Uluwatu is the southernmost part of Bali known for its impeccable surf scene and chill lifestyle (you can find my Ultimate Uluwatu Beach Guide here). Every restaurant I dined at had a homey, refreshing and welcoming vibe . I absolutely loved my time in Uluwatu while traveling in Bali, and I hope this guide enhances your trip there as well.
Ours has a nice cozy vibe and a menu with plenty of different options.
I got the vegan bowl, which satisfied every craving I had with beans, avocado, toast, tofu, mushrooms, spinach and potatoes. I barely left room for dessert since it was so filling, yet I never disappoint myself when it comes for squeezing some sweets in. I had the fruit salad, which ended the meal perfectly. The next day, I craved some pancakes.
Their vegan pancakes lived up to every expectation I had. The fruit sauce that covered the whole pancake was so tasty, I was scraping my plate to get every last bite. Along with the pancakes, I had their banana protein smoothie. Let’s just say, I left the restaurant very full and very content both days.
You can't really go wrong here. Especially if you order the hummus plate. It's been quoted to be the "best item on the menu." Definitely try for yourself.
I stayed near Bingin Beach for a few nights, and The Cashew Tree was such a delight. Since it was walking distance from my villa, I went for breakfast and dinner. As a new “flexitarian”, I appreciated their tofu scramble since it was so flavorful and put a new spin on a classic dish.
I am also obsessed with hash browns, so the fact they snuck in the potatoes between the bread was sensational really. Then, at night, The Cashew Tree was bumping with live music creating a lovely evening vibe. They have a great drinks menu with options to split pitchers with friends.
In addition to their great food and atmosphere, they also have a chic shop with cute clothes and accessories. If you’re in the area, I highly recommend dining here.
Bingin Beach’s hidden gem. You can spend all day at Bingin Beach relaxing and/or surfing, and then step right into Kelly’s Warung for a delightful bite to eat. I went here twice since it was so good.
I didn’t know I needed the cauliflower bites until I tasted one, and those were probably my favorite thing I’d eaten in a while. The falafel wrap and tofu poke bowl were just as great. You can’t go wrong here. Leave your stuff at the beach, go for a bite to eat, and then head back to the ocean!
On my way back from Nyang Nyang Beach, I made sure I stopped at Nourish. Immediately, I loved the coziness and welcoming vibe. The vibe was so cozy that I spent lots of time hanging there and writing in my journal.
I indulged in their vegan jackfruit tacos and the cauliflower popcorn. The menu has lots of nice options for vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
They even had some desserts that made my mouth-water like their coconut caramel cheesecake, but unfortunately I didn’t save room. If you end up going there, indulge in some dessert. Then you will have to tell me how it is.
The perfect spot after getting a lovely massage at Laniakea Spa right next door. This place had so much on their menu, I wanted to try it all. In the end, I got their vegan burger.
With avocado, vegan mayo, a sunflower bun and a delicious patty, it may just make the top of my list of favorite vegan burgers I’ve had to date!
Also, it came with sweet potato fries, which are my kryptonite. My friend got the falafel bowl, which also looked super appetizing.
You can’t go wrong here.
This restaurant doubles as a small grocery store where you can buy snacks.
I enjoyed the root veggie stack with tofu on top because it sounded interesting, and interesting it was indeed. It was a nice combination of flavors and something I hadn’t really tried before.
To finish off my meal, I bought a few protein bites from the grocery store as a snack for later. In all honestly, they weren’t up to my standards of protein balls — I have high expectations for these since I love making them at home.
However, they did do the job of holding me over until dinner. I would love to go back and try out more of the menu. For an added bonus, their menu is on a newspaper that you can take home with you and it talks about their eco-friendly efforts. A nice read while you’re eating.
Drifter is a surfer’s paradise — so clearly, I didn’t fit in.
I did, however, enjoy browsing their surf shop and ~pretending~ like I am a surfer chick. They are super eco-friendly as well. They even allowed me to fill up my reusable water bottle, which I appreciated since my AirBnB did not have any free filtered water.
They also had an expansive menu with so many different options for whatever you are in the mood for. Because I’m on an alternative burger kick, I tried the halloumi burger, which came with sweet potato fries and sunflower seed slaw.
The wait staff are super friendly and attentive. Normally I am waiting on a check for ages here in Bali, but they were quick to attend to my every need.
I hope you get to indulge in the deliciousness the Uluwatu restaurants have to offer during your trip to Bali.