Alchemy

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57 Penestanan Klod, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, 80571

Raw food cafe and juice bar, all-vegan except for honey. Sells organic produce, raw chocolate and desserts, raw vegan ice cream and snacks. Also a colonic hydrotherapy clinic. Open Mon-Sun 7:00am-9:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Organic, Raw, Western, Juice bar, Take-out, Honey

45 Reviews

First Review by ggwyn

Prices too high, atmosphere is cold - Edit

This place is overrated. Prices too high, staff dont pay attention, forget to serve things, atmosphere is cold. Everyone is watching his/her laptop...too hipsterlike. You don't feel relaxed here.
Food however is yummy.

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LOVE this place! - Edit

This is a little gem of a place in crazy busy Ubud. The decor and vibe is lovely and the staff are nice. My husband and I went there almost every morning while in Ubud to enjoy their smoothies (my fav is the peaches n cream) and their generous smoothie bowls (the chocolate and caramel sauce is sooo good!). We tried their raw pizza and summer rolls and even tho it was delicious, we think the value for your money is much better when you order fruit. They’re coffee is good, matcha latte and turmeric latte are just ok. Oh and the granola they sell is so good! I am heading back to Ubud tomorrow and can’t wait to enjoy an other delicious smoothie bowl, yummm.

Pros: Lovely and clean venue, Really good vibe, Amazing smoothie bowls!

Cons: The cushions could be changed

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deliciously raw - Edit

All raw vegan cafe. The smootie bowls are fantastic. Definitely recommend !

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Raw Food in Ubud - Edit

Alchemy has a large raw, vegan menu. We went there for dinner and breakfast during our stay in Ubud, as it was very close to where we were staying. The place is big.

We tried the Caesar salad, spinach mushroom quiche, and Aloha pizza as well as some smoothies. The salad was very fresh and delicious. The pizza and quiche were okay, but not amazing. The smoothies were tasty. They offer a salad bar and breakfast bar.

We got the smoothie bowls for breakfast, where you can choose a smoothie, fruits, and toppings. The servings of fruit were very generous, although it would be nice to be able to choose more toppings.

Overall, it's a nice place, but a bit expensive and there are some better options nearby.

Pros: Nice drinks, Lots of options

Cons: A bit overpriced

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best of the best - Edit

This place is my absolute favourite. Really yummy food. Everything in the menu is just delicious.

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slightly limited menu - Edit

When we visited they didn’t have half of the things listed as ‘mains’ on the menu. Having said that the food was had was very tasty. They have a large selection of sweet treats to eat as well. I found the layout a bit cavernous-I prefer more intimate restaurants.

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Mega extra expensive - Edit

No! Unfortunately I cannot say many positive things about this place. It is a raw food restaurant set in a white aseptic décor (great aesthetics but no soul), sprinkled with Westerners working at their computer or looking at their phones. So far so good. The worst was that the portions are incredible small. The make-it-yourself salad (which they will make for you instead) was kind of empty, four leaves of greens and 4 small toppings (the maximum you are allowed to take before you pay extra) and one dressing (by the way nearly all the dressings contain honey so if you are vegan you are not left with lots of choices). I was so disappointed especially for the price I paid. In Ubud you can find much better choices both vegan and raw, like The Seeds of life, which is a bit cheaper with much more generous portions (the salads there are huge and tasty and filling). Here they also have a shop where they sell healthy/yoga/spiritual related products which are more expensive than the ones you find in Europe. Shameful. I mean some incense sticks for the equivalent of 5 euros?? Where were they made? If you go to any other place you can get them for 50 cents. It’s the capitalization of health and spirituality, which should be accessible to everyone but here the only person who is benefiting heavily from it is the owner who opened a business in Bali and applied Western prices to it. Smart maybe but not ethical. The quality was good but it doesn’t make up for the lack of ethics displayed by this place.



Updated from previous review on 2018-03-05

Pros: Small salads for the price you pay, Too expensive, Lacks authenticity and soul

Cons: Good desserts

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go for the salad - Edit

Delicious raw organic salad bar with lots of choices. My favourite is the sesame miso dressing.

Confused by several reviewers who claim Alchemy is expensive. The salad is HUGE - and a comparable price to other similar restaurants in Ubud (kafe, clear, etc.) and one of the best salad options in town.

I want to try the desserts but I'm always full from the salad.

Pros: amazing salad bar

Cons: The use of honey is clearly labelled, but it would

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Delicious but expensive - Edit

The Alchemy is a bit outside of Ubud, close to one of the best yoga studios: Intuitive Flow. We went there twice. The food options are incredible, so many yummy desserts, smoothies, main courses. Definitely try the pizza. It is very expensive though. There is a small shop included where you can find superfoods etc.

Pros: Nice staff, great pizza, wide and spacious place

Cons: Very expensive

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They use honey! - Edit

The food is really good but be sure to check which dishes contain honey. I spoke with the staff regarding the fact they use honey in their dishes and sell honey too but they didn't understand what I was saying when I informed them honey isn't vegan. However, when visiting Bali 2 years previous I mentioned it also then, and the lady I spoke with said "yes we've been told" but they continue to use honey. It's a shame because you think you can eat anything off the menu when you go in there the first time. Would have given it 5 stars if it didn't serve honey. Breakfasts there are amazing!!

Pros: Reasonable portions, Lots of flavour and tasty, Healthy

Cons: Expensive, Uses honey!!!, Not great location

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Great for breakfast - Edit

Raw food really isn't my thing so I didn't try eating lunch or dinner at Alchemy but I loved the breakfast smoothie bowl bar. They have a great range of smoothies, fruits and toppings to choose from and i loved the turmeric coconut whipped cream and the chocolate granola. The perfect way to start the day. The cashew milk cold brew is excellent too. My only issue is that when you ask if everything's vegan they say yes even though honey is used in some menu items.

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Not great - Edit

I like that it is raw, vegan and tasty, but in my opinion overpriced and I don't like the vibes - too modern and 'white like a hospital', you don't feel the exotic vibes... Everywhere hipsters with Macbooks, felt like in London, and the prices similar as well.

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yummy food! - Edit

smoothie breakfast bowl with fresh fruits, almond milk and green juice is the best option to start the day the right way

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great but expensive - Edit

Food was delicious, but very expensive, especially if compared to normal Bali prices. And still use/sell honey and bee pollen.

Pros: good quality food

Cons: expensive

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Great raw food restaurant - Edit

I love Alchemy for their salad and smoothie bar. It's a perfect place for raw eaters but also for those how are getting accustomed with raw foods.
Their food is very tasty and good although sometimes overpriced. The raw vegan ice cream is basically blended frozen fruit which is yummy but for being only that quite overpriced.
And finally it would be high time they scrap honey and bee pollen from their menu especially because they claim to be vegan.

Pros: huge salad and smoothie bar, nice atmosphere , free infused water

Cons: honey and bee pollen listed under vegan in the men, quite expensive

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The place is packed but a lil deceptive in the menu - Edit

Ok, I've got a giant bone to pick with places that have signs and menu's that list "vegan" under products that are not. I really want to love this place because it is aesthetically lovely and who can't love the name but I'm majorly turned off when the waitress proclaims that everything is vegan and there is honey and bee pollen slathered all over the menu. For vegetarians I might give a 3 star but if I take into consideration their disrespect for veganism I might give it 1. Note: this is not an issue with its listing in HappyCow because it is listed correctly, I'm just disappointed for those who might wonder in off the street unaware and end up with a non vegan drink because of their dishonest menu. Come on Alchemy get with the times and drop the ecosystem destructive bee vomit slinging.

Pros: nice big place

Cons: deceptive honey and bee pollen laden menu, staff a bit indifferent to our desire to have vega

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worth the money - Edit

Good quality and great choices! They got a huge salad bar with exciting options, a just as big selection of raw cakes and some signature raw dishes like pizza, burgers.

Pros: healthy, creative

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Amazing vegan desserts!!! - Edit

My boyfriend and I went in craving something sweet and got two desserts each...all amazing! Haha! Drinks were great too, I'd definitely go back to try more off the menu.

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Fresh! - Edit

Fully raw vegan place. I love the make- your-own smoothie bowls option and the salads look amazing too!
The only issue is that the location isn't great as it's a fair distance from the centre of Ubud if you're travelling by foot.

Cons: Location

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great vegan ice cream - Edit

Only had the ice cream so far and loved every bit

Pros: vegan ice cream

Cons: a bit pricey

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Worth the walk up a hill - Edit

This was my favourite meal in Ubud. I'd been doing the rounds of the vegan cafes and Alchemy really stood out. Beautiful venue, fantastic selection of dishes, so fresh and tasty food, lovely and prompt service and good prices.
I only regret that I went there on my last day in Ubud. Will definitely eat here more often on my next visit to Bsli.

Pros: High standards in raw food, Creative & fresh, Lots of choices

Cons: Very busy road to walk along and uphill

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Great Raw Vegan Food - Edit

I've never seen so many amazing options for raw vegan food. The dishes all taste really great even though they are not huge portions but they're still quite filling. A great experience for anyone who is in to raw food. It's one of the best places I've ever seen. It's a large place and it's very popular with westerners and tourists.

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Lunch Time - Edit

Came here for lunch and had the Nacho Salad and PB&J Smoothie. The nacho salad was good but a lot spicier that i expected it would be. The smoothie was very nice and filling, however with chunks of strawberry at the bottom that would block the straw and that I couldn't get out to eat.

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Average. - Edit

Alchemy is an aesthetically pleasing cafe, however the food is fairly average in taste. The customer service was also lacking the usual Balinese overt friendliness.

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Pretentious atmosphere, mediocre food - Edit

Alchemy's food is pretty mediocre. If you've never had raw vegan, it could seem better than it is. They are unsuccessful in mastering the great challenges of raw vegan cooking--texture was poor, the nut based creams too heavy, everything was really salty, and a mint-chocolate dessert I tried tasted as if it were simply filled with mint flavored coconut oil. Another point is that there are no Balinese or Balinese-inspired dishes on the menu--odd.

The restaurant looks like "Instagram-in-real-life", meaning it feels phony and pretentious. While the food was just "ok", the atmosphere was uncomfortable and shallow. Many patrons were rude, haughty, loud, and imposing. People were parading themselves around as if they wanted everyone to know which level of enlightenment they attained in this morning's yoga class, as well as how much they spent on yoga clothes. It is perhaps more a place to be seen than it is anything else. Felt exclusionary and to cater to elitist tourism.

Pros: mostly vegan (honey), moderate price

Cons: horrible vibe, salty food, awkward service

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Nice smoothies.. however bit overpriced. - Edit

I had a piña colada smoothie from Alchemy and it was absolute heaven

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Organic food - Edit

Organic And tasty raw food in a nice enviroment . Good salads and cakes are really delicious . Look at the ingredients because they put honey inside most of them .
The price is a little bit expensive

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