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“Fantastic atmosphere and Fantastic Sandwiches!!” 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 #80 of 153 Coffee & Tea in Vancouver
Cuisines: Cafe
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Vancouver, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Fantastic atmosphere and Fantastic Sandwiches!!”
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 too.


Have fun!

Ps. This is a cash only place.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“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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Vancouver, Canada
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176 reviews 176 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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28 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“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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