Reviews written by who-da-thunk-it

I'm vegan
Registered on Jul 8 09

Cafe Bamboo in New Orleans, Louisiana
Jul 8 09

rating star

Recently traveled to NOLA and found this place. Henceforth when I now think of the Big Easy, I'll think of Cafe Bamboo. Walked there on a typical Nawlins day, one minute crazy hot & humid, then next a downpour of rain. Found this on the seedy edge of the French Quarter, and from the outside, it looks like a drive bar that has seen much better days. I opened the door and while it retained its dive bar mystique, inside it felt funky, cool & homey all at once. DJ turntable spinning, eclectic art on the wall, diverse crowd, etc. Now to the important stuff - the food was incredibly delicious -- the Sol "Chik'n" Po'Boy dressed & served on French Bread served with sweet potato fries was totally yummy. The Collard Green Rolls were also tasty. Although I had mineral water to drink, it was comforting to have a full bar only steps away from table. The staff were helpful and added a down home feel. My only complaint was the funky cushions on the chairs and benchs have seen better days.