Cafes in Ubud, Bali
17. Naughty Nuri’s
Not exactly a cafe, but a street-side stall selling BBQ meat. Naughty Nuri’s doesn’t look like more than just a roadside stall on first impression. However, passing by them, you’ll be drawn by the smell of the BBQ food more than anything else. Their signature dish is the spare ribs, which, true to both my tastebuds and WL’s, is one of the best ribs we’ve tasted. The sauce is both rich and sweet, and the meat is not at all tough. Unlike most ribs, these ribs actually have substantial meat on them.
We wished we’d tasted more of their dishes, but we’d just finished our afternoon high tea at Hanging Gardens of Bali. Our neighbouring tables sure had their spread though, with satay sticks and various barbecue meat!
Address: Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Kedewatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia Opening hours: 10am – 10pm
18. Watercress Cafe
“Eat Fresh Live Well” is the motto of this healthy food establishment in Ubud. They support local in their much-loved deli, promoting superfoods and Bali-sourced products of coconut oil, homemade nut butters and jams alongside fair-trade travel guide books and eco-friendly wares such as bamboo straws and wooden chopping boards.
Simple, rustic and cozy interior design surrounds a communal seating plan, promoting open dialogue between guests and staff. For a wholesome meal, grab a Grilled Chicken, Cashew & Avocado Salad that is cooked meticulously and deliciously. The mixture of the different herbs and spices gives the salad a unique and delightful taste. They are also famous for the Australian Angus Beef Burger, comprising of stacks of delicious beef patties, mixed with sweet caramelized onion jam, melted cheddar, pungent English mustard and tangy pickles.
Read about my full review at Watercress and how they are associated with Pandawas Villa.
Menu Address: Jalan Batu Belig No.21 A, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia Opening hours: 730am – 4pm, 5pm – 10pm
19. Cafe Pomegranate
Cafe Pomegranate is a cafe restaurant located in the middle of the rice field in central Ubud, which is a walking distance from the local Ubud market. Set up by two Japanese brothers, the food served here are influenced by different kinds of food globally – Japanese, Singaporean, and European food, among others.
Their fusion version of thin crust pizzas, dressed with sambal matah sauce, is heavenly and worth the long walk to find the café. Otherwise, their fusion Pinna Cotta is another option to try. Instead of dairy milk, they replaced it with coconut milk.
If you do stay late enough, you can catch a breathtaking view of the sunset overlooking Mount Agung. On top of that, the 360 degrees open air dining experience is simply magnificent and romantic for you and your loved ones. In fact, it is recommended to bring a flashlight as it can get really dark, but it’s only then that you can get a pretty view of the stars and fireflies.
Menu Address: Jl. Subak Sok Wayah, Ubud, Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia Opening hours: 9am – 9pm
20. Earth Cafe
Similar to the one in Seminyak, this 100% vegan and natural foods café in Ubud has attracted many food lovers alike. The laminated bamboo decoration and bright brown interiors make it a pleasant and cozy café to spend a Bali afternoon at with friends. You can even purchase a DIY Raw Breakfast Mix with coconut water and spices to take home and create your own delicious food.
The Mediterranean platter is one that we recommend. It contains delicious falafel and hummus, enough to set your taste buds ablaze. Otherwise, you could get the vegan pancakes as well, which is just as yummy!
Menu Address: Jl. Goutama Sel., Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia Opening hours: 7am – 10pm
Cafes in Kuta, Bali
21. Hard Rock Cafe
You don’t have to go all the way to the actual Hard Rock Cafe at Kuta. There is an outlet right at Denpasar airport! Unless you’re a hard core Hard Rock Cafe fan, we found it out of the way to be going to the actual Hard Rock Cafe at Kuta.
That being said, the actual Hard Rock Cafe has great music, great ambience, and great service. Also, their official Hard Rock Bali t-shirts and collectible pins are highly sought after. Their shirts are one-of-a-kind, designed by artists such as Bon Jovi, Green Day and Shakira.
Despite the high prices, you can choose from a wide range of cocktails. Have some appetizers to go along with your drinks. Jumbo Combo is a one of Hard Rock Cafe’s best, and large enough for sharing. The Jumbo Combo includes Santa Fe spring rolls, hickory-smoked chicken wings, onion rings, potato skins and Tupelo chicken tenders, served with four different sauces.
Menu Address: Jalan Pantai Kuta, Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Bali 80361, Indonesia Opening hours: 1130am – 1am
Located within Ramayana Resort & Spa in Kuta, Gabah Restaurant offers a varied mix of traditional and modern Indonesian cuisine. The passionate and helpful chef and staffs make dining here an unforgettable experience. The wooden and bamboo decorations, together with the traditional façade, makes this place a great dining location and definitely a picture-worthy moment for any occasion.
The bebek goreng (fried duck rice) and nasi goreng gabah (Gabah fried rice) are some of the top recommendations of this restaurant. Otherwise, satay and the Kings Feast could never go wrong too.
Address: Jl. Bakung Sari, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia Opening hours: 7am – 12am
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