This plant-based restaurant nestled all in green just outside Ubud has its own permaculture garden where most of your meal will come from.
Permaculture is based on the idea that nature and all its elements already know how to work together. If we can observe and learn from the natural symbiotic relationships that already exist in nature and apply those principles to agricultural (and even social) design, we can produce food and other resources with minimum inputs, maximum outputs. Certain plants placed side-by-side can help each other to grow, feed each other, some might attract insects important to the growth of another, all waste is reused in some way; every element is selected and placed to help produce efficiently.
Beyond the garden, the restaurant serves up a mix of raw and cooked delicacies. It's the kind of place where they use hollowed out lemongrass as drinking straws to sip all manner of delicious health drinks, they craft imaginative things like jackfruit mignon (hold the filet), raw cashew cheese lasagna, zucchini fettuccine, tofu laksa and vegan coconut ice cream to finish.
The road to get here is the kind I love to take too, an easy-to-miss turn, off a winding jungle road outside Ubud. It takes you along a skinny path you're sure must be taking you the wrong way, until you arrive at the entry, walk through the foliage and into the quiet, leafy outdoor dining room.