Dining in Ubud has become as international as dining in any other metropolitan city with many international restaurants in the busy town center offering a cosmopolitan selection of Indian, Thai, American, French, Japanese, Italian, and anything south or north of the equator. Small warungs or carts (gerobak) sell babi guling (suckling pig) and other Balinese delicacies. Unless otherwise noted, restaurants are open daily.
Cafes, Coffee & Tea
Bali Buddha, Jl. Jembawan 1 (tel. 0361/976432; www.balibuddha.com; main courses Rp60,000-Rp150,000; MC, V; 7am-10pm), in front of the post office to the east of town, is a happening little expat spot with a small grocery that sells fresh bread, organic vegetables, healthy snacks, supplements, and natural skin care products. The menu has organic and house-made salad-soup-sandwich standards along with Indonesian dishes, pasta, and burgers. Vegan, vegetarian, and raw dishes are also available. Upstairs is a popular juice bar -- a good place to meet long-staying folks or get info off the bulletin board. It's New Age central here, more or less.
Cafe Moka, Jl. Raya Ubud (tel. 0361/972881; main courses Rp35,000-Rp70,000; no credit cards; 8am-10pm), is a great place to pump up with some java and baked goods. Good breakfasts, croissants, and baguettes and delicate, delicious French pastries like éclairs and tarts should get your sugar rush going.
Tutmak Warung Kopi, on Jalan Dewi Sita, near Batan's Waru (tel. 0361/975754; main courses Rp30,000-Rp70,000, latte Rp17,000; MC, V; 8am-11:30pm), serves the best coffee in town with great desserts, ice creams, sorbets, and a whole range of healthy treats, from salads to light lunches. There's also a good menu for kids. It is across from the soccer field so it's easy to find and extremely kid friendly.
The West End Café, Jl. Raya Sanggingan (tel. 0361/978363; main courses Rp21,000-Rp54,000; AE, MC, V; Mon-Sat 11am-6pm), in the hip Neka Museum neighborhood, is the place for "afternoon tea" complete with scones, homemade strawberry preserves, clotted cream, tea sandwiches, and tarts. It would look right at home on the main street of an English coastal town.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.