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“It is what it is...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fair Warung Bale

Fair Warung Bale
Jalan Sriwedari 6 | 100m Up From Main Road Ubud, Ubud, Bali 80517, Indonesia
+62 361 975370
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Ranked #2 of 452 Restaurants in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $9
Cuisines: Asian, Indonesian, Healthy, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
sydney
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“It is what it is...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Fair Warung Bale is just that a delightful open kitchen Warung Bale with welcoming staff, just a few tables some shared but ultimately supporting a wonderful cause in the form of a free medical clinic for locals.

I am saddened to read some negative reviews about the Warung as these reviewers have obviously not done their homework on the concept. Please do not go there just because of the Number 1 ranking on TripAdvisor then claim the ranking is fake as it was not the 5 star chic restaurant you had envisaged.

Yes the steps are steep for an older person to climb however I would gladly traverse them a dozen times if it meant supporting Alex and his Clinic.

The food is cheap, fresh and delicious. We shared a table with a young couple from Canada on their 1st visit and 1st day in Bali so it was fun to be able to share some of our 30 years of travel experiences in Bali.

Relax, go with an open mind and heart, support a good cause and you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandre W, Founder at Fair Warung Bale, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Dear friends

...Actions speak louder than words...

Thank you very much for supporting our foundation, our action for the others.
For all the others, ask to visit our Free Medical Clinic, the Fair "Ubud Bali Sari Clinic". It will be our pleasure to show it. Still, we apply the principle of self-sufficiency «Help while working»

Everything is paid by the benefits of our workshop, the Fair Warung Balé, the Bali Sari Foundation (Indonesian NGO) and the Fair Future Foundation (Swiss NGO).

Come and eat something fair, fresh, good, or drink a juice with us to the «Fair Warung Balé» or to the «Up To You Bar» downstairs. 100% of its profits are used by foundation to serve its actions.

Like a small white stone on the wall...

With love

Alex and the Angels

Healthcare is an human RIGHT - RIGHT to be healthy for all
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Melbourne, Australia
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“STILL GOT IT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This was our return visit to fair warung Bale we loved it last year and are still in love with it now . The food is beautiful and CHEAP and the staff are lovely its definately an ubud favourite and we will be back again next year for sure :)

Visited September 2013
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Alexandre W, Founder at Fair Warung Bale, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Dear friend, how are you? Thanks for coming again to the Bali Sari Foundation!

Ok... In a few words: Why your participation in Foundation programs, and your visit to "Fair Warung Bale" is important, essential and so appreciated!

The Foundation in few words:
---------------------
115m2 of medical clinic, two consultations beds, 3 doctors and 5 to 8 nurses - All are local people;
Medical and surgical care, emergency services (Free Health care for people in needs);
Cardiological examinations, blood tests, disease screening, disease prevention, etc...
One Social Pharmacy (Free drugs for people in needs);
One clinic mobile which carries the poorest and sickest patients from remote villages to the clinic;
Efficient medical equipment, last generation ECG machine (LCD Screen). Resuscitation equipment etc ... (We still need equipment ...)
The costs for the construction and renovation of the clinic amounted to more than 45,000 U.S. dollars
At 70%, the clinic was funded by the profits of the Fair Warung Balé;
For the balance, thanks to your donations and Fair Future Foundation...

For the moment, we suppose to have more than 25’000 patients per year, and increase;

The monthly budget is around 5'000 U$D per month. It's include : Medical staff salary, Drugs, medical supplies, electricity, water, maintenance of the clinic etc...

Everything is paid by the benefits of our workshop, the Fair Warung Balé, the Bali Sari Foundation (Indonesian NGO) and the Fair Future Foundation (Swiss NGO).

The new clinic is located 500 meters from the "Fair Warung Balé", in Jalan Sugriwa. If you want to visit it, just ask the staff. For sure, it will be our pleasure to show it. Go there and talk with the Physicians and the nurses.

All the young people who's work in the Fair Warung Balé are not professional! They are here to learn about everything! I'm Alex, the founder, i'm nurse and i'm 100% volunteer!

Thanks for your time, thank you for your good sense and your kindness!

With love

Alex (from Switzerland)
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Fort Worth, Texas
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good, not great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I was eager to visit this restaurant based on the reviews on TA. The food was good and the staff very competent given how young they are. Not the best meal we enjoyed in Ubud but reasonable prices

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Best fish curry I've ever eaten!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Delicious food, such a good cause, really nice staff, cool setting, great value! No complaints, definately a MUST MUST MUST go to if your in Ubud!!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandre W, Founder at Fair Warung Bale, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Dear friends, dear visitors, dear all!

...Actions speak louder than words...

Thank you very much for supporting our foundation, our action for the others.
For all the others, ask to visit our Free Medical Clinic, the Fair "Ubud Bali Sari Clinic". It will be our pleasure to show it. Still, we apply the principle of self-sufficiency «Help while working»

Everything is paid by the benefits of our workshop, the Fair Warung Balé, the Bali Sari Foundation (Indonesian NGO) and the Fair Future Foundation (Swiss NGO).

Come and eat something fair, fresh, good, or drink a juice with us to the «Fair Warung Balé» or to the «Up To You Bar» downstairs. 100% of its profits are used by foundation to serve its actions.

Like a small white stone on the wall...

With love

Alex and the Angels

Healthcare is an human RIGHT - RIGHT to be healthy for all
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“" can not be ignored "”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I happened to come across this place and decided to stop. It is a small restaurant. But when we walked in, we were really impressed. The air was warm and the service staff is very enthusiastic. They are very good at foreign languages ​​and instruct us about the famous dishes here. Our meals there - even the most simple sandwiches, soups and nasi goreng - were mind-blowing in taste, cooked with passion and served with smiles. I have not been disappointed and I really love it

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Alexandre W, Founder at Fair Warung Bale, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Dear friend, how are you? Thanks for coming again to the Bali Sari Foundation!

Ok... In a few words: Why your participation in Foundation programs, and your visit to "Fair Warung Bale" is important, essential and so appreciated!

The Foundation in few words:
---------------------
115m2 of medical clinic, two consultations beds, 3 doctors and 5 to 8 nurses - All are local people;
Medical and surgical care, emergency services (Free Health care for people in needs);
Cardiological examinations, blood tests, disease screening, disease prevention, etc...
One Social Pharmacy (Free drugs for people in needs);
One clinic mobile which carries the poorest and sickest patients from remote villages to the clinic;
Efficient medical equipment, last generation ECG machine (LCD Screen). Resuscitation equipment etc ... (We still need equipment ...)
The costs for the construction and renovation of the clinic amounted to more than 45,000 U.S. dollars
At 70%, the clinic was funded by the profits of the Fair Warung Balé;
For the balance, thanks to your donations and Fair Future Foundation...

For the moment, we suppose to have more than 25’000 patients per year, and increase;

The monthly budget is around 5'000 U$D per month. It's include : Medical staff salary, Drugs, medical supplies, electricity, water, maintenance of the clinic etc...

Everything is paid by the benefits of our workshop, the Fair Warung Balé, the Bali Sari Foundation (Indonesian NGO) and the Fair Future Foundation (Swiss NGO).

The new clinic is located 500 meters from the "Fair Warung Balé", in Jalan Sugriwa. If you want to visit it, just ask the staff. For sure, it will be our pleasure to show it. Go there and talk with the Physicians and the nurses.

All the young people who's work in the Fair Warung Balé are not professional! They are here to learn about everything! I'm Alex, the founder, i'm nurse and i'm 100% volunteer!

Thanks for your time, thank you for your good sense and your kindness!

With love and kindness!

Alex (In and from Switzerland)
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