East Vancouver

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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Gluten Friendly and Vegan! Yum! The Drive Coffee Bar and Cartems...

Have you tried the September monthly donut flavour yet? It's gluten friendly, vegan, and topped with a mulled wine glaze and a poached pear 🍐 and it's cute to boot! #thedrivecoffee #thedrivecoffeebar #thedrive #eastvan#commercialdrive

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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).

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.

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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

The Commercial Drive Coffee Company Offers 2 Types Espresso Beans

The Commercial Drive Coffee Company is proud to offer 2 varietals of Espresso Beans.

The Drive Espresso is the classic European profile of a smooth and silky coffee.  This is a Carbon Neutral and Fair Trade Organic Coffee.

The East Village Espresso is the perfect Vancouver style of espresso that has become the signature of many of our cities more popular coffee shops.  A strong dark roast that is Fairly Traded and roasted by one of our Neighbours on The Drive.

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 :-)

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.