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Updated by Joanna James on Jun 23, 2019
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Best Places to Dine in Bali – A Land of Many Culinary Delights

Traversing through Bali you come across cuisine from across Indonesia. If you are in tranquil Ubud help the foodie in you to choose the best locations for an enjoyable and memorable culinary journey


1. Seniman Coffee Studio

This is probably one of the finest coffee shops in Ubud; a town which is Bali's central point for Balinese arts, culture and holistic environs. And certainly enjoying a cup of coffee while in the beautiful folds of verdant Ubud is an activity you will be hankering for. At Seniman Coffee Studio the beans are first graded and then roasted in-house; assuring you of the best quality. The place boasts the smoothest brews in Ubud and exudes a laid back ambiance, inducing customers to sit back relax and enjoy the free WIFI. It is a place to go to for a relaxing time and happy chat with friends or family.


2. Plantation Restaurant

This is a restaurant in Bali that promises you a marvellous culinary journey. The Plantation Restaurant located within the Alila Ubud Bali was awarded the Bali 2014 and 2015 NOW awards for best Balinese Restaurant. The resorts signature cocktails are certainly a great start to your culinary journey. The fine Balinese and western fare dished out at this eatery use fresh ingredients right out of the resorts organic garden. If you want to savour the best Balinese dishes this is the place to go; what's more the resort perched high in the mountains of Ubud offers you stunning views across the area from its open plan restaurant complete with a traditional alang-alang roof.


3. Casa Luna

Casa Luna has an extensive menu that focuses on Balinese dishes. There are also freshly baked cakes for sampling while the eatery follows strict western standards within its quarters. If you are a dessert fan do try the lime tart, filled with lime curd on a base that is the perfect balance of crumbly flavour. Elevated views of the surroundings are on offer if you choose to sit towards the back of the restaurant while coffee too is tipped to be quite good at Casa Luna.


4. Bar Luna

Bar Luna offers café style dining and international dishes. The place mixes dining and entertainment by hosting a range of cultural and artsy events. These include open mic nights, film screenings and literary panels. The baristas are renowned for their local Five Senses coffee mixes while the in-house cocktails are tipped to be quite innovative.


5. Bali Buda

If you are in sync with Ubud's holistic atmosphere the Bali Buda offering 'healthy meals' is an excellent choice. There the atmosphere is laid back and relaxed while the food is made out of organic, chemical free ingredients that are sourced fresh on a daily basis.


6. Hujan Locale

The menu at the Hujan Locale consists of Pan-Asian specialities. There is much emphasis on using only the freshest ingredients in preparation of the restaurants delightful meals. The place is a breezy rather relaxing establishment with sister restaurants in Jakarta, Sarong and Mamasa.