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Calabria Coffee Bar

1745 Commercial Dr., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
604-253-7017
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Ranked #710 of 2,798 restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Café
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- Jul 2, 2014
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English first
Fraser Valley, British Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Have been coming to this family owned cafe for nearly 20 years and have never been disappointed. . Great coffees made from the Mercedes Benz of espresso machines, delicious sandwiches and gellatos, and run by the original owner and his sons. It's sort of like being a guest in their house, so you play by their rules, which is okay... More

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Cornwall
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

You are made welcome as soon as you enter the cafe. Coffee is extremely good and the sandwiches are made to order, and they are fantastic.

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Richmond, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I've been to this place many times over the years and loved this place. But when I was just there with my 3 kids, the young man (Nick's son) was friendly and welcoming. Our car had been either towed or stolen during dinner and we asked if we could sit inside to find out where it was because it was... More

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

For an italian experience visit Cafe Calabria! The interior decor is similar to a little Italian Piazza and the atmosphere is always lively. A lot of famous people have their pictures taken with the owners here. Now for the food, excellent Espresso's, and the Franks Special Sandwich.... MMMM MMMM GOOOODDD!! The brothers that run the place have very interesting personalities... More

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32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Stopped for sandwiches on a Sunday afternoon. You order them-they make them and bring them to you. Very good bread. Quite a diverse group of customers. Some with sandwiches, some ice cream, some with coffee. Doors pulled back for fresh air and great people watching! Enjoyed it.

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

If you want a great outing, head over to Commercial drive to this little Italian place! When you get there, you will smile, and think you've found a little corner of Italy! I don't know what to say about the decor, but that it is ornate, with lots of Roman looking statues! Loud and boisterous at times, but lots of... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Great spot for an espresso on Commercial Drive. Servers are fun Italian chaps. It's loud and often very busy inside, but grabbing one of the tables on the sidewalk outside provides a great opportunity for not-to-be-missed Commercial Drive people watching.

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Vancouver, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

A traditional friendly, family-run Italian cafe, with murals and sculptures, coffee, chai, sandwiches made to order, gelato and other desserts. My favorite. Sit outside or in the windows and for people-watching.

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Vancouver, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

This Italian coffee shop serves up excellent espresso drinks consistently. Was packed with people on a Saturday afternoon. Very ornate Greco Roman decor adds to its charm. Also served fresh made panini sandwiches and gelato. Not to be missed!

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Vancouver
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

The atmosphere in this Italian cafe is great but the coffee not so much - my latte was pretty ordinary. Also there are no muffins which is unusual in this "muffin mad city".

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