When we look up the word: Habitat in the dictionary, you’ll find that it means the natural home or environment for plants, animal and, well, human. Frankly, I couldn’t find a better name that would describes this cute and homey restaurant by the famous Monkey Forest street. Given the surroundings, which is just a few steps away from Monkey Forests, the place blends in perfectly. The interior design uses lots of natural materials, such as terracotta, wood and bamboo, but really design it in a relaxing modern way. This gives Habitat Ubud the laid back feel, inviting people who passes by to come in for a sip of coffee or a great meal.
Location, location, location… this is a key elements in defining the succees of a business. Habitat Ubud sits on a prime locations, with a popular tourist destination nearby and a spacious and convenient parking space in front of it. Another key to succeess is know your strong points and work with the best. In their case, they did lots of collaborations with existing brand to support their restaurants. Some of their dessert are from Monsieur Spoon. Their coffee are by Ubud based Seniman Coffee & Studio. Other partnerships includes Cening Coffee, Bali Highland Organic, Happy Kombucha – all are Bali based suppliers.
Okay, let’s talk about their food. Breakfast starts from 8 AM, lunch at 11.30 AM, and dinner starts from 5 PM. While they do their partnership locally, their menu is very much Pan Asian. You can find Philipino Adobo Chicken; Vietnamese Banh Mi Honey Glazed Roast Pork Belly; East-Bali Organic Pork Chop; Thai Stuffed Cabbage with Tofu, and many more. The portion is quite generous, while still maintaining the flavour in each bite. A very good option if you’re hungry after strolling through Monkey Forest.
Being in Ubud, they couldn’t resist the healthy food trend. Yes, they serve glutten free and vegan food. Yes, they serve their version of Ubud Bowl. Yes, they sell their coconut water by the bottle. They even have enough sections of juices and slow pressed juices to fill you up for years. But for those who just have had enough of these stuff, don’t worry cos Habitat Ubud has plenty of options for you. Their Salted Caramel milkshakes with banana filling sound yummy. Or their OCD for breakfast – that’s Oreo, Croissant & Dragon Fruit combined. We tried their Nano Nano Chicken which is chicken fillet stuffed bread that is marinated for 24 hours and served with perkedel, or potato cakes. That’s just awesome.
If you’re in Ubud, don’t miss having a meal here with your family. Then, you’ll have something to talk about back home.
Jl. Monkey Forest No. 88x Ubud Bali
Phone: +62 361 971633
Accreditation: Pics by Habitat Ubud, Mage Jibril