Seeds of Life Ubud

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Seeds of Life Ubud:

  • SOL Bowl + Banana Dharma Smoothie
  • Price: 65k + 35k (+10% tax +5% service charge)
  • Score: 9/10
  • January 25th, 2017

The food at Seeds of Life Ubud was incredible.  I had my reservations about this place; yet another pretentious raw food cafe. But actually, the portion sizes were great and the prices were reasonable.  I wanted to give them a 10/10, but the smoothie was such a crappy rip-off that I had to drop it a point.

On recommendation, I opted for the ‘SOL Bowl’ – it has a little bit of everything in it.

Image of wooden bowl with wooden chopsticks, filled with raw vegan ingredients
SOL Bowl: My favourite meal in Ubud so far.

The menu for the Seeds of Life bowl read:

“Marinated zucchini noodles, organic fresh moringa & garden greens, marinated olives, nori paper, kimchi, sauerkraut, fresh spirulina, ‘tempe’, coconut jerky, hummus, spirulina gomashio, tomato & cucumber and a surprise topping of the day.”

Despite there being lots of other tempting options on the menu, such as the Mexican Lasagna and Vege Wrap, the SOL Bowl seemed an outright winner.

Served in a beautiful wooden bowl, it was full to the brim with delicious, nutritious ingredients. I enjoyed all of it. The hummus was delicious, the coconut jerky was really good, the marinated olives were divine… I could go on.

Hands down my favourite meal in Ubud so far. I think it will be hard to beat.

The smoothie wasn’t so great. I chose the ‘Banana Dharma’ – banana, maca, almond butter, coconut milk, sea salt, irish moss. It tasted like a watered down banana smoothie. I couldn’t taste any almond butter at all. It was really bland and a big disappointment.  It wasn’t thick at all and the 5lb massive straw is annoying as hell.

Image of large glass with smoothie
Banana Dharma – An unsatisfying smoothie

My friend went for the ‘Shangri-La’ Smoothie. It was a blend of jackfruit, mesquite, cinnamon, fresh coconut milk, sea salt and irish moss. It had more flavour than my smoothie, but she said it became rather sickly by the end.

We sat upstairs at Seeds of Life, which was a little quieter and consisted of floor seating around low tables. Downstairs seemed less of a relaxed environment with people coming and going. 

The wifi worked well but given I went at dinner time, the place was busy. If it’s quieter during the day then this would be a great place to work.

The staff were friendly and attentive. Our meals all arrived in quick succession of each other, which was nice to all eat at the same time. In fact, somewhat rare here I’ve found. So this is another thumbs up for Seeds of Life cafe.


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