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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Real coffee by great baristas: Love this cafe

On holiday from the antipodes and searching for more than the drip or capsule coffee which seems so popular here. Spotted this place en route to the sky train and picked up a coffee to go. From then on, I also made sure to allow time to stop here even detouring a bit on some occasions. Fantastic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

On holiday from the antipodes and searching for more than the drip or capsule coffee which seems so popular here. Spotted this place en route to the sky train and picked up a coffee to go. From then on, I also made sure to allow time to stop here even detouring a bit on some occasions. Fantastic staff who remember... More 

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The Caffè Americano is excellent. The baked goods are meh - seriously, why do hipsters need to overbake everything? Is there some kind of 'before it was cool' virtue in an unpleasant muffin? The service is good. It's usually too busy to find a place to sit (especially on a Saturday morning), but there is seating outside on the Drive,... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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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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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Somerset
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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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: Cafe
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?