Located in the heart of University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University District.

Bao specializes in the concept of Vietnamese subs and Taiwanese steamed buns, known as Bánh mì and Gua Bao.


Located in the heartstrings of the Waterloo University District, Bao Sandwich Bar specializes in the popularized concept of Vietnamese sandwiches and Taiwanese steamed buns, known as Bánh mì and Gua Bao.

Bao Sandwich Bar takes on a modern approach to a variety of asian cuisines, focusing on traditional staple foods. Originating in the late 19th century, bánh mì was a product of French colonialism, by bringing together the french baguette with native Vietnamese ingredients. Gua Bao, on the other hand, is Taiwan’s "go to" street food, beloved for its flavours and textures.

This food style has since exploded to "foodie" culture through increased exposure. At Bao Sandwich Bar, we make our own staple ingredients. By combining one with another, we have created our own variations of flavourful sandwiches to introduce to the community.

We are constantly innovating, and will be introducing a diversity of cuisine through our snacks and sandwiches. At Bao Sandwich Bar, we strive to create awareness and excitement for our food to the surrounding community.

From 62 Balsam St. turn right onto Larch St. and right into the Sage3 Condo parking lot.



62 Balsam St, Unit #B106

Waterloo, ON, Canada

N2L 3H2


Monday  |  11 A.M. - 10 P.M.

Tuesday  |  11 A.M.- 10 P.M.

Wednesday  |  11 A.M. - 10 P.M.

Thursday  |  11 A.M. - 10 P.M.

Friday  |  11 A.M. - 10 P.M.

Saturday  |  11 A.M. - 10 P.M.

Sunday  |  Closed


519-208-1BAO (226)