Dragonfly Cafe Ubud

Image of dragonfly cafe sign

Dragonfly Cafe Ubud

  • Dragonfly Garden Salad + Choco Banana Lover Smoothie
  • 45k + 35k (tax included)
  • Score: 10/10
  • February 7th, 2017

Dragonfly Cafe Ubud is part of a beautiful resort, sat in the middle of rice fields and lush greenery. It’s a beautiful walk to get there, and not far from Ubud Palace.

Along the path there are several restaurants and warungs, but this place looked by far the most inviting. Even better, it is a completely vegetarian kitchen. All food can be made vegan and gluten free on request.

 

Food

Some of the favourites recommended to me were:

  •  Tempeh Burger w/ cashew sauce and sweet potato fries
  • Dragonfly Garden Salad – fresh greens from the garden
  • Dragonfly Vegan/Vegetarian Pizza – best seller
  • Their number one smoothie, Choco Banana Lover

I took the smoothie to begin with. Creamy coconut, banana, cacao and vanilla, this was the best smoothie I’ve had in Ubud.

Glass with chocolate banana smoothie and fresh mint at Dragonfly Cafe Ubud
BEST Smoothie in Ubud: Choco Banana Lover at Dragonfly Cafe

It was so chocolate-y and creamy, with a splash of vanilla and fresh mint on top. Delicious!

Later I opted for the Dragonfly Garden Salad. Fresh greens from the garden, with a choice of dressing; tahini, passion fruit or vinaigrette. Again, on recommendation I had the tahini dressing.

Image of plate of salad with greens, avocado, tomato, beetroot and carrot, with tahini side dressing
Dragonfly Garden Salad – fresh greens from the garden, avocado, carrot, beetroot, tomato, cucumber and herbs with a tahini dressing on the side

The salad was also a hit. The veggies were fresh and for 45k rph, it’s hard to beat on price too. The salad consisted of avocado, tomato, cucumber, carrot, beetroot, cabbage, sunflower sprouts, lettuce, and fresh herbs. The tahini dressing is a must-try.

 

Atmosphere

When I arrived I was the only one in this cafe, so I had the place to myself. It’s set upstairs, overlooking endless rice fields, and the resort below.

There is a large table in the middle, with chairs, and lower tables with floor cushions around the edges.

Image of seating at Dragonfly Cafe, tables and chairs
Atmospheric seating with an incredible view at Dragonfly Cafe

The entire place is very serene. I sat there for hours simply admiring the view, and the quiet. It’s the perfect place to read a book or sit with friends.

Whilst I was at the cafe the rain came down and so they drew some heavy bamboo curtains to stop the rain coming in. It was all very cosy and idyllic. I felt like I had been transported far from the busy streets of Ubud, which were really just a 10 minute walk away.  

Image of seating with beautiful view over rice paddies at Dragonfly Cafe
More seating with beautiful views

Wifi

Whilst I was here the wifi was excellent. The signal was strong and as it’s a resort I’m guessing it has to be pretty reliable. There are also plenty of plug sockets dotted around the edges of the cafe. The perfect place to come and work for a few hours in peace and quiet.

Service

The staff here were absolutely lovely. When I arrived the manager, Pei told me all the best recommendations, asked me about my trip to Ubud.

She asked if I would like a tour around the resort. She showed me around the entire place, including their incredible yoga shala at the bottom of the garden. The staff who served me were also very polite and friendly.

Extras

As an added bonus, on a few nights of the week Dragonfly Village host a steam sauna evening from 6pm-9pm. You can go there to use their herbal steam sauna, and take a dip in the salt water pool. If you eat at the restaurant afterwards you’ll also receive 10% off your food bill. Tickets for the sauna evening and salt pool cost 70,000 idr per person.

Image of salt water swimming pool at Dragonfly Village Resort
Salt Water Swimming Pool at Dragonfly Village Resort and Cafe

Final Thoughts

Dragonfly Cafe is part of Dragonfly Village Resort. It’s actually along the same path to the much celebrated Sari Organik. But, I found Sari Organik t to be much busier, and the menu wasn’t very appealing for vegan/vegetarian choices. I turned and came back to dragonfly cafe. This was a much better choice.

I can’t get over how reasonable the prices are here too, given the atmosphere, and quality. I can’t wait to come back.

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