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 Best Restaurants 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;
This 5-star rated restaurant in Ubud 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 best restaurants 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 the 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 jewellery 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!
Specialising 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, omelettes 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 best 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 Ubud best restaurants!
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.
UBUD BEST RESTAURANTS 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 cosy 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
This restaurant in Ubud 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 4.5-star rated restaurant in Ubud has 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 best restaurants 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
This is a beautiful seafood restaurant 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 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, 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.
Beautiful 3-star accommodation in Ubud for as little as $60. Desak Putu features an outdoor pool and it is walking distance to the monkey forest and the centre of 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, 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 travellers, friends and couples on a budget.
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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BEST TOURS IN BALI
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 day and petrol can be bought for as little as 70 cents per litre.
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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WHAT TO PACK FOR BALI
Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables, drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.
Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.
Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!
Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.
Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.
Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.
Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.
Kindle: The best alternative for books! Kindle e-readers are perfect for long haul flights, reading on the beach or a quiet evening away from the bars. Kindle’s are waterproof with rechargeable batteries and adjustable light settings to suit indoor/outdoor conditions.
Packing Cubes: My favorite item in my backpack! Perfect for organizing your shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear and more. This 5 Set Packing Cubes makes packing easier and more efficient, adding extra space in your bag for your next trip.
Activated Charcoal Tablets: Want to avoid food poisoning? Most of us have been a victim of travelers diarrhea from eating street food. Organic Activated Charcoal Tablets are fast-acting and will rid your system of the bad bacteria that causes stomach upset.
MY CAMERA GEAR
Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included.
Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.
GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!
Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket.
Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!
Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.
GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!
Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.
External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 years worth of content.
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