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Bambo Cafe

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Delicatessen, Canadian
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301 W Cordova, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
(604) 681-4323
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Fri 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Funky and Very Friendly!

Was just strolling around Gastown earlier today, and happened to drop into Bambo Cafe. The staff were so friendly, the food fresh, well presented, and tasted so good. The vegetarian wrap was excellent. So too the chai tea latte, and the apple, limon, ginger juice. It's apparently been there for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2015
HayG_2012
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Skryne, Ireland
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Skryne, Ireland
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Was just strolling around Gastown earlier today, and happened to drop into Bambo Cafe. The staff were so friendly, the food fresh, well presented, and tasted so good. The vegetarian wrap was excellent. So too the chai tea latte, and the apple, limon, ginger juice. It's apparently been there for over 17 years and one of the original gastown restaurants.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A small little eatery, with good fresh food. I had the omelette which came with a small side of potatoes and toast. Free wifi was a plus. Friendly staff.

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Thank Gena W
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Just dropped into the Bambo Cafe by chance while walking through The Gas Town district of Vancouver. Our best breakfast of the holiday so far. Friendly staff, freshly squeezed orange juice, omelette eggs over easy, bacon toast, jam and large mugs of quality tea. Even a choice of gluten free bread. Well worth a visit👌

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Thank ArtNich
Toronto, Canada
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213 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

A cool place in Gastown for brunch. The 4 of us had specialty coffees and lunch for $46.00. Soup and sandwiches were fresh and awesome. This is such a lovely area for a stroll and we just happened upon this place as other trendier joints were full. There are about 7 small tables. Soon this place will be packed Sundays... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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101 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Our initial plan was to eat in a more popular sandwich place in Gas Town, but it was closed for the holidays. So, since it was a nice sunny, albeit cold, winter’s day, we strolled along the area and stumbled on Bambo Café, a quaint “hole in the wall” café that was exactly what we felt like trying out. We... More 

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Thank BobM08
London, UK
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99 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Tried this two days running. Tiny little cafe, catering to the take out clientele, however we stayed and had two hot breakfast bagels, fresh squeezed juice and coffee. There are no major breakfast items on the menu be warned except for omelettes, bagels and pastries. Can't say it was anything spectacular but certainly it was hot, tasty, healthy, and a... More 

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Thank SimonndJulie
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Very nice staff and amazing waffles served with fruit. Location easy to find, interior only average though.

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Thank Samtpfoetchen88
Vancouver, Canada
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

I've been coming here regularly for breakfast since 1997, mainly for the excellent omelettes and Americanos, and the friendly owners and jazzy atmosphere. Try the Jeff omelette for a nice change: 3 eggs, tomato & avocado in open-faced presentation. They charge a bit less than most Gastown eateries. Great for sitting outside in summer.

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Thank GastownWanderer
Dusseldorf, Germany
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Thanks to the Bambo Cafe we got some real good breakfast - my daughter had a fantastic belgian waffle, I loved my huge, warm and perfect cinnamon roll and my husband just made the perfect choice with a breakfast bagel and the best fresh quinoa salad we`ve been eating in a while! With good coffee (almond milk at no extra... More 

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Thank Cl_Ann_Ton
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

As a Vegetarian I was shocked to realize there is no real separate prep areas for meat or veggie meals. Vegetarian sandwiches are prepared on the same surfaces, using the same knives and utensils as the meat counterparts and the grill/ toaster was one of the main offending places for cross-contamination. Chicken pieces would fall from a sandwich onto the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 301 W Cordova, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighborhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: (604) 681-4323

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Delicatessen, Canadian
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Gastown

Neighborhood Profile
Gastown
A visit to Gastown is like turning back the clock and stepping into a bygone era. With the distinction of being Vancouver's oldest neighborhood, the many plaques that stud the cobbled streets of Gastown tell the story of its colorful past, giving Vancouver's history a more lively presence here than anywhere else. Having been originally founded around a popular worker's saloon, it's no wonder that today some of Vancouver's best micro-breweries, creative cocktail joints, and corner bars can be found in this area. Classical charm suffuses its many vintage boutiques and the brick-built structures that an army of creative professionals call home.