In this guide, I have included a complete list of the 19 Best Restaurants In Ubud for breakfast, lunch, and dinner to help make your choices a little easier!
After countless trips to Bali over the years, Ubud is one of my favorite spots to spend a few weeks away from the hustle and bustle of Canggu.
I have blogged about all of the adventurous things to do in Ubud, but this time I’ve decided to put together this list of the Top Restaurants in Ubud to help you decide on where to eat and drink.
The town of Ubud in central Bali is most famous for its rainforest yoga retreats, traditional arts and crafts, evergreen rice terraces, raging waterfalls, monkey forests, and ancient holy sites. All of this mixed together makes Ubud a culture rich, must-see location!
As well as all of the beautiful sites to see while visiting Ubud, at the top of every traveler’s list is also where to eat in Ubud!
Restaurants in Ubud offer local and fresh cuisine which ultimately makes Ubud one of the best places to eat in Bali.
Believe me, it can be overwhelming deciding on where to eat in Ubud… But worry not, for I have put together this complete guide of 19 Best Restaurants In Ubud to help you plan ahead.
Ubud Rice Terraces
BEST RESTAURANTS IN UBUD FOR BREAKFAST
Breakfast, being the most important meal of the day, is usually the first stop for anyone about to embark on a long day of sightseeing in Ubud.
Here are my top 5 recommendations for best cafes and best restaurants in Ubud for breakfast;
Ithaka Warung is one of only a few 5-star rated restaurants in Ubud that also received the 2019 Certificate of Excellence and it doesn’t disappoint.
This Indonesian Ubud restaurant has a Spanish influence mixed with an old Bali vibe and is also one of the best Ubud restaurants with a view overlooking the rice fields.
Ithaka Warung boasts locally sourced produce and donates a percentage of its profits to local charities.
They are famous for their breakfast menu serving green bowls, fruit bowls, and a range of toasts and pancakes at a really reasonable price!
And if you can’t get enough of the views, they are open for lunch and dinner also, serving a range of curries, tapas, and salads, with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Just more reasons why this is one of the best restaurants in Ubud!
Open daily from 8 am – 10 pm.
Next on this list of restaurants in Ubud is Sawah Terrace which is rated as one of ‘the best places to have breakfast in Bali.’
This Ubud cafe is a bit more pricey than other places to eat in Ubud, but with the aerial views of the Ayung River and a tropical forest, you get an amazing traditional Bali experience while dining here.
Their breakfast offer is a buffet station or an a la carte menu with fresh fruits that are locally grown and homemade pastries with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
With its 5-star rating, it’s definitely worth a visit to Sawah Terrace as it has some of the best food in Ubud.
Open daily from 7 am – 11 pm and with extensive lunch and dinner menus also on offer, this gorgeous Ubud restaurant is a must-visit.
Part of the Puri Garden Hotel and Hostel is Ubudian Cafe and yet another top-rated restaurant in Ubud.
Breakfast is reasonably priced where you can get fresh Indonesian style breakfasts from as little as $4.
The staff are extremely friendly and Ubudian Cafe’s menu offers a range of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
This Ubud cafe is a great choice for a more budget meal while still maintaining excellence in tastes and style. Ubudian Cafe has been highly rated for serving up some of the best food in Ubud.
Open daily from 7 am – 11 pm.
SRI RATIH CAFÉ
Located within the Sri Ratih Cottages, this Ubud cafe has been described as an unknown gem and which is why I have added it to this list of best restaurants in Ubud!
Boasting a range of cuisines on their breakfast menu, you can choose from American, Continental or Indonesian styles and with $4 – $12 price range, you can’t go wrong with this choice.
This is a family run business, offering healthy, generous breakfast in a relaxed bistro-style setting with lots of outdoor dining.
The second floor of this Ubud café is home to a local, handcrafted jewelry store which is also worth a visit after your delicious meal.
Open daily from 7:30 am – 11 pm.
JUICE JA CAFÉ
Juice Ja Cafe is the perfect choice for juices and smoothies if this is how you like to start your day!
Specializing in juice cleanses, this Ubud café focuses on quality and wellness, and with organic, fresh products from the owner’s garden you can expect a relaxed chilled dining experience while here.
With a good lunch and dinner menu also on offer with vegetarian, and gluten-free options, and with its plant-based breakfast menus, it’s without a doubt one of the best vegan restaurants in Ubud.
Juice Ja Café is open daily from 8 am – 11 pm.
BEST RESTAURANTS IN UBUD FOR LUNCH
Refueling in the middle of the day is essential when traveling and filling your days with must-do activities and sometimes searching for where to eat in Ubud for lunch can be hard… It’s because you are just so spoilt for choice with many great restaurants in Ubud!
So whatever you are looking for, see below for my recommendations on the top restaurants in Ubud for lunch which has something for everyone;
This 5-star rated Ubud café offers brunch and lunch with an Australian-twist, mixed with healthy fusion!
Reasonably priced, you can expect to pay between $6 and $8 for your meal, all set in a quiet and relaxed outdoor setting.
Suka Espresso’s menu offers all breakfasts, burgers, omelets, and buddha bowls. This Ubud restaurant is also great for coffee and juices, with plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options available.
Open daily from 8.30 am – 5 pm.
This is possibly one of the top restaurants in Ubud, offering mostly a vegan and vegetarian menu.
If you love avocado, then this is the place for you!
Avocado Warung serves great food that is locally produced, supporting local farmers and the local community. This restaurant in Ubud carries a 5-star rating and is reasonably priced for the quality of food you get!
This is the perfect place for anyone following a plant-based diet, or for anyone just looking to try out really fresh local produce.
A great restaurant in Ubud to consider when searching for where to eat in Ubud!
Open daily from 8 am – 9 pm.
Yet another one of the best restaurants in Ubud, the Herb Library is a perfect spot for vegans with great, healthy menu options, all set in a large open plan setting with a gorgeous green backdrop boasting some of the best views in Ubud.
Herb Library offers contemporary, healthy dining, along with tasty food, friendly staff, and a cozy location which ultimately makes this one of the best places to eat in Ubud.
Open daily from 7 am – 9 pm.
ABE DO ORGANIC WARUNG
If you are looking for the authentic Balinese experience, with floor seating and gorgeous, freshly prepared local produce, then this Ubud restaurant is a must-visit.
Abe Do Organic Warung offers really tasty food at low prices. With a 5-star rating, their vegan and gluten-free options are of outstanding quality and you get all of this with a traditional, cultural experience!
Open daily from 8 am – 9 pm.
Set in a gorgeous garden location, this is one of my personal favorite restaurants in Ubud!
Warung Titi offers space away from the hustle of Ubud center. Its energy is calm and peaceful and of outstanding beauty. A lot of the ingredients at Warung Titi are grown on-site, as well as their own hives producing their own honey. How cool is that?!
This Ubud restaurant prides itself on the freshness and sustainability of their products and are well-known for having some of the best food in Ubud.
The menu is relatively small but the quality is high and the location and views make this one of the best restaurants in Ubud.
Open daily from 9 am – 10 pm.
BEST RESTAURANTS IN UBUD FOR DINNER
After a busy day traveling, sightseeing, and exploring, dinner is your chance to relax, unwind, enjoy some drinks, and most importantly, savor some delicious local cuisine!
Ubud is filled with some of the best places to eat in Bali and these are my recommendations for the best restaurants in Ubud for dinner;
This 5-star Ubud restaurant serves up American, Asian, and European cuisine. It has a really reasonably priced menu with great vegetarian and vegan options.
Twist has a very friendly atmosphere with an open kitchen and cozy vibe, serving traditional food in traditional décor. The restaurant is relatively small, however, reservations are a must.
Twist is definitely worth the visit which is why I have included it on this list of best restaurants in Ubud!
Open daily from 9 am – 10 pm.
KUBU AT MANDAPA
Next on this list of restaurants in Ubud is Kubu at Mandapa which is situated in a stunning location with gorgeous views of the Ayung River.
This exotic and exclusive location boasts handmade bamboo cocoons for private dining surrounded by nature.
The food at Kubu At Mandapa is on the more expensive side where you can expect to pay around $80 – $100 for your meal but considering the quality of food and the exquisite location, this is definitely one of the best places to eat in Ubud.
The specialty at this Ubud restaurant is an 8-course degustation menu with excellent wine pairings for each course. Yum!!!
Dinner seating is at 7 pm and 9.30 pm daily.
Set in a gorgeous location amongst the rice fields, Sacred Rice offers an excellent Tapas menu, great ice cream, and fantastic cocktails.
Rated as one of the best restaurants in Ubud, Sacred Rice has a very romantic feel to it with its outdoor seating and if you are there after dark, you will be able to see the fireflies dancing over the rice fields.
You can expect to pay around $20 for your meal and with traditional Asian and Indonesian cuisine on the menu with excellent vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options, this is a must eat at Ubud restaurant.
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 5 pm – 11 pm.
MOZAIC RESTURANT GASTRONOMIQUE
Serving French Indonesian cuisine, this is one of only a few 4.5-star rated restaurants in Ubud which boasts a lush tropical setting overlooking the jungle.
This is highly recommended for your special occasion and the price range reflects the standards of this Ubud restaurant where you can expect to pay around $100 for your meal but the experience, food and service far outweigh the cost.
Mozaic Gastronomique offers a six-course menu with matching wines and have gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options available within this.
Open every evening for dinner and drinks, this is one of the best restaurants in Ubud to indulge when searching for where to eat in Ubud.
Located in a quiet, romantic setting within the rice fields, these open tables at Terracotta are set in rice huts which brings a new and original twist to outdoor dining.
Meals are very reasonably priced at this restaurant in Ubud and they offer an a la carte menu with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options available.
Terracotta takes pride in having some of the best food in Ubud that is of excellent quality and they also have a substantial children’s menu making it the perfect place for the whole family.
All meals are served throughout the day and each dish consists of traditional Indonesian cuisine with some international twists.
Open daily from 7 am – 11 pm daily.
BEST RESTAURANTS IN UBUD – MY TOP PICKS
There is no doubt that Ubud offers some of the best traditional, local cuisine you can find in Bali, but if you are looking for something different or just that extra special, these are my top picks of the best restaurants in Ubud;
MUSE CAFÉ AND ART
This Indian café bar in Ubud has great views and offers homestyle, healthy Indian food with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
The cozy, calming atmosphere in this Ubud café ties in traditional Indian culture and merges local ingredients with an Indian twist, all at a very reasonable price!
Open daily from 8 am – 8 pm.
Hippie Fish specializes in Italian, Mediterranean, and Seafood cuisine and has been said to be the best place in Ubud to get seafood.
Hippie Fish has regular live music with a soft jazz feel, making this a warm and welcoming place to dine!
The menu at this Ubud restaurant boasts large sea platters and fresh fish from local markets and they have happy hour on their cocktails every day between 5 pm and 8 pm.
BALE UDANG MANG ENGKING
Another one of the best seafood restaurants in Ubud with excellent, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
Bale Udang Mang Engkin is set in beautiful gardens where you dine on ‘floating’ gazebos surrounded by ponds of fish!
This restaurant is a little more expensive but you absolutely pay for great service and private tables.
Rated one of the best Ubud restaurants with a view, this is a must-try when searching for where to eat in Ubud.
Open daily from 11 am – 12 pm.
No guide on where to eat in Ubud would be complete without mentioning the Jungle Fish Pool Bar!
Set in the most picturesque location, the scenery is breath-taking. You have to walk through the rice fields to arrive at this Ubud restaurant which is set in the jungle with an infinity pool.
Happy hour happens every day for cocktails and with a really reasonably priced menu with all vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options, you may find yourself spending the whole day here!
Open daily from 7:30 am – 11 pm.
WHERE TO STAY IN UBUD
Ubud has hundreds of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay near the top restaurants in Ubud to suit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between. See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Hanging Gardens of Bali
The 5-star luxurious accommodation is set in the jungle of Ubud featuring a multi-level infinity pool, three restaurants, spa facilities and free wifi. Each villa is spacious and equipped with a flat-screen tv, a private bathroom with bathtub, bathrobes, comfortable beds and sweeping views of the jungle surrounds. Afternoon tea and breakfast is complimentary for all guests. A memorable place to stay for couples and families.
Mid Range: Desak Putu Putera Cottages
Beautiful 3-star accommodation in Ubud for as little as $60. Desak Putu features an outdoor pool and it is within walking distance to the monkey forest and delicious restaurants in Ubud. The rooms are spacious and fitted with a flat-screen tv, seating area, balcony, private bathroom and free wifi. They also offer a free shuttle service or bike hire. Great for couples, families and friends.
Budget: Gypsy Lust Hostel
One of the most recommended hostels in Ubud. Featuring a restaurant and bar, a garden area and a shared lounge. Gypsy Lust Hostel is walking distance to the Ubud market and other main attractions. There are capsule-style dorm rooms available with shared bathrooms for as little as $10. Great place to stay for solo travelers, friends, and couples on a budget.
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BEST THINGS TO DO IN UBUD
Ubud is without a doubt the perfect place to immerse yourself in nature for a few days away from the rat race in Canggu, Seminyak and Kuta.
Whether you want to unwind and relax or adventure and explore, Ubud has the best of both worlds!
7 Best Things To Do In Ubud:
- Tegallalang Rice Terraces
- Tibumana Waterfall
- Ubud Elephant Sanctuary
- Yellow Waterfall
- Pura Lempuyang Temple
- Mount Agung Sunrise Viewpoint
- Hideout Bali Jungle Villa
Rice fields in Ubud
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GETTING AROUND UBUD
The best way to get around Ubud is on a scooter. For scooter rentals, you can ask your accommodation to organize this as they are always able to help.
Scooter rental is typically 50,000 IDR per day or you can rent them on a monthly basis from anywhere between 600,000 IDR and 700,000 IDR.
From Kuta, Seminyak, or Canggu, it’s approximately a 1-hour to 1.5-hour journey to reach Ubud depending on traffic.
Alternatively, if you are not comfortable driving a scooter, you can rent a car in Bali and explore Ubud on 4 wheels instead of 2.
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BEST TIME TO VISIT BALI
The best time to visit Bali for perfect weather and fewer tourists is between the months of April and October.
The rainy season in Bali is typically from December through to February and this is also peak season for tourists arriving during the Christmas and New Year holiday season.
BALI TOURIST VISA
When entering Bali, there is a Visa On Arrival policy that allows tourists to stay for a maximum of 30-days at no cost.
If you wish to stay in Bali for more than 30-days you must pay USD $35 for the Visa On Arrival in order for you to be able to extend it at the immigration office located in Denpasar City.
You can only extend the 30-day visa to a 60-day visa and it requires a couple of visits to the immigration office to hand in your passport, do fingerprints and then pick up your passport a week later.
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There are a few ways of getting around Bali – scooter, motorbike, go-jek, grab taxi, and private taxi. In my experience, the cheapest and most convenient way of getting around Bali is by scooter.
The cost of scooter hire is around $4 a day and petrol can be bought for as little as 70 cents per liter.
If you are not comfortable riding a scooter on the crazy roads of Bali you can use Go-Jek and Grab Taxi services. Download the free app from the App Store and you’ll need a local number to register before you can start using the service.
If you are traveling solo, you can select the motorbike taxi option within the Go-Jek and Grab app’s which is by far the cheapest mode of transport to get you from A to B.
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BALI – THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
The currency in Bali is Rupiah (IDR) and the exchange rate is approximately $1 USD = 14,000 IDR.
Purchasing a sim card in Bali is very cheap and simple. You can purchase a Bali SIM Card online in advance and pick it up at the airport when you arrive.
For approximately $7 USD, you can get a local sim card that comes with 10GB of data with calls and texts included!
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