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“Italian cafe” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Calabria Coffee Bar

Calabria Coffee Bar
1745 Commercial Dr., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
604-253-7017
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Ranked #801 of 2,807 Restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Café
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“Italian cafe”
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.

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
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Vancouver, Canada
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150 reviews 150 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Best coffee place in Vancouver!”
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 fun! The Italian guys at the counter know what they are doing-they say they are the oldest coffee place on the Drive. The capaccinos are to die for, perfection every time. Good bakery items too, and great sandwiches. Go! Order something! People watch! La dolce vita!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Quick trip to Italy”
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.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“My favorite of the many cafes on the Drive”
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.

Visited November 2012
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“Busy Coffee Spot on the Drive”
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!

Visited December 2012
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