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Rio Helmi Gallery and Cafe

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Jl Suweta 6, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
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Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014

Stopping by at Localista became a daily routine during my time in Ubud. Great coffee and fruit juices, lovely people working there.

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Thank Florian B
Bali_Helmi, Owner at Rio Helmi Gallery and Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Florian, It was a real pleasure to acquaint you. Thank you for your regular visits and laughs, we too had a great time. We hope you come by soon again and enjoy more coffee, cakes and stories. Have a lovely time with Spring in Europe! Best and warm wishes, Localista More 

Noosa, Australia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

If you are in search of a great coffee, then this is one of the top 2 that I found.Friendly service with a good street view position with free WiFi so that you can go about your business and enjoy a REAL coffee!

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Thank Steve B
Bali_Helmi, Owner at Rio Helmi Gallery and Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Steve, Thank you for your good and straight forward review. We hope you come by again and re-enjoy our services. Thank you for your visit, see you soon again! Best and warm wishes, Localista More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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83 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014

Reading good reviews on TA we put Localista in our itinerary. It's a small cafe, walking distance from Saraswati temple so it is has easy access. I am not a cookie nor sugar fan however I decided to give it a try. They taste good..but my kids and wife who have more 'experience' on cookies think they a bit dry.... More 

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Thank Arsu_12
Bali_Helmi, Owner at Rio Helmi Gallery and Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Arsu_12, Thank you for your review and visit. We hope you have had a lovely coffee/drink either way. I'm sorry to hear the cookies were a little dry - we will keep this in mind and make the cookies more moist. Thank you for your comment! Please do come by again when you are back in Ubud and we... More 

Albany, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

Went to Localista with a friend when we were visiting Ubud. The cupcakes are absolutely delicious (some of them also gluten free) and we couldn't help ourselves to try the brownies as well. We came back the next day for breakfast and had a really lovely quiche with spinach and mushrooms. I'd recommend the mint tea as well which is... More 

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1 Thank song_3011
Bali_Helmi, Owner at Rio Helmi Gallery and Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Song_3011, Thank you for your lovely and very positive review! Happy to hear we could contribute to a good and pleasant stay here in Ubud with a useful map. Thank you for your regular visits and enthusiasm - please come by again next time, it would be a pleasure to host you again! Best and sincere (cupcake) wishes, Localista More 

Manila, Philippines
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

I had high hopes based on the reviews. The Tiramisu and Vanilla Cinnamon cupcakes I had were an utter dusappointment. Good cupcakes should be moist and soft and should stand on its own minus any icing. The ones I had were very dry and tasted very old. The only saving grace was the friendly server.

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Thank TREKKEARL
Bali_Helmi, Owner at Rio Helmi Gallery and Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Trekkearl, I'm so sorry to hear about your bad experience with us. I'm afraid the unfortunate cupcakes were part of an old batch which had not been marked. All our cupcakes older than 1 day are given 50% off. I fear we forgot to do mark them on this day. Our sincere appologies for this. If you are still... More 

Great Exuma
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

Wow. Melati, one of the owners, is incredible, and so good to her customers. When I asked her for gluten free and vegan tiramisu cupcakes and ginger cookies early on Christmas morning? Not a problem. And not just any cupcakes, or any cookies. Possibly the best I've ever had in my life - and believe you me I've had A... More 

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4 Thank Mariam F
Bali_Helmi, Owner at Rio Helmi Gallery and Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Mariam, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are ever so happy to make cupcakes with specific dietary requests - happy to hear you enjoy them so much as well :) We love that you keep ordering from us, as you know, you can contact me anytime and we are happy to cater and deliver. Thank you... More 

Ubud, Indonesia
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84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

Great location just a quick walk north of Ubud Palace. Be warned, the cravings you will get after having their cupcakes will haunt you around the world, and until they start delivering, that could be an issue. :-)

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2 Thank Brad-Anthony-Bali
Bali_Helmi, Owner at Rio Helmi Gallery and Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Bantha2013, Thank you very much for your lovely review, delighted to hear you loved our cupcakes so! If you are living in Bali, we happy to deliver to you as well, your cravings can then be catered to non stop ;) Please pop by again and we will happily provide you with a list of what you can order... More 

Utrecht, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

This nice little restaurants serves great healthy snacks and meals. The staff is friendly, calm and takes good care of their customers. The panini was great and I shamefully forgot all the nice (and hence the name, local!) ingredients it was made of.

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Thank Travelsynrg
Bali_Helmi, Owner at Rio Helmi Gallery and Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Travelsynrg, Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted to hear you had a lovely lunch and enjoyed our service so much. We hope to welcome you many times again. Happy to hear you support our philosophy of locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy the remainder of your travels and whenever you are back to Ubud again, please come again... More 

Thailand
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

This small place is famous for the cupcakes...are supposed to be the best ones on town, and I can't back that radical statement, mainly because my pocket and my stomach can not afford trying all the cupcakes in town...but, having tried the ones here, I can believe that is very difficult to find some that are as good!!! different recipies... More 

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Thank PatataAlCaliu
Bali_Helmi, Owner at Rio Helmi Gallery and Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Patata Al Caliu, Wow, what a lovely and positive review! Thank you very much. We are all very delighted to hear you had such a lovely experience in tastes and atmosphere. Please come again, we'll be sure to play with more flavours and offer a wide variety each time. We are happy to provide you with a safe little... More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

Ok so I have never agreed with the phrase you can't have your cake and eat it, why can't you! Well if you visit Localista at n.o 5 JL Suweta you definitely can have your cake and eat it and what a delicious cake it will be. A great range of cupcakes, chocolate treats & brownies. I have been staying... More 

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Thank JimmyBB
Bali_Helmi, Owner at Rio Helmi Gallery and Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Jimmy, Thank you for your lovely and positive response to our cafe. We are delighted to hear you enjoy our selection of coffee and food so much. You are always welcome to have your cake and eat it here, or take away ;) Thank you, Localista cafe More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Business meetings, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jl Suweta 6, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  Bali  >  Ubud

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?