Do you aspire to have your cake and eat it too? If so, Bali is for you! Here you can have your cake and that cake will most likely be raw and vegan. So you’ll be ticking two boxes, one being nourishment and one being yum.
Rise and shine for Alchemy’s cashew yoghurt breakfast bar. Here, you can top your bowl with the island’s freshest fruits and an almond granola that has not left my mind since. Aside from its refreshing brekkies, what makes the Ubud-based eatery different is that it’s 100% raw vegan. Talk about finding a niche and killing it! Or not. It’s obviously cruelty-free. The café is also home to a raw chocolaterie and a store with organic supplements, fresh produce and all-natural beauty and household products.
Alchemy Bali, Jalan Penestanan Klod, Ubud, Bali 80571, Bali, Indonesia, www.alchemybali.com
A blissful motorbike ride from the hustle is The Cashew Tree, where green bowls, tempeh spring rolls and tropical fruits abound. This thoughtful little haven is also family-friendly with a toy stocked play area nestled into the front yard.
The Cashew Tree, Jalan Pantai Bingin, Pecatu, Bali, Indonesia, www.facebook.com/thecashewtreebingin
Have an afternoon to kill? ‘Course you do, you’re on a tropical island. Pay a visit to Bali Buda, one of the island’s cosiest hangouts. The eatery is decked out in cushions, their charming Buda newsletter plus a medley of raw delights like tasty flax pizza, living fruit pie and moist no-bake brownies.
Bali Buda Café, Jl Jembawan #1, Ubud, Mas, Gianyar 80571
Bali, Indonesia, www.balibuda.com
The Seeds of Life is an apothecary of sorts, a place with a smoothie to cure every ailment. And if there’s nothing quite the matter, you’re free to indulge in fare like herb Nutella crêpes, sundried tomato hummus and even their creative raw veg take on lasagne. One tip is to venture to Seeds’ upstairs area for a space of your own.
The Seeds of Life, Jalan Gootama 2, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, www.theseedsoflife.net
Continue your Ubud odyssey and make your way to The Elephant for lunch. Treat your colourful side with their mango and dragonfruit smoothie, raw coconut muesli and lion salad which has “every fresh, naked vegetable we can throw at you.” All this while you enjoy the otherworldly rice terrace vista!
The Elephant, Hotel Taman Indrakila,
Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, www.elephantbali.com
Featured image credited to Alchemy Bali, all other images sourced via respective business Facebook pages