Soaking up the sun in Bali is may leave you needing a little snack. Whether you’re looking for a lavish fine dining experience at one of Bali’s leading gastronomy restaurants or you’re looking for quick street tacos, there are endless options when it comes to dining in Bali.
Lacasita Fonda Mexicana
Hands down one of Bali’s best Mexican restaurants. Guests rave about the Balinese take on Mexican cuisine and how wonderful their experience was here. For all you picky eaters out there, there are lots of gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian items on their menu to choose from. The Jacamole Tacos are a crowd favorite. Enjoy shredded jackfruit in adobo sauce with guacamole, pineapple salsa, crispy jackfruit, and pickled onions. Another dish visitors rave about it the Coliflor Campur. This bowl is served with cauliflower cous, cous, pico de Gallo, guacamole, coconut salad, tortitas de elote, green leaves, sweet potato cubes, corn salsa, chia seeds, and sesame seeds.
The restaurant is reasonably priced and is known for their Jalapeño Margaritas which visitors just can’t seem to get enough of! This restaurant came after Laca in Seminyak and Canggu had opened and it’s beloved for its fresh take on Mexican food. You are able to reserve tables at Lacasita Fonda Mexicana on Trip Advisor so you are positive you have a table at this hot spot. If we get a chance to stop by, we really want to try the mole poblano with slow braised beef cheek in red mole, rice, lime cream, crispy leek, pico de Gallo, lime cured avocado, and corn tortilla chips. Yum!
Lacasita Fonda Mexicana, Jl Sri Wedari No. 4, Ubud, p. +62 822 4784 7216, e. firstname.lastname@example.org. Open daily 12pm – 11.30pm.
BLANCO par Mandif
For those of you looking for a fine dining experience, BLANCO’s elegance and attachment to Bali’s nature and culture is something you don’t want to miss out on. This restaurant joined Ubud’s gastronomic scene in June of 2015 and has been thriving since its doors opened. They aim to bring nature right to your table by using only the best ingredients from Indonesia’s terrain. The restaurant focuses on dégustation style dining which basically means that you will be sampling small portions of dishes rather than consuming one large dish. The chefs here strive to produce the best Indonesian Heritage cuisine they can possibly produce. If you’re in search for a romantic, chic restaurant that serves top notch dishes that combine both creativity, flavor, and culture you’ve found the ideal place in Ubud.
Look forward to seven or nine course tasting menus with beverage pairing at BLANCO. Some wonderful dishes include 21-day aged Pekin Duck with Balinese Galangal Broth, duck roulade, samba match served with plantation rum, Campari, pineapple, and torch ginger as your beverage. Or indulge in Tokusen Wagyu with smoked green chili samba and Cilembu sweet potatoes with a glass of Castelo Banfi “Col di Sasso” Sanguivese Cab Sauvignon from Italy. The meal will be a serious treat. For a 7 course tasting menu, it is $86 per person or $172 with the beverage pairing. For a 9 course tasting menu, it is $96 per person or $192 with the beverage pairing. You can make reservations on their website or through Trip Advisor.
Blanco par Mandif, Jl. Campuhan, Ubud 80571, Indonesia, (JALAN RAYA TJAMPUHAN, MUSEUM BLANCO COMPLEX, UBUD – GIANYAR, BALI) p. +62 812-7777-3000 or +62 361 4792284 . e. email@example.com, Open Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm to 2pm and 6 pm to 9 pm.
Floating Breakfast + Brunch at Kamandalu Ubud
Rolling out of bed and starting your day by lounging poolside and enjoying breakfast overlooking Bali’s beautiful jungle sounds too good to be true. Enjoy homemade brioche and sweet rolls, fresh papaya, and fried rice for breakfast complete with a bottle of sparkling wine served on a floating tray. You’ll sit in your private pool soaking in Ubud’s breathtaking wilderness and enjoying a pretty tasty breakfast. Breakfast starts at IDR 975,000++ per couple (about $68 US dollars). This is available for non-stay guests and will be served at the Awana pool and lounge. They’re open every day for breakfast from 07:00 to 10:00 and for brunch from 11:00 to 12:00. It is highly recommended that you book a reservation in advance.
Kamandalu Ubud, Jalan Andong, Banjar Nagi, Ubud Bali 80571 Indonesia, p. +62 361 975825, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lazy Cats Cafe
Take a break from a busy day of walking and exploring to pop in Lazy Cats Cafe. This is restaurant, cafe, bar, and also art gallery. The unique atmosphere is a refreshing change from most coffee shops. Come in for breakfast and enjoy frittatas served with sweet potatoes, egg, feta, toms red cabbage, alfalfa, and red chili while you lounge in vintage chairs and read that novel you brought along on the plane. Or stop by for dinner and tapas – date night is never complete without some art and lush vegetation surrounding you while and share a melting pot served with pita bread, mushrooms, cheese, black olives, and coriander. The bohemian flare and interesting decor makes Lazy Cat Cafe a breath of fresh air after a long day out and about. Oh, and if you’re vegetarian you’re in luck! They’ve got BBQ Tofu Bowls and Avo Hummus Pitas galore!
Locavore / Locavore To Go
We adore the concept behind Locavore and Locavore To Go’s menu. The restaurant only utilizes local, seasonal ingredients to compose their dishes. The restaurant shares that the “ingredient-driven menu celebrates the farmers, fishes, and food artisans of Indonesia… Through these ongoing relationships, they ensure their guests the freshest of seasonable produce and ethically fed meat animals. And by working closely with local farmers, Locavore supports sustainability within its community.” Without even seeing the menu, this appeals to us. You have a restaurant that is not only serving the most fresh ingredients to their consumers, but they are also supporting their local environment and the people and animals who thrive there. They shared that over 95% of their ingredients are Indonesian and that their carbon footprint is significantly reduced through the use of local produce and herbs.
Locavore and Locavore To Go (which can serve about 100 patrons a day) are located within 100 meters of one another and serve wonderful creations that satisfy everyone who stops by. Locavore is the main restaurant and serves more substantial meals that are all delicious and creative. Look forward to sophisticated dishes like their Caffeinated Fish : coffee cured hamachi, ginger gel, kecap creme, labs siam, melon, cem-cem leaves served with a beverage of coffee beans, aminos liquid, palm sugar syrup, and vodka. They utilize local Indonesian products so you will see things like their item Into The Sawah : Heritage Galuh Rice (From Tegalalang, Central Bali), snails and garlic, 64 Degrees duck egg, frog abon fern tips, and wild flowers served with a beverage of cemcem leaves, young coconut, lemonier bali, lemongrass, tamarind syrup, and light rum. These ingredients and spices are all sourced from local producers so you know they are fresh year round! They recommend booking a reservation two weeks in advance for a dining table due to popularity. If you want a pot, make sure you plan ahead.
Located 100 metres from Locavore, the cosy restaurant quickly became a popular destination for fresh home made breakfasts, lunches and snacks throughout the day. The menu features fine deli products and unusual sandwiches. Head in to enjoy a prawn sausage that comes with herbed prawn sausage, brioche roll, herbed mayonnaise, pickled fennel, green herbs, and cocktail sauce. We’d also highly recommend their Reuben with homemade pastrami, sauerkraut, Russian dressing, and melted cheese between toasted sourdough bread.
As far as ingredients go, expect all of your ingredients to be the best of the best. They work to ensure that all meat is free ranged, naturally fed wholesome foods, and dispatched with respect. They aim to waste very little and utilize the entire animal as often as possible. On top of utilizing sustainable ingredients, the restaurant also believes in protecting the environment. Eco-lovers, could you fall any more in love? All edible kitchen waste is either composted for their veggie garden out back or fed to pigs, recyclable waste is collected by Eco Bali Recycling, and huge solar panels on their roof of Locavore To Go reduce electricity consumption by at least 50%.
Locavore, 10 Jalan Dewi Sita, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, +62(0) 3619 777 33, Lunch Tuesday to Saturday 12:00 – 14:30 DinnerMonday to Saturday 18:30 – 22:00
Locavore To Go, 10 3/4 Jalan Dewi Sita, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, +62(0) 3619 080 757, Monday to Saturday 8:30 – 19:00