Looking for Uluwatu vegan food? We picked the best restaurants in Uluwatu for vegans — but most serve plenty of omnivore options as well. Read on to discover our picks of the best places to eat in Uluwatu.
What’s in this guide to Uluwatu vegan food?
Just a few days before the end of our recent two-month Bali trip, we finally found our favourite place on the island!
Uluwatu, on Bali’s south-western tip, is the place to go if you like your beaches remote, deserted, and incredibly beautiful.
Because the shoreline in Uluwatu is lined by steep cliffs, the beaches are far less developed than those of Sanur, Canggu, or Jimbaran. The big resorts are mostly perched high on the cliffs, leaving the beaches to the surfers, fishermen, and sun-seekers.
Despite its relative lack of development, there are plenty of incredible vegan options in Uluwatu. Huge thanks to the Uluwatu surfers who have set up shop in the area and laid the groundwork for us to eat well!
All the restaurants on this list are near Padang Padang Beach and Bingin Beach, in the area known as Pecatu.
If you want to be within walking distance of our Uluwatu vegan restaurant picks — and the most beautiful beaches in Bali — we recommend staying in this area.
If you don’t mind hopping on your motorbike for every little thing, then you can find better and cheaper accommodation elsewhere in Uluwatu.
Either way, read on for…
Your Guide to Uluwatu Vegan Food
Restaurants on Jalan Labuansait with Vegan Options
Best restaurant in Uluwatu for a hearty brunch
Jl. Labuansait, Pecatu (near Jl. Pemutih)
Our favourite food in Uluwatu. When they say they have the best food on the bukit, Bukit Cafe may actually be practicing honesty in advertising. Like most restaurants in Uluwatu, they only have a couple of vegan options, but they are exceptional.
Having ducked inside to use the internet, we ate an impromptu brunch there and were thrilled with the results.
We ate: Vegan pancakes, which were probably the best pancakes I’ve eaten in Asia. The veggie fajita, a slightly spicy plate of fried veggies with tasty guacamole and salsa fresca on the side.
Best for hungry shoppers
Jl. Labuansait No.52, Pecatu
If you didn’t know there was a cafe at Drifter, you might miss it. Out front, a large surf clothing store, with mostly Western brands at all-Western prices, dominates the scene. But walk through the shop and you’ll find a peaceful garden cafe.
As with most restaurants in Uluwatu, there are only a few vegan food options on the menu, but the smoothie menu is excellent.
We ate: Balinese Coconut Curry, which was fresh but a little bland. The Veggie Poke Bowl, filling if not terribly exciting. The highlight was the Pump Up the Jam smoothie, a thick concoction with bananas, chia, and almond milk.
Best for big fresh bowls of yum
Jl. Labuansait, Pecatu (near Jl. Pemutih)
On the main strip in Uluwatu, Buddha Soul has a great patio area which sadly overlooks the noisy road.
Though the vegan options on the menu are limited, they are more than happy to substitute tempeh for the meat in many of their dishes. Our meals here were good enough that we’ll return next time we’re in Uluwatu.
We ate: The chicken burrito with tempeh substitute, which was accompanied by some delicious fresh-fried potato chips. The Mexican fiesta bowl, a tasty and healthy dish of brown rice, beans, tomatoes, and guacamole.
Best for sky-high healthy burgers
Jl. Labuansait, No.432, Pecatu
Though the burgers themselves were a little too salty and a little less chewy than we’d prefer, they were good enough that we were satisfied at the end of the meal. They were also extremely tall and needed some serious squishing before we could fit them in our ample jaw-spans!
We ate: The triple-stacked vegan special and a make-your-own burger option. Both came with a side of cold, starchy and deeply unsatisfying purple potato fries.
The Mango Tree Cafe
Best for outdoor dining on a hot day
Jl. Labuan Sait, Pecatu (near Om Burger)
After reading the reviews on TripAdvisor (so much drama!) surrounding The Mango Tree‘s somewhat snarky responses to bitchy customers, we couldn’t miss visiting! Both of us have worked in the service industry and understand just how unreasonable (and rude) customers can be.
We were met with exceptionally friendly service delivered by a trainee waitress and her patient coach. There was no sign of the surly service mentioned on TripAdvisor.
Not only that, but the food was exceptionally good as well! Definitely stop by here to enjoy their shady tables under a huge mango tree.
We ate: The vegan lunch burrito and the avocado toast, both very good. We both got a side of the breakfast potatoes which were disappointingly cold.
Restaurants Near Bingin Beach with Vegan Options
The Cashew Tree
Best restaurant in Uluwatu for family fun
Jl. Pantai Bingin No.9, Pecatu
The Cashew Tree has a menu full of fresh, healthy dishes, including lots of vegan options. And the smoothie bowls look fantastic. They also have live music on Thursday nights and a big garden for kids to play in.
Best for beach views over breakfast
On Bingin Beach (next to Kelly’s Warung)
There isn’t much choice of restaurants on Bingin Beach, so we chose based on the most attractive seating. Hiding under an umbrella overlooking the busy beach and the perfect ocean, we would have been happy with even substandard fare.
The only vegan option on the menu at Didi’s was the breakfast smoothie bowl, ordered without yogurt. Imagine our surprise when it was actually an excellent smoothie bowl! The perfect refreshing snack for a day at the beach.
We ate: The dragon smoothie bowl, minus the yogurt.
Best for lunch on the beach
On Bingin Beach
Another popular option on Bingin Beach, Kelly’s Warung has traditional Balinese and Indonesian food, plus some surfer favourites like smoothie bowls.
Though they told me they don’t have vegan options, if you’re hungry at the beach, stop in and see if you can find something for lunch. If you do go, please let us know what it’s like!
Day Tour Ideas from Uluwatu
Uluwatu, Tanah Lot and Jimbaran Tour
Bali Sunset: Uluwatu Temple, Kecak Dance and Jimbaran Bay
Bali: Full-Day Private White Sand Beaches and Sunset Tour
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♥ Happy mindful adventures, Jane & Stephen
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