Daily from 8am -11pm
- Disabled Access
- Awesome View
- Alfresco Dining
About Cafe Lotus
Cafe Lotus is a well known restaurant in Ubud-Bali, Indonesia. We are serving an Indonesian, western or international cuisine.
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 35 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 ambience 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. On evenings – except Fridays – there is a regular programme of Balinese folklore, and at times you can watch young dancers and musicians in practice or even chance upon one of the many temple ceremonies in progress. 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.
We really enjoyed our night and would certainly have gone back if we were staying longer.
I loved everything about my experience at Cafe Lotus. The atmosphere is unbeatable - beautiful lotus pond, a temple all lit up, traditional seating - awesome. I had shrimp curry and it was PERFECT. I wish I could eat it again right now. I loved the dance show, too, although I was jetlagged and got sleepy. I will definitely be back on my next trip to Bali.
Cadre très agréable Personnel accueillant et sens du service Service rapide
El entorno es muy bonito y genial para disfrutar de un espectáculo de folklore balinés. Sin embargo, no me gustó la comida indonesia que probamos y me pareció bastante caro.
Great location & if book get on edge of water lily filled ponds in front of the Royal Palace. Staff seemed a little hardened- perhaps after many tourists being disrespectful?? Food always good. Bintangs & Lemon Squash cold! A Bali must...
Normal food but high price. We went there to see balinese dance but it’s a little far and there was a caos so we didn’t listen too much. It could improve!
The view from the table was bad, even with front row view. It was way too far to see anything. The food was average for the price. The cocktails were not made well and poured very stingy. Overall, wouldn't recommend to do the show and dinner together.
The salmon terrine was to die for! All of the food was delicious and the setting with the temple in the background was amazing. Very disappointed though, that the show was cancelled at the last minute so we missed out as it was our last night in Bali.
The food was good, but the service was so unfriendly, bordering on crusty. It was disappointing that our “front table” was so far away from the actual temple performance. I would skip the dinner/performance and just go to the show.
Great atmosphere and the staff and service are great- really enjoyed the food!
Cafe Lotus is one of my go-to must visit places in Ubud! The atmosphere is wonderful, with tables nestled into the beautiful garden that stretches way back away from the road, so it feels like a little tropical paradise. The food and service are fabulous, too.
We visited Cafe Lotus for my mother's 70th birthday. The staff made us feel very special even bringing cake and singing"happy birthday" A great evening!
Wonderful, quick service and delicious food. The view of the temple and lotus is fantastic. Quite serene!
We had the fish- ricetable. High qualitiy of the fish, a lot of variety. We were sitting at the low tables, so we had a good view on the balinese dancing performance. Nice combination!