Small, busy cafe with sandwich/soup fare, bakery, and coffee
Stopped in for a drink with a friend cashier took my order and ten min later the guy from the bar? area took his time making the drink took anoter 5 minutes to make the drink while he chatted it up with another customer and the cashier.
less then impressed
I work in gastown and I've been to every cafe in the neighbourhood, and none of them come close to Bambo Cafe.
The sandwiches are so yummy and filling, I can't describe it; and if you want they'll make it in a wrap for you. The soups are all home-made, delicious, and filling.
For breakfast, the omelettes are truly unique and although you'll be full, they'll leave you wanting more as soon as it's finished. The egg bagel is what you HAVE TO try, I have one every morning on my way to work. By the way, they'll go out of their way to make the coffee the way you want it.
I love the music they play too. I just love this place.
Tell you what this place is good for - toasted foccacia sandwiches, nice and warm, good selection for vegetarian fare. The soups are always good too, try the lentil. The veggie pasta is tasty also. Overall, a good place to have lunch.
Love the Bambo cafe! Great latte's and soups.
Their lentil soup is the best i've had and am trying to replicate it at home
Not upscale and probably doesn't get a lot of tourists- has the feel of of a community place with lots of regulars.
A little unpretentious place that you feel comfortable in.
Among the few cafes in Gastown, this is by far the one with the best sandwich. Their foccaccia sandwiches are large and filling, and warmly toasted. The fillings are not overstuffed or dripping with dressing or mayo - a big plus! Also fillings are gourmet and fresh, and vegetarians will be delighted to find that their egg and tomato sandwich is unlike any other - must be the herbs. Compared to tiny, and rather bland, sandwiches at other cafes, these are formulated with heart and fresh ingredients. yum.
I have not tried bakery / coffee items tho.