Commercial Drive In Vancouver At A Glance

Last night we dropped of my baby daughter at my parents place, then my son, wife and myself went over to Commercial Drive for some ice cream at Dolce Amore located 1 block north East 1st Avenue. The place makes real Italian ice cream right in the back, yum, yum. I brought the camera along and snapped some more pics of Commercial Drive. Usually at night we end up going to Tim Hortons because the price is right and they have nice tasting coffee. For those not from Vancouver, I recommend Commercial Drive as it has a real multicultural feel with tons of coffee shops, produce stores and so on like I mentioned last week in my “This Weekend In East Van” post.

On Commercial Drive I recommend Calabria Bar for great tasting real Italian cafe, no Starbucks bullshit. The Calabria Coffee Bar has been on Commercial for over 30 years, long before non fat Lattes became a second language for yuppies. Surprise caffe lattes and mochas weren’t invented from Starbucks in Seattle, they just knew how to market it on a HUGE scale. Enough about that, I do get carried away don’t I?

Also for cheap produce and a huge selection of Italian foods such as Mortadella and Romano cheese go to Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara market has a great selection of Italian foods, it’s run by a cool old Portuguese man who always looked pissed about something, ha ha.

And… here are the photos from Monday night:

The Drive

The Drive

Flag On Arriva Ristorante Commercial Drive

Normans Market

E 1st Ave/Commercial Drive

Bananas on Commercial Drive

JJBean Coffee house


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