Billed as the world’s first organic vegetarian cinema, Paradiso was founded by Liat Solomon, the island’s best-known macrobiotic chef. Solomon’s “Down to Earth” company now has six vegetarian restaurants and markets in Bali, including Divine Earth, Seminyak’s first raw-food restaurant. And now there’s Paradiso, which is right at home in quirky Ubud. An eclectic range of films are screened daily, from classics to conscience-raising documentaries, kids flicks and surf films. Get there early to grab one of the comfy sofas – and to read the menu before the lights go out.
Popcorn is organic and sprinkled with Himalayan salt, while the raw-food menu includes nut burgers, avocado soup and impressive desserts such as chocolate slice and blueberry pie. Vegetarian food is also available from adjoining Earth Café. The boutique downstairs sells natural make-up, clothes and jewellery and you can also catch live bands, dance classes, sound healing and drumming workshops. Check the website for the monthly schedule.
Set in the foothills of Bali, 35 kilometres from Seminyak, Ubud is an arts village surrounded by rice fields, palm groves and dramatic forested ravines. Known as the cultural heart of Bali, it is also a haven for gourmands and those looking to tap into the more spiritual side of the island.
Paradiso Ubud | Jalan Gautama Selatan, Ubud | +62 361 783 5545