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Bambo Cafe


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$5 - $10
Cafe, Canadian, Deli
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Enjoy a cup of our house blend, specialty coffee, or a coffee cup customized to your liking
Herbal Tea
London Fog
Matcha latte
Chai latte
Iced coffees
Mocha Frappé
Coffee beans (half pound)
Coffee beans (pound)
bambo Salad
Spinach, avocado, olives, red & green peppers, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, olive oil & fresh lemon juice
Garden salad
sunflower seeds, lettuce, tomato, cucumbers & Italian dressing
Baby spinach
Spinach, olives, cucumbers, tomato, olive oil & balsamic vinegar
Lettuce, tomato, cucumber, olive oil & balsamic vinegar
Caesar w/ croutons
Greek salad
With feta cheese & kalamata olives
Dolmades Salad
Includes 4 dolmades & house bread on the side of a green salad topped w/ olive oil & balsamic vinegar
Lemon pepper chicken breast w/ pesto sauce
With cranberry sauce
Roast Beef
With marinated mushrooms
Authentic Crabmeat w/ avocado
Smoked Salmon
With capers w/ mascarpone cheese
Egg w/ sundried tomato pesto
With avocado, marinated mushrooms, spinach, & pesto
Black forest ham & mustard
Tuna melt
Cheese Tortellini
Vegetable Penne
Tuna Pasta salad
Chicken rice wrap w/ side house salad
Vegetable rice wrap w/ side house salad
Lentil soup – Vegan & gluten free
Soup of the day
Cinnamon twist
Gluten free cookie
Large chocolate chunk cookie
Large Peanut butter cookie
Selection of squares
Oat fudge, pecan, date, lemon, brownies
Spinach feta pocket
Veggie Roll
Cream cheese
Cream cheese, tomato, & cucumber
Tomato, egg, & cheddar cheese
Ham, egg, & cheddar cheese
Butter & Jam
Banana & peanut butter
Apple, cinnamon, & cheddar cheese
Served w/ house bread, fresh fruit, & hash browns
With tomatoes, sundried pesto, & cheese
Red & green peppers, garlic, onions, tomatoes, & cheese
With tomatoes & cheese
Ham & cheese
With mushrooms
Jegg omelet
Includes 3 eggs, tomatoes, & avocado
Poached eggs
Egg white omelet
Extra toppings are available
Fresh Squeezed juices
Banana Milkshake
San Pellegrino
Limonata, Aranciata, Mineral water
The usual sodas
including Ginger Ale, Mountain Dew, Barq’s Root beer
Bottled water
Vitamin Water
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Reviewed December 30, 2018

I love the oldschool design of this coffee shop - the doorway, the counter, the jazz instruments on the wall. It's a nice and quiet place to hangout, more spacious than most places you'll find in this part of Gastown. The coffee was so-so to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Roxy604
Reviewed July 29, 2018

A total gem of a cafe, we discovered it while wondering around gastown looking for somewhere to get some lunch. Right by the gastown clock, down the street fronted by the water street cafe (which although recommended in tourist guide books looked very fancy and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Gwyneth E
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful find! Old school coffeehouse with the best coffee we found in all our sleuthing in Vancouver. Unexpected deliciousness: roasty and deep with no bitter edge. We had a triple latte, a double short mocha, and a triple grande mocha. Almost returned for...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank lazykfarm
Reviewed December 10, 2017

I have come to this cafe every week, and 2 weeks ago, the manager asked me to bring cash instead of a credit card, as it charged them too much. I said I'd try. I brought cash last week (one of her staff served me),...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank s123s2017
Reviewed October 23, 2017

Discovered this gem while walking around Gastown in Vancouver. The sandwiches were quite unique in taste and construction. It was quite a find. A himlthough the restaurant is quite small, the atmosphere is conducive to a very enjoyable meal.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank JoeV32174
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

This cafe is very close to my school, so I come here often. If you order food it would take about 10-15 minutes dependin com the day and what you order. But I come here often because of the great coffee and food!

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank heidianderaon
Reviewed August 3, 2016

This little place offers good small meals, like soup, bagels, pies and cakes. Service is fast and the place is inexpensive.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank DimiBoo
Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

I went here for breakfast last weekend and found the man taking the orders incredibly rude. When I asked for a menu he shouted that it was on the wall despite the 2 customers in front of me both having a paper version and the...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank ohpenguinoh
Reviewed March 29, 2016

Bambo Cafe is one of the oldest surviving restaurant cafes in Gastown. It's owner operated and a staple in the fibre of Gastown. Quite often, I recognize other locals who frequent Bambo Cafe for the exceptionally friendly service, the fresh food and the funky vibe....More

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank PariYVR
Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

We called in here for breakfast while wandering around gastown. We ordered and sat down. The staff were not very friendly and it was only after we took our seat I realised how grubby and dirty the place was. Dust and grime were everywhere. The...More

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank Sarah C
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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
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