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Abruzzo Cafe

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1321 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
6042542641
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We were on Commercial Drive and needed a fix of Java. Here is this little place, owner run, with just what we needed. It doesn’t look like much from the outside or on the inside. Slightly run down and dated. And just the sort of place one would visit if living in the neighbourhood. Has that casual, don’t get too... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This place truly shows what Canada is and you'll know what I mean when you go there. This is a little family run Italian café. We went there to watch the Italy vs Germany Eurocup game. We were glad to have gone a bit early as we got three of the last few seats left. We started with their cappuccinos,... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2012

I come here alot because it is good to keep up with the English Premier League football especially the Aston Villa games. The hot chocolate here is very good.

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

Exceptional Coffee! Very crowded and had to wait longer than I would have liked to get coffee and a sweet but worth the wait.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2008

Gelato! It's pretty good, although the pistaccio isn't too flavourful.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$9
Cuisine
Cafe
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1321 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Commercial Drive
  • Neighbourhood: Commercial Drive
  • Phone Number: 6042542641

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Commercial Drive
Commercial Drive, also called "The Drive," comprises of twelve sauntering blocks of modest and unfussy counter-culture. Straddling the line between sophisticated and unadorned, it is favoured by students, artists, writers, designers, and start-ups, and suffused throughout with a healthy off-beat counter-culture. The kind of neighbourhood which well-springs thought-revolutions and has the odd bit of self-aware graffiti, Commercial Drive has resisted gentrification in favor of continuing to build a thriving den of affordable multiculturalism. Once known as Vancouver's "Little Italy," it has also been the immigration point for Guatemalans, Hondurans, and Portuguese to the city. The resulting hodgepodge makes for poetry readings in espresso cafes, social debates in early-open bakeries, and eco-activism posters pinned up in the many multi-ethnic markets in the area. Commercial Drive is where you go to feel like a local, and if you have them, bring the kids – The Drive has a number of bookshops, toy stores, and attractions to get them involved too.
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