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Coffee Reviews along Commercial Drive

Review of Spade: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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The new Spade café on Commercial Drive is the sweetest latecomer this year – and the most recent project by Sammy Piccolo. It’s Stop 136 on our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“A little gambling is fun.”

-Lady Gaga (from “Poker Face”)

Commercial Drive’s new Spade café breaks late out of the gate this year. But if you’re looking for the inside track, they’d be anything but an underdog.

As the latest ace-up-the-sleeve by Vancouverite Sammy Piccolo – owner of Prado Café – Spade might be his winning card. Continue reading Review of Spade: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Review of The Drive Coffee Bar: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee

Author: Shirley & Mike Wong

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We’re on Commercial Drive to visit a sweet new café so aptly named, The Drive Coffee Bar. It’s Stop 60 on our weekly Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee.

“The past is gone
It went by, like dusk to dawn.”

-Aerosmith (from “Dream On”)

On our first ever café “test drive”, we were on these same blocks, drinking coffee outside on Commercial Drive. Instead of a picturesque experience – like enjoying the fragrance of freshly brewed coffee – we were seated beside a gentleman in a BC Lions jersey, defiantly chain smoking under a clearly marked, non-smoking sign. Continue reading Review of The Drive Coffee Bar: Our Search for Vancouver’s Best Coffee