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“Nice baguette sandwiches”
Review of Bloom Restaurant - CLOSED

Bloom Restaurant
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: This place serves both Vietnamese and Western food and is a great place for a meal or snack.
Reviewed January 19, 2014

Read about Bloom in the Lonely Planet guidebook and decided to have lunch there to support a good cause. It's an unassuming and simple kind of place, probably better for breakfast or lunch rather than dinner.

The coffee and baguette sandwiches are tasty and inexpensive, and the brownies are delicious! The staff was friendly.

There is a display on the wall that shows the work they've done to help disadvantaged children.

Reading some the reviews, I'm not sure what people expected when they ate there. Bloom is a nice little café. Nothing more, nothing less. It's not fine dining, yet it's a neat little place to visit for lunch.

Thank Pat5150
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Perhaps I was there on an off day but this was one of the worst meals I've eaten in Vietnam. I read about it in Lonely Planet so wanted to support the training of disadvantaged youths. I had lemongrass pork (steamed rice is purchased separately) and an iced coffee for 98.000VND. The pork was tough and the "steamed" rice was old, hard and crunchy - very disappointing all round.

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Thank Kerry143
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Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

I went here twice having seen it recommended in Lonely Planet. The food takes a while (up to 15 mins) but was very good both times and for very reasonable prices. Decor is basic but clean and pleasant, and the walls display the restaurant's work that it does for disadvantaged children. Staff make sure you have everything then leave you alone until you want your bill, which was a nice touch - I hate being pestered to leave! Would recommend.

Thank total_walker
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Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

Went here as read in lonely planet that it was a café for a good cause. However, there was hardly any evidence or info on this. The service was terrible; the girls just sat chatting and on mobile phones. The café was gloomy, dark and uninviting. The food was overpriced and not great. The 'fries' had barely seen the frier- they were badly undercooked. Would not go here again.

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Thank jo_and_luke
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

We went there because it was around the corner of our hotel and it was raining. We where the only people, but the service was really slow. We had pizza and pasta and it was very tasty, but there was not much so we did not get full after eating. But it will be enough for a lunch.
It was pretty cheap - maybe because of the lack of food..
The restaurant is pretty worn but the cause it really good!

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Thank MBelling
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