The Best Cafe In Ubud
Located on Ubud’s bustling Main Road (Jalan Raya), between Ubud Palace and Museum Puri Lukisan, Cafe Lotus has been an institution ever since it opened its doors in 1983. The atmosphere of the town may have undergone changes but the tradition of Balinese hospitality has been maintained.
Over the past 37 years the restaurant has been welcoming guests from all over the world; some have been visiting us on a regular basis, even several times during their stays. It is a custom we appreciate and it represents a continuous challenge for us.
The setting of Cafe Lotus is unique – even by Balinese standards: a large Lotus pond framed by ancient lowering Kamboja (magnolia) trees and, our most recent addition, an exhibit of several dozens of blooming orchid plants. One of Ubud’s main temple complexes, Pura Taman Kemuda Saraswati, completes the scenery; the ambiance is simply magical – especially during twilight hours and in the evenings.
Cafe Lotus has become on of Ubud’s landmarks, an oasis in a busy environment and even more so a centre of Balinese of culture. The restaurant comes highly recommended by guidebooks worldwide and it deserves to be included on your next visit to Bali. Contrary information in some guide books we are a full-service restaurant and not just a nice place “pour rendre un verre” (to have a drink); while we certainly welcome all, preferential seating is reserved for dinner guests after 6.30pm.