Well this post is coming a little later than I would have liked it to be, but it's been a busy couple of weeks. So here I am finally putting finger to keyboard and writing about the second half of my trip to Bali, which was a little over a month ago now. For the first half of the trip we stayed in Seminyak where we enjoyed the food, our private villa, and the sunshine. But it was time to take it one step further into relaxation city and go into the mountains of Bali to the town called Ubud. Famous for its rice fields and breath taking views, Ubud did not disappoint.
We stayed in a fully contained hotel called The Mansion, which had all the amenities you could ever dream of - 4 separate pools, bungalows, poolside service, all of which I took advantage of.
But we also ventured into the town which was much more chilled out than Seminyak and we had some great dining experiences.
"As we walk in fields of gold"
A cafe tucked away in the rice fields, a 3km walk to the cafe through the rice fields and alongside the river is called Champuan Ridge and starts by the main bridge in Ubud centre.
The food is nothing to brag about, but the view is what you come here for ( as well as a bit of a cool down post walk). Take in the rice fields on the second floor of the cafe where you feel like you are hanging from the tree tops, and order a fresh juice. You can also treat yourself to a spa treatment downstairs over looking the rice fields as you have someone rub you down in oil. All in all a must, if you are in Ubud.
Establishment: Karsa Kafe
Where: No. 1 Jl. Drupadi, Seminyak Bali
Must Have: Fresh Pineapple Juice
How much: $5-$10 head
Go here if: You feel like a bit of a nature walk
An absolute favourite of mine this cafe is situated around a Lotus pond, with the stunning Saraswati Temple at the end. The restaurant itself has a number of seating options, my preferred was the traditional Lesehan seating overlooking the lotus pond.
The food was a variety of Indonesian and western cuisine and the food was fresh and well priced.
If you are not in the mood for eating, you can also visit the temple through the side entrance and get the full lotus experience regardless. Do not miss this stunner!
Establishment: Cafe Lotus
Where: Jalan Raya Ubud, Bali, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Must Have: Jaffle
How much: $10 -$20
Go here if: you want to tick of a tourist attraction whilst eating.
"Dinner in the trees"
Bridges restaurant, came highly acclaimed from a friend who had visited Ubud not too long ago. It did not disappoint with fine dining options for entree, main and dessert accompanied with world class wines. It also has a great view with tree tops and the Ubud river lining the restaurant. It was a memorable evening and would recommend treating yourself to dinner in the trees.
Where: Jl. Campuhan, Ubud - Bali
Must Have: Lemon Scented Pavlova
How much: $40 a head with wine
Go here if: for a fancy meal, in the tree tops
We hope you can make it to the lovely town that is Ubud in your lifetime and that you have just a great a time as I did.
From The Table Top x