6 Cafes in Ubud, Bali for Kids Under 12 Years

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6 Cafes in Ubud, Bali for Kids Under 12 Years

The town of Ubud, surrounded by rainforest and terraced rice paddies is known as a center for traditional crafts and dance. The Monkey Forest is a nature reserve and Hindu temple complex, and one of Bali’s top tourist attractions. One of my top picks is a cafe right on the edge of the monkey forest where you can literally dine with monkeys foraging a few metres away in the tree beside you!

Being a mum myself I know how frustrating it is to find a place to relax and where your kids are also entertained. If they are bored, it’s hard from you to enjoy yourself. When your kids are happy it’s so much easier for you to have a good time. Let’s face it, when we have kids, mostly things revolve around them with bits of us sprinkled in!

So, I have put together a list of 6 cafes where you can get a good coffee, have fast wifi and there is something for kids to do!

1) Warung Hana
2) Bali Bohemia Cafe/Restaurant
3) Ubud Yoga Center
4) Paradiso Ubud
5) Swasti Eco Cottages Cafe/Restaurant
6) Warung Sopa

See the interactive map below for locations, you may want to visit a couple!

 

1) Warung Hana

Jl. Raya Teges, Peliatan, Ubud, Bali
Open 7:30am-10pm Ph: +62 (0361) 970124 Website
The upstairs coffee shop of Warung Hana

Despite the name being a Warung, this is really a super cool coffee shop and restaurant. We found it by accident on the way to the tourist spot Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) as it’s just down the road a few kilometers and the coffee sign enticed me. We were delighted to find a decked out restaurant with vintage TVs, cameras, phones, irons etc. They provide great educational starters with your kids to talk about what things used to be like!

An old TV inside the restaurant
Typewriter and radio is a great conversation starter

Even this would be enough to be on the list except there is still more…….upstairs they have a pool table, garden area, coffee shop and a full kids corner with tunnel, slide, mats and heaps of toys and books. My kids 2 boys aged 5 and 7 years wanted to go back everyday because they loved playing there so much. The food is cheap and simple which is just perfect for kids. Toast and jam for 10,000 IDG (AUD$1). The coffee is also good and so is the wifi! Super!

Pool table upstairs in the cafe
Kids play area upstairs

Check out the video here

2) Bali Bohemia Cafe/Restaurant

Jl. Nyuh Bojog, Ubud, Bali
Ph: +62 (0361) 978631 Website

 

Perched right next to Monkey Forest is the Bohemia Cafe and Restaurant. I say perched because you are literally perched right next to trees filled with monkeys! This is not so good for kids under 3 years of age because you have to climb a steep ladder like staircase to get to the top floor and the railings are not too high. You would need to watch carefully your child. However there is a downstairs area. This venue is better for kids aged 4 and up (the age when you don’t have to hover around so much worried they will fall down the stairs). Go in the afternoon, sit down, relax and be entertained by all the monkeys foraging around! Be warned the staff shoot off slingshots to ward off the sneaky monkeys and every time I was there I still witnessed or heard a person getting their food snatched when they left the table!

Bali Bohemia is located a small village south of central Ubud called Nyuh Kuning (meaning “yellow coconut” in Balinese). Nyuh Kuning was awarded the title of Cleanest and Healthiest Village in Bali in 2013. The restaurant is right beside the entrance to the Sacred Monkey Forest Ubud Sanctuary and 5 mins to the center of Ubud (through a short cut full of monkeys too).

3) Ubud Yoga Center

Jl. Raya Singakerta No.108, Ubud, Bali. Ph: (0361) 8987207 
Opening hours: Tues-Fri 6am-8pm, Sat 6am-6:15pm, Sun 6am-12pm, 
Mon 12pm-9pm. Website

This is not the Yoga Barn in the center of town, but just out of town. I included the opening hours so you don’t go when it’s closed (like I did). They have a kids play corner although you have to spend a minimum of 100,000IDR (AUD$10) to utilise it. This is easy if you are all having a meal.

4) Paradiso Ubud (Organic Restaurant and Artsy Cinema)

Jl. Goutama Sel., Ubud, Bali
Phone: +62 (0361) 7835545 Website
 

Perhaps better for youngish kids (under 6 years) rather than 7 plus years. The restaurant has a little corner with simple toys. Needless to say, my 5 and 7 year old boys were content playing there for some time. Prices are a little expensive by Indonesian standards but they have a complete and awesome kids menu. The food is the healthy/organic type.

5) Swasti Eco Cottages Cafe/Restaurant

Jl. Nyuh Bojog No.3, MAS, Ubud, Bali
Ph: +62 (0361) 974079 Website
The Earth Cafe
The chill out zone

This was a surprise find because I was looking for a bungalow to stay in, but discovered this hidden gem! Hidden away and off the road once you walk down the paved path you come to bungalow resort. Along the path is a welcome cafe/restaurant at affordable pricing for Indonesian standards with kids meals starting at 20,000 IDR (AUD$2). We ordered a bottle of kumbacha for 32,000 IDR (AUD$3.2) for all of us.

They have colouring in pencils and sheets, little toys to play with and fun cushions. Just near the cafe there is a goat pen, chickens, cats, rabbits and a veggie patch. There is also a pool which we swam in, assuming it was ok after purchasing food. I also saw lots of families with babies around which was great to see. Recommended for the adventure in a farm-like atmosphere and really friendly staff.

Colouring in is always a great bonus at a restaurant.

I recommend finding accommodation in this street as it’s away from the hustle and bustle of the main ubud circuit. You can walk to Bali Bohemia (the cafe right near the forest), enter monkey forest, go to this little warung across the road thats really cheap and nice. Order the tuna tepung for 10,000 IDR AUD$1 (which is basically 2 gigantic fish fingers that kids love). You can get a grilled whole fish, rice, salad and soup for 30,000 IDR AUD$3.

Nice accommodation is Mekenyem at 150-280,000 IDR (depending on the season) you have a massive room, mini fridge, super clean, kettle, lockable cupboard and TV (with Indonesian channels only). There were plans to add another double to each room but alternatively you can rent 2 rooms with adjoining doors at the bottom of the stairs and have the kids (bigger kids) stay on the top floor. Small kids you can easily put down on a blanket on the floor or squeeze in your bed as I did 😉

6) Warung Sopa

Jl. Sugriwa No.36, Ubud, Bali. Opening hours Mon-Sun 8am-10pm 
Ph: +62 (0851) 0076 5897 Website

This is friendly cafe for vegetarians and families. They have an indoor swing for kids and a small kids corner. Every Sunday at Kafe Topi (next door) there is a Sunday Market to buy fresh vegetables, bread, coffee, kimchee, cakes and Japanese food. There have a community board and tons of event. I noticed a Capoeria class for kids when I was there! But best to send them a facebook message to check the details and whats on.