This review is about the Living Food Lab based at the Hubud co-working space on Monkey Forest Road in Ubud. There is also a branch of living food lab at green school.
My first experience with food from this café was this burger/sandwich, which I was not too impressed with. It was just that I was expecting something more substantial. I do love bread. Anyway, from that time on I just went there for coffee, which was pretty good.
They have salads that are pretty popular, and have a few nice juices and cakes too. Nothing too substantial, and not cheap. Many of those working a Hubud will visit one of the nearby warungs for lunch.
You don’t have to come here to eat. It is a good place to hang out. If you are not a member of Hubud, you can still get free wifi while there (just not as fast as the members get!)
Alchemy is a raw food vegan vegetarian restaurant in Penestanan Ubud. It is a popular place to go, though it has taken us 6 months to visit as the new age vibe of the place doesn’t really appeal.
Salad is the only thing on the lunch menu. There is a lot to choose from. You get to select greens, add four toppings and a dressing. You can pay for more. I went for zucchini posts, taco mix, raw pad Thai, Olives with a pesto dressing. It tasted quite good, which is saying something for a non salad eater like myself. I’ll still need to go elsewhere to buy something else to fill me up.
Bought a chipmonk drink for Casper, banana and chocolate with almond milk. I asked for regular milk for him as I wasn’t sure of the taste. They don’t do anything but almond milk. They have bamboo straws here too, but raw ones like their food.
The Frappachino also came with almond milk but you would not know it. Very nice
The main reason I came here was to check out the kids play area I had heard about. It was pretty good with a basket of Lego, a train set and a kitchen set, as good as you get anywhere else around Ubud.
I’ll come back here with Clare who will appreciate the salad, maybe for breakfast as I hear that is good too. No use bringing the kids, nothing suitable for them.