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Restaurant Review: The Garden Kafe (Ubud, Bali)

What is The Garden Kafe?

Since Ubud is one of the healthiest cities in Asia, The Garden Kafe fits in perfectly. The Garden Kafe is The Yoga Barn’s onsite restaurant, and Ubud’s first raw food restaurant.  The food is mostly vegetarian-vegan, with a small selection of cooked foods. Most of the produce comes from their own organic garden! The menu caters to a typical yogi’s diet and anyone who desires healthy food. They feature raw foods and desserts, fresh juices and smoothies and even special menus for detox and Ayurvedic rejuvenation.

While you dine, you overlook rice fields and the beautiful amphitheater of The Yoga Barn. Connect with your friends and family back home easily by using their complimentary wifi. Or simply sit back and take in the views while reading the newspaper that is provided daily.

*Studio review of The Yoga Barn in Ubud, Bali 

 

Our story

Yoga Barn's onsite restaurant, Garden Kafe - Ubud, Indonesia

We spent a month in Ubud practicing yoga and healthy healthy food.

We ate many meals at The Garden Kafe as it was a convenient place to grab a bite between yoga classes. We often sipped tea or juices along with our meals, and quite frequently opted for dessert too!

 

Location and Hours

Located onsite at The Yoga Barn. Open daily form 7:30AM – 7:00PM

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The Food

One of the many salads at Garden Kafe
One of the many salads at Garden Kafe

Before arriving in Ubud, we hadn’t had clean and healthy food for several months.We were craving it! Luckily the Garden Kafe, and Ubud in general, specializes in health food.  Our first meal was extremely memorable if not simply for this reason alone. As we continued to try new things at The Garden Kafe, we started to learn which dishes were the best value and bang for your rupiah. We appreciated the wide selection and variety of food from different regions of the world.

Some of our favorites 

  • Crunchy Beetroot & Walnut Salad
  • Grilled Vegetable Wrap
  • Vegan Tofu & Veggie Burger
  • Tiger Bowl
  • Wheatgrass Shot
  • Before Yoga Energize Tea
  • Sunday Buffet!
Tiger Bowl - with Kimchee and Seaweed
Tiger Bowl – with Kimchee and Seafood

 

The service

The wait staff was attentive most days and always clearly restated our order before bringing it to the kitchen. On busy nights, it can take a while to get served. We never experienced miscommunication or misunderstandings with our orders. Food came out fresh each time.

 

 

Garden Kafe hosts buffets twice per week

  • Sunday’s from 12:30PM – 2:30PM
  • Every other Monday from 6PM – 8PM

 

Garden Kafe as a sister restaurant called “Kafe”

Kafe is located on Hanomen Street and also owned by The Yoga Barn. It boasts a similar menu and is a very popular location for expats and yogis. Also it’s open later than The Garden Kafe.

 

 

What’s your favorite meal at the Garden Kafe? 

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About Anne

Anne is a passionate yogi who loves to be active outdoors. When she's not traveling to destinations near the equator to practice yoga and eat tropical fruit, you can find her in the kitchen cooking up nourishing meals with her partner, Brandon. A music junkie at heart, she is currently spinning: Tor, Hiatus, Friend. and Giyo.

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