Cafe Wayan Ubud

We stumbled upon Cafe Wayan when we walked along Monkey Forest Road in Ubud. From the outside, all I could see was a small bakery. My friend brought up that this cafe was mentioned in Eat Pray Love. As we entered the cafe, it felt like we entered a different place. It was like a cafe in the middle of a forest. There are plenty of seats, but it feels private. You may choose if you’d like a table-and-chair setting, or sit-on-floor setting (or usually referred to as lesehan). We settled for the lesehan style.

Cafe Wayan Lesehan Seat
Lesehan seat
Cafe Wayan Table and Chair
Table-and-chair style
Cafe Wayan romantic dinner
Great spot for romantic dinner

Cafe Wayan was officially opened in 1986. The cafe now serves Indonesian food, Thai food, Italian food, steaks, desserts, and even cocktails and wines. On Sunday evening, they serve traditional Balinese buffet. The owners, Ibu Wayan and Pak Ketut (Wayan’s husband), have expanded their business widely. They have cooking classes, cultural workshops, boutique hotels, spas, sister restaurant Laka Leke near Monkey Forest Temple. They also have boutique hotels in Gili Trawangan, Lombok. I am surely interested in cooking classes and boutique hotels!

The toilet in Cafe Wayan is nicely decorated and clean. If you need a direction to the toilet, just look at the ground, on which the directions are nicely painted. We explored the cafe, going deep inside to capture photographs. We were met with a pond with frog statues. There are also some stone arcs which make good background for portraits.

Cafe Wayan direction to toilet
Direction to toilet
Cafe Wayan Pond with frog statues
Pond with frog statues
Cafe Wayan - Stairs with Buddha statue
Stairs with Buddha statue
Cafe Wayan
Self portrait
Cafe Wayan - stone arc
Portrait with stone arc

As for the food, two of my friends ordered Nasi Campur and Seafood Termidor, while the rest of us ordered coconuts for share. I made an effort to document the menu, you may find it below. Speaking of price, it was not a budget cafe, it was more of a mid-range budget cafe. I didn’t eat the food, I couldn’t comment on the taste. I think I need to go back there to really eat if I visit Ubud again.

Nasi Campur
Nasi Campur
Cafe Wayan Menu - Seafood Termidor
Seafood Termidor
Cafe Wayan Menu - Coconut
Coconut (from my Snapchat)
Cafe Wayan - group photo
Group photo!
Cafe Wayan Menu - Intro
Cafe Wayan Menu – Intro
Cafe Wayan Menu - Breakfast
Cafe Wayan Menu – Breakfast
Cafe Wayan Menu - Beverage (1)
Cafe Wayan Menu – Beverage (1)
Cafe Wayan Menu - Beverage (2)
Cafe Wayan Menu – Beverage (2)
Cafe Wayan Menu - Cocktails
Cafe Wayan Menu – Cocktails
Cafe Wayan Menu - Wines
Cafe Wayan Menu – Wines
Cafe Wayan Menu - Appetizers
Cafe Wayan Menu – Appetizers
Cafe Wayan Menu - Desserts
Cafe Wayan Menu – Desserts
Cafe Wayan Menu - Pastas, Pizzas
Cafe Wayan Menu – Pastas, Pizzas
Cafe Wayan Menu - Steaks, Kids
Cafe Wayan Menu – Steaks, Kids
Cafe Wayan Menu - European, Thai
Cafe Wayan Menu – European, Thai
Cafe Wayan Menu - Seafood
Cafe Wayan Menu – Seafood
Cafe Wayan Menu - Sunday Buffet
Cafe Wayan Menu – Sunday Buffet
Cafe Wayan Menu - Indo, Vegetarians
Cafe Wayan Menu – Indo, Vegetarians
Cafe Wayan Menu - Indonesians
Cafe Wayan Menu – Indonesians

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