Artisanal - Local - Small Batch Roasts - Commercial Drive Coffee Available at The Drive Coffee Bar

Not only can you come in and enjoy our delicious organic coffees on the bar; you can also take us home to be craft brewed by you...  Come by the coffee bar at 1670 Commercial Drive in East Van - The Heart of Little Italy.


Looking for Young Vancouver Artists - The Drive Coffee Bar in East Van Wants You!

Are you a young artist in Vancouver that is struggling to get their art shown?  Are you a young artist that is dying to teach others your craft? I am talking about artists that might paint, draw or shoot pictures...   Our coffee bar offers it's walls monthly to local artists to show off their art. No charge. No fees.  No commissions. What you sell is yours  We just give you a place to showcase your art to the patrons of the coffee bar. We also can do events like the one pictured. This was a a "teach you how to paint night" by one of our young local artists Maria Bertosh.  If you want to teach people how to paint, draw or take those incredible pictures, reach out to us.  We would be happy to assist you in supporting that.  Contact Julia at or contact Kenny at   The Drive Coffee Bar is a community styled coffee bar located in East Vancouver's Little Italy. 

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Coffee Love... The Drive Coffee Bar and The Commercial Drive Coffee Company

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Why we started a coffee company...  Why we want you to join us to try our coffee at The Drive Coffee Bar at 1670 Commercial Drive in the Heart of East Vancouver's Little Italy!

We got together in early 2010 and decided that we were not as thrilled with where the coffee scene in Vancouver was headed as many in the city had taken us... It was pretty clear that the over roasted coffee in one famous multi-national was very popular and what was also very clear was that the roasting in Vancouver had headed toward an acidic/citric profile to be different from that big player. We liked neither approach...

We wanted to get back to the feelings and flavours that we all found while touring Europe. Similar flavours that you would have found on The Drive when the 1st European immigrants, mostly Italian, settled in Vancouver's Little Italy in the heart of East Van. We wanted that aroma and flavour that resonated throughout the coffee bars and homes of Europe. That coffee that inspired the discussions for change and betterment of people, that coffee that elicited debates in homes that could be heard down the street, that coffee that brought us together after a wonderful meal. We wanted a coffee that evoked those feelings of warmth or family and tradition.

Give us a try and let us know how we did. We would love to hear from you - good or bad - as we have always been, and will always be about the conversations that coffee inspires...

We are available at fine retailers across British Columbia and we are now available online across Canada on Amazon Canada.


Why Opened The Drive Coffee Bar - 1670 Commercial Drive

The Drive Coffee Bar is a result of us wanting to give back to the community of Commercial Drive. We wanted to have a place where we could obviously sell our coffee, but more importantly, we wanted a place where our neighbors and neighborhood could congregate and discuss the goings on in East Vancouver and beyond. We wanted to provide a safe and fun place for our neighborhood employees to hang out and have their friends hang out. We want to be a central part of The Drive’s community.

Our walls are adorned with the paintings and/or photography of local artists. We change every month. We offer our walls for free - we ask for nothing in return except the pleasure and honor of showcasing these fine young artists work for the patrons of our bar to see and enjoy.

We are open 7 days a week. We can and do offer our place to events at very reasonable rates - musical, poetry, comedy, talks, birthdays, engagement and retirement parties and just good old fashioned social gatherings. We have even had a celebration of life at the coffee bar. The bar is open to the community at large to enjoy and use.

Come by and check us out. We are at 1670 Commercial Drive. We offer Commercial Drive Coffee, La Grotta del Formaggio sandwiches and treats, Cartems Donuts and Half Baked Cookies sweets, East Side Beer Food delights as well as a great selection on Grappa, Amari, Craft Beers on tap, our exclusive wines and many other alcohol refreshments.

Come down and say hello. We would love to have you drop in. We are here to serve the community of East Vancouver and Commercial Drive.

Kenny Vannucci, Domemic Bruzzese and the Owners of The Drive Coffee Bar.

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