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Prado Cafe

1938 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #314 of 2,809 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Most recent review
- Sep 6, 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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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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Somerset
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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237 reviews 237 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 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
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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