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Prado Cafe

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1938 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best coffee in East Van

This place is awesome and although I'm rarely on The Drive Prado is also somewhere I will hit if I'm in the area. The space is light and there is plenty of seating and they now also have a parklet outside for those sunny days. Service is always friendly and fast and the coffee is always spot on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 6, 2014
HannahSeb
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This place is awesome and although I'm rarely on The Drive Prado is also somewhere I will hit if I'm in the area. The space is light and there is plenty of seating and they now also have a parklet outside for those sunny days. Service is always friendly and fast and the coffee is always spot on. They also... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Best "Crema" outside of a coffee shop in Rome I used to hang out at! Eclectic choice of music on vinyl and interesting people watching! Local coffee shop worth dropping by! Could use some art on the walls; it is a bit "stark"!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

It's got clean decor, large windows which is great for those gloomy Vancouver days, interesting looking guests, staff ask you how you wAnt your coffee, it's fresh and served with a friendly smile. If you're on the drive, pop in, but would not go out of my way to come back.

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Vancouver, Canada
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239 reviews 239 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I prefer to order and sit outside to on the grey bench outside where a local comic was interviewed recently by CBC for one of their specials on being single. Awesome coffee, helpful and unpretentious staff and again their lattes are to die for :)

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Of course everyone has their favourite cafe for different reasons. This one is my favourite. Why? First and foremost they put ALOT of attention into making first class espresso. While Prado is basically another 49th Parallel cafe, it has its own unique flavour. It's nice and bright and sunny inside, with benches outside. That's important to me. Dark dingy cafés... More 

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

It was my first visit of Prado Cafe, and it will definitely not have been my last. It's already one of my favorite ones in Vancouver. The "cookie with no name" is an insiders' tip. So don't miss it. People said, they serve one the best coffee's in town - yes they do! So don't miss it!

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Vancouver, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

I like this place. It's very open and has a clean charm with a commercial drive feel. Their traditional cappuccino is fantastic. Definitely worth a visit.

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Coffee custom made to perfection! Chai tea with flavour but you would need to add your own sweetener or ask for it, not the tea bag version. Wonderful owner who is willing to please. The treats we tried were healthy but not amazing. I like that they weren't full of sugar. This place is very casual and constantly full the... More 

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Regina, Canada
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94 reviews 94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

Prado is simple, clean, minimal and open, with large windows which let in lots of light (when the sun is out, that is!) The beverage offerings are good quality and a fair price. Definitely one of my favorite spots on The Drive.

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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

If you're looking for good coffee and an even better space to work in, come to Prado Cafe in Vancouver's Commercial Drive neighbourhood. Situated on the corner of E 4th and Commercial Drive in a heritage brick building, Prado seems to attract a cross section of the neighbourhood - the bohemian parents with well-dressed toddlers, the university students and freelance... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1938 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?