Healthy restaurants in Bali

Gone are the days when gado gado, vegetarian nasi goreng  and overly sweetened fruit juices were the only options for vegetarians in Bali. These days there is a great range of choices for vegetarians, vegans, raw food lovers and anyone who just want to eat something light and healthy. The pages below contain my reviews of health cafes in Bali (with lots more still to come).

Desa Seni

Desa Seni translates as art village and this extraordinarily pretty boutique wellness resort in Canggu has been set up in the style of an Indonesian village. Antique wooden joglo houses create atmospheric accommodation and a range of dining options. Co founder Tom describes a vision that incorporated “Farming, yoga, unlimited potential for creativity and integration… Continue reading Desa Seni

Green Ginger

With its homely atmosphere and quirky charm Green Ginger Noodle House provides a much loved vegetarian sanctuary. The cafe is a collaboration between Britta Boyer, a designer with a penchant for vintage, and Jonathan Russel, well known on the island as DJ Rock Solid.  You can still find him mixing it up at Ku de… Continue reading Green Ginger

Zula Vegetarian Paradise

Liat Solomon is a woman on a holistic mission, her company Down to Earth reflecting her fervent belief in vegetarianism, natural lifestyle and the regenerative power of healthy cuisine. What started as a one woman operation supplying vegetarian food to outlets around Bali now employs a community of 45 people who Liat describes as “Sharing… Continue reading Zula Vegetarian Paradise

Earth Cafe

Not just a café, it’s a lifestyle I arrive at Earth café tired and drained from the heat, and Liat, suggests I try a Bali Boost, a special blend of nutrients, vitamins, mood elevators and brain stimulators. It tastes like a chocolate milkshake and I am instantly revitalized; this is the essence of Earth, providing… Continue reading Earth Cafe

Clear Cafe, Ubud

Clear Café Over the last year Bali has experienced a dining revolution with the opening of a number of organic ‘lifestyle’ restaurants that challenge the ‘hippy’ connotations of health food. Clear Café, Ubud provides an excellent example of this trend with enticing gourmet cuisine served in stylish surroundings. The entrance is masked by a stately… Continue reading Clear Cafe, Ubud

Juice Ja Cafe

Juice Ja café has a warm and welcoming allure, vines dangle over the entrance and the front  steps   are lined with fresh green coconuts and pots of wheatgrass. This homestyle cafe is one of Ubud’s original healthy eateries, and has been serving up nutritious well priced food for the last 12 years. I often drop… Continue reading Juice Ja Cafe

The Shady Shack

Shady by name and by nature, this charming indoor/outdoor vegetarian cafe nestles under the trees on a quiet lane near Echo Beach and is kept fresh and cool by a gentle breeze that wafts across the glistening emerald green rice fields. High on the feel-good factor, The Shady Shack gets it right on every level.… Continue reading The Shady Shack

Peloton Supershop

With a bistro-like setting and contemporary spin on tasty and nutritious food, this buzzy vegan café and artisan cycling store firmly takes the hippy out of vegan food. The menu is playful in a naughty but nice kind of way with the comfort food that you sometimes crave, albeit in a healthier version. The iced… Continue reading Peloton Supershop


Raw Magic Alchemy by name, Alchemy by nature, this cheerfully quirky raw food café in Ubud is positively brimming with happy vibes Alchemy is a seemingly magical power,  an act of turning something ordinary into something extraordinary. At this buzzing café in Ubud transformation comes in many guises, perhaps starting with the story of co… Continue reading Alchemy

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