Restaurant type

  • Bistro,
  • Coffee Shop,

Cuisine type

  • Italian,


  • Wheelchair-accessible Restaurant,
  • Restaurant With Terrace,

Products and Services

  • No Alcohol,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
1745 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4A4
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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  • $11 To $25,

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    Fred Baaske

    Best place on the Drive for coffee and lunch. The sandwiches are amazing and the staff are the best. I’ve come for years with the family and am now introducing the grandchildren. They love the ice cream, sweets and decor. Do yourself a favour and visit during Christmas to see the place fully decorated.

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