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The best Vegan Restaurants and Cafés in Bali for Low Budget
If you are looking for vegan food in Bali, you will find EVERYTHING. Especially in the touristic places Ubud, Canggu and Uluwatu, there are plant-based milk alternatives in every café, you will find vegan pizzas, cakes, smoothies bowls and and and... I could continue the list forever. In short: Bali is a paradise when it comes to vegan food. However, many restaurants are very expensive and if you are not careful, you can leave a lot of money in Bali.
I want to show you that Bali does not have to be expensive and there are also really good local restaurants that offer vegan food.
Below I have listed all the restaurants and cafes that offer cheap, delicious, vegan food.
For the exact locations, you can click on the name, which will take you to Google Maps. Additionally, you will find a map with all restaurants below.
The Stop Makan Yuk is my absolute favorite warung in Uluwatu! Here you always meet locals and you'll get an authentic Indonesian buffet with many vegan options. You can choose between regular rice and coconut rice. The latter you should definitely try, it is cooked in coconut milk and is therefore really creamy and just delicious. Per plate you pay about one euro, juices are also very cheap.
The Warung Local is located in Canggu and in Uluwatu. In the Uluwatu branch there is even a café integrated, which offers good coffee and cake. In addition, there is an air-conditioned area. The Nasi Campur here is a little more expensive than in other warungs, but therefore the atmosphere is a little more chic. You can choose between red, yellow and white rice or noodles and fried potatoes. You can either choose a menu with 4 side dishes, which you can choose yourself, or you can put together your own plate and pay according to the ingredients. There are many vegan options, my absolute favorite being the tempeh skewers! If you're not in the mood for Nasi Campur, you can also find other Indonesian classics like Nasi Goreng and Gado Gado.
Warung Solo Via is a good place to go for cheap Nasi Campur. Here you can find some vegan options like crispy tempeh, tofu and vegetables. The only downside is that you shouldn't be too sensitive to noise, as it's located on a noisy main street.
Three Steps Coffee is a western café, but you can get a good breakfast with healthy vegan options and coffee with plant-based milk alternatives. It's also a great place if you need to work on your laptop.
If you're in the mood for falafel, pide and baklava, Yaprak is your place to go. Everything is freshly prepared, tasty and cheap. A falafel sandwich costs about 40 k / 2,50 €.
At Warung Bunana you can take a little trip to Malaysia. Here you can get really delicious Roti Canai. It's not quite as cheap as the Malaysian breakfast classic, but still more than delicious.
The small warung is run by a lovely old lady who cooks insanely good food! Here you can get really tasty Nasi Campur (Indonesian buffet) for 30 k / 1,80 €. The warung closes at 5pm, so it's best to come here for lunch or early dinner.
Here you can probably find the most authentic and delicious Thai food in all of Bali. You feel as if you were sitting in the living room of the owner himself and you get immortalized directly on a photo wall to thank the visit. Costs per dish about 30 k / 1,80 €.
The Warung Local is located in Canggu and in Uluwatu. The Nasi Campur here is a little more expensive than in other warungs, but the atmosphere is a little more chic. As a base you can choose between red, yellow and white rice or you can decide for noodles and fried potatoes. You can either choose a menu with 4 side dishes, which you can choose yourself, or you can put together your own plate and pay according to the ingredients. There are many vegan options, my absolute favorite being the tempeh skewers! If you're not in the mood for Nasi Campur, you can also find other Indonesian classics like Nasi Goreng and Gado Gado.
Varuna is a well-known address near the beach. Here you will also find delicious Nasi Campur with a lot of vegan choices.
Here you can get the dish Lotek at a stall called Warkop for 12 k / about 1,40 €. It is similar to Gado Gado and consists of sticky rice cake, tofu, vegetables, sweet and spicy peanut sauce and lots of rice crackers - you should definitely try it!
At Warung Batan Cempaka you always meet many locals, which is a good sign for affordable, local food. Here you can get delicious Gado Gado, Nasi Goreng and the best watermelon juice. The Nasi Goreng is not on the menu in a vegan version, but you can still ask for "Nasi Goreng Vegetarian" - which comes with fried tempeh instead of egg. For a dish with a freshly squeezed juice, we paid about 25 k / 1, 50 € per person.
The night market near Ubud is a great address if you are looking for authentic food for low budget. Here you will hardly meet any tourists and you can feast on all sorts of Indonesian street food. We enjoyed eating at the following stalls:
Warung Sayan Sayang: Tempeh Bakar (Tempeh BBQ)
Martabak Bang Niko: Terang Bulan (steamed, vegetarian pancake)
Caca Jinggo: Tipat Santok
Warung Gibah: Gado Gado
If you are really hungry, you should go to Sawobali. They have a vegan and gluten-free buffet. They have soup, salad, different curries, rice, potatoes and even delicious desserts. You get water for free. All you can eat buffet costs 50 k / 3 € per person.
The best Vegan Restaurants in Sidemen, Lemukih & Munduk
Here you can get really tasty tempeh saté and vegetable tofu curry. On top of that, the owners are totally friendly and you can sit in a relaxed garden atmosphere.
We didn't try the food, but the view high up in the mountains was compelling enough. I'd say the photo above speaks for itself 🙂
The Warung Fiji in Lemukih is definitely worth a visit, even if it's just for a coconut. The food is very simple, but the view is even more convincing. You sit high up with a direct view into green rice fields and mountains full of jungle. It's the perfect stop for a rest on the way back from Sekumpul waterfall.
In Munduk you can drink coffee in the middle of the jungle with a view of a waterfall. Even if this sounds like the tourist action par excellence, the café was almost empty during our visit and is apparently still relatively unknown.
How to get there: Park your scooter at the small warung on the main road above and follow the sign in the direction of the jungle for about 10 minutes on foot.
Be sure to stop by when you're in Munduk and try the fresh strawberry juice, it's divine!