Set in the leafy streets of the Umalas, Pulp Art Juiceteria is a lovely little café serving up a vast selection of juices, salads and wraps. The setting is relaxed and homely, it feels more like a friends living room than a café, with a hotchpotch of furniture, comfy couches, coffee tables and a small terrace at the front.
The deli counter is filled with an abundance of fresh fruit and you can choose from the menu or create your own. While fruit juices are a staple on many menus on the island, Pulp Art is the first dedicated juice bar serving up imaginative and evocatively named organic concoctions that can be given an extra nutritional boost with health supplements from the Young Living range, and additions such as bee pollen, wheat grass, spirulina and flax seeds. Try the Some Like it Hot, with tumeric, flax seed, chlorophyll, wheat grass and goji berries: the Elvis Parsley Cocktail with carrots, parsley, ginger and bee pollen. Fruit Smoothies include the very zingy Rasberry Ginger Lemonade, Chocolate Berry Blend and Tamarillo Passion.
Founded by friends Orly and Sajan, the concept was simple, to provide good healthy food and fresh juice. Orly explains that she ‘lives on juice’ but couldn’t find a proper juice bar on the island, so opened one herself. The café celebrates the art of juice, and also the art of photography, her evocative photographs cover the pillars and the walls, and are even super imposed on some of the floor tiles. Pictures are for sale and can be ordered as prints, posters, lampshades and screens.
We visit on a steamy hot afternoon, and find the air con, dub reggae soundtrack and mellow vibe are highly conducive to chilling out and I am soon cooling down with an icy Strawberry Fields from the Frozen yoghurt range. It is truly sublime, made from scratch and obviously with love, this is quite possibly the best frozen yoghurt I have ever had. Fresh berries, banana and apple have been crushed into the yoghurt, with the crunchy addition of cacao beans. I chat with one of the other customers who tells me that she is here for her daily fix – “this stuff is just so addictive,” she says. I know!
I could spend all day here devouring yoghurt but will leave that for my next visit, instead move on to the salads, opting for the Pulp Art Salad, in which you get to choose all your favorites, which pretty much guarantees the perfect salad. A form lists all the options, from vegetables and greens, to fresh herbs, seeds and dressing, just tick what you want and the staff will assemble your customized creation ….. My choice includes greens, fresh mint, basil, carrot, beetroot, avocado, sprouts and a lemon dressing, each mouthful bursts with freshness, vitality and flavor. Wraps are a good option for breakfast, try the Omelet Feta Spinach Olive, or for lunch with Humus, Mexican and Grilled Chicken. I have the Middle East-Labane with homemade yoghurt cheese, vegetables, chives and mint. The cheese is divine, imbued with a unique Middle Eastern flavor, and is perfectly complemented by fresh chives and mint.
Daily specials of Muffins, quiche and soup are listed on the blackboards, and I spot bulbous cranberry muffins, slices of Mulberry pie, delicate individual quiches, and heart shaped superfood spice bars loaded with natural goodness. Glass jars are loaded with herbal teas and there is also a range of Young Living supplements and essential oils on display.
Pulp Art Juiceteria, Umalas 11, No 78
Phone +62 361 731212