Your Guide to the Top Restaurants in Ubud for Healthy Foodies

These Ubud Bali restaurants deliver delicious, healthy food at a reasonable price

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Looking for the best places to eat in Ubud, Bali? This guide will help you find the top restaurants in Ubud for incredible food, great service, and a range of healthy choices. Are you ready to dig in? Then keep reading!

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As Ubud grows in popularity as a tourist destination, eating in Ubud just gets better and better.

You can find every kind of restaurant in Ubud, from top-rated restaurants for the rich and famous to basic Indonesian bakso stalls, and everything in between.

Arguably, the best Ubud restaurants focus on fresh, healthy food, that not only nourishes our bodies but satisfies our cravings for flavour.

In this post, we choose the top restaurants in Ubud for healthy fresh food at a moderate price. Many have options for gluten free eating, Ayurvedic and raw diets. All of them serve meat but also have lots of vegan and vegetarian options on their menus for those of us who want animal-friendly food.

(Don’t miss: Our guide to the best Ubud vegan and vegetarian restaurants)

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Your Guide to the Top Restaurants in Ubud for Healthy Foodies

Best Restaurants in Ubud for Western Food

KAFE

Western cafe at Jalan Hanoman No.44B, Ubud
Offers vegetarian and vegan, raw, gluten-free, and macrobiotic options

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The food at KAFE is amazing and it’s a great place for solo travellers to hang out.

Recommended! Back in 2014, when we both managed to get dengue fever while staying in Ubud, KAFE basically saved our lives. It was the closest restaurant to our guesthouse and since we had limited energy, we ate takeout from there almost every day.

Returning this year, I was happy to discover that KAFE is also a very pleasant place to hang out and eat when you’re healthy! It’s terrific for solo travellers as well, because there are lots of small tables where you don’t feel like you’re in the way if you stay for a while.

There are only a few vegan options on the menu, plus many vegetarian options that can be made vegan, but they are excellent and well worth the visit.

We ate: Matcha latte with soy milk. A quinoa tabouleh pita, which was simple but one of the best things I ate in Bali.

(Don’t miss: One of the best places we’ve ever stayed on our many visits to Ubud)

Clear Cafe Ubud

Healthy western food at Jl. Hanoman No.8, Ubud
Vegetarian, vegan, raw, and macrobiotic options available

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Clear Cafe is great but the portions are a little small.

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Clear Cafe is beautifully designed and has wonderful atmosphere.

Another old-school player in the Ubud healthy food scene, Clear Cafe has upped its game since last time we visited. The restaurant burned down a few years ago and has been rebuilt in a similar but cleaner, more modern style. The space is inviting and usually packed with tourists.

The extensive menu is not that exciting, focussing on typical Western fare, but you will find the usual salads, wraps and burgers to satisfy your hunger. The desserts are also very good and they have vegan ones, too.

We ate: The Vegan Burger and the VLT. They both came in a wrap, although surely a burger should be in a bun? The portions were small but very tasty. Since we didn’t have enough dinner, we had room for a vegan brownie with ice cream for dessert!

(Don’t miss: The last place we stayed in Ubud was amazingly beautiful and totally budget friendly. We highly recommend it! Check it out)

The Garden Kafe at the Yoga Barn

Mostly vegetarian at Jalan Raya Pengosekan, Peliatan, Ubud
Raw, vegan, and Ayurvedic options available

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Yoga Barn’s Garden Cafe is worth it just for the peaceful setting.

After a few hours struggling through the crowds and traffic noise of Ubud, coming to the Yoga Barn is a welcome relief. The restaurant is in a leafy garden of this famous yoga space, which is to thank/blame for the whole Ubud healthy, hippie, yoga scene in the first place.

The serenity of the garden is pleasant enough to justify a stop here. Plus, it’s always fun to eavesdrop on the conversations of yoga enthusiasts and teacher trainees just to see what the hot-button topics of the day are.

The food at Yoga Barn is almost an afterthought. It’s good and fresh but almost a little too healthy – there’s an emphasis raw food. Overall, it could use little more salt and oil for my tastes.

We ate: Steamed veggie bowl with tahini sauce which made a nice change from the fried tempeh and rice we’d been eating on Nusa Penida. The veggie curry, which is a better-than-average version of the same curry you’ll get all over Bali. We can highly recommend the large mint cooler to drink, which really does cool you off on the hottest days!

Bali Buda Ubud

Healthy eating at Jalan Jembawan No.1, Ubud
Gluten free, wheat free, raw, vegan & vegetarian options
Also have locations in Batubulan, Sanur, Bukit, Kerobokan, Canggu

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Bali Buda’s food is underwhelming and the service can be pretty slow and terrible.

As a mainstay of Bali clean food, I knew I had to include Bali Buda in this guide, even though our memories of it from four years ago were underwhelming.

Though we love their commitment to reducing waste and supporting community projects, the food itself is underwhelming and the service is indifferent at best. A few years ago, this might have been good enough, but now that the Ubud market is flooded with terrific healthy options, it’s time for Bali Buda to improve their game.

We ate: Bali Buda bowl, but don’t be fooled, it’s just a salad with no exciting toppings to make it pop. The Maca smoothie was disappointingly watery.

P.S. Nope, it is definitely not Bali Buddha Ubud. According to their website, “Buda” actually means Wednesday in Balinese.

Seniman Coffee Ubud

Speciality coffee at Jalan Sriwedari No. 5, Banjar Taman Kelod, Ubud
Vegetarian food options, vegan milks available

While we don’t usually eat at Seniman Coffee, it is definitely our favourite cafe in Ubud. That’s because of their exceptional coffee.

Seniman uses an ultra-sustainable coffee production model: they are a speciality coffee roaster who is located in a coffee-producing country and works with local coffee beans. Even better, their coffee is top notch!

Of course, they do serve food – a small menu of Western breakfasts and lunch items that go perfectly with your coffee.

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Best Warung in Ubud for Healthy Food

Fussy Bird

Fusion warung at Jalan Tirta Tawar No.32, Ubud
No preservatives, gluten free, raw, & vegan options available

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The kicheree at Fussy Bird was basic but flavourful.

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The vegan nasi campur at Fussy Bird is a great chance to try a range of Indonesian specialities.

A little warung up a side street north of Jalan Raya Ubud, Fussy Bird impressed us with the sheer number of vegan options on the menu. Most of the mains start out vegan, with options to add chicken or fish. It took a long time for our meal to come but that’s OK because it’s likely there are just one or two hard-working women in the kitchen preparing all the fodo

We ate: Kichiri, which was a saucy mix of rice and veg concocted on Ayurvedic principles. Vegan Nasi Campur, which included corn fritters, tofu curry, tempeh skewers with peanut sauce, greens and rice!

Dewa Warung

Indonesian warung at Jl. Gootama No.13, Ubud

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At Dewa Warung you’ll find high-quality Indonesian fare at a great price.

This basic warung doesn’t look like much, especially when compared to the trendy restaurants surrounding it, but Dewa Warung is consistently popular and almost always busy. Though it’s a little grimy in the back – try to get a table on the lower level – the food was surprisingly great and extremely budget friendly.

We ate: Tempeh with tomato sauce, eggplant curry, a side of perfectly crispy fried tempeh.

(Don’t miss: Our vegan guide to Ubud which includes the best meat-free warungs)

Top Restaurants in Ubud for International Cuisine

Cantina Bali

Excellent taco bar at Jl. Dewisita, Ubud
Vegetarian and vegan options available

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The tacos at Cantina Bali really are special!

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At Cantina Bali you get to watch efficiency in action as the kitchen staff expertly prepares your meal!

Recommended! Usually, we would never recommend going for Mexican food anywhere outside of the Americas, but after reading the incredible reviews we had to stop in at Cantina for tacos. Cantina has the kind of fusion tacos you’d expect to be served off of a gourmet food truck in LA circa 2009. That is, they are amazing!

The seating is at a bar around the kitchen, and it’s terrific fun to watch the efficient kitchen staff prep dozens of tacos while you’re waiting for your food.

The menu is small with just a few tacos options, side dishes, and desserts. Two of the tacos can be made vegan: the jackfruit tacos and the cauliflower tempura tacos. Just ask for no mayo and you’re good to go! The donut rings are also vegan – and so good!

Cantina also serves fresh-made tortilla chips and tasty guacamole. Wash it down with a range of some of the world’s finest tequilas.

We ate: Jackfruit tacos, cauliflower tempura tacos (the batter is vegan, made from beer and rice flour), donut rings.

Mudra

Mostly vegetarian at No.22, Jl. Goutama Sel., Ubud
Ayurvedic with vegetarian and vegan options

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The Roti Canai at Mudra was very tasty!

A mostly vegetarian locavore cafe on a charming backstreet near Jalan Hanoman, Mudra‘s tiny space is usually full of stylish tourists and self-styled spiritual guru types. The long, diverse menu includes an excellent selection for vegans, including breakfast bowls and Roti Canai.

The dishes here are a little smaller and a little more expensive than at similar restaurants in town – but it’s also a little better, so you get what you pay for.

The staff are likewise more friendly and efficient than most in Ubud, making me wish that the space was bigger so I would feel comfortable lingering over a cup of coffee.

We ate: Roti Canai Rumi, an upscale version of the roti Canai we devoured in Kuala Lumpur. The Avogasm, a clever name for avocado toast.

Cafe Vespa

Cafe at Jalan Raya Penestanan Kaja, Sayan, Ubud
Gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options

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The dosas at Cafe Vespa aren’t “authentic” but they are delicious!

If you’re staying in central Ubud, Vespa Cafe is a bit of a trek and probably not worth the journey. But if you’re staying in Sayan, or you have a motorbike, it’s worth stopping in.

The menu offers a range of Western favourites like pasta, burgers, and fish and chips. They also have a huge breakfast selection and fresh-baked bread.

The vegan selection is small but we really liked the vegan dosas we ate. They are not authentic Indian cuisine by any means but are very good in their own right.

We also liked the vibe of the cafe – no outrageously affected hipster hippies in sight! Just a welcoming and homey place to relax.

We ate: Two dosas with yummy curries on the side.

The Spell Creperie (Celts & Spells)

Creperie at Jl. Gootama, Ubud
Gluten free, organic, paleo, and vegan options available

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The perfectly crispy crepes at The Spell made a delicious light lunch.

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Sit upstairs at The Spell for a great atmosphere and a view of the pedestrian street below.

We’re not sure why an Irish-themed restaurant decided to serve France’s national dish – but we like the result.

Update: As the kind people at The Spell tell us, “crΓͺpes and galettes originally come from Britany which is prt of the 6 celtic nations revognised by the Celtic league”. Ah yes, that does make sense!

The crispy crepes at The Spell are stuffed with fresh veggies and homemade nut cheese. Perfect for a light lunch. The vegan crepes and galettes at The Spell made a nice change from a steady diet of tempeh and gado gado.

If you have kids, definitely bring them here to enjoy the monkey-face crepe!

We ate: The Rhiannon, which we highly recommend. Our create-your-own crepe was not nearly as good. The dessert crepe with caramel sauce and coconut whipped creme was also damn delicious.

Hot tip: Sit upstairs and get a great overhead view of the tourists wandering the street below.

Suggested Day Tours from Ubud

If you’re looking for easy ways to explore Ubud and the amazing surrounding countryside, try one of these tours.

Rice Paddy Cycling Tour

Get out of Ubud’s traffic and away from the mass of tourists! Spend the day cycling through inland villages and some of the islands most beautiful rice fields. Includes lunch, so be sure to tell them you’re vegan when you book!

Find out more about this tour

Evening Firefly Tour in Taro Village

Meet locals in this small village outside of Ubud, learn about Bali’s unique rice irrigation system, and spend the evening watching fireflies winking at you! An excellent way to immerse yourself in the magic of Bali.

Find out more about this tour

Spiritual Cleansing and Shamanic Healing Tour

For those with a spiritual side. On this tour you’ll meet one of Bali’s most famous healers, named Cokorda Rai, and be led in a spiritual cleansing at Bali Holy Spring Temple at Tirta Empul.

Find out more about this tour

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We hope you found our guide to the top restaurants in Ubud for healthy eating helpful. All we ask in return is that if you eat at one of these restaurants, please leave a comment below and tell us what you thought! Your opinion really adds to the conversation!

  Happy mindful adventures, Jane & Stephen

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