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Bambo Cafe

Cafe, Canadian, Delicatessen
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301 Cordova St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1E5, Canada
(604) 681-4323
6:00 am - 12:00 am
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All 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
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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank heidianderaon
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank DimiBoo
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 menu inside differing in items and prices to what was advertised outside. I should've left... More 

Thank ohpenguinoh
Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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. The patrons are local artists, start-up professionals, designers, tech people and of course, tourists. The... More 

Thank PariYVR
Galway, Ireland
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94 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 washrooms were no better either. We ate our food which was fine but I would... More 

Thank Sarah C
Skryne, Ireland
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank HayG_2012
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Gena W
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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👌

Thank ArtNich
Toronto, Canada
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237 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Sarah L
Singapore, Singapore
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121 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cafe, Canadian, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Cordova St W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1E5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Gastown
  • Neighborhood: Gastown
  • Phone Number: (604) 681-4323

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

Staying in Gastown

Neighborhood Profile
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.
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