Part of the joy of this little thatched-roof cafe, set overlooking a rice field in Ubud, is the journey there. You turn off the main road (Jalan Raya) up an unpaved driveway, wander into a narrow laneway – sidestepping motorbikes and potholes – and down a path lined with palm trees and set alongside some of the prettiest rice paddies you ever did see.
There is plenty along the path to tempt you out of the heat – yoga studios, sari stalls, aromatherapy and massage clinics – but if you go the distance to Sari Organik you will be rewarded with fresh watermelon juice and simple organic meals using produce grown on the property. And what a lush, peaceful little property it is….
Want more? Check out my Wanderlust on Bondi Beach Radio Bali Special, which includes loads of great interviews from this trip to Bali and an accompanying soundtrack!