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Restaurant, cake and coffee shop in Ubud that has a vegan buffet from 12-8pm with a lot of gluten free options Garlic and onion free (no shallot, leeks or chive). Relocated from Jalan Hanoman 73. Reported fully vegan September 2022. Open Mon-Sun 12:00pm-8:00pm.

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140 Reviews

First Review by rtiago


Points +45

18 Sep 2023

Awesome ice cream and great value food

We had the buffet and thoroughly enjoyed it. But the thing we kept coming back for is the vegan ice cream!

Pros: Ice cream, Buffet



Points +22

13 Aug 2023

Delicious Food Buffet

Really tasty and delicious vegan food buffet. 50.000irp per person for all you can eat. And I wish I could eat more, because its so good. Really nice lady.

Pros: Vegan, Tasteful, Good Price

Cons: Nothing


Points +1890

11 Jul 2023


The offer is unbeatable in Ubud though it lacks in taste imo.
I ate better food but here I was able to taste a wide range of different things and it's still a recommendable quality.
The durian cake though was excellent. No additives, only durian some cream and coconut 😂


Points +41

06 Jul 2023

Vegan gluten free buffet!

Vegan & gluten free buffet at an economical price. What else can you ask for! 😍


Points +4087

26 Jun 2023

Genuinely don't understand the ratings

Food was less than average and hygiene was questionable.

Updated from previous review on 2023-06-25

Cons: Very rude staff


Points +626

05 Jun 2023

Amazing and cheap buffet

Everything vegan, so many choices, the owner is very friendly, everything was perfect!

Pros: 100% vegan, Not expensive at all, Many choices


Points +36

02 Jun 2023

great value for money

food was very flavourful. so much choice. free desserts. my friend came with me and isn’t vegan and thoroughly enjoyed the food


Points +239

01 Jun 2023

Hair in food

Unfortunately when I visited, the food was lukewarm and I found a hair in my dish😒Then I read other reviews on Google maps and other people have found hair too so I don’t recommend this place at all. There are many other places in Ubud you can visit instead

Cons: Lukewarm food, Hair in food


Points +3316

06 May 2023


My partner and I stopped by to fill a tupperware box eac for takeout (from the all you can eat buffet - 50K). The food was delicious and there were many different options. Staff were friendly and super helpful. Will definitely come back to eat in as well

Pros: Many options @ the buffet, Delicious , Friendly staff


Points +1173

03 May 2023

Great buffet

Very nice, affordable buffet, you pay just 50k for all you can eat. There’s good variety of Indonesian food, as well some fresh veggies to make yourself a salad. There’s also a dessert included.


Points +747

13 Apr 2023

delicious buffet

Everything tastes so good and fresh. Lots of veggies in the buffet. Soup, salad, condiments, mains, even bite size dessert treats. Yum!

Ala carte options only include drinks and desserts (previously offered ala carte mains are not offered).

50k per person (for one hour). We both had full plates of food for lunch. And I’m sure people with bigger appetites could really make the most of the buffet offer. 😋 Only wish we could have taken some for take away too!

Overall delightful food and flavors. Would definitely come back!

Pros: Delicious and fresh food, Lots of variety , Good deal

Cons: No ala carte options


Points +517

06 Apr 2023

all you can eat vegan and gluten free

all vegan and gluten free buffet things aren’t labelled but owner will tell you what everything is and it was all tasty especially the tofu dishes and curry. 50k for all you can eat in an hour which is really good


Points +924

12 Mar 2023

Amazing vegan buffet all you can eat

Soooooooo good. That is all.


Points +20

11 Mar 2023

My go to in Ubud

Recommended. #plantbasedfortheanimals

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Cheap, Nice host

Cons: Could be unlucky with timing, if many people


Points +490

15 Feb 2023

Favorite restaurant in Bali. Good vegan food, excellent value

Ate here quite a few times during my weeks in Ubud and would recommend it strongly. For 50k (as of this review), you get an all-you-can-eat Indonesian vegan and gluten free buffet. Don't let the simple atmosphere fool you; Sawobali is worth a visit. Or ten.

They have many options that get changed often. There's soup, some salads, red rice, noodles, various tempeh and tofu dishes, skewers, mung beans, eggplant, long beans, several deep fried foods, and more. There are also a few desserts in rotation.

Water is free, but they also have an assortment of other beverages for sale if you'd like.

The only downside is the likely risk of eating too much.


Points +297

10 Feb 2023

Good vegan food

If you are looking for good vegan food, it‘s a place to go. Just don’t expect fancy dining😉

Pros: Plenty of options, Reasonable pricing, Including water


Points +329

06 Feb 2023

Excellent food (and value)

This is perhaps the best value restaurant I've come across during my travels. There is a really good amount of choice and the food is very tasty. Highly recommended.


Points +337

25 Jan 2023

Buffet is hit or miss

Its really cheap and you can eat until you have enough. Friendly staff.


Points +1164

15 Jan 2023

Great place, nice buffet

Found Sawobali restaurant near my Guesthouse and really like the food options here. The atmosphere is nice and welcoming as well as the buffet. The price you pay is well worth it. Appetizer, main meal and a small dessert.

For the people who don't understand the rules...you definitely aren't a business owner. They are quite fair and easy to follow...owner is quite nice as well when you chat to her.

Highly recommend.

Pros: Buffet, Food options, Nice owner


Points +477

10 Jan 2023

Yummy and affordable vegan buffet

Small, simple place that offers a vegan buffet from 12-8pm.
Doesnt look fancy but is really delocious and nicely flavoured.
We paid 50k per person for 1 hour vegan buffet all you can eat. Incl. water refill.
Different protein options, rice, noodles, potatoes. Nice, hot chili sauce.
Great place to go for when you are hungry and dont want to spend too much money.
Total recommendation!

Pros: All vegan, Really low price


Points +679

03 Jan 2023

Vegan Buffet? Say no more

Love the food here, great traditional indonesian food. 50k for all you can eat. Make sure to get here when they open for freshest cooked food. Only down side is didnt enjoy their cakes.

Pros: Cheap and filling

Cons: Cakes not so good, Food can be cold.


Points +1686

31 Dec 2022

Fantastic value for money

Not only is the food cheap, it’s also incredibly tasty and of a large variety. From starters and salads, to mains and desserts, all you can eat for one hour. Also sell vegan cheesecakes, ice cream, teas and coffees!

Highly recommend for an affordable and delicious meal!


Points +129

20 Dec 2022

Tasty and cheap

You can eat buffet for 1hour for just 50k.
They have a big variety of all vegan food.
Probably the most affordable and best tasting place in Ubud.
The food isn’t spicy, but you can add spice if you want to.
The milkshakes are awesome, but we didn’t like the cheesecakes. They offer a variety of vegan desserts included in the 50k.

Updated from previous review on 2022-12-20

Pros: Many vegan options, Cheap, Tasty


Points +47

Mostly Veg
18 Nov 2022

Been here tons of times when in Ubud. Love the variety of the vegan dishes!!

Vegan variety of Indonesian food

Pros: Variety of vegan dishes, Local Indo flavours, Price-quality

Cons: None, Sometimes too busy, there’s no place to sit


Points +22

14 Nov 2022

My favorite

It’s such clean n delicious food! Try the vegan ice cream

Pros: Clean & delicious


Points +1696

05 Oct 2022

Incredible Value

At Sawobali you fill your belly with salad, entrees, and desserts for 50,000 Rp (the cost of a small plate at a bule-owned restaurant before tax & fee).

Locally-owned, Balinese-centered foods, all-you-can-eat buffet, budget-price… there’s nothing to complain about.

The fresh salad bar, flavorful curries, and rich fried foods were my highlights. Trying each of the cassava- and rice-based desserts was a sweet opportunity to engage with Balinese food culture as a vegan.

You can also purchase juice, smoothie, tea, coffee, ice cream, and cheesecake. The passionfruit icecream was creamy and dreamy, but I found the cheesecake to lack the thick creamy texture and rich flavor I expected.

Updated from previous review on 2022-10-03

Pros: All you can eat vegan buffet, Inexpensive for the quantity & diversity of food


Points +131

02 Oct 2022

First bad meal in Bali

Don’t think I’ve been anywhere before with such a contrast to what others are saying vs how it actually is.
Buffet food was sparse and not generous in terms of ingredients at all (bread, potatoes, rice). The taste was ok. But mot great. Probably a 4/10.
Then my latte (at an additional price eventually comes out).

Pros: Edible

Cons: Woeful coffee, Mediocre food, Sparse choices

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