There are branches of Bali Buda in Ubud, Batubulan, Sanur, Bukit, Kerobokan and Canggu. Eating out in Ubud very often is about healthy food whatever this means in the end. Bali Buda definitely belongs to this category but more about their food a little bit later. In Ubud they’ve also got a shop just around the corner from the restaurant on the main street. A great variety of healthy food is sold there and among other things, they’ve got a large selection of bread and pastries (mostly gluten-free). For Balinese standards, such a hip shop is of course unaffordable and even I found it relatively expensive there at least in contrast to the restaurant.
Bali Buda is, as well as practically all the following restaurants, designed for tourists and for western terms, the food is reasonably priced. According to their own information, the ingredients come from local organic farms and the bread is homemade. The mission is to offer the best that can be found to people who are looking for the best to feed themselves and their families.
Bali Buda’s menu is designed in the form of a newspaper, which also provides much worth knowing. You are welcome to take a copy home with you.
It starts with the all-day breakfast that has the focus on healthy dishes with lots of fruits on one side and egg dishes on the other side. It goes on with a large selection of sandwiches, sweet and savory food from their own bakery and of course smoothie bowls which can’t be missing nowadays. Next there are a lot of salads, soups, a few burgers and pasta dishes, but also Indonesian food like Gado-Gado and Soto Ayam and even Italian style pizza. The declaration is limited to the following three signs: wheat-free, gluten-free and vegan options available.
The drinks section is full of healthy juices, shakes and smoothies but of course you can also order coffee or tea. As a welcome drink, you automatically get a glass of flavored water.
What did we have?
We’ve been to Bali Buda twice for breakfast. On the photos you can see the avocado smash. First, the vegan version with crispy tofu and then the one with poached egg. The third photo shows the “Supercharger Smoothie Bowl” with banana, organic peanut butter, oatmeal, dates and coconut. We drank fresh juices and coffee along with that. Incidentally, I drank my first bali coffe in Bali Buda which is prepared the same way as Turkish or Greek coffee. That means the coffee grounds stay in the cup and in the case of Bali Buda in the pot.
Many buildings in Bali are open-plan. They have a roof but often no or only partial exterior walls which also applies to many restaurants. In the case of Bali Buda in Ubud one sits on the covered roof terrace of a house. I want to let you know that although there are fans in most places due to the open design you usually won’t have air conditioning.