There are many cafes in Penestanan offering a variety of international and local cuisines.
• All the houses at Devi’s Place are equipped with teabags, Bali coffee, sugar and milk in their kitchens. Balinese drink their coffee in a glass – one teaspoon of coffee powder, one teaspoon palm sugar and add boiling water. Let it settle, sip and enjoy! We have a supply of organic Bali coffee powder for sale by the packet, which Ketut sources in West Bali.
• If your booking includes breakfast – it will be served on your terrace each morning by our staff, after 8.30 am when the staff see you are up and about. Just let us know if you need an earlier service. Our light tropical breakfast includes fresh fruit salad, wholemeal toast with butter and jam, and tea/coffee. Cooked breakfast is available for all guests if requested in advance: refer to our menu in your house for details and prices.
• As many of our guests like to cook at home, each house is equipped with crockery, cutlery, glassware, a selection of pots, frypan and mixing bowls and cooking implements. A toaster, blender, kettle, coffee press, 2 burner gas cooker and electric blender and toaster are also provided.
• There is an excellent fruit shop just 5 minutes from our gate. Turn left at our front gate, proceed 50 meters and then take the first road on the right. The fruit shop is a few doors along, on the right hand side. Bintang Supermarket is also nearby, large and well stocked for the needs of guests should you wish to prepare your own meals – see our map for directions. You may need to take a car or bike to bring your provisions home. There are also smaller grocery stores and specialist health food establishments in our Penestanan Village such as Alchemy and Sari Organic – where you can buy your own organic foodstuffs, salads, coconut yoghurt, nut milks etc. A short 10 minutes stroll through the rice-fields behind Devi’s Place takes you to Moksa Cafe, where there is a farmers market on Saturday and Tuesday 9am – 2pm. Fruit, veges and several interesting stalls there.
• The nearest cafe for expresso coffee is Kopi Desa, turn left at our front gate, pass straight through the first intersection and you will see it 100 meters on the right hand side.
• In Ubud we have several good health food stores – such as Bali Buda, and Down to Earth. They have supplies as well as home cooked food items. Bali Buda has a healthy menu and do deliver to Devi’s Place. If there is not a menu in your house, there will be one at the office or online.
• Most cafes will deliver, and we have a variety of menus in our office, as well as some your cottage. The staff can order for you and arrange delivery to your cottage, as it is tricky to give directions.
- There are many cafes in Penestanan – offering a mix of international and local styles. Vegetarian options are readily available, and you will find that dining out is relatively inexpensive for tourists. Balinese people are famous for their friendly, relaxed nature – eating is semi-outdoors and very informal.
- Many of the small local village shops (warungs) also serve home-cooked food, and if you are an early riser, you can find delicious snacks such as fried bananas and hot rice cakes with palm sugar and coconut sauce early in the morning, close to Devi’s Place. You do have to be there by 6.15 am however!
- The closest restaurant to Devi’s Place is Moksa, a 7 minute walk out our back gate and through the rice-fields. Outstanding vegetarian food is available there. Kopi Desa and Cafe Vespa are a 10 and 15 minute stroll through the village – turn left at our front gate and walk straight ahead. For Cupit and many other cafes in the more touristy area of Penestanan, turn left our gate, right at the first intersection, and left again – the road takes you down a gully and in the busier part of Penestanan.
- We have a local village pizza shop called D’Bale which offers free delivery and cheap organic produce.
- There are also many good eating places tucked away in Penestanan Kaja, accessible only by walking paths or motorbike. These are well worth a visit, are popular with tourists and are a little off the beaten track. Their names are Banana Leaf Cafe, and Made’s Warung, Lala Lili, Ubud Heaven and Yellow Flower. They are close to the Intuitive Flow Yoga Center. To reach this area from Devi’s Place is 5 minutes by motorbike or 15 minutes walking. Turn left at our front gate and pass through the first intersection. At the second intersection turn right. You will find that the road goes down under overhanging trees to a bridge – and then becomes a concrete path suitable for walking or motor-scooters. It’s a delightful walk and the cafes are all charming and lovely.
- If you are coming from Ubud on foot, you can also access this area by the Campuhan Steps. Coming west from Ubud down the hill, over the bridge do not take the sharp first left hand turn up to Penestanan Village, but continue on the main road for another 100 meters. There on your left you will see a lot of signs and a large flight of steps. The cafes are all close to the top of the Campuhan Steps.
- There are many unique restaurants in Ubud, and our guests often like to breakfast out. We recommend Indus (past Bintang Supermarket on the right side) for a terrace breakfast facing the sunrise and morning views of Mt Agung. Or try Four Seasons, Sayan House, Amandari, Samaya or Alila on the Sayan ridge for a special breakfast occasion, with spectacular views of the Ayung river valley. Although is difficult to choose from the hundreds of unique restaurants and cafes in Ubud, here are some of our recommendations:
• Healthy Dining: Moksa, Pacha Mama, The Elephant, Yoga Barn, Kafe, Clear, Soma, Juice Ja, Alchemy, Kismet, Sage, Zest
• On a Budget: Lala Lili, Yellow Flower, Lada Warung, Bubu Warung, Prima Warung
• Mid-range: Ryoshi, The Elephant, Dumbo, Casa Luna, Cafe Wayan, Bayu’s Kitchen, Banana Leaf, Tutmak
• Dinner and Balinese Dance: Laka Leke
• Special Occasion: Bridges, Hujan, Terazzo, Uma Cucina, Il Giardino, Indus, Arma, Three Monkeys, Sayan House, Samaya
• Pizza: Mamma Mia, Pizza Bagus