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Killer Grilled Cheese Sandwiches On Commercial Drive!

Come down to The Drive Coffee Bar at 1670 Commercial Drive in the heart of Vancouver's Little Italy!

Check out La Grotta Del Formaggio's  creation for the Vancouver Foodster Grilled Cheese Sandwich Challenge will be hard to beat. Come down and try The Eye of the Tiger Grrrilled Cheese starting tomorrow through March 19. Available daily until sold out.

The Eye of the Tiger Grrrrilled Cheese

Price:  $7.95

Created by: Sandra Raines

Description:  Canadian Cheddar, Parmigiano Grana Padano, Blue Cheese sauce, Balsamic roasted Gala Apples, sweet caramelised onions, and toasted chopped walnuts between two slices of Country Marbled Rye, grilled with garlic butter.

Offered: during business hours at both La Grotta Del Formaggio and The Drive Coffee Bar (until sold out of daily batches).

3rd Vancouver Signature Coffee Drink Challenge at The Drive Coffee Bar

Our entry into the 3rd Vancouver Signature Coffee Drink Challenge sponsored by @vanfoodster is our very own "Vancouver Warmer Upper". A little of the four liqueurs pictured in a wonderful latte.

1/4 ounce shot of Frangelico, Grand Marnier, Kahlua, and Bailey's and a wonderful latte base... YUM!

Come by the bar at 1670 Commercial Drive and give it a try.  

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Like Us? YELP Us... Didn't Like Us, Please Tell Us...

If you like us, please Yelp Vancouver us. If you did not enjoy us, PLEASE tell us right away!

The only way we can keep improving is by you letting us know when we do things that did not meet your expectations.

Please let us know when we could have done or could be doing better.

Check us out at 1670 Commercial Drive in the heart of East Vancouver's Little Italy!

We Now Have Draft Beer Flights! Parallel 49 Beers at The Drive Coffee Bar

Why choose just one? Try a flight of 3 different beers from @parallel49beer. Available everyday.

Great Beer form another cool East Van Company...

Our Latest Cocktail - The Dark Angel - The Drive Coffee Bar

Presenting our 1st weekend cocktail special: the Dark Angel. Gin, Aperol, and muddled cucumber. Refreshing with a bite - so tasty and so refreshing...

Meetup and Event Space Available on Commercial Drive

We at The Drive Coffee Bar and Commercial Drive Coffee Company have been trying to find interesting groups that might be in need of meeting space for their organizational meetings, meetups or special events. 

We are a European style coffee bar that is fully licensed, air conditioned and with free wifi.

We are open 7 days a week and until 10:00 everyday.  We can stay open and serve until midnite.

Our place could be used as a meeting place for your meetups or events of 5-60 people.  We can normally close the place down for the right sized event and the bar bill will suffice as payment - there is no booking fee. Kind of a win / win proposition...  

We can do semi private or fully private events and have the ability to cater warm or cold foods.

We are still pretty new and just trying to see if we can grow our business in a little cooler way than just being a coffee joint.

We are 9 blocks from the Broadway and Commercial Skytrain Station and we have the #20 bus stop right out our front door as well as a designated taxi stop. We are very easy to get to via public transit. If you want to drive, there is ample paid public parking across the street.

We especially cater to any of the small and local groups that are looking for a cool spot to call their own for a few hours. 

Come by the bar and check it out.  I think you will love our spot and love our staff.



Vancouver Barista and The Drive Coffee Bar - Commercial Drive Coffee Company

Yes, we were reviewed when we were very much in our infancy. 
It was a nice review and I believe it helped us quite a bit.

We have grown up a lot since then.   We really appreciate all the honest reviews we've gotten and get. Good reviews or with "needs improvement", they all matter and help us grow.

Thank you to the folks of Commercial Drive / Grandview-Woodlands for accepting us. 
We are thrilled to be a part of the community.

A belated Merry Christmas to all and preemptive Happy New Year to all.

Thanks to the many, like Vancouver Barista, who take the time to visit and critique to allow us to become better.  You can check out the reviews of us and all the "other 99" here - click the picture.

The Vancouver Barista

The Vancouver Barista

Looking forward to an awesome 2017.

The Gallery Wall 

The Gallery Wall 

Commercial Drive Coffee Beans at The Drive Coffee Bar

The Drive Coffee Bar is very proud to be serving only Commercial Drive Coffee in our coffee bar.

Not only do we serve it to our awesome customers, we offer it in convenient 300 gram bags for our patrons to take home.  We also offer the convenience of being open early, open late and being open 7 days a week.  

You can buy our coffees almost anytime of the day :-).

We offer 3 Great Choices for the Whole Bean Coffee Drinker – Non Espresso.

The Continental is a Medium Roast Fairly Traded Coffee roasted by our Neighbours on The Drive.

Our Park Drive is a Carbon Neutral and Fair Trade Organic Dark Roast.

Our Grandview is a Carbon Neutral Fair Trade Organic Medium Roast.

All of the coffees are prepackaged in perfectly sized 300g bags that ensure freshness.

Come down to the coffee bar and try us out.  We are sure you will love the coffee in the bar and will want to take it home.

1670 Commercial Drive in the heart of East Vancouver's Little Italy.

Open late - 7 days a week