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Written by Kristyna Schonova
Co-written by Beverley Lennon
Craving for cleaner, healthier or organic food in Bali? Does raw vegan or vegetarian cuisine sound delicious to you?
Without a doubt, Indonesian cuisine is delicious! But if you’re tired of having nasi goreng, mie goreng or other oily and spicy meals every day, there are actually many healthier options in Bali.
So you’ve read our recommendations for vegan and vegetarian food and gluten-free meals. And the good news is, that’s not all! We’ve dug out more cafes and restaurants where you can eat clean.
Why not start now? Your body will thank you for it!
1. You’ll find everything you “AVO” wanted at Avocado Factory (vegan, vegetarian options)
Let’s confess, chances are you’ve searched for the green avocado goodness at many cafes in Bali, and when that craving kicks in, there’s quite nothing more disappointing than a menu where only avocado toast is available.
At Avocado Factory, you’ll be sure to not only find sustainably sourced avocado goodness, but also the most innovative and delicious avocado options, so you get to explore this super fruit in many forms, not only smashed on a toast with a poached egg resting on top (boring!).
Here, you’ll find avocados in between two buns – in the form of burgers as well as pressed in juices, infused in tacos and more! Besides being guilt-free, they taste as good as they look! Plus, the avo-inspired decor and setting only add to the fruit obsession!
Unlike other cafes, Avocado Factory makes eating avocado very versatile – here’s where you can get your avocado fix at any time of the day. Craving it for breakfast? Egg and avocado toast it is, or do you prefer an avocado smoothie bowl?
Needing it around lunchtime? Go for their mixed salad. Really obsessed and want to have some for dinner? Remember that avocado burger is a thing at this cafe and it’s absolutely an amazing invention!2. Come in at Herb Library for a healthy high tea party (vegetarian and vegan options)
Are you a high-tea person looking to be a little more healthy?
Bet you’ve always been thinking that this was impossible, but Herb Library proves you wrong with their high-tea set that comes on a natural, three-tier banana stem and banana leaf platter and assorted with a selection of 8 sweet and 8 savoury herbivore and omnivore delicacies that go easy on the waistline.
Any type of eater is welcome at the cafe as a variety of meal options are offered – none of them are deep fried, while more than 90% of the ingredients are locally sourced, so they are fresh and healthy!
Some describe their salad as a motivation for clean eating while others came back several times for their fresh concoctions of fruit juices – mix and match your favourite fruits!
There’s something to suit both health-conscious and adventurous tastes at Herb Library, with everything being lovingly and freshly made to order – from avocado guilty pleasures to traditional Nasi Campur but also plenty of options for the dessert lovers (with Klapertart being an all-time favourite!).
Tired of eating overcooked or undercooked? Sign up for their cooking classes and learn to whip up some traditional Balinese dishes from their chef. You can choose to go for a market visit with their team to choose your fresh ingredients too! What better way to see where your food comes from?
3. Cleanse your body with locally produced goodness: Principle Bali (healthy food, vegan and vegetarian options)
Gone are the days when every dish had to be anchored by a hunk of meat imported for a ridiculous price and sold to you for thrice! Like at many cafes, chefs at Principle Bali are constantly paying great attention to health.
Rejoice as there’s actually more to this health-conscious café than bright green detox juices and multicoloured luxury smoothie bowls!
Of course we are not talking about a all-vegan menu but we are talking about healthy food! Not too little, not too much, just the right amount of what will do good to your body – good fats, low carbs and heaps of nutrients guaranteed!
The healthy menu is incredibly inventive! You will surely find vegetarian and vegan options like the all-time favourite Smashed Avo & Poached Eggs and great dishes for omnivores and carnivores from their signature Wagyu Beef to House-made Seafood Pasta, done right with your health in mind! Don’t miss the Falafel Salad Bowl too!
And with an aim to constantly support the community, the cafe sources its range of fresh organic vegetables and fruits daily from local farmers. Not only is eating one of their farm-to-table dish better for the local community, it’s also delicious and is an ethical lifestyle choice!
Principle Bali also produces its own bacon, pastrami, sausages, and jams!
Yes, you’ve got it – Principle Bali makes it easier and easier to eat out, and eat well at the same time! Call it whatever you want but we think that a cafe like this revolutionizes the world of healthy, clean and organic eating!
Hosting a party? Why not order healthy clean food from Principle Bali’s catering services? Your guests will thank you for it!
P.S. Interested in some special Malaysian, Indian and Vietnamese cuisine made from locally-sourced ingredients? Check out Principle Bali’s sister restaurant, Lantern.
4. Take your Japanese to an even healthier level: Tetsuo by Nook (vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian)
This is the latest addition to the Nook family and it’s got new Asian fusions! Instead of their usual Indonesian and Western options, they took it further with a 100% Japanese cafe serving an amazing array of vegan, vegetarian and pescatarian (no meat, fish only) dishes!
What’s not to love about this cool little miracle serving hand-cut sushi rolls, Onigirazu sushi sandwiches, katsu burgers and poke bowls? Probably the only thing disturbing the cafe’s zen-like tranquility will be the person sitting on the neighbouring table, busy slurping on their delicious red velvet iced latte!
Healthy eating can be complex, and it seems like every month, a new diet or ingredient comes along, claiming to be better than all the rest, creates a craze, then leaves…
Although we don’t have the answers to this trend, we do surely know that Tetsuo by Nook is where you’re guaranteed a fresh, health-conscious feed, no matter what diet is trendy at the moment.
While waiting for your dish to be served and while preparing yourself to be impressed with its range of tastes and textures (because this is what you are sure to get!), walk through the cafe’s little boutique and pick up some homeware and unique boutique clothing pieces!
5. Sit down at In the Raw, a dog-friendly and healthy cafe! (vegan and vegetarian options)
There’s an unwritten rule of being in Ubud that you must love any meal served fresh, natural and healthy. That’s just pride right there, especially for the yogis.
But if a cafe comes with cold pressed juices, good coffee, along with a variety of options including veggies and meat done right, it is a complete different story because it makes healthy eating so much better and so worth it.
Thankfully, the menu at In the Raw is more than a match for all of your healthy-wannabe cravings. Whatever time you decide to come in, you can rest assured that your tempeh patty will be juicy, your salad fresh and lively green and your avocado smashed to perfection.
The cafe is known to have one of the biggest range of cold-pressed juices on the island, with more than 15 different flavours and formulas, and they are all out-of-the-box refreshments!
Story time: When the cafe’s owner (Mark Baker) first came to Bali, he had no idea he would turn to this line of business. For those of you who party every weekend, you might be familiar with his name; if not, just know that Mark is known as “The former godfather of the NYC club world and former co-owner of the Bali nightclub Townhouse” – he has now switched from alcohol business to cold-pressed juices. And don’t miss out on his dog!!
6. Spend your Sunday mornings in Lazy Cats Cafe (vegetarian)
If you are looking for a perfect place to spend slow lazy mornings, Lazy Cats Cafe is the place for you.
This cafe has a unique interior and vibrant food that will not break your wallet. Seat yourself on a comfy sofa on the first floor, which allows you to have a nice view.
They offer unusual food variations – all vegetarian and beautifully served on a plate. You can be sure they pay attention to every little detail. Their carrot soup is out-of-this-world and the hummus wrap is also worth trying!
And of course, who would miss the trendy furniture? The cat mirror simply purrs selfie, so don’t forget to take one!
7. Chinese Vegan cuisine: Mai3-cafegan (vegan, gluten-free)
Who says vegan is only about raw Western salad and fruit bowls?
You can get vegan Chinese cuisine too! Mai3 cafegan offers just that – pure vegan food without gluten and preservatives.
As “Eating without killing” is their motto, you won’t find any meat on their menu.
It would be a sin not to try the Dim Sum – small bite-sized portions of food served in small baskets. For Rp 250,000 you get 16 pieces. Perfect if you come with group of friends and want to taste a bit of everything!
Their bestseller is Mie Mai3 – homemade tri-coloured noodles made from pumpkin, spinach and yam served with mushroom satay and chilli. Yummy!
If you prefer to stick with Western food, try their Mushroom burger with soy-based cheese sauce. They also have excellent homemade pizza.
If your tastebuds are craving for something more unique, order the fruit spring rolls filled with dragonfruit, banana, and jackfruit!
8. Create your own healthy treat: The Seeds of Life (raw food, vegan and vegetarian)
The Seeds of Life in Ubud does not only satisfy your cafe cravings but it also helps to keep you in tip-top shape with an all-raw menu! Their menu is carefully curated by a plant-based nutritionist, who happens to be the owner but who is also a therapist, yoga practitioner, facilitator and most importantly…a raw food chef!
However, this is not your usual healthy cafe. The Seeds of Life also provides training, courses and short classes that help to educate people on how to take raw food to a whole new paradigm!
Sign up for their Raw Food and Yoga Retreat for a full immersion in the healthy world and get to know about everything that feeds your body and soul!
Superfoods, fresh organic juices, raw pizza are the game at this body-friendly cafe and these only help to improve your health, one ingredient at a time!.
They’ve also got other options like smoothie bowls as well as delicious raw and vegan desserts; so whether you are a healthy fanatic or have a sweet tooth (or both), you can be sure that the cafe is ready to cater to your every craving!
Fun fact: Did you know? The growing healthy raw food community in Ubud is the largest in the world per square metre!
9. Be kind to your body: Kynd Community (vegan, vegetarian)
This little tropical cafe gives new meaning to finding your healthy and happy place in Bali. Whether as takeaway for your post-gym session or pre-meal to your surf lesson, this trendy plant-based cafe in Bali does things right for you to look better naked! 😉
After all, veggies don’t have to be boring and they surely don’t look dull in such creative inventions; plus they exceed your nutritional needs!
Kynd Community is a favourite of many digital nomads in Bali. It opens at 6am for the early risers and is truly a happy place full of soulful people smashing on a colourful menu! The sanctuary is not only a top-notch eatery but also helps to have a positive impact on the environment!
With ingredients like vegan nutella to coconut feta, Kynd Community ticks all the boxes of holistic health care by promising guests with a happy body, mind and soul.
Give a try to their toasts done differently, described as ‘happiness on a slice of bread’ (if you can’t decide, you get to mix it up and go 50/50 with your two faves) or our personal favourite – the Kynd Big Mac. Or if you just want to pop by for a smoothie bowl, they have them on offer too!
P.S. Want your drinks to look epic and Mother Earth to thank you? Hop on their merchandise page and get yourself a set of sustainable straw or spoon!
10. Say bye to artificial flavours, colorings and sweeteners: Smoothie Shop (vegetarian, vegan)
Nasi Goreng is always a good idea, but if like us you sometimes happen to fancy a refreshing, non-stodgy, healthy meal, head to Smoothie Shop as they are pretty good at that!
Located in Mandala Village, this healthy dining option serves more than just smoothies. They’ve got sweet, savoury treats that will keep you trim – from healthy fruits pancake stack to good coffee, organic juices but also other healthy dishes and raw delights options if you’re feeling particularly hungry!
They even have Indonesian food platters with a healthy vegetarian twist! No Babi Guling of course.
Smoothie Shop happens to be the perfect kind of place you need for those times when you’ve had too many scoops of gelato. And then needed a burger. Washed down by a milkshake. Don’t worry, they’ve gotchu. So here you are, cut the fat and oil and jump onto the healthy bandwagon for a proper cleansing!
From cakes to mains, Smoothie Shop plates up simple and delicious ingredients in every single dish they make; in other words, these amazing guys are hella good at making eating well super, duper easy and that’s a win by our standards!
Pack up some of their cold-pressed juices for the rest of the day. These unsurprisingly make the perfect post-swim refreshment, plus you get Rp.5,000 discount if you bring back the bottle! Talk about being environmentally-friendly!
11. Share table with hipsters around colourful vegan meals: Peloton Supershop (vegan)
It’s a supershop with some great superfood, for all of you superheros! This hotspot serves vegan eats that are downright delicious and don’t add to your waistline, but above all, they serve food that look amazingly good!
Everything at this cafe reminds you that you are indeed in a tropical paradise. Order up anything from their rainbow-coloured smoothie bowls to pecan pies, nachos or green burgers. But the breakfast menu is super amazing.
Drinks don’t disappoint either – from detox shots, fresh juices, smoothies and even the latest Kombucha craze but also ayurvedic teas!
Yes, pretty much a bible-sized menu and guess what? It changes for dinner with everything from healthy, healthy and then more healthy!
And while you’re waiting for your healthy treat to be delivered to your table, take a roam around the cafe, which also happens to be a bicycle shop!
12. Pick and design your own healthy platter: Copenhagen Canggu (vegan, vegetarian options)
Healthy eating takes a creative turn at Copenhagen Canggu. Besides serving you good stuff that actually make you feel good, you’ll be completely sold by this cafe’s concept!
Choose between 3 to 5 items from their menu and get a complete set for a super affordable price. This means you get a platter with your bread, fruits, meat, eggs and dessert without having to order different dishes!
Get creative, mix and match – you can basically go there every day and still enjoy a different meal every single time!
The cafe interior marries a Scandinavian vibe with delicate tapas-bar feels, which makes eating healthy even more pleasurable. Settle down and indulge in everyone’s favourite- their cinnamon roll goodness, but don’t forget to pick their sunny-side up, smoothie bowl and watermelon salads that will simply make you drool!
Happy? You’ve finally found your regular Insta-worthy spot that offers healthy dishes, so you don’t really have to say goodbye to your gluttonous foodie pals and those who like to feed their phones with pictures before eating!
13. Connect with nature under the tree: Tree Bar, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach (organic, vegan, vegetarian options)
Right in the centre of Tree Bar grows a little unique piece of nature – one of the most sacred trees in Bali, Pohon Pule.
It represents the traditional village, Banjar, where people used to meet under the tree to connect with each other and with nature.
And Tree Bar, being an organic artisan restaurant in Bali where 95% of the ingredients are sourced from local villages, practises what it stands for.
You can expect creative combinations of fresh ingredients, healthy sugarcane juices, herbs salads, local pure infused honey, superfoods or organic chocolates from the menu.
If you want health drinks with a fancy twist in the evening, check out their Balixology menu, an exclusive selection of detox cocktails that infuse the Balinese Arak liquor with locally-sourced natural aromatic herbs.
A wide range of salads, raw finger food, and vegetarian and vegan appetizers are perfect for a light lunch or as snacks to accompany an evening drink.
Who says healthy food can’t be served elegantly?
14.The world’s first vegan cinema: Paradiso Ubud (raw, vegan)
Paradiso is not just a vegan restaurant.
It’s heaven for those who are looking for a place where they can try new things and meet new people while dining on delicious vegan food!
This unique venue combines movie, dance, yoga, art, various workshops and special events in a very friendly and cozy environment.
You can join contemporary dance or zumba class, sign up your kids up for yoga, take part in a choir session or learn something new in an essential oil workshop.
They have an excellent choice of movies that you can watch every day in a cozy lounge room with comfy sofas while having your meals!
Movie tickets cost Rp 50,000 (approximately USD$3.70) and you get the same amount off your dinner bill – a good deal!
They even serve organic non-GMO popcorn and their raw chocolate is definitely a must try.
We recommend you to go on Monday, from 2 to 4pm, when all food and drinks purchased in Paradiso Cinema are 50% off. On Tuesdays, they have a community yoga: classes are open to everyone, fees paid via donation.
This one-of-a-kind restaurant is simply a vegan paradise!
15. Healthy snack to go before riding the waves: Coco & Poké (vegan, gluten-free)
Who says fast food has to be unhealthy?
Coco and Poké is perfect for all surfers who are rushing to catch the waves and need a nutritious portion of fruit and vegetables!
You will love these healthy snacks! And you can even create your own. Choose a base, protein, additions and topping or dressing and your healthy bowl is ready.
For the lickerish ones, Coco and Poké has the world’s first vegan and bio-fermented coconut soft serve, CocoWhip!
So next time you are heading to the beach, you know where to drop by.
16. Fruity breakfast at Machinery Cafe (vegetarian options)
Although Machinery Cafe isn’t a strictly vegetarian cafe, they have some delightfully healthy options on the menu, such as creative fruit combination bowls.
The ultimate one is the Dragon bowl – big bowl of muesli, dragon fruit and banana sprinkled with chia seeds.
They also offer a huge range of fresh fruit and vegetable juice without sugar added. Their green detox juice made of pineapple, spinach, cucumber, celery, ginger, mint and lime is full of vitamins and will give your body vitality and energy and for the whole day.
Digital nomads who want to work in a nice environment with good wifi are welcome here too!
17. For the Health Conscious: Grocer & Grind (vegetarian, gluten-free options)
At Grocer and Grind, you can be sure to get fresh and high-quality ingredients. Everything, including their fluffy pastry, is homemade.
Drop by to take away your morning coffee and freshly baked pastry on your way to the beach, or if you want to enjoy your time in the cafe, you’ll be seated in a modern interior with funky paintings.
If you’re coming for light lunch or dinner, you should try many customers’ favourite – Roast pumpkin salad with feta cheese, cherry tomato and balsamic glaze.
And if you need a nourishing breakfast, order the Coconut Bowl – slices of fruit with nuts, bee pollen, sugar cane and lime sorbet served in young coconut! But be careful, it’s addictive!
To encourage people to lead healthier lifestyles, Grocer and Grind is one of the sponsors of the XFat Challenge, a program that tailor-makes eating and exercising plans for individuals who want to live more healthily. XFat Challenge also raises money for charity organisations such as Bali Children Foundation, Bali Pink Ribbon, Friends of Lembongan and Solem and also to raise awareness through health, fitness and wellness.
Grocer and Grind has three more branches, an elegant cafe in Jimbaran, a retro-style one in Sanur and a new, relaxed one on Echo Beach. Which is the closest to you?
18. Veggie and raw treats overlooking rice paddies: The Shady Shack Bali (vegetarian)
You don’t have to be a vegetarian to fall in love with this place.
The Shady Shack has a nice green garden with a cozy terrace overlooking rice paddies, so you’ll feel closer to nature.
The food is divine – customers are crazy over the Haloumi Bowl, Protein bowl, The Better Banh Me wrap and veggie burgers such as Shack Attack.
If you have a sweet tooth, you can order the Daily Special raw treats, such as the carrot cake, raspberry almond bundt cake or raw chocolate mint slices as your guilt-free pleasure.
This place is also a smoothie heaven! Choctop, Blissberry or Kale Storm smoothie accompanied by a wheatgrass shot which will boost your immunity system are one of the top choices.
19. Design your own breakfast in Shelter Bali (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free options)
The Shelter is a rooftop garden cafe with a beautiful view – a secret escape from the busy streets of Seminyak.
They have some vegetarian and vegan options on their menu, which include locally-sourced free-range eggs and organically produced food. The Veggie Burger Wrap is to die for.
If picky about food on the menu, you’ve come to the right place. At The Shelter, you can design your own breakfast and fresh juice! So give your creativity free rein and make a breakfast of your dreams!
Sharing is caring! You can try a snack plate and share it with your friend. There’s beetroot feta whip, homemade falafel and tahini whip or spiced roast pumpkin puree!
And don’t forget some sweet treats for those who love raw food – Rawsome Cheesecake or Raw Energy Balls.
You will love the inspiring quotes on the walls too!
20. Meals with funky names: The Dusty Cafe (vegetarian and gluten-free options)
Rustic vibes, velvet chairs, photo frames and delightful meals with creative names – that’s The Dusty Cafe for you.
The ambience will make you want to linger after the meal and just enjoy the view from the window.
High recommended are The Road Trip (toasted bread with tomato, spinach topped with parmesan sauce, benedict eggs and hollandaise sauce) and Pancakes with Blueberries. Try The Party Belt (bruschetta with avocado) or the Dragon Bowl too!
As for drinks, ask for The Goggle Glass (raspberry, brown sugar, lime, soda, strawberry sirup, and mint leaves). The coffee is also delicious and their fresh natural juice come with a huge slice of fruit.
If you are in a rush and are ordering coffee for takeaway, you’ll get it in a cute fashionable bag too!
21. Of fruit bowls in coconut shells: Strawberry fields
Strawberry Fields is a cool place to hang out at if you love good food and good music.
Stop by the corner bar for some amazing cocktails before you have a game of pool with your friends.
You don’t need to worry about their playlist too – music from the ‘80s playing in the background sounds like the tunes John Lennon would listen to.
Although you may spy people enjoying their burgers, you can opt for something healthier.
The fruit bowls are served in coconut shells and the smoothies with fruit slices look simply fantastic!
Make sure to come on Thursday or Friday night – that’s when there’s live music!
22. From farm to table: Eden Cafe (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free options)
At Eden Cafe, you’ll be served healthy and fresh locally-made produce at affordable prices.
The most important thing – they stick to their green philosophy. Nothing is deep fried, palm oil is not used and all the fruit and vegetables are always washed with drinkable mineral water.
You will support the local farmers and reduce carbon footprint just by dining here!
The meals are all beautifully served and vegan options are always marked on the menu. From 7 am to 3 pm, you can taste their outstanding breakfast packages that come with free local loose leaf tea or fresh pressed juice.
One of their highlights is the Vegan Platter, which comes with heavenly spinach frittata!
If you are a matcha tea lover, you have to try the premium matcha green tea from Kyoto. Eden Cafe is one of the few places in Canggu where you can get it.
Another treat worth trying is their Shredded Bali Cacao.
There’s also a healthy menu for the kids!
23. Organic cafe that goes green and keeps fit: Motion Cafe Bali (organic, vegan, gluten-free options)
Just like avocado, this famous Canggu cafe is full of vitamins and highly beneficial for your body and mind.
You can get a huge variety of fresh and organic meals, with vegan, paleo and gluten-free options. All the dishes are rich in vitamins, minerals and combined in a way that your body can absorb them effectively.
As an avid supporter of caring for the environment, Motion cafe uses only glass straws and reusable napkins. They also support local farmers and use organic products whenever possible.
If you want to have a balanced diet but don’t have time to count your calories, you can actually request for your healthy menu to be delivered to your doorstep!
Every week, they put together a fit-and-slim menu with new nutrients omega3, high protein or paleo. All you need to do is make an order online, add in any personal dietary restrictions, and the ingredients for your healthy menu for the week will be delivered to you.
You can even opt for a customized diet – you just need to go for a nutrition consultation session at the cafe, and the staff will help you build a meal plan that suits your body’s needs without giving up the food that you love.
Physical activity is also necessary for a healthy lifestyle. You can even look for their fitness consultant, who can help you create an exercise program for you to achieve your fitness goals!
24. Charming fruit bowls: Cafe Moonlight
It is such a pleasure just to stare at these beautiful fruit desserts at Cafe Moonlight.
Who says that healthy food has to be boring and tasteless? The smoothie bowls and fruit desserts are full of vitamins and taste like heaven! Fruity treats are ideal for breakfast, as healthy snacks or as refreshing desserts.
Try the splendid pancake tower that will brighten up your day.
And for a sweet whimsical touch, Cafe Moonlight also sells flower arrangements and flower baskets, so you can cheer your loved ones up.
Healthy food for your body and beautiful blooming flowers for the soul are keys to happiness!
(Now closed) Where the kids will love to eat healthy: Milk and Madu (healthy food, vegetarian and gluten-free options)
*Currently under renovation due to a recent fire incident