Tuban Restaurants


As a great lover of Javanese food I am a regular patron at Kafe Batan Waru in Tuban. The sister restaurant to the one in Ubud, the cuisine is just as delicious and although not in a garden setting, the décor more than makes up for this. Located opposite Waterbom […]

Kafe Batan Waru: Tuban







Batan Waru is a modern Indonesian restaurant, located on busy Jl. Kartika Plaza in Tuban. As with some other restaurants in Bali, Batan Waru now has a photo menu, to go along with the standard printed menu. This helps to give new visitors to Bali, an idea of what they […]

Batan Waru: Indonesian restaurant in Tuban Bali



Bluefin is a modern-age Japanese concept restaurant. I have not eaten there as yet, but walking past, the design of the place alone demands attention. The impressive wine racks are pushed up against the front window. Located just down from Stadium Cafe, on Jl. Kartika Plaza, Bluefin has a Japanese […]

Bluefin: Japanese Fusion in Tuban Bali


Funny how once in a while you get a blast from the past. Today while checking out places in Tuban, I wandered past the first hotel I stayed at in Bali, or at least, when I moved here on Jan 1st 2003. I remember arriving in Bali, loaded down with […]

Yan’s Cafe: Tuban Bali


Tuban is an interesting place. Ngurah Rai airport is in Tuban, and a selection of large hotels line the beach, along Jl. Kartika Plaza. Riding around Tuban, away from Jl. Kartika Plaza, it becomes obvious that Tuban is a ‘local’ area, by that I mean, densely populated with wall to […]

Pepito’s Cafe: Tuban Bali



Western civilization is on a steady slide back into the swamp. Part of the death of western culture, is the fact we have to much stuff to take care of, and so many things we ‘need’ that we spend many of our waking hours not actually living, but in pursuit […]

Krispy Kreme doughnuts come to Bali