Travels with a Gourmet

a food lover's travels, memorable meals, culinary trials and gastronomic experiences

Last week, we went up to Ubud to visit our friends Marcello and Michi at Gaya Ceramics and to have a look at their sale items to add to our growing collection of Gaya plates and platters.  After an hour spent looking through their shelves, we went to have a coffee at Cafe Seniman which I had heard about from friends of Novita who had recommended it as a good place for coffee in Ubud.
Cafe Seniman is off the main street Jalan Raya Ubud and is a tiny two-story cafe with a wooden coffee cart with a few stools right by the entrance and a few more tables further up on the terrace.  The place is simply decorated with the focus on their coffee- organic, made-to-order brew of specialty Indonesian coffee.  On that morning, they had the Sumatra Gayo mountain coffee bean which is their house bean and two others: Sulawesi Toraja Kalossi and the Kintamani from Bali.  I had a Sulawesi espresso macchiato served on a special wooden palette which held a glass of water and a tiny plate of local coconut-encrusted rice cakes.  Service was friendly and the barista clearly knew what he was doing.  It was a good early stop after a morning of retail therapy at Gaya.
Jalan Sriwedari (near Taman village)
Ubud 80571
Telephone: +62 361 972 085
*Open daily from 10 a.m.

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