The options were different every single day and you could mix and match your smoothie, fruit, and topping options to mix things up and keep breakfast exciting. My favourite days were the ones when they had strawberries in the fruit section and blueberry or turmeric whipped coconut cream in the topping area. I always went for chocolate granola because it's the best and I was wild about the bright purple dragonfruit soursop smoothie.
Nick ordered the spaghetti and meatballs one day and got this huge plate of pasta whilst I chose to dine on the tofu omelette. This was probably the only dish I was a little disappointed by. I enjoyed it, it was a delicious and simple plate of food, but an omelette this was not!
Brown rice, tempeh, edamame, and pickles with a dressing of sesame oil, tamari, and ginger made this an unusual and healthy version of the dish but it was just right. The other cool thing about Earth Cafe is that you can order take out over the phone or via WhatsApp. Nothing we ordered arrived at our Penestenan Airbnb in a particularly photogenic state but it was all delicious and getting to spend the whole day chilling by our private pool whilst someone brought food to us was a real treat. I also ate a lot of their power balls which were filled with crispy rice and dried fruits and covered in chocolate. They only cost 19000 / £1 / $1.40 which is a bargain for these perfect bites which made a great pre-yoga or post run snack.
The bread was so amazing and there was so much tempeh on there. They even realised partway through putting my plate together that the side salad contained capsicum so they quickly whipped up a different salad for me. I'm always so appreciative when people notice the little things, since being diagnosed with allergies I've had to get used to not being able to eat the dip that comes with my summer rolls or having to skip my sides because nobody thought to check them. Nick went wild with the small plates and ordered a whole bunch of seriously gorgeous looking dishes.
I couldn't try any of this but doesn't it all look amazing? The tempeh wings especially looked fantastic, as did the corn cakes and Nick said that he loved the empanada type things. I'd heard really great things about Sage's coconut cake so we couldn't skip dessert even though we were already verging on too full.
Did reading this make you want to book a flight to Bali? Have you been to Ubud already? What were your favourite vegan eateries?