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Where to Eat in Ubud: 11 Top Spots for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner!

Where to Eat in Ubud: 11 Top Spots for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner!

Where to eat in Ubud is a question we asked ourselves over and over whilst we stayed in this incredible town, known as the arts and culture centre on Bali there is no shortage of quirky little finds.

Ubud is becoming known as a capital for health and wellness and the foody finds here really do back that up, serving up fresh authentic flavours, that aren’t only good for your soul but also your body. There is also no shortage of options and you can find something in Ubud for every kind of tastebud and every kind of budget.

From aesthetic brunch spots, warungs deep in the rice paddies, sustainable and plant-based spots that like to do things a little differently, luxurious restaurants and burger joints, Ubud has it all.

Throughout my ‘Where to Eat in Ubud’ guide, I share with you in no particular order my top 11 spots for breakfast, lunch and dinner in this wonderful town nestled deep in the jungles.

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Where to Eat in Ubud, My Top Choices!

Warung Pulau Kelapa

This local Warung serves incredible local dishes inspired by the richness and diversity of each province’s different culinary offerings.

Located about 10 minutes outside of Ubud’s centre here you can find so many different dishes all freshly prepared taking your tastebuds on a Balinese journey!

With plenty of seating both at the front and back of the restaurant I recommend sitting towards the back for wonderful views over the garden.

Toro Sushi

Toro Sushi really is the best sushi in town.

With all of your Japanese favourites, Toro Sushi serves up every sushi roll your heart could desire and more.

Located down a busy market street the open-air dining gives this restaurant a busy and vibrant atmosphere. You can even take it one step further and ask to sit upstairs gaining great views over the Ubud rooftops.

Mudra

Made by hand, connected to heart – this is Mudra’s main philosophy, they are a haven for foodies looking to enjoy good music and connect to others but value fresh and quality ingredients whilst enjoying healthy and delicious food.

They are a restaurant, cafe and boutique serving some of the Bali’s best coffee, drinks and ayurvedic food.

Everything served here is sourced fresh from the surrounding farms or oceans and you can enjoy everything from sun up to sun down from yummy smoothie bowls, pancakes and avo toast to poke bowls, curries and dim sum.

smoothie bowl ubud

Seeds for Life

100% raw and vegan food, Seeds for Life serves up clean, fresh, vibrant living foods.

All of the ingredients here are fresh and grown right here in Bali at the side of an active volcano, everything is then picked and delivered to the cafe every morning ready for the day’s service.

Seeds of Life believes that not all raw food must be served cold, they offer a variety of warmed dishes to satisfy everyone and their senses and to nourish your body. This is a different alternative to some of the other choices in this where to eat in Ubud guide.

At the site, they also offer a raw food certification, detox and fasting training and Mysore-style Ashtanga yoga that you can join for daily classes or extended retreats.

Plant Bistro

This plant-based restaurant is known for its incredible comfort food, of yummy main meals, fresh pastries and vegan ice cream.

Their pumpkin pizza base and pistachio ice creams are a must-try from me!

Dining here is a whole experience in itself, the location boasts beautiful views over the surrounding rolling green hills, the ambience in the restaurant instantly makes you feel calm and at ease and the staff are on hand to help wherever they can.

Oia

Boasting authentic Greek & Mediterranean food with a slight Italian twist Oia is a little slice of the Mediterranean right in the heart of Ubud.

Especially with the decor, the beautifully presented food and the surroundings make it an extremely Instagrammable spot!

Not only do they serve yummy and fresh food, but they also offer a wide variety of cocktails and have a food and drink happy hour deal.

Keban

This little French Bistro is certainly not to be missed, with some of the finest ingredients straight from France as well as their wines, meats and artisan foods.

The interiors are designed beautifully creating a cosy and welcoming atmosphere and they serve a wide variety of main meals as well as tapas and brunch, served straight from the oven to your table.

I cannot recommend the steak from the tapas menu more, it was divine and this where to eat in Ubud guide would not be complete without this amazing restaurant!

Simply Social

Simply Social was our go to whilst in Ubud for brunches and lunches.

This casual eatery and bar offers fresh flavours from all around the world right in the heart of Ubud’s bustling streets. Serving all of your western brunch style dishes as well as sandwiches, tacos, burgers and so much more for lunch.

Simply Social was also one of my favourites because of its dedication to the quality of food they are delivering to you, I love their simple yet powerful philosophy – to present super fresh and delectable gourmet meals to you in a spirit of sharing and abundance.

simply social ubud

Cafe Lotus

Enjoy your meals at Cafe Lotus overlooking the Saraswati Temple and the beautiful lotus pond.

Known and loved for its authentic Balinese and Indonesian dishes Cafe Lotus has been open and serving customers for over 30 years.

Designed to respect the Balinese culture, cuisine and tradition, Cafe Lotus creates all of its dishes with ingredients that are sourced from the surrounding land.

Here you can enjoy an unforgettable and traditional dining experience right on your doorstep in the heart of Ubud.

cafe lotus view of lily ponds

Clear Cafe

Clear Cafe is an incredible space and well-deserved spot in this where to eat in Ubud guide, with quirky features such as a koi pond, circle doors, winding staircases and so much more for you to take in as you dine here.

Their philosophy is ‘organic, delicious, pure, natural’ and it is bang on, you can really taste the freshness in each dish and know that what you are eating is simple, there is nothing unnecessary added and that allows all of the natural flavours to blossom.

Clear Cafe is mostly vegan and vegetarian but they also offer a few fish dishes as they want to be inclusive of everyone. Here the food is not just good food, it’s food that is good for you and good to you.

Milk & Madu

Milk & Madu was a small cafe that started in Canggu, its popularity meant the owners could open a second venue and this is a well-known and loved food option in Ubud.

Here you can find everything from breakfast to lunch and amazing dinners. With cute and quirky decor you can find the food here just as aesthetic as your surroundings.

At Mulk & Madu they they are super passionate about serving excellent food, coffee and customer service.

milk & madu ubud

Best Time to Visit

With the island being hot all year, Bali is really a year-round destination but it heavily depends on what you are planning to do once you’re here to determine the best time to visit for you.

There are two main seasons here, rainy or dry!

The dry season runs from April to October. This is the island’s peak season where you will find more tourists and the prices can be a lot higher, to avoid the height of the peak season travel outside of April to August.

The rainy season in Bali is November to March, whilst the temperatures are still warm it will usually rain for 1 out of 2 days, visiting in the rainy season may mean activities such as diving or snorkelling may be off the cards however activities like yoga, waterfall hopping and temples are still accessible.

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