indonesian country, but we would have to agree. Café Wayan is a modest café set around a beautiful garden space with a good variety of Indonesian and Western food options.
Monkey Forest Road, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Kismet Restaurant & Lounge
A short walk from the Ubud Market, Kismet Restaurant specialises in vegetarian food in a casual gypsy-style dining space. From burgers to pasta and sushi, Kismet offers vegetarian fusion cuisine.
Jl. Goutama Sel. No.27X, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
KAFE is the sister venue to the Garden Kafe at Yoga Barn and is also one of our favourite places to eat in Ubud. While the Garden Kafe has a more relaxing garden setting, KAFE is conveniently located, on the main street, within walking distance from the Ubud Market. The menu offers pretty much the same at both venues – great, healthy food.
Padangtegal, Jalan Hanoman No.44B, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Folk Pool & Gardens
Folk Pool & Gardens is more than just one of the best places to eat in Ubud, its a place where you should plan to spend an entire afternoon, lounging around the pool with a cocktail in hand. Maybe even stay for the evening poolside cinema.
Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Bali, 80571, Indonesia
The Bali Buda Restaurant (spelled Buda, not Buddha) located in the heart of Ubud town serves freshly baked bread, healthy salads, burgers, Ayurvedic food and bullet coffee. It’s just a short walk from the bustling Ubud Market. Bali Buda caters both to vegan, vegetarians and meat-eaters.
Best Restaurants in Ubud
After a day spent checking out all the best things to do in Ubud, why not book an evening meal at possibly one of the best restaurants in Ubud? Head to Hujan Locale for a feast of fantastic modern Indonesian fine dining, tapas and great cocktails.
Jl. Sri Wedari No.5, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Copper Kitchen & Bar
Copper Kitchen & Bar is located on the rooftop of the fabulous luxury boutique-style Hotel Bisma Eight and is one of the best Ubud restaurants with a view! They have their own organic rooftop garden and serve fabulous food that embodies everything the Ubud region is about.
Jl. Bisma, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Headed up by a two Michelin-starred chef, not only is Locavore Restaurant well-known as one of the best restaurants in Ubud, but one of the best on the entire island of Bali. At Locavore, you’ll be taken on a culinary journey through the finest ingredients from Bali’s best regions. Locavore is quite frequently booked out months in advance, so be sure to make a reservation before you arrive.
Jl. Dewisita No.10, Banjar Padang, Tegal, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Nusantara is Locavore’s sister restaurant, offering a more casual a la carte dining style. Nusantara offers classic Indonesian style dishes made using locally and ethically sourced ingredients.
9C Jalan Dewi Sita, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
A favourite amongst the Ubud ex-pat scene, Il Giardino does excellent Italian food in an intimate garden setting. It's a little hard to find – down a quiet alley, just around the corner from the Ubud Market.
Jalan Kajeng No.3, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
If you’re wondering where to eat in Ubud that is convenient, check out El Mexicano, located on the main shopping strip. It's also reasonably priced and very close to Ubud Markets.
Jl. Monkey Forest No.15, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Best Dessert Places to Eat in Ubud
With several locations around Bali and two within walking distance from Ubud Market, Gelato Secrets does excellent gelato, waffles and hot chocolate!
Jalan Wenara Wana, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Room 4 Dessert
Intricately prepared desserts, fine wines and cocktails that are practically a dessert in themselves. Who would have thought a venue that only does dessert and cocktails could be one of the best places to eat in Ubud. Room 4 Dessert is a dining experience in its own right.
Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Kedewatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia
Jl. Kajeng, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Cute little purple swing couches and delicious Acai bowls, this is a great place for a relaxing afternoon sugar hit after battling the crowds at Ubud Market.
Jl. Gootama No.13, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Next door to Acai Queen is Ubud Raw chocolate shop. The chocolate here is absolutely divine, but it's so rich, you'll only need one square to satisfy that after-dinner sweet craving.
Best Spots for Cocktails
The Night Rooster
Another venue in Locavore family, The Night Rooster is a boutique cocktail bar that does exotic infusions using locally sourced ingredients.
10B Jalan Dewi Sita, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
No Más Bar
Late night eats, beer and cocktails. No Más Bar features gypsy-style décor with a selection of bands and DJs playing old school tunes.
Best Cafes and Restaurants with a View
Touted as Bali’s “No beach… Beach Club”, Jungle Fish Bali is just like one of Bali’s famous beach clubs, in a jungle setting. Think infinity pool bar and restaurant with a lush jungle outlook, cocktails, pool loungers, cabanas and gluttonous food. It may not be one of the best places to eat in Bali, but it certainly has one of the best views.
Jl. Raya Sebali, Kelusa, Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia
Moksa is a plant-based restaurant with its own permaculture garden, just outside Ubud town. They also offer culinary cooking classes using ingredients freshly picked from the surrounding gardens. If you like raw or vegan food, then put this on your must-visit list as one of the best places to eat in Bali.
Puskesmas Ubud II, Gg. Damai, Sayan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Well worth the 20-minute walk through stunning rice terraces. Sari Organik is a popular but relaxing spot amongst visitors. The pathway to Sari Organik can be difficult to locate. It’s just off Jalan Raya Ubud, across from Lazy Cats Café. If you get lost trying to find Sari Organik just ask one of the locals in Ubud for directions, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a local that hasn’t heard of it.
Jl. Subak Sok Wayah, Tjampuhan, Ubud, Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Indus Ubud Restaurant
With a breathtaking view of the Tjampuhan ridge, Indus Restaurant Ubud offers the best view of any restaurant in Bali. Indus Restaurant serves traditional Balinese style cuisine in a Mediterranean-style setting.
Jalan Raya Sanggingan No. 88X, Kedewatan, Ubud, Kedewatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Best Cheap Eats
If you’re looking for cheap pizza in Ubud, then look no further than Umah Pizza. With ice cold Bintangs and $4 large pizzas, it’s no wonder there’s a constant line-up out the front of Umah Pizza. Well worth the wait.
Jalan Bisma, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Halal Ubud Burger
Not only is this one of the best cheap places to eat in town but they also serve possibly the best burger in Ubud!
Best Vegan/Vegetarian Cafes in Ubud
Eating vegan in Bali is very easy. Tasty vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurants are a dime-a-dozen in Bali, and the Balinese know how to do vegan food really well. The majority of the cafes and restaurants in this guide offer vegan and vegetarian options, here is our pick of the best vegan/ vegetarian-friendly cafes in Ubud.
The Elephant Ubud Restaurant
Owned by the same mob as DUMBO, a new favourite that topped our list of the best restaurants in Bali, The Elephant Restaurant serves up some of the best casual and healthy vegetarian food in Ubud with a view over the Tjampuhan ridge.
Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Hotel Taman Indrakila, Sayan, Ubud, Sayan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
La Pacha Mama
La Pacha Mama is a plant-based Mexican Cocina and Cevicheria. Go for the El Taco Grande and you won’t leave hungry.
Jo. Raya Penestanen Kelod 1, Sayan, Ubud, Bali, 80571, Indonesia
A great place to get your smoothie bowl hit. Mudra Café is only small, catering to 15 people at a time and is a great place for lunch in Ubud. But get there early, we had to come back a few times because it was full.
No.22, Jl. Goutama Sel., Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Tukies Coconut Shop
Here you’ll find everything coconut related – coconut ice-cream, coconut butter, coconut chips, coconut water and whole young green coconuts. Tukies has several venues within walking distance from the Ubud Market.
Best Indonesian Food
Naughty Nuri’s Warung
Bali’s iconic Indonesian Warung that seems to go off every evening with the scent of Barbequed meat wafting into the streets. You'll just have to try it to find out why Nuri's is touted as the best Warung restaurant in Ubud, or possibly in Bali.
Jl. Raya Sanggingan No.88X, Kedewatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Warung Biah Biah
Located very close to the Ubud Market, Warung Biah Biah is nearly always full and serves excellent, cheap Balinese food.
Jl. Goutama Sel. No.13, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Slightly out of the way, but worth the going the extra mile for, is Dayu’s Warung. Offering delicious, healthy Indonesian food, raw treats and home-made goodies.
Jl. Sugriwa No. 28X, Padang Tegal Mekar Sari, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
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