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“Cafe des Artistes - the Cafe of Artistes?”
Review of Cafe des Artistes

Cafe des Artistes
Ranked #85 of 746 Restaurants in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Bali, Indonesia
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68 reviews
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“Cafe des Artistes - the Cafe of Artistes?”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Cafe des Artistes is one of Ubud's most popular restaurants but one wonders why. The artistry of the chef was not apparent. I could do a full food critique but I will spare you the trouble. Suffice to say, the garlic bread was sent back. Our steaks came soggy and lacking flavour. Twice we sent them back to try and get them seared and the end result was marginally better. The chocolate cake stuffed with cream was overly sweet and we left half of it on the plate. All the other desserts were local ice cream with various toppings. Why? when there is so much fantastic produce in Ubud! The drinks were fine and a good price. The music - a kind of jazz blues was fantastic. perfect pitch and just loud enough to enjoy with dominating the room. However in the end, the bill was high enough t warrant a meal of a much much higher standard. Go again? only if invited!

  • Visited January 2013
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“Whoa”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

I dont understand where some of you have been eating. This place is not good at all. Ambiance is a combination of things, this place had really bad cheesy 90's background elevator music going. You can just download some good tunes online. If all else fails just throw on some jazz or a cafe del mar cd. Secondly i went in for steak because you were raving on about it. Steak was way overcooked and had two frozen chunks of garlic butter on it. I returned and staff said thats how we do it here and i said okay i will wait for it to melt. Still frozen even after i finished my meal. Salad accompanying the steak was no good at all. Just cold veggies.

All in all it really was a tourist spot that Shows that ubud still has a ways to go before really offering up some culinary gems. The day i secure a land deal there i will bring you all something more legit. Show em how its done

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Orange County, California
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“Food decent, Service OK”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Nice location on a quiet alley in Ubud. Salads were good; main dishes were not as memorable. Service was not particularly attentive or friendly. We and we had to ask for our bill on several occasions before it was finally delivered.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank bruin4life93
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Perth
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“Quite a good restaurant”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

We had booked a dinner table for two, which turned out to be away from any fans in a dark corner. Oddly, one of the two chairs was positioned facing AWAY from the restaurant, and looking at some plants in the gloom.
The food and service were both good but neither of us felt completely comfortable.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Paul4444
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“Fabulous place for a romantic Christmas dinner”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

We had a wonderful Christmas dinner here. I have been here once before and remembered how much I liked it. We ordered off the regular menu. I had chicken in mushroom sauce and my husband had one of the signature steak dinners. Both of our dinners were excellent. He also had the mussels, which he said were some of the best he'd ever had. This is a very charming restaurant for those wanting some Western food in Ubud. The setting is beautiful-we ate in the garden under the twinkling lights in the trees. It is just off the main road so it is quiet and you don't get hassled by people selling stuff. The staff was very professional. The prices were very reasonable for an upscale restaurant in Ubud. Overall, it was the perfect place for a Christmas dinner in Ubud.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank mellwit
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