Last month, my husband and I spent one week in Bali as a part of our honeymoon. It was our last destination in the Far East and definitely our favourite (we are planning our next trip to Bali already!). We rented out a car and explored the island, we also went to Yoga classes in the mornings and had a meat-free diet during our stay that we really enjoyed.
My husband likes to eat meat, and that’s what he’s used to. So when I first took him to a vegan restaurant, he was very skeptical about trying the food and kept saying that this food was not going to fill him up. He changed his mind after he got to eat really delicious and satisfying plant-based meals during our stay in Bali, and he actually loved it.
We are not Bali experts, but we researched some lovely vegan and vegetarian restaurants and cafes before going. So here’s a list of our favourite Bali vegan and vegetarian (with vegan options) cafes and restaurants that I’m sure that you will love too.
ALCHEMY ACADEMY – UBUD
This restaurant is just wonderful and is definitely one of my favourite places in Ubud. It’s 100% plant-based and raw, with a relaxing atmosphere. It’s just so zen. If you happen to visit the monkey forest, or visit the rice terraces in Ubud then make sure to go to Alchemy for a meal or even just a smoothie. It’s 100% vegan and they use the freshest ingredients when preparing the food.
I also really love the fact that Alchemy use bamboo straws!
Alchemy offer a lovely smoothie bowl bar in the mornings and a fantastic salad bar for lunch and dinner. They also have a menu with vegan burgers and wraps.
Tip: At Alchemy they can make you a coffee or a hot drink of your choice to take away. Try the turmeric latte!
KISMET – UBUD
We only spent 3 days in Ubud, and ate 3 times at Kismet during our stay. I love the decor at this restaurant, it’s truly unique. And they serve a fantastic menu of vegetarian and vegan dishes.
It’s a 2-floor restaurant, downstairs you can choose to either sit outside or inside. But in Bali, most restaurants are open spaces to outside so it’s like you’re sitting outdoors even if you’ve decided to sit indoors.
We recommend that you try the garlic chili lime edamame, halloumi burger (my husband’s favourite), bowls of goodness (I love the classic bowl and add roasted pumpkin to it, plus vegan satay or tempeh), and fresh summer rolls.
If you’re planning to go for dinner, it might be worth making a reservation as the restaurant can get really busy. You could also order delivery through GO-JEK app.
Tip: Kismet only use metal staws in their restaurant, if you like them you can even buy your own stainless steel straw downstairs for really cheap.
SAYURI HEALING FOOD – UBUD
This restaurant is 100% raw, vegan, and gluten-free. They believe that serving raw-living food helps enhance our healing process, healthy rejuvenation and longevity in the physical, emotional and spiritual process. I had a smoothie bowl there that was really good, and my husband tried their raw falafel wrap which I thought was really interesting.
They also organise yoga classes, movie nights, live music nights and raw food classes.
KOKOLATO ICE CREAM – UBUD
Balinese vegan gelato in the heart of Ubud. The gelato and the cones are gluten free, soy free, nut free and 100% vegan. They make very interesting flavours such as raw cacao, key lime pie and moringa mint chip.
LA LAGUNA – CANGGU
We visited this beach bar/beach club on our last day in Bali. It’s like a Spanish gypsy dream as the whole place is decorated with beautiful wooden tarot reading carriages, fairy lights, beautiful painted wooden furniture and gypsy cushions.
If you’re looking to visit a place for spectacular sunsets and amazing cocktails, then this is the place that you need to go to!
They also serve food and sheesha. Free parking is available.
Tip: Check what time is sunset and go at least 45 minutes before that to be able to get a table with a lovely view, or just make a reservation as it can get really busy at sunset.
THE SHADY SHACK – CANGGU
This is probably our favourite place to eat in Bali! We only had the chance to go there once, but I honestly can’t go to go again! Everything that we ordered was sooo perfect. It’s a vegetarian restaurant, but they also serve a lot of vegan options.
The Shady Shack is open for lunch and dinner and is located in a lovely area in Canggu surrounded by rice terraces and many other cafes. It’s also not far away from the beach.
We ordered a beautiful halloumi buddha style bowl, that came with lots of veggies, zoodles, and hummus. And a veg burger with smashed spuds and vegan mayonnaise. Both dishes were amazing! The smoothies were also great, I really liked the choc tops smoothie, it’s so rich and has the texture of a creamy shake!
Tip: The Shady Shack is open daily from 7:30 am until 10:00 pm, and free parking is available.
KYND COMMUNITY – SEMINYAK
This health cafe is 100% vegan, serving breakfast and lunch daily. They make smoothie bowls with personalised toppings for breakfast, topped toasts, vegan burgers, and many more! They also have a big range of vegan desserts to choose from.
We tried the anti-cruel platter which is basically pulled garlic sourdough bread served with pesto, beet hummus, garlic spread, olives and sundried tomatoes. And loaded Fries that came with herb salt, chipotle aioli, crunchy onion mix and jalapenos. Both dishes were very delicious!
To view their menu, follow this link.
Tip: These’s a little shop inside the cafe, check out the tropical brass spoons. I bought one for myself and now I use it everyday!
MAD POPS ICE CREAMERY – SEMINYAK
The texture of the ice creams in this ice creamery is incredible! The ice cream is 100% vegan made from cold pressed coconut milk, and you can choose from so many amazing flavours.
They also make artisanal popsicles made with locally sourced seasonal fruits, and my favourite flavour at Mad Pops is coconut swirl.
REVOLVER ESPRESSO – SEMINYAK
A lovely boutique coffee house in Seminyak. Revolver Espresso is perfect to grab a coffee, a milkshake or even to grab lunch. There are a few vegan options on the menu to choose from, including foods and drinks. View menu here.
The decor of the coffee house is very unique, and the music is always good!
What is your favourite vegan restaurant/cafe in Bali? Do you have suggestions that we probably should try next time we’re in Bali?