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22 Places To Eat In Ubud, Bali

The best part of any holiday has to be food. Eating. And Bali is going to tickle your taste buds. Not only is Indonesian food some of the most delicious and flavoursome food in the world, but Ubud is home to some pretty incredible restaurants. And these are some of my most favourite places to eat in Ubud.

You’ve read about where to stay.

You’ve read about what to do.

So let’s get down to the delicious restaurants that will have you booking that sale fare to Bali.

Bon appetite!

Taco Casa

My favourite Mexican in all the world. Every time I go back the service is on point, the food is just as delicious and the mint and orange slushie is always the perfect cold drink for the humid, dirty days.

Clear Café

Amazing views and the best breakfast burritos. You can work from here all day with the free Wi-Fi. Their new renovated location is stunning with a wonderful wooden hobbit door and a fireman pole to slide down.

Gaya Gelato

Easily the best ice cream in Ubud and made with fresh ingredients. The ice cream is homemade by an Italian who knows precisely what he is doing and better yet it was super close to our Villa Melati.

Samaya

Got a special occasion you need to celebrate? Then nothing beats the 100 Candle Dinner at Swept Away Restaurant. We were offered a private table right on the Ayung river lined with 100 candles and an abundance of flower petals. The 6-course menu was incredibly delicate and delicious. The staff were attentive, the romance thick. Highly recommend a night at Samaya.

Bridges

This fancy place overlooks a scenic bridge, jungle, and river. If you are looking for something more upmarket or hanging out for a juicy steak, this is the place for you.

Warung Schnitzel

Owned and operated by a true German the schnitzels here were better than some of those I tried in Austria. Only AUD$6.50,. P.s. the kids will love the sausage and mash potato.

Alchemy

Only a short walk down the road from our favourite place to stay in Penestanan, this refreshing salad bar offers a huge bowl of salad, chosen to suit your needs for just AUD$5. It’s more expensive than most food in Ubud but healthy, raw, organic, vegan and delicious.

Melting Wok

Seating is limited and usually packed out so call to book in advance. Must try their unique interpretation of chicken curry. Run by a French woman there is a blackboard menu. 2 mains, 3 drinks, 2 desserts set us back about AUD$17.

Taksu

I enjoyed breakfast here once and the eggs benedict were spot on. I’d eat here again without a second thought.

Casa Luna

A frequent weekend brunch spot, and popular with expats. Unfortunately, they can’t cook eggs benedict particularly well, but the Mediterranean platter is delicious.

Sari Organik

A stalwart in the Ubud food scene. Most of the produce is grown on the nearby organic farm and the serene views of the rice paddies are a fast track to relaxation. I wouldn’t recommend for the food, but the experience. Vegetarian’s dream come true. Gorgeous venue.

Café Wayan

This place is as touristy as they come, but I keep coming back. Why? Because the venue is just luscious. The atmosphere is pleasant, the variety of food is impressive, and the staff is attentive. The little opening front is deceptive, as the restaurant goes back and back and back. It has normal seating, floor seating, lake seating, everything! The food is magnificent. A little pricey but the Nasi Goreng is still only $5.

Dirty Duck

A hidden gem like Cafe Wayan. The front is deceiving and if you get past the tiled, bright entry foyer it goes back into the jungle. My duck was a little dry, but my best friend loved her fried chicken. Prices are not as Bali friendly, but certainly still better than Western.

Gratitude Café

This café sits on my favourite street in Penestanan, alongside the Dream Café. Head upstairs for floor seating and green jungle views. My favourite thing on the menu has to be banana fritters and vanilla ice cream, which I come back for regularly. And yes, that is sprinkled cheese on top, don’t freak out.

Dream Café

The chicken nuggets are real chicken in panko crumbs – definitely worth it when you are searching for chicken nuggets and chips for the kids. There’s no McDonald’s in Ubud – and why would you want to go with so many amazing restaurants to choose from?

Bayu’s Kitchen

Good Indonesian food. Conveniently located near Penestanan (northwest Ubud).

Pundi Pundi

Delicious Indonesian restaurant overlooking rice paddies with great food. Prices are okay.

Fly Café & Cuisine

This place is a lot of fun on a Friday and Saturday night. But my best recommendation is to come for dessert.

 

For A Night In

Most of the above restaurants will deliver to your house. It’s not tricky to find someone to deliver; the tricky part is describing where you live. If you do have easy-to-describe directions, then don’t be afraid to spend a night in. To finish off 22 of my favourite places to eat in Ubud these 3 restaurants do great pizza delivery.

Umah Pizza

Great, cheap pizzas. For $9 you can order 2 large pizzas and 1 garlic bread – delivered. Don’t forget to tip the driver a buck or two to really make his day.

Pizza Bagus

They have pizza, pasta, sandwiches and Indonesian food. They do the pizza and pasta better than they do the Indonesian food. The pizza is okay, but the pasta is very good. Pizza, pasta and garlic bread will set you back about $10 delivered. They also offer online ordering, which makes things a little less stressful then explaining the address via the phone.

Mamma Mia

Also has great pizza at a good price.

Something Different

Last on our list is Ubud’s very own Cat Cafe. I wouldn’t necessarily eat there, but the kids love going in and playing with all the cats. It’s an experience.

Where’s McDonald’s?

There is no McDonald’s in Ubud. You can head out of town to Kuta for your Macca’s fix. And why not try a side of rice. Comes wrapped up like a burger!

Supermarkets

There are 2 big supermarkets in town – Bintang (northwest) and Delta Dewata (northeast). Coco Mart is a bit smaller at the southern end of town. You should be able to find most things in these two larger supermarkets. Fresh milk is less common compared to Australia and relatively expensive, with much of it UHT. Bread is also not that cheap (around AUD$0.90 for half a loaf) and gets mouldy quickly in the tropical humidity, so keep it in the fridge or freezer.

Western food is going to be expensive, a box of Weetbix will set you back AUD$8, same for a small bag of Granola. But other items like a bottle of Smirnoff will only set you back AUD$2.50. And you can’t even buy that at the supermarket in Australia.

May I recommend all Australians bring your own vegemite. A jar on the shelf in Bintang will set you back AUD$13! Ouch!

 

Explore With Erin Wrap Up

There is so much more to eat at in Ubud then just these 22 restaurants. And I will continue to add to this post as I seek out and discover new places.

But until then, Bon Appetite!

Please let me know in the comments your favourite places to eat in Ubud, so I can try on my next visit.

And you can find 22 things to do in Ubud here.

Or if you are having trouble deciding where to stay, click here.

 

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  • Gabriela Corsi
    Reply

    Hey Erin, thank you for these awesome tips! My boyfriend came accross your blog by chance through a Google search and it totally made a difference on our trip. Thank you for sharing and all the best to you xo

  • GIT
    Reply

    I wanna try their street food? Where can I find it? Thank youuuu!

    • Erin
      Reply

      Markets. Sanur has a great nighttime street food market. Otherwise, when you drive outside the city of Ubud you can find street sellers – banana fritters, and other fried goods, corn, etc. The corn is divine!

  • Angelina DiGiovanni
    Reply

    Hi Erin!

    I love your article and I’d like to feature some of your recommendations on my Bali article.

    If you’re interested in collaborating just send me an email and we’ll make it happen!

    Love,
    Angelina DiGivanni.

    • Erin
      Reply

      Hi Angelina! Sounds great! Thanks! Erin

  • Ahmet Basturk
    Reply

    Babe,
    I did really liked that place we went for dinner.. we had to sit on the floor but the surroundings and atmosphere was so relaxing and awsome.. highly recommended.. I cant remember the name of the place…

    • Erin
      Reply

      Yeah, babe that was Cafe Wayan. I love that place too. It’s touristy but so beautiful.

  • Sharelle
    Reply

    Yum taco Casa ! I love the massive wet burrito 😍 the cat cafe so funny but a huge hit with the kids! Also love Umah Pizza just about everything on there menu is amazing and so well price you can feed a family with drinks for less then $50 and there cocktails are amazing and $3-$4

    • Erin
      Reply

      You have all my favourites because we’ve been together so often! Haha 😀

  • Alana Tagliabue
    Reply

    You have to try Locavore!!! It’s a gastronomic adventure! It’s not even close to budget but for a special occasion or just cause
    .. it is perfect!! You need to book WAY in advance. Like months ahead in some cases. You have to even reconfirm a few times and give a deposit!! It’s been voted amongst the best restaurants in the world a few times. It’s modern European and delicious made with very local and sustainably purchased ingredients! My husband got the Locavore option and I got herbivore. Both could menus were a party in your mouth and EVERYONE was invited! Can you tell I love the place?? They have a cafe too but the restaurant is a must-do!

    • Erin
      Reply

      I have tried so many times! They are always booked. I need to be more organised. Thanks, Alana.

      • Loretta
        Reply

        Went to Locavore for lunch yesterday. It was amazing. Such a fun dinning experience food was delicious and staff very attentive. Wine was a great variety as well.

        • Erin
          Reply

          So jealous! Going to add it to my list next time. Did you book?

  • Amanda
    Reply

    Please encourage tourists to support Villa Kitty which is Bali’s only cat shelter & rescue centre for Bali cats, not the cat cafe which is a commercial operation and to my knowledge, has never helped any Bali cats at all.

    • Erin
      Reply

      What a lovely thought, thanks for sharing Amanda. I’d like to see that next time I am in town.

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