• CLOSED: Bamboozle Cafe

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Vietnamese food menu with a vegetarian section. Tofu is protein option, as are a large variety of vegetables. Rice paper rolls and pho are its specialties. Reported closed July 2023.

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30 Reviews

First Review by leannafsu


Points +54

10 Jun 2022

Great vegan pho!

Loved the vegan pho and the lemongrass tofu roll. Portions were HUGE! Also serves wine and sake cocktails.

Pros: Several vegan options



Points +594

04 May 2022

vegan pho

i got the vegan pho. the serving was huge and had amazing taste. a little pricey but would consider the food worth it.


Points +16

17 Apr 2022

Many great vegan options

There were vegan options from every section of the menu. We ordered vegan pho and vegan brown fried rice. Both were excellent! My sister who is an omnivore had red chicken curry and said it was delicious as well. The sake selection was perfect as well. I thought this restaurant was perfect for dining with a diverse group of eaters. We’ll be back soon!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Great vegan cookies, Even had vegan Vietnamese coffee!

Cons: Only metered parking was available


Points +28

16 Mar 2022

The best!

The absolute best vegan pho I've ever had. I do not eat mushrooms or onions and the bamboozled model is very easy to customize and accommodates this! They also have several other vegan options you cannot go wrong with. Amazing rolls! As a Tampa native, I can truly say it does not get better than this. The ambiance is also fantastic and even their water tastes refreshing with a slight mint/basil hint to it.


Points +94

20 Jan 2021

Can only give four stars

$5 vegan pho Tuesday. Awesome vegan menu with warm and cold desserts. Very friendly staff!


Points +197

02 Oct 2020

Some good vegan options.

Bahn mi was pretty good.

Pros: Vegan options clearly designated.

Cons: Not all vegan.


Points +1549

09 Feb 2020

Get the Vegan Pho

Run, don’t walk to Bamboozle Cafe and get the Vegan Pho

Pros: Best tasting Pho in Tampa, Affordable , Did I mention the taste.

Cons: Good food takes time. Plan accordingly


Points +285

05 Feb 2020

Delicious vegan pho

Big vegan menu. Cute cafe downtown. Pho was awesome. Fresh and clean and tasty!


Points +446

15 Jan 2020

Great Vegan Menu

They have a vegan menu and on Mondays they have “meatless Monday” where the vegan menu is 20% off. Their tofu pho is my FAVORITE and a reoccurring order for my through Uber eats.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Available on Uber eats


Points +13

16 Oct 2019

Delicious red curry

They have a nice vegan menu. I ordered the red curry dish (nicely spicy), which came with jasmine rice served in a whole coconut. Great choice, nice staff, and Katrina offered good suggestions for dessert.


Points +193

18 Aug 2019

A favorite in TPA!

Popped in here on a layover and had the vegan Pho...it was delish! I don’t like spicy so i had without jalapeños. Also got 2 lemongrass tofu fresh tools with peanut sauce to go for my flights later. They were amazing and stayed very fresh hours later!! Definitely will be back here again!!

Pros: Yummy, fresh , Reasonably priced, Friendly servers

Katie Le

Points +507

07 Mar 2019

Delicious light but super tasty vegan menu

I loved everything! The ambience is lovely. There is a full page vegan menu. I had two of the different rolls and a small pho, plus the cassava “cake” - which was divine and very unique! There were actually three vegan dessert options. Great place, I would definitely go back. It’s not fancy or formal but it is a nice and lovely spot for dinner.


Points +7169

22 Dec 2018

Fresh, Light Asian Fare

Flip to the last page of the menu for a full page of vegan options. Light, seasoned just so, spiced perfectly. Choice of traditional crispy, fried spring rolls or fresh soft garden rolls. Pho is seasoned without any salty presence. Curry was not oily. Papaya salad was light and crunchy.
Service excellent. Reservation recommended. Parking space impossible to find on a weekday evening. Off-street parking started at $11.00.

Pros: Fresh, lighter fare, Offers regular and scaled-down portions , Excellent service

Cons: Street parking difficult to find , Off-street lot parking expensive


Points +24

31 Oct 2018


Everything is fresh and delicious


Points +147

06 Oct 2018

Simple and yummy!

At the back of the menu there's a specific vegan menu, which is AWESOME! The food is good, staff is great, and the atmosphere is very calm and relaxing. Cucumber water was a plus! Definitely going back.

Pros: Delicious, Healthy, Vegan menu

Cons: Not recommend for picky eaters


Points +13

01 Aug 2018

Great restaurant

Delicious food, friendly service, nice atmosphere. Lots of vegan and vegetarian options. Love it!


Points +379

10 Feb 2018

Yummy pho

The vegan pho is really great and the artwork on the walls creates a nice vibe. No table service though.


Points +77

30 Dec 2017

the best place for vegans in tampa

They have an all vegan menu!!! Lots of options and very tasty


Points +1615

21 Nov 2017

Fresh Vietnamese

They have a nice section with lots of vegan options. I had a hard time choosing, but I ultimately opted for lemongrass tofu salad. The salad was really fresh, and the tofu had good texture and flavor. The sauce for the salad was really good as well. I wish they put a bit more vermicelli in the dish to make it more substantial, but that’s just a small quibble.
My only regret is that I didn’t get the crepes. The guy sitting next to me got them, and they looked really good. Maybe next time!

Pros: Lots of options


Points +52

Mostly Veg
28 Oct 2017

Great meal

Went in April. Superb meal. Great cocktails. Brilliant staff. They had never heard of Happy Cow!

Pros: Great options and they know their menu.

Cons: none


Points +70

25 Jul 2017

Pho to die pho

Go during dinner- bigger menu/more veg options


Points +351

03 Feb 2017

quick cafeteria-style Vietnamese

The ingredients were fresh and tasty. They make everything in front of you, like subway.

Pros: vegan labels, fresh ingredients, big portions

Cons: no table service


Points +526

21 May 2016

tasty vegan pho in downtown Tampa

I had the vegan tofu pho and it was outstanding. One of few options in downtown Tampa. In full disclosure, my 2 colleagues who had chicken dishes weren't too pleased with their meals.

Pros: nice vegan options, funky decor , fairly close to convention center

Cons: lunch time, long line, not that much seating, questionable meat dishes for non veg friends


Points +24

30 Oct 2015


Perfect location, food was great! The service could have been better but I was extremely satisfied with my meal, the serving size is huge!

Pros: food, variety of options , location

Cons: service


Points +163

27 Oct 2015

Delicious Vegan Options

This place is awesome and super affordable for a nice date night. They have a complete vegan menu with a variety spring rolls, soup and salads for apps, various entrees including a delicious vegan pho and several curries and some kinda crepe thing that was super tasty. This is one of my new favorite vegan spots. :)

Pros: price, variety, health conscious

Cons: downtown parking, service was a little crappy


Points +324

29 Mar 2015

everyone was happy

When traveling with 2 vegans and 2 omnis, it can be a challenge. The omnis feel like they're being persecuted when we go to a vegan place (yeah, I know).

Anyway, found this place through the happy cow app and it was a huge hit with everyone!

I had the small vegan pho which was light and flavorful. The Thai basil and kefir lime leaves gave it a subtle floral note.

The crunchy vegan pancake was fantastic. It hit all the right texture and flavor notes, and was under 500 calories.

Highly recommend. Only reason I took off 1 star was the lack of vegan-option desserts.

Pros: designated vegan section in menu, fresh and delicious

Cons: lack of vegan desserts

giant bunnie

Points +480

15 Mar 2015

great curry!!

great little place, super cool , easy to find, clean, nice, attentive service, great food! got the red curry with tofu and rice, the rice came in a coconut!! super cool little fun thing, food was just great, tons of veg and vegan options.
must try

Pros: good location , good food , good prices

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