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The 10 Best Specialty Coffee Shops in Ubud, Bali

Ubud / Bali /Indonesia

Bali’s vibrant coffee culture offers unique and inspiring experiences. Art is part of Balinese traditional life. More than 90% of Bali’s population practises Hinduism. They believe that gods and goddesses exist in the elements of nature. The spirit world and the human world, as most Balinese believe, interact constantly. By preparing food and drinks mindfully, Balinese people are blessing the things they interact with.

Bali is a coffee-producing island. It’s not too long ago that coffee beans from Bali were sold exclusively to the Japanese market. The mountain region Kintamani on Bali’s northeastern side is the island’s main coffee growing region. The nearby Gunung Agung, one of several volcanic mountains in the center of the island, provides its surroundings with fresh, mineral-rich and fertile soil.

There are outstanding coffee shops in Ubud. Many of them are also roasting the best beans of the island. We are happy to present you our favorite spots. All of them not only serve exceptionally coffee drinks full of flavour, but they are also inspiring places to visit.

Seniman Coffee Studio

  • Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-10pm
  • Address: Seniman Coffee Studio, Jl. Sriwedari No. 5, 80571 Ubud
  • Website: http://www.senimancoffee.com/
  • Phone: 0062 812 3607 6640
  • @senimancoffee

Seniman is a spacious and beautifully designed coffee shop in the center of Ubud. The team offers a wide variety of flavourful syphon, pour-over, Chemex and Aeropress brews made with single-origin coffee beans from Indonesia, Africa and South and Central America. They truly celebrate their relationships with various coffee growers around the world. Seniman is a common Indonesian word and means artist. The atmosphere of this coffee-shop speak for itself. They not only have an artisan approach to coffee preparation and consumption, but also the place is filled with inspiring, modern and environmentally responsible designed elements. The coffee drinks are served on handmade wooden trays with four slots: Three of them are for the coffee cup, the water and the filter. And there is one more slot for a small homemade cookie. The water is served in a recycled jar.

Made in Ubud

This coffee shop and roastery is a little bit further away from the center of Ubud, but trust us, their flavourful brews are worth the ride! It’s one of the best places for coffee-lovers in the area. Made in Ubud has a spacious, comfy sitting area with fascinating views over rice fields. It’s a place full of joy and positivity featuring bright colours, natural materials and unique art. They prepare their coffees with the V60 for manual brewing and ROK- presso for Espresso based coffee.

Anomali Coffee

Anomali Coffee is a small Indonesian chain and one of the country’s leading coffee roasters specializing in serving Arabica selections from all over Indonesia. The coffee drinks are prepared with several different brewing procedures. The branch in Ubud is located next to a busy farmer market. It’s a peaceful and inviting coffee-shop, where the baristas remember your name. Anomali Coffee got it all. They serve  amazing coffee, an interesting minimalist, industrial-interior design, a cozy terrace and a good vibes all day and everyday.

Ubud Coffee Roastery

Located on a quiet side street, this small coffee shop serves locally sourced Kintamani coffee. The beans are freshly roasted on the premises. It’s a bright coffee shop with big windows and a simple wooden interior. The choice of the materials and the earthy colours reflect the coffee shop’s core values: Nature, simplicity and authenticity. The coffee drinks are excellent and the atmosphere is quiet, relaxed and peaceful.

View inside of Ubud coffee roaster
Ubud coffee roastery

 

Monkey Cave Espresso Ubud

What a lovely small coffee shop and real hidden gem! Located next to Ubud’s famous Monkey Forest, this place lives up to its name. If you come here early in the morning, you will see monkeys. Many of them are close-by, moving and hanging around. The Monkey Cave serves up some of the best Espresso drinks in Ubud. The Baristas are very friendly and because of them, the atmosphere is happy, relaxed and welcoming.

Juria House Cafe

  •  Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun closed
  • Address: Juria House Cafe, Jl. Sugriwa No. 3, Banjar Padang Tegal, 80571 Ubud
  • Website: https://www.facebook.com/juriahousecafe/
  • Phone: 0062 812 3824 6402
  • @juriahousecafe

Juria House is a small, charming coffee spot that offers an unusual, local coffee experience serving coffee that is made only from one particular legendary old coffee-plant variety: the Typica species of Arabica coffee called Juria.

This coffee shop is very interesting and looks like somebody’s private room. The owner is originally from Japan. His name is Ryuichi Hirakawa. Stop by in for a delicious cup of coffee and get to know him and his inspiring story!

Arak Coffee

Arak is a small family-run coffee shop and roastery, which also has its own plantation. It’s a great place to meet local coffee lovers. The coffee shop has a nice terrace with beautifully handcrafted wooden tables and chairs overlooking a lively street. Here you can sit outside, sip delicious coffee while soaking up the inspiring atmosphere if this neighborhood.

Retreat Café @ Ubud Yoga Centre

What about enjoying a cup of coffee within one of the world’s most popular cultural, art, yoga, and food destinations? Here is an inspiring oasis of tranquility consisting of a yoga centre, a paiste gong centre, a kids centre and a coffee shop. It’s only a 5 minute drive away from the center of Ubud. It’s a perfect place to refresh, relax and unwind with excellent coffee. The building, which covered with a layer of grass, was designed by Popo Danes, a prominent and international award-winning architect and environmentalist.

F.R.E.A.K. Coffee

What differentiates F.R.E.A.K. form other coffee shops? F.R.E.A.K. stands for Fresh Roasted ‘Enak’ Arabica from Kintamani region. Their coffee beans come from a small local plantation in Kintamani that cultivates some of the finest organic, shade-grown beans. They roast every single day and only serve coffee that had been roasted within the past 24 hours.  F.R.E.A.K. also serves soy cappuccino and  various raw and vegan snacks including cakes, granola bowls, fruits and more. In doing so, they only use natural, local coconut palm sugar. A percentage of the profits from the business  is used to support community projects in the Kintamani region.

Freak coffee, view on counter
Freak coffee in Ubud

Balistar Coffee

Balistar is a small, cozy coffee & souvenirs shop located in the center of Ubud. With delicious coffee and treats, it’s a fantastic spot to take a break and chill for a while. They roast their own beans on site and keep the coffee roaster behind the window right next to the entrance. You can actually smell the delicious aroma of freshly roasted coffee when walking down the street. Love is in the air 🙂

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