Restaurant type

  • Fast Food,

Cuisine type

  • American Cuisine,


  • Burger,
  • Poutine,

Products and Services

  • Delivery,
  • Order Online,
  • Online Reservation,
  • Bar,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
1818 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4A5
Useful Information

Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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  • $26 To $60,

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Finding great eats on Commercial Drive is easy, with endless options lining the 21-block strip, between 13th Avenue and Venables Street. So when new restaurants come along, it’s important they bring something new to the table. The Cannibal Café did just that when it opened in 2012, but thankfully, and contrary to what their name suggests, it wasn’t human meat.

The punk rock-inspired diner serves up gourmet burgers made from certified BC organic beef, as well as veggie, turkey and salmon patties—all made in-house. General manager Jen Temple thinks what sets The Cannibal Café apart from the rest is that they control the process of all their meats.

“We cut, grind and press our burgers fresh every day and because we control that process, burger’s can be cooked to different degrees.” Jen explains.

Having a variety of options to choose from has definitely added to its popularity.

“We enjoy coming up with creative ideas for specialty burgers or people can build their own,” Jen says. “We even feature a new burger each month to keep the menu exciting. Last month we had the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Burger,” a pizza burger with dry cured pepperoni, sauteed peppers and onions, house-made marinara, provolone cheese and roasted garlic mayonnaise. It sold so well that we ended up adding it to our regular menu and renamed it the Kowabunga burger.”

Another favourite are the milkshakes, which come straight up or in a variety of boozy options. Indulge on Milkshake Mondays, a weekly special that gets you a free milkshake with the purchase of any burger.

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Best spots to drink wine on Vancouver's Commercial Drive

Best spots to drink wine on Vancouver's Commercial Drive

Sure, you can find your favourite wine at the liquor store and enjoy it at home, but then you’d be missing out on the awesome retro decor and laid-back atmosphere at The Cannibal. The cool checkered floor, vinyl booths and punk rock concert posters give it a fun, retro vibe. If you’ve never had poutine with a glass of wine, come see what you’ve been missing.

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The original Commercial Drive location of the Cannibal Café is one Commercial Drive’s newest restaurant, serving up hand ground beef burgers and authentic milkshakes in a nostalgic, rockin’, diner-esque environment!

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Known for its burgers (don’t worry, they’re made of animal meat), this punk-rock diner on the Drive is happy to cater to the many vegetarians in the neighbourhood. You could go for the veggie burger, but why not go old-school with their grilled cheese made with provolone, smoked gouda, mozzarella and a crispy cheddar top? Dunked into the soup it comes with, this sandwich is so good it will bring out the savage in you.

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