The Clear Café is certainly one of the coolest restaurants in Ubud. Before entering you have to leave your shoes outside. Incidentally, this is a common practice in Bali when you enter a house but for restaurants that’s rather unusual. Then you go through a round wooden revolving door which reminded me of a Hobbit house. Inside the building, which is open on two sides, a lot of natural materials were used. Handrails are made of twisted branches, for example. On the left side there is a long pond with fish. You either sit at a normal table or on cushions at low tables or on sofas.
Food and drinks
The selection in Clear Café is large and I suggest to take your time browsing through the menu! Since there are very few standard dishes, I personally had to read a lot to understand what’s in all the drinks and food. That’s how I found out from which region of Bali individual ingredients are sourced.
The beverage selection alone is stunning. There is filtered flavored water, ice tea, hot drinks from cocoa to espresso, shakes, juices, smoothies, power drinks and more.
Breakfast can be divided into three areas. Cereals, pancakes and egg dishes. From 11 o’clock you can order from the lunch and dinner menu. There should be something for everyone here. It offers soups, sandwiches, wraps, salads and small dishes. “World Flavors” includes food from Indonesia, India, Thailand, Mexico and the Middle East. From the latter one comes the Dragon Bowl on the first photo and on the third picture you can see the Indian Golden Temple curry with saffron rice and mango chutney. The menu continues with “Clear’s Favorites” including sushi, seafood, pasta and a variety of other dishes followed by “Raw & Macro”, “Cool Kids” dishes for kids, loads of side dishes and a nice selection of desserts.
The labeling of the dishes consits of the following: V for vegetarian, Ve for vegan, VO for can be veganized, thumbs up for Clear’s favorites, Nf for nutfree and a chili pepper for spicy. For allergies, it is best to contact the service staff.
Info – Clear Café
Address: Jl. Hanoman No.8, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 8 am – 11 pm