Cafe Dumara Review

Cafe Damar UbudCafe Damar is a newly opended bakery/cafe situated on Jl Raya Pengosekan, close to the corner of the road to Nyuh Kuning.

Lunch options are bakery and Indonesian/Western options. We ordered a club sandwich, which looked pretty, and tasted pretty good too. It had the typical ingredients of chicken, bacon, cheese, lettuce and tomato. Surprisingly the bread was nothing to rave about though given it was a bakery.

Cafe Damar Ubud

The French toast was very good, although the strawberry garnish was looking a little wilted. We would still come back for more.

Cafe Damar Ubud

There is a selection of burger options, and the chicken burger was very robust as far as burgers go. The burger itself was a pattie, rather than a piece of chicken as expected. The wedges on the side were pretty tasty too.

Cafe Damar Ubud

There are some bakery goods as well, which are all made and baked on site. From pastries to desserts and cakes. Not quite a traditional croissant, but fairly good for Balinese.

Cafe Damar Ubud

We also went for breakfast on another occasion, ordering eggs hollandaise, omelette, and pancakes, with fruit. All the meals were really good. The coffee is also of a very high standard with a specialist barista. We will be back!

Bread Life, Ubud

Bread Life Bakery Ubud BaliWe love bread life!

It is a chain bakery coming out of Japan, and first opened up in Jakarta, and now Indonesia has a love affair with it!  It’s bright and light, with an amazing array of different bread products. From loaves of bread, to savoury options, as well as sweet treats, even full blown cakes on sale. When I first tried it I wasn’t that impressed, as the style is those classic sweet bread bakery items that are popular all over Asia, which I can;t say I was ever a huge fan. But with the wide choice on offer there is always something you’ll like, and the kids love it – even better!

Bread Life Bakery Ubud Bali

The system works well, you grab a tray, some tongs and help yourself to whatever  takes your fancy. Take the tray to the cashier, and pay, either eat-in or take-away. Super cheap and super quick. There are even some deep fired goodness options, with sausage. But our all time family favourite is the Rugby Ball!!  Once you’ve tried it you’ll love it!

Bread Life Bakery Ubud Bali

They also serve drinks, coffee, and frozen slushy style drinks, and ice-cream. Nice and refreshing for the hot weather.

Bread Life Bakery Ubud Bali

If you want a full run down of many of the products go to the following webpage:

Located on Jalan Raya Ubud near the corner of Jalan Hanoman. A nice bright orange sign will ensure you have found the right spot.

Bakery Cafe Mernda Review

Mernda Bakery Cafe

We were very surprised and thankful to have found such a wonderful place. On this site a bakery first opened in 1892 and they have succeeded in recreating old world food, quality and service. On a cold day you can sit inside the old cottage, but we made the most of a sunny Autumn day in Melbourne and enjoyed the country ambience in the garden setting. There is a nice selection of home made pies and breads made in their original Scotch wood fired oven, though we went for a chicken schnitzel roll and a beef salad. The kids had a couple of mini pies. All the food was great. The kids had fun exploring the veggie and herb garden, and checking out the chickens out the back. The friendly owner even gave then a guided tour of the herbs. We’ll definitely be back (next time we are in Melbourne!).

Other Things You Should Know

  • closed Mondays
  • takeaway bread available

Location & Contact

  • address: 107 Schotters Rd Mernda, VIC 3754
  • phone: 03 9717 5834