Cafe Lotus Ubud 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 Ubud 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.
Cafe Lotus offers a range a seating possibilities, from regular tables and chairs in the main section of the restaurant, seating on bamboo mats, Balinese style, at low tables in the lesehan (covered terrace) and our exclusive bale patok, a private pavilion (for the very special occasion) overlooking the lotus pond and the Pura Saraswati.
Restaurant = 104
Lesehan (seated on cushions) = 48
Bale Patok (seated on cushions) = 8
Total = 168(depending on configuration)
Our staff is equally adept in arranging intimate candle-light dinners and other personal celebrations, catering to small parties to groups taking over part of or the whole restaurant (for company and promotional events, filming and weddings).