Top 3 Unmissable Vegan Buffets in Ubud

Ubud is a vegan’s paradise. There are so many restaurants offering either fully vegan menus or a good portion of vegan options (pun intended) that you’re truly spoilt for choice. For us, there’s only one thing better than vegan restaurants – vegan buffets. Practically the same price, with more to choose from? Don’t mind if we do.

After some thorough research – by which we mean stuffing our faces at various buffets under the pretence that this was ‘research’ – we’ve narrowed it down to our top 3, in no particular order.

Try not to salivate all over your screen when you check out this article.

#1 Sawobali

Sukma Kesuma 19, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, 80571

Open 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm all week

Get your elasticated trousers on and yourselves down to Sawobali. As vegan buffets go, this is one of the best.

Vegetable noodles, fried aubergine (eggplant to the Americans out there), and marinated tofu are just some of the dishes on the menu here. A personal favourite was the tofu curry which was swimming in flavour – chef’s kiss.

 If you’ve got room for dessert (let’s be honest – who doesn’t?) there’s a selection of traditional ones to choose from. 

And the best part?  It’s all you can eat and for the affordable cost of 50k IDR (3 euros) per person.

Simply hand over the cash beforehand and you’ve got an hour to pile up your plate as many times as you want. Heads up – it’s a cash only establishment. 

And it doesn’t stop there. The a la carte menu includes smoothies, juices, ice cream, as well as huge cakes that Bruce Bogtrotter himself would struggle to finish and all for a reasonable price. If you’ve got a major sweet tooth like us then give the peanut butter cheesecake a try – only 25k for a slice, or 35k with a scoop of ice-cream (1,50 euro/2,15 euro).

The listed opening times for Sawobali’s vary depending on where you look. When we visited in May 2023 doors opened at 12:00 pm and closed at 8:00 pm.

#2 9 Angels Warung

10 Jalan Hanoman, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Open 10:00 am to 8:00 pm all week

The food is the kind that your grandma would make – a bunch of TLC thrown into the mix alongside all of the locally sourced ingredients. It was the homey atmosphere of 9 Angels Warung which bumped other potential places off our list.

Simply grab a plate and help yourself to the selection of dishes to choose from, including lots of vegan curries. We’d suggest giving the roasted pumpkin a try if it’s available.

When you’re done, wash up your plate and leave your cash in a jar. You’ll need to do a little bit of math as the price for a serving differs depending on what you’re eating.

It’s worth mentioning that 9 Angels is tucked away at the edge of a narrow, paved street. Keep an eye out for the signs and you’ll find it easy enough.

#3 Warung Green

Jl. A.A. Gede Rai, Lodtunduh, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571

Open 10:00 am to 10:00 pm all week

We lost count of the number of times we went here. Three words. 15k ice-cream. You won’t be disappointed. We were in Ubud during the hotter months and could’ve eaten this by the gallon if given half the chance.

The set-up is similar to 9 Angels: get a plate, dish up, calculate how much your meal comes to and then leave the cash at the front. Prices are per scoop and range from 5k to 7k (0,3 – 0,4 euros).

Savoury wise, you’ll find a bunch of tofu and tempeh-based dishes to choose from as well as vegetable dishes too. You can’t leave without trying the tofu dumplings or samosa. At 7k for one serving – it would be rude not to.

If you’ve got room left, there’s a selection of cakes available at around 12k (0,70 euros) a slice. If you don’t have room, then you can help yourself to a handy takeaway box, and save it for later (we admire your self-restraint). The cheap coffee (5k for a mug) and kombucha (7k) make Warung Green a nice and cosy study spot too, and without any patchy wifi to worry about.

Food For Thought

Ok, we’ll stop with the food puns now. But seriously, if this read hasn’t made you hungry then we don’t know what will because we’re hungry just writing about it.

If you know other vegan buffets that you think deserve a spot on our list then let us know – any excuse for us to gorge at a buffet is welcome. In the meantime, happy eating! You can thank us later. 

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