We had lunch again in Lereng Agung after our visit to Besakih. This is a touristy restaurant that is in the middle of nowhere. In the 2 times that we ate there on 2 visits to Besakih, there were no locals eating, an indication already of the place. The buffet food was lousy but edible except perhaps for the noodles and the fried bananas. Even the coffee tasted like mud! There was no other option for a lunch stop in the area so we again went to this place even as we already knew what to expect.
To top it all, when I tried to give my credit card to pay for our group, I was told by the waitress that they don't accept credit cards. So I offered to pay in US dollars. She quoted me a rate which our driver found disadvantageous so he talked to the manager. The manager agreed to take my credit card but added a 3% surcharge. Oh well, the price to pay for not bringing enough local currency. Next time around, we should just pack lunch.