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.
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.
Do you have a special event that requires an affordable solution?
We at The Drive Coffee Bar offer a great space that is fully licensed and right on public transit lines in the middle of the City of Vancouver - right in the heart of Little Italy in East Van's Commercial Drive area.
Wanting to celebrate a birthday or retirement (pictured)? Have the desire to start a book club or informal speaking group? Do you need space for a buisness group or a meetup or just small gathering place? Do you want to jam or have a venue to practice your art of poetry or even comedy? Have a study group that needs a place to park?
Let us see if we can help you out...
We have the ability to cater (hot or cold). We have free wifi.
We obviously have great coffee and we have a staff that will do their best to make your event a success.
Come by the bar at 1670 Commercial Drive and ask for Carly or Julia and lets see if they can make your project come to life.
We would love to be able to help you out.
Yes we did! Come by and join us at 1670 Commercial Drive...
We are continuing to feature our small batch coffees at the ridiculous price of 2/$20.00 or $12.99 each!
Where else are you going to get Fair Trade, Organic Coffee Beans at those prices?!
Come by the bar and check it out - 1670 Commercial Drive in the Heart of East Vancouver's Little Italy!
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
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).