Summer Edition

by Becca Klewstigh

Ubud has some of the best restaurants and cafes in Bali, and every month a new place is popping up with creative menus and cool interiors. As true foodies at heart, and with our summer Bali yoga teacher trainings just around the corner, we want to share with you a handful of new and old favorites in town that please our taste buds, fill our tummies and nourish our souls. Let's skip the small talk: Ready, set, EAT!


Jalan Raya Penestanan Kelod no 8

8am-10pm, closed Sundays

Though they only opened up a month ago, Zest has quickly become the new watering hole in Ubud, and it's easy to see why. With its cosy yet spacious interior, mixing Balinese architecture and modern vibes to perfection, it feels like a huge living room where you can both be a social butterfly and engage in a private conversation. Combined with an amazing view, the completely vegan and gluten-free menu, using fresh, local whole foods; and weekly sunrise dance parties, Zest is truly the Ubudian's dream come true. IG: @zestubud

Taksu Spa & Restaurant

Jalan Goutama Selatan

Lunch buffet 11am-3pm

Taksu is THE place in Ubud when you’re feeling ravenous but also want a healthy meal for lunch. It has the biggest salad bar we know of, with three kinds of greens; a wide range of steamed, baked and raw veggies; vegan and vegetarian protein options; crunchy toppings; normal and gluten free bread; and a good selection of dressings. Getting your daily five (and probably way more!) has never been easier than at this all you can eat buffet that remind us of salad bars back home. For only 65K it’s a bargain, and since Taksu is rarely overly crowded, you can enjoy your bowl of nutritious deliciousness in peace.IG: @taksuspa


Jalan Raya Penestanan Kerod

7:30am-3:30pm, closed Wednesdays

Great coffee, great tunes, great vibes: that’s Revive in a nutshell. This little gem is another newbie in town and offers some of the best coffee around. Sip on your favorite black (or yellow, if turmeric lattes are your groove) elixir and have a bite to eat while leaning into the fluffy cushions on the floor-level homemade couch, listening to the bomb playlist rolling in the background. If you’re lucky, and most likely you are, there’s a spontaneous jam session happening that you can either enjoy, join or start yourself with the always present guitars. Aaah. Soon you will feel… revived. IG: @revivebali



24 Jalan Nyuh Bulan, Nyuh Kuning

7am-5pm, 5:30pm-late, Mother closed Mondays

WAMM by day, Mother by night; this place hosts two restaurants to satisfy your tastebuds any time of the day. Both of the menus are mouth watering and clearly marked so that you can easily bring a group of friends no matter what diet regime they are following. Situated in a quiet neighborhood just outside of Monkey Forest, we love spending hours at the upstairs space taking in the breezy atmosphere, working, laughing and catching up until our tummies are ready for the next round of delightful goodness. Don’t miss out! IG: @wammbali/@motheratwamm


BLU Cafe

Jalan Karna, gang Narada - Ubud Market


If you love smoothie bowl art, look no further! BLU Cafe has the most beautiful smoothie bowls in town, all decorated with such great care to detail and colors you almost feel bad eating it. They also offer layered smoothie jars with chia pudding, great coffee and a variety of savory meals and refreshing drinks. Located on a side street just off Ubud Market, this quiet oasis is surprisingly unknown to the crowds and thus, the perfect place to take a rest from the souvenir shopping! IG: @blucafeubud


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