On my only food friendly day in Ubud, I wonder the streets in search of a healthy cafe. I have a list of potentials and ask a local man to point me in the direction of one within walking.
‘This one too far,’ he says as he points to the notebook in my hands, ‘you need taxi. Don’t know this one’, as he points to another but then, ‘ahh, Soma is not far.’
‘I can walk there?’
‘Yes, not far you can walk,’ he says as he moves his right hand in the direction of the cafe.
So, I turn right from the Yoga Barn’s alley and onto Jilan Raya Pengosekan.
It’s mid-morning and relatively quiet. I love how the shopkeepers do not harass me nearly as much as they do in Kuta.
Shops are close together, piled up on each other it seems. I keep my eyes open for Soma as I walk and take it all in.
Just when I thought I may have missed it, I spot the sign for Clear Cafe. This one’s on my list and I remember a positive review from another blogger so I decide to go in.