Habitat Café is a cosy and laidback dining spot in Ubud where you can drop in throughout the day to enjoy a range of pan-Asian cuisine, be it on your walks down the shopping street of Jalan Wenara Wana (aka Jalan Monkey Forest), or during your visit to the famous monkey forest landmark, just a few steps away. The dishes pretty much draw inspiration from Asian favourites, with the likes of traditional pad Thai flat noodles, Vietnamese pho, spring rolls and nam nachos on the menu. You can choose a table indoors, or out on the veranda for alfresco settings with street views.
The cafe is open for breakfast, making it a great alternative for starting your day in Bali’s so-called artistic and cultural heartland. This is true if you’re staying at any of the many hotels and guesthouses just up the connecting street along Jalan Hanoman. Habitat Café’s design approach is to offer diners relaxing spaces, which it conveys through its use of terracotta, wood and bamboo elements, as evident in its all-bamboo-roofed terrace.
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- Romantic Aristocat Evening Cruise with 5-Course Dinner
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Besides offering its own takes on Asian favourites, those leading a health-conscious lifestyle can find great selections in Habitat Café’s healthy bowls. These include varieties of its Ubud Bowls for breakfasts – Vegan Red, Sexy Green and Vegan Banana Split smoothie bowls, each prepared with a different combination of tropical fruits and coconut milk (IDR 58,000 or USD 4 per serving). Healthy drinks include the traditional local herbal concoction of turmeric and tamarind or brown sugar, known as Jamu, available for IDR 20,000 (USD 1.50) a glass.
Meat-eaters aren’t left behind, and you can find quite filling, meaty treats for lunch. Try the Vietnamese Bánh mì breads, stuffed with your choice of either black peppered grilled chicken (IDR 70,000 or USD 5), honey-glazed roast pork belly (IDR 75,000 or USD 6.50), or cured salmon in lemon (IDR 79,000 or USD 6). For something western, there’s Habitat’s wholesome beef burger using premium, medium-cooked patty, with romaine, bacon strips, caramelized onions, cheese and tangy mayonnaise (IDR 80,000). If you’re up for some local fare, try the Ubud Fried Rice (IDR 49,000) with egg-carrot fry, green beans, dried shrimp, red cabbage, and the unmissable sides of prawn crackers and pickled vegetables, which can also be added with the black pepper chicken or roast pork at additional cost.
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 22:00
- Location: Jalan Wenara Wana (Ubud Monkey Forest Road) No.88x, Padangtegal, Ubud
- Tel: +62 (0)361 971 633
- Website: http://www.facebook.com/habitatubud/