A few doors down is Warung Sopa, a bit bigger, but also very local. Wonderful pumpkin soup, home made coconut ice cream and other food, good coffee and I taught them to make an awesome chai tea latte. A great place to hang out. Also a lot cheaper than restaurants in the next, well known, street.
I hardly left my street, but I did discover some other nice places:
Starting from the bridge at the Blanco museum there is a lovely walk along the river into the rice fields, with beautiful views.
On that side of town (Penestenan) there are many houses for rent, looking over the rice paddies.
The raw food restaurant Alchemy has the best salads, raw cakes and breakfast bar in town.
One night, when friends from Holland were visiting they took me out for dinner in the upscale Bridges restaurant, with a view of the river. The food, romantic setting and level of service here were even better than in the rest of town.
Lots of real Thai food as well: Siam Sally and Warung Siam are my favorites. The first one is a tiny bit more upscale and has live music. The second one served home cooked food at tiny prices.
I became a member of Hubud, the co-working space in Ubud, where lots of digital nomads gather. They apparently have the fastest internet in town (20MB), but with so many nomads working there, I was not really impressed. The view of the rice paddies is beautiful, but it was very hot and busy when I visited: looked like an office to me.
Across the road is Tropical View cafe, with amazing views and a nice breeze. The food here was nothing special, but the view and setting exceptional. I would rather work here than in Hubud, though I still went to Hubud in the evenings (when nobody was there) for my Skype calls.
Back in ‘my part of town’ I can recommend Soma, also a raw food restaurant in a great setting and Kafe; a more upscale health food cafe setting where you find lots of nomads with their laptops. Their food and drinks are amazing, just a bit more ‘expensive’ (It was the first time in three weeks that I spent US$10 for a snack and a fruit shake.)