Café Bambu

Ahh – coffee!  You don’t have to go far in San Gerardo to find just the place to relax over a great latte and a fresh pastry, or pizza and a freshly made smoothie.  Café Bambú opened its doors in May 2011 and is located close to the village plaza, opposite the church.

The café is operated by Proyecto San Gerardo (see Get Involved for more information on this local non-profit organization) and all profits go to support free English, Computer Skills and First Aid classes, as well as a new restaurant apprenticeship program for girls.

Café Bambú is currently open Fridays and Saturdays from 11 am and Sundays from 9:00 am and specializes in freshly made breads, pies, cakes and cookies to enjoy at the café, or take away; as well as delicious pizza baked fresh to order and sold whole or by the slice. Our friendly staff include Ana and our volunteers and apprentices who are ready to serve you when you stop by.

On Sundays enjoy our farmer’s market Feria La Union that features fresh, local produce including cheese, vegetables, fruit, herbs, eggs, sausage, breads, chicken and more. The feria opens each Sunday at 9 am and there are children’s activities as well as live music and of course a great opportunity to enjoy a coffee with your friends!

Another bonus is free internet to anyone purchasing at the café, as well as a variety of local tourist information and books and magazines to browse. Don’t know where to hike in San Gerardo? What to do? Our staff will answer your questions and provide brochures and directions to help with your planning. And the airy ambience of the café – especially the sun-filled back room, makes for a great place to relax after a hike, meet with friends or kill time waiting for the bus!

Pizza delivered with a minimum order of 5,000 colones – call: 8974-3634 up to 5:00 pm. Delivery charge: 2000 colones.

Here’s a sneak preview of (some of) the menu:

Large  pizza:  meat, Hawaiian, vegetarian…… ¢ 5,000
Medium pizza……………………………………………… ¢3,000
Individual pizza…………………………………………… ¢1,500
Slice of pizza………………………………………………. ¢ 500

Cappuccino ……………………………………………….. ¢800
Americano ………………………………………………… ¢500
Smoothies made with milk………………………..  ¢1000
with water…………………….   ¢800

Muffins ……………………………………………………..  ¢300 each
Cakes ………………………………………………………..  ¢ 500 each

Whole wheat bread……………………… ¢2000 per loaf
Carrot, banana , or lemon/poppy loaf……… ¢2,000 each

Café Bambú:

Coffee, breads & pizza

San Gerardo de Rivas – at the plaza

8974-3634