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Indian, International, Vegetarian and Vegan Cuisine at Cafe Vespa in Penestanan, West Ubud

Good music, cosy, hip and nearby with great wi-fi – but far enough from Ubud's madding crowd? Try Cafe Vespa.

Apart from the wide variety of vegetarian and vegan options, their juices contain no ice, no sugar, no water – just juice. It also has some fine coffees – and an on-site bakery that will cook your breakfast croissants and tea-time cakes to a turn. Good wi-fi.

✓ Non-smoking; child-friendly; excellent range of coffees, health teas and juices; on-site bakery; largely organically-sourced veg; wide vegetarian choice.

↬ Jalan Raya Penestanan, Ubud | ☎ 0361 973 034 | ♨ Hipstop Cafe ~ Restaurant ~ Bakery

A Selection of Cafe Vespa's Main Courses

Atlantic Salmon Rp.78,000
Chicken Yoghurt Curry Rp.56,000
Chicken & Tofu Patties Rp.47,000
The Indian Platter Rp.45,000
Vespa's Pasta Rp.38,000
Puttanesca Rp.39,000
Vegetable Stack Rp.42,000
Potato Gratin Rp.38,000
Japanese Sushi Set Rp.42,000
Big Salad Bowl Rp.45,000
Bowl of Vegetables Rp.39,000
Vegetable Quiche Rp.40,000

And a Selection of Cafe Vespa's Health Drinks in Ubud...

Herbal Energiser
A detoxifying elixir with the flavour of anise
Made from the South African 'red bush'. Packed with vitamins, minerals & anti-oxidants
An Ayurvedic-inspired blend of anise, cardamom, chamomile & ginger to warm and relax the digestive system of Vatta
Wheatgrass Shot (100g)
A superfood of minerals, vitamins and nutrients
A refreshing living health drink made by fermenting tea using a solid mass of yeast and bacteria to form the Kombucha culture
Pink Panther Juice
Banana, Dragon Fruit, lemon & ice
Yogurt Lassies
Banana or mango
Milk Smoothies
Banana, mango or chocolate
Lemon Grass Herbs & Spices
Refreshing citrus aromas with various herbs & spices
Lemon Kunyit
Lemon, honey, & lots of turmeric

Cafe Vespa, Ubud ~ Their Story

"In December 2011, after the renovation of a disused picture gallery in the small village of Penestanan Kaja, near Ubud, Bali, Café Vespa opened its doors to the general public.

The space could be described as small, unintimidating and relaxing, with friendly and efficient staff. Our in-house bakery provides fresh bread, croissants and cakes, with the kitchen also cooking up a varied breakfast, lunch and dinner menu.

Café Vespa prides itself in what we believe to be one of the best coffees in Bali. We describe it as a velvety, full-bodied, artisan style coffee, prevalent in cafes from London to Australia. Our own 100% Arabica blend of Indonesian Toraja, Aceh Gao and Bali Kintamani is roasted to our specifications and delivered freshly roasted to us each week. For additional freshness each cup is freshly ground and served with the best quality milk.

For those who don't do coffee, Vespa also has one of the best choices of teas, both healthy and classic. For the fruit and veggie drinkers there's a great range of sugar- and ice-free juices.

From a cultural standpoint Café Vespa not only provides great food and beverages but also serves as a centre for social interaction: the Café gives visitors a place to congregate, talk, write, read, entertain one another, or pass the time on an iPad. The fibre-optic WiFi's pretty good, too...

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