Om Cafe History

In December 2001, a young East Indian woman who grew up in Toronto, Canada came to Bocas del Toro with a dream. Her dream was to live in a tropical paradise and open a little restaurant where she could enjoy winterless weather, good quality of life and be around green jungle instead of the concrete jungle.

In September 2002, her dream was realized when she opened up OM Cafe in a little street side location with the help of her mom, who, armed with her culinary expertise and family recipes, worked tirelessly to create a diverse and delicious menu.

Everything at OM Cafe is made from scratch the “old fashioned” way, from the masalas, to the paneer and even homemade yogurt. They pride ourselves on the fact that they don’t take shortcuts in making delicious authentic Indian cuisine.

It’s not just curry!

There seems to be a misconception about Indian cuisine that it is hot, hot, hot and loaded with curry! Admittedly, Indian food incorporates a lot of spices and some dishes are made to be hot and spicy but there is such a diversity in the types of ingredients used.

At OM Cafe, we were conscious of the fact that not everyone likes hot, spicy, curry dishes, therefore, we provide an array of dishes that cater to the more sensitive palettes. We also have Indian fusion specials that combine western cuisine with a little Indian flavour.

Our hours of operation are:

Monday to Saturday
5:00pm to 10:30pm (kitchen closes at 9:30pm)
Happy Hour 5:00pm to 6:30pm